With approximately 63 miles of coastline, Brevard County beaches are popular wedding venues whether you are local, a Florida resident or live further afield and want a destination wedding. Beach weddings can be very romantic and quite lovely. However, they do come with inherent challenges the couple need to know in order to make an informed choice. It can be as simple as the couple meeting their officiant on the beach or as elaborate as the couple can possibly imagine. The pages linked below include a wide range of information about beach weddings in Brevard County and I do encourage you to read them carefully if you are considering a beach wedding in Brevard County.
Tips for the Beach
This page contains helpful information for optimizing everyone's enjoyment of your wedding. It covers such topics as our weather throughout the year, timing your ceremony, decorating tips and things to know about our wildlife.
This page contains information regarding selecting the most appropriate place to hold your wedding. It includes general information about our beaches as well as links to appropriate municipal and county park and recreation departments.
Sample Beach Weddings
The three ceremonies in the document linked above by no means represent all that can or should be done for a wedding to be considered a beach wedding. The only thing required is the beach. You needn’t mention the location at all if the symbolism has no meaning for you. I chose to share these particular beach weddings because they also demonstrate the differences among the three primary types of wedding services I officiate: secular, spiritual and non-denominational Christian.
Important Note: I no longer have the strength of constitution to perform a wedding ceremony directly on the beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from June 1 through August 31. There really is nothing romantic about sweltering heat and direct sunlight. You and your guests will be thoroughly miserable and the photographs will be awful. Not from this area? You'll just have to trust me. As delightful as it may sound, the reality is dreadful. Try sunrise or sunset....or December. If you're dead set on the date and time, please consider a shady pavilion along one of the boardwalks.