Welcome to the Emerald Coast
Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming nuptials!
Although there are many beautiful venues to host your special day, here are a few of my personal favorites. Below also is a bit of general information about our beautiful area. I hope this helps you in planning your wedding.
All About Destin
Located on Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters. Originating as a small fishing village, it is now a popular tourist destination. Over 80 percent of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million visitors each year visit Destin. The city styles itself "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village", and claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida.
The city is located on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. The peninsula was originally a barrier island. Hurricanes and sea level changes gradually connected it to the mainland. In the 1940s it technically became an island again with the completion of the Choctawhatchee-West Bay Canal.
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Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
Pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Boardwalks provide access to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. Four large and two small pavilions allow for picnicking and grilling. Great location to have your wedding. Reservation for wedding and space is booked by contacting the park.
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road (CR 395)
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32450
Eden Gardens State Park is a 163 acre Florida State Park and historic site located in Point Washington, south of Freeport, FL, off U.S. 98 on CR 395, in northwestern Florida. This park is centered on the Wesley house, a two-story mansion virtually surrounded by white columns and verandas. The house is notable for its furnishings, especially examples of late 18th century French furniture. The site has various gardens, numerous large, old southern live oak trees, and frontage on Tucker Bayou. Great location to have your wedding. Reservation for wedding and space is booked by contacting the park.
Scenic Highway 30-A
A 28.5 mile corridor that hugs the Gulf of Mexico coastline in Northwest Florida’s Walton County. Along this breath-taking drive you will see sugar-white sand beaches and some very rare coastal dune lakes. Scenic Highway 30-A is a tourist attraction of major proportions. It is an exciting and eclectic mix of hot Caribbean colors and soft pastels, with architecture to match each community’s charm, whether it be Old Florida’s traditional 2-3 story homes, or the cottages of Seaside with white picket fences and pedestrian pathways.