Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Motorcycles, RVS, trailers and buses are restricted on property. At this time complimentary upgrades are not available. Guests must be 25 or older to check in. We highly recommend booking your transportation needs in advance due to limited availability. Learn more here.


Beach Wedding Ideas: Our Favorite Vendors in the South Walton, Florida Area

Planning your Florida beach wedding can be tough — especially if it’s a destination wedding that you’re organizing from miles away! Luckily, our staff has a trusted circle of great vendors to help our brides bring their dreams to life on the big day.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite vendors in the South Walton and Destin, Florida area below. With these fabulous folks on board, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing Florida beach wedding. Hosting a multi-cultural wedding? Discover our list of recommended vendors with experience planning South Asian and Indian weddings.

Wedding Coordination Services

Kiss the Bride Wedding and Event Planning: The professional wedding team at Kiss the Bride is prepared to handle every aspect of your wedding day! Led by Kristi Purvis, the Kiss the Bride team works hand in hand with our Wedding Manager to ensure your ceremony and reception are executed flawlessly. The team has won numerous awards from The Knot and WeddingWire, and is a trusted partner of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa! For more information, visit kissthebridedestin.com.

Flowers & Wedding Decorations

It’s a Perfect Day Wedding Florist: We love the flowers, linens and beach set ups provided by It’s a Perfect Day! A WeddingWire favorite, It’s a Perfect Day has everything you need for the perfect Florida beach wedding from chairs to benches, arbors, vases, lanterns, hooks and more. Their flower arrangements are beautiful, and a perfect compliment to the sugar-white sands and emerald waters on our beach! For more information visit, perfectdayweddingflorist.com.


Yasha Becker with Hilton Sandestin Beach: The best wedding cakes in the area are made by our professional, in-house pastry chef, Yasha Becker. There’s no one better than Yasha — he works with each couple to customize dessert selections for the big day based on individual tastes and styles. He also specializes in unique Groom’s Cakes. Whether you want to show some personality, or create a tribute to a special place or hobby, a Groom’s Cake is a fun addition to any wedding. For more information, contact our wedding team here.

Entertainment / Music

Ultimate Production Company: From music (ceremony musicians, bands and DJs are all available) to sound, lighting, AV equipment and officiants, Ultimate Production Company has everything you need for the big day. The company also provides photography and videography services — a true all-in-one solution. For more information, visit ultimateproductioncompany.com

Chuck Lawson: Professional musician and DJ Chuck Lawson is available to perform live, or provide DJ services for your big event. Find more information about Chuck Lawson's services at chucklawson.com

Photography / Videography

Sunset Images: Angie from Sunset Images is a Florida native and an expert at capturing the gorgeous colors of a beautiful beach sunset. She specializes in taking photographs that express a couple’s unique personality, with vibrant and sharp colors filling the frame. To view her portfolio, visit sunsetimagesphotography.com.

Elizabeth Laird Photography: 30A photographer Elizabeth Laird Bohannon aims to honestly document her clients on their wedding day — every smile, glance, tear and celebration. Images are rarely posed or rehearsed. Her beautiful, candid photography makes her a favorite among our brides. For more information, visit elairdphoto.com.

The Jacksons Photography, LLC: The Jacksons are traveling photographers who capture images from weddings, engagements and anniversary celebrations all around the country. They specialize in catching those quiet, intimate moments for their clients, and provide couples with an array of sentimental photos from their big day. For more information, visit thejacksonsphotography.com.

Forever Young Images LLC: Our brides love working with Robert and Stacey Young from Forever Young Images. The team is extremely personable, and helps couples feel at ease during every shot — making for some beautiful photos, and memories to last a lifetime. For more information, visit fyimages.com.

Gwyne Gray Photography: Portrait, wedding and travel photographer Gwyne Gray makes her subjects come to life through her images. Shy in front of the camera? Gwyne will help you relax and enjoy the process of taking pictures on your big day. To view her work, visit gwynegrayphotography.com.

Photobooth Rental

Epic Photo Co.: Your guests will love the team at Epic Photo Co. From the unique "Retro Booth" to the enormous "Slideshow Wall," Epic Photo Co. has everything you need take your wedding photobooth to the next level. For more information, visit epicphotoco.com.

Just Shoot Me Photobooths: For fun photo memories your guests will love, coordinate a photobooth rental with Just Shoot Me Photobooths in nearby Destin, Florida. Visit the company's Facebook page at facebook.com/justshootmephotoboothsdestin.

Spa Services / Hair & Makeup

Serenity by the sea Spa at Hilton Sandestin Beach: Serenity by the sea Spa is a perfect (and very conveniently located!) place for pre-nuptial pampering. With a nail salon, hair and makeup studio and more, brides and bridal parties can get ready for the ceremony in a fun, relaxing atmosphere just steps from the beach! We recommend brides try a Wedding Spa Package, which can be customized to include facial treatments leading up to the big day, breakfast or brunch with your bridal party, services for the gentleman and more. For more information, visit serenitybytheseaspa.com.

When planning your Florida wedding on the beach, consult our team for recommendations and insight into the best local vendors for every service! We have lots of beach wedding ideas to complete your big day!

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