Hello – happy February! It’s Kristi again and with Valentines Day right around the corner, what better time to explore just a few of AGP’s most favorite local wedding venues.
You know what they say…. location, location, location. So, on the top of every bride’s to-do list is, you guessed it – choosing a venue. Not only are they important to secure early, but wedding and reception sites really set the stage for the big day.
Living in Brevard County, we’re lucky to have lots of options including riverside areas, historic spots and amazing tropical properties! While there are a ton of great choices, we wanted to share with you the ones at the top of our list. We’re hoping these ideas will help if you’re planning a wedding on the Space Coast.
For brides going to the chapel, we absolutely love the quaint Derby Street in Downtown Cocoa Village. Jennifer and Chris exchanged their vows in this historic building. See their Endless Summer, vintage surf inspired wedding here.
We also adore the warm, intimate feel of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne. Morgan and Gabe’s fall wedding took place in the smaller chapel, which was built in 1885! See their entry here.
And, really, who could resist the beautiful light and amazing windows at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic. Check out Joyce and Mario’s gorgeous day here!
How about saying “I do” outside? Parks, the beach, and backyards have proven to be some of AGP’s favorite wedding locations!
Remember April and Lou’s tropical backyard wedding? The two exchanged vows in their own Merritt Island private paradise surrounded by tiki huts, waterfalls and lots of love. (Their wedding was even published in The Knot Florida!) See all the amazing details of the day here.
Kelly and Tommy also tied the knot on a riverfront property in Melbourne. Let their DIY whimsical summer wedding inspire your own back yard vision here.
The Crowne Plaza Oceanfront in Indian Harbour offers another great option for an outdoor ceremony. Sammy and Jeff’s seaside wedding was amazing with gorgeous teal and gray accents and plenty of unique details. Be sure to see all the personal touches here! (Sammy’s fabulous wedding dress was also breathtaking!)
And since you’re on the beach…..
It’s no secret that tent weddings and receptions photograph beautifully. One of our favorite examples of this is Davy and Colby’s nautical wedding at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach last spring. With fun outdoor games, elegant yet eclectic table decor and a rowboat to hold well wishes, this riverfront reception is a reminder that luxury weddings aren’t limited to the ballroom. See more here!
Plus, there really is something magical about an outdoor reception at sunset. Just look at this photograph from Joe and Carly’s reception at Cocoa Village Riverfront Park. A night to remember!
If you love the outdoors but you’re also looking for a sophisticated indoor dinner reception, the Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbour Beach offers both. We’ve shot a lot of weddings at this venue and while each one of them have been unique in both theme and atmosphere, the food, service and view have consistently been superb.
Ruth and Jonathan’s classically elegant reception…
Stan and Amy’s vintage Halloween wedding…
You can even get married on a boat ON YOUR WAY to the Yacht Club!
While the ceremony is the most meaningful part of a wedding, the reception is quite often a blast to shoot. This is the time when the shoes (literally) come off. Celebrations are filled with food, fun, music and if all goes right…. dancing! The Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront offers a great option inside Jack’s Steakhouse. We love the wood floors, big windows and modern decor. See the rest of John and Kelly’s Hilton wedding and reception here.
For smaller receptions (with a guest list of 100 or less) the Space Coast has a ton of great venues! We think the Chart House, Djons and Windemere Inn are beautiful choices for these intimate gatherings.
Morgan and Gabe ended their special day under the stars at the at the Chart House in Downtown Melbourne.
Geoff and Leigh were married on the boardwalk of the charming Windemere Inn bed and breakfast, overlooking the ocean. Then just down the road had a beautiful reception at Dijons Steakhouse in Melbourne Beach.
Finally, for the bride with a specific vision, both the Tortoise Island and Pelican Beach club house in Satellite Beach offer a clean slate just waiting to be transformed.
Erika and Mark’s reception was held at the Tortoise Island Club House, which you’ll see was beautifully draped in copper and black for their winter wedding. Be sure to check out at all the elegant details here.
Using mason jars, various Etsy finds and splashes of turquoise, Alicia and Sam’s Pelican Beach Club House reception was shabby chic and delightful.
And, since Valentines Day is soon and red is the color of love, I’ll end with Kristin and Jason’s Radisson at the Port reception in Cape Canaveral. A grand ballroom showered with red flowers and bows can only say LOVE. Be sure to see the rest of their special day here!
Hey it’s a long post but like I said before, Brevard County is a wonderful place for weddings and we wanted to offer a quick glimpse of some of our local favorites.
I’ll be back soon to explore some great out-of-area Florida venues. Yes, that’s right…. destination weddings! Note to Angel – I’m packed and ready to go!
For more information:
Chart House in Melbourne | 321.729.6558