Steps to Getting Married in The Bahamas

  1. A couple can contact Barrington Brennen, the Marriage Officer, via a WhatsApp call 242-477-4002 or land phone 242-327-1980, or email marriage@soencouragement.org to begin planning for the wedding.
  2. Destination couples should arrive in the Bahamas two to three three days before the wedding date to facilitate preparation for the wedding.
  3. The couple is required, as soon as possible, to email to the Registrar at marriagelicence@bahamas.gov.bs  requesting to make an appointment for an interview with he Registrar to get the license to get married in The Bahamas.  This license gives the Marriage Officer authority to do the marriage ceremony.  The license is to be given to the Marriage Officer.
  4. The license to get married is valid for 90 days.  In other words a couple would have one to ninety days to get married.
  5. The marriage license fee of  $100 ($B/$US ) is paid to the Marriage Registry, Shirley Street, Nassau.
  6. Take both passports when attending the interview.
  7. If anyone is forty years old or over, a sworn affidavit of bachelorhood / spinsterhood is needed.
  8. If anyone is divorced, a certified copy of the divorce papers is needed.
  9. If anyone is a foreigner, proof of status in the country is required along with an affidavit of bachelorhood / spinsterhood if the person has never been married. Please print out the application form to complete in its entirety to bring along with you if you do not already have one. Kindly state your contact information.
  10. Divorced persons are required to present their divorce documents.
  11. Click her for the application for a marriage License that must signed by a Marriage Officer, or Justice of the Peace, or Notary Public in your territory.  If you life in The Bahamas, Barrington Brennen can sign this documents.

 

 

Helpful Links

 

The Cake Artist

Take A Bite Bahamas

Creative Wedding Cakes

by Jessica Wilson

1-242-432 4861

 

Wedding Decoration

Beyond the Decor

 

 

Forms  For Marriage Officers

Forms

 

Bahamas Bridal Association

 

Four Links To

Really Modest Wedding Dresses

Totally Modest

Latter Day Bride and Gown

 

Wedding Songs

Recessional Wedding Songs

Processional Wedding Songs

Wedding Songs

 

 

Brennen's Wedding Request Form and Fees

  • If you are requesting Barrington Brennen to do your wedding, download, print, and fill out application form

  • Take application to Barrington Brennen and/or email to marriage@soencouragement.org

  • Note that Brennen facilities for a wedding are not available on Saturdays.

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Wedding Location 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 may select.

 

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. 

 

Online Payment Option