Terms of Service

All of the pictures were shot in a live-studio and/or depict actual setups, product, packages, beach locations, materials, and colors. We are constantly updating our flower decorations, options, offerings, etc. to offer our customers the best possible beach wedding experience. Please note that your wedding can be affected by weather, colors and options do change from time to time – therefore, the pictures may not be exact at the actual event. We reserve the right to make these updates as new options and materials become available. We receive many calls from customers whose expectations are surpassed and find our Beach Wedding Packages better than anticipated.  We have done our best to represent each item accurately as possible on our website, but we do consider each of our items a unique and handmade, subject to variations.  Due to lighting in pictures, custom nature of the materials and hand application accordingly, there are some slight inherent difference.  While we make every attempt to make sure your Wedding Day is perfect and beautiful, your computer’s monitor settings or the browser used may affect the appearance, color, texture, or depth perception that appear on the screen.

  • The deposit plus plus any fees spent on your behalf for items and/or services associated with your wedding are non-refundable.  The deposit is paid to individuals, municipalities and companies to reserve the date, time, permits and services at the time of booking. This includes but is not limited to permits, flowers, cakes, supplies, outside deposits to specialty vendors (Officiate, Setup Crew, City / County Permit, Photographer, Videographer, Live Musician) Marketing, and Office Work, etc. to reserve the date, time, permit and venue on your behalf. The deposit is forfeited as part of holding the date, time and location. We are able to postpone the wedding once, schedule permitting, moving the date/time/location out for up to 365 days without additional cost (except for permits & vendor deposits).  Please consult us in this regard as we will need to move all vendors/bookings to the new date all at once and this is handled on a case-by-base basis. Within 90 days of the original booked date, the total amount is non-refundable – this includes all outside vendors.  If cancellations are made within 90-days, couple agree to hold harmless and release all further financial, legal, reviews associated, Chargebacks, PayPal Disputes, Gulf Beach Weddings LLC and its associates and ancillary vendors/employees from all further obligation.  All wedding deposits and payments are non-transferrableVendor payments outside of 90-days forfeit a $150 deposit, inside of 90-days all payments sent to booked vendors are non-refundable.  
  • Certain locations (‘Custom Locations’ – $75+) and certain times of year (All Major US Holidays and their Weekends – $100+) require additional setup time/preparation and are subject to ‘Custom Location’ costs, permits, premium and/or fees associated.  The reason is to adequately prepare for the popularity of the date (Incentive Pay to Team Members) and Additional Preparation (Setup Timing, Traffic, Parking, etc.) and therefore subject to reasonable additional costs associated.  The Location Booked is not guaranteed.  We are subject to different Municipalities, Cities, National Parks, County Parks, Local Government, and State Parks – we make every effort to ensure the original location is reserved as quickly as possible, however, this is an active calendar and last minute bookings can occur.  Further, other events may take precedence (Festivals, Concerts, Food Rally’s, etc.) and we are subject to cancellation.  We ask that couples remain flexible as we always work in their best interest to find a suitable alternate location in this rare event.
  • COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus (SARS-CoV-2) that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new virus that has spread throughout the world.  COVID-19 severity can range from mild to severe, and in some cases can cause death. Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19, and older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness.  As COVID-19 is a known infections disease and presents circumstances that may reasonably give rise to cancellation and/or postponement of the event, I acknowledge that coverage will not be afforded in any way for such circumstances.
    • Illness to honorees and immediate family members
    • Illness to vendors associated with the event
    • Fear or risk of illness or contracting any virus or disease
    • Closure of venues due to localized COVID-19 outbreaks
    • Limitations on the number of people allowed to gather or other social distancing guidance
    • Cancellation/Postponement of the Event due to Government shutdowns
    • Loss of deposits due to transportation delays or cancellations
    • Cancellations or delays of the Event due to concerns with COVID-19 outbreaks disruption timelines
    • Other impacts directly or indirectly related to COVID-19 circumstances
  • Customer may have the choice to apply the fee to another date, time or location if a named Hurricane makes landfall at the time of your scheduled wedding, at the ceremony location. This date must be discussed and agreed upon to avoid conflicts with previous bookings.  Please note additional costs may be incurred should the wedding need to be moved to a Pavilion (if available), Reception Venue provided by the Couple, or outside location not agreed to in the initial booking due to inclement weather.  Please see our Weather Page for more information.  We strongly encourage couples to have an indoor/covered alternate location reserved and mentioned to GBW at the time of booking, additional permission may be required.
  • Beach Ceremonies are conducted in an open-air Outdoor Environment.  We simply cannot control or predict weather patterns or events associated that are outdoor in nature (Mosquitos, Noseeums, and other irritant bugs/creatures). We make every effort to work with couples in the event of inclement weather, please see our Weather Page for more information.
  • Gulf Beach Weddings Recommendations on Timing, Beach Location, Seating, and Public/Private Beach Locations. Over the course of 12+ years and nearly 8,000 Weddings performed on the beach – we have learned a few things.  We make these recommendations available in the FAQ’s section, via phone/email support, or meeting in person.  More importantly, we have learned what ‘not to do’!  For example, Saturday mid-day or even early afternoon is not the best time for a wedding (beach goers, parking, traffic, etc.).  We instead recommend before 11am or after 4pm to avoid the busiest time of the date.  If you will be in town for the week, we highly recommend Monday – Thursday (non-holiday weeks)!  Certain locations provide more privacy than others.  Further, the only way to have a completely private location would be on Private Property facing the Gulf of Mexico (this typically requires the homeowner/management company to obtain the permit). We recommend all guests seated during the ceremony.  There are several reasons for this:  Line of Sight for the Photographer and overall organization of the event/ceremony.  Therefore, if you are expecting 20 Guests = 20 Chairs.  Children would be personal preference and we recommend ‘Beach Wheelchairs’ which can be booked direct through an outside vendor for elderly guests or those not able to walk on the sand.Certain locations are more private than others – we do our best to represent these here (Tampa Beach RatingsDestin Beach Ratings).  The Permit obtained does not guarantee us a location, allow us to rope off the beach/reserve parking, and/or privacy.  All of the locations we service are located in Public Beach & Neighborhood Access points, therefore not Private Beach.  If you have specific questions regarding this, please don’t hesitate to call/email us anytime.
  • In the event of a Chargeback, by submitting a ‘non-refundable’ deposit online you agree to:  Authorize Gulf Beach Weddings and its affiliates to pursue all means necessary in the case, including:  contracts, electronic signatures, emails, phone records, etc. for authorization to all PayPal, Bank, Credit Card Company, and Institutions involved.  All cancellations within 90-days of the ceremony will forfeit all payments made up to that date.
  • We highly recommend customers reserve a morning ceremony or the recommended time frame: 1 hour prior in Tampa Locations, 1.5 hours prior in Destin Locations.  Please note Gulf Beach Weddings has reserved vendors on your behalf: Setup crew and permitting designed for the exact setup, start time and takedown of said ceremony.  There is an obvious 15 minutes +/- window in terms of flexibility however, the trouble is when couples and their guests do not arrive until beyond the 15 minute grace period.  GBW reserves the right for reasonable fees associated with additional setup crew time, additional vendor (Photo, Video, Live Musician, Officiate, etc) costs, and permit fines that may be incurred.
CANCELLATION-POSTPONMENT-FEEDBACK FORM:  Complete the online form here (Cancellation & Feedback Submission)
If you have any questions or concerns, please call: (727) 475-2272