Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, Amore Beach Weddings is a wedding planning company that also specializes in barn celebrations. Named after the Italian word for love, this business is run by Katie and Jamie Bates. The duo delights in taking part in couples’ special days and helping their clients create one-of-a-kind experiences.
Amore Beach Weddings is dedicated to planning events on the Gulf of Mexico’s white sands as well as the serene countryside of Florida’s Panhandle. Whether you’re dreaming of a wedding on the sparkling beach or in a cozy barn, Katie and Jamie will be there to assist. They are available to coordinate rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions, and offer partial and full-planning options. Katie and Jamie have experience planning a variety of weddings, including those that are destination, religious, civil, and eco-friendly, as well as elopements. The team can assist with budget analysis, event design, vendor referrals, and timeline creation to transform your vision into a reality. Their staff is also made up of experienced caterers, photographers, and music entertainers to make the planning process as streamlined as possible.
5 Reviews for Amore Beach & Barn Weddings
Recommended by 100% of couples
Stephanie H. · Getting married on 09/07/2021
Excellent experience and willingness to help
They are so helpful and very understanding Christian people that are so willing to help start your new life as one. I couldn’t be pleased any more with this vendor, I would highly recommend them to anyone!Sent on 05/02/2021
Bailey · Getting married on 07/26/2021
Beach Wedding 2021
We had the spontaneous idea to get married on our vacation due to my finances mom having cancer and she wants to be there for us. So we had asked in the Destin Facebook group who ppl would recommend because we live in South Carolina and the destination is in Destin, Florida. Jamie and Kaite have been so extremely helpful in helping me decide or giving suggestions since they live there. We have been constantly in touch since it is only 3 months away. They are super friendly and help you with whatever your budget is!Sent on 05/01/2021
Rebecca M. · Married on 04/01/2021
Amore Beach Weddings did an amazing job for us. Jamie was very helpful explaining all the permits we needed and picking a perfect location for our wedding. And what can I say about Katie. She helped me with every aspect of our wedding day. She not only was my wedding planner she became a friend. They both went the extra mile to make our day special. There other staff members were also very professional and helpful. 5 stars all the way.Sent on 04/25/2021
Amore Beach & Barn Weddings Price Rates
Discount available for active and retired military members.
Team of Amore Beach & Barn Weddings
Jamie Bates serves as Chief Executive Officer for Amore Beach & Barn Weddings. He handles all the business and day to operations for company.
Jamie is a native of Walton County, Florida and attended Florida State University. After college, he attended the University of Denver College of Law and practiced in real estate and business law for many years.
He also is an Ordained Minister and officiates many of our weddings.
Jamie also owns and operates TCB Gulf Coast Event Services which provides musical entertainment, DJ / MC Services, and Karaoke hosting in and around the Destin, Florida area.
Outside of work, Jamie enjoys spending time with his family, the beach,and cheering for his beloved Florida State Seminoles and Atlanta Braves.
Owner / Lead Wedding Planner & Coordinator
Katie Bates is the Owner and Lead Wedding Planner and Coordinator for Amore Beach & Barn Weddings. Her unparalleled style and artistic abilities shine brightly for the clients of Amore Beach & Barn Weddings. She works tireless with each of our couples in designing their dream wedding.
Katie is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and has lived in Northwest Florida since 2004. She has over 20 years experience in Customer Relations and Event Coordination. Prior to forming Amore Beach & Barn Weddings, Katie worked for over 9 years at hte Bay Point Sheraton in Panama City, Florida. She is a graduate of Gulf Coast State College.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys her two beautiful grandchildren, playing guitar, and serving at Destiny Worship Center in Miramar Beach, Florida.