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Staniel Cay Yacht Club takes pride in providing a full range of catering services, including weddings, theme parties, and off-property catering. Our culinary staff serves up exceptional menus and are pleased to offer our guests four courses paired with an extensive selection of wines and spirits. Our splendid island flavors include the freshest seafood to the finest cuts of meat, fresh produce, and decadent homemade desserts. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your event at Staniel Cay Yacht Club, and we look forward to serving you!

The Staniel Cay Yacht Club provides a breathtaking setting for weddings and private events in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Let us host your next event & provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Weddings in The Bahamas

Transform your wedding day into the fairy tale you always dreamed of with help from the experts at Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Whether you want an intimate ceremony on the beach or a more significant celebration complete with catering and entertainment, we can make it happen. Our team will work with you to create a unique menu that perfectly matches your taste, and our beautiful locations will provide the perfect backdrop for your big day. Experience what paradise is all about, and let us take care of the details!



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Resort Locations

Staniel Cay Yacht Club Outdoor Locations

(1) SCYC Tropical Poolside Lounge

– Seated and/or buffet reception capacity up to 60 people

– Requires full rental of all poolside bungalows

(2) SCYC Marina Deck

– Available until 11 PM daily year-round

– Reception capacity up to 50 people (not seated)

(3) Sea Grape Lounge

– Available until 11 PM daily year-round

– Reception capacity up to 75 people (not seated)

Indoor Location

(1) Sea Level Restaurant

– Available to 11 PM daily year-round

– Seated and/or buffet reception capacity up to 75 people

(2) Captains Lounge

– Available to 11 PM daily year-round

– Seated and/or buffet reception capacity up to 40 people

Guest Room Requirements

Guest Room Requirements

When a Tropical Poolside Lounge location is desired, we require rental all poolside bungalows and Villa. A 2-night minimum stay is required. Longer lengths of stay may be required during holiday or special event weekends. For all other site locations, this room requirement is waived.

Deposit and Payment

Deposit and Payment

An initial non-refundable deposit of 100% of the site fee is required upon signing a  contract to hold your event on a confirmed/definite basis. Initial deposits are only accepted in the form of check or money order. An additional non-refundable payment of 50% of the room deposit fee is required upon signing the contract. 50%  non-refundable deposit for all anticipated charges is due 90 days prior to your event. The final non-refundable payment of anticipated charges is due at the end of your event. The final payment needs to be made by cashier’s check, cash, or a major credit card. The final accounting will be done after your event. If there has been an overpayment, a refund will be made after accounting reconciliation.



We require a minimum number of guests to be guaranteed by 12:00 noon, 5 business  days prior to your event. Once this number is provided, your guest count can be  increased but cannot be decreased. The day of the event you will be charged for this  guaranteed number or the actual number of guests served, whichever is greater.

Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

A $135 per guest Food Fee is required for our four-course dinner. This includes the options of buffet or seated service. See Reception Menu for details. Special menu requests can be accommodated.

All Beverage items must be supplied and served by Staniel Cay Yacht Club. A $250 per bar fee includes a bartender and set up of premium and well liquors, selection of beer and wine. See Bar Package Menu for details and pricing. Special Beverage requests can be accommodated. Bar pricing will be applied.

Service Charge and Taxes

Service Charge and Taxes

All charges are subject to 12% Value Added Tax (VAT). In addition, food and beverage  charges are subject to a 15% service gratuity fee.


We are more than happy to recommend live entertainment options for your event. We will provide the set-up of power, staging, lighting, and any additional requirements necessary for the entertainment. There will be an entertainment surcharge based on the Band’s standard fee.

Weather Policy for Outdoor Functions

Weather Policy for Outdoor Functions

Staniel Cay Yacht Club reserves the right to make the final decision to relocate an  outdoor function to a designated indoor area if weather conditions are expected in the  vicinity that may adversely affect the ability to properly service the function and/or  endanger the safety of guests and staff members. The decision will be made no less than  5 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. Should this decision be delayed  or overridden by the host/patron and it results in a double setup of the function, an  additional special setup fee of $15.00 plus service charge and tax, per guest.



How to Obtain a Bahamian Marriage License

Planning to say “I do” in the Exuma Cays?

You can view or download a Bahamian marriage license application here.
Both you and your partner will need to be in The Bahamas for at least 24 hours before applying for a license at the Registrar General’s office in Nassau. The exception is for guests who arrive via cruise ship – in this case; you’ll need a letter from the Ship’s Purser/Guest Services to confirm you have been in Bahamian waters for 24 hours. Two witnesses aged 18 or older must sign your marriage license, and witnesses can be provided if necessary.

You’ll receive your marriage license the day after you apply, and it’s valid for 90 days. The fee for a marriage license is $120, which includes one certified copy of a marriage certificate.

Can I get married the same day I arrive in The Bahamas?


No, for you to marry, both parties must reside in The Bahamas 24 hours before the date of the marriage application. If you arrive via cruise ship, you’ll be required to obtain a letter from the ship’s purser confirming that you have met the residency period by being in the Bahamian waters for 24 hours.

How do I apply for a marriage license in The Bahamas?


In Nassau Paradise Island, marriage licenses are issued at the office of the Registrar General, located at #50 Shirley Street, Shirley House. Telephone (242) 323-0594/5/6; fax (242) 323-7908. This office is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4 pm. The office is closed on weekends and during U.S. and Bahamian Public Holidays*. For applications, follow the links for marriage licenses and marriage certificates.

Can I apply for a marriage license by mail?
No, you cannot. Both parties must be present in The Bahamas at the time of application for a marriage license.

Will my marriage be legal in my resident country?

Many countries now require that official documents, such as international marriage certificates, be certified by the issuing country. In The Bahamas, this means that an Apostille (a special seal) is applied by the relevant authority to certify that a document is a true copy of an original. The Apostille can be made available to you within 30 days of the request. Your Wedding Planner or Marriage Officer will assist you in this regard.

If I am divorced or a widow, can I still get married in The Bahamas?

If I am divorced, can I still get married in The Bahamas?
Yes, but you must present an original final divorce decree or a certified copy with a raised or color seal.

If I am widowed, can I still get married in The Bahamas?
Yes, but you must produce a death certificate for the deceased spouse.

Registrar General in Nassau

Please note: For couples getting married in  the Bahamas, marriage licenses and certificates are issued at the office of the Registrar General in Nassau. This office is open to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. An advanced license application appointment is required.
Address: P.O. Box N-532 Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone:(242) 323-0594, (242) 323-0595, (242) 323-0597
Fax: (242) 322-5553, (242) 393-7908

Marriage Forms

Required Documents

* Couples wishing to get married in The Bahamas must provide a government-issued photo ID from their country of residence (for example, a valid passport).

* You’ll need proof of your date of arrival in The Bahamas. Use your Bahamas Immigration Card or the entry stamp in your passport as proof of your arrival date.

* If you’re single and have never been married before, you’ll need a declaration certifying this fact. This can be sworn before a notary public or another person authorized to administer oaths in your country of residence. You’ll need this document when you apply for a marriage license. If you prefer, you can also make this declaration in The Bahamas with an attorney-at-law or notary public.

* If you are a minor under 18 years of age, you must have written parental consent to get married in The Bahamas. Consent forms can be obtained from the Registrar General’s office.
* If you’re divorced, you must produce an original final divorce decree or a certified copy with a raised or color seal.
* If you are widowed, you must produce a death certificate for the deceased spouse.

The Registrar General’s Office in Nassau is open to the public from Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, closed on Bahamian holidays. Contact the office at (242) 323-0594 with any questions.



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