I received an email shortly after I wrote about the Brevard Zoo from a bride who wanted to know if there was a venue in the area just as flexible for couples who want a beach wedding. She has her heart set on getting married by the ocean, but knows full well the weather may not be on her side when her wedding day arrives.
I immediately thought of the Cocoa Beach Pier. Probably because they have successfully resolved just that problem on a number of occasions. One of my beach weddings ended up in the dining room of the Atlantic Grille and the other was held on the covered deck of the Boardwalk. Both had great views of the ocean from the ceremony site,
I have officiated weddings down on the beach or out on the pier, which extends 800 feet out into the ocean. Either way, the photographs are generally spectacular. If you long for the romance of a beach wedding, are not intending to invite hundreds of people, and appreciate ready access to an alternative should the weather fail to cooperate, this might be the venue for you.
The Cocoa Beach Pier provides a basic package that includes decor and offers the flexibility of additional services if you want to minimize the stress of wedding planning even more. Especially since you can easily have your reception right there as well, and the food is excellent.
I appreciate this venue because Lucy Paulson and her staff are wonderful and make my job a lot easier too. Everything is set up well before I arrive and always looks beautiful. They help with guiding the ceremony participants so I am not left scrambling to arrange everyone at the last minute.
The location is next door to hotel accommodations and has lots of entertainment right on site. It is an easy drive from Orlando making it convenient for destination weddings. Beautiful natural setting by the ocean with air conditioned dining, package options for easy planning, and awesome photo opportunities. Perfect beach wedding!
Cocoa Beach Pier
Phone: (321) 783-7549
401 Meade Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Photo Attribute: All photos by Florida Beachside Weddings
Rev. Ann Fuller
The commentary on this blog is my own opinion developed over years of officiating a wide range of wedding sizes and styles. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.