Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Weddings


From once upon a time to happily ever after, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are two of the best kept secrets for beach destination weddings. Say “I do” on sugar-white sand beaches under blue, sunny skies against a backdrop of sparkling turquoise water. The incomparable natural beauty of the island gives brides-to-be a blank palette to plan their dream gulf coast weddings. Creating memories of walking barefoot down the aisle and celebrating with family and friends will have you and your spouse coming back year-after-year to this little piece of paradise on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Wedding Planning

Choose from a variety of unique or traditional ceremony, reception venues, or wedding packages. From the beautiful architecture of the Alabama Gulf State Park Pavilion to luxury resort condos and beach houses, you’ll fall in love with the perfect location for your big day. Searching for locations? Browse through lodging and restaurant venues or contact a wedding planner for all your planning needs. Learn more about local churches by browsing our listings, or review this resource. Whether you need a rehearsal dinner space or hotel for your wedding group to stay, we’ll help you find it.

Marriage License Information

Alabama residents wishing to get married in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach may obtain a marriage license in either their home county or at the Baldwin County Courthouse in Bay Minette, Ala. Two forms of identification are required, such as a valid driver’s license and a certified copy of your birth record. A marriage license costs $70.00 and both bride and groom must be present.

The courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call the Baldwin County Courthouse at 251-937-0260 or visit their website for additional information about obtaining an Alabama marriage license.

Beach Weddings

Gulf State Park Pavillion Wedding Venue

Want to get married on the sugar-white sand beaches of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, AL? Wedding locations abound at the many beautiful spots across the island. Consider a public beach, condos and resorts, a beach house or even our state park. A permit is required for gulf coast weddings on our public beaches. For information on public beach weddings contact the City of Gulf Shores or the City of Orange Beach. The Gulf State Park and Pavilion is also a popular choice for beach weddings. Contact the Alabama Gulf State Park for more information.

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