BEACH ELOPEMENT - $1,199
Daytona Beach is East of Orlando. Depending on your location, it could be about the same drive or a bit longer from most Orlando areas. We prefer Ponce Inlet Beach for ceremonies because there is no driving on the beach and it’s less crowded for a ceremony. Lighthouse Point Park in Ponce Inlet Beach is our preferred location.
An experienced Ceremony Officiant who will perform a beautiful ceremony service
The Florida marriage license arrange ahead of time via postal mail
A fresh flower bouquet and a matching boutonniere
A professional photographer for up to 1 hour and all the digital photos
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Beach ceremonies are held one-hour before sunset (around 6:30pm depending on the date); no exceptions. It’s too hot, bright, and busy on the beach anytime before then for a ceremony.
There is a $10 entrance/parking fee at this location payable in cash only.
As of right now, there is no beach permit required for elopements.
Please add 7% sales tax to package price.
A $600 Nonrefundable retainer is required to reserve this package.
The balance is due 2 months prior your wedding.
Q. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED?
A. Beach elopements are ideal for gatherings with no more than 10 people total.
Q. WHAT TIME CAN I HAVE MY CEREMONY?
A. Beach elopements are held about an hour before the sunsets when there is less people on the beach, is less bright, and the temperature is comfortable. Contact us with your date to find out which time slots are available.
Q. IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE INTO MY GOWN?
A. No. You need to arrive dressed and ready to start.
Q. IS THIS A PRIVATE VENUE?
A. No. This is a public beach. If you prefer a private venue, please refer to any of our Orlando ceremony packages.
Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
A. Because this is a public beach and not a private venue, there is no backup location. If it rains, we would just have to wait for the rain to move away to continue with the ceremony. Bring some umbrellas in case of light rain. There are a couple of picnic pavilions nearby that we can use for cover if needed and if they are available. If you are staying at a Cocoa Beach hotel, some of them have meeting rooms you may rent to use as a backup or we can perform the ceremony in your hotel room.
Q. DO YOU ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION OR ACCOMMODATIONS?
A. No, we don’t.
Q. CAN YOU RECOMMEND A HOTEL OR PLACE TO STAY?
A. Cocoa Beach has plenty of options for you to choose from. Our preferred beach location is near the Hilton Cocoa Beach.
Q. CAN YOU SUGGEST A RESTAURANT IN ORLANDO FOR AFTER CEREMONY?
Check with your Hotel first. Most area Hotels have restaurants that may accommodate private celebrations. Also, check with some of the area restaurants including The Fast Nook, Brano's Italian Gril, Heidelberg Restaurant, and Pompano Grill.
Q. CAN YOU RECOMMEND SOMEONE FOR BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP ON COCOA BEACH?
Yes! We've heard great reviews from Cocoa Beach Spa for bridal hair and makeup.
Q. I’M BOOKING LAST MINUTE. WHERE DO I GET A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE?
A. All of our packages include assistance obtaining a Florida marriage license via postal mail. However, we need at least 3 weeks advanced notice if you live in the USA or six weeks if you live our of the Country. If you live in Orlando and prefer to get the license in person or if you are booking a last-minute elopement, you can get a Florida marriage license at any Florida Clerk of the Courts office. Click here to visit the Orlando Orange County Clerk of the Courts for marriage license application details.
Q. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO GET MARRIED IN FLORIDA?
To get married in Florida you need a Florida marriage license regardless of where you live.
You must be at least 18 years old
There is NO residency or waiting-period for non-Florida residents. Florida residents ONLY must wait 3 days after they obtain their license to get married. If you are NOT a Florida resident, your license is valid the same day!
If you live in the US, all you need is a valid State ID or Driver's License
If you don't live in the US, all you need is a valid passport
You do NOT need a Social Security card - only the number if you have one. If you are not a US Citizen, you don't need a Social Security Number.
You do NOT need birth certificates or divorce papers. If you've been married before, all you need to know is the exact DATE of your divorce.
You do NOT need witnesses to get married in Florida!
Click here to visit the Orlando Orange County Clerk of the Courts website for additional details.
Q. IS A FLORIDA MARRIAGE VALID AT MY COUNTRY?
A. A marriage performed in Florida is valid anywhere in the US, Canada, and the UK. For other Countries, please contact your local registrar for details. We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.
Q. WE ARE ALREADY LEGALLY MARRIED. DO WE NEED A MARRIAGE LICENSE?
A. No, you do not. Vows renewals do not need a license because you are already married.
Q. WHO WILL GET ME MARRIED?
A. Officiants are assigned based on availability. Sorry but we do not offer religious services and cannot guarantee a specific gender.
Q. DO YOU PERFORM SAME-SEX CEREMONIES?
A. Yes, we do!
Q. CAN I WRITE AND READ/RECITE MY OWN VOWS?
A. Of course you can! You should be free to express how you feel about each other on your own way!
Q. DO YOU MARRY COUPLES FOR THE UK?
A. Yes, we do! Approximately 20% of our couples are from the UK and other Countries.
Q. WHAT TYPE OF FLOWERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE PACKAGES?
A. Packages include a nosegay (hand-tied) bouquet with fresh roses in your choice of rose colors and a matching boutonniere OR a tropical bouquet with florist’s choice of flowers and matching boutonniere. You may request a quote for a costume bouquet, however, keep in mind that specific flower requests are always subject to season/availability.
Q. WE ARE TWO BRIDES. CAN WE HAVE TWO BOUQUETS INSTEAD?
A. You may replace the boutonniere included with our package with a second bouquet for an additional $75 fee.
Q. WOULD THERE BE MUSIC PLAYED/CAN I HIRE A MUSICIAN?
A. We don’t provide music and there is really not a reason to hire a musician because there are no processionals or bridal entrances with beach elopements. Everyone meets on the beach and we walk together to choose the best spot for your ceremony at that time. After the ceremony, we walk around the beach taking photos. Music and musicians make sense for some Orlando venues with processional and guests accommodations, where you’ll be spending the majority of the time within a smaller area and the music can be heard during the musician’s performance time-frame.
Q. CAN WE MEET UP IN PERSON TO DISCUSS OUR CEREMONY?
A. We don’t arrange personal meetings, venue ceremony locations, or provide traditional wedding planning services you can expect from a full-service wedding planner. Remember - we arrange elopements! Elopements are meant to be sweet and simple. However, we will communicate via phone and email, as many times as you need us, to make sure all the details are taken care of the day of your ceremony.
Q. CAN I BRING MY OWN OFFICIANT OR PHOTOGRAPHER?
A. No, you cannot. The purpose of our packages is to sell our services! We are not a traditional wedding planning service where you pay a coordinator just to coordinate and hire your preferred vendors. We are the vendors! Our couples book our packages because they want our team to get them married AND take their photos.
Q. WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER?
A. The photographer will start taking photos when the ceremony starts followed by a bridal session at the same venue. It includes up to one hour of his/her time including the ceremony. The couple will receive all their edited high resolution digital photos with a print release via a download link approximately four weeks later.
Q. HOW MANY PHOTOS DO I GET?
A. You get ALL the final high-resolution digital images with print permission. Average number of photos vary depending on many factors. Overall, you can expect a minimum of 50-75 photos.
Q. HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE DURING MY CHOSEN DATE?
A. Click here to check out Weather.com average temperatures and precipitation tables by month.
Q. HOW FAR IN ADVANCED CAN I RESERVE YOUR SERVICES OR A PACKAGE?
A. We are accepting bookings up to one year away.
Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO POSTPONE OR CHANGE MY DATE?
A. If you need to change your date, we need to start the booking process all over again and a new agreement and new retainer for your new date will be required.
Q. DO I PAY EVERYTHING UP FRONT?
A. A nonrefundable retainer is required to book a package and a date. The balance is due two months prior your wedding. If you are booking a ceremony with two months or less advanced notice, then full payment is required.
We are happy to announce a payment plan option available to our our clients who qualify. You can now apply for financing with our merchant, Square Capital. This option is available at this time for couples that live in the following US States only: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WA, per merchant’s rules. Click here to apply if you already have a ceremony booked or confirmed availability with us.
Q. DO YOU OFFER MILITARY DISCOUNTS?
A. We already provide discounted services for elopements and additional discounts are not available.
Q. I’M READY TO BOOK MY ELOPEMENT! WHAT’S MY NEXT STEP?
A. Once you are ready to book your date with a signed electronic agreement and a paid retainer, just contact us to check availability for your date.
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