Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Henderson Beach State Park

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

Pavilion Rentals

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

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42 Reviews for Henderson Beach State Park

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Lauren · Married on 09/18/2020

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    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

    Carman · Married on 08/18/2019

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    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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Henderson Beach State Park FAQ

  • 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

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  • 17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, FL, 32541 See on map
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