Luxury Destination Wedding Location in The Bahamas

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Quite possibly the best, relaxed luxury you’ll find in the Caribbean, The Cove Eleuthera is The Bahamas’ best kept secret. I got the opportunity to check out the boutique property recently and few hotels are designed more perfectly for destination weddings than this.   It would be hard to relocate for your honeymoon and ever leave, so I suggest you don’t.

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A destination wedding at this spot means picturesque nature 360 degrees. For your ceremony site, how about standing on a point straddling two bays in the Caribbean for views on all sides? You and your fiancé can literally say “I do” between two beautiful, white sand beaches.

From there, cocktails could be served at the Greecian-esque outdoor bar perched overlooking one of those breathtaking bays.

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When you’re ready for your group to reset and relocate for dinner, there’s an expansive infinity pool deck awaiting your wedding reception just steps away with equally as stunning of a view – from all sides.

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In the event of rain, the modern, white, and perfectly appointed restaurant will not only suffice but serve as a swanky spot to dance the night away in.

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Or, should a true beach wedding be more your destination style, celebrate in the sand on either private beach – just take your pick!

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And the best part about The Cove Eleuthera? With only 57 rooms (mostly bungalows and private villas), it’s built for a buy-out. Just imagine, you and all your favorite friends and family taking over this 40 acre property, strolling through 600 palm trees seeking out fresh coconut water, napping amongst the 30 hammocks, and bumping into each other not only at dinner, but perhaps around the point during an afternoon snorkel or paddleboard session.

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It’s truly the perfect home away from home for a wedding party – even the rooms are wedding chic white in color! And for the newlyweds, opt for one of the beachfront three bedroom villas complete with butler service and private infinity pool (and double it as a welcome cocktail spot or post-wedding brunch venue).

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Then bring in a rake and scrape band for some local tunes, serve up some fresh lionfish (that’s caught off the reef to help eradicate them from the area), and toast with an “I Love the Cove” cocktail – complete with fresh sage and you’ve got yourself the perfect destination wedding party.

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Saying “I do” to the island of Eleuthera and The Cove means your happily ever after begins the minute you touch down in this paradise.

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All Photos from Enchantment Group.

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Getting Married at One&Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas

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If you want a wedding with oodles of privacy, lots of luxury, an authentic island experience, and a bit off the beaten’ path, but don’t actually want to go off the beaten’ path, then One&Only Ocean Club is for you.  The Caribbean property, located on the somewhat secluded side of Paradise Island in the Bahamas, is one with old world charm, new world amenities and a calming spirit that lends itself perfectly to a peaceful and perfect destination wedding.  I had the chance to explore this tropical paradise, and from the moment I touched down, I completely unplugged.  And that’s not always easy to do!  But I guess when this is your view from your suite, it gets easier…

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Or the view from this pool!

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So what makes this property stand out from the rest?  Well, to start, it has one of, if not, THE most spectacular ceremony site I’ve seen at a resort.  See what I mean!?

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Ancient cloisters were flown in from monasteries throughout Europe and erected atop a beautiful garden hillside overlooking the crystal clear blue Caribbean waters.  Need I say more?  It’s the perfect place to say “I do” if you want that feeling of a spiritual ceremony without getting married in a church.  And if that’s not your style, the backdrop equally transforms your event into a grand affair with the comfortable formality only an Oscar De La Renta dress in the sand only could create.

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From ceremony to reception, you and your guests can tent the neighboring lawn and dance the night away, move to the beachside and drink cocktails on the deck; or depending on the size of the event, even retire to one of the villas fit for royalty (and rumor has it that Hollywood royalty call this location home regularly).  The food is superb, the service is always friendly with a smile, and the rooms are welcoming, spacious, and anchored with amazing tubs (sign of a good stay).

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One&Only Ocean Club is prime for a buyout so you and your guests can have the entire run of the property and rest and relax poolside or beachside with the serene luxury they provide.  If you and your friends are looking for a little more action, host a room block at their nearby sister properties at the Atlantis Resort.  Guests can draw out the kid in them at the waterpark, or dine at one of their 20+ incredible restaurants, then return to the quiet romance of the One&Only Ocean Club.

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White sand, clear blue waters, epic weather, the beauty of the past with the luxury of the future – what more could you ask for from your destination wedding location?

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Well, how about bathrooms as beautiful as these?!  This was my tub, fit for royalty for sure!

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Thank you Anna, One&Only, and the entire staff at Ocean Club for an unforgettable experience at one of my now favorite destination wedding locations on earth!

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Paradise Island, The Bahamas

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Coco Cay, The Bahamas

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