Now that you have planned your picture perfect beach wedding on the luxurious sands of St. Augustine, it is time to plan your reception. Just as beach weddings can take time to plan, so does the perfect reception. The couple needs to keep in mind the look and feel they want to create with their reception. The reception is meant to celebrate your new life, and the reception space needs to reflect the couple.
Most of our brides are looking to capture the Florida experience with their wedding and reception. This means grabbing what makes the sunshine state so popular and adding it to the overall ambiance of not only your wedding, but your reception too. The natural beauty of St. Augustine is stunning and the St. Augustine Yacht Club embodies all the aspects of an indoor/outdoor reception venue. The St. Augustine Yacht Club is Sun and Sea Beach Weddings favorite choice for a reception in the oldest city. This location sits directly on the Salt Run overlooking stunning scenery. In the distant view is Anastasia State Park, a perfect choice for a beach wedding of all sizes. The extended dock overlooking the salt run, gives your guests the perfect escape into Florida’s natural beauty.
If you want to continue the atmosphere of up-scale tropics, then you must explore the Casa Monica Hotel. In the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district is the breathtaking Casa Monica Hotel. Old world ambiance is the specialty of the indoor dining at this classy St. Augustine venue. You and your guests could be celebrating your nuptials while surrounded by antiques, painted ceilings, and amazing artwork. The outdoor dining is definitely a tropical paradise because of the lush vegetation and the fantastic terrace space near the lighted pool. This is definitely an option you should consider after you and your loved one exchange your vows on the picturesque beaches of Anastasia State Park or St. Augustine Beach.
Another favorable reception venue is the Milano Room, located near St. Augustine’s famous lighthouse. This St. Augustine venue also offers many options for the destination bride who has a more intimate party. There are options from a ballroom with an ocean breeze to a private lounge with a bar. If you are having your Sun and Sea Beach wedding at St. Augustine’s historic fort, then this reception venue is one to consider.
For the really modern couple with simple taste, then the Marsh Creek Country Club of St. Augustine should be at the top of the list. A St. Augustine beach wedding on Anastasia Island will have a great celebration here. The reception rooms are sunny and offer excellent views of the marshes and spectacular golf courses.
Another great reception venue in St. Augustine is the White Room, located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. This venue is ultra-sleek and offers amazing views of downtown and the waterfront. The White Room offers two reception rooms that will be sure to catch your attention. The loft has access to the amazing rooftop and a cool summer breeze, while the grand ballroom has a classy touch with the hardwood floors and with the modern set up and chic bar area.
No matter what you do, make sure that you are comfortable moving around in your reception space.