Beach Wedding Locations


Authorized and Licensed for these locations:

  • Generally, all beaches behind condos, houses or hotels.
  • Public access points on West Beach Blvd (west of Hwy 59) in Gulf Shores.  
  • Public access points on Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180) except the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Perdido Key (Florida) public beach access points. Call Steve for more information.

$60 Permit Required

The permit must be obtained at least 7 days 

and up to a year prior to your wedding!

Alabama Gulf State Park Beaches

All beach property from Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores to Shell Beach in Orange Beach is either the property of Gulf State Park or private property.  

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As of November 2017, the Gulf State Park Beach Wedding rules will change. Talk to Steve BEFORE planning a wedding on any public beach in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach!

I am an "Approved Wedding Officiant" for

Alabama Gulf State Park beaches:

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  • Alabama Point East is located at the Perdido Pass Bridge and offers 6,000 feet of wide beach, sand dunes, boardwalks, picnic areas, restrooms, and outdoor showers. THIS IS THE ONLY ORANGE BEACH PUBLIC ACCESS POINT AT WHICH YOU CAN SET UP YOUR OWN WEDDING FURNITURE! (e.g. arbors, tables)
  • The Gulf State Park Pavilion Area boardwalk #2. It is located six miles east of Highway 59 and offers air-conditioned restrooms, private showers, a snack bar, shady spots to sit and eat, plus a huge fireplace for chilly days. 

The Gulf State Park Pier, Cotton Bayou and Romar Beach public access points no longer allow weddings of any kind.

Steve's Recommendations

Free Beach Access

My first reccommendation is to rent a beach house or condo and be married behind it. However, if you are not staying on the beach, I recommend the 13th Street beach access at 1500 West Beach Blvd. in Gulf Shores.

Permit Required Beach Access

I recommend the Gulf State Park Pavillion at 22250 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores. It has easy parking, changing/restroom facilities and even a snack bar.