Great Dunes Pavilion
A Rare Find

An Amazing Venue for Jekyll Island Weddings

Jekyll Island Reception Venue

Jekyll Island, Georgia captures the essence and feeling of historic coastal Georgia.  Being a part of the Golden Isles and priding itself on it’s natural beauty, Jekyll Island is a top choice among our couples.  Looking for a reception venue can be a frustrating task for many couples.  If you’re looking for an outdoor reception venue the Great Dunes Park Pavilion is ideal.

Jekyll Island Reception Venue and event spaceLogistics Made Easy

Having your beach wedding behind this reception venue is logistically easy.  Jekyll Island is close to the Florida Border and is one of the closest beach options from Atlanta. With your own boardwalk straight down to the beach, this pavilion offers couples the breeze of having your wedding and reception in the same location.  This park is the most maintained, landscaped, and clean park along the coast.  With power, restrooms, and plenty of parking, there’s hardly a reason not to pick this outdoor reception venue as a match to your Jekyll Island beach wedding.

Lodging at it’s Best

Choosing the Great Dunes Park Pavilion as your reception venue also gives you great choices for your guest lodging.  Within walking distance of the upcoming Westin Jekyll Island and just a mile or so from the Hampton Inn, the pavilion is ideally located on the island.  The Hampton Inn offers transportation services for guests. In addition to being a popular choice of our clients, the staff is the friendliest in the great state of Georgia.

Costs and Regulations

The Jekyll Island Authority runs and rents this reception and event venue.  The rental rate is currently *$850 and a 50% deposit is required by the city to secure your date.  Alcohol is permitted, but glassware is not. We recommend using  Anthony’s or PJ’s as your choice for catering, but you can utilize anyone you wish. Open flames are not allowed, but votive candles are.  Decoration applications are regulated so working with our design team is best as we are familiar with how to decorate within the guidelines of the city.  You can also supply your own alcohol which is a very rare benefit to find on the coast.

Jekyll Island Reception Venue and event space

All Inclusive Package $6475+tax

Sun and Sea is proud to offer an all inclusive wedding and reception package.  The package below is set up to cover all of the needs for both a beach wedding and reception in the courtyard.  You can modify to add or adjust things if needed.  Photography can be extended as well as DJ services.  You can also add additional guests and chairs.


  • Ceremony and Reception Planning
  • Ceremony Arbor – 2 Post Decorated Wooden or Bamboo
  • Ceremony Officiant
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Professional Photographer 1 Hour
  • Recorded Music
  • 20 Chairs and Sashes
  • Wedding Sign


  • Banquet set up for 50 – includes tables, chairs, linens, sashes, gift/cake/sweetheart table
  • Centerpieces
  • DJ Services 3 Hours
  • Venue Rental (10am-11pm)
  • Southern Soul BBQ Catering
  • 10 Colored Up-lights to match your wedding theme
  • Reception Coordinator
  • Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

*Current rental rate, but subject to change by the city.