Weddings

Squires Estate

Eleuthera, BS View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 150 guests

Located in Eleuthera, in the Bahamas, Squires Estate is a luxurious, yet welcoming wedding venue. Its 11 houses and cottages foster a sense of community, encouraging you to relax and spend time with the people you love. Meanwhile, the experienced team is happy to take care of your special day. With space for both small and large gatherings, this setting welcomes ceremonies and receptions, as well as certain pre-wedding gatherings.

Facilities and Capacity

Squires Estate offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddings, from which you choose the one that best suits your vision for the day. Whether it’s a picturesque garden or an open deck set on the waterfront, the team at this venue is dedicated to making your dream come to life. Above all, they want to help you make memories to cherish for a lifetime. The estate is made up of carefully restored 19th-century houses and cottages and is part of the Bahamian Heritage of Historical Buildings. They boast stunning views of Governor’s Harbor and the Caribbean Sea. A sense of exclusivity radiates throughout the property creating a feeling of escape from your everyday life. Its range of suitable event spaces makes it suitable for gatherings as intimate as 12 people, to celebrations with over 100 guests. The oceanfront deck is the most popular space, as it offers breathtaking Caribbean sunsets as the backdrop to your magical day.

Services Offered

The hard-working staff at Squires Estate are dedicated to making your wedding as unforgettable as it can be. No request is too great or too small, to ensure you can focus on enjoying the day. They welcome whatever other businesses you choose to work with on your day, from florists to planners. When it comes to catering, they offer buffets and banquets, as well as a sophisticated cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres.

Accommodation

Across the estate, you and your guests will find 25 ensuite bedrooms in a range of properties, so you can make a home away from home for the duration of your stay. The houses and cottages come equipped with top-of-the-line modern amenities, including well-appointed kitchens for trying out island food. The air conditioning ensures you and your guests can remain comfortable no matter the climate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Beach
Garden
Historic Building
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Anna K. Married on 07/17/2021
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    Very accommodating and beautiful

    These houses were amazing and in the perfect location. Modern House was my favorite, the view and pool were incredible. My guests and I have decided we have to go back to visit every year now.
    We had a 90 person wedding reception there and they accommodated us all on their deck. It was a little crowded but we had fun!
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    Wayne K. Married on 01/04/2020
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    Mid March Wedding Week

    Absolutely Perfect!!! My middle daughter’s wedding could not have been better. The setting at Squires estate in Governors Harbor allowed for each family and assorted guest to each have their own home on the single grounds of Squires estate capturing a very personal old world appeal in the idyllic surroundings of the Caribbean. The Russell House served as the perfect central gathering home for family and friends the days before the wedding, the poolside dinner reception, and post wedding relaxation as the celebration continued. Mish, Boy meets Girl Weddings, based in Eleuthra handled all the details to include fabulous welcome luncheon, wedding reception dinner and day after dinner for all. She also helped arrange for the photographer and the band – no detail too small or big! Patrick’s Squires Estates and Mish’s wedding planning and execution made this wedding a genuine relaxing celebration and vacation for all. We will be back!!!

    Squires Estate's reply:

    Wayne thank you for the great review. We were so relieved that as close a call as it was with the Corona Virus looming it all worked out so well and the celebration for your family was unaffected! Hope to see you all again at some time in the future once this very difficult situation has passed us all by.
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    Phil B. Married on 11/23/2019
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    Dream destination wedding for a week long family celebration

    We recently held our wedding at Squire’s Estate in Governor’s Harbour and couldn’t be happier with the experience. From the venue itself, to the accommodations, to the quality of service provided by the property staff, the whole week was perfection.

    Context: Our families rented the entire property for the week – the 8 houses on Squire’s Estate and the 3 houses at Squire’s Landing. From the very beginning, the Squire’s Estate team made us feel at ease by blocking out our stay while we determined who would stay where (and for how long). They helped us book each house separately, on behalf of our various family members, and prorated each party based on their length of stay. We had 75 guests in total – the ones that didn’t stay on the property easily found a variety of other accommodations in the near area.

    Property: We held all of our wedding events on the property itself – which is no small feat, given that we had an Indian-American wedding (many different events). We hosted the henna party at Modern House, where we were able to accommodate all of our guests comfortably with the ground floor doors open to the pool deck. From there, we held the Sangeet (pre-wedding party with music and dance performances by guests) in the backyard of Belmont House. The next morning, we held the traditional Hindu ceremony in the garden area between Stone House and Elisa’s Cottage and closed the celebration with an evening reception on the deck of Squire’s Landing. We were thrilled to be the first group to not only use the gorgeous deck – overlooking all of Cupid’s Cay – but also to use their new tent. The tent covered half of the deck, leaving room for our guests to mingle in the fresh air. And it absolutely came in handy during a quick but heavy rain shower the night of the reception.

    The property itself is gorgeous and easy to navigate, with enough room between the houses to provide some privacy. The gardens and landscaping provided a wonderful backdrop to our outdoor events, and we found it impossible to take a bad or unflattering photo on the grounds.

    Squire’s Team: For every single one of our events, the Squire’s team was on hand and in communication with the two of us, our wedding planner, and key family members. They were respectful of our traditional and religious customs and were true team members during the planning phase and wedding week itself. Aside from being friendly, responsive, gracious, and extremely helpful, they also helped us with logistics, introductions, and communication with the customs broker for the items we shipped to the island. Patrick helped set up cribs/pack-and-plays in the family suites with small children (and even purchased extras) and the staff was on hand to help us redistribute the extra food, décor, and misc. items to locals after the wedding. Joy and Dominick at Governor’s Estate properties were also a pleasure to work with and helped to confirm additional off-site housing (up to the last minute!).

    There’s no way we could have pulled off such a complex and successful event without the Squire’s Estate team… they are incredible individuals and professionals. If you’re in the area for a few days or a for full week of wedding madness, Squire’s Estate is your best bet. Our advice is to get to know the locals, have a good attitude, and do things the Bahamian way.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

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Pricing

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Haynes Avenue, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas Eleuthera, BS, 00000
+1 242 801 7614
242-805-0234
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Squires Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Squires Estate?

Squires Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning

At Squires Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Squires Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Squires Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Squires Estate includes:
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Squires Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Squires Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Squires Estate for wedding events?

Squires Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Squires Estate offer?

Squires Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Squires Estate offer for wedding events?

Squires Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Squires Estate have available for wedding events?

Squires Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Squires Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Squires Estate is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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