Ft. Walton Beach Weddings
About Ft. Walton Beach Weddings – Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Florida are located just west of Destin. It is considered to be part of the Destin area by most. US Hwy 98 connects it. Ft. Walton Beach has sugar white beaches and rolling dunes. Ft. Walton Beach is the largest municipality in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Ft. Walton was originally named “Anderson” and the name was changed to “Camp Walton” in 1911. Walton County is named after Col. George Walton. Florida’s first regiment’s camp was located in front of the Indian Temple Mound in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Okaloosa Island is the gulf front beach community in Ft. Walton Beach. The closest airport to Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island is the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
John Beasley Park is the perfect location for your destination Ft Walton Beach wedding with Big Day Weddings. There are two pavilions that can be reserved and plenty of parking for your guests. John Beasley Park is located at 1550 Miracle Strip Parkway in Ft. Walton Beach. Big Day Weddings can also host your beach wedding ceremony at your wedding-friendly hotel or condo.
Accommodations in the Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island area include Best Western Beachfront (850-243-9444), Four Points by Sheraton (850-243-8116), Hampton Inn Ft. Walton (850-301-0906), Holiday Inn Resort Ft. Walton (850-244-8666), and Ramada Plaza Beachside (850-243-9161). Resort Quest (800-467-3529), www.resortquest.com, can assist you with condo rentals in the Ft Walton Beach area for your Big Day Weddings destination beach wedding.
Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlbert Field are both located in Ft. Walton. Activities that can be enjoyed while in Ft. Walton Beach include golfing, water sports and fishing from the Okaloosa Island Pier. While in downtown Ft. Walton, you can visit the Emerald Coast Science Museum and the Indian Temple Monument Museum. There are also great shops in Ft Walton including art galleries, antiques, gifts, jewelry, cigars and more. Ft Walton Beach is also home to the Billy Bowleg’s Festival in June as well as other festivals throughout the year. You and your guests can also visit the Gulfarium for a spectacular marine show and aquarium experience.
Big Day Weddings knows that you will also want to enjoy delicious food while visiting Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island. Most of the restaurants do have private areas that can be reserved for your rehearsal dinner and/or reception following your beach ceremony with Big Day Weddings. Restaurants include Pranzos (850-244-9955), The Black Pearl (850-833-3016), Crab Trap (850-301-0959), Old Bay Steamer (850-664-2765), Pandoras (850-244-8669), and Magnolia Grill (850-302-0260).
If you are looking for a wedding cake for your reception after your Big Day Weddings beach ceremony, we recommend Cupcakes by the Beach (850-362-6244), Creative Celebrations (850-315-0969) and Bake My Day (850-269-0763).