When it comes to destination weddings in the Bahamas, The Cove, Eleuthera is a property that caters to couples in search of refinement, effortless luxury, and a pristine Bahamian setting. From micro weddings to larger celebrations, couples and their guests are in for a truly unique experience. Mikaela Kostaras, Corporate Wedding Sales Manager, shares more about what to expect when planning a wedding at The Cove, Eleuthera below.
GO: If you had to describe The Cove, Eleuthera in three words, what would they be?
A: Unforgettable, Picturesque, Luxurious
GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: While The Cove typically books weddings up to 16 months in advance, the resort is able to accommodate wedding groups with as little as three months' notice (based on availability).
GO: What is the resort’s capacity limit?
A: The Cove, Eleuthera is an intimate, 55-room resort built on happiness that instantly transports you to a simpler way of life. Our resort can accommodate up to 125 guests in our 55 rooms and suites.
GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available?
A: The Cove does not take more than one wedding over a selected date, as we want couples to feel that their moment is truly special. For weddings over 20 persons January through April, and over 40 persons for May through December, we do require a complete buyout of our resort ('resort exclusive'). Rates for a resort exclusive vary, based on pattern/day of week confirmed.
GO: What spaces are available for planning a wedding ceremony and reception?
A: The Cove is home to spectacular seaside ceremony and reception venues that set the stage for a truly unforgettable occasion. The Pointe is an ideal locale for the ceremony – this is our bluff that extends over Caribbean waters. For a more relaxed beach event, we have two private white sand beaches on property. Other reception options include the palm tree-lined Palm Court and Pool Promenade, which boasts striking views of the Caribbean waters beyond.
GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives, and activities The Cove, Eleuthera offers a couple?
A: The Cove features two private white sand beaches, a spa and fitness center, oceanfront dining, and an open-air sunset bar inspired by the island's aquatic bounty. From snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking to more relaxed pursuits, such as lounging by the hilltop infinity pool, guests have a bevy of options at their fingertips.
GO: Food is such an important factor when planning a wedding. What can you share with us about your menu customization and options?
A: The Cove does not have set menus or food and beverage packages, as all menus are customized to meet our couple's unique event vision. You will find that The Cove has an amazing culinary team for being a remotely-located resort in the Bahamas Islands. While the Bahamas is traditionally known for fried fare, our guests have more refined palates, so we do our best to pay homage to the islands and use local, fresh produce and seafood, while curating menus that meet the desires of our wedding couples. Our team will work directly with you to plan the menus for the event – we do not have standard "banquet menus" as other conference-focused hotels do.
GO: What amenities does the resort offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: The Cove, Eleuthera is a wedding destination for couples looking for a unique event that blends the serene and true island style of Eleuthera with the elevated resort quality and service our team brings. We believe weddings should be intimate, and special – our events are personalized, not packaged like other resort offerings. The resort offers a bevy of upscale amenities including: two private beaches, oceanfront infinity pool, on-site restaurants and room service dining options, Nespresso coffee makers in each room, soaking tubs and outdoor showers (select rooms), concierge service, air conditioning, private boat excursions, laundry/valet services, Island tour planning, sunrise stretch and sunset yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, beach cruisers, Spa services, Fitness center, Movie and game room, and pet-friendly accommodations. The Cove Guest Experience Team is at your service to help coordinate travel plans, airport transfers, resort or island activities during your stay.