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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!
Based in Cupecoy Base, St. Maarten, Ocean View Rentals is a jaw-dropping beachfront wedding venue. The property invites couples to celebrate on their own island paradise at one of the Caribbean's most beautiful and sought-after destinations. With private luxury rentals available, including upscale... (Beach Weddings)
Greenwood Garden on Peaks Island is a historic wedding venue located on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, Maine. Available for events from May to October each year, this property offers a stunning setting for special occasions. Owned-and-operated by volunteer group Peaks Island Lions Club,... (Beach Weddings)
The Boathouse Event Center is the perfect spot for your unique Wedding and Reception. We offer a Grass Ceremony area overlooking Gull Lake, or the beautiful 80 foot patio with white pergola. Your guest will love the crisp white nautical feel as they enter the Boathouse. Our white farm tables and... (Beach Weddings)
Located on the Bay side of Strathmere island you will find one of the most amazing and well-kept secrets, the Deauville inn. This incredible facility is perfect for your wedding, elopment, ceremony or rehearsal dinner. The Deauville inn is 3.9 miles north of sea isle city facing some of the most... (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)
The Sands at Atlantic Beach is an elegant wedding venue located in Atlantic Beach, New York. This picturesque location is perfect for the couple who wants to exchange vows near the beach. The venue has a long history of serving not only wedding parties, but bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties,... (Beach Weddings)
Costa Rica’s only castle - Castillo de Lilo is the place to live your dream in harmony with nature. Located in Potrero Beach in the northwest region of Guanacaste, the castle is in one of the most touristic areas of the country. This remarkable castle is situated on the highest peak of the... (Beach Weddings)
Herrington on the Bay is hosting in-person tours! Open 2021-2022 dates! 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... (Beach Weddings)
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is a resort for couples’ weddings in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This coastal mansion 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 minutes from the... (Beach Weddings)
Long Island’s only retractable glass enclosure facing the Atlantic Ocean. On the average sunny day, our retractable glass roof folds away at the back of the 2,000 square foot deck. On those other days, a fully enclosed glass canopy slides right into place. Your meal or event continues in comfort—and... (Beach Weddings)
On your special day, take in the views of Charleston Harbor as you say your vows at the Pavilion at Patriot’s Point, a venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Located near downtown Charleston, this venue features both downtown views as well as harbor views and golf course glimpses. With sea... (Beach Weddings)
The Oceanview of Nahant is a scenic wedding venue located in Nahant, Massachusetts. This dream-like wedding location is perfect for anyone who has ever hoped for a seaside wedding. From their picturesque location to their superb indoor facilities, the Oceanview of Nahant will impress and delight you... (Beach Weddings)
Wychmere Beach Club is a ballroom on the waterfront for couples’ marrying in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts area. This luxurious coastal venue features modern spaces for a couple’s wedding, including a lawn space overlooking the water and a stunning ballroom with white and wooden accents. This venue is... (Beach Weddings)
*Maximum capacity is 40 people.* Located in Half Moon Bay, California, Miramar Vista Events is a gorgeous oceanfront wedding venue. Here, couples and their guests can enjoy unbeatable views from the rooftop terrace. While gazing at the endless sea, vows can be exchanged in the salty breeze,... (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)
Located on the beautiful coast of the Atlantic Ocean, The Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks is the ideal location to create your once in a lifetime wedding experience. From beach ceremonies to oceanfront receptions to dream honeymoons, the Hilton Garden Inn provides the perfect setting. From trendy to... (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)
Located in Sparta, New Jersey, just 50 miles outside of New York City, Lake Mohawk is a private lake community that features magnificent homes, a Swiss Alpine styled village square, and an idealistic boardwalk that leads to a Swiss chalet styled country club, beaches, and parks. The Country Club,... (Beach Weddings)
Indian River Life Saving Station is a historic wedding venue located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This picturesque property features a museum, gift shop, indoor dressing area and restrooms. They offer space for both your ceremony and reception on their pristine, sandy beach. Indian River Life Saving... (Beach Weddings)
A destination oceanfront wedding venue on Topsail Island in North Carolina, Southern Grace provides a luxurious oceanfront space for you and your guests to enjoy while celebrating your big day. From wedding ceremonies and receptions to accommodations, this venue allows you to have it all in one... (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.