Idyllic Settings for Your Northwest Florida

Wedding or Event

With pristine shorelines, gorgeous weather, and versatile venues, Northwest Florida is the perfect spot for a destination wedding! From beachfront resorts to charming coastal towns, the scenic beauty and range of accommodations suit celebrations of any type or size. Whether you’re interested in a laid-back affair in Navarre, a beach wedding in Destin, or a grand celebration on 30A, you’ll find the perfect spot to make your day memorable. No need to worry about vendors either, as the area is brimming with wedding planners and event coordinators eager to handle all the details! 

Of course, everyone wants their guests to have a great time! With proximity to local attractions and fantastic restaurants, your whole crew will have a blast before and after the main event. Think beachside fun like kayaking, paddleboarding, and hitting up local seafood hangouts for delicious meals.  

Beyond weddings, Northwest Florida is also an excellent place to plan your next big event! Be it a milestone birthday, a reunion with relatives, or a special anniversary, you’ll find the perfect stretch of beach with your name written all over it.  Either way, we’re here to help your occasion be one you’ll cherish forever. With a few tips, you’ll be well on your way to planning the Northwest Florida wedding or event of your dreams!

Resort Weddings in Northwest Florida

Having the entire wedding party stay at one location is very convenient, and resort weddings offer the perfect solution! Streamlining planning and offering comprehensive services, catering, and guest room discounts, you can also take advantage of all the top-notch amenities and proximity to local attractions and restaurants before, during, and after the main event! Here are a few of our favorites:

SunDestin Beach Resort 

SunDestin Beach Resort in Destin is a popular destination for families any time of year, featuring indoor and outdoor pools, a splash pad, and a gift shop, all just steps from the beach. Throw in an on-site restaurant, fitness center, and over 3,000 feet of meeting space, and you’ve just found the wedding location of your dreams! With wedding and reception coordinators on-site, you can easily pass the planning off to SunQuest Beach Weddings while you work on that perfect tan for your wedding day. 

The Cottages by the Bay 

If you’re still in the planning stages and looking for a peaceful Destin venue, consider The Cottages by the Bay. Located across the street from the Choctawhatchee Bay, these quaint retreats have been updated and meticulously preserved to reflect their early 1900s charm. The Bay House, scheduled for completion at the end of 2024, will offer a beautiful event space just steps from these delightful accommodations. The communal layout of the grounds, community pool, barbecue grills, and fire pit make it a great place for your whole group to enjoy separate accommodations with shared amenities within walking distance of the Destin harbor!

One Seagrove Place 

If you’re planning a ceremony on 30A, this Gulf-front condominium in Seagrove Beach offers a sublime setting and tons of amenities. Featuring a pool, lighted tennis court, fitness facilities, and a grilling area, views from this resort don’t get much better. Use the meeting room for your small reception, rehearsal dinner, or cocktail hour, then take the dune walkover to the beach. Explore the nearby communities, enjoy fantastic restaurants, and let the slower pace of these quaint towns transport you to another world. 

Even if you’re not planning a wedding, resorts like Emerald Towers and The Crescent are excellent places for large gatherings, including family reunions, business meetings, milestone anniversaries, and special birthdays!

Wedding-Friendly Homes

A private beach home is another excellent option to make the wedding party and your guests feel at home. Scenic Stays offers beautiful retreats throughout Northwest Florida, perfect for your small, intimate wedding or special occasion. With cozy interiors and stunning exteriors, many are located on the beach and feature fantastic amenities, like pools and bikes for exploring the area! Whether hosting a bridal shower or cocktail hour, you’ll find the perfect place in an ideal location.

Northwest Florida Outdoor Wedding Venues

Have you always dreamed of an outdoor wedding? You’re in luck! Northwest Florida offers an array of ideally suited outdoor settings, from beachside ceremonies to sunset receptions!

Stunning Beaches

With sugar white sands that go on for days and crystal clear emerald waters serving as the backdrop, it’s no surprise that beach weddings occur year-round in Northwest Florida.  Much more cost-effective than renting a venue, a wedding on the beach is often more intimate, less stressful, and offers incredible scenery for those wedding pics you’ll cherish forever. You’ll find a host of beach wedding planners from Pensacola to Panama City Beach, happy to make your special day unforgettable! 

Beautiful Parks

If the beach isn’t your thing, but you prefer an outdoor ceremony, consider a Northwest Florida state park. With four state preserves, two state forests, and 19 state parks, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Space is typically free or minimal, as is any permitting required, and you’re bound to find one that suits your style and preference. Plus, parks also provide lush greenery, quiet settings, plenty of parking, and amenities like picnic areas, pavilions, and recreational facilities. The tranquil atmosphere creates a relaxed, intimate vibe for the couple and guests alike!

Fabulous Cruises

If you have a smaller guest list or prefer a private ceremony, a cruise might be a good option! Not only are they affordable, but they’re also a beautiful way to celebrate your union. Sunquest Cruises in Destin offers several all-inclusive wedding and reception packages. With a wedding planner, music, decor, and officiant included, you can enjoy the day with your favorite people on their 125’ yacht! They’ll even help you secure your wedding permit and marriage license while you and your guests enjoy the live entertainment, fireworks, full-service bar, and delicious eats!

The Best Time to Have a Wedding in Northwest Florida

With incredible weather year-round, any time is perfect for a Northwest Florida wedding or special event! August is typically the warmest and busiest month, ideal for capturing that perfect wedding pic. While May and June are popular for weddings, fall steals the spotlight as the most sought-after season, offering cooler days, pleasant evenings, and incredible sunsets. Given its rising popularity, we suggest securing your venue early to make it the wedding of your dreams!  

Whether you’re looking for a place to have the wedding of your dreams or an ideal location for a family reunion, corporate function, or church retreat, Northwest Florida checks all the boxes. All that’s left to do is start planning your special occasion!
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