Destin Reception Locations

*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.

The Crab Trap – Perdido Key

Gulf Islands National Seashore (Pensacola Beach) – Reception Locations

Langdon Beach – Battery Langdon Picnic Pavilion

Casino Beach Bar & Grille

Flounder’s Chowder House

Palafox Wharf Water Front Reception Venue

The Garden Center (Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs Inc.)

5eleven Palafox Event Hosting

Navarre Beach – Reception Locations

Broussard’s Bayou Grill

Windjammers on the Gulf

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

Ali’s Bistro

The Gulf Restaurant (Bayside – Outdoor/Covered)

Destin – Santa Rosa Beach – Reception Locations

The Crab Trap @ James Lee Park

Fudpuckers Beachside Bar & Grill

790 on the Gulf Restaurant

Celebration Hall

Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood

Vue on 30a

Borago Restaurant

Cafe Thirty-A

Point Washington Preserve

Eden Gardens State Park

Bud & Alley’s

Surfing Deer

Panama City – Reception Locations

Havana Beach Bar & Grill

Cuvee 30A

Saltwater Grill