*Please note the recommendations below do not guarantee a specific host size, availability, and/or contracted by Gulf Beach Weddings directly in any way. We merely provide a ‘great start’ for couples looking to host friends/family for a meal and/or private reception venue following the beach ceremony and is subject to change at any time. Please reach out to each facility directly and we will see you on the beach!
Perdido Key – Reception Locations
Perdido Key East/West Pavilions: Eight covered picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first serve basis at the park.
Gulf Islands National Seashore (Pensacola Beach) – Reception Locations
Palafox Wharf Water Front Reception Venue
Navarre Beach – Reception Locations
Opal Beach: 24 Large Pavilions – overall there are five groups of Pavilions, labeled A through E, with each group having one restroom and four picnic pavilions, four to six tables in each. None are bolted down and therefore able to be shuffled for preferred seating and/or setup! Two of the Four pavilions in each group can be reserved – one has two grills, the others do not and are first come, first served.
Fort Walton Beach – Okaloosa Island – Reception Locations
The Gulf Restaurant (Bayside – Outdoor/Covered)
Destin – Santa Rosa Beach – Reception Locations
The Crab Trap @ James Lee Park
Panama City – Reception Locations