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Beach Wedding Ideas to Make Your Big Day Extra Special
When it comes to weddings at Hilton Sandestin Beach — anything is possible. Our Wedding & Special Events team is full of top-notch event planners who will stop at nothing to make sure your dream wedding becomes a reality.
Planning your beach wedding from out of town? No problem! The team will be with you every step of the wedding planning process, and connect you with trusted local vendors to make your vision a reality.
And we know that personalization is key. Whether you’re eloping on the beach or throwing a ballroom bash for 400 guests, it’s the little, extra touches that bring the event to life. From signature cocktails to aerialist performers at the reception (we’ve done that!) and more — we’ll work with you to incorporate unique elements above and beyond your wedding package and build the perfect event. Some of our favorite ballroom and beach wedding ideas below!
Custom food and drinks are a popular addition to any event, and can really personalize the wedding. Beyond our own catering menu (recently updated!), our in-house kitchen staff can create unique culinary experiences like a mac and cheese station, taco stand, or late-night chicken and waffles for your guests. We’re also happy to work with you to create a menu of signature cocktails for your reception — named after the bride and groom, your hometown, or more! Our team also has a network of trusted vendors who can help with any other requests, whether you’re looking for a traditional cultural dish, or catering to specific dietary needs.
Couples who get married on our beaches are lucky — the natural decor provided by our sugar-white sand and emerald waters is strikingly beautiful on its own. But if you’re looking for something extra, we have plenty to offer. Whether you want a subtle arbor with draping as your ceremony backdrop, or a custom wall of roses to serve as a statement piece for the reception — we can make it happen.
There are tons of unique touches our couples can add to their wedding ceremony or reception. With the sand ceremony, couples can enjoy a beach wedding version of the traditional unity candle — filling a jar or vessel with layers of sand. Some brides also provide each guest with a seashell to throw into the water, while making a wish for the happy couple. Another popular trend among brides is to toss beach balls into the crowd after the big kiss — which makes for some beautiful photographs. And of course, fireworks over the ocean are a great addition to any beach wedding. *Please Note: For safety reasons, Walton County does not permit glass containers on the beach.
Let us help you plan the perfect pre-ceremony day of pampering. At Serenity by the sea Spa, our stylists can provide hair and makeup services for the bridal party before the ceremony. The spa also has a tranquil lounge area with massage chairs, fruit infused water, heart healthy snacks and mimosas. We can turn that private space into your perfect bridal ready room — a great alternative for you and your wedding party.
Before / After
The best part about getting married at Hilton Sandestin Beach? We have everything you need right at the resort — no need to travel around! The night before the ceremony, we can set up a bonfire on the beach to bring your guests together before the big day. You can also extend the celebrations post-reception — we’ve had couples turn one of our ballrooms into their own personal night club, with late night snacks, music and more. The next morning, we’ll set up a farewell brunch overlooking the beach. The happy couple can even extend their stay and enjoy their honeymoon at the resort!
Interested in throwing a ballroom or beach wedding at Hilton Sandestin Beach? Request more information here. Our team is happy to discuss additional beach wedding ideas to make your big day extra special.