With an aisle made of sugar-white sand, and emerald green waters as the backdrop, Panama City Beach is quickly becoming a popular wedding destination for couples planning their big day. Lovebirds note the coastal community's warm hospitality, taste-tempting cuisine and abundance of attractions and activities as top reasons to wed in this REAL.FUN.BEACH town.
With dozens of venues ranging from secluded beaches to grand lawns adorned with oak trees and gazebos, Panama City Beach provides a host of bridal locations to reflect any couple's style. Nestled within a 1,100-acre wildlife preserve and overlooking the beautiful St. Andrew Bay, Wyndham Bay Point Resort offers a lush setting and first-class amenities. At Carillon Beach, majestic palm trees line the Resort Green located on the shores of Lake Carillon, a 13-acre lake abundant with blue herons. The Boardwalk Beach Resort is located right on the Gulf of Mexico and offers elegant spaces that can accommodate up to 1,000 wedding guests. Couples who are young at heart can plan their nuptials in front of a nostalgic 1975 Ferris wheel or 1964 carousel at Miracle Strip at Pier Park. Additionally, rolling white sand dunes separated by pinewoods and marshes provide a naturally beautiful setting at St. Andrews State Park.
Couples can personalize their reception with assistance from the destination's many wedding planners. Event professionals in Panama City Beach have years of experience finding customized wedding accoutrements, including local elements such as palm fronds or driftwood. Local fare is easily incorporated into destination weddings, with menus featuring fresh Gulf seafood, local wine from SeaBreeze Winery, and award-winning wedding cakes from bakeries such as Fatty Patty's Cakes & Café.
Wedding guests will have a host of activities and events to enjoy while they are at the beach. Water-lovers can choose from stand-up paddleboarding, fishing charters and kayaking tours in the pristine Gulf of Mexico or St. Andrew Bay. On land, outdoor enthusiasts can explore the new Panama City Beach Conservation Park, golf aficionados can choose from several championship golf courses, and those seeking a little R&R can book a massage at one of the area's world-class spas.
Panama City Beach is easy to get to using the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). Daily non-stop flights are available from Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, St. Louis and Atlanta. Additionally, the destination is within a 6-hour drive to major Southeastern cities including Birmingham, New Orleans and others.