St. Augustine Beach Weddings
St. Augustine beach weddings combine the best of both worlds: a beautiful, historic district downtown with the tropical beaches of Florida. All of our popular beach wedding packages are available in the St. Augustine area: this includes Palm Coast and Flagler Beach. 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 more character than you could ever imagine. The highlight is the Castillo de San Marcos: the oldest masonry fortress in the United States. This St. Augustine fort is a treasure not to be missed. While you are here for your beach wedding you can also enjoy a haunted ghost tour, a horse and carriage ride downtown, cobblestone streets, bed and breakfasts, and fine dining. For more ideas and inspiration on what to do while in St. Augustine, check out Visit St. Augustine.
We recommend Vilano Beach* or Anastasia State Park as a choice spot for your ceremony. Just north of St. Augustine and popular for its casual atmosphere, quiet ambiance, and natural surroundings. The photo below shows Amanda and Josh after saying their vows at sunset. Leave the big city behind and escape here for your beautiful destination wedding! We look forward to working with you to make your dream beach wedding come true. *Note: Vilano Beach is great for small weddings, but can have a very big hill. The easiest beach for accessibility is Anastasia.
All-inclusive St. Augustine Beach Wedding Packages
Our popular beach wedding packages are the ideal way to plan a beach wedding ceremony. Details of what is included in all of our complete Florida weddings can be found on the packages pages as well as photos to show you 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 vow choices to be read by your included officiant, and ceremony music. To make your St. Augustine wedding even more unique, you can upgrade to a custom ceremony playlist to play your special song, or you can write personal vows for your ceremony (see vow samples here).
My Husband and I were married on St. Augustine Beach, FL on December 15, 2020. It was a BEAUTIFUL ceremony! We could not have asked for anything more! Thank you to Pam and her wonderful team! We had such a great time and really enjoyed the photograph session! Perfect beach wedding ceremony!!!
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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. The Sea Turtle Pavilion is available for small, outdoor wedding receptions. 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.
Palm Coast, located in Flagler County, is a small town located just south of St. Augustine and just north of Daytona Beach, Florida. Palm Coast has a large beach front community known as Hammock Dunes. With its luxury homes, condominiums and over 2500 acres of pristine properties covering over five miles of shoreline, there are plenty of options for you and your guests. This massive community has luxury condos, large homes, golfing, as well as other amenities.
In Flagler Beach, enjoy fishing off the pier. Or, spend the day enjoying the beautiful Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. This State Park has beautiful views of the gardens and large coquina rock on the beaches. It is very relaxed and has lovely, brown sugar sand.
Check out these photos from some of our recent St. Augustine Beach weddings. All photographs were taken by our staff photographers. These can be added to any of our packages to complete your one stop shop destination beach wedding in St. Augustine, Florida.
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 is over, but you can still relax and enjoy sunshine days in the sun and ocean. It is the perfect time to renew your vows, have a commitment ceremony or plan a complete Florida wedding ceremony,
Summer Beach Weddings: If you want a vacation and beach wedding all in one, summer is the perfect time. We plan our weddings either early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the sun bathers. 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 if you travel with kids who will enjoy a sun and sea beach wedding.
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 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 wedding photos and reception time.
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 recommend scheduling a weekday wedding. The beaches are far less busy and you are more likely to get the “private” beach feel every engaged couple dreams of.
Do I need a beach wedding permit?
Most of our beach weddings in St. Augustine do require you to have a permit. The permit fee depends on the location and the amount of participants joining you on the beach for your special day.
What is the best location for my St. Augustine Beach wedding?
We highly recommend Anastasia State Park. There is no driving on the beach, which means no cars in your background. There are no buildings blocking the views and there are beautiful dunes to complete your beach wedding photos. A small, romantic pavilion venue is available to rent for your wedding reception. And, it has a large parking lot to accommodate your guests.
If you are looking to elope in St. Augustine, our Simply Package is the perfect choice for you. What is included in this package?
- Ceremony officiant to coordinate and perform your beach wedding ceremony
- Four post bamboo canopy draped in white or ivory with optional starfish canopy topper (option to upgrade canopy decor)
- Ceremony photographer to provide you with approximately 50 photos via digital download link at no additional cost
- Our exclusive elopement bridal guide filled with tips for a successful elopement
This package is for the couple getting married and up to 4 additional guests. This includes children, family, etc…there is no bridal party with this package, as it is meant to be an elopement ceremony. To view full details on this package, click here.
Are you looking for an affordable St. Augustine Beach wedding ceremony? Our Nautical Knot package is a great choice for up to 40 total people! This package includes:
- Bamboo “arch” draped in up to two color choices from our Nautical Knot selections
- Ceremony officiant to perform and coordinate your St. Augustine Beach wedding ceremony
- Your choice of aisle from our Nautical Knot selections
- Up to 24 chairs with your choice of chair band color
- Sand ceremony
- Our exclusive beach wedding bridal guide with tips and tricks for an unforgettable beach wedding experience
This package is customizable from our Nautical Knot ceremony selections to form the wedding decor of your dreams at a budget friendly price. This is our most popular wedding choice, as it can be made to fit your needs. You can design it in purples, blues, reds, pink, etc…For complete details on this affordable beach wedding package in Florida, click here.