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Top 5 Wedding Venues near Destin, Florida

That arn’t at the beach but close enough!

You love to vacation on the beach but you want to get married somewhere different? I totally get it! Honestly, it is the best of both worlds. You get the beach vacation without having your wedding at the beach. I call that a win-win! So you’re looking for wedding venues near Destin, Florida that many people don’t know about?

Here we go…..my TOP 5 favorite wedding venues near Destin, Florida by the beach but not directly on it!

Eden Gardens State Park

Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida this Destin wedding venue just feels southern to me with a hint of The Notebook vibes. It has large oak trees with Spanish moss, beautiful gardens, and a view of the sound which makes the perfect backdrop for any wedding. It is one of my absolute favorite wedding venues in the Florida Panhandle.

Eden Gardens State Park

Monet Monet

Beautiful gardens and a home that looks like it was imported from France….sign me up! Located in 30A, this venue is one of a kind! It is romantic and enchanting which creates an unforgettable experience. Plus it is a quick drive to the beach if you are wanting sunset photos there. Extra bonus; the staff is wonderful! You can’t go wrong with this venue! Another perfect wedding venue near Destin, Florida.

Monet Monet

WaterVue at Brooks Bridge

Looking for a place that’s not the beach but still on the water? This is the spot! The wrap-around deck allows for views on all sides and the inside gives you cozy vibes. You can catch the sunset, see boats go by and spot some dolphins. In Fort Walton Beach, right over the bridge from Okaloosa Island, it is close proximity to the beach, hotels and vacation rentals.

Watervue at Brooks Bridge

Carillon Beach Weddings

Greenery meets modern, meets cutest ceremony spot. This venue is like no other in the area. Overlooking Lake Carillon, the Meeting House is a perfect indoor/outdoor venue with fabulous side porches for either your ceremony or ceremony/reception. This beautiful blank canvas is wonderful to create your perfect wedding. There are beautiful spots throughout the venue including tree lines walkways, a large courtyard and you can even head to the beach for sunset photos. You seriously can’t go wrong at this venue.

Carillon Beach Weddings

The Island Hotel

Located on Okaloosa Island this is a perfect wedding package. You can stay, play and get married all in one spot. This beachfront hotel boasts an island green space overlooking the beach perfect for a ceremony and reception. What is nice about The Island on Okaloosa Island is that you can do it all in one place and you don’t have to get in a car to go anywhere.

The Island

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