Florida west coast beach weddings are extremely popular right now. No wonder! For destination weddings on the beach there is no better location to get married as the sun goes down than over the warm, Gulf waters. But are destination weddings in Florida affordable? You’d be surprised at how cheap a Tampa wedding can be…even with so many details included. That’s why we can help you as a Tampa beach wedding planner.
Beach wedding on a budget packages
All inclusive beach wedding packages are the way to go when planning a destination wedding. Hands down they are worry-free since you don’t have to worry about setting anything up or taking it down. When you choose your Florida wedding package, what you see online is what you will get on the beach! You make your choices and voila! your wedding ideas become reality. Once you’ve chosen an all inclusive wedding, you can decide on a location. Here are some of our brides’ favorite beach wedding venues on the Gulf coast:
Clearwater Beach Weddings
Beach weddings in Clearwater are so popular right now. The sunset vista is really what engaged couples want in their wedding pictures. Depending on what Clearwater Beach wedding package you choose, like the Beach Beginnings package pictured below, our photographer may be included. It is always an option to add photography and we suggest considering it. Here’s why: our beach wedding photographer has photographed hundreds of outdoor weddings. The beach lighting can go from light to dark, be cloudy, misty, or windy in the same afternoon! Our photographers are experienced and can adjust to any conditions so you get the best wedding pictures! Most importantly, they know how to capture the sunset at every stage as it sets after your Gulf beach wedding. All the photographs our our website were taken by our own professional photographers.
Indian Rocks Beach Weddings
This beach is a quieter alternative for all your beach wedding ideas and so romantic. If you are looking for Florida destination weddings all inclusive packages, Indian Rocks Beach can meet your needs at a cheaper price due to permit fees. Just south of Clearwater Beach, you will find the same stunning sunsets and blue water with less expense. It’s also very easy to travel to, especially if you stay at the Holiday Inn Harbourside. You and your guests can enjoy staying at the hotel and take a one minute walk to 4th Avenue, where we will hold your Indian Rocks Beach wedding ceremony.
St. Pete Beach Weddings
Florida beach wedding packages in St. Petersburg Beach are hot, hot, hot! Recently named the Nation’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor, a St. Pete beach wedding is truly one of the best Clearwater beach wedding venues in Pinellas County you can choose. Fun and with plenty to keep you busy. Do you want a sunset beach wedding…this is your destination!
Elope In Florida
Do you want to elope in Florida instead of having a full size wedding? We offer a beautiful way to do that. Check out our Florida elopement packages and choose the wedding inspiration you love. You can still enjoy a decorated canopy under which to tie the knot…all-inclusive with wedding pictures.
Florida Marriage License
Wondering about how to obtain a Florida marriage license? It’s easy. Our Florida wedding planners will guide you through the process and we have detailed resources here for you. Best of all, we officially file it for you after the ceremony, if you used our wedding officiant. Some couples like to use their own minister, but our wonderful officiants are included in each wedding package.
Our Tampa Beach Weddings Location
Our business location in Clearwater is close to the Gulf beaches in order to provide you with the best service possible. Why not meet us on the beach to have your Clearwater Beach wedding ceremony soon? It’s easy: just book your date, choose your all inclusive Clearwater Beach wedding package and relax until it’s time to say, “I do”. Contact us today for more information.
Pass-A-Grille Beach weddings are beautiful, affordable, and relaxing. Pass-a-Grille Beach is a southern most neighborhood in St. Pete Beach. You can rest assured that you and your guests will not be disappointed in your choice to have your Florida Destination wedding at this Gulf beach location. After all, St. Pete Beach is the number one beach in America! It offers a wide variety of activities for all ages, before and after your St. Pete beach wedding.
Activities for Pass-A-Grille Beach Weddings:
- Visit Shell Island. A barrier island filled with unique shells. You can find small treasures to bring home with you.
- Pass-A-Grille Beach is known for their dolphin sightings. As you are viewing the spectacular sunset, wouldn’t be amazing if you caught sight of dolphins playfully swimming in the Gulf-of Mexico. It can happen with our Florida destination wedding packages!
- Want a unique reception experience? You can reserve the Riverboat Cruise. After your wedding, why not board this cruise for fine dining, while watching the spectacular sunset, and hopefully see the dolphins, too. Of course there are plenty of fine restaurants with separate rooms that are ideal for a wedding reception too.
- For the fishing enthusiasts, there is fishing off the pier. As well, as deep sea fishing charters.
- The calm, warm Gulf beach waters are perfect for paddle boarding.
- Surely we can’t forget that sunbathing is an activity, too! Just remember, where your sunscreen, you don’t want to be sunburned for your wedding photos.
- Dine on fresh, locally caught seafood at one of the local restaurants…beach cocktails too!
- Ice cream parlors, and unique shops all add to your Florida Destination wedding experience in Pass-A-Grille Beach. Check out visitpassagrille.com for all the latest happenings.
All of our packages are available for Pass-A-Grille-Beach Weddings:
Simply Package: Our elegant elopement package for the couple getting married who want a natural bamboo canopy with flowing material, photographer, and officiant.
Nautical Knot: This is great beach wedding on a budget package. If you are having a smaller Pass-a-Grille Beach Wedding with a guest count of 35 or less, this bamboo Arch with several flowing material colors, chairs aisle way, music, and officiant.
Destiny Package: perfect for small, or large Pass-A-Grille Beach Weddings. Includes the Bamboo canopy with several décor choices, chairs, music, officiant.
Distinctive Design Package: This is the ceremony choice for elegant Florida Beach weddings. Our custom, all-inclusive beach wedding package. Includes
beautiful beach décor options, as well as water station for your guests’ comfort and enjoyment. The only thing you need to add is our wedding photography.
You can rest assured that when you choose Pass-A-Grille for your Florida destination beach wedding ceremony, you will never have a dull moment. You will also be creating memories that will last a lifetime. It is a great alternative to weddings in Clearwater, which can be a busier beach location. Interested in Pass-A-Grille Beach Weddings? Contact us today to learn more!
So you’re about to get married on the beach: a dream come true with your friends and family. They’ve likely traveled a bit to get to your destination wedding so why not put them at ease with a Beach Wedding Welcome Party before the special day? It’s a great way for everyone to relax, mix and mingle before you tie the knot. We know you haven’t had much stress while planning your beach ceremony (planning is so easy), but still excitement and anticipation are high. Here are some tips to help everyone unwind before the big event.
Tips for an Amazing Beach Wedding Welcome Party
Most likely you will be using a restaurant near your chosen beach location or a hotel party room. No matter where you host your welcome wedding party, you can make it memorable. Bеасh wеddіngѕ аrе usually mоrе саѕuаl аnd lеѕѕ fоrmаl thаn оthеr tуреѕ оf traditional wеddіngs, although still stunning like this Floral Distinctive Design wedding on St. Augustine beach below. Ѕо you can take the pressure off by having everyone dress for relaxation.
Everyone loves a charcuterie board, like the one below from Tastes Better From Scratch. A grazing table is ususally a large table with beautifully displayed meats, cheeses, nuts, jams, crackers, etc. for your guests to ‘graze’ while enjoying the cocktail hour. No, you don’t have to do it yourself: it can be ordered!
Serve Lighter Food
Choose foods that are flavorful, and prepared in a variety of creative ways. Ocean foods such as fish tacos are always delightful, or a dip. Think of wraps or sliders. A good idea might be mini burgers as appetizers and fresh salads. Why not something like the Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites shown below. Be sure to offer your guests fresh non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic cocktails. As the bride, you may wish to sip sparkling water to keep you skin fresh and ready for your special day!
Fruit and Beach Themed Dishes
Smaller beach weddings also offer the opportunity for some fun food ideas with a tropical theme. Even pizza is go, no formal tables necessary for an intimate wedding. You can have a watermelon fruit bowl shaped like a shark with melon balls inside, or other food or dips in seaside themed dishes if that’s something you love. Why not some pineapples that look like palm trees like this one from Pinterest? Unforgettable at a destination wedding!
Personalize your Party
Your wеddіng welcome party can be matched to your wedding package thеmе which will delight fаmіlіеѕ аnd frіеndѕ. Are you having a blue wedding like the Shades of the Ocean Destiny Package pictured below, a neutral wedding or perhaps tropical wedding? Small, lovely favors that guests can take away as memorable gifts are appropriate at a beach theme party like this…shell and pebble candles are a good example. You can also have guests sign a large card or keepsake book with their best wedding wishes for you and your beloved.
Another fun thing you can do if you are having your welcome party at a hotel is оffеr ѕіgnаturе drіnkѕ based on your seaside wedding theme or chosen beach location. For instance, Siesta Key has a signature spiced rum that has won awards, distilled in Sarasota. How about a tropical cocktail that has the color of the sea: a Blue Margarita, with blue curaçao. It reminds us of the Gulf water in St. Pete! For non-alcoholic options, how about the Fuzzless Navel? This is a thirst-quenching tropical drink that all ages can enjoy with a combination of peach nectar and orange juice poured over ice and garnished with slices of citrus fruit. Add this to your Daytona Beach wedding welcome party and have some fun!
So after the welcome party is over, it’s time for the real party to start. The wedding day that is! Click here to book your affordable Beach Wedding! We offer vow renewals, beach elopements, commitment ceremonies. We are a Couples Choice® Winner. Compare beaches and plan your Florida beach ceremony today.
The World’s Most Famous Beach may also added to the list of World’s Most Famous Beach Wedding. With a uniquely distinct beach atmosphere, cool Atlantic waves and endless entertainment it’s no wonder this ocean beach is so popular. However, within the Daytona Beach area, there are a variety of beaches to choose from, each with its own personality and characteristics like Ponce Inlet featured in the photograph below. One of them may be right for you! Read on to find out more about the best Daytona Beach Wedding Locations.
Bride and groom kissing Ponce Inlet Beach
On Daytona Beach:
The Shores Resort and Spa
If you’re looking for the kind of place where you can do it all, this is it. The Shores has award winning accommodations, both top end and poolside dining, spa, nightly bar specials, oceanfront bonfire pits, breathtaking views. Oh and did we mention you can walk right from your hotel room to the beach for your marriage ceremony! Talk about convenience. The Shores also offers a variety of seasonal sale rates on rooms for the complete affordable beach wedding experience!
The Shores Resort in Daytona Beach with wedding couple
Daytona Beach Shores wedding couple on the beach
Best Western Aku Tiki
Happy hour, free breakfast, in room kitchenette option, this hotel is like a vacationers home away from home. And Aku Tiki rates reflect it’s friendly accommodations. They boast, ” The new tropical style remains true to the unique beach character guests have come to know and love, while giving the hotel new life, reflective of the fun Daytona Beach spirit.” You’ll get a real island experience and swim in one of Daytona’s largest all-tile heated pools! This hotel is also family friendly, with a kiddie pool, picnic area, and family recreation area with basketball, table tennis, and shuffleboard. It’s also one of the closest to entertainment areas. Again, walk right from your room to the beach for your wedding by the sea – the Beach Bliss package is perfect!
Beach Bliss complete wedding package
Hilton Garden Inn
On the north end of the Daytona Beach map, this Hilton hotel is conveniently located near great local attractions. Oceanfront pool, fitness center, on site restaurant, and room service all allow you to check in, kick back, and enjoy your beach vacation! A special romance package may also be available. This hotel also offers great rates to fit in your budget friendly beach wedding. And AGAIN, on minute you’re in your hotel room, the next you’re walking down to your dream beach wedding!
Hilton Garden Inn Daytona Beach
Other Nearby Beaches:
Wilbur by the Sea
While this beach spot is not connected to a hotel, it offers a slightly more private beach wedding experience. What you lose in convenience of being able to walk from your hotel room to the beach, you make up for in tranquil beach atmosphere with fluffy, white sand and subtle sunsets. Also, this location has a large public parking lot just a block from the beach. So this location is a great option to accommodate large wedding groups. And there are some great Airbnb options. Or, you can still stay in the heart of the action and Daytona entertainment with just a 10-15 minute ride to this excellent beach spot.
Wilbur-By-The-Sea wedding couple
Wilbur Beach bride with veil at sundown kissing groom
Ponce Inlet Jetty
This is certainly one of the most unique beach spots of them all. The pictures speak louder than words. This beach is situated on the southern portion of the greater Daytona Beach area. It’s about a 20 minute drive from the entertainment hub of Daytona. However, the landscape and vibe of Ponce Inlet will have you feeling like you’re on a secluded island with emerald waters. With the climbable lighthouse, walk-along jetty, and gorgeous sand dunes, this beach is simply picturesque. And why not celebrate your first dinner as newlyweds oceanfront at North Turn or riverfront at Off the Hook .
Ponce Inlet Daytona Beach ceremony
Bride and Groom Ponce Inlet Beach walkway
Find your perfect beach Daytona Beach Wedding location and get married with a Florida sunset. Our couples give us 4.9 out of 5 stars on Wedding Wire. Want to find out more about our all inclusive wedding packages? CLICK HERE to book your Florida Beach Wedding!