The country of Nigeria is widely known for its many beautiful places. While there are perfect venues where you can get married, why not consider these unusual Nigerian wedding destinations? Have your wedding at these places to ensure you get better availability and truly memorable experience. Each location promises iconic sights and will appeal to your guests. Start scouting for a place for your Nigerian wedding with Travelstart!
This gorgeous stretch of coastline is a mostly undiscovered gem in the coastal town of Badagry. A 2-hour, 25-minute drive from Lagos, it offers a quietness that’s ideal for a Nigerian wedding. Discover the blue waters of the Gulf of Guinea and picturesque palm trees that provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Guests are charged for entry (₦ 500 for adults and ₦ 200 for children, prices are prone to change), and can enjoy the safety and privacy that comes with restricted entry. To prove that Suntan Beach is made for weddings, you’ll even find a marriage registry at the beach, for those looking to have a quick wedding!
Suntan Beach can be reached by car, and there are taxi services to get everyone to the venue. The best time to get to this beach is during the weekend, as traffic over this period is lighter than compared to the week. Due to the open spaces of the venue, you will not need to worry about how many guests you can invite. Do you need help setting up the reception for your guests and what they will eat? Several event planners and catering services are available in Lagos to help you arrange a wonderful wedding experience. If you have any questions, you can contact the organisers behind Suntan Beach via telephone at +234 808 251 4542.
Yankari National Park
Another incredible location to have Nigerian wedding and even the reception is this large wildlife park in the south-central part of Bauchi State. In 1991, Yankari National Park was Nigeria’s largest national park. The reserve is home to several natural warm water springs and a great variety of flora and fauna. With a location in the heart of the West African savanna, getting married in the Yankari National Park promises you a wedding you will never forget.
You and your guests can reach the park from Bauchi via car, bus or taxi. While there are no event planners near to the park, a large number of companies are available in central Nigeria. There are catering services within the Bauchi State. Thanks to its large open spaces, the park can cater to a large number of guests, so you can invite as many as you can afford! For more information on the price of entry to the park, contact them telephonically at +234 902 733 2226 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The longest beach in West Africa guarantees you a stunning backdrop for your Nigerian wedding. While it’s one of the major tourist attractions in Nigeria, plan your date during times other than the festive periods of New Year, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, as well as the local and national holidays. Doing so will ensure you have this location largely to yourself.
Ibeno Beach is a 25-minute drive from the city of Eket. You can drive to the beach by car, while public transport options include buses and taxis. Since Ibeno Beach is open to the public with the Ibeno Bar nearby, you’ll need to get in touch event planners to arrange seating for the wedding, and the reception, if you wish. Catering services are available in the city of Eket. Since the venue is an open area, you can Once you have all the necessary arrangements made, get ready to have a wonderful wedding experience.
The highest plateau in Nigeria, this location offers another amazing setting for a Nigerian wedding. The highland is home to Nigeria and West Africa’s only highland tea plantations, in Kakara town. With sights of deep gorgeous and great hills, and being completely free of mosquitos and tsetse flies, consider planning on getting married in the Mambilla Plateau!
The plateau is a home to several towns from which you can access the high ground, including Kakara, Gembu and Gashaka. There are no caterers and event planners in the areas around Mambilla Plateau, so you would need to get such services in areas beyond the plateau. Thanks to the large open space that the highland offers, you can invite as many guests as you can afford.
Situated a 15-minute water taxi ride away from the mainland of Lagos, Tarkwa Bay is an artificial island and popular resort that offers you a world apart from the energetic urban scene of Nigeria’s busiest city. While its mainly known as a hotspot for the surfing community in Lagos and draws in surfers from across the country, it offers an excellent venue a Nigerian wedding. You can enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean and the Lagos harbour.
Entrance to Tarkwa Bay costs ₦ 200 per person, but you will also need to pay for the space you plan to use. Chairs are available at ₦ 300 each, tables are ₦ 100 each, and tents are ₦ 300. To ensure you get the maximum space for all your guests, plan your wedding date in the week, specifically during the off-peak season and when rainfall is low (November and January to April). Doing this will help you avoid the crowds. Catering services and event planners are available throughout Lagos.
Are you ready to give yourself a wedding experience in Nigeria you’ll never forget? Start making your plans today. Do you have ideas for an unforgettable Nigerian wedding location? Let us know in the comments below!
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