Beach Wedding Venue : U. S Part 1


U.S Venues


Choice 1: Florida


beach wedding in florida

Florida, a place where there are many beautiful, exotic beaches, perfect for holding the beach wedding. With more than eighteen hundred miles of shining shoreline, you could always find a little romantic private pretty spot in the soft sands and clear blue skies for your wedding.

Home to many exciting attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios, Florida is a wonderful location to hold the wedding ceremony for newly weds or those who wants to renew their vows.

There are many romantic scenic spots which you could consider in selecting your wedding location. Do check out the availability and type of the accommodation at the venue first, for you to make the special preparations.

You could either book through the wedding planner or travel agents  for the accommodation of your choice. Do screen through the wedding packages or travel packages to find one that fit within your budget.

With the intense competition, you certainly can find real good bargains to plan the perfect, romantic and memorable wedding in Florida!

You would need a to apply for a marriage license (valid for 60 days) which cost $93.50. For Florida residents, if you have completed a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the year, there is no waiting period. If not, there is a three day waiting period.

Florida Beaches

Most of the Florida beaches have good basic amenities such as restaurants and public restrooms, which thus help to minimize the unnecessary logistics and let you work within your budget.

Some locations which you can consider for the wedding:

Popular destinations:

Destin/Ft. Walton
Nicknamed the Emerald Coast of Florida, this twenty-four mile of snow white beach yields emerald crystal waters, soft sands and clear skies, which form a perfect backdrop for the wedding. Voted as “Best Beach in the South” by the Southern Living Magazine, there are many locations which you can choose from to plan your wedding.

It is no wonder that many couples choose here to go through the passion vows of their lifetimes.

Palm Beach
Touted as the playground for the rich and famous, the beaches are lined with beautiful palm trees, and clear waters.  Besides finding a lot of trendy and good restaurants and shopping around, there are some places which are open to public.

Key West
There are plenty of small shaded beaches with warm tropical waters.  Activities which are popular here are scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and snorkeling.

Miami Beach
Home to the well renowned South Beach (lined with trendy restaurants, shopping and nightlife) , the beaches here are remarkably white and waters clear aqua.  Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park,  which is voted as USA 9th best beach by Dr Beach.

Choosing a wedding spot under the Miami heat is certainly challenging, with the many good choices to choose from.

Daytona Beach
Planning a wedding in a romantic spot along these twenty-three miles of coastline is indeed exciting. Bagged with both the bustling and quiet actions on the beaches, you could surely find a good location to hold the perfect beach wedding on Daytona beaches.

Pensacola Beach
The many secluded sugar white beaches would leave a memorable wedding memories. If you are looking for a private spot to hold your wedding, then Pensacola beaches are the perfect locations to choose from.

There are many activities which can help to keep your guests occupied.

Clearwater / St Petersburg Beach

With thirty-five mile of powdery white beaches, it is home to Caladesi Island State Park, which was voted by Dr Beach as “4th Best Beach in USA”. Holding a beach wedding here certainly is breathtaking.

Naples Beach
Also known as Paradise Coast, these areas boasts striking beaches in southwest Florida. There are many quiet locations such as Barefoot Beach Reserve for you to hold your wedding.

Choice 2: Hawaii

Aloha!! Welcome to the popular beach wedding venue in Hawaii Island Chain. Due to the ancient volcanic activity, beautiful beaches are created on the islands with sand colors from white to green to black. The Hawaii Island Chain is made up of Kauai, Molokai, beach wedding in hawaiiLanai, Oahu, Big Island and Maui.

Many couples like to get married or take their honeymoon on the islands of Hawaii. The soft sand and clear blue waters have earned Hawaii a top wedding spot for newly weds or those who are renewing their vows for a second time.

The more popular wedding destination is Maui and the Big Island, where there are many lovely beaches. If you are at a loss on where to start,  do not worry! There are a lot of wedding planners on the islands who could help you plan the  romantic wedding on the island. Also these wedding planners and companies also offer many competitive and exciting wedding packages to choose from and help you with the necessary administrative and logistics for the big event.

While getting married on the beaches of Hawaii with a touch of the Hawaii tradition of lei is a wonderful way to start the new life together, do note that there are certain legislation and rules which you need to take note while planning for a beach wedding in Hawaii.

A marriage license is required and could be obtained from an authorized agent.

The license can be obtained via the following agencies:

– Honolulu – Room 101 (1st floor) of the Health Department Building, 1250 Punchbowl St. (corner of Beretania and Punchbowl Streets)
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

– Oahu – Call (808) 586-4544 for the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of marriage agents in the rural and suburban areas

– For these islands, call the local office of the Department of Health

Hawaii (Big island) – Call  (808) 974-6008

Kauai –  Call (808) 241-3498

Maui – Call (808) 984-8210

Molokai – Call (808) 553-3663

Lanai – Call (808) 565-6411

Choice 3: California


Having a wedding in California under the warm Californian sun and sea breeze sparks out a romantic mood in the air.

There are many great beach parks in Southern California which are great locations to conduct a memorable wedding. Beach parks such as the Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu and Crystal Cove State Park are popular choices for couples to choose as the venue for their weddings. Not only does it have great amenities nearby, it also encompass great historical and cultural buildings nearby. Some even have accommodation facilities.

You might have to check with the park authorities on the fees required to book the venue to hold the wedding.

You would need a to apply for a marriage license (valid for 90 days) which cost around $70 – $80 (subjected to change). There is no waiting period. However it is advisable to call for an appointment with the California County or City Clerk’s office to avoid queues.

California Beaches:

  • Long Beach

The city is filled with unbelievable turn of the 19th century to 1950’s architecture attractions along Belmont Shore, Bixby Heights, Bluff Park. Great parks, beaches and shopping districts. Filled with community spirit and nice architecture. Perfect backdrop for the romantic beach wedding!

  • Laguna Beach

Named as South California’s prime seaside artist area. Unique small town flavor preserved with small lovely cottages lined by tropical vegetation. Home to a variety of arts events and festivals with fine shops, dining, hotels and great scenic views!!!

  • Mission Beach – San Diego

San Diego, home to great attractions such as SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo,  possess great beaches. Relaxing, great sunshine, warm waters. What could be a better place to hold the romantic wedding? Great accommodations nearby the beach and great attractions and historic districts in San Diego and many activities to do, do consider the venue to be here.

  • Coronado Beach & Sliver Strand State Beach – San Diego

Less crowded, gorgeous views, popular venue for surfing. Brilliant white sands with great waters.  The infamous Hotel Del Coronado – used as the scene of the film Some Like it Hot, it has hosted many rich and famous for many years. If you are lucky, you might spot some dolphins. Great shopping and amenities and great tours on the island!

  • Ocean Beach – San Francisco

Great stretch of beach which seems to go on forever with ample breathtaking  spots for you to choose for your wedding venue. One of the rare beaches which allows bonfires. There are many activities which you can do such as horse riding. However swimming is not advisable due to the strong currents.

  • China Beach – San Francisco

One of the only beach which is considered safe for swimming in San Francisco. Boast good view to the Golden Gate Bridge which could be a background.

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