I am authorized and licensed for these locations:
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These rules will become effective on November 1, 2017 and apply to everyone wishing to be married on State of Alabama Gulf State Park beaches.
All PUBLIC beaches from the Gulf State Park Pier to the Florida line belong to the Gulf State Park system.
Beaches behind condos, hotels or houses are private and do not require permits.
If you wish me to marry you at the Gulf State Park Pavilion or Alabama Point East, you must notify me by the following deadlines set by the State of Alabama.
$60 Permit Due Dates for 2017/2018
November 2017 permits- due by October 9th
December 2017 permits- due by November 13th
January 2018 permits- due by December 11th
February 2018 permits- due by January 15th
March 2018 permits- due by February 12th
April 2018 permits – due by March 12th
May 2018 permits- due by April 9th
June 2018 permits- due by May 14th
July 2018 permits- due by June 11th
August 2018 permits- due by July 9th
September 2018 permits- due by August 13th
October 2018 permits- due by September 10th
November 2018 permits due by October 8th
December 2018 permits due by November 12th
Beach wedding permits submitted after deadline each month will be $70 per permit. However, there will be no last minute permits processed within 3 business days of the ceremony for any reason and no permits processed on weekends.
Ceremonies on Gulf State Park beaches without a valid permit are subject to a $300 fine. Yes, even if it is just the two of you and your minister! There will be no refunds for any beach wedding permits, however the date and time may be changed one time. Any changes must be submitted in advance.
I am an "Approved Wedding Officiant" for
Alabama Gulf State Park beaches below:
The Gulf State Park Pavilion
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.
If you would like to rent the covered pavilion building, the following fees apply:
Alabama Point East
Located at the Perdido Pass Bridge, it offers 6,000 feet of wide beach, sand dunes, boardwalks, picnic areas, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Please note: The boardwalk to the beach here is very long!
Requires a $60 permit.
THIS IS THE ONLY GULF STATE PARK PUBLIC ACCESS POINT AT WHICH YOU CAN SET UP YOUR OWN WEDDING FURNITURE! (For example: Arbors, tables, large music speakers, or other decorations.)
The Gulf State Park Pier, Cotton Bayou and Romar Beach public access points no longer allow weddings of any kind by anyone.
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. Remember, you may not set up wedding decorations like arbors there.
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. However, nothing more than a simple table for the sand ceremony may be set up there unless you are working with an Park approved wedding planning company.