Many brides-to-be dream of having a St. Augustine Beach wedding. But not many future brides know how to start planning for one. Once you find the perfect St. Augustine beach wedding location but before selecting dresses, colors, flowers or any other crucial details, you need to know whether the city, county or state owns that part of the St. Augustine coastline. More importantly, since all beaches are public, you will need to know which of the St. Augustine Beach wedding permits is right for you on your special day.
Types of St. Augustine Beach Wedding Permits
There are multiple St. Augustine beach stretches that are ideal for a beach wedding. Some St. Augustine beaches are managed by the state of Florida. Others are managed by St. John’s county and others are under the management of the city of St. Augustine Beach itself. Each government entity requires a different application, a different usage fee and has a different amount of wait time before receiving approval. Each kind of beach has specific rules and regulations, too. Florida Beach Weddings has all the information at their fingertips and is happy to take that concern off your list.
Florida State Park Beach Wedding Permits
State Park beaches, like Anastasia State Park, have always been a destination of choice for weddings because of their absence of buildings and abundance of large parking lots. There are two types of permits for Anastasia: 20 or less guests, and over 20 guests. There is only one permit allowed, per time slot, per day. So, we want to obtain the your beach wedding permit as soon as possible, to insure your desired date, and time.
St. John’s County Beach Beach Wedding Permits
One County beach access point in particular, located at the end of Dondaville Road, has fine white sand and drive-on parking, but require four-wheel drive access. There are many other beach accesses that are traffic fee. All of St. John’s county requires a beach wedding permit. The average wait time for processing the permit is two weeks.
City of St. Augustine Beach Wedding Permits
The City of St. Augustine Beach is a small community within St. John’s County. This stretch of approximately three miles on the beach, requires its own permitting. There are several residences along this stretch of beach, and a beach wedding would not be allowed due to local ordinances (this is only true for this small stretch of beach within the City of St. Augustine Beach).
Avoid the St. Augustine Beach Wedding Permit Red Tape
Many brides-to-be are way too busy planning the big event, in addition to working on their career and enjoying other aspects of their wedding planning, to be researching and applying for St. Augustine Beach wedding permits. Florida Beach Weddings takes the work out of selecting the perfect location. Just tell Florida Beach Weddings your location requirements and we will suggest specific sites for your consideration. If any permits are required, we will obtain them for you and add the cost of the permit to the price of your St. Augustine Beach wedding package.