Steps to Getting
Married in The Bahamas
A couple should arrive in the Bahamas at least three
days before the wedding date to facilitate an
interview with Barrington Brennen and to place an
application for the marriage license. The
Bahamas Law states that the couple must reside in The Bahamas for 24 hours prior to the
application date. A Bahamian-issued license to get
married is valid for 90 days for those seeking an early
The marriage license fee of $100 ($B/$US ) is
paid to the Marriage Registry, Shirley Street,
The marriage officer will require a fee to officiate
at the wedding. The fee will be communicated to the
couple after submission of the Wedding Request Form
Divorced persons are required to present their
Print and complete the
Wedding Request Form and e-mail it to the
address shown below.
in The Bahamas
The marriage officer
lives on the Island of New Providence, The Bahamas.
This is usually the destination of choice.
However, couples may choose another Bahamian island for
their wedding. Couples may choose to have a
wedding at their hotel, in a church, on
the beach, in a park or garden, or any where else they
Here are a few location
ideas for a wedding in The Bahamas (couples can explore
on their own):
Type of Wedding Ceremony
Couples may choose
a religious, traditional wedding based on their faith
tradition or a civil one. The length of the
ceremony is the couple's choice.
It can be just a few minutes to much longer.