Pristine beaches, verdant gardens, state parks couples choose South Walton for their wedding because the outdoor venues are iconic, diverse and beautiful. The scenic spots are a major draw in this beautiful northwest Florida area, where the weather tends to be wonderfully warm. Yet more wedding options beckon: a dinner cruise, an event space with an exhibition kitchen, an antebellum-style home, a historic mansion, the grounds of intimate inns, the Choctawhatchee Bay and several polished hotels.
In all, South Walton has 26 miles of sugary-white beach and 16 acclaimed neighborhoods with just the right wedding locale for every couple. South Walton’s website is easy to use, letting couples view details of only the types of venues they prefer and specifi cally the ones available on their chosen date. The Ask An Expert online feature makes it easy to get wedding and honeymoon assistance from staffers. The website also shares details of real South Walton weddings. visitsouthwalton.com/weddings One locale.
Just one pretty, sophisticated, service-savvy locale. That’s how to have a beautiful yet stress-free wedding. The Gasparilla Inn & Club is just that venue. The historic resort is at once a 142-room hotel with golf, tennis, croquet, a marina, a spa and a beach club, as well as a clever, detail-oriented caterer. The gracious Gulf-front grounds offer ceremony and reception sites for groups from 30 to 300. You might exchange rings under a graceful banyan tree, or in one of two gazebos, on the beach, in a lounge-like room or on a sprawling lawn. When it’s time to dine and dance, you’ll choose from tastefully decorated event rooms to the pool deck, a dining room, the golf-course area and the croquet lawns. Menu options are diverse.