Bride and Groom after St. Augustine Beach wedding by ocean

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 undergoing a refresh so please let us check 2021 availability of this location for you, if you’re interested in it.

Now and Forever: Destination Weddings at Vilano Beach

Couple saying wedding vows on Vilano Beach at sunset

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). 

Bride and Groom hugging under beach wedding arch in Florida

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!!!

Perri Evans

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.

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St. Augustine beach weddings at a hotel on the beach

Castillo Real Resort Hotel,  St. Augustine

The Castillo Real resort is located on the beachfront 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. 

St. Augustine beach weddings. Have a beautiful Florida elopement at one of our Anastasia State Park Weddings.

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. 

St. Augustine beach weddings at Butler Beach

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. 

Butler Beach wedding couple embraces by ocean

Palm Coast

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.

Palm coast wedding couple kisses by the ocean

Flagler Beach

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.

Reception Venues for your St. Augustine Beach Wedding

St. Augustine Beach weddings and receptions at a1a aleworks provide beautiful views

A1A Ale Works- St. Augustine beach receptions

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 venue will complete your experience in Florida. This is about a 3 mile drive from Anastasia State Park; close and convenient for your guests. Walk around downtown and explore all St. Augustine has to offer after dinner!

Pavilion at Anastasia State Park

Anastasia Park Wedding Pavilion

St. Augustine Beach Weddings with a reception at the Conch house in St. Augustine will certainly complete your Florida beach wedding ceremony.

Conch House in St. Augustine

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 the complete Florida lifestyle at this reception venue unlike any other!

Weather chart for 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. 
We are staying on the beach in St. Augustine. Can we have our wedding at our location?
In some cases, we can arrange to have your beach wedding behind your hotel or rental house on the beach. We would need the exact address to determine if a beach wedding there is possible. Please contact us so we can help you plan your special day.
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 siwedding parties will be easily covered. There is also 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.

St. Augustine/Jacksonville Beach Wedding Locations

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