WEDDING VENUES – Best Kept Secrets Along Florida’s Emerald Coast

If you want to bring your wedding guests to the beach, but keep your toes out of the sand on your big day… we’ve got you covered!  30a Wedding Co has put together a list of fabulous places to get married along Florida’s Gulf Coast that will have you swooning and keep you close to the sand! This will be the first of a three part series as we highlight three venues each week! You won’t be disappointed!



Gulf Place

This hidden gem is located just a stones throw from the white sand and turquoise beaches of the Emerald Coast. The Gulf Place venue provides a wide-open green space with some pristine spots for photos that give you a variety of back drops. The best part? There is no minimum accommodations booking required!

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Eden Gardens State Park

A southern wedding venue at it’s finest, Eden Gardens State Park offers backdrops of giant oak trees, Spanish moss, and a beautifully renovated two story homestead complete with white columns and wrap around porch. This venue is the perfect wedding location!

















Destin Bay House

Tucked away in one of the Emerald Coast’s most popular vacation spots Destin Bay House is one word – charming. The venue sits on the Choctawhatchee Bay and offers a waterfront wedding spot that will offer a unique experience on your big day!

















| Floral & Event Designers:  Flowers by Milk & Honey  |


| Venue: Gulf Place  | Photography: Sweet Julep Photography |

| Venue: Eden Gardens State Park | Photography: Aislinn Kate Photography | Event Designers: The Big Day Rentals |

| Venue: Destin Bay House  | Photography: Birdsong Photography 

Hello everyone! My name is Corey Dobridnia and I am currently employed as the Public Information Officer at the Walton County Sheriff's Office. In a past life I was the weekend anchor for WMBB News13 in Panama City. I was a reporter during the week and covered Tyndall Air Force Base and NSA Panama City. I graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor's in communication and got my Master's Degree from Florida State University - Panama City in Corporate and Public Communication. ERAU was also where I lettered in Woman's Volleyball. I'm originally a Rhody, born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised all around the Northeast until my mother moved us to Jupiter, Florida where I attended high school. I still continue to play volleyball (on the beach now) and also love to travel, hike, Crossfit, and spend time with my family. I am so excited to take on the new endeavor of blogging for 30A Wedding Co. My passion is writing and telling stories and I cannot wait to get started!

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