Have you spent your life dreaming of the day you get to marry your best friend? So many of us picture our special day years before it comes to fruition. From building elaborate Pinterest boards to visualizing the perfect wedding dress, it can be fun to romanticize all of the little details.
Now that the time has finally come to start planning, you may find yourself feeling daunted by how many things you have to coordinate. We’re here for you and want to help make choosing a venue a little bit easier. If you’re hoping to tie the knot on a beautiful beach, you’re in luck! We’ve scouted out the 10 best beach wedding venues to make your planning process easier. Check out our recommendations to start planning your dream wedding!
A Tropical Ceremony
1. Bahamas: Atlantis Paradise Island
This incredible island resort is best known for its location, sitting right on a picturesque coastline of palm trees, white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Atlantis Paradise Island is perfect for a destination wedding, not only providing beautiful accommodations and top-notch amenities but also being a built-in honeymooner’s dream! Here you’ll find all of the island excursions, water sports, and sun-soaked relaxation you could hope for. This is a destination wedding spot right out of our dreams!
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2. California: Montage Laguna Beach
Montage Laguna Beach is a quaint, upscale beach resort set on 30 acres of perfectly manicured property. This destination would make for a gorgeous, intimate ceremony overlooking the pacific coast! Host an outdoor ceremony, then dine at one of the various gourmet restaurants on the property for your reception. Guests will enjoy the full-service resort atmosphere here which includes a spa, pools, a museum-quality art collection —- and more. The California coastline is breathtaking year round and will make a stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony!
Photo Credit: Montage Laguna Beach
3. Hawaii: Sheraton Kauai Resort
Those who want a truly tropical beachfront wedding should consider booking the Sheraton Kauai Resort as their venue. After all, very little beats the energy one feels when visiting the lush and welcoming atmosphere of Hawaii. This luxury resort sits right on the Poipu Beach of Kauai and offers guests newly renovated rooms, world-class golf courses, authentic eateries, and views that will leave you breathless! After you say ‘I do,’ book a sunset sail, snorkeling cruise or head out on one of the popular hikes around the island to take in the sights up close! This resort will carry you from a beautiful wedding reception to a relaxing honeymoon, covering everything in between. You’ll have a destination getaway that you’ll remember for years to come!
Photo Credit: Sheraton Kauai Resort
4. Florida: Bellwether Beach Resort
St. Petersburg Beach is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida and has often been hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the US alongside its neighbor, Clearwater Beach. The Bellwether Beach Resort offers spacious venue options both indoors and right on the water. With the help of on-site coordinators assisting with planning, decor, menus, and more, you will feel supported and encouraged every step of the way towards ‘I Do.’ Plus, the surrounding area offers visitors a range of unique activities and sightseeing, so you’ll still have lots to do together after the wedding day is over!
Photo Credit: Bellwether Beach Resort
5. Hawaii: Mauna Kea Resort
The Mauna Kea Resort sits on the Big Island of Hawaii on the soft sandy beaches of Kauna’oa Bay. It’s perfect for whatever kind of wedding you prefer, whether it be an intimate shoreline elopement or a larger gathering on the soft manicured lawn overlooking the ocean. The wedding team at this resort prides itself on getting every detail right so the couple can focus on the joy of their special day. Spend the first day of married life relaxing in the calm blue waters and head on a guided tour of the lava flow at night. It’s truly like witnessing magic and it will be something unique for you both to experience together.
Photo Credit: Mauna Kea Resort
6. North Carolina: Sanderling Resort
If you and your partner would prefer a quieter beach wedding, then celebrating in the Outer Banks of North Carolina would be perfect for you. Duck, a small and sleepy beach town in North Carolina sits along a beautiful coastline and offers up small bungalows and beach houses for rent. If you’re planning a larger celebration, book The Sanderling Resort as your venue to take advantage of the on-site wedding planner, catering services, and more. This location is bustling throughout the summer but typically remains quiet for the other months of the year, making it perfect for an intimate ceremony and reception during the off-season.
Photo Credit: Sanderling Resort
7. Maldives: Vilamendhoo Island Resort
Host an intimate ceremony or elopement at the Vilamendhoo Island Resort Spa in the Maldives. Located on Meerufenfushi Island, this luxury resort almost seems otherworldly thanks to the bright foliage and blue lagoons surrounding it. In addition to the white sandy beaches creating a draw to visit, the resort is geared up for romance, offering various packages and activities that couples can book, such as a revitalizing massage and private dinner on the beach!
Photo Credit: Vilamendhoo Island Resort
8. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
What could be more romantic than over-water bungalows with private plunge pools that give way to a perfect sunset view? If you book your wedding at The Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, this is the type of Pinterest-worthy, luxury accommodations that await you. Tie the knot barefoot on the beach, surrounded by stunning natural beauty and local culture, while a team of expert coordinators handle every single detail. Then following your ceremony, spend your first days as a married couple side-by-side in a relaxing paradise!
Photo Credit: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
9. Australia: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
The Hayman Island, nestled in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, makes for an ideal intimate wedding venue. Those seeking the feel of a private island and the luxury of a high-class resort will love The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. The resort offers couples various locations around the property to tie the knot, both indoors and outdoors. The outdoor spots have views ranging from lush foliage to oceanfront views on Coconut Beach.
Photo Credit: The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
10. California: Monterey Beach Station
The Monterey Bay area of California is a perfect place for a coastal wedding. The Monterey Beach Station is a beautiful, low-key venue for a relaxed couple looking for both indoor and outdoor venue space. Say ‘I do’ right on the beach, then walk just a few short steps back to the indoor reception space. When the sunsets, you and your guests will have a jaw-dropping view to behold while enjoying a beach bonfire and fun outdoor games and activities.
Photo Credit: The Monterey Beach Station
11. West Indies: Petit St. Vincent Resort
Located in the Grenadine Island, a secluded stretch of pristine coastline hosts a private resort – Petit St. Vincent. The resort spans 115 acres but only holds 22 guest houses, creating a quiet and intentional paradise where guests can unplug and truly separate themselves from the outside world. If you’re looking for an intimate destination wedding along white sandy beaches, this may be the perfect place for you!
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12. California: Hotel Del Coronado
The Hotel Del Coronado located on the sandy shores of San Diego, embodies the classic charm and notable architecture of Southern California. Providing luxury accommodations and a stunning backdrop for weddings and events since 1888, this venue should definitely make your list of beach wedding venues to consider for your special day! Book an ocean view king room and reserve a block of rooms for your guests for convenience. With the help of their amazing staff, you’ll have everything you need to make your day memorable.
Photo Credit: Trip Advisor
13. Greece: Kalua Mykonos
Kalua Mykonos has everything you want in a beachfront wedding venue. Not only are the ceremony and reception spaces stunning and expertly decorated, but the experience is curated to feel luxurious from start to finish. The venue has an onsite planner, licensed bar and in-house catering offering dishes with bold mediterranean and japanese flavors. A trip to Mykonos promises beautiful views and warm weather no matter when you choose to plan your special day!
Photo Credit: Kalua Mykonos
Check out Venue Report for More!
We hope you love these beach wedding venues as much as we do! There is something for everyone's taste within this list of beach destinations and we can’t wait to see what you decide! To explore more stunning places to host your special day, check out The Venue Report for a full scope of everything you need to know in order to say ‘yes’ to your wedding space!