Van Ness Butler Wedding Beach

Van Ness Butler in Santa Rosa Beach Weddings

1931 E Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Coordinates: 30.320338, -86.142299

All of our Wedding Packages are great for this location.

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Permit Required:  Yes, $200+ *Please note Wedding Package submission does not guarantee the location, there is a typical 1-2 day turn around from Walton County on the Permit.  We always recommend a ‘Plan B’ backup location (Santa Rosa Beaches) just in case.  Permit Pricing is based on ‘Attendance’ vs. ‘Chair Count’ – we are limited to set up times beginning 1-hour prior to the ceremony and permit pricing is subject to change.  Unity Sand ceremony is conducted using Plastic Containers in Walton County for show, a kit will be sent 1-2 weeks following the ceremony with actual beach sand and additional colors. Location recommend for a ‘Morning’ or ‘Sunset’ ceremony time-frame during high-season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). All outside vendors must be named personally on the permit and registered as an Approved Walton County Vendor prior to the ceremony. Please Submit this information immediately at time of booking to ensure no Code Violation ($500 fine and/or cancellation of wedding the day of) by Walton County. Please Contact Us for more specifics on this location.

2 Boardwalks, 1 Wedding Site, 99 + Street Parking, 1 Restroom, Zig-Zag Long Boardwalk Feature

Van Ness Butler Beach Access is the ultimate Beach Wedding spot situated between Seaside and WaterColor, FL.  There is a fair amount of parking here in the main lot, with the Beach Access located directly across the street.  Mangroves line the walkway directly on to the beach.  Additional street parking is available and the best ‘Bridal’ drop-off spot immediately before the wedding.  This also provides the ultimate backdrop for Bridal Party pictures and a hidden boardwalk area just prior to the Entrance.

The Town of Seaside embodies a colorful charm and breathtaking beauty of Florida’s Gulf Beaches.  Sugar-white sand, restaurant patio style and funky airstream trailers include the local flare.  This boutique locals only beach town has the flare of a modern Key West and accents of the lure of European cities.  Art Studio’s, Theater troupe, and shaved ice add to the conundrum that exemplifies the town of Seaside.

WaterColor is an upbeat beach neighborhood full of architectural delight overlapping an active community.  Private Rental homes are the ideal rental here for your Big Day!  Boutique shops and luxurious spa’s, get out and explore this resort-style community!  Keep it low-key and relax or explore gourmet fish at one of the award-winning restaurants…all within view of the magnificent setting sun!

Van Ness Butler Wedding Beach

Nearest Hotels

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
Address85 Defuniak St, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone(850) 231-2733
Also offers Wedding/Reception services


Lisbeth’s Bed and Breakfast
AddressÉtats-Unis, 3

Reception Locations

723 Whiskey Bravo 
Hip eatery offering coastal-inspired fare, plus an open-air rooftop bar, many TVs & a fire pit.
Address3031 E Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone(850) 213-0015
Michael, manager; [email protected]
Info to come via email


Surfing Deer
Address2743 E Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone(850) 213-4200


Bud & Alley’s
Long-standing, laid-back eatery on the beach with an eclectic menu plus an open-air bar upstairs.
Address2236 E Co Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone(850) 231-5900