A Palm Coast Wedding VenueWords by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Hammock Beach Resort
In a state as big as Florida, it’s all about location, location, location for your destination wedding! Hammock Beach Resort is located in Palm Coast, 30 minutes from the Daytona airport, 90 minutes east of Orlando and just south of St. Augustine. Hammock Beach, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, is truly a one-stop-shop for couples looking to host several wedding events and lots of guests.
The variety of venues and accommodations is truly perfect for wedding groups. In terms of lodging for families, we recommend a suite in the Ocean Tower. The three or four bedroom luxury suites start at 2,800 sq. ft. and feature three full baths and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen. For couples, The Lodge is certainly the way to go. Located right on the ocean, The Lodge is like a boutique hotel within the resort that was fully renovated in 2017 and features only 20 rooms and luxurious amenities. Odds are, you’re going to have some family driving in for the big occasion and Hammock Beach’s villas or vacation rentals would be a great option with garages and/or complimentary parking.
When it comes time to say “I do,” the resort has various lawns and ballrooms to suit any capacity or style. It’s entirely feasible for you to host multiple events, all with a different look and location. Hammock Beach even offers special wedding packages that include three to four days’ worth of experiences like welcome events, rehearsal dinners and more. “We want [couples] to have that giant wedding experience where it’s the entire wedding weekend,” says Director of Catering and Conference Services, Britni Malloy.
Speaking of experiences, there are activities galore at Hammock Beach. The resort is known for its world-class golf, including the recently reopened Ocean Course, and its Water Pavilion complete with a lazy river, waterslide and sandy bottom pool. If your guests want to get out and see the sights, we can’t recommend historic St. Augustine enough. St. George Street is five blocks of pedestrian-only shopping, museums, restaurants and live music venues. Most of the buildings date back to the 18th century and it’s a charming town in which to spend a day away from the resort.
Perhaps best of all, Palm Coast and Hammock Beach offer enough variety to make it affordable and accessible for virtually any budget. Whether you want a wedding for 50 or 500, you’re sure to find just the right combination.
This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2018 issue. You can order a copy here.
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