The Island

Make Memories at Our Fort Walton Beach Wedding Venues

Write your love story on our legendary Island sands.

A Destin wedding should be iconic, just like your love story.  Since 1966, this legendary hotel has hosted generations of newlyweds, and the friends and family who love them. We invite you to tour our beachfront resort and explore the vast venue options The Island has to offer for you and your wedding guest experiences. Go Gulf Coast casual chic and have an effortless barefoot ceremony on sparkling white sands or full glamour and glitz on our Gulf Front Island Green our multi venue resort provides endless opportunities to fulfill the wedding of your dreams. For a more intimate wedding, we have everything you need for a Fort Walton Beach wedding.


The Premier Wedding Venue of the Gulf Coast

Island Gulf Front Green Space

The expansive Island Green is an ideal outdoor space for the ultimate wedding event framed by swaying Florida palm trees overlooking the Emerald Gulf Coast. The ornamental landscaping surrounding the green space was designed to provide exclusive privacy and compliment the coastal atmosphere. With its location conveniently located adjacent to the Island gulf front tower, your guests can easily find their way home after an evening of celebration. Comfortably seating up to 300 guests our grand green venue space offers countless options for the perfect wedding event reception. 


Our Venues Our Beautiful Resort is Yours

Let our experienced coordinators plan your Welcome Dinner, Bridesmaids Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Send-off Brunch, and more, while you enjoy a stress-free weekend with friends and family. The Island has several unique venue options, from the beach to the garden. Let us take care of you and your guests from the day you arrive, to “I do,” to the honeymoon!

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Choose a specially curated menu for your special day or allow The Island’s award winning chefs create a custom menu that will delight your guests. The Island’s Wedding Guide provides a comprehensive list of our multiple unique wedding ceremony and reception locations to help create and customize your dream wedding experience.

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Island Romance A Legacy of Love

Few places fulfill the dream of exchanging vows on the beach and having a ceremony in the sand – with the ease The Island Beachfront Resort provides. Steps from fabled sands and waves, The Island is a romantic world all its own–a majestic destination that’s captured hearts for generations. Relive the magic and fall more in love with the one you adore.

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Your Full-Service Wedding Venue

Your wedding is all about you. Let us handle everything while you focus on the big day. Wedding services at The Island include:

  • Romantic indoor and outdoor wedding venues
  • Engagement parties and bridal showers
  • Rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches
  • Vow renewals
  • Flexible catering menus with station, plated, or buffet dining options
  • Seating arrangements and design
  • Wedding and honeymoon packages available
  • Dreamy ceremonies on 600 feet of white sand beach
  • Seamless arrival and gift bag delivery 

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Wedding Incentives

Make the Most of Your Big Day

Couples who wed at The Island will benefit from our booking incentive program. A personalized discount code is issued to each couple upon signing of their wedding venue contract. Couples are then free to share their personalized discount code with their attending wedding guests. The bride and groom receive special wedding incentives each time a guest books a stay using their personalized wedding promo code. At The Island we care about the bride, groom and the entire wedding party too!

Bride ot the beach at The Island Beachside Resort

The Island Experiences

Where Island Time is Family Time

From pontoon adventures to sunsets, s’mores and Beach Spin, your friends and family will discover the wonder of our Island Resort experiences on one of the world’s most beloved beaches. You’re wedding guests will delight in the endless possibilities and create lifelong memories.

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Bachelorette Weekends

Make Your Last Splash at The Island

Celebrate you before saying I do! The Island offers a laid-back, resort-chic vibe with all the amenities and perks you crave for the perfect bachelorette weekend. From Captained pontoon boat rides to Crab Island with full concierge service, to upscale dining and plush multi-room suites, The Island Beachside Resort has everything you need for the ultimate bachelorette experience.