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.
In addition to weddings and elopments, Henderson Beach State Park is happy to host a wide range of events. Our covered pavillions make the perfect place for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties.
2021 Beach Ceremony Prices:
State Park Entry Fee, Parking, Beach Ceremony Permit, Map Event Cards, 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
Pavilions may be reserved during the day from 8:00am-Sunset daily in the off season and 4:00pm-Sunset or 3:00-10:00pm during peak season (Limited availability during Memorial Day-Labor Day). After-Hours events occur from 3:00pm-10:00pm. Event Staff is required for all after-hours events since the park closes at Sunset daily to the general public. Times are subject to change based on the time of Sunset on a particular day. Alcohol may be served for after-hours events inside the pavilion for the reception from Sunset until the event is completed. Additional staff are required to ensure alcohol stays within the pavilion.
8am-2pm $150 (alcohol not permitted)
3pm-Sunset $150 (alcohol not permitted)
3pm-10pm $1,300 (After-Hours event)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewing the venue is easy, we would be happy to schedule a time for you to come out.
42 Reviews for Henderson Beach State Park
Recommended by 93% of couples
55 User photos
Stephanie L. · Married on 03/27/2021
This was the perfect place for our beach wedding. The sand is white and the water was perfect. Even though it was gloomy on my wedding. My pictures were perfect. I loved having my wedding ceremony and reception here.Sent on 04/09/2021
Henderson Beach State Park's reply:I am glad all went well. I wished the weather was in our favor but glad all pictures turned out great. We loved having you!!
Lauren · Married on 09/18/2020
Great customer service!
We were in town to plan our destination wedding. Anne was very helpful through wedding planning websites, email and text. After deciding on a venue we did cancel our tour with Anne. She was very nice, understanding and a pleasure to work with!Sent on 01/27/2020
Henderson Beach State Park's reply:Thank you so much. I am glad you found a venue for your special day, even if it was not at Henderson. I appreciate you taking the time to send a review. It means a lot. Best wishes to you both!!
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
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