The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach Wedding

Whether you are planning a ballroom, waterfront, garden, hotel, or beach wedding, the Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach strives to exceed expectations and provides one of the most breathtaking venues you could use for your coastal beach wedding. Start your new life on 600 feet of a white sand beach or a well-maintained lawn overlooking the coast and surrounded by lush palm trees.

This venue has dedicated ceremony and reception areas, a dressing room, an indoor event space, open and covered outdoor event space, and offers accommodation on-site. They also service bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. It is also important to note that beach weddings at this location are pretty popular. This venue’s off-peak season only runs from December through February.


They have several venue options that couples can choose from depending on the style and atmosphere they are going for. For example, the Island Green is an outdoor garden and waterfront venue with scenic views of the coast, a pristine lawn, and lush palm trees; it accommodates up to 500 people. The Tavern on the Island is an indoor venue with a capacity of 120. It is perfect for warm and classy sit-down receptions. It has wooden floors, ceilings, and elegant chandeliers; its floor-to-ceiling windows provide perfect views of the venue’s scenic grounds.

Their Maui Ballroom seats 350 people and is perfect for a banquet-style setup; it is a spacious 4,800 square feet with views of the gulf and a dance floor. The Capri Ballroom is a smaller version of Maui and can host 150 guests. They also have the Fiji room, which can host 120 people and is notable for its high ceilings and wooden floors. Finally, the Aruba Room can host 230 people and features classy white walls and bright lighting. It’s perfect for a plated, sit-down dinner. The minimum amount of guests required to book the venue is 50.

Their site fee includes chairs, tables, china, flatware, glassware, an altar, arches, centerpieces, a dance floor, and linen. They offer setup and clean-up services to make handling your big day much more manageable. They also offer free parking for your guests and are wheelchair accessible. 

Catering and Services

Their catering services included cake cutting and service staff. In addition, they also offer various bar services, including a cash bar, an open bar, and a champagne toast. Couples have the option of a buffet, plated, or food station serving style for their wedding. They can also prepare a cocktail reception and Hors d’oeuvres. Their expert staff will help you create a specially curated wedding menu that your guests will absolutely love. 

Their planner can help you with other event planning aspects such as seating arrangements and design. They can also help you coordinate your ceremony and choose the perfect wedding menu to serve your guests at the reception. 

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Venue: The Island Hotel

Photography/Videography: Dalton Young Weddings