For a memorable event in an unforgettable outdoor space the island's oceanfront fortresses, lush gardens and alluring private islands are nothing short of enchanting. So get your event out of the auditorium and into the open air with these venues.
Fully customizable and centrally located on Front Street, Pier 6 is an exceptional, year-round outdoor event space with 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour. Laid bare, this purpose-built structure allows for productions ranging from intimate to large. The perfect stage for conventions, weddings, concerts and private gatherings, up to 450 guests fit comfortably inside and 550 can fit on the patio. Managed by Class Act Designs, the experienced team can help coordinate down to the finest details, from linens and lighting to local musicians to set the mood for themed events and celebrations with plenty of room for parking.
The site of community celebrations, including Oktoberfest and the Christmas Market as well as many a wedding, the Victorian victualling yard is an historical treasure – though it was once a storage area for food and drink supplies of the Royal Navy. Managed by the West End Development Corporation (WEDCO) and, the open square is lined by palmettos and two large historic buildings once used as warehouse spaces. The romantic, open air venue is gorgeous for saying vows and receptions can be held in one of the many indoor venues and restaurants in the Royal Naval Dockyard.
Barr’s Bay Park
With water access, street parking and entry directly from Front Street, Barr’s Bay Park is a top choice for outdoor events. Overlooking Hamilton Harbour, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club marina, it has played host to the Bermuda Street Food Festival, summer concerts, fitness classes and yoga events. It’s easy to close off the space for exclusive events – a winding footpath is ideal for controlled entry and exit. Even with a capacity of up to 2000, events feel intimate and special.
Scaur Hill Fort Park
Overlooking the Great Sound and Ely’s Harbour, Scaur Hill Fort and Park is a favourite space for dramatic views and outdoor events where you need to make an impact. Sitting alongside the old Railway Trail, the historic fort offers some of the best panoramic views of Bermuda’s West End. Built in the late 1860s, it includes a massive dry moat backed by tall ramparts that once held a pair of 64-pound cannons. The surrounding park encompasses 22 acres, with many paths, picnic areas and restroom facilities. It is easily accessible by car or bus.
A UNESCO World Heritage site at the heart of St. George’s, Somers Garden is a gorgeous park with a moon gate and flower gardens just off of King's Square. Romantic and steeped in history, it was named for Sir George Somers, whose heart is reportedly buried in the peaceful space. A popular outdoor event space for weddings and picnics, it has also played host to a Christmas light display and ice-skating rink. Local vendors and restaurants are close at hand, making it a dream space for outdoor gatherings.
Small but brimming with natural beauty, Long Island’s Island House is a picturesque property, popular for weddings and receptions. The venue can accommodate 150 people. Rental includes parking for guests at Waterfront Properties, as well as an events manager to coordinate catering, bar, staffing and tents. Ceremonies are typically hosted on the Western Lawn overlooking Paradise Lake; the Eastern and Upper Lawn face the Great Sound and are ideal for seated dinner events. Photo opportunities can be found on the patios, balconies, rustic arbour and natural surroundings. The island’s small peninsula even has a tiny lighthouse.