A romantic Gulf Shore wedding is a fantastic way to start a new chapter in your life. The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa stands out for its scenic views, pristine beaches, and gorgeous gardens. This award-winning destination resort has over 35,000 sq ft of indoor event space and more than 550 acres of outdoor event space for your event. It provides a perfect venue for rehearsal dinners, receptions, and bridal spa days to get you and the bride tribe ready for the big day!
Capacity and Settings
The historic hotel has a range of event spaces, its largest; the Grand Ballroom can host up to 1,400 people in a reception setup and up to 600 in a banquet setup. For smaller events, they also have various rooms that range from 20 to 500 in capacity.
They can create weddings in a variety of settings, including ballroom, beach, waterfront, garden, historic venue, and garden weddings. Their Grand Lawn is the most notable of their outdoor event spaces, overlooking Mobile Bay; it’s the perfect location for a warm sunset reception. The lawn is decorated with large oaks, magnolias, and azaleas, which also bloom along the Grand Lagoon. They also have backup plans for outdoor weddings in case of a change in weather.
They also host wedding ceremonies which must be accompanied by a reception. Ceremony rehearsals are complimentary and can be arranged depending on the space’s availability.
Planning the perfect dream wedding can be a lot of work, and it helps to have experts with vast experience under their belt to help you work out the minute details. The Grand Hotel Gold Resort & Spa by Marriott offers just that through their Certified Wedding Planners. They are qualified to plan and coordinate weddings of all types and traditions, including military weddings.
Their Planners help you create a budget, menu, and table settings at their venue. They also help you identify photographers, florists, and entertainment. They also provide access to WiFi and on-site accommodation (ideal for destination weddings) and are a wheelchair-accessible venue. Overnight valet parking is available for guests at a fee, whereas self-parking is free of charge. They also have AV equipment and a dedicated electrician to help set up unique event lighting.
They also have fun add-ons to keep you and your guests entertained such as an old-fashioned fire on the beach with s’mores. They can also arrange charter boat fishing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, paint parties, pottery classes, and night golf events.
All event catering is provided in-house, and with the help of their Certified Planners, you can create a customized menu for your event. They also offer a kids’ menu and bar services. Your wedding cake, however, will have to be sourced from an outside vendor.
You can also rest assured that your event will be expertly handled by their experienced service staff to ensure that you and your guests have a great experience. They have bridal and groom’s suites, which come with their own mouthwatering menus, and can arrange a bridesmaid’s luncheon.
They have a detailed wedding packed with a full list of services and catering options for your wedding.
Visit their website to see their offers of resort amenities for relaxation and entertainment.
Venue: The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Photography: Dalton Young Weddings