Destin Beach Wedding Locations

Where to Get Married in Destin, Florida

A wedding is one of the most important and cherished events in a person's life. The location is always special, but when planning a destination wedding, choosing the right locale becomes even more critical. If you are researching Destin Beach for your wedding, you will find there are numerous Destin Beach wedding locations to choose from, and many have vacation rentals nearby for the couple and their wedding party.

In fact, there are so many beautiful wedding locations in Destin Beach, you may actually find it difficult to choose between them. Rest assured. Because Destin Beach is located along Florida’s famous Emerald Coast, with sparkling white-sanded beaches and glittering, jewel-like waters, it is hard to choose unwisely. To get you started, her are some of the loveliest Destin Beach wedding location types.

1. Yachts

Getting married aboard a chartered boat will make your wedding spectacular and unique. You’ll be surrounded by pretty marine scenery when you say, “I do.” Sunquest Yacht Charters is one company that offers romantic services.

destin beach weddings2. Beaches

Some of the most beautiful Destin Beach wedding locations are right at the water’s edge. Rather than paying a fortune for a private beach wedding, you can plan it on one of the area’s 12 public beaches. Good ones to consider include Norriego Point , Silver Shells Beach , Crystal Beach and Shirah Street Public Beach .

3. State Parks

Some of the most laid-back Destin Beach wedding locations are its state parks. You can have a rustic ceremony at Henderson Beach State Park . Its white sands, pines, scrub oaks and dune rosemary plants set the perfect atmosphere for a simple, elegant wedding. Pavilions and grills also make it easy to host a barbecue reception for your guests!

4. Resorts

Resorts in Destin Beach specialize in hosting destination weddings. When you book a vacation rental at a rental condo resort, you can have all the comforts of home while being right at your wedding venue! Resorts often feature ballrooms, pools, large outdoor spaces, and even event coordinators and other appealing features. One example is the Destin West Beach & Bay Resort , where a 21,500-square-foot grand ballroom can be divided into ceremony, cocktail and reception spaces. The resort’s 6,000-square-foot kitchen can more than handle your wedding dining needs.

5. Historic Homes and Churches

Florida has many historic buildings, and they make excellent wedding venues. One of the most beautiful historic locations is the Dorr House , which was built in 1871. With its large porch and shuttered windows, the yellow house is a gorgeous example of post-Civil War architecture. For a bit of nostalgia, you could host your ceremony in a classic little white church such as Old Christ Church in nearby Pensacola.

6. Churches

Speaking of churches, if you like to do things the traditional way, you have many faith-based wedding options in Destin, Florida. You can have your nuptials at the Destin United Methodist Church , or the Destin Church of Christ , the Village Church , the First Presbyterian Church , or Resurrection Catholic Church . Other religious venues include Temple Beth Shalom , Bay County Islamic Society and the non-denominational Shoreline Church .

7. Restaurants

For a beautiful wedding reception, head to quaint Magnolia Grill in nearby Fort Walton Beach. Located in a gorgeous historic home, this venue will add a sense of charm to your special day. In addition to a great atmosphere, the venue provides delicious food choices such as fresh seafood, homemade pasta and delicious fruits.

Check out our guide to the best Destin beaches for other ideas on planning a Florida wedding.

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