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Gulf Shores, Alabama offers you beautiful white beaches for your destination beach wedding with Big Day Weddings. Gulf Shores also offers entertainment, golfing, boating, shopping, fishing, bird watching and more. Gulf Shores is 23.05 square miles. Ft. Morgan is also a part of Gulf Shores and was the Civil War Battle of Mobile. Ft. Morgan is located at the tip of Mobile Point and is known as “one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World”.
Big Day Weddings can host your Gulf Shores beach wedding at the Gulf State Park & Pavilion 251-948-7275. The Gulf State Park & Pavilion has plenty of parking for your guests with four boardwalks. There is also an open-air pavilion that can be reserved for your reception following your beach wedding with Big Day Weddings. Of course, Big Day Weddings is also happy to host your wedding ceremony at your wedding friendly hotel, condo or beach house in Gulf Shores or Ft Morgan.
Activities to entertain your friends, family and guests include a visit to Waterville Water Park (water slides, Flow rider, kiddie area, lazy river, wave pool, go carts, roller coaster, arcade and more), golfing at one of Alabama’s Top Rated Golf Resorts (Craft Farms and Kiva Dunes). Gulf Shores is home to the Hangout Music Festival and the Shrimp Festival. The famous Tanger outlets in Foley are just minutes away from Gulf Shores as well.
Your guests can choose from hotels, condos or beach houses while in Gulf Shores. Hotels in the area include Phoenix All Suites and Phoenix All Suites West (251-968-4900), Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores (251-948-6191), Beachside Resort (251-948-8141), and The Beach Club (855-22-8318), which is located in Ft. Morgan. The Beach Club Resort is the only hotel in Ft. Morgan. Ft. Morgan does have condos and beach houses also. For a wedding friendly condo or beach house in Gulf Shores or Ft. Morgan, you can contact Three Palms Realty, Kaiser Realty or Brett Robinson Realty.
Gulf Shores has great dining! Restaurants include Mikees, Ribs & Reds, The Hangout, Nolan’s, The Original Oyster House, Shrimp Basket and Lulu’s at Homeport. Lulu’s is owned by Jimmy Buffet’s sister and not only has great food, but a fun atmosphere. The Hangout and Lulu’s both have a water view. Lulu’s is located on the Intercoastal and The Hangout is on Gulf. Many restaurants in the area have private areas/rooms to host a reception following your beach wedding ceremony.
Gulf State Park provides access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. The parks beach pavillion, and the three public beach areas scattered along Alabama highway 182 in Orange Beach, provide plenty of space for relax and play. Wether you are looking for open beach, a spot to surf or fish or you just want to so some people watching, there's plenty to do at the park's beaches.
The facilities at the park's public beach acess area are relatively new. A new beach pavillion was built after Hurricane Ivan destroyed the old one. The new facility, which opened in 2006, is large and better designed to withstand hurricanes. Park facilities at Florida Point, Cotton Bayou and Romar Beach were all built after Hurrican Ivan.
In addition to the Gulf State Park's beaches, there are four islands in the Terry Cove area that are popular with boaters. There is one public beach in Orange Beach on Wolf Bay. This park and beach area is owned and maintained by the City of Orange Beach.
A Gulf Shores wedding is perfect for your wedding, elopement, vow renewal or commitment ceremony, and the Gulf Shores location can't be beat! Gulf Shores is a uniquely southern seacoast town that's perfect for destination weddings. A small but lively town has many cafe's and restaurants. Bicycles, surf boards, kayaks, fishing boats and every other ocean-related form of recreation that you can imagine are available for your enjoyment. The best part about having a Gulf Shores wedding is that you'll have a perfect excuse to combine marriage with a vacation at the beach and you'll have a perfect excuse to visit us again and again for your anniversary celebration. Did we also tell you we preform Vow Renewal Ceremonies on the beach? Now you know!
A flag system to warn of dangerious swimming conditions is used at each of the park's beach area. The three public beach areas in Orange Beach are maintained with help from the city. Camping, fires, glass containers and pets are prohibited at all the park's beach access areas.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Gulf Shores!