Beach wedding venues provide couples with the ultimate dream - a ceremony with the ocean waves crashing behind you and sand in your toes. These romantic beach wedding venues have an inherently laid-back vibe, and are great locations for destination weddings and intimate events. Start the search for your beach wedding venue!
Herrington on the Bay, Eco-Lifestyle Event Design and Catering venue offers an exotic escape for weddings and special events. Noted for lusciously landscaped lawns and beautifully manicured gardens with clear views of the Chesapeake Bay, quaint waterfront Inn accommodations, private beaches, and... (Beach Weddings)
Martoca Weddings LLC is a beachfront outdoor wedding venue located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This venue is designed to host private and intimate beach weddings along the coast of Mexico. Only minutes from Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita, this venue is closely located to some of Mexico’s most... (Beach Weddings)
Private Venue in Cancun Ocean Weddings is a beach wedding venue located in Cancun, Mexico that is surrounded by tropical gardens and boasts a marvelous view of Isla Mujeres Bay, which provides a romantic setting for your wedding ceremony. The venue green gardens are filled with luscious plants that... (Beach Weddings)
The Flanders Hotel is a luxury beachside wedding venue in Ocean City, New Jersey. Located right on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, and a short walk away from the boardwalk, this venue is ideal for beach weddings and intimate elopements. This elegant venue has the distinct historical charm of... (Beach Weddings)
Navy Beach is a beach bistro-style wedding venue located in Montauk, New York. The seaside location is set out upon a pristine 200-foot section of coastline which is exclusively reserved for its guests. Couples who host their special event here will be treated with the highest priority while they... (Beach Weddings)
ATELIER·ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres is an All Suites, All-Inclusive Resort nestled in the luxurious Playa Mujeres Condo Complex, with a privileged beachfront location, merged with a jaw-dropping 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman. ATELIER Playa Mujeres boasts 431 beautifully-appointed suites,... (Beach Weddings)
A gorgeous wedding venue in Ventura, California and located directly on Ventura Beach, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach offers couples so many incredible, luxurious options for the setting of their wedding. This hotel is large, accommodating and elegant but has the ability to be customized to the... (Beach Weddings)
San Diego Mission Bay Resort is a premier hotel resort and wedding venue in San Diego, California. This beachfront resort offers everything you need for the perfect wedding getaway. Walk the white sand beaches along Mission Bay, enjoy the lush greens and tropical palms, and feast on exquisite resort... (Beach Weddings)
About The Palms Punta Cana The Palms Punta Cana is a stunning private villa that sits on one acre of private property and has 250 feet of breath-taking beach front, it’s perfect for those who seek exclusivity and privacy. The Palms is perfect for spectacular weddings/renewal of vows/group... (Beach Weddings)
Allegria Hotel is a luxury oceanfront wedding venue located in Long Beach on New York’s Long Island. Just 25 miles outside of Manhattan, this elegant hotel is the ideal setting to host the wedding celebration of your dreams. The Allegria Hotel’s dedicated team of event professionals will be with you... (Beach Weddings)
Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath and Tennis is a luxurious beachfront wedding venue located in the beautiful Village of Westhampton Beach in New York’s Suffolk County. Couples who exchange their vows at this elegant beach resort can experience true seaside glamour as the Oceableu offers breathtaking... (Beach Weddings)
The Ocean Edge Resort is a country club for couples’ weddings in the greater Cape Cod, Massachusetts area. This coastal mansion also functions as a hotel, and has many traditional ballrooms and green lawn spaces for a couple’s wedding day. This venue is located just off of the Cape Cod Bay, about 10... (Beach Weddings)
Lovers Key Adventures and Events is a beautiful beachside wedding venue in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Located at Lovers Key State Park, this venue and event planning service offers everything a couple needs to complete their beach wedding experience. This lovely oasis is nestled in the sun and sands... (Beach Weddings)
Cap Cana Located in the heart of the Caribbean, on the eastern shores of the Dominican Republic, Cap Cana is an exclusive real estate and luxury hotel destination. The estate is recognized amongst the best of the Caribbean with its state of-the-art marina, pristine white sand beaches, emerald green... (Beach Weddings)
The Carolina Girl Yacht is Charleston's only exclusive special events yacht offering a variety of options allowing you to customize your event and provide the most unique and unforgettable experience for your guests. Visit our website for additional photos and information:... (Beach Weddings)
Akiin Tulum is a luxurious, destination wedding and reception venue located in Tulum, Mexico. Akiin translates to “my place,” “my sun,” and “my space” in ancient Mayan. The venue offers a space for couples who are looking to have a wedding celebration like no other. This is the perfect venue to... (Beach Weddings)
Looking for a relaxed Beach Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner or End of Year Office Party on the beautiful Tybee Island? The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen is Tybee’s only absolute beachfront restaurant, and we have you covered for any special occasion. Seating up to 125 guests with customizable dining packages,... (Beach Weddings)
Fall in love with your wedding.... There is nothing more captivating than having a wedding ceremony on the soft white sands of the beach with the sparkling blue sea just beyond. With a long beautiful wooden walkway available, brides can have the most enchanting entrance with all on eyes on her.... (Beach Weddings)
Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club is a unique wedding venue located in Marathon, Florida. Since the 1950s, this red and white lighthouse has been charming everyone who sees it. This landmark lighthouse also rests near the world-class Marina and Yacht Club. This club includes a state-of-the-art docking... (Beach Weddings)
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo is a tropical beach wedding venue located in Key Largo, Florida. Spread across 13 acres of white-sand beaches, the venue offers a beautiful setting with elaborate landscaping, tropical surroundings, and picturesque waters of the Gulf of Mexico.Facility and Capacity... (Beach Weddings)
There’s nothing quite as romantic as saying your vows while digging your toes into warm sand as dramatic waves crash nearby. A beach wedding is a dream come true for many couples, but this idyllic event isn’t a total breeze to pull off. Make sure you start planning your beach wedding early and understand the unique challenges of this waterfront venue.
When planning a beach wedding, the first big choice you’ll need to make is whether to claim a local stretch of sand for the festivities or travel to an exotic corner of the planet for a destination wedding. Your wedding budget will likely be the deciding factor.
If you have the funds, a destination beach wedding can be an unforgettable experience that lets you explore a hidden piece of paradise with your closest friends and family members. If you do choose a destination wedding, it’s a good idea to hire a local wedding planner who can help you choose the best beach wedding venue and local vendors.
An excellent way to save money on your wedding without sacrificing any magic is to plan a beach wedding on a local public beach. Make sure you check the local regulations – you may need to reserve a section of beach for your ceremony. There may also be restrictions on what equipment you can bring.
Keep in mind that choosing to wed on a public beach means you’ll share the sand and waves with anyone who wants to visit that day. It may be a good idea to host your ceremony in the early morning or evening to avoid the crowds.
Once you’ve chosen your beach, it’s time to find the perfect beach wedding venue. If you have the funds and love the idea of letting a professional staff handle the planning, look into hosting your ceremony and reception at a beach resort.
You’ll want to choose lightweight, breathable fabrics for your beach wedding attire. Grooms and groomsmen should try light-colored linens or loose shirts and pants. Brides would do well with shorter dresses so their hems don’t drag in the sand. Keep in mind that it’s often windy at the beach, so keep the veil at home and choose a dazzling updo instead of free-flowing tresses.
Make sure you have a Plan B ready to go if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your beach wedding plans. You might rent a wedding tent, which can protect guests from rain or provide shade on a hot day. You may also want to keep a local hotel or restaurant on standby just in case the weather turns.
At WeddingWire, we can help you find the perfect beach wedding venues, whether you want to say “I do” at your favorite local beach or on a Caribbean Island. Take a look at all our top beach wedding venues today.