Of all the Florida panhandle wedding venues I’ve filmed, nothing beats the 30A area. The 30A offers some of the most breathtaking views in all of Florida. Nestled into Florida’s Emerald Coast, this area has so much to offer for your dream wedding celebration, and has venues that can accommodate every size, style, and budget. Are you considering a 30A wedding venue? In this blog, we’ll go over some of my favorite 30a wedding venues for your Florida wedding.
My Favorite 30A Wedding Venues
As a videographer based in Destin, I’ve filmed many weddings in the 30a area. 30a runs through many unique beach towns including Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Water Color, and Santa Rosa Beach. These are some of my favorite 30A wedding venues to film!
The Pearl is a stunning hotel venue in Rosemary Beach with 4 venue spaces to choose from. This venue can host up to 75 people for events, and has 55 total rooms available for your bridal party and guests. With European-style architecture, The Pearl is the perfect 30a wedding venue for couples looking for a romantic and intimate celebration or a Rosemary beach elopement!
The Pointe on 30A’s rooftop sanctuary has panoramic views of the ocean. Their green is a great ceremony location, and can fit up to 150 guests. Here, you can party in a whimsical or modern atmosphere, depending on the location you choose. This resort is perfect for couples looking for a fun venue with many options for wedding weekend activities.
The Celebration Hall is a 3700 sq ft venue located in Santa Rosa Beach. Host your ceremony on the beach and retire to the hall for your reception, or host your entire wedding inside in case of rain. With European-inspired architecture and landscaped lawns, The Celebration Hall is the perfect 30a wedding venue for an intimate celebration.
Carillon Weddings is located in a private, gated community and is perfect for destination weddings. This pedestrian-centric area has 13 different venue spaces to choose from, and can accommodate almost any party size and style. With 24/7 security, this seaside community is a great option for couples looking for privacy.
Watercolor Inn is a unique venue with both beachside and lakeside venue spaces. With space for up to 700 guests depending on the venue you choose, this property offers many options for your ceremony and reception – Watercolor Inn weddings are gorgeous! Watercolor Inn also has packages for intimate weddings of 30 or less.
Monet Monet 30A is a boutique garden venue with a lily pond and beautiful fountains. This venue was inspired by Claude Monet’s home gardens in France, and will make you feel as though you’ve stepped out of Florida and into a romantic fairytale. Monet Monet is the perfect intimate space for a small destination wedding.
Fine Art 30A is located in Santa Rosa Beach and is the perfect choice for an intimate celebration or destination wedding. With hosting capabilities of 40 guests and private indoor and outdoor spaces, Fine Art 30A is perfect for couples looking for a modern beach wedding. Choose from the beach, the indoor gallery space, or the outdoor patio and firepit for your celebration. Or host your event using all 3!
Panama City FL Wedding Venues
One of the most popular places to visit along 30A is Panama City Beach. This area has plenty of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, as well as many stunning and unique wedding venues. Here are a few of my favorites.
The Sheraton is the only outdoor venue in Panama City Beach that has helicopter landing capabilities. But even if you don’t want to enter your ceremony via helicopter, there’s a lot to love about this venue. With 10 total venue spaces and capacity for up to 1600 guests, you have complete flexibility here. And as a major hotel chain, there’s plenty of space for your guests to stay overnight.
Springhill Suites boasts stunning waterfront views and a lot of the same flexibility of the Sheraton, although this venue is smaller. It has capacity for up to 350 guests and 7 total venue spaces to choose from including meeting rooms with walls of windows and an elegant ballroom. There are also outdoor spaces if you’d like to smell the ocean instead of just seeing it.
Majestic Beach Resort has over 650 feet of beachfront space available. This is the perfect venue for couples looking for a romantic beachfront ceremony and the ability to dance the night away in an elegant ballroom. The conference center can accommodate up to 600 people, making this venue a great option for large weddings.
Laketown Wharf is a large resort with 28,000 sq ft of event space, making it the largest event space in all of Panama City Beach. Used for events and conventions, this space is a blank canvas you can use to bring your dream wedding to life. With capacity for up to 640 guests, this space is perfect for couples looking to create their own fantasy space.
In need of some 30A wedding photography and videography?
Dalton Young Films & Photography is the team for you. Filming and photographing luxury weddings in Destin and the 30A area, we will capture your wedding day in a way you will be able to cherish forever.
Are you looking for a different 30A wedding venue for your big day? If the venues on this list aren’t quite your style, our blog features many other 30A wedding venues you might consider.