Georgia’s Natural Gem
Jekyll Island Beach Weddings
The team of Sun and Sea perform a large amount of our weddings on Jekyll Island. This wedding location has become our second most popular beach, only exceeded by St. Augustine. One of the main reasons is Jekyll is logistically easier for many local Georgians. Our couples fall in love with the natural beauty and the ease of driving in for their destination wedding.
As a barrier island, Jekyll Island’s 10 miles of unspoiled beaches are perfect for sunbathing or swimming, for leisurely walks or invigorating jogs. Perhaps best known for their natural bounty, Jekyll Island’s beaches offer shell collecting for guests, young and old. Many live creatures abound as well, including hermit crabs and sand dollars. Though it is tempting to collect these interesting creatures, you can help preserve the Island’s shoreline environment by leaving them as you find them, and by limiting your “catch” of shells. You can learn all about the creatures you see on the beaches of Jekyll Island at Tideland’s Nature Center’s exhibit area . The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island rehabilitates injured, sick, cold-shocked, and stranded sea turtles; the public can visit the Center, see the patients, and even watch some surgeries.
Jekyll Island Beach Weddings are beautiful on the remarkable Driftwood Beach. Driftwood Beach is one of the most unique beach venues in all of the east coast. With washed ashore driftwood for as far as the eye can see, this location is ideal for beach wedding photography.
Permit Fee Not Required / $100 Travel Fee
Popular Choices Along Jekyll
- Great Dunes Park – Great Dunes Park is the newly renovated beach area of Jekyll Island. Landscaping and infrastructure at this location are top notch. The new pavilion makes for an awesome choice for a reception area or a rain back up plan. This spot books up early so call for more details.
- Driftwood Beach – Located on the north end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood beach will amaze you with the beautiful driftwood and trees that resemble a tree graveyard. This is due to the north end of the island slowly eroding away and being deposited on the south end of the island. Stunning for smaller weddings and photography.
- Hampton Inn – Whether your visit to Jekyll Island is for an elopement, vow renewal or Jekyll Island wedding, the hotel’s modern spacious guestrooms feature generous services and amenities. Jekyll Island vacations are easily planned with so much to experience on the island including 3 golf courses, kayaking, horseback riding, history tours, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 20 miles of bike paths and exceptional dining. Perfect choice for your upcoming Jekyll Island Beach Wedding. View our detailed page regarding the Hampton Inn Jekyll Island weddings and receptions by Clicking Here.
- The Westin – The new Westin is a remarkable hotel on the island. Offering reception packages and sitting directly on the ocean, this venue is a popular choice for our couples. You can choose between having the ceremony on the lawn or on the beach.
Hampton Inn Photo Gallery