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Beach Wedding Venues

by Renee Taliaferro on June 23rd, 2021

We can’t think of a more perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding than the pristine white sands and sparkling waters of the Florida or Alabama Gulf Coast. To get you started with your beach wedding plans, we’ve compiled a list of stunning venues to ensure that your special day is perfect and worry-free.

While some of these venues offer facilities that can be reserved ahead of time, others are group and wedding-friendly locations where a bride and groom along with a small wedding party may choose a simple ceremony that allows friends to gather on the beach in front of the property where they are staying. There is usually no dedicated space or privacy for this style wedding, but it can be the most hassle-free and just what some couples want. On the upper Gulf Coast, fall is usually the best time to plan this style wedding because the beaches are less crowded, the weather is usually perfect and the lighting is ideal for photos. Check with your property manager before you make a reservation to see if there are any facilities available for rent or any fees. Most will say you are on your own and welcome to get married on the beach.

Most public parks charge a small fee for hosting a wedding. Resort properties that cater to weddings will offer more services and fees. See our selections below to find the best venue for your beach wedding.

Destin Beach Wedding Venues

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Wedding Venue at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

One of Northwest Florida’s largest and most beautiful resorts, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort boasts a large choice of venue options, plus onsite wedding coordinators, a catering team, spa services, stylish shopping boutiques, and luxurious accommodations for the whole wedding party.

Sandpiper Cove

The private beach in front of the resort is the most popular wedding venue at Sandpiper Cove.

In addition to a private beach, Sandpiper Cove features an event center that may be reserved for a wedding and/or reception. It has a large deck overlooking the golf course and inside seating for 75 guests in a spacious, open room. The Sandpiper event planners will also ensure that the perfect accommodations are available for you, your wedding party, and your guests.


El Matador

A location next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach ensures peace and privacy at this 12-acre resort. El Matador’s’ Fiesta Room features its own state-of-the-art kitchen, making it ideal for weddings, receptions, and other special events. Also onsite is The Lounge, a smaller community room with full kitchen and bar that’s perfect for smaller groups.

Waterscape Resort

The hottest vacation spot on Fort Walton’s Okaloosa Island is also a great choice for a memorable wedding. In addition to its private beach, the amenity-packed resort offers a multi-level palm-shaded courtyard that includes a waterfall, multiple pools and hot tubs, and a Lazy River — all pretty backdrops for some bridal photos. And with over 200 guest rooms, there’s plenty of space to accommodate a crowd.

Seaspray Condominiums

Beachfront Seaspray Condos are an excellent choice for a beach wedding.

Seaspray is a small gated community in Fort Walton offering 1, 2 and 3-bedroom fully-furnished condos right on the beach. Amenities include free beach service, a lushly landscaped courtyard with swimming pool, and a clubhouse that seats 60 which can be reserved for a beach wedding. Discounts are often available for group bookings, depending on the season.


Edgewater Beach Resort

Sitting on 110 beautifully landscaped acres, Edgewater Beach Resort offers plenty of wedding venues. Amenities include two onsite restaurants, multiple swimming pools and hot tubs, a health club and spa, and tennis and shuffleboard courts, so there’s plenty for guests to do, before and after the wedding.

Treasure Island Resort Condominiums

The state park next to Treasure Island Condos is a popular beach wedding venue that can be reserved for a fee.

Located on popular Thomas Drive, Treasure Island Resort Condominiums is located next to St. Andrews State Park, ideally located between the bay and Gulf, offering more than a mile of white sand, pristine beaches for fishing and swimming. Fishing piers, boat ramps, hiking trails, and other recreational facilities are also onsite at St. Andrews. For information or reservations for weddings in the state park, call 850-708-6100. Or, plan your own simple wedding on the beach or gazebo at Treasure Island Condos.

Boardwalk Beach Resort

Boardwalk Beach Resort's stunning venues for a beach wedding

In addition to a huge private beach, Boardwalk Beach Resort boasts meeting facilities, a fitness room, a steam room and sauna, an onsite restaurant, and convenient onsite parking. From beach to ballroom, Boardwalk offers couples multiple venues to suit any size crowd.

Holiday Inn Resort

Facilities at this Gulf-front property include a conference center, a swimming pool with a tropical waterfall, and onsite dining.

Resort Collection Weddings

Offering wedding packages that include a beachside ceremony, Resort Collection works to customize everything, from the bachelor/bachelorette engagement parties to the reception. They also offer vow renewal ceremonies.


Paradise Beach Homes

Beachfront vacation homes make excellent beach wedding venues.

Rentals range from homes to townhomes to condos, on or near the beach. Some have their own swimming pools, and many welcome pets, too! Visit their collection of event-friendly homes.


Gulf Shores Rentals

couple getting married on the beach in Gulf Shores

Offering houses and townhomes as well as condos, Gulf Shores Rentals has accommodations available in Orange Beach as well as Gulf Shores. Guests have access to swimming pools, tennis courts, and other recreational facilities. Some of the homes even boast their own private pool.

The Lighthouse Condominiums

One of the most popular resorts in Gulf Shores, The Lighthouse sits on 635 feet of private beach, so there’s plenty of room for a Gulf-front ceremony without feeling crowded. Bride, groom, and guests will appreciate the property’s stylishly decorated condos, all with stunning views of the beach. There are also two Gulf-front zero-entry pools, a heated indoor pool, and two hot tubs.


Perdido Beach Resort

Ideally situated on the beach, with views of the Pass, Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach is a beautiful choice for a beachfront wedding. Brides can choose between indoor and outdoor venues with options that suit 20 to 500 guests. From the rehearsal dinner to the farewell brunch, Perdido Beach Resort can create the wedding of your dreams.

Summer House on Romar

Another beautiful Gulf-front resort, Summer House offers plenty of private beach space as well as a covered poolside gazebo that is an ideal setting for a small ceremony. There’s also plenty of room for a few guests to gather on the pool deck outside the gazebo.

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