If you are looking for something different from the traditional church or classic Bermuda beach wedding, consider one of the charming historic homes or beautiful open spaces belonging to the Bermuda National Trust (BNT).
“The Bermuda National Trust offers beautiful and unusual wedding venues for your special day,” says the BNT’s director of development Kelly Way. “Every bride wants a memorable, romantic, and often traditional wedding, and our sites resonate with that special atmosphere, tradition and elegance which will make your day perfect.
“Why not exchange your vows at one of our charming historic homes which provide incredibly elegant settings to enhance your wedding day?” says Way. “Or let the romance of your wedding day resonate in one of our spectacular and treasured open spaces?”
Venues include Verdmont in Smith’s Parish—an historic home, dating from 1710, with Georgian architecture, gracious rooms, spectacular gardens and ocean vistas. Built about 1725, Waterville in Paget is another Trust property worth considering, with its Victorian period décor, waterside gardens, a formal rose garden, spacious lawns and an elegant gazebo perfect for a romantic ceremony. For outdoor receptions, Waterville can provide for a maximum of 200 people, while Verdmont can host 75. Indoors, Waterville has a drawing room, complete with fireplace, available for a maximum of 30 people, while Verdmont can host 40 people for a sit-down dinner and 60 for cocktails.
Aside from these properties, there are many “unspoiled nature reserves and open spaces to choose from that are perfect for nature lovers seeking simplicity in the beauty of the island’s natural landscape,” says Way.
The Bermuda National Trust recommends Island Restaurant Group and MEF for catering as both companies are “familiar with the delicate care that our historic homes need.” Guides can also be made available for tours of the Trust property during your function.
Photography by Corbin Gurkin