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Destin is in the middle of Florida’s panhandle and is located in Okaloosa County. Destin is also known as the “Emerald Rivera”. Destin has pristine white sandy beaches along with emerald green waters. Destin is a great location for your destination beach wedding. The sugar white sand is actually made of Appalachian quartz that came from the mountains to the coast. Destin is named after Captain Leonard Destin. It calls itself “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The closest airport to Destin beaches is the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
It would be Big Day Weddings’ pleasure to host your Destin beach wedding on the beautiful white beaches in Destin.
Henderson Beach State Park (850-269-1062) is one of our favorite locations for weddings. Henderson Beach State Park also has pavilions that can be reserved for your reception. Of course, Big Day Weddings would also be happy to host your wedding at your wedding-friendly hotel, condo or beach house in Destin.
Accommodations in the area include Embassy Suites Destin (850-337-7000), Hampton Inn Destin (850-654-2677), Holiday Inn – Destin on the Beach (877-859- 5095), Hilton Sandestin Resort (800-599-1805), and Courtyard Sandestin (850-650- 7411). If you are looking for a condo or beach house, you can contact Resort Quest (800-467-3529), www.resortquest.com.
Destin has plenty of activities for your guests including boating, fishing, golfing, snorkeling, diving, dolphin cruises and more. You can enjoy your day on the Destin beaches or at Big Kahuna’s Waterpark where you can splash around on the waterslides or take in a game of mini-golf. There is also great shopping at Silver Sands Factory Stores.
During your stay in Destin, Florida, you will need great places to eat. You may also want to reserve space for a reception/dinner after your beach wedding with Big Day Weddings. Most of the restaurants do have private areas for a rehearsal dinner or reception following your Big Day Weddings ceremony. Some of the restaurants are Pompano Joes, The Crab Trap, Mitchell’s Fish Market, McGuires, Louisiana Lagniappe, Fudpuckers, The Back Porch, AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, and PF Changs. You may also want to consider a dinner cruise after your Big Day Wedding ceremony on the Solaris (850-650-2519).
Big Day Weddings would also like to recommend bakeries in the Destin area for your wedding cake and groom’s cake. Bakeries in the Destin area include Creative Celebrations (850-315-0969) and Bake My Day (850-269-0763). Cupcakes by the Beach (850-362-6244) is located in Ft. Walton (right next to Destin).