Florida is world-renowned for sandy beaches and year-round sunshine. In fact, if you choose to tie the knot in this state, we wouldn’t be surprised if most of your guests assume that you’re having a beach wedding right from the get-go. A beach wedding is a fantastic venue for relaxed couples and those looking to say their vows out in the fresh air with a sublime backdrop.

Beach weddings are eternally popular for couples looking to get married outdoors; however, the location doesn’t come without its own set of quirks that need to be considered. The beach wedding venues on our list are the best in and around Jacksonville, Florida, and they know how to ensure your wedding will be a success. They can easily rival a destination wedding in the Caribbean, so consider staying closer to home and taking advantage of the superb venues around Jacksonville.

You will be spoiled for choice at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. This resort has been operational for over eighty years. It continues to be a leading wedding venue location for couples from nearby Jacksonville or those flying in for a destination wedding. There are 262 guest rooms, a golf course, luxury spa, children’s playground, four swimming pools, and plenty more to keep your guests busy! 

For couples looking to make the wedding planning process as stress-free as possible, this venue also has a dedicated wedding planning and events team to help make your day a success. There are various event spaces for the ceremony, cocktails, and reception that can cater to up to 500 guests. These include the beach, Surf Club Patio, Oceanfront Courtyard, and the Grand Ballroom.

Address: 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Phone: (888) 839-9145

Social: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club


Contact : Craig Schoninger

The Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront is an excellent option for a beachfront wedding venue and reception site all rolled into one. There are 140 rooms and ten suites, so your out-of-town guests or those that don’t want to travel can take advantage of the on-site accommodation. This venue can accommodate weddings of up to 120 guests and offers couples the use of five different event spaces to choose from. The beachfront suites have plenty of room to get ready with gorgeous views overlooking the waves. The Bistro restaurant is available for wedding receptions in the afternoon and evening, and there is plenty of parking both on and off-site.

Address: 1617 N. First Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Phone: (904) 435-0300

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Contact : Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront Team

Able to accommodate up to 200 people, One Ocean Resort & Spa is a must-look for anyone thinking of having a beach wedding venue around Jacksonville. No matter whether you’re planning a micro-wedding, elopement, or a grander celebration, their staff will be by your side and help ensure that your day is uniquely you. Stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean with white sandy beaches await your walk down the aisle if you choose to get married on their beach. Alternatively, you can get beautiful beach views without the sand by getting married at their Veranda Patio, complete with a fire pit for late-night ambiance. There are also two ballrooms available for those preferring a more formal reception. Wedding packages start at $3000 excluding bar and catering.

Address: 1 Ocean Blvd Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233

Phone: (904) 249-7402

Social: One Ocean Resort & Spa


Contact : Traci Meyer

Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant is a popular Jacksonville beach wedding venue and for very good reason! Gorgeous and rich in history, it is a member of both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Hotels of America. There are 23 rooms available for your out-of-town guests. Ceremony sites include the white, sandy beach or the outdoor courtyard. The hotel’s in-house culinary team is well-versed at devising customized menus using locally sourced ingredients and wowing guests with their martini creations. We have no doubt that any wedding held at Casa Marina will be unforgettable.

Address: 691 N. 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Phone: (940) 270-0025

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Contact : Casey Davis

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront is an ideal beach wedding venue option for those looking for an affordable and accessible site. Their dedicated events team will take the stress away by anticipating your needs and personalizing your special day. Ocean Lawn overlooks the breaking waves of the Atlantic and can be hired for a $600 site rental fee. All-inclusive wedding packages for up to 150 guests are available starting at $3000, which include a complimentary guest room for your wedding night. Your guests will also enjoy discounted room rates when quoting your wedding during their reservation process.

Address: 1515 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Phone: (904) 685-3008

Social: Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront


Contact : Sierra Perambo

Omni Resorts Amelia Island boasts 3.5 miles of gorgeous Atlantic coastline, so you’ll have plenty of space to find the perfect spot to say your vows. If you are looking for a Florida destination beach wedding venue, Omni Resorts Amelia Island certainly needs to be on your wishlist. There are 402 guest rooms and ample activities to keep your guests entertained for the duration of a vacation, including a golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, fishing trips, a spa, and over 7 miles of nature trails. There are eight ceremony and reception sites to choose from, including indoor, outdoor, and combination options. Venue fees start at $3000, and discounted room rates are available if you are booking at least ten rooms for your guests.

Address: 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034

Phone: (904) 261-6161

Social: Omni Resorts Amelia Island


Contact : Mary O'Donnell

Serenata Beach Club is a private club that is available for beach weddings. This venue boasts over 3000 square feet of event space and can accommodate up to 160 guests for your big day. Services on offer including event planning, a bridal suite, rentals, parking, set up and clean-up, and an engagement party. The in-house chefs are available to devise a menu that will have your guests talking for years about how delicious it was, and the spectacular views just add to the whole experience.

Address: 3175 South Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Phone: (904) 823-3368

Social: Serenata Beach Club


Contact : Cordel Crowley

Ocean Club of Amelia Island is an all-inclusive beach wedding venue located about forty minutes outside Jacksonville, Florida. There are breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, where you can tie the knot with your bare toes in the sand and the sound of the waves as your background music. There is a private coastal home that can cater to up to 90 guests and boasts near-endless oceanfront views. Alternatively, you can also choose to host your celebration at the Sliders Seaside Grill, which can accommodate up to 170 guests. All of the resort’s rooms overlook the beach, and a bridal room is included in the rental fee. Venue prices and minimum guest numbers are dependent on the month and day of the week.

Address: 2100 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Phone: (904) 277-3443

Social: Ocean Club of Amelia Island


Contact : Jennifer

Imagine yourself saying ‘I do’ with the Atlantic Ocean behind you, waves breaking and the sun easing down over the horizon. You can feel the salty air filling your lungs as you celebrate the start of your happily ever after. If this sounds like the wedding of your dreams, then The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is the choice for you. 

This venue boasts both lawn and sandy beach spaces and is located on the northeast coast of Florida. Event spaces on offer include the Beach, the Oceanfront Lawn, the Plaza Ballroom, and more. There are 444 guest rooms with ocean views, a luxurious spa, and a championship golf course. The staff at this venue will be by your side no matter the scale of your celebration, whether you’re organizing an intimate elopement or grand weekend wedding for up to 600 guests.

Address: 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Phone: (904) 277-1100

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Contact : Joseph Murphy

This gorgeous boutique bed and breakfast, run by Brandon and Tarah Dunlop, is located on Amelia Island, less than an hour from Jacksonville, Florida. There are 25 unique rooms on offer for overnight accommodation, making it ideal for couples that want to make their big day a destination wedding. 

You can get married on the beautiful sandy beach and then walk up to the private wrap-around deck for cocktails and canapes. The in-house catering team can create a personalized menu just for you. This venue also offers specialized packages for bridal parties, elopements, micro weddings, and more.

Address: 98 S Fletcher Ave, Amelia Island, FL 32034

Phone: (800) 772-3359

Social: Elizabeth Pointe


Contact : Tarah Dunlop





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Conclusion

Although Florida is known for fantastic weather, it is still best to have a wet weather plan when deciding on a beach wedding. The wind is also a consideration regarding your choice of décor, bridesmaid’s dresses, and even your veil or hairdo. The beach wedding venues on our list in Jacksonville, Florida, are well-versed in ensuring that all of the details and eventualities are covered so that you can have a fantastic, stress-free day.



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