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 for a vacation in this little piece of paradise on the Alabama Gulf Coast. You’re going to love getting married here! Read on and get inspired to plan your big day here in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

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 the perfect location? Browse through lodging and restaurant venues or contact a wedding planner for all your planning needs. You’ll also find plenty of local vendors for
everything on your checklist, from photography and dresses to décor and bouquets


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, our state park and any number of other beachfront ideas—you could even say tie the knot on a sailboat. 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 about planning a beach wedding.

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