Organizing a wedding can be an enjoyable way to let out your creativity. Choosing a venue, for example, is really exciting when you get to see all the cool places you could have your wedding. Still, it can also get a bit overwhelming when you have so many options to choose from.
Santa Rosa Beach and Rosemary Beach in Florida are some of the most popular neighborhoods in South Walton County. These charming and stylish communities have a host of luxury venues, distinctive artistry, and fine dining, the perfect areas to have your wedding.
If you were already thinking about planning a destination or beach wedding in one of these towns but weren’t sure about where to have it, we’ve made it a little easier for you. We picked out some of the best places to have a destination or beach wedding in Santa Rosa Beach and Rosemary Beach.
The Vue on 30A is Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club’s signature restaurant located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. It provides unrivaled panoramic views of clear emerald waters and white sands. It was voted “The Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by Destin Magazine, a truly enchanting location for the best beach wedding experience. Its chic and classy atmosphere offers a unique setting for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions. Only its outstanding menu rivals its expansive beach views.
The Vue on 30A is an accessible venue that can host up to 230 guests; they offer full-service catering and event planning services. Their venue also accommodates the following settings: country club, waterfront, restaurant, and beach weddings.
For an incredible coastal venue with a backdrop of crystal-clear waters, we recommend WaterColor Inn for your Santa Rosa Beach wedding. They have a diverse venue that accommodates a variety of styles from rustic to elegant and four distinct event locations: the WaterColor LakeHouse®, a 3,700 square-foot lakeside property with an open floor plan, cedar-lined walls, and elegant chandeliers which can host up to 300 guests; Marina Park, which can host up to 300 guests; Western Lake Park, which can host up to 200 guests, and WaterColor BoatHouse®, which can host up to 160 guests.
These event spaces suit ballroom, tented, restaurant, hotel, waterfront, or beach weddings. In addition to their stunning coastal views, they are an all-in venue offering event planning, custom catering, event staffing, accommodation, and fun recreational activities for you and your guests!
Celebration Hall in Santa Rosa beach is only minutes from the Gulf Coast, making it a convenient location to hold your reception. After your romantic beach ceremony, you can head to this class ballroom venue for a perfect blend of casual and formal on your big day. This venue stands out for its extravagant cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, wood beams, and European manor-inspired architecture. It can seat up to 300 guests and has landscaped and lite laws for outdoor events. It is also an ideal venue for bridal showers, engagement parties, and engagement parties.
The Celebration Hall has a total of 3,700 square feet and can seat a maximum of 300 people. The Hall also offers landscaped and lit lawns for outdoor ceremonies or receptions. In addition, they offer accommodation at the 30-A in suites, an on-site boutique hotel with 36 rooms, perfect for your guests if you’re thinking about having a destination wedding.
Bud and Alley’s has been known as one of the most popular beach wedding venues in Santa Rosa Beach for almost 30 years. This charming Waterfront Restaurant venue offers full-service event catering and is perfect for intimate and large weddings. They have a spectacular view of the Coast, and their courtyard overlooks white sandy beaches.
They are an open-air venue but can put up tents for a covered event at the client’s request. They can host a maximum of 75 guests for a seated plated dinner with a pre-selected menu and up to 120 seated guests for a buffet dinner.
Rosemary Beach Town hall has a capacity of up to 100 guests. It has a spacious hall that leads into a walled courtyard decorated with natural vegetation, providing the perfect flow between indoor and outdoor event spaces. It is a versatile event space that can be used for a ceremony and a reception afterward. Events can go on up to 10:45 pm, and the venue rental also includes a 16×10 storage room for staging.
With up to 200 guest capacity, Western Green provides ample beachfront event space with a sweeping lawn conveniently located along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. This perfect setting for a beach wedding overlooks the Coast’s pristine waters and can host both a ceremony and reception. In addition, the venue includes access to two bath houses that are maintained by Rosemary Beach Security.
Eastern Green at Santa Rosa Beach is also a beachfront event space like Western Green but placed in a more residential setting. This offers more privacy for your event while still giving you and your guests access to views of the Gulf. It is also slightly larger than Western Green and can accommodate up to 200 guests.
St. Augustine Green is surrounded by some of the most beautiful pieces of architecture and is nestled in the more subtle corners of Rosemary Beach. Suppose you would still love a wedding location near the beach but prefer more tranquil and quieter spots. In that case, St. Augustine Green is the best venue option for weddings at Rosemary beach. It is also larger than Western and Eastern Green and can host up to 200 guests, and its ample green, flexible space can be transformed into any layout for your wedding. It is also surrounded by greenery, offering more privacy for your wedding.
Rosemary Beach has one of the most stunning beaches in Florida, with white sugar sands and the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf. This venue hosts wedding ceremonies and the venue rental lasts as long as your ceremony does. Unfortunately, wedding receptions must be booked at a separate location; luckily, there are many venue options nearby in the Rosemary Beach community.
With its iconic bell tower, high ceilings, and gorgeous natural light pouring from its windows, The Chapel at Seaside is perfect for an elegant wedding. The venue features minimalist architecture and accommodates up to 175 guests for an indoor ceremony and 100 guests for a reception. Only a few steps away from the Gulf of Mexico, it is also a perfect place to have your reception after your beach wedding ceremony or vice versa. Because of its growing popularity, it’s best to secure a booking as soon as possible for your wedding.
Although finding a venue can be hard when you find the right one, it’s all worth it in the end. Hopefully, this list got you closer to finding the perfect location for your beach wedding in Santa Rosa Beach or Rosemary Beach.
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