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Small Weddings & Minimonies: Less is More in Bermuda

Filled with alluring natural beauty and sophisticated culture, Bermuda is the ideal place for the intimate island wedding of your dreams.

A wedding ceremony at Bermuda's Unfinished Church

The Unfinished Church is a stunning setting for any wedding

| Credit: Amanda Temple

Bermuda's beaches, gardens, terraces and other open-air spots offer dream-like settings for small destination weddings and “minimonies.”* Gorgeous hotels, excellent food and island adventures will elevate your nuptial experience. Here’s all you need to know about planning the open-air wedding of your dreams.

DESTINATION: DREAM WEDDING

Thinking of tying the knot in Bermuda surrounded by your closest loved ones? Once you feast your eyes on the island's mesmerising natural beauty and colourful architecture – and learn how easy it is to plan a wedding here – there’ll be no turning back. Here are some basics (including guidance on Covid-19 protocols) for planning a wedding in Bermuda.

A newlywed couple walks along a secluded shore in Bermuda.

Gorgeous outdoors settings abound in Bermuda, and are the perfect backdrop for a wedding.

Unforgettable Outdoor Settings Year-Round

Whatever time of year you want to get married, a mild climate and abundant sunshine mean there’s an absolutely beautiful outdoor space in Bermuda that’s just the right style for your gathering. Say “I do” in a secluded cove surrounded by dramatic coastal rock formations, like Jobson’s Cove. Celebrate your love among the orchids in a colourful garden setting like Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Make it official on the deck of a luxury catamaran like UberVida. You can even rent an island for a bespoke, completely private wedding experience. The list of amazing Bermuda wedding venues goes on.

Accommodations & Elevated Dining

Make your Bermuda destination wedding experience exactly what you want, from places to stay to things to do. You’ll find beach resorts with luxe amenities and incredible ocean views, intimate cottages in lush settings, boutique art hotels, island hideaways (including islands you can literally rent) and waterfront vacation homes.

As for dining, Bermuda’s inventive food and drink scene offers a diverse range of exciting culinary experiences to complement your wedding vision. Let alfresco dining at Bermuda restaurants set the scene for your reception as elevated, internationally informed island cuisine delights your guests. For a memorable post-minimony meal, Eettafel will create a gorgeous luxury picnic spread of your choosing – champagne can be included. Or, choose from a list of brilliant private chefs who’ll create a custom menu for your celebration – wherever your petite island soirée may be.

A small group of people sits in the sand around a low, gorgeously decorated table with food, drink and flowers.

Private beachside dining by Eettafel is an elegant, customisable experience.

Unique Attractions & Experiences

While you’re here, there are plenty of fun tours and excursions you can experience pre- and post-wedding day. Book a nature excursion with Hidden Gems, or take in the historic sites of Royal Naval Dockyard on a Segway tour. 

START PLANNING

Bermuda places the highest importance on the health and safety of visitors and residents alike. See full guidance on the Bermuda Government’s Travel Protocols page.

Short Flight from the U.S. East Coast

Bermuda is just a two-hour flight from the U.S. East Coast – even less if you’re flying from New York. Family & friends can easily find direct and connecting flights from Boston, New York, Atlanta and other cities. See current Bermuda flight schedule.

Seasoned Wedding Professionals

Planning your wedding is easy and worry-free, thanks to Bermuda’s talented on-island wedding planners, who will work with vendors and suppliers who are the right fit for making your vision of your big day happen. To check out caterers, chefs, musicians, florists and photographers and find a wedding planner, browse profiles of Bermuda wedding suppliers.

A wedding table setting in Bermuda with the Atlantic as a backdrop

Out here, celebration always comes with a view.

| Credit: Amanda Temple

Paperwork & Licensing Requirements

Once the excitement of planning your Bermuda wedding is underway, keep in mind there are a few required steps, which start with filling out a Notice of Intended Marriage form at least 15 days prior to your wedding, and paying the required marriage licencing fees. See all the Bermuda Government’s marriage requirements. Then comes selecting a venue and finding an officiant and two witnesses. See everything you need to know about getting married in Bermuda.

*When planning any visit to Bermuda, please stay up to date on the Bermuda Government's latest travel guidelines.