The sunshine state of Florida is famous for its glorious weather, the Everglades national park and its fantastic theme parks, such as Universal studios and of course Disneyworld. However Florida has so much more to offer than just bare knuckle rides. The best way to enjoy Florida’s beautiful coastline is to book car hire and take a drive and view some of the world’s most romantic beaches perfect for getting married. Whether you’re looking to tie the knot bare footed or want a wedding with a touch of celebrity-style, Florida’s beaches are the ideal setting and these five will ensure that you have the most magical day, just be sure to check the marriage guide for the state to see how to obtain a marriage license.
The Longboat Key is a 12 mile stretch of paradise. Situated between the waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key is a beautiful beach ideal for sun worshipers and romantics alike. For those on their all inclusive holidays, the beach boasts water sports, golf tennis and accessibility to world class shopping malls. As for weddings, the beach offers miles of sun kissed white sands and average year round temperatures of 23°C, Longboat Key also has an elaborate country club and charter boats ideal for the venue.
Palm Island Resort:
The barrier island of Palm can be found in the Charlotte harbour along Florida’s south western Gulf coast, the islands resort offers a tranquil and pristine wedding backdrop. The island is only accessible via boat, and getting around the resort is only possible by foot, bike or golf cart, leaving the 2 mile private beach unspoilt. As for weddings, the island caters for traditional ceremonies as well as beach side celebrations. The dedicated staff are ready and willing to help make sure that your day goes according to plan and that you end up leaving with many fond memories.
Amelia Island can be found just off of the coast of north east Florida, it’s famed for being easy to reach, but hard to forget, and after a visit it’s easy to see why. Amelia is a barrier island which has 13 miles of gorgeous sands, immaculate waters and is rich with native wildlife, making the island a beloved destination for your special day. The island is a custom to hosting weddings, with the Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau able to provide substantial help with choosing the venue and planning your day. So no matter if you’re looking to wed on the beach or under draping oak trees, Amelia Island offers a beautiful backdrop that’ll make your wedding spectacular.
For those seeking a chic-beach ceremony should certainly head to Fort Lauderdale, a destination renowned for its snaking waters, culture and superb beaches. Fort Lauderdale is Florida’s historic riverfront and has plenty to offer soon to be weds. You can enjoy charming gondola rides, shopping in the Las Olas Boulevard or even walk hand in hand along the historic front. The beaches are fantastic for exchanging vows, however you can also choose to get married as you’re cruising through Millionaires row on a luxury yacht or even sail to a private island just off shore for a unspoilt and peaceful day.
Destin and Fort Walton Beach:
Destin and Fort Walton Beach can be found in the north west of Florida, and is great for Florida holidays; however it comes into its own if you choose to get married here. Boasting pure white sands, emerald waters and astounding sunsets, Destin and Fort Walton Beach is an incredibly romantic destination for a wedding. From seaside restaurants, ballrooms to poolside patio’s, there are a whole host of different options to accommodate your day. And if you’re looking for something a little different, then you could opt to wed onboard a schooner or a dolphin cruise.