Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, Florida Wedding

Henderson Beach is the last remaining coastal scrub area in Destin and Henderson Beach Park was created to preserve and protect this area’s natural beauty so it stays open to the public for generations to come. Henderson Beach State Park is loved by couples and visitors alike for its breathtaking 30-foot shoreline of snow-white sand dunes overlooking the warm waters of the Gulf. Their scenic spaces are the perfect place for a romantic wedding experience especially if you love nature. 

Amazing Gulf Views

This venue’s breathtaking and pristine white sandy beach is perfect for glamorous beach weddings. You can say ‘I do’ against a soft background of glimmering emerald water at a beautiful venue that boasts 200 acres of exciting coastal wildlife. Henderson Beach State Park also stands out for its expansive 6,000 feet of shoreline – giving amazing views of the Gulf during your Destin beach wedding. In addition, if you love nature, then you’ll be delighted by the lush park’s rolling dunes, sand pines, scrub oaks, evergreens, southern magnolias, and rosemary that color the park’s captivating landscapes. 

Your Henderson Beach Wedding

For wedding ceremonies, couples can choose to have either a beach wedding on the sparking white sands of Henderson Beach or under a covered pavilion that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Either way, you are guaranteed a beautiful beachfront wedding. Couples are free to explore the landscape, take in nature and find the perfect spot for perfect wedding pictures in a natural setting. 

The venue can host up to 250 guests and its pricing structure is based on your guest lists – the smaller the guest list, the lower the venue fees. Beach weddings have a maximum capacity of 250 guests, whereas their pavilions have a maximum capacity of 150 guests. 

After Hours Reception

Herson Beach State Park hosts wedding receptions after hours. An After Hours reception runs from 12pm until 10pm, by when all guests and vendors must have left the park. They require private event staff for After Hours events as the park is closed to the general public from sunset.

Their After Hours reception booking fee includes pavilion rental (your reception venue), 10 tables with fixed seating that accommodates up to 80 guests, security, event staff, and commercial bistro lights. 


Some of the services they offer for wedding receptions and ceremonies include a reserved beach area for your wedding ceremony on state-protected property, pavilion rentals (available for both daytime and night events), restrooms, banquet table, and linen rentals, pavilion lighting, event staff to service your wedding, and bottled water for your beach wedding guests that comes in a stylishly decorated tub. In addition, they offer beach wheelchair rentals at no charge. 

Henderson Beach State Park’s team has a team of experienced event coordinators that will help you plan your dream beach wedding. They also require the use of a registered wedding coordinator to help plan your wedding and ensure that you have a smooth experience.

Watch this Henderson Beach State Park Wedding Video

Enjoy watching this Henderson Beach State Park wedding highlight video!

Imagine your dream wedding coming to life at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, Florida!

Venue: Henderson Beach State Park

Photography/Videography: Dalton Young Weddings