Destin Florida is home to sugar white beaches and emerald green waters, making it a fairytale backdrop for your dream wedding. Most see huge dollar signs when they hear the word “destination wedding” or “luxurious yacht” but all you have to do is dream big. Hundreds of couples have said “I Do” to a “Destin”ation wedding on the SOLARIS and made their dreams a reality. Here are some ways to make this ‘destin’ation wedding affordable for you and your guests.
First, let’s explore the beautiful “Destin”ation itself. For one, you can catch a direct flight to Northwest Florida from Southwest and other major airlines – making it an easy and cheaper option than flying everyone to Hawaii or a remote island (but just as beautiful). Did you also know that Destin is one of the top Florida destinations that most people drive to, not fly? Centrally poised in Northwest Florida, Destin is a crown jewel that is easily accessible from all parts of the Midwest and Southeast. Every type of accommodation sprawls the area, from suites and resorts to beach condos and houses.
Location, Location, Location: You know the saying…..Location is everything! The SOLARIS yacht is centrally located within the best Destin has to offer. Give you and your guests a relaxing, authentic experience where they can stay and play in one place without fighting traffic during their Destin vacation. Docked at the Baytowne Marina, the SOLARIS calls the world-acclaimed Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort its home. Arrange accomodations right on property at the magnificent 2,400 acre resort that offers something for everyone from the Village of Baytowne Wharf (restaurants, events, shopping & entertainment) to full service beach services, golf, spa, biking, tennis and more.
In addition to hotels and rental properties on the resort, you are also steps away from the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin, Residence by Marriott Sandestin (pet friendly!), the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa and a plethora of restaurants, shops, cinemas, entertainment & parks at Grand Boulevard’s Town Center. You can even entertain your guests on our sister boat, the SunVenture – a 45 foot catamaran for narrated dolphin cruises, Crab Island excursions and more. With all these amenities at your fingertips, the biggest problem with entertaining your guests will be not having enough time to do it all!
Think outside the ballroom: As the area’s only dining & entertainment yacht, the award-winning SOLARIS yacht is a truly memorable Destin wedding venue. Say “I Do” on the 1,400 square foot sky deck with uninhabited views of the sunset while you cruise the waters. Your guests will enjoy a chef-prepared meal in the elegant indoor and outdoor dining spaces for up to 150 people and live entertainment. If you’re dreaming of a Destin beach wedding, then take a short ride from the beach for your reception on the SOLARIS.
You choose the dress….we’ll do the rest: SOLARIS’ full-time event planners and chefs are fully accessible to all brides for a stress free planning process. There are flexible Destin wedding packages to choose from as well as variety of menus to fit any budget. Follow our Pinterest boards for ‘pin’spirations that our creative Destin wedding planners have compiled for SOLARIS weddings. Our experienced event planners are a tremendous resource for brides looking for reputable photographers, cakes, florists and more. Whatever your vision is, they can make it happen.
Another great perk…..No need to pack up after the wedding. Since you are already at the world’s most beautiful beaches so why not make a honeymoon out of it?
All Things Considered: A destination wedding could actually be cheaper than a traditional wedding in a number of ways. A beach/yacht wedding calls for resort casual attire for the bridal party and guests. Also, costs might be lower than a hometown wedding since it will most likely be a more intimate group. Also, consider a fall wedding when accomodations are looking to book rooms. The fall season in Destin is undoubtly the most beautiful time of the year with less humidity, less crowds and amazing weather.
Feel free to reach out to our event planners for any advice on planning your “Destin”ation wedding.