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, 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. Those with an interest in exotic species are sure to enjoy the host of lizards, snakes, and gopher tortoises which make their home here.
Facilities and Capacity
Henderson Beach State Park offers couples the ability to choose between six gorgeous beach pavilions for their special celebration of love. These minimalistic, yet highly stylish beach pavilions provide couples with chic and elegant canvases for their special celebration. Couples and up to 250 of their loved ones can enjoy the tranquility of a superb beach setting. Three of the six beach pavilions are adjacent to restrooms, offering convenience in addition to their natural surroundings.
Henderson Beach State Park offers a number of special services to help couples achieve the beach wedding of their dreams. Each of the pavilions features a barbecue grill to help facilitate any onsite catering preparation. Couples can also make use of essential amenities for their reception, such as tables, chairs, chair covers, decor. Lighting is provided to ensure that your celebration has just the right ambiance.
Henderson Beach State Park is situated in Destin, Florida, only 30 minutes away from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. Directly across the Choctawhatchee Bay from Henderson Beach State Park, less than 30 minutes away by car, is the Air Force Armament Museum. Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park is also less than two miles away from this venue.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Jenna · Married on 06/15/2019
Nothing short of Amazing!
Anne Marie was such a pleasure to work with. She was very accommodating to our wedding party. They opened a separate traffic lane making ease of entry a breeze. The pavilion was clean and a nice spot for people to hang out at before the wedding. The staff brought my grandma to and from the beach on a big wheeled wheel chair. The staff over saw that things went smoothly for us. I highly recommend this venue!Sent on 06/17/2019
Henderson Beach State Park's reply:It was a pleasure working with both of you. I was concerned with the large number of guests but I was so happy my staff went above and beyond transporting some of the older guests to their cars parked farther away. I have honestly never seen a more gorgeous dress and two people more in love. I am so glad we were able to work it around the trip he won last minute:) Hope to see you both here soon again.
Carman · Married on 08/18/2019
Wedding of a Lifetime
My husband and I had the wedding of a Lifetime! Everything exceeded our wildest dreams. The weather was perfect, the sands were soo white and soft, the wind was just right! I'm still smiling from our blissful moment. If anyone ever asks me about having their wedding in Destin, Henderson will be my immediate response. The beach goers were respectful and we were allotted our own private space!Sent on 06/12/2019
Andria Weddle · Married on 07/27/2019
Great Beach Location
While we didn’t boom our venue directly with the park, our planner highly recommended them! The park was so great at letting everyone in for the rehearsal and ceremony and providing great direction. The staff at the gate were so friendly!! The staff also went above and beyond ensuring that our ceremony space was perfect. They made sure to move everyone out of the area enough to where we felt like we had our own private area! Having a beach ceremony can feel like you always have people around, but that isn’t the case with this location. We super appreciated all the work they put into to making our wedding great!Sent on 09/05/2019
Henderson Beach State Park's reply:I am so glad we did meet your expectations. July is such a busy month and I always worry about so many regular park guests on both sides of the wedding area. Thank you so much for taking the time to let other clients know what you thought of our park and services. Anne Marie
Henderson Beach State Park Price Rates
White Wood Padded seat Chairs along with six (6) Shepherd hooks with decor lining the cermeony isle and one bag of tiny Starfish for isle (Flower Petals are prohibited)
Packages listed below include specified number of attendees entrance into the state park, parking, beach ceremony permit, reserved area on our beach, sand prep for ceremony, White wood padded seat chairs, six (6) shepherd hooks with decor and bag of tiny starfish:
1-12 Attendees $575 (Includes 12 White Chairs & 6 Shepherd Hooks with decor & Starfish)
13-30 Attendees $675 (Includes 30 White Chairs & 6 Shepherd Hooks with decor & Starfish)
31-50 Attendees $775 (Includes 50 white chairs & 8 Sheoherd Hooks with decor & Starfish)
Prices include sales tax, set up and removal
Please Contact Anne Marie Diaz/Henderson Beach State Park @. firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell- 850-902-9697 with PROMO Code: 2019PKG to reserve and confirm your special day.