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Get yourself to Nassau and we'll refund the ticket to Andros.
Get money off for your flight, get money off for diving.
Great fishing, great offers.
Hop on over, we've got great access for private pilots and now it's even more affordable.
The Bahamas is made for island hopping and Andros is even better.
Getting to Andros Island, The Bahamas is very easy!
We may be slightly off the beaten path, but that's a big
part of our appeal. Even though we're not in the center of a big tourist hub (thankfully!) we're really quite accessible.
(more info on getting to Andros)
Small Hope's Tropical Island Weddings and Honeymoons Get married on the beach in a simple ceremony by the sea. We'll arrange it all, plus a reception for up to forty of your closest friends and family. All you have to do is show up!
For more than forty years, weddings have been a celebrated part of life at Small Hope Bay. Three generations of Birches have been married here. We'll bring a family warmth and tropical style to your Bahamas wedding day.
We let the natural beauty of our Bahamas island beaches provide the magnificent backdrop. We take care of everything – from arranging the paperwork and contacting the appropriate officials to perform the ceremony, to hosting your reception, including tasty appetizers of our island specialties. An elegant, tropical-style wedding cake, and sparkling champagne complete the celebration that usually rolls right into the dinner hour at Small Hope Bay Lodge.
We will capture the event on video, using your favorite music for the ceremony and reception. We will also take your digital pictures for you. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the moment! You might even want to stick around for the honeymoon, and enjoy our honeymoon cabin and the great packages we have to offer!
As with all things in life the weather can be a bit unpredictable. If it rains, we can have your ceremony inside our glass room or lounge. Whatever the situation, we will take care of everything so you can relax and have a wonderful wedding day.
Let us know if you are interested in some of our wedding add-ons including: Personalized Androsia Wedding Table Cloths and/or Napkins; Androsia Wedding Favors and Apparel (scarves, pareos, shirts, dresses, etc); Live DJ music or band. Please inquire with our office staff for costs.
Something else in mind? Let us know and we will do our best to make it happen!
You can get married in our pine grove, on the beach, on a secluded cay, or even underwater (please give us advance notice for that, the only minister in the area who can scuba dive is in Nassau). If you would like to renew your vows, we would be happy to accommodate that. We strive to have your Bahamas Wedding be an event to remember fondly.
The usual confirmations concerning present single status and eligibility for marriage are required. Non-Bahamians wishing to get married in the Bahamas need to be in the country 24 hours prior to applying for a marriage license. A Bahamian-issued marriage license is valid for 90 days (see rates page for cost).; no blood tests are required.
"Thanks to everyone for the best island wedding and honeymoon that anyone could possibly have. The video is great, the photos are great, the memories are unbelievable and certainly do not translate into mere words when we're trying to tell our fellow island-lovers what it is really like at Small Hope Bay Lodge. Our major quandry now (after the new sailboat, of course) is whether we can wait until our anniversary date for another visit, or if we're gonna have to have a practice run before then just to keep our hands in. Many, many, many thanks."
-- Tom & Terri Nelson
Small Hope Bay Lodge is happy to assist you with obtaining a marriage license through our local government offices when you reach Andros. Please note that while ceremonies are performed during the weekend, all paperwork and associated business must take place during normal Government office hours, Monday through Friday.
The Bahamas is a primarily Christian country, and we often use the services of local church Ministers to perform our wedding ceremonies. If this is unsuitable to you, please feel free to discuss your preferences with us.
Minister/Commissioner stipend is extra.