The most wedding friendly beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida is Pensacola Beach. Did you know Pensacola and Pensacola Beach are two separate areas? Pensacola Beach is located on Santa Rosa Island and Pensacola is on the mainland.
You will need a Florida marriage license to get married in the state of Florida. Visit the marriage license page for more information.
There are many public access areas with plenty of parking. There is a 7 mile stretch of beach between Pensacola Beach and Navarre called the National Seashore. If you want to have your wedding in the National Seashore there is a fee of $50.
You may want to consider one of the many beach wedding houses that are available on Pensacola Beach. Over the years these houses have made it so much easier for brides. Many of these houses can be rented for just one night! These house can sleep as many as thirty guests with patios under the houses for receptions. It can be a great way to have everything in one place. Most are right on the Gulf of Mexico, making the walk for bride as simple as coming down the stairs and walking out on the beach. It can be so easy.
If you would like to walk on the beach and look for shells the area between Pensacola Beach and Navarre has a wide variety of seashells from the Gulf of Mexico. The water is so clear you will see many seashells easily. Your Navarre beach wedding will be one you will remember for a long time. It’s the best kept secret on the Emerald Coast.
Stay at one of the wedding friendly condominiums and hotels on the Gulf of Mexico and have your ceremony there or enjoy one of the public access areas. We will come to you.