Following on from yesterday’s post, let’s talk destination weddings. I know some of you are around the same age as me and either have been dreaming of a wedding, just gotten engaged, planning a wedding or have been through your own wedding. No matter which category you’re in let’s take a moment to explore the idea of a destination wedding.
So what really is a destination wedding? A destination wedding is defined as marrying at least 100miles from where the bride currently lives. So imagine the options that definition opens up for you — the world really is your playground. It is also an opportunity for couples to celebrate their marriage at a gorgeous destination of their choosing away from home. You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd.
I was lucky enough to be invited by The Coral Beach & Tennis Resort in Bermuda to help cover the possibility of Bermuda as YOUR potential wedding destination (that’s right it could be YOURS). Let’s talk about Bermuda for a second. Forget everything you know about the Bermuda Triangle. Bermuda is a beautiful country island situated east of the United States of America. It’s about an hour and a half plane ride from New York City and the waters are clear blue.
As we touched down in Bermuda we saw a line of cute white step-like roofed houses. Their walls range from all different colours of the rainbow but they all had one thing in common, the white limestone roofs. The reason all houses in Bermuda have white stepped roofs is because the island of Bermuda has no fresh-water springs, rivers or lakes. The white step-like roofs are designed to harvest rain. The steps slow the rainfall helping the gutters to collect the water and store it in a tank under the house.
The Coral Beach & Tennis Resort is located in the middle of the island and is approximately a 25 minute taxi ride from the Airport. If you’d like you can ask the resort to organise a taxi to be pre-booked and wait for you at the arrivals. The 25 minute ride is quite scenic and you’ll enjoy seeing the clear blue seas – something we rarely see in Australia or the United States of America.
Upon arrival we are greeted by super friendly staff and taken to our room. Our room has an amazing ocean view and each room is different so each guest would have a unique experience. There are individual rooms and there are also 2,3 or 4 bedroom style housing to accommodate for families or to accommodate as a place for the bridal party to get ready with hair and make up as well as any family members to be housed together. In total there are 9 cottages interspersed throughout the lush gardens as well as 26 rooms and 5 suites adjacent to the clubhouse offering spectacular views of the beach and ocean. (All with private terraces!)
The uniqueness of The Coral Beach & Tennis Resort is that it provides such a huge amount of venue choices. You have the wedding lawn which is a spacious grass area near the entrance. Here you can have the ceremony, cocktails & canapes or even a buffet style sit down for the bigger groups.
For those opting for more of a sit down style three course menu the resort have the Long Tail terrace restaurant which can seat up to 100-150 people. This is perfect for a beautiful sit down overlooking the scenic beach.
The possibilities are endless and it’s not only a venue for your wedding but a place where all your guests can enjoy
the facilities and not worry about leaving. There are just that many things on offer that your guests will be feeling comfortably right at home here. With activities such as golfing, tennis, swimming and snorkelling at the beach, squash, croquet, relaxing spa treatments and the various restaurants on offer – there will definitely be no shortage of fun to be had. But why believe my words when you can see for yourself through these pictures.
Let me know your thoughts on destination weddings, would you have them?