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Beach Weddings

“The Sound Of The Sea Speaks To The Soul.” What could be more romantic than to exchange your wedding vows by the sea with the sound of the surf as your background music. As Florida’s premier wedding destination, St Augustine Beach has everything you need. Here in St Augustine Beach, we are all about celebrating life’s most important moments. St Augustine Beach is considered one of Florida’s secret gems. Nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean you and your guests will find refuge in this peace filled haven. Let our beautiful beach provide a breathtaking backdrop for a picture perfect wedding. Your wedding at the beach will create memories that last a lifetime. Imagine your happily ever after beginning right here, together, in St Augustine Beach.

logoSt Augustine Ocean & Racquet Resort
Located Oceanfront – 880 A1A Beach Blvd St Augustine Beach, Fl 32080
(904) 471-0932 / (800) 448-0066

 Let St Augustine Ocean & Racquet Resort be your wedding destination. Have the beach ceremony you always dreamed of.  Celebrate in our party room while you and your guests enjoy a stay in one of our oceanfront condos. Making memories that last a lifetime.

cafe11 sign1The Original Cafe Eleven
501 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine Beach, Fl 32080
(904) 460 – 9311

Special Events /  Catering

Haszards Haszard’s at the Beach
5633 A1A South, St Augustine, Fl 32080
(904) 461-4201

 Special Events / Catering

ripe outsideRipe Bistro and Social Lounge
1097 A1A Beach Blvd * St Augustine Beach, Fl * 32080

Special Events / Catering

sea oats logoSea Oats Caffe’
1075 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine Beach, Fl  32080
(904) 471-7350

Special Events / Catering

tims logo2 Tim’s Wine Market
128 Sea Grove Main St, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080
(904) 461-0059

Special Events \ Large Selection Of Wine


Frequently Asked Questions for Special Events Held On St Johns County Beaches

Will I always need a permit to hold a special event on the beach?
Yes-Permits are required for special events held on any St Johns County beach.

Who should I contact to get a beach wedding permit?
Depending on where your event is to be held,apply to the agency responsible for your desired location:


Pier Pavilion Rentals:

  • How much does it cost to rent the pavilion at the pier? The cost to rent the pier pavilion is $159.00 for residents of St Johns County /  $212.00 for nonresidents. Pavilion reservations are for the entire day. (note: insurance is required-please read rental contract for all requirements)
  • Information about the pavilion at the pier. The pavilion will hold about 200 people. Tables and chairs are not provided but can be rented at a local rental company. There are restrooms at the pier building.
  • To schedule a St Johns County Pier Pavilion rental who should I call? Call the St Johns County Recreation Department: (904) 209-0344 – Link:  Pier Pavilion  Reservations
  • Permits are needed for:  Alcoholic beverages , Live or recorded music, Food preparation on premises


Can I rent other park pavilions? Yes most beach area pavilions are available for rental or are free on a  fist come basis.

The Cost To Rent Other Beach Pavilions: Butler Park East, and Crescent Pavilions
…….SJC Resident:
$31.80 tax included for a 4 hour time slot
………Non-County Residents: $42.40 tax  included for a 4 hour time slot

To schedule a pavilion rental at any St Johns County park who should I call? Call the St Johns County Recreation Department: (904) 209-0344 – Link:  Beach Pavilion Reservations

Will I need a permit if only a few people attend our wedding on the beach?
Yes-Permits are required for weddings on the beach with 16 or more attendees or if furniture or amplified music is used.

What hours may I hold my event on the beach?
During sea turtle nesting season (May 1 – October 31) event items may not be set up before 8:00am and must be removed from the beach by 7:30pm. This includes all chairs, tents, and tables. Outside of sea turtle season, event items may NOT be left overnight.

Can a band play at my event at the beach? There is a noise ordinance in effect throughout the entire year. All outside music must cease or not be heard 25 feet from it’s source by 10pm.

Is a bonfire or tiki torches permitted on the beach?
Open fires are NOT  permitted on any beach in St Johns County.

Are fireworks permitted on the beach?
Fireworks are NOT permitted on the beaches of St Johns County.

Are alcoholic beverages permitted on the beach?
Alcohol is not permitted on any St. Johns County Beach.

Who can I call for additional information or to assist with planning?  Call John Reardon- John is an award winning  Destination Wedding Specialist & Custom Wedding Officiant and Notary. He can be reached  at:904-982-2210


**All permit fees collected help with beach safety and preserving our beaches **

  Things To Think About When Planning Your Special Day


  • Required Permits

  • Date & Times

  • Wedding Planner

  • Photographer

  • Florist

  • Caterer

  • Bakery

  • Special Needs of Guests

  • Officials / Chapel

  • Rental Equipment

  • Transportation

  • Parking

  • Reception Sites

  • Guest Accommodations

  • Set Up / Clean Up

  • Weather