With Bermuda being such a hotspot for destination weddings, I'm often asked about various popular wedding venues in Bermuda. I thought having an overview of some of the more excellent, popular venue options might be helpful. Bermuda is less than a two-hour flight from most East Coast cities, so you couldn't ask for a more convenient location.
Our sub-tropical climate gives us beautiful conditions for most months of the year, hot summer weather from May - September with cooler, more comfortable temperatures on either side of the summer months. Our beaches are some of the best in the world and make the perfect wedding or engagement session backdrop. Many of my clients choose Bermuda for its beauty and location, which is often ideal for gatherings of family and friends in the UK and US.
Below is a summary of a small selection of Bermuda's more popular wedding venues. Each venue is beautiful, unique, and an absolute pleasure to work at. Some are better suited for certain weddings be it size, configuration or often logistics, I've touched on some of their pros and cons from a photographers and future clients perspective.
Located in the West end of the Island Cambridge Beaches is a stunning, sprawling property on a large peninsula with calm water and beaches on either side. It's undoubtedly one of my favorite properties on the Island and even my personal choice when looking for a staycation.
The property is dotted with a combination of individual cottages and clustered hotel rooms with views from every side.
The Coral Beach Club is a private members club located centrally. It's a huge property with several options for various wedding settings. They have a dedicated wedding lawn and one of the nicest beach options available; they share the Elbow Beach and have exclusive use of part of it. Also popular is the Croquet Lawn for cocktails. Their Longtail Terrace is the perfect reception location with unrivaled views and has a serious wow factor for those lucky enough to dine there.
Located in the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Princess has just seen an extensive makeover, making it one of the nicest hotels on the island. It's a busy hotel with a city feel and is generally quite full year round, as it's also popular with business travelers. The hotel has three great restaurant options, a boutique shopping area, and a spa.
The main courtyard is immaculate and flanked by the hotel with views out into Hamilton Harbour.
The Loren is quickly becoming one of Bermuda's hottest new venues. The stunning beach resort has a boutique, contemporary feel that offers unparalleled service and spacious rooms.
The resort is perfect for a destination wedding looking for a full buyout or an intimate, luxury elopement.
The Mid Ocean Beach Club is a private members club available for weddings. It has lots to offer above one of the most stunning beaches on the island. It's located in a lovely setting on the East end of the Island, adjacent to the Rosewood Beach Club. Their property features a world-class golf course, clubhouse, limited accommodations, and a beach club.
Mid Ocean BC is the perfect choice for larger weddings where you want more control. Their large, well-manicured lawn is set just above the beach with sweeping, stunning ocean views.
The Rosewood Hotel oozes sheer elegance and luxury; being a new hotel and also having just seen a major facelift, it's arguably the nicest property on the island. The hotel property features numerous levels of accommodations, many dining options, a stunning golf course and clubhouse, a dive shop, and the main beach and beach club.
There are many options for ceremony locations, with the hotel Courtyard and Beachclub being the most popular.
The Reefs has a long history of providing terrific service and has many dedicated repeat visitors. Set on a cliff with a private beach below, it has everything you need for a small to medium-sized wedding.
Caso's Point is their wedding ceremony location of choice and is a large deck set out over the water at the end of the property. Totally unique in how it's located it offers unobstructed view of the ocean along with privacy from the rest of the hotel.
Sandymount is a new wedding venue, unlike any other venue on this list. It is a residential property that recently moved into the vacation rental market and is also perfect for weddings. Described as a luxury villa, it features many unique Bermudian elements not found anywhere.
The property and structures are typical of older Bermuda charm, featuring traditional residential construction that has been upgraded over the years.
Unlike the other venues on this page, the Unfinished Church is a ceremony-only option. No other amenities are present, but I thought it should be highlighted as one of the best local options for a Ceremony location.
Set on the outskirts and overlooking the old Town of St. George's, the Unfinished Church is just that - a partially built church that has become very popular with destination weddings in recent years.
Astwood Park, Botanical Gardens, Cambridge House, Chaplin Bay, Christ Church, Coco Reef, Commissioners House, Cooper's Island, Elbow Beach, Fort Scaur, Four Ways, Gibbons Gardens, Grape Bay, Grotto Bay Hotel, Horseshoe, Holy Trinity Church, Jobsons Cove Jobsons CoveJobsons Cove, Ledgelets, Nationa l Museum, Pompano Beach Club, Somers Gardens, Southlands, Stonehole, Southampton Fairmont, Tome Moore's, Whale Bay, Warwick Long Bay