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collective vision of its developers, private investment company Tavistock Group and golf icons Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, Albany is located on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas. Albany overlooks the crystal blue waters of one of the most beautiful beaches. The resort community’s natural beauty is complemented by clear blue skies, warm tropical breezes and idyllic weather throughout the year. With Nassau’s international airport and two private airfields located just seven minutes away, Albany is easy to access, yet seems worlds away.

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THE ALBANY WEDDING EXPERIENCE

Albany is becoming a premier destination for island weddings. The

A luxurious full-service wedding package paired with Albany’s intimate and stylish setting, exceptional amenities and variety of guest accommodations

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provide all the details for the ultimate destination wedding experience.

ALBANY HOUSE


ALBANY AMENITIES CONCH HOUSE

FOOTPRINTS RESTAURANT

GOLF COURSE

VESPER BAR & LOUNGE

Conch House The kids-only Conch House offers creative childcare solutions to keep younger guests entertained. Providing an array of recreation areas designed for specific age groups, the Conch House delivers fun experiences for kids of all ages in a safe and secure environment. Albany’s concierge team can also arrange babysitting services and entertainment for children in the privacy of your resort cottage.

WATER PARK (TREASURE ISLAND)

Footprints Restaurant provides a vibrant dining atmosphere ideal for any meal of the day. This full-service restaurant offers all of your favorite items with an island twist, and the relaxed open-air bar at the restaurant’s edge features an assortment of frozen drinks.

Albany’s 7,400-yard links-style course plays through windswept dunes and is highlighted by a number of scenic and strategically challenging water features. The resort community’s extraordinary golf experience has attracted several of the top names in golf, but the course also caters to the avid recreational player, featuring four sets of tees and a range of shot values. A practice and teaching facility complements Albany’s golf course and features multiple short-game areas.

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FAMILY POOL

Inspired by James Bond’s signature drink, Vesper Bar & Lounge features cocktails, specialty wines, beers and liquors. Located on the second floor of Albany House, which appeared in the hit film Casino Royale, Vesper provides guests an intimate nightlife experience.

AZUL POOL & BAR

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Albany’s youngest patrons will find plenty of diversions at Treasure Island, an interactive water playground equipped with tipping cones, net climbs and splashing water features.

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Dive into a relaxing day at Albany’s Family Pool. Plush lounges and chairs, umbrellas and friendly service make this active pool area the perfect experience for guests of all ages. A pair of winding water slides within Albany’s Family Pool makes a splash with people of all ages.

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An unforgettable fine dining experience awaits guests at Aviva, the destination for gourmet cuisine and fine wines at Albany. Located on the ground floor of Albany House, Aviva offers a new standard of service and dining in The Bahamas. Pantone 81-1C

The sophisticated atmosphere of Azul offers adult guests a serene pool experience. Guests can soak in the sun on lounge chairs and daybeds surrounding the pool and enjoy light fare and refreshing cocktails from Azul’s bar. For a more secluded experience, guests may reserve one of 12 private cabanas (patrons must be 18 years or older).

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ALBANY AMENITIES MARINA

Albany Marina is destined to be the ultimate yachting destination in The Bahamas. Easily accessible by sea and a safe and convenient port-of-call for mega-yachts cruising the Caribbean, Albany makes the perfect home base for luxury vessels. Each of Albany’s 71 berths offers a state-of-theart floating concrete dock system, high-tech communication systems, and access to resort amenities and services. Albany Marina offers a select number of visitor berths, which may be rented on a daily basis.

EQUESTRIAN

Saddle up for a little horseplay at Albany. Enjoy the sand and surf on horseback, a memorable experience for all ages. Knowledgeable staff members lead rides along Albany’s beach on well-trained horses and customize each ride according to rider ability and experience.

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ISLAND EXCURSIONS The Bahamas is recognized as one of the world’s premier island-hopping destinations. Cruising along the 700 islands and more than 2,000 cays that make up The Bahamas is the best way to discover the picturesque beaches, excellent sport fishing, and world-class snorkeling reefs and dive sites this sun-drenched archipelago is known for. Albany is within easy reach of the 700 islands and unforgettable treasures The Bahamas offers.

STUART COVE’S Albany’s watersports program offers diving certification classes, diving and snorkeling excursions, kayak, pedal boat, hobie cat and stand-up paddleboard rentals through Stuart Cove’s. Boat charters can also be reserved through Stuart Cove’s at Albany.

THE SPA AT ALBANY SALON

Offering a holistic approach to wellness, The Spa at Albany features an extensive menu of salon and spa services ranging from facials and pedicures to detoxifying spa treatments. Five individual treatment pavilions provide some of the most luxurious spa accommodations in the world.

FITNESS

Albany’s fully equipped fitness complex gives people of all ages plenty of ways to stay fit with a 25-meter lap pool, boxing ring, aerobics and Pilates studios, and a state-of-the art cardio and weight training center. An extensive selection of workout and conditioning classes taught by top instructors can be customized to suit any age and fitness level. Certified personal trainers are on hand to provide fitness assessments and one-onone training sessions.

The Salon at Albany offers a full range of salon services, including hair and nail services and make-up application.

RACQUET CENTER Whether you’re looking for a warm-up game or a competitive doubles match, this carefully planned racquet complex is ideal for all ages and skill levels. The Racquet Center features five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a hard court, a padel tennis facility and a variety of specialty clinics and programs.

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Offering an unsurpassed lifestyle for all generations, Albany is a dynamic

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place with amenities and services that make it one of the most desirable wedding destinations in the world. Our community has been designed with families in mind, offering superb activities and experiences for all ages in your wedding party. An Albany KI D S’ PLAYG RO U N D S

wedding can be whatever you want it to be – a sophisticated beachside ceremony, the honeymoon paradise for newlyweds, a getaway for the bridal

B E A CH C L UB CO T TA G E S

party or the ultimate wedding and guest holiday. Discover what makes Albany the wedding experience that offers something for everyone.

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ALBANY WEDDING & GUEST EXPERIENCE

What if your wedding moments could last for days? At Albany, they can. There are limitless ways to customize your celebration before and after you tie the knot. Enhance your four-day wedding weekend with welcome parties, brunches, junkanoo performances, golf outings, spa days, equestrian experiences, watersport activities and boat charters. We look forward to designing a custom itinerary for you.

Below is a sample itinerary for an Albany wedding. Each day can be customized to your needs.

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Bride, groom and wedding guests begin arriving at Albany and are free to spend the day discovering the exceptional experiences and surroundings the resort community has to offer. The day culminates with a pre-wedding welcome party inviting all guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Vesper Bar & Lounge. Guests begin arriving and enjoying all of Albany’s amenity offerings Lunch and Drinks at Footprints and Family Bar Horseback riding on the beach Spa Treatment and Massage at Spa at Albany Welcome Party (Vesper Bar & Lounge)

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Friday

The entire wedding party is invited to kick off the day with private group fitness classes. Men work up a sweat with a customized boxing program while the ladies have their choice of Pilates, yoga, kickboxing or mixed martial arts sessions. Bride, groom and guests unwind with lunch at Footprints before the men are treated to an afternoon of golf, while the ladies enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the spa. The day culminates with a barbecue and a live Junkanoo performance at the water park. 10:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M. 1:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.

Private Group Fitness Class (Men’s Boxing and Women’s Pilates, Yoga, Kickboxing or Mixed Martial Arts) Lunch at Footprints Restaurant overlooking beach, water park and rock slides Men’s Golf Outing Ladies Spa Experience Beachside Barbecue & Junkanoo

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Saturday

Guests are invited to enjoy Albany’s wide range of amenities at their leisure, while bride and wedding party prep with hair, makeup and wardrobe. Daytime Wedding guests enjoy Albany amenities 9:00 A.M. Fitness Classes (Boxing, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts or Yoga & Pilates) 10:30 A.M. Water sports activitiy at Stuart Cove’s (diving and snorkeling excursions, kayak, pedal boat, hobie cat and stand- up paddleboard) 12:00 P.M. Lunch at Footprints overlooking Albany Beach 2:00 P.M. Enjoy the Family Pool, Treasure Island Water Park, Rock Slides or rent a private cabana at Azul Adult Pool 5:00 P.M. Beachfront Ceremony 6:00 P.M. Cocktail Gathering 7:00 – Close Wedding Reception

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Guests are invited to a post-wedding brunch at Azul before departing. 10:00 A.M. Brunch (Azul) 12:00 P.M. Guests Depart

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12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Create a world-class destination wedding experience for yourself and your guests by staying in an Albany Resort Cottage. The Albany Resort Cottage Collection offers deluxe accommodations that are a short walk from the ceremony and reception sites and provide access to community amenities, activities and restaurants. Albany’s Resort Cottages offer spacious and inviting living areas and personalized guest services. Ranging from one to four bedrooms, the resort cottages are fully furnished, uniquely designed and decorated, and can sleep 2 to 10 guests. Albany’s Resort Cottages may be rented on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Albany makes it easy for your guests to attend your destination wedding by offering competitive rates on Albany’s Resort Cottages. For guests on a budget, our concierge team can arrange accommodations at economical hotels located within 20 minutes of our resort community. Albany can also provide airport transfers for your guests. Your guests are invited to extend their Albany stay beyond your wedding, or enjoy a personal getaway with us before your nuptials kick off. Combining your Albany wedding with an Albany honeymoon is a match made in heaven. Your Albany honeymoon will provide all the romance, pampering and tropical perfection your wedding offered, designed for just the two of you. Albany Resort Cottages offer: •

Daily housekeeping and laundry

Dedicated concierge to arrange all guest requests and transportation *

Guest rooms with king, queen and twin bed configurations

Cottage chef services available upon request*

Babysitting services available upon request*

Because Albany is a cashless resort, all incidental charges and gratuities are billed to a guest’s

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resort card issued to them when they check in. The wedding couple may choose to pay for their guests’ charges, or guests may pay individually. Charges on guests’ resort cards will be billed to the couple’s credit card or the guest’s personal credit card. *Additional fees apply.

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BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

OCEANVIEW COTTAGE

BEACH CLUB COTTAGE

ALBANY CABANA SUITES

Albany Beachfront Cottages offer beachside surroundings and tropical courtyard gardens, with the beach at your doorstep.

With expansive water views, the Albany Oceanview Cottages are enhanced by multiple patios and verandas and a rooftop terrace offering a birds-eye view of ocean vistas.

Providing the quintessential island hideaway, the Albany Beach Club Cottages offer a sparkling pool, an outdoor patio and grill, and a detached cabana with a kitchenette, all centered around a private courtyard.

Nestled beside private sparkling pools and courtyard patios, the Albany Cabana Suites are freestanding one-bedroom units located beside Albany’s Beach Club Cottages.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Make your Albany wedding the trip of a lifetime for you and your guests. Albany provides the perfect balance of tropical ease, cosmopolitan glamour and rich Bahamian heritage, making this resort community an ideal vacation or honeymoon destination. Albany’s ceremony, cocktail and reception venues are just steps from each other and in convenient proximity to the resort community’s luxury accommodations. Albany’s unsurpassed services and dynamic amenity offerings combined with New Providence’s glitzy casinos, trendy resorts, worldclass shopping, spectacular reefs and endless outdoor recreation offer all the right ingredients for a memorable trip or honeymoon.

Once you and your guests step foot inside Albany, you’re free to relax and enjoy the weekend to its fullest. Just a quick stroll from Albany’s ceremony and reception sites, our collection of distinctly appointed resort cottages deliver the comfort of a private home and the amenities of a luxury resort. Our concierge team can arrange alternative accommodations for guests who wish to stay at budget-friendly hotels in the area and assist with airport transfers and other guest requests.

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ALBANY

ALBANY EXPERIENCE

WEDDING PLANNING & STAGING

Arranging and coordinating numerous weddings each year, Albany’s event planning partners have the experience, training and intuition it takes to execute your wedding vision. They can help you dream up bold styles and authentic experiences to complement your wedding theme and will handle the smallest details and finest touches to achieve the atmosphere you desire for your wedding celebration. From flowers and décor, music and entertainment, to on-site coordination and management, our event partners together with Albany’s wedding planner bring unmatched expertise to every facet of your arrangements.

Set on the shores of Albany’s beach just before sunset, our ceremony site radiates romance with stunning ocean views, softly swaying palm trees and a delicate canopy accented by sheer draping and fresh flowers.

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SERVICES

Weddings are a very personal affair at Albany, and our experienced wedding planner is here to ensure your wedding festivities receive the impeccable service and attention they deserve. Planning your ideal destination wedding is a seamless and hassle-free process with help from Albany’s on-site wedding planner. Here to provide the ultimate level of personalized service, Albany’s wedding planner is committed to creating a wedding experience for you that is exactly as you imagine it. Albany’s wedding planner has close relationships with trusted local event specialists and will coordinate with these professionals to handle all of the event details, from floral design and decor to music and entertainment.

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RECEPTION

CATERING

HAIR & MAKE UP

Located near the ceremony site, the luxurious Albany House and its surrounding spaces offer the perfect backdrop for your cocktail gathering and reception. Albany House’s Aviva, our fine dining restaurant, Vesper Bar & Lounge, an intimate ultra lounge, and the nearby Azul adult pool and bar, all offer extraordinary venues for an unforgettable celebration.

Albany’s experienced culinary team provides unsurpassed cuisine and service for your reception. We will structure a wedding menu that reflects your tastes and preferences, from the first sip of cocktails to the last bite of wedding cake.

The Spa at Albany offers every service to help bride, groom and wedding party achieve the look they desire on this special day. Our professional hair and make-up artists provide a range of styling services and beautifying treatments at our fullservice salon and spa.

MUSIC

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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EVERY WISH

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Expert wedding day photography will preserve all the moments and memories of your Albany wedding. An on-site photographer will capture the precious scenes and events that define the most important day of your life.

Music creates the perfect ambience for your ceremony, reception and other wedding activities. Take your vows accompanied by a musical serenade, and turn up the celebratory atmosphere at your rehearsal dinner or reception with a live junkanoo performance, an experienced wedding band, or a DJ spinning all your favorite songs.

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ACCOMMODATES

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WEDDING TEAM ALLYSON LUEDDERS

DION FORBES

RANDY LUEDDERS

ANNA KNOWLES

SABRINA LIGHTBOURN

MATTHEW SWEETING

Wedding Planner & Director of Events

Director of Restaurant Operations

Executive Chef

Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist

Photographer

Officiant

Music/DJ/Junkanoo

Seasoned event planner and catering manager Allyson Luedders is Director of Events for Albany. Allyson’s extensive catering and event planning experience has centered around an exclusive clientele. She served as the social catering manager for The Peabody in Orlando, the director of catering for Orlando-based exotic private car club Luxautica, and director of catering for Isleworth Country Club. All of these experiences have provided her with a tremendous amount of expertise in planning corporate and social events for celebrities, sports figures and business leaders.

Longtime, local Bahamian standout Dion Forbes is Albany’s Director of Restaurant Operations. Dion spent the first decade of his career at Atlantis Resort, first as a food and beverage manager and then as general manager of the One & Only Ocean Club restaurant Dune, where he trained with world-renowned chef and restaurateur John George Vongerichten. Dion helped open two new dining establishments inside the Marina Village at Atlantis marketplace while serving as general manager of Paradise Restaurants, Ltd. He served as general manager of Nassau’s Ristorante Villaggio before coming to Albany.

Sabrina Lightbourn is a photographer in Nassau specializing in wedding photography and portraits. Trained in street photography and portraiture in Florence and Maine’s Rockport College, Sabrina has exhibited her photographic works in Italy, Maine, New York City, Baltimore and throughout The Bahamas. Her documentary-style photography and her eye for capturing soft details and the sentimentality of a moment are a perfect fit for weddings and portraiture.

Matthew Sweeting is an experienced wedding officiant who has more than a decade of experience creating customized wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths. A nondenominational pastor and licensed marriage officer, Matthew designs and performs ceremonies that reflect each couples’ personal values, spirituality and traditions they hold dear. Matthew can help couples create personalized wedding vows and offers an assortment of both traditional and contemporary vows that perfectly express a couple’s commitment to one another. Outgoing, articulate and genuine, Matthew’s engaging personality makes him the perfect officiant for all styles of ceremonies.

Bring your wedding to life with music and performers that will create a memorable atmosphere and strike the right note. Our talented team of wedding entertainment professionals include Albany’s house DJ iGnite (Sean Ferguson), The Bahamas’ premier junkanoo group One Family Junkanoo, and a variety of experienced wedding bands to suit every type of reception, cocktail gathering or other wedding-related event.

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WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT

EVENT PARTNERS

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Experienced resort leader and former Isleworth Executive Chef Randy Luedders is Albany’s executive chef. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Randy brings more than 30 years of food and beverage experience to Albany and is an American Culinary Federation-certified chef and sommelier.

Anna Knowles is Albany’s inhouse hair stylist and makeup artist specializing in bridal hair and makeup. With more than 18 years of beauty industry experience, Anna is an expert in all areas of hair services, including highlighting, coloring, cutting, styling, and bridal hair styles and makeup. Her experiences include salon owner, hair stylist, makeup artist and owner of a destination wedding hair and makeup business catering to brides worldwide.

Albany partners with some of the leading event planning companies to make your wedding an extraordinary affair. Weddings by Design, a Cacique International Co, is a full-service wedding styling, planning, floral design and decor company based in Nassau. Weddings by Cacique is led by Shawn Sawyer, a celebrated event designer has who has spent the last decade creating custom destination weddings. www.caciqueintl.com Karen Adderley, owner of Professional Bahamas Weddings, has more than three decades of event planning and hospitality industry experience. As the current vice president of the Bahamas Bridal Association, Karen works with the country’s leading destination wedding planning professionals. Karen’s company offers a wide range of wedding planning services at a la carte pricing. www.professionalbahamasweddings.com 21


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every need you’ll have for your nuptials. Our dedicated wedding planner and event planning partner companies understand the unique challenges destination weddings present and will manage every detail, including selecting and sourcing flowers and decor, scheduling entertainment, and planning and coordinating rehearsal, ceremony and reception activities. Albany’s wedding planner and event team can even arrange an itinerary of customized events for your guests before and after you exchange your vows.

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WEDDING PLANNER & EVENT PARTNERS

Albany’s wedding team and variety of event partners are here to arrange


CEREMONY

Among New Providence’s most beautiful beaches, the shores of Albany make a gorgeous setting for your wedding ceremony with Albany’s secluded white sand beach gently sloping toward the azure waters of The Bahamas. Surrounded by panoramic ocean views, an enchanting canopy draped with sheer fabric and framed by palm trees serves as the open-air stage for the bride and groom to exchange their vows. Our experienced wedding officiant partner will help custom design and perform a ceremony that reflects your personal values and spirituality.

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DESIGN YOUR DREAM RECEPTION

Whether you dream of an indoor or outdoor reception, Albany has a variety of event spaces that can be transformed into festive settings for your ideal reception. Showcasing traditional Bahamian architecture, lengthy colonnades and captivating and beach and sunset views, Albany House has long captured the interest of filmmakers as the former private home of French producer and Inspector Gadget creator Jean Chalopin and the site of the James Bond film, Casino Royale. Steps from the ceremony site, Albany House’s dramatically illuminated exterior, surrounding lawns and seaside pavilions offer other dazzling destinations for your cocktail gathering or reception. The nearby Azul, our sophisticated adult pool and bar, offers another star venue for your reception. This outdoor space, highlighted by dramatic fire features, an infinity-edge pool and stylish cabanas, can be tented, lighted

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and outfitted with vibrant décor to bring your vision to life.

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SAVOR THE DAY


CATERING

An unforgettable reception begins with memorable cuisine. Albany’s award-winning culinary team can design a feast for the senses with customized menus, elegant presentations and signature drinks to fit your wedding theme. Our chefs can also create breathtaking wedding cakes in a

AWARD-WINNING CULINARY SOLUTIONS

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variety of styles using only the finest ingredients.


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services to help you look beautiful for your wedding day, Albany’s fullservice salon and spa can provide whatever you need to help you look and feel your best. Throughout the day, the bride and her wedding party will receive the dedicated services of Anna Knowles.

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WORK OF ART

Whether it’s a purifying facial, a relaxing massage or hair and makeup

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ON-SITE HAIR STYLIST & MAKE-UP ARTIST

The Spa at Albany is here to cater to all of your bridal styling needs.


PHOTOS

Keep the most meaningful day of your life alive for a lifetime with wedding photography that perfectly captures the emotions of your wedding day. While you’re relishing the day surrounded by the ones you love most, Albany will be documenting all the special moments of your wedding day with professional photography.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY


MUSIC

Create the perfect ambiance for your ceremony, reception and other wedding activities with the right entertainment. Whether you prefer a DJ, live band or junkanoo performance, we’ll help you find the wedding music and entertainment you dream of as you make your way on and off the aisle. •

Get your guests on the dance floor with riveting and robust reception tunes from Albany’s experienced DJ. Offering the best sound system and equipment, Albany’s DJ will deliver a flawless audio performance as well as emcee services for your reception.

Liven up your rehearsal dinner or reception with a professional wedding band. From high-energy rock & roll to smooth jazz, we’ll find a band to match your performance style.

Add some Bahamian flavor to your wedding activities with a live junkanoo performance characterized by colorful costumes, goatskin drums, cowbells, horns and a brass section.

WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT

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BAHAMAS FAST FACTS

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT COMPLIANCE

AIRPORTS FLORIDA (USA)

GR AND BAHAMA A BA CO FORT LAUDERDALE

With Nassau’s international airport and two private airfields located just seven minutes away,

All of Albany’s venues and facilities are fully

MIAMI BIMINI ISL ANDS

Albany is easy to access, yet seems worlds away.

ADA compliant, with handicap-accessible

E LEUT HER A N EW PR OV ID ENCE KEY W EST

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Lynden Pindling National Airport (Nassau International Airport)

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Odyssey Aviation FBO

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Executive Flight Support FBO

ramps and restrooms throughout the resort

A N DR OS I SL A ND C AT I SL A N D

community. SA N SA LVA D O R

G R EAT EXU M A

C R OO KED I SL AN D

Albany strives to make it convenient and comfortable for elderly guests and those with disabilities to access our on-site wedding venues and accommodations.

Atlantis Lynden Pindling International Airport

Cable Beach

FLIGHT TIMES Lyford Cay

INCLEMENT WEATHER Due to inclement weather, we do not

Odyssey Aviation

London

Atlantic Ocean

9 hrs. 30 mins

recommend booking a wedding during the

FEBRUARY High: 77°F Low: 65°F Rainfall (Inches): 1.7

MARCH High: 79°F Low: 66°F Rainfall (Inches): 1.6

APRIL

MAY High: 84°F Low: 72°F Rainfall (Inches): 5.2

JUNE

months to get married in The Bahamas are

High: 87°F Low: 76°F Rainfall (Inches): 7

November through June to avoid the rainy

NOVEMBER

season, as well as the heat.

High: 82°F Low: 71°F Rainfall (Inches): 2.8

months of July through October. The best

NY

2 hrs. 30 mins

Miami

35 mins

Orlando

1 hour

Atlanta

1 hour 36 mins

Chicago

3 hrs. 10 mins

For times of unpredictable weather, Albany

Dallas

2 hrs. 30 mins

has a customized tent which fits seamlessly into Azul, the adult pool and bar areas, transforming it into a covered space.

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High: 77°F Low: 64°F Rainfall (Inches): 1.9

High: 81°F Low: 69°F Rainfall (Inches): 2.6

Ocean Club

Nassau

Old Fort Bay

JANUARY

R U M C AY

L O N G I SL A N D C UBA

FORECAST

DECEMBER High: 78°F Low: 66°F Rainfall (Inches): 1.7

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALBANY WEDDINGS, CONTACT: Allyson Luedders aluedders@albanybahamas.com

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