St. Augustine Beach Weddings
St. Augustine beach weddings combine the best of both worlds- a beautiful historic downtown with the tropical beaches of Florida. All of our Florida beach wedding packages are available in the St. Augustine area. With many unique dining options, day trips, excursions and sight seeing options, you and your guests will get to escape reality and enjoy an experience like no other.
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States and with that comes more character than you could ever imagine. While you are down for your St. Augustine beach wedding you can enjoy a haunted ghost tour, a horse and carriage ride downtown, cobblestone streets, quant bed and breakfasts and fine dining like no other. For ideas and inspiration on what to do while in St. Augustine, check out Visit St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Beach Weddings truly let you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a vacation like no other. Leave the big city life behind and escape to St. Augustine for your Florida Beach Wedding.
Our favorite St. Augustine beach wedding locations are listed below. We look forward to working with you on making your dream beach wedding come true. Whether you are looking to elope in Florida or have a luxurious escape to paradise surrounded by all of your friends and family, we are here to help you.
St. Augustine Beach Wedding Packages
St. Augustine beach wedding packages are the ideal way to plan a beach wedding ceremony. Details of what is included in all of our St. Augustine beach wedding packages can be found on the packages pages as well as photos to show you some of the many options available. You choose the package that fits your needs and then start customizing it to fit your colors and style. We have a wide variety of canopy material color choices, chair sash color, ceremony choices to be read by your included officiant, and ceremony music. If you are looking to make your St. Augustine wedding even more unique, you can upgrade to a custom ceremony playlist to play your special song, and you can write personal vows for your ceremony.
St. Augustine Beach Elopements
Our Florida Simply Package is designed to be a complete elopement package. We make sure you feel as special as any bride during your elopement ceremony. We include a four post bamboo canopy, a ceremony officiant, a photographer to provide you with the photos taken, a keepsake sand ceremony and legal filing of your Florida marriage license. You can also upgrade to our Natural Canopy decor for a beautiful setup, or our tropical canopy decor for the beach style to show. If you will be having guests (6 maximum) You can also check out our Simply Deluxe Package with chairs and music.
This is our most affordable St. Augustine Beach Wedding Package with all the bells and whistles. With our Nautical Knot Package, you get a 3 post bamboo “canopy” draped in two colors, your choice of aisle-way from our selections, chairs, music, ceremony officiant, sand ceremony and more. If you are looking to bring your guests down for a beautiful and affordable beach wedding ceremony, walk down the aisle, be surrounded by your friends and family and have beautiful decor, this is a package to check out.
Our Destiny beach wedding package in St. Augustine comes with a four post bamboo canopy draped in your two color choices, chairs, aisle-way, canopy topper, music, ceremony officiant, sand ceremony and more. What is different in the Destiny and Nautical Package? The Destiny Beach wedding package includes a full bamboo canopy, more music choices, more aisle-way choices, more canopy toppers and more chairs.
Distinctive Design Packages
Our Distinctive Design Packages are a favorite among our brides. We make sure every decor detail has been covered. With upgraded bamboo canopies elegantly draped, dramatic aisle-ways, a chalkboard sign announcing the couple, a refreshment station for your guests’, an upgraded sand ceremony vase and more, your Pinterest dreams will come to life. Check out our many different designs available by visiting our Packages page and selecting one of our Distinctive Designs.
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Hotels for your St. Augustine Beach Wedding Ceremony
Where should you stay for your St. Augustine Beach Wedding Ceremony? If you will be staying at a hotel directly on the beach, we may be able to perform your beach wedding ceremony there. If you are hoping for this option, consider having your guests stay at this hotel as well to eliminate any parking issues. If you are looking for a more unique feel, consider staying in a hotel downtown and using one of our provided locations for your beach wedding ceremony in St. Augustine.
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort
If you are looking for an all-inclusive St. Augustine Beach wedding, Embassy Suites is an ideal location for you. You can book their oceanfront banquet room for your reception and have one of our beautiful beach wedding ceremonies on the beach right at the hotel. There are no permit fees to have your ceremony here, but it is only valet parking and will make it difficult if most of your guests will be staying elsewhere. This is one of the few options for hotels that are directly on the beach in St. Augustine. You will need a required beach wedding permit to have your ceremony at the Embassy Suites in St. Augustine.
The Castillo Real resort is located on the beach in St. Augustine. We can perform all of our St. Augustine beach wedding packages here. However, for our larger packages, all of your guests must be staying at this location as the parking is very limited for non-hotel guests. If you are planning a more intimate beach wedding here, consider going to the La Cocina for dinner, located directly in the hotel. This makes your day as smooth as possible. Eliminating any and all travel, makes for a stress-free beach wedding ceremony.
Anastasia State Park Weddings
Anastasia State Park is our ideal location for St. Augustine Beach weddings. Just a short drive from downtown St. Augustine, you will have a wide variety of dining options to choose from for your reception. Anastasia State Park has a large parking lot, so it is a great option for small or large weddings. There are no buildings on the beach and no driving, so you get nothing but beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and beach dunes. There is a permit fee for an Anastasia State Park Wedding, the price depends on the size of your wedding. For more information on an Anastasia Sate Park Wedding, check out our information here.
Butler Beach Weddings
Butler Beach is a great option if you have guests that would have a hard time getting down to the beach. Butler Beach allows beach driving for 4 wheel drive vehicles ONLY. The beautiful walkway down to your beach wedding will make for beautiful photos. However, since this is a beach driving beach, it tends to be the busier option of our St. Augustine beach wedding locations. There is a permit fee to have your wedding ceremony at Butler Beach.
Reception Venues for your St. Augustine Beach Wedding
If you are looking for a unique, yet elegant, dinner reception after your St. Augustine beach wedding ceremony, A1A Ale works is a place to be considered. They have two private dining options, one for up to 60 guests and one for larger parties, so weddings of all sizes can have a private dining option. This unique St. Augustine reception area will complete your experience in Florida. This is about a 3 mile drive from our Anastasia State Park weddings, so close and convenient for your guests. You can also arrange to walk around downtown and explore all St. Augustine has to offer after dinner.
Bring the tropical feel of your St. Augustine beach wedding ceremony to your reception and complete your night at the Conch House. The Conch House has a Caribbean feel, fresh seafood, unique dining huts, views of the water and marina and a fun, laid back atmosphere. Your guests will love getting to experience a venue unlike any other. You brought them to sunny Florida, make sure you show off all the amazing features of the area and allow them to relax at a reception unlike any other they have attended.
When is the best time for a St. Augustine Beach Wedding?
Winter Weddings- Winter weddings allow you to take advantage of emptier beaches, earlier wedding times and out of season discounts. The beaches are beautiful for a ceremony as they tend to be much less crowded. The sun also sets earlier in the winter, so you can plan for an afternoon or even a beautiful 4:00 wedding start time, making the rest of the night right on schedule for dinner, dancing and an unforgettable evening. You will also be able to take advantage of out of season rates on hotels and possibly even dining and tours.
Fall Weddings- Fall weddings allow you to take advantage of the warm weather and less crowded beaches. Fall is a beautiful time in Florida as the extreme summer heat has left, but you can still relax and enjoy sunshine days in the sun.
Summer Beach Weddings- If you are looking for a vacation and beach wedding all in one, summer is your perfect time. We plan our weddings either early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the beachgoers. You will be able to enjoy sunshine, swimming in the ocean, the pools and all the fun events that take place in the summer months. This is ideal when you travel with kids.
Spring Beach Weddings- Spring comes complete with the perfect weather for a beach wedding, not too hot and not too cold. You can enjoy a day relaxing on the beach or a day out experiencing downtown St. Augustine without getting too hot. Spring weddings also allow you to take advantage of amazing wedding times and have a little bit of an earlier ceremony, allowing plenty of time for photos and reception time.
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St. Augustine Beach Wedding FAQs
When is the best time for a beach wedding in St. Augustine?
We recommend doing an evening or morning wedding. This gets you out of the Florida heat as much as possible and the beaches tend to be less crowded. If possible we would recommend scheduling a weekday wedding. The beaches are far less busy and you are more likely to get the “private” beach feel every bride dreams of.
We are staying on the beach in St. Augustine. Can we have our wedding at our location?
In some cases, we can certainly have your beach wedding behind your hotel or beach house. We would need to exact address to determine if a beach wedding there is possible.
Do I need a beach wedding permit?
Most of our beach weddings in St. Augustine do require you to have a permit. We do have a location for our Simply Beach wedding package that we can use without getting a permit. The permit fee depends on the location and your amount of guests.
What is the best location for my St. Augustine Beach wedding?
We highly recommend Anastasia State Park. With a large parking lot, all wedding parties will be easily covered. There is also no driving on the beach, which means no cars in your background. And, there are no buildings blocking the views and there are beautiful dunes to complete your beach wedding look.