(Closed) Suggestions needed on oceanfront venues that can have tents on the beach?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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corinney:  I don’t have any recommendations for you 🙁 

I just wanted to say, as someone who grew up on the beach, that I don’t think setting up a tent, formal tables, and flooring on the beach is going to work. Beaches can be unbelievably windy, which is probably why you can’t find one that allows big tents to be set up. Wind + sand + table cloths and flooring = awful. 

Edited to add: also, the tide going out and consequently coming back in will make it difficult, if not impossible, to host a formal event out there all night.  Sorry to be such a bummer!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  KitSnicket.
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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corinney:  I know that I saw several venues host tented weddings in the Keys when I was considering this myself.  Check Morada Bay in Islamorada.  And here is a great example of a tented wedding at The Caribbean Resort also in Isla Morada http://floridiansocial.com/beach-chic-wedding-sarah-dan-at-the-caribbean-resort/

But if you opt out of the tent, and it is in your price range, the best venue in this area is Little Palm Island.  My husband wanted a big fat wedding at home but I really wanted to elope or just have a small destination wedding here.  http://www.littlepalmisland.com/florida-keys-beach-weddings.aspx  

Happy Planning!  I’m kinda jealous of the route you’re taking even though I’m already married 🙂

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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KitSnicket:  totally agree.  Being actually on the sand can look great in photos but not so much fun in real life. Maybe look into a lawn area right next to the beach? 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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corinney:  The Cheeca Lodge too http://www.cheeca.com/weddings

I don’t think tents can be staked in the sand.  But lots of places have a deck that is flush with the beach that you can erect a tent on which will give you the effect.  This is how it was done in the link that I posted above.

With clear beautiful weather you might consider skipping the canvas.  You could just do a partial fabric liner with the tent frame to add intimacy and give you rig points to hang lighting.  But leave the actual tent canvas off.  Or just use some trussing to swag fabric/hang lights.

Some venues might have permanent tent structures up as well which would probably be cheaper than renting one for the day.  I know I saw lots of oceanside tented weddings when I searched.      

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