Forgotten Coast Wedding FAQs
Do you have questions about planning an unforgettable wedding in Apalachicola, Alligator Point, Carrabelle, St. George Island and Eastpoint? We have all the answers you need right here!
The Forgotten Coast offers numerous beach wedding options, from the pristine shores of St. George Island Park to the beautiful beaches of Carrabelle. Featuring breathtaking Gulf of Mexico backdrops and pavilions where guests can gather, Franklin County public beaches are also an exceptional choice for a destination wedding. Check out a full list of beach wedding venues.
Of course, it all depends on what kind of wedding beach you have in mind. But if you ask us, Franklin County beaches are the best! That’s because the Forgotten Coast offers the most tranquil stretches of coastline overlooking the emerald Gulf of Mexico. From the pristine shores of St. George Island to the sugar sand beaches of Carrabelle, there are exceptionally stunning spots to throw a Florida beach wedding here.
To top it off, there are countless activities for your guests to enjoy in these small beach towns. From an array of delicious restaurants and unique boutiques to museums and hiking trails to fabulous fishing, paddling and boat rentals, the Forgotten Coast offers something for everyone. If you’re getting married on the beach in Florida, St. George Island and Carrabelle are picture-perfect destinations!
If you are planning a wedding in the state of Florida (even if you are not a Florida resident), you will need to obtain a Florida Marriage License. You can apply for a license at any courthouse in the State of Florida. You do not have to apply in the same county in which you wish to marry.
If you wish to obtain your marriage license in Franklin County, visit the Clerk of the Circuit Court website. Marriage Licenses are issued at the Clerk’s office located at 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 and at the Carrabelle Annex located at 912 N.W. Avenue A, Carrabelle, Florida 32322.
Yes, there are many churches on the Forgotten Coast where you may be able to hold your ceremony. If you are interested in holding your ceremony in any of these churches, contact them directly to check availability.
Absolutely. Florida’s Forgotten Coast offers an array of accommodations to delight all of your wedding guests and fit every budget - from charming bed & breakfasts to luxury waterfront rentals to cost-effective hotels and everything in between.
We recommend booking your wedding a year in advance, if possible. However, depending on availability and the time of year, you may be able to book some venues, caterers, photographers, etc. as late as six to nine months before the big day.
There are tons of fun-filled activities for wedding guests in in Apalachicola, Alligator Point, Carrabelle, St. George Island and Eastpoint! The Forgotten Coast offers something for everyone, from shopping, museum-hopping and lighthouse viewing to and hiking, paddling, golfing, fishing and boating. Franklin County is also home to heaps of wonderful restaurants that serve up everything from burgers and pizza to fresh local seafood. To top it off, the Forgotten Coast is family-friendly AND pet-friendly.
If you want to plan a truly memorable destination wedding, Carrabelle is the perfect choice. Known as the Florida Panhandle’s Gateway to the Gulf, this picturesque coastal community offers breathtaking beach weddings and romantic reception venues. Some of the most popular venue options include Carrabelle Public Beach, St. James Bay Golf Resort and Carrabelle Boat Club. View all of the places to tie the knot in Carrabelle.
The hip and historical coastal town of Apalachicola offers a number of memorable wedding venues, from stately churches and shady oak-lined parks to riverside verandas and lush botanical gardens. If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind location for your big day, check out a full list of venues in Apalachicola.
St. George Island is a truly stunning spot to host a wedding. A beautiful 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, this area lays claim to some of the most serene beaches in the Sunshine State. Some of the island’s unique and breathtaking venues include St. George Lighthouse Park, St. George Island Firehouse and St. George Island State Park. Check out all of St. George Island Wedding Venues.
The Forgotten Coast is home to an array of experienced wedding planners, photographers, florists, caterers, entertainers and other experts who will put the finishing touches on your big day. Check out a full list of Franklin County vendors.