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A backdrop of endlessly blue skies. The Gulf’s shimmering green waters. And the unforgettable old-world charm of a seaside retreat.

With a setting as spectacular as this, your special day will feel like a storybook affair. From intimate gatherings with a select group of family and friends to celebrations hosting up to 400 guests, The Henderson offers a multitude of iconic and dazzling venue settings, all in a spectacular seaside location.

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Seaside Wedding

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With a selection of gorgeous venues, customized catering, beautiful accommodations and activities to suit everyone on your guest list, the Henderson has everything a bride needs to create an unforgettable experience from the rehearsal dinner to the honeymoon getaway.

From destination weddings to social celebrations, our sweeping and unmatched beachfront locale provides an unforgettable backdrop for your unforgettable memories.

Featuring a stunning ballroom, flexible interior spaces and 10,000 square feet of beautiful exterior options, our new setting provides spectacular on-site venues for ceremonies, receptions and events from 25 to 400.

A wedding celebration, a renewal of vows, a memorable anniversary, your special day should be as distinctive as you are. Whether you prefer casual or formal, understated or over the top, intimate and small or a gathering of many, the Henderson has a selection of indoor and outdoor settings so you may customize your most special day.

Before and after the big day, allow time to enjoy the many recreational activities the resort offers your wedding guests. Spa, fishing, golf, tennis, watersports and shopping are just a few things Destin offers year round.

2 Months Out Phase 3

2 Months Out Phase 3

  • Set menu and cake tastings
  • Confirm guest count
  • Confirm guest room accommodations needed
  • Review timeline of the celebration with Wedding Planner
  • Finalize seating arrangements

4-6 Months Out Phase 2

4-6 Months Out Phase 2

  • Send out save the date cards with information on reserving guest accommodations
  • Meet with Wedding Planner to create menus
  • Meet with your chosen Cake Designer
  • Decide on linens and table layouts with Wedding Planner
  • Set resort spa appointments and make arrangements for hair, makeup, nails
  • Determine if childcare will be needed on site during celebration

6 Months Out Phase 1

6 Months Out Phase 1

  • Determine the total budget for the venue including ceremony, reception, and lunch/dinner
  • Decide on rehearsal venue, morning after brunch
  • Review your options for preferred season/month, day of the week, time of the day
  • Review any special menu needs (ethnic, dietary)
  • Confirm locations for ceremony, reception and lunch/dinner.
  • Decide on officiate for ceremony
  • Establish how many guests will require rooms at the resort and the rates
  • Contract DJ/band
  • Contract florist
  • Contract videographer and/or photographer
  • Ground transportation requirements for bridal party, including if horse and carriage on property to be used
  • Choose your Wedding Planner