Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Destin, FL

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About Us

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the ultimate in Florida destination wedding locales. Sitting on the gorgeous Emerald Coast, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has ten amazing wedding spaces on its 2,400 acres of picture-ideal property that stretches from the beach to the Choctawhatchee Bay. Couples planning everything from a casual ceremony on the beach to a grand ballroom event—all with the lush tropical backdrop of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort—will have no problem finding what they want here. The hardest thing will be choosing which romantic setting to host your celebration.

The Overlook at Sandestin. The newest of the spaces at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Overlook works well for smaller celebrations such as rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid brunches and farewell breakfasts. This outdoor space can host up to 50 guests for a cocktail reception.

Bayside Ballroom and Patio. The Bayside Ballroom is an elegant 4,000-square-foot room that can host a party of up to 150 guests for a seated dinner and dancing. It opens onto the Patio, which offers phenomenal views of Choctawhatchee Bay and works well for a ceremony or cocktail area.

Azalea Ballroom and Foyer. For receptions of up to 200 guests, the Azalea Ballroom and Foyer is an ideal choice for couples looking for a classic setting. Its convenient location at the Baytowne Convention Center is just a short walk from the Grand Lawn, where many larger ceremonies are held.

Bayview Room and Terrace. Smaller events of up to 80 people can be hosted in this space which has an airy, modern feel. The room is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and has lovely views of the bay. It opens onto the terrace, which is often used for ceremonies before receptions in the Bayview Room. The terrace makes an elegant location for an intimate ceremony with its views and refreshing bay breezes.

The Beach. A beach destination wedding calls for a prime ceremony spot and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort definitely has it. Imagine exchanging vows in the soft white sand at sunset with the sound of waves rolling in as your background music; or having a relaxing after-party on the beach under the stars. The possibilities here are endless.

The Beach Club. For a really tropical vibe, The Beach Club’s poolside receptions are an excellent choice. The space can accommodate up to 150 people and its beautiful pool just a few steps from the beach is lined with palm trees and offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Burnt Pine Clubhouse. This is a versatile space for both large and small events. The Burnt Pine Clubhouse is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Burnt Pine. The main dining area can seat up to 200 people and has floor-to-ceiling windows for lots of natural light. A beautiful chandelier is the centerpiece of this room, giving it a classy, modern feel.

The Grand Lawn. Couples looking for a romantic garden-styled space for their wedding will love the Grand Lawn at The Grand Sandestin, which can also accommodate out-of-town guests. Up to 500 people can be hosted on the Grand Lawn for a ceremony or reception.

Linkside Ballroom. This space offers a classic golf clubhouse venue for those who want to celebrate and have great views of a golf course. The modern, clean lines of the Linkside Ballroom make it easy to bring in personalized colors and themes. It can host up to 250 guests for a reception.

The Magnolia Ballroom and Foyer. Large, formal affairs call for a very elegant space. The Magnolia Ballroom and Foyer can accommodate up to 500 guests. The impressive doors, upscale lighting and sophisticated decor make this ballroom a stunning choice for high-end events.


What You Should Know

The staff at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort encourages couples to visit for an in-person tour so they can select the wedding site that will work best for their needs. Once that is done, a wedding agreement will be drawn up and the planning process can begin. Couples have so many options to design the day—or the weekend—that they want and are encouraged to learn about wedding packages by contacting the venue directly.


Extra Perks

Couples give rave reviews to the Special Events staff of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort because of their dedication to making each wedding a special occasion for the bride and groom and their guests. Other perks at this venue include:

  • Convenience of having all wedding weekend events in the same area—not a lot of driving around for out-of-town guests
  • Family-friendly: swimming, beach volleyball, bicycling and variety of other activities
  • Sandestin’s award-winning culinary staff will customize menus

From the Vendor

Beautiful Options from the Beach to the Bay

Located in beautiful Florida, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the largest selection of wedding venues from the beach to the bay on the Emerald Coast. The resort's 2,400 acre playground also includes a day spa & salon, 4 golf courses, 15 tennis courts, shopping, dining and so much more!

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Country Club, Cruise, Hotel, Park, Restaurant, Tented

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff

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Contact Info

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL (850) 267-6736

Reviewed on 4/12/2017 Lindsay P

We had our wedding 3/25/17 at Sandestin. We originally had planned for it to be outside, but with Florida weather, we had to change it to an inside venue for the ceremony with the reception still held at the beautiful Bayview Room and Terrace. The wedding coordinator,... Read More Mary-Katherine Owen, truly saved the day and turned our last minute inside wedding, into the most beautiful and magical indoor/outdoor covered patio fairytale. The resort was the perfect place for our families and friends to spend the weekend hanging out at the beach, having a bonfire on the beach with s'mores and pizza, shopping, and even going out with out friends. We had people from all over the world, everywhere and all ages rom Louisiana all the way to England and Sweden, and all had a wonderful time. Mary-Katherine made our day and week relaxing, exciting, fun, magical, special, and even better than we ever thought our wedding would be. She went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We used Sandestin for catering as well, and it was truly the best food our family and friends had ever had. Not only was the resort beautiful, there were so many activities for everyone, and transportation provided within the resort for our guests without cars. We could not be happier with our choice for our special day.

Reviewed on 5/09/2017 Cindy H

We had our wedding last month at the Sandestin Bayview Room & Terrace & couldn't be happier with our choice in venues since the ceremony & reception were in the same place & our guests didn't have to move their cars somewhere else. The venue is perfect for a small intimate... Read More wedding with close family & friends. Mary-Katherine Owen was an awesome wedding manager there! She helped me plan & eased my mind when I was starting to stress out when there were a couple of bumps in the road! She was so great to work with, professional, great customer service! She got along great with us and bridal party! She even stepped in last minute when my day of coordinator wasn't able to make it & helped us get through the day & it turned out amazing, she helped us stay organized & on time!! I couldn't have asked for a better person to help us out when push came to shove. They also did our catering for our elegant feast buffet which turned out great as well, all our guests enjoyed it from cocktail hr to dinner buffet! Open bar was totally worth it! Also Ken Mealor with the A/V Team, decorated the outside terrace as well as uplighting for reception & it was easy to work with him also & he took all my suggestions & turned it into something sooo pretty & wonderful & i couldn't have imagined it any other way! From the pink lighting lanterns to the string lights & uplighting of palm trees to uplighting of reception!! I highly recommend having your wedding at Sandestin, the team was Great!! Totally worth it!

Reviewed on 3/27/2017 Caryn L

Had my wedding ceremony and reception here on March 18th 2017. It was beyond perfect! It was so beautiful and everything went accordingly. They set out all new pine-straw in the garden and got everything looking so good. it was honestly beyond words the best wedding ever, and... Read More I didn't have to worry about one thing. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Erica W

Absolutely wonderful experience! Everything we needed was at our fingertips through the resort. They had excellent connections to vendors and the food catered by the resort was phenomenal! Any questions/concerns we had were put to ease quickly by the resort team helping us. We... Read More could not have asked for a more perfect day!

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Janessa S

Having our wedding at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort was like a dream and exceeded our expectations. The resort itself is incredible, from well-maintained and beautiful landscaping to a variety of affordable accommodations and activities onsite. Aside from the attractions, our... Read More experience with all of the vendors was wonderful. Angela, Special Events Manager, was timely, informative, and always willing to go the extra mile to address a question or ensure we had what we needed to make our day beyond perfect. She made sure our day was seamless! Chef created delicious meals that our guests could not stop raving over and customer service representatives were very friendly and helpful across the property. What we loved most about having our wedding at Sandestin was that while the beauty and elegance of the property gave our wedding that special touch, it still had a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere all of our guests could enjoy. We couldn't have asked for a better location and experience for our wedding!

Reviewed on 10/05/2016 Jennifer B

The resort is amazing!!!! So much to on the resort but also off! My guests always had something to do with so many restaurants, boutiques and bars at BayTowne Wharf...not to mention how cute/awesome it is down there! It's such a fun place to just walk around. Very kid friendly... Read More too!!! They have every resturant you could want from seafood, steak, awesome brunches, sushi and even great bar food. The resort for the wedding was so beautiful. The scenery is just breathtaking! I got married on the Elation Lawn and the set up alone was beautiful w No decor! The staff was amazing! Always had a smile and so polite. The food is amazing for the reception with sooooo much to cHoose from! I worked with Angela on my wedding. She is amazing. I would email her multiple times a day and she was always on top of everything and made my day perfect!

Perfect Wedding on the Beach and Reception at Burnt Pine

Reviewed on 10/12/2014 Taylor W

We had our wedding at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in September 2014. The resort property is beautiful. The beach is gorgeous. The rooms were lovely. The weather was great. The service was impeccable. We can't say enough about how professional and accommodating the staff... Read More was. All 5 events we had at the property over the weekend were incredible. Our resort event coordinator paid attention to every last detail, ensuring that everything went off without a hitch and exactly as planned. Thanks to her, our big day was absolutely perfect. She and the rest of the resort staff really went above and beyond the entire weekend. All of guests (many of whom are very well traveled) kept telling us how impressed they were with the accommodations, level of service received, and activities (for adults and kids) available on property. We couldn't have selected a better place to have our wedding! We will definitely be coming back to enjoy the property many times!!!

2014-10-16T10:29:10 Response from the vendor

txgirl135, Congratulations on your recent marriage!! Thank you so much for choosing Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to share this once in a lifetime event. Sandestin has the best wedding venues and we are so pleased all 5 of your wedding events were perfect! Our... Read Less Read More

Absolutely Beautiful!

Reviewed on 10/10/2014 Shannon C

Everything was perfect at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. The venue was beautiful and my ceremony on the terrace was stunning. The staff is incredible and go above and beyond to make you feel like you are the most important guest they are working with!

2014-10-16T10:33:46 Response from the vendor

shannoncoccia, Congratulations on your May wedding! Thank you so much for choosing Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for this very special day. Bayview Room and Terrace is certainly a stunning venue! We are so happy you were pleased with our fabulous event staff. We appreciate... Read Less Read More

Beautiful wedding and vacation!

Reviewed on 5/22/2014 Jennifer M

We had our wedding at the Sandestin Resort – Bayview Room and Terrace on 5/10/14 and it was amazing! Our ceremony and cocktail hour were held on the terrace and our reception was in the Bayview room. We had approx. 70 guests. Everything was beautiful. The food was... Read More wonderful. Our guests had an amazing time. There is so much to do at the resort that it was a special vacation for us, our family and friends. This was a destination wedding so after visiting in 4/13 and booking the venue, we did not return until the week of the wedding. Dayley Gunnells was our Special Events Manager at Sandestin. She was extremely helpful through the entire planning process. She provided a preferred vendors list for DJ, flowers, etc. and we were extremely happy with all of our vendors. From group rates for our guests to exploring options for our next day brunch, Dayley helped with every detail in a timely manner. As a destination bride, I can attest that you will get all the help you need in the planning process. We can't wait to return to the Sandestin Resort. Thank you!

2014-10-16T10:40:46 Response from the vendor

martijen1, Congratulations on your May wedding! Thank you so much for choosing Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to host such a special occasion. Bayview Room and Terrace is definitely a gorgeous venue. We are thrilled to hear you and guests had an amazing experience! Our... Read Less Read More

Very Helpful!

Reviewed on 11/17/2013 Lauren H

My guests were so happy with their accommodations at Sandestin! They loved their room and service. The planning process was very simple and allowed for my guests to book online with their code!

Great Resort

Reviewed on 9/16/2013 Barbara A

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort provided an amazing venue for our wedding. It was at their Terrance and Bayview Room and it could have 100 people, but we only had 70. The view of the bay was amazing for the ceremony and for the reception it was inside. The coordinator was prompt... Read More and very detailed to all of our needs. The catering was very good and we had amazing time. I completely recommend looking into the resort, there is so much to do while on vacation for the wedding. The resort has a bay area, beach area, golf are and so many activities. Ours was a destination wedding and we choosed Sandestin. Our family and friends loved it as well.

Awesome venue!

Reviewed on 10/30/2012 Lauren T

Sandestin was an absolutely stunning venue.

A great wedding

Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Pamler F

My new husband and Our guest had a beautiful wedding on the beach thanks to the resort and a sweet touch was the free honeymoon suite at the grand.

Great Venue for a Destination Wedding

Reviewed on 8/23/2012 Caitlin C

My experience with this venue was wonderful. I had my wedding ceremony on the beach and the reception at the Finz Restaurant. Our coordinator, Barbara Miller, was very good at keeping us organized and on schedule with the planning. The beach was beautiful and thankfully no... Read More rain! The reception was perfect for a guest list of about 50 people. And I just happen to love that other beach goers were able to watch my wedding. They cheered louder than my family I think.

Ceremony and Reception at the Bayview Terrace

Reviewed on 7/17/2012 Johnita F

Lovely spot, Barbara was very helpful! Food was great!! Make sure to ask for waiver for any extra food that you might want to take home.

My Dream Wedding!

Reviewed on 7/02/2012 Erin O

We held our ceremony on the beach, which was breathtakingly beautiful! Since the resort is a gated community and the beaches are private, it wasn't very crowded. The beautiful white sand and blue water made for incredibly photos and video. They included folding white chairs,... Read More a table for our sand ceremony, and four bamboo posts (you have to have someone decorate the bamboo posts for you). Our reception was held immediately after in the Finz Loft. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue! The Loft was amazing. It had a great view of the beach, was decorated gorgeously, and made for a perfect reception. It is perfect for couples that are sick of the traditional reception venues in ballrooms and such and want something unique. This was perfect for our group that was under 50 people. The staff who worked our reception were fabulous! LOVED our bartender! Food was also delicious :)

Beautiful Bayview room and terrace

Reviewed on 6/07/2012 Diana A

The Bayview room and terrace was an absolutely beautiful venue. During our ceremony there were fish jumping out of the bay, it was too cool! Our cocktail hour was held outside on terrace and reception indoors. My only complaint was the waitstaff delivered the wrong food to a... Read More few of my guests.


Reviewed on 11/06/2011 Lindsey L

This place was absolutely beautiful and gave all of my guests lots of lodging options. Everyone who worked with the Sandestin was overall pretty friendly and accomodating. The only downfalls were the high costs.

2011-11-22T12:50:53 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your feedback @LandL978 and for letting Sandestin be apart of your special day! We wanted to learn more about your experience with the pricing. Kindly email us at [email protected] to share a few examples. Sandestin is known to be priced... Read Less Read More

great place, not so great staff.

Reviewed on 5/29/2011 Libby C

the area and the grounds are AWESOME! but EVERYTHING we did was over priced, constantly had to check what they were charging us and it was ALWAYS OVER! we'll put it this was just on food alone, our first bill was $23,000 and after making them fix everything they had over charged... Read More us for... it ended up being $13,000. thats a HUGE difference.(example, we had an open bar the whole time so we wanted regular liquor and naturally they slipped in the premium prices) just watch them. the only other problem we had was the way the "wedding coordinator" made me feel. the whole time she was basically tell me in a "nice" way that i had a cheap wedding.... including our wedding bands our total cost was over $100,000!! and she was making me feel cheap about EVERYTHING! if you have tougher skin then me and want a pretty venue to get married at Sandestin was great... you just have to be very tough with them

2011-11-22T12:34:26 Response from the vendor

Hi LibbyLove88. Thank you so much for letting Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort be apart of your special day. We are so sorry to hear your feedback regarding the pricing and billing. We would love the opportunity to talk with you. Again, we are very... Read Less Read More

Beautiful venue

Reviewed on 5/06/2011 Katie W

The venue was beautiful. The planning was very helpful and Barbara was patient as we went over every detail. She did a great job of giving her input and making it a great day. If you're not using a wedding coordinator, you'll hear about it. I was offended that even after my... Read More beautiful wedding a comment was made that she always suggests brides use at least a day of coordinator. There is also a swap of contact person for the day of the event, which was a bit of a shock to me as it was not addressed up front. The view over the bay (we were at the Bayside Inn) was breath-taking and our photos turned out gorgeous. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it! It's definitely a day we'll look back on with fond memories for all of our life.

2011-11-22T12:39:21 Response from the vendor

Thank you for letting Sandestin be apart of your special day @KatieJeanWheeler! We'll be sure to share your feedback with our wedding event managers for process improvement. Again, we appreciate your comments and we wish you the very best.

Sandestin Hilton was great

Reviewed on 10/21/2010 Hadley A

Sandestin Hilton was beautiful - our guests enjoyed their stay, the ammenities were explicit, the food was delicious, and the staff was very considerate!