Romantic, picturesque, and peaceful, the beach has always been a popular wedding location. With ocean views, palm trees aplenty, and the sea air breezing through, the effortless beauty of a beach setting is unsurprisingly tempting.
But, planning a beach wedding takes time, finesse, a little luck regarding the weather, and of course, the perfect venue!
Below, we’re taking a look at 10 of the best beach wedding venues across the U.S. for couples to make their own. So, whether you met your beloved on the sand, love to spend time in the sun, or have always dreamed of a beach destination wedding, there’s something here for you!
Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo – Florida
No matter where you live, you’ve most likely heard of Key Largo. It’s known for its beautiful beaches, spectacular views, and oh-so-romantic atmosphere.
The Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo epitomizes all you’ve heard about the area in one beautiful beach wedding venue in Florida!
The resort itself sits on a 15-acre nature sanctuary and vows can be exchanged in several locations on the property. Two of the most popular are Hammock Beach’s Love Tree and the Pergola on the waterfront.
When it comes to a reception, you and your guests can dance in the sand or choose one of the venue’s beautiful ballrooms.
You’ll also have access to not only the ceremony and reception areas but dressing rooms if you aren’t staying at the resort.
Price Range: $5,000 and up (during peak season).
Seating Capacity: 250 guests.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Huntington Beach – California
If your dream is to say “I do” on the beach, then The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in California may be the perfect setting for you!
One of their most popular sites, The Lighthouse Courtyard, features a wide lawn that is surrounded by beautiful palms. The path leads from the Mermaid Fountain down to Lighthouse Tower and Bridge. While you say your vows, the ocean is your backdrop and the scenery is both serene and breathtaking.
If you’d like a celebration indoors after your ceremony, many ballrooms await you, including several that continue the enjoyment of the ocean with stunning views and gorgeous patios.
They also offer package prices that include all your food and beverage needs for your big day.
Price Range: $3,000 and up.
Seating Capacity: 400 guests (outdoors).
Fairmont Orchid – Hawaii
Whether you want to feel the sand between your toes while you are joined as a married couple, or simply want the beautiful backdrop of ocean waves during your ceremony, the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii has you covered.
For a wedding beneath the coconut palms, Coconut Grove is the ideal location. You can say your vows directly on the sand then continue the party with the light of tiki torches as your ambiance.
If you want the ocean, but not the sand, Turtle Point provides a manicured lawn for your vows with the ocean in the backdrop thanks to a breathtaking panoramic view.
Package options include an officiant, music by guitar or ukulele, and beach cabanas. This venue also offers indoor options if you prefer, but outdoor festivities can host up to 910 guests!
Price Range: $4,000 and up.
Seating Capacity: Up to 910 guests.
Mansion by the Sea Corpus Christi – Texas
For a truly unique beach wedding, Mansion by the Sea in Corpus Christi, Texas, is unbeatable.
This venue offers couples a mansion sitting on the beachfront. For your vows, you can use the platform dock and allow yourselves to be extended over the water as you pledge your love.
The reception area is also quite striking and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor amenities. The private beach, however, is always beckoning the happy couple for romantic walks in the sand.
Couples receive dressing suites, a full setup and breakdown of the event, and even a bartender for the celebration.
Price Range: $9,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Jennette’s Pier Nags Head – North Carolina
Historic Jennette’s Pier, located in Nags Head, North Carolina, is another venue offering more than one option for beach lovers.
You can use the beautiful pier as the location for your nuptials with the Outer Banks shoreline and the Atlantic Ocean just beneath your feet, or you can opt for a wedding directly in the sand with the waves crashing behind you.
After the vows, you and your guests will venture to Oceanview Hall to celebrate. Fear not, ocean lovers, you will still have access to the pier and the scenic ocean and shoreline surrounding it.
Price Range: $500 and up.
Seating Capacity: 150 guests.
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Room Rehoboth Beach – Delaware
Hidden amongst the beauty of Rehoboth Beach in Delaware is the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Room. At this dreamy venue, you’ll find white sand beaches, a boardwalk, and the blue waters of the Atlantic simply calling your name.
Once you’ve become newlyweds, you and your guests can make your way inside one of Atlantic Sands’ premiere event spaces such as The Swan Ballroom. You’ll celebrate in an elegant setting while still enjoying a romantic panoramic view of the beach.
After the celebration, couples can linger at this beautiful resort soaking in the romance around them and enjoying the galleries, shopping, and local gems the area has to offer.
Prices include full setup and breakdown services, a gorgeous wedding arch, and white chairs for your guests. You’ll find that up to 250 of your nearest and dearest can be in attendance for your big day with lodging options available.
Price Range: $325 and up.
Seating Capacity: 250 guests.
The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach – Florida
Known as the “Pink Palace,” The Don CeSar is a beautiful hotel sitting on St. Pete Beach in Florida. Constructed in 1928, this destination venue has been hosting beautiful weddings since its inception.
At The Don CeSar, you can choose outdoor locations, beach locations, and even indoor settings for the wedding of your dreams. Have your wedding ceremony on one of the terraces and enjoy ocean views, or opt for the Courtyard or shoreline Beach Pavilion.
A wedding at The Don CeSar is an all-inclusive event and includes the use of the venues, catering, bar service, and so much more.
Price Range: $3,500 and up.
Seating Capacity: 250 guests.
Key Largo Lighthouse Hidden Beach – Florida
Key Largo is well known for its beautiful beaches, but hidden amongst the beauty is a secret location perfect for a secluded wedding with only your nearest and dearest.
Known as the most private wedding venue in the Florida Keys, Key Largo Lighthouse Hidden Beach offers two locations for your nuptials where you and your guests can feel like you’re the only ones around. Both Hidden Beach and Coral have everything you need for a perfect ceremony.
You can also enjoy a reception right on the beach and there is a private beach house for preparing for your big day.
Price Range: $1,700 and up.
Seating Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
Crook Point Pistol River – Oregon
For a wedding, everyone will remember, Crook Point in Pistol River, Oregon, is the perfect spot!
This resort sits on top of a 60-foot bluff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. For your wedding, the resort offers three private beaches you can choose from.
Your reception can remain in the sand or be moved to the top of the cliffs where the ocean and the sound of the waves become your incredible backdrop.
You can even choose to rent their charming vacation homes to spend family time with up to 45 guests for your big day.
Price Range: $2,000 and up.
Seating Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Monterey Beach Station Monterey – California
Monterey Beach Station in beautiful Monterey, California, allows you to pledge your lives to one another while your toes are in the sand and breathtaking views of the ocean are in the background.
Your reception can take place on the gorgeous terrace overlooking the beach or inside the historic beach house.
Award-winning services are offered to ensure everything is exactly how you envisioned it on your wedding day.
Price Range: $1,500 and up.
Seating Capacity: Up to 300 guests.