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Henderson Beach State Park

Destin, FL View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
44 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Henderson Beach State Park is a breathtaking wedding venue located in Destin, Florida. This venue offers couples the chance to walk down the aisle on a pristine white sand beach, with glistening emerald water softly crashing in the background. Henderson Beach State Park consists of over 200 acres of vibrant coastal wildlife, and has over 6,000 feet of stunning shoreline. This lush park and its rolling dunes are the host for an abundance of local flora and fauna. Sand pines, scrub oaks, southern magnolias, and evergreens with fragrant rosemary add a touch of green to the wondrous landscape.

Facilities and Capacity

Henderson Beach State Park can host sizable gatherings of up to 250 guests. Couples can choose to host their ceremony on the sparkling white sands, or under a covered pavillion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The park and its grounds are avaliable to be explored by the newlyweds, so they can snap a few memorable wedding photos surrounded by nature.

2022 Beach Ceremony Prices:

The Ceremony fee covers the State Park Entry Fee for all guests and vendors, Parking, Beach Ceremony Permit, Map Event Cards and your Reserved Area on Beach with Private Event Signage.

1-15 Guests/Vendors | $395.00

16-50 Guests/Vendors | $595.00

51-100 Guests/Vendors | $795.00

101-150 Guests/Vendors | $895.00

151-200 Guests/Vendors | $995.00

201-250 Guests/Vendors | $1,295.00

After Hours Reception

After Hours Reception Fee | $1995.00

Henderson Beach State Park is open to the public from 8:00am to sunset daily. The After Hours reception starts at 12pm and all guests/vendors must be out of the park by 10pm. Private event staff is required for all after hour events since the park closes at sunset daily to the general public. Alcohol may not be served or consumed until 6:00pm or sunset (whichever comes first), and must remain in the pavilion until sunset. If you have any questions you may call Angela our Private Events Coordinator at (850) 842-9698.

The After Hours Reception fee includes the pavilion rental for your reception, ten (10) tables with attached seating for up to 80 guests, commercial bistro lights, grill covers, security and event staff. It is required to have a registered wedding coordinator to assist and oversee your wedding to ensure you have an amazing experience at Henderson Beach State Park.

Accommodations & Location

Henderson Beach State Park is situated in the heart of Destin, Florida, only 30 minutes away from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. Spa's, salons, shopping and dining are just a short walk or drive away.

Please contact us to schedule a tour at hello@fecsp.org. Viewing the venue is easy, we would be happy to schedule a time for you to come out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$150

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$150

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$395

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$395

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Beach
Campsite/Cabin
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

44 Reviews

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Recommended by 94% of couples
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  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Married on 06/22/2022
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    Incredible location!

    We knew we wanted a beach wedding and something where we wouldn't have to worry about strangers in our photos. Reserving Henderson Beach was one of the greatest decisions we made! The water and sand were beautiful, and we had our whole section down to the water's edge, so no one was set up in Beach chairs behind us. I also appreciated the free parking for our guests.
  • Katie
    Katie Married on 08/08/2021
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    Beautiful venue.

    I booked through a third party vendor but held my ceremony on this beach. It’s highly recommended and GORGEOUS photos 🤍

    Henderson Beach State Park's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Katie! We are so happy you enjoyed your special day at Henderson Beach State Park. Best wishes!

Awards

  • 44
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

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    82 photos · 10/05/2019
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17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, FL, 32541
8508429698
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