The Island Beachside Resort is the perfect beach destination for your coastal wedding. A beach front wedding ceremony and elegant indoor and outdoor reception sites set the stage for a truly unique and unforgettable wedding.
The Island Beachside Resort features all of the exquisite amenities essential for creating a grand wedding celebration, including an exclusive private beach, an on-site restaurant, a watersports company so that your guests can enjoy a full weekend experience on the gulf, and more. Wedding events, from the welcome party and rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception, can all be custom tailored to make each a unique and memorable experience.
Enhancing your special event are accommodations that include 331 rooms and 18 beautifully appointed guest suites, with 12 suites overlooking the white sands and emerald waters of the Florida Gulf Coast. If you wish, the on-site wedding and event coordinators will be there each step of the way, assisting in every aspect desired, from coordinating the ceremony to choosing the perfect gourmet food selections. They will organize all of your event details, making certain that you leave with the fondest memories of your special day.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Megan · Married on 10/13/2018
Brooke was amazing to work with and truly goes above and beyond for her brides. Gorgeous venue and wonderful service. Highly recommend!
This past weekend we had our wedding ceremony and reception at the The Island by Hotel RL on 10/13/2018 and it was a dream come true. I had booked and planned the entire wedding in under 3 months and I have Brooke Wheelers, The Island Weddings Manager, and Jackie Gibson, The Island by Hotel RL Sales Manager, to thank for making it all happen for us.
Jackie and Brooke were very involved in the entire process from start to finish. They both put in time and effort to help make the process painless and were extremely accommodating. The week of the wedding, the Florida Panhandle was hit by hurricane Michael. This caused great concern for our family and guests, however, Jackie and Brooke kept in contact the entire time keeping us updated on the storm and the condition of the venue. We were lucky enough that the storm didn’t cause any damage to the beach and the plans remained unchanged.
Having the entire event at The Island by Hotel RL made it extremely easy for our guests to enjoy their weekend at the beach and eliminated the burden of finding transportation on our wedding day. Brooke did an amazing job taking care of the-day-of details and coordination, while Jackie handled the event crew and catering. This allowed for my family to relax and enjoy every bit of our special day.
On the day of the ceremony, we hadn’t heard back from our photographer all morning – Brooke immediately alerted my mom and called around for a backup photographer. She was able to find a replacement that could be onsite for both the ceremony and reception. This really showed us that this isn’t just a business for Brooke, she genuinely cares about her brides and will go above and beyond for them. We’re so grateful that she was the one there for us on our wedding day.
Our beachfront ceremony was incredible. I was very nervous about it not being completely private, but the way they set up the chairs and arbor right at the edge of the beach makes it so intimate and you really don’t notice anything else around it.
Immediately following the ceremony, we had a cocktail hour and reception under The Island Canopy. I highly recommend the outdoor canopy on a fall night. It was a blast and perfect for the number of people we had in attendance. The Island crew accommodated to time changes and the food was good. Service during the reception was timely and efficient. The presentation was on point and both Brooke and Jackie were there the entire time to make sure everything ran smoothly.
We were beyond impressed by The Island by Hotel RL and highly recommend anyone getting married on the Emerald Coast to book with them. We would like to thank The Island staff and of course Brooke and Jackie for making our wedding day a dream come true.
Amina · Married on 07/16/2016
We had our wedding at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in 7/16/2016. The sales manager, Veronica Clark was absolutely amazing, helpful, very responsive with messages in a promptly manner, very professional, she provided excellent customer service and was super friendly! All the staff that cater to us during our wedding reception was excellent. The front desk personnel was very nice too. Everyone at the wedding loved the Reception food, we had the seafood festival buffet and it was a lot of food that everyone enjoyed. The quality of service was excellent! The wedding package and prices was within our budget and reasonable which was hard to find a venue in the area that included most of the services we needed in our big day. The beach is absolutely beautiful, breath taking despite the heat in July. Our Suite was located on the 5th floor with front view of the beach and it had 2 balconies, one in the bedroom and the other in the living room so that was great! Very specious, comfortable living room and kitchenette. Ramada recommended Beach Side Ceremonies for our wedding ceremony décor, wedding planner/coordinator, photography, and pastor which was included in the package. The only recommendation I would make to this Resort is a face lift and renovation of the rooms as it is a bit outdated. Our suite was comfortable and we did not have any issues, but a couple of our guests did in their rooms. Also, a little more organization in guiding the guests to the location of the wedding ceremony location, we had some guests that could not find the location and asked a staff, but they said they didn't know. Just a little room for improvement in things like that. Other than that, everyone was great, the food was delicious, our suite was clean and comfortable, the staff and team that helped us was great! Thank You Ramada Plaza Beach Resort for helping us have a wonderful wedding ceremony and reception.Sent on 07/20/2016
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We had our reception at the Ramada on 04.23.16 and we really enjoyed our experience. Veronica Clark was a pleasure to work with! We were planning our wedding from Georgia so I was a little nervous, but everything turned out perfect! The food was delicious, the only complaint was the food wasn't left out longer so we could eat more! The staff was very attentive and we used their chair covers and centerpieces and we loved those as well!Sent on 04/27/2016
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Beautiful location for weddings and events.
We have shot several weddings and receptions, as well as engagement portraits at the Ramada. The beautiful gardens and white sand beaches are perfect background scenery. The staff is always cheerful and helpful. Tom and Cindy Warriner - Photocraft by Tom Warriner
Amber is absolutely great to work with and the Ramada is a gorgeous venue!!