How to Choose the Best Venue for Your Upcoming Beach Wedding

You’ve done the easy part by deciding that you want a wedding on the beach. Now, the difficult part begins: choosing a venue to host the perfect ceremony. Though just about any spot on any beach will do, if you want a truly memorable and perfect day, it’s important to choose your venue wisely. As you look at different beach wedding venues in Orange County, here are a few criteria to consider.

Public or Private

If you hold your wedding on a public beach, you’re definitely not guaranteed privacy during your ceremony. In fact, this event will likely attract curious onlookers who want to catch a glimpse of the lucky couple. As long as those onlookers are quiet and respectful, this can be a great way to announce your love to the world. However, that may not always be the case.

To control this variable, you’ll want to consider beach wedding venues in Orange County that have access to a private beach. That way, the only unexpected visitors to the ceremony will be crabs and pelicans.

As the only private beachfront wedding venue in Orange County, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina offers 50,000 square feet of beautiful wedding backdrops and over 20 different venue types perfectly designed to make your wedding dreams come true.

Legal Requirements

No matter which beach you decide to use, it’s important to contact the entity that owns and manages that beach to ensure it’s legal to get married there. In most cases, weddings will be allowed on any beach though some municipalities may assess a fee for hosting your big day on their beach.

In any event, it’s important to look into this in advance as you certainly don’t want your ceremony to be interrupted by the local police department.

Parking

If you plan on having more than a small handful of guests at your ceremony, you’ll need to consider where they will park their vehicles.

In many cases, beachside parking can be quite limited, so you may need to have guests park off-site and then rent a shuttle to bring them to the wedding site. Even if you don’t do this, it’s still a good idea to have people carpool as much as is practical as that will simplify the logistics of transportation on your big day.

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