Virtual Tour: Weddings in Daytona Beach

Mention Daytona Beach and folks think of NASCAR or Bike Week, however Daytona Beach has much more to offer. Many people have not discovered the true beauty of the Daytona Beach area with its individual beaches scattered like gems along the Atlantic coast. At Florida Beach Weddings company, we have found the ideal locations for Daytona Beach weddings and reception venues. If you are looking for a more traditional reception, our hotel suggestions will be able to provide you with ballrooms and dining rooms where you can have a catered meal, a DJ, wedding cake, and enjoy all the traditions of a wedding reception like you would at home. The hotel options below, along with many others in Daytona Beach, will allow you to have your beach wedding with us at the SAME location as your reception, and often for a fraction of the price you would pay to have your ceremony at the hotel (and with more decor too!)

Daytona Beach Shores

A bride and groom celebrate their Daytona Beach Weddings at the Shores resort and spa.

With beautiful white sand beaches sprinkled with pink, and the white cap waves of the Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach Shores is an ideal choice for the beach lover. The beach is wide giving lots of room for your beach wedding setup with the beautiful decor options you choose. Just a short drive from Orlando and St. Augustine, you will also have endless entertainment options surrounding you. And Daytona Beach Shores weddings are the most affordable. If you stay for your honeymoon, and why wouldn’t you, you can surf, jump the waves, or just take it easy on the beach. There is usually a robust sea breeze so plan your wedding hair and dress accordingly. Find out more about a wedding in Daytona Beach Shores.

Ponce Inlet Beach 

Daytona Beach Weddings at Ponce Inlet Point Park

Ponce Inlet bride and groom married on beach with lighthouse in background

Rolling dunes, raw nature and magical walkways. Ponce Inlet Beach weddings are a destination bride’s dream. Complete with soft white sand, beautiful dunes and amazing views of the Ponce Inlet lighthouse. You will get to make your unforgettable grand entrance on one of the beautiful wooden walkways as your partner catches a glance of you from the dunes. The perfect first look moment for unforgettable photos. Trail your feet in the crystal clear water as you have your first kiss together. Ponce Inlet Beach Weddings are great for smaller wedding parties as you do not have a large parking lot for your guests. Any of our beach wedding packages look great in Ponce Inlet. Find out more about a beach wedding in Ponce Inlet.

New Smyrna Beach Weddings

New Smyrna Beach Weddings in Florida at a private house on the beach.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida is a small city just outside of Daytona Beach with endless entertainment and dining options. New Smyrna Beach wedding couples will enjoy beautiful dunes on a 17 mile stretch of white sand beach, the blue Atlantic ocean with white wave caps, and a vibrant, eclectic vibe. New Smyrna Beach hosts many wine walks, craft beer walks, art walks and other local events. We recommend checking their event calendar before your wedding and try to plan an outing with your bridal party or guests. Flagler Avenue is a popular hit among guests visiting New Smyrna Beach. With unique boutiques, restaurants and events for the day time and a lively party atmosphere at night, it has something for every one of your wedding guests.  Find out ore about weddings in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Ormond Beach Weddings

Wedding on Ormond Beach, Florida

With a wedding on Ormond Beach, you will have the beautiful Atlantic Ocean waves and soft sand of this north Florida beach, as well as access to some great hotels, condos, and beach front parks. Continuing north, there is the small township of Ormond-by-the-Sea: a quaint beachfront town with homes and condos along the ocean. Tom Renick Park is a small oceanfront park that we have used for several of our Ormond Beach wedding ceremonies. Their pavilion can be reserved for a very small beach wedding reception for up to 12 people. If you like NASCAR, enjoy this birthplace of car racing and the many restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues it has to offer. Learn more about Ormond Beach Weddings.

Wilbur By The Sea

Wilbur By The Sea, Daytona Beach Florida wedding couple on the beach

Aaaaah the Gulf coast is not the only place in Florida where the sand is white and heavenly and the surf emerald green! Just a quick drive from the Daytona Beach Shores area, you have a wide variety of choices for hotel accommodations, restaurants and more, all while taking advantage of a less crowded beach loved by surfers and sun seekers. Just a short walk from the beach is the Wilbur by the Sea Boathouse, a great little reception venue with lots of free parking! Wilbur by the Sea is one of our best affordable and delightful Florida beaches. Find out more about Wilbur by the Sea.

Start Planning Now…it’s easy!

All of our beach wedding packages include the ceremony officiant from our beach wedding company. For all of our Florida weddings, a Florida marriage license is required. If you are out of town residents, we make sure you have the information to obtain your Florida Marriage license by mail. We can also host your vow renewal ceremony. If required, we will obtain the beach wedding permit for you, and just add the cost to your chosen package. Our all-inclusive wedding packages are beautiful, affordable, and stress-free when you choose us to perform your Florida destination beach wedding ceremony, especially in the Daytona Beach area. Take a look at some hotel wedding options below.

The Shores Hotel & Spa, Daytona Beach, Florida

The Shores Resort and Spa

One of our favorite locations for hotel weddings in Daytona Beach. The Shores Resort and Spa will give you the option to have a truly one-stop option to have your reception right at the hotel, after your beachfront wedding ceremony. The Shores Resort and Spa has many choices for your reception based on your wedding party size and budget. It is one of the most upscale hotels in Daytona Beach, all while being family friendly. It offers fire pits for smores, an entertaining pool deck, a restaurant inside, beautiful rooms and more.  Don’t forget the spa for the girls to have a relaxing spa day, as well as a place for the bride and bridal party to get their hair and makeup done; it couldn’t be a better choice for your beach wedding in Daytona.

Best Western Aku Tiki Inn on Daytona Beach, Florida

Best Western Auki Tiki Inn

Best Western Auki Tiki Inn provides a hot breakfast, cocktail hour, free wifi and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. According to booking.com the Best Western Auki Tiki inn is rated the best value in Daytona Beach. We love the idea of taking advantage of the cocktail hour with your guests to enjoy a nice evening at no additional cost to you! Your guests will appreciate the extra time with you as you take a break from your wedding day craziness, relax and enjoy the good company. The Best Western Auki Tiki Inn also allows you to have your reception at the hotel, making it easy and convenient for you to complete  your perfect Daytona Beach wedding day. 

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Is it an Elopement or Destination Wedding?

What is an Elopement?

Tropical Florida Beach Weddings and elopements

Long ago, ‘to elope’ was ‘to run away secretly in order to get married, especially without parental consent’. These days, there are many reasons behind why a couple might decide to ‘elope’. Most of the time it comes down to just wanting a wedding for two with a short, intimate ceremony. Here are a few of the most common reasons people choose to elope or opt for an intimate wedding:

  • A big event either doesn’t seem authentic or causes extra stress.
  • An elopement focuses more on the couple and less on the event. The focus of the wedding day is really just about the couple and the vows they want to include. 
  • Eloping saves money. The couple can choose to spend money on a destination and vacation honeymoon, rather than a big wedding. They can choose to get married at amazing locations like Siesta Key, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Miami Beach or historic St. Augustine, Florida.
  • Some people aren’t that close with their families. However a lot of couples choose to elope with limited friends and family. Florida Beach Weddings packages allow you to have up to six guests (but not a wedding party).
  • A second marriage. Eloping allows more possibilities and flexibility. When couples head off to get married with an intimate group or just the two of them and their officiant, they have a lot more options for where they can get married and what they can do. 
  • Eloping places more value on the experience than on ‘things”. Rather than spending money on table settings, fancy food, a bar, or DJ, eloping places the main value on the ceremony vows and marriage experience. 
  • More funds for the honeymoon. Whether that’s putting money towards traveling, or saving some of that cash for an epic honeymoon, eloping is budget friendly. Consider the thousands of dollars saved on a beautiful beach elopement versus the expense of a full blown wedding.

Destin Beach Elopements in Florida on the gulf Coast beaches.

Many elopements nowadays aren’t last minute at a local courthouse or decided on within a week. You can plan it that way, but you can also sit down as a couple and find a beautiful all inclusive package to elope in Florida on the beach – all from the comfort of your living room! Check out some complete elopement packages here.

Does it have to just be me and my significant other?

Some people do choose to elope with just the two of them but many couples like to bring along a few close friends or family members to celebrate their special day. However Elopement does NOT mean 30 people or surprise guests on the beach – that’s a destination wedding! Read more below if you and your fiancee want a larger, decorated ceremony with more guests.

Jacksonville Beach Elopements all inclusive

What is a Destination Wedding?

A destination wedding is a larger, more decorated wedding ceremony with guests (up to 100). It is considered a micro wedding if you have 20 guests or less, in a relaxed setting with a shorter ceremony. Either size will work for a Florida destination wedding! If a couple wants to they can have a larger party or reception at another venue like a restaurant afterward.

The secret to a successful destination wedding is NOT to do it yourself: just because you may not be having a big wedding doesn’t mean that the stress of planning disappears. Make it easy on yourself and your fiancee by hiring an experienced beach wedding company to plan and execute your precious wedding day. A professional wedding specialist will help with choosing wedding decorations, colors, music, vows, travel tips, accommodations, florist and more:

At one of our Destination beach wedding packages in Florida the couple says "I Do".

Options to Add Wedding Ceremony Songs: Don’t forget your playlist including the song you fell in love with for your first dance as a married couple.

Unity Ceremony: Like any other wedding, a beach wedding has meaning when a unity sand ceremony is included. True to it’s name, the wedding couple adds sand together to a keepsake sand vase, with the sand color of your choice. Seashell blessing is optional too.

Photographer: Chances are you won’t want to ask guests to take iPhone photos so don’t forget to add photography time to any wedding package. It’s affordable and having a professional beach wedding photographer at your wedding will ensure you have captured memories for years to come.

South Beach Weddings in Miami, Florida are the tropical and lively bride.

On-Trend, Beautiful Wedding Decorations: Your wedding on a budget won’t be busted! All the beach wedding items can be included that you would expect in a Florida wedding: bamboo, flower, shells, driftwood, anchors, lanterns. It’s up to you which complete package you choose.

Rustic Geometric arch on the beach

Rustic Geometric Arch

Affordable Wedding Locations: Popular beach wedding destinations include Siesta Key, Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, Miami Beach or historic St. Augustine, Florida and more. We offer beach wedding ceremonies on both the east coast of Florida and Gulf beaches on the west coast.

Ponce Inlet Beach Weddings with a sunset feel and views of the lighthouse.

Bride and groom sunset wedding Ponce Inlet Beach

A beach wedding in Florida is truly the best, most affordable destination wedding location you can choose for either an elopement or complete destination wedding. Other destinations can’t compare to the ease of getting married in the US at a ceremony in the sun and sea. Contact our beach wedding specialist today to plan your 2020 wedding today.

Cheap Daytona Beach Weddings

Wedding couple kissing at sunset on Daytona Beach
Couple saying vows on Daytona Beach with child

Beautiful, Budget-friendly Daytona Beach

Are you looking for an intimate, small Beach Wedding ceremony or elopement? In the Daytona Beach area on the east coast of Florida, you can do something a lot more intimate, with a smaller guest list and really enjoy your wedding day. The beach will have beautiful waves and be less crowded. And if you choose the right beach, such as Ponce Inlet or New Smyrna Beach, and you can get that white sand. Daytona area beaches are perfect for your first dance as a married couple.

Did You Know we have four beach wedding locations in Daytona?

  • Ponce Inlet – beautiful beach park with walkway that has no hotels and is very quiet with the best sand
  • Daytona Beach Shores – lots of hotels, private homes for rent with beautiful beach waves
  • New Smyrna Beach – cool beach town with Flagler avenue, bed and breakfasts, fun things to do for your guests
  • Ormond Beach – is quieter with more “no driving beach zones” but lots of hotels and restaurants for your guests

Why is Daytona Beach the Most Affordable Option?

You can often save upwards of 50% by using Daytona Beach for your wedding ceremony! Permits are less and a lot of our beach wedding locations don’t have parking fees. Hotels are often cheaper than the Gulf coast. Your wedding guests can add a vacation stay after your beach wedding – there is plenty to do:

All of our beach wedding packages can be tweaked to fit your guest limit. If you truly want an intimate Daytona Beach wedding, then one of our variations of the Florida Simply Package would be ideal. If you are looking for more colors and more traditional wedding choices, such as having a bridal party, an aisle-way, and more guests, our Nautical Knot is also an ideal choice. 

Wedding couple saying vows on Daytona Beach

Florida Simply Package

Our all-inclusive Florida Simply Package is a cheap beach wedding package that looks expensive! This package is good for the bride and groom only and up to six guests. It includes the bamboo canopy draped in your choice of white or ivory with the option to have a strand of starfish across the top of the bamboo canopy. We also include a unity sand ceremony, wedding officiant and ceremony photographer as a complete package with everything you need for your beach wedding ceremony to be a success. 

How to make the Florida Simply Package even more special

We believe in making your small Daytona Beach wedding just as eventful as any other wedding. You have the option to add additional photos for an additional charge. This keeps the photographer at the beach for up to 45 minutes (including the ceremony) to take posed photos of you down by the ocean. You will receive all the photos via digital download link, or you will have the option to have a CD of the photos mailed to you for an additional charge. We love this option for small Daytona Beach Weddings, so you make sure you have the best photos to bring home with you and show off to your friends. Adding a first dance is another way to make sure that your intimate beach wedding is unforgettable. 

couple married on Daytona Beach

Natural Simply Florida Beach Wedding Package

With all the perks of the Florida Simply Package but beautiful decor that will leave you breathless, our Natural Simply Florida beach wedding package is a favorite among our brides. With upgraded natural bamboo canopy, your choice of white or ivory material elegantly draped across the canopy and a natural branch and floral canopy topper, your Pinterest dreams will be a reality. For just $75.00 more you will get this beautiful upgraded decor for your small Daytona Beach Wedding ceremony. You can still add the additions such as extended ceremony photography and the first dance under the bamboo canopy. 

Tropical Simply Florida Beach Wedding Package

You’re having a beach wedding in Daytona so why not show off all the tropical beauty the beach has to offer and choose our Tropical Simply Florida beach wedding package. With upgraded, large bamboo, your choice of white or ivory elegantly draped material, palm frond and tropical floral arrangement topper and the added conch shell accents at the base of the canopy, you will feel like you’ve left reality and entered paradise for your small Daytona Beach Wedding. With this package, you are allowed up to six guests, including kids. 

Couple married with family on Daytona Beach

Simply Deluxe Beach Wedding Package

Our Simply Deluxe Beach Wedding Package has it all! What makes the Simply Deluxe Beach Wedding package the ideal choice for your small Daytona Beach Wedding Ceremony? This beach wedding package is the best beach wedding idea because you get the beautiful four post canopy of the Simply Package, but you also receive up to 6 chairs for your guests and your choice of traditional or steel drum music for the bride to walk down the aisle. This complete beach wedding package has a guest limit of 6 as it is meant for small Daytona Beach Weddings, and as with all of our Simply beach wedding packages we do not allow any bridal party. 

Beach wedding decor

Florida Nautical Knot Beach Wedding Package

If you are having more than six guests, or are looking for more decor and the option for a bridal party, our Nautical Knot Daytona Beach wedding package is for you. This Daytona Beach wedding package includes a 3 post bamboo canopy (two straight up and one going across) draped in your choice of two colors, your choice of starfish or floral topper from our selections, up to 14 chairs covered and sash in your color choice from our selections, traditional or steel drum music, officiant, ceremony photographer, and your choice of aisle-way from our selections. With our Nautical Knot beach wedding package, you can also have a bridal party. Keep the feel of a traditional wedding ceremony while escaping the expense and drama that goes with it!

Couple married holding hands on Daytona Beach
All of our Daytona Beach wedding packages can be perfect for a small Beach wedding. Melissa and Chase (shown under the blue canopy) chose our Anchors Away Distinctive Design Daytona Beach wedding package for them and their 8 guests, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Whether you are looking for intimate or luxurious, we have a Daytona Beach Wedding Package for you.

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