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Eloping in Bermuda: The Romantic Escape of a Lifetime

It’s easy to get married in one of the world’s top honeymoon spots.

Bermuda destination wedding on a sailboat

A Bermuda destination wedding on the water

Pink-sand beaches, elegant seaside resorts and sun-soaked adventures make Bermuda a legendary honeymoon destination – but more and more couples are tying the knot here during their island escape. Eloping in Bermuda is simple and promises countless beautiful memories the two of you will share for a lifetime.

Couple Your Nuptials With an Island Honeymoon

When the two of you say “I do” during your island escape, the start of your married life will be marked by romantic days spent relaxing on sunny beaches or beside a sparkling pool, exploring stylish towns and discovering natural wonders. See sunset from a sailboat, golf along coastal cliffsides or get a couple’s massage in a sparkling cave. Whatever your style, the elopement and honeymoon of your dreams awaits – and it’s all just about two hours from the U.S. East Coast.

Couple enjoying the cool waters of one of our underwater caves.

Couple enjoying the cool waters of one of our underwater caves.

Ultra-Romantic Hotels & Resorts

Depending on your style, your dream honeymoon may entail a week (or three) spent luxuriating at a well-appointed resort on manicured grounds overlooking a pink-sand beach. Or a boutique hotel in the heart of the cosmopolitan capital, Hamilton. Or a lovely bed and breakfast on the outskirts of historic Town of St. George. Or a tucked-away rental that’ll be your own island hideaway. Whatever kind of home base you seek for your ultra-romantic getaway, find it out here in Bermuda. Explore places to stay.

Exciting Restaurants & Private Chefs

With cuisine that features exotic fruits like loquats, rich island spices and fresh seafood, Bermuda’s cuisine is as exciting as it is diverse. It’s where codfish is for breakfast and rum cake is what’s for dessert. Find romantic restaurants with fresh, innovative fare, or hire a private chef to create a dinner for two amid a gorgeous natural backdrop. Have a luxurious custom picnic, or get a to-go sandwich to savour in a secluded spot overlooking turquoise seas.

Eloping in Bermuda: How to Make it Happen

Ready to plan the romantic wedding escape of a lifetime? While it’s simple to do here, there’s a little you need to know before you start packing.

A couple walks on the Beach at Jobson's Cove in Bermuda

Walking the beach at Jobson's Cove

Documents You’ll Need

First, you need to file a Notice of Intended Marriage form at least 15 days ahead of your planned elopement, and pay the required fees. After the 15-day waiting period, you’ll receive a marriage license that’s valid for up to three months after it’s issued, which you’ll give to your officiant (who may be secular or religious). See the steps in detail.

Ceremony Venue Options

As for the ceremony venue, you can choose from the Office of the Registry General’s Marriage Room (the least expensive option), government-run parks and beaches, churches and even a sailing yacht like the UberVida or the Zara.

Getting married during a romantic Bermuda escape will certainly simplify your wedding-planning process, but chances are, you’ll still want to elevate your day with features and services like flowers, a photographer and perhaps a bespoke picnic spread to celebrate your newlywed status over a beach sunset. An on-island wedding planner can help connect you to vendors to help turn your intimate elopement the wedding of your dreams.

Find more info about weddings in Bermuda, including the latest on Covid-19-related traveller guidelines and group restrictions.