Couples marry right on the beach at the Aransas County Navigation District, a banquet hall in the Corpus Christi, Texas area. This coastal venue includes rental pavilions overlooking the beach with the option for couples to exchange vows with their toes in the sand. The Texas Maritime Museum is approximately a two-minute walk from this venue, which sits 35 minutes from downtown Corpus Christi.
Facilities and Capacity
As many as 200 guests can celebrate with couples at the Aransas County Navigation District. In addition to the beach space, this venue also has four pavilions for couples to choose from for their big day. Two of these pavilions, The Saltwater and Beachfront Pavilions, have indoor spaces. The Saltwater Pavilion seats the maximum 200 guests. Couples and guests are treated to views of Key Allegro and Leggett Channel, Aransas Bay and the Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary. The indoor space is enclosed in glass and there is additionally a private open-air veranda, catering kitchen and restrooms. The Beachfront Pavilion sits on the beach facing Aransas Bay. It welcomes up to 85 guests to enjoy its open-air veranda, or the indoor space. Each of these spaces take up a half of the building’s octagonal layout. The Blue Wave Open-Air Pavilion and Little Bay Pavilion rest on the Rockport Beach. These breezy locations include amenities such as a BBQ pit, picnic tables and thatched palapas.
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, couples can also host bridal showers and engagement parties at this venue. Once at the pavilion or beach location, couples and their guests will find onsite parking and wireless Internet. Tables and chairs are included with the indoor pavilion spaces.
Recommended by 93% of couples
User5547896 · 2+ years ago
If you're wanting a beach wedding, check out the public beach in Rockport, TX. http://www.rockportbeach-texas.com/ The venue is very affordable. We rented the Saltwater Pavilion for our daughter's wedding, and it is in a beautiful location. The people you deal with to rent the facility are great to work with. Our thanks to Kerry for the tremendous support, and to her and her team for setting up all the tables, grooming the beach, and giving us a wonderful, clean and beautiful spot to have the wedding. As we planned the event throughout the year, we felt such gratitude for all the vendors we worked with! We recommend Diane Loyd Photography, Aunt Sissy's Kitchen, Creations by Hope, Texas Sound Systems and Simply Sinful Bakery. We got the A Team - and they delivered a wonderful, perfect day!!Sent on 10/22/2015
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Paige · Married on 10/18/2014
My fiance(now husband) and I knew we wanted a beach wedding near Mustang Island (where he proposed) and after searching for budget-friendly options, we found Rockport Beach and its Pavilions! We worked with Kerry at the Navigation District to rent the Saltwater Pavilion (larger pavilion towards the end of the beach, facing Key Allegro) for two nights, for our Welcome Dinner and wedding reception. It's a great location for people who want to do a lot of the decor themselves.Sent on 10/26/2014
The Navigation District handles all of the table/chair setup for the Pavilions (we used another vendor that I reviewed for outdoor beach setup). The beach is swept/combed every morning to ensure there's not an overgrowth of seaweed or anything else.
The beach was absolutely beautiful and not overrun with people, which you sometimes encounter with public beaches. The majority of our guests had never been to the area and were absolutely amazed with how pretty it was. It was absolutely amazing and I recommend it for anyone considering a beach wedding :-)
tiffany · Married on 10/22/2011
The Saltwater Pavilion was the perfect venue for my wedding and ceremony.Sent on 01/05/2012