Post # 1
I could really use some suggestions on beach wedding venues in Florida. I’ve looked at so many but cannot find one within my budget. I don’t want to do anything too fancy. Just a nice, simple, and affordable wedding on the beach(!) and either an inclusive wedding package with the reception or a location close for an indoor reception. Preferably, looking for a beach on the East coast over-looking the Atlantic Ocean. My choice of beaches range from cocoa beach to Islamorada. I’m flexible on location. Just want to find the perfect spot. I’m aiming to spend less than $10k for everything. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!
Post # 2
In St. Augustine there is a beach house that is right on the beach that you can rent to stay in and have the wedding at. I was originally going to use this place but wasn’t able to.
There is also this place that sets up the ceremony on the beach for you and can include a little reception.
Post # 3
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If you’re limiting to just east coast then I would second St. Augustine as it has a beautiful historic feel and there’s so many places to take photos if it’s a small party. How many people to you want for $10k? It’s north of your range but I think SoFla is where you’re going to find some really expensive stuff.
That being said, consider the lighting on the east coast- it’s a bit harder.
If you’re open to the west coast which in my opinion have WAY better beaches then you can have a true sunset ceremony and get beautiful photos. I would consider Sarasota, Clearwater (anywhere near Tampa!) even up to Destin in the Panhandle.
Post # 4
Thank you. We’ll be inviting a little more than 50 people. I’ve been thinking about the gulf side too, because of the sunset. I’ve never been to any beaches over there. So I’m not sure of the cleanest and least crowded beach areas.
Post # 5
gbmnig11 : As a PP said, I much prefer the Gulf side. The sand is whiter and more like powder. The Panhandle has some gorgeous beaches but areas like Ft Walton, Destin, and Panama City tend to be very crowded. Some of the beaches on 30A (between Destin and PCB) aren’t as crowded but very pretty. The Sarasota/Lido Key/Long Boat Key area just south of Tampa is gorgeous as well.
Post # 6
I posted in your other thread of the same thing, here were my suggestions! Just copying and pasting. I’m from the space coast.
I live right by cocoa beach! Space coast is super affordable. Here are some in the area:
My friend got married here, it’s beautiful and inexpensive.
This is a list of basically EVERY wedding venue in brevard give or take a few…some beach side. Super good list!
My friend got married here, absolutely gorgeous!!!
Post # 7
Just north of St. Pete Beach is Treasure Island. Beautiful, quiet beach with clear, jade-colored water. Can’t go wrong.