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.
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.
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.
5 Reviews for Squires Estate
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Phil Boileau · Getting married on 11/11/2020
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.
Sent on 03/27/2020
Wayne Knittel · Married on 01/04/2020
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!!!Sent on 04/01/2020
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.
Nancy Roy · Married on 05/24/2019
My husband and I celebrated our wedding festivities with our friends & family in Eleuthera. We rented the whole Squire’s resort As part of our guests stay.Sent on 03/03/2020
We couldn’t rave more about their beautiful location and little cottage’s charm. The resort was a Perfect accommodation for our guests as well a beautiful venue for our Daytime hangouts and wedding rehearsal.
Squires Estate's reply:Nancy thank you so much for your positive feedback on Squires as a wedding destination. It was great to host your group and hope to see you again for a visit! Kindest regards, Patrick.
Squires Estate Price Rates
As we kick off on Wedding Wire we are offering a discount of $1000.00 to the first 5 weddings booked on our Wedding deck venue with stunning white stretch tent. The regular price is $2500.00, marked down to $1500.00.