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Destin, FL: Event Planning

Destin is one of the most popular locations for events in the Southeastern US. The powdery white beaches and crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast make Destin an ideal locale for an outdoor wedding and offer a relaxing retreat for attendees of corporate conventions.


There are several establishments in Destin featuring conference rooms that can accommodate large groups, as well as a new convention center on Okaloosa Island. Some local businesses offer special group rates for dining, lodging and activities. Convention attendees spend their free time lounging on the beach, dining in world-class restaurants, deep sea fishing and playing golf.

Since Destin is such a popular convention destination, facilities are booked far in advance. Large groups should begin making arrangements more than a year in advance, particularly for events in the spring or summer.

Beach Weddings

Beach weddings take place year-round, most often in the spring and fall. Beach weddings range from a simple affair with a small wedding party and a cooler of beer to elaborate ceremonies featuring live music and a catered menu. A popular location is James Lee Park on Scenic Hwy. 98, which has several covered pavilions overlooking the beach and is home of The Crab Trap Restaurant. It's a good idea to have a backup plan in case of rain, particularly in the summer, when thunderstorms can pop up out of nowhere.

Are you planning a beach wedding? These services may be of interest:

Wedding coordinator

Limo service

If you are planning an event in Destin, please contact us for special offers from our advertisers for group events or for help planning your special event.


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