Destination Wedding on St. George Island, Florida

There is nothing more romantic than an island with breathtaking views and beaches that offer pockets of seclusion for couples. St. George Island, Florida, may be located just off the coast of the panhandle state but it has retained an unspoiled charm that makes it a perfect wedding destination for those who want to have a truly romantic getaway.

Within the 22 mile island are several locations where couples can have their wedding ceremony or exchange of vows in private or among family and friends. Around St. George, couples can choose to get married in a church or park. Private cottages and vacation homes are also great choices such as one from Collins Vacation Rentals. The island’s beaches, with its crystal clear waters and calming waves, offer the perfect scenic background for this special day.

Another potential wedding site is the historical Cape St. George Lighthouse and St. George Lighthouse Park, which must be reserved in advance. The lantern room at the top of the more than century-old lighthouse offers a spectacular view of the island. The lantern room can only accommodate a small group of 10 to 12 people but there are beachfront pavilions as well as areas around the park where tents can be set up.

Another favorite wedding site is the St. George Island State Park, which has nearly 10 miles of pristine beaches and forests. Bordering the park, which occupies most of the island, is Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Here at the state park, couples can opt to arrange for a ceremony at the beach or rent a pavilion on site. With miles of clear skies unobstructed by skyscrapers and light pollution, the park also provides the perfect condition for stargazing at night.

According to the St. George Island visitor center, arranging a wedding on the island is easy since wedding planners, as well as caterers, florists, photographers and other related wedding services, are available and within reach. For couples wanting to have a religious ceremony, there are several churches and ministers on the island that can assist with the wedding. Commercial establishments, restaurants, and beaches also allow visitors to bring their four-legged family members. So couples who are planning to have a beachfront wedding can bring their pets during the ceremony.

For those who are looking for a perfect wedding destination apart from the crowd, St. George Island, Florida offers more than just a venue, it offers an unforgettable experience.

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