Pensacola Beach Weddings

Island-Inspired “I Do’s”

If you’re dreaming of exchanging vows atop sugary white sand, Pensacola Beach is the perfect island wedding destination (even if you’re local!). Our unique blend of contemporary southern charm and tropical sensibilities have inspired an array of venues and offerings that will satisfy your heart’s desire. From traditional to adventure-filled ceremonies, Pensacola Beach is a top choice for honeymoons, vow renewals, and elopements.

Bride and groom at a Pensacola Beach wedding.

Marriage Licenses

To be married in Florida, you must obtain your license from any County Clerk’s office within the State of Florida. The license fee is $86.

County Clerk

South Santa Rosa County Service Center
5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL  32563
(850) 983-1824

M.C. Blanchard Judicial Center
190 West Government Street,
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 595-4300

Gulf-Front Ceremonies

If the backdrop of sparkling emerald waves sounds pretty romantic, a gulf-front ceremony will be one to remember. With dozens of experienced wedding planners and seaside venues, you’re sure to find a partner who’ll make your day momentous. Regardless of budget, event scope, or group size there are plenty of wonderful options. From quaint cabanas to gulf-front mansions, your special day can be a turn-key affair.

Looking to go big? The Hilton Pensacola Beach, boasting a five-acre island resort that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, specializes in beachside weddings, receptions, honeymoons, vow renewals, and rehearsal dinners.

Many of the island’s local wedding planners also offer a range of budget-conscious packages with options to upgrade or cherry pick services that best suit your needs. They can even refer an officiant (from spiritual to secular) to affirm your brand-new union.

A Pensacola Beach wedding.

Beach Wedding Permits

Some beach locations including The Gulf Island National Seashore do require a permit.

To obtain a permit:

All-Inclusive Wedding Venues

Although seaside ceremonies are a draw for many, there are full-service venues for traditionalists as well. Just a short drive from historic downtown Pensacola you’ll find venues like Barkley House and Palafox Wharf, which blend historic significance and modern amenities.

For an over-the-top island celebration, any of the beach’s full-service resorts will deliver. The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach and Hilton Pensacola Beach are large-scale venues with the resources and infrastructure to accommodate any size celebration. Every aspect of your wedding day, from catering to music, can be managed by professional in-house wedding specialists to ensure your day is pure perfection.

Certain occasions call for others to do the heavy lifting. All-inclusive venues let you enjoy the perks of paradise and focus on the meaning of the day, rather than a to-do list.


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Island-Style Honeymooning

After your amazing (but tiring) day –– why not just stay? A honeymoon setting this spectacular that doesn’t require plane tickets is rare. That’s why so many newlyweds opt to stay put.

Many hotels and resorts on the island specialize in romantic hospitality. With robust resort amenities and endless activities, you’ll have the opportunity to connect through adventure, relaxation, and wellness.

Several hotels feature large, gulf-front honeymoon suites and cater to your every need from private seaside dinners to world-class spa treatments. For adventure seekers, there’s no shortage of endorphin-boosting excursions. Pair up and see the island from above with a parasailing experience from Radical Rides or Key Sailing.

If staying grounded is more your style, check out vendors that rent bikes, scooters, or water craft (both human & engine powered). You can also rent a charter boat and try your luck at catching dinner. Some local hotels and restaurants will even turn your catch into a romantic dinner.

When exploring options, be sure to ask the hotel about romance packages that include champagne, sweets, or breakfast in bed.

Couples Retreats

If you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary or any other special occasion, Pensacola Beach can spice up your stay. From leisurely beach days spent soaking up the sun to adrenaline-fueled thrills, variety is yours for the asking.

When you’re looking to kick back resort style, dive into Riptides Sports Grill and Tiki Bar at the Holiday Inn Resort. This unique hotel features a 250-foot lazy river with cascading waterfall.

When the ocean calls (but you wish the amenities would follow) call on Lazy Days Beach Service. With several locations behind local hotels, they offer everything from luxury day beds and umbrellas to kids games to beach cruisers, sailboats, surfboards, kayaks and more!

Pensacola Beach wedding at Hilton Pensacola Beach.