Southhampton Parish, Bermuda: Planning Group Activities for Wedding Guests

scuba-diving-bermudaSouthampton Parish is located in the southwest part of Bermuda.

It’s a beautiful location on the island!

If you’re planning a destination wedding in Bermuda and chose for your ceremony and reception to be in Southampton, your guests will enjoy all the things to do there.

Bermuda wedding groups will have some free time on their own because it’s also a vacation for them. It’s nice to give them a list of local attractions and activities! Since everyone is out-of-town for a destination wedding, they’ll appreciate some guidance.

Best Beaches

When many people think of Bermuda they think of the beach! Most wedding guests will want to relax and sunbathe on the sand and get a nice tan. Some of the best beaches in Southampton are Horseshoe Bay Beach, Church Bay Beach and West Whale Bay Beach.

Horseshoe Bay Beach is one of the most popular. It’s great for swimming because there’s a lifeguard on duty from May – September. There’s also a cool cove that has calm water. It’s crowded when a cruise ship docks, but other than that it’s pretty peaceful!

Church Bay Beach has very calm waters which makes it one of the best places for snorkeling. It’s small which makes you feel like you’re in a secluded paradise! Although it’s not the greatest place for sunbathing, there are wonderful coral reefs to check out and explore.

West Whale Bay Beach is exactly what it sounds like – a beautiful beach for whale watching! If you visit the beach in April you have a good chance of spotting whales heading north. There are also stunning views and it’s usually quiet, which makes it a romantic location.


While the ladies of the Bermuda wedding groups are sunbathing on the beach, the guys can enjoy a game of golf on the island! Golfing is a nice way to see the beautiful views, get some exercise and have some friendly competition. The groom might even want to play a few holes to relieve some wedding day jitters!

Port Royal Golf Club is one of the most recommended courses. The location is amazing, however, the course is said to be a challenging one. The PGA Grand Slam is held here every year!

Fairmont Southampton Golf Course is another popular choice. It’s a very tough par 3 course, but the scenery is beautiful! You can rent shoes and clubs from them. A golf course is also a unique and pretty place to have a wedding!

The Spa

While you’re on vacation, you should be relaxing and pampering yourself! The best way to do this is to take a trip to the spa. Wedding guests can choose to have a girls day or they can make it romantic and do a couples massage.

One of the top spas in Southampton is Three Graces Day Spa. There are views of the ocean from the massage room! Everyone who goes has an enjoyable experience. You’ll feel rejuvenated and relaxed for the remainder of your time in Bermuda.

Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse

Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse is the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world. Located in Southampton, it provides some of the most breathtaking views! It’s a long climb to the top, but it’s definitely worth it. Bring your cameras!


Watersports are a great group activity because they’re adventurous and fun and can usually be done by multiple people at a time. If guests are interested in doing watersports in Southamption then they’ll want to check out Blue Water Divers and Watersports Ltd. or Pompano Beach Club Watersports Centre.

Blue Water Divers and Watersports offers scuba diving for beginners and experts. They’ll take you to see some shipwrecks and coral reefs. If you aren’t a certified diver, you can still go along to snorkel!

Pompano Beach Club Watersports Centre offers snorkel and kayak rentals as well as small boats. You can choose a glass bottom kayak to see the fish underneath you!


The Fairmont Southampton Hotel is where The Cellar Club Lounge is located, which is a popular nightclub. Bermuda wedding groups enjoy dancing the night away at this local hot spot!

Southampton Parish has something to do for everyone’s tastes and interests. It’s a wonderful choice for a destination wedding and you and your guests will have a memorable experience! Bermuda is a beautiful and breathtaking place.

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