Henderson Beach Wedding

Henderson State Beach Park in Santa Rosa Beach Weddings

17000 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32541
Coordinates: 30.383010, -86.442765 (Exact Location Determined by Permitting)

All of our Wedding Packages are great for this location.

Beach Ratings Page *Please Contact Us to confirm availability before reservation.

Permit Required:  Yes, $600+ *Admission to the park is included with the Permit purchase.  Permit costs are billed in a second invoice with 10+ Guests as these costs are not covered by the initial deposit amount and are limited to a ‘Evening’ or ‘Morning’ time-frames set by Florida Statutes. There is an additional $100 Location Charge for Rehearsal (this includes entrance to the park) in addition to the Officiant Fee.  Please note the ‘Permit’ cost is based on Total Attendance (Officiate, Guests, Bridal Party, and Vendors) vs. Chair Count.  Further, no artificial flowers are allowed to hit the sand, therefore only the Raised Sand or Shepherd Hook Aisle Ways are permitted.  *Please note, Pavilion permitting is booked directly with the Park itself and must accompany a ceremony site permit. Glass and artificial flowers of any kind are not allowed at Henderson Beach State Park. Further, this location is subject to certain major holiday blackout dates set forth by the State of Florida. 

*Saturday/Sunday – the payment booth can create a long wait to enter the park. This location does offer a Pavilion backup option however, it must be rented and additional costs apply and must be booked in advance of the ceremony. We recommend a ‘Plan B’ for this location should you choose not to rent the pavilion:  Weather Page.

Six picnic pavilions, Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. The pavilions are available to rent for weddings and other special events. Late afternoon rentals are available year-round, and daytime rentals are available Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend.

henderson wedding locationPristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural features of the park include sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. Boardwalks provide access to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. Four large and two small pavilions allow for picnicking and grilling. A playground is the first stop on our nature trail and is sure to be a success with the kids. The nature trail provides visitors a rare glimpse of the coastal dune ecosystem and abundant wildlife and is pet friendly. Camping at Henderson Beach State Park provides 60 campsites that are located in our secondary dune system. The sites include water and electric hookups and access to air conditioned and heated bathhouse facilities. A separate beach access boardwalk with outdoor showers are included in our campground. Henderson Beach is A.D.A accessible and includes beach wheel chair availability. Visitors can enjoy truly breathtaking sunsets while relaxing by the warm crystal clear water of the Gulf of Mexico.

Henderson Beach Wedding

Nearest Hotels

SunDestin Beach Resort, Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Address1040 US-98, Destin, FL 32541
Phone(850) 837-7093


The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa
Address200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541
Phone(855) 741-2777


The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center
Address4201 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541
Phone(850) 351-0500


Inn On Destin Harbor
Address402 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Phone(850) 837-7326

Reception Locations

Fudpuckers Beachside Bar & Grill
Huge waterfront site offering multiple dining rooms, games & attractions including live gators.
Address20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
HoursOpen today · 11AM–2AM
Phone(850) 654-4200


790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Cajun-accented seafood served in upscale-casual digs with pale woods, Sunday brunch & Gulf views.
Located in: The Inn at Crystal Beach-Dale E. Peterson Vacations
Address2996 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
HoursOpen today · 8AM–9PM
Phone(850) 650-4853


Beach Walk Cafe @ Henderson Park Inn Bed & Breakfast
Henderson Park Inn’s upscale American restaurant features a romantic coastal setting with a deck.
Address2700 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
Hours 5:30–8PM
Phone(850) 650-7100
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