Beach Weddings and Reception Estimates 2017

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Beach Weddings or destination weddings with receptions, are extremely popular and very affordable, compared to traditional wedding packages. We will break down this topic in a good, better, best way so that you can plan your budget accordingly for various weddings of attendees from 30-100 people. There are so many variables and options that can be added and changed. But based on our experience, here are some ranges for you. Of course, venue and vendor availability are always important considerations in price. These are rough estimate guidelines, of course for 2017 only! All estimates are subject to change. These guidelines assume a weekend wedding on Saturday in New Smyrna Beach and/or Ponce Inlet, Florida.

30-40 Guests

GOOD – For the budget conscious bride & groom, you can have a nice beach wedding with an arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, and officiant. Add a reception in a “close to beach” reception hall, finger food or italian buffet type meal, simple cake, setup/cleanup labor, and BYO alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $2,700 plus taxes, tips.

BETTER – For a nicer setup, you can have a great beach wedding with an upgraded arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, ceremony music, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a “on the beach” reception hall, catered buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and venue provided wine/beer. Total non-binding rough estimate of $3,750 plus taxes, tips.

BEST – For a higher end setup, you can have a great beach wedding with the four post arch, chairs, decorations, deluxe photography, ceremony music, sand ceremony, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a “on the beach” reception hall, better catered, buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and venue provided wine/beer. Total non-binding rough estimate of $4,600 plus taxes, tips.

41-60 Guests

GOOD – For the budget conscious bride & groom, you can have a nice beach wedding with an arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, and officiant. Add a reception in a “close to beach” reception hall, finger food or Italian buffet type meal, simple cake, setup/cleanup labor, and BYO alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $3,700 plus taxes, tips. If you have 50 or more attendees to your beach wedding, add $200 for beach permit and liability insurance.

BETTER – For a nicer setup, you can have a great beach wedding with an upgraded arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, ceremony music, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a “on the beach” reception hall, catered buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and venue provided wine/beer. Total non-binding rough estimate of $4,900 plus taxes, tips. If you have 50 or more attendees to your beach wedding, add $200 for beach permit and liability insurance.

BEST – For a higher end setup, you can have a great beach wedding with the four post arch, chairs, decorations, deluxe photography, ceremony music, sand ceremony, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a larger downtown reception hall, better catered, buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and vendor provided wine/beer. Total non-binding rough estimate of $6,800 plus taxes, tips. If you have 50 or more attendees to your beach wedding, add $200 for beach permit and liability insurance.

61-80 Guests

GOOD – For the budget conscious bride & groom, you can have a nice beach wedding with an arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, and officiant. Add a reception in a “downtown” reception hall, finger food or Italian buffet type meal, simple cake, setup/cleanup labor, and BYO alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $5,200 plus taxes, tips. This includes beach permit and liability insurance.

BETTER – For a nicer setup, you can have a great beach wedding with an upgraded arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, ceremony music, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a modern large reception hall, catered buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and BYO alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $6,800 plus taxes, tips. This includes beach permit and liability insurance.

BEST – For a higher end setup, you can have a great beach wedding with the four post arch, chairs, decorations, deluxe photography, ceremony music, sand ceremony, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a modern large reception hall, better catered, buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and vendor provided alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $8,700 plus taxes, tips. This includes beach permit and liability insurance.

81-100 Guests

GOOD – For the budget conscious bride & groom, you can have a nice beach wedding with an arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, and officiant. Add a reception in a “downtown” reception hall, finger food or Italian buffet type meal, simple cake, setup/cleanup labor, and BYO alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $6,200 plus taxes, tips. This includes beach permit and liability insurance.

BETTER – For a nicer setup, you can have a great beach wedding with an upgraded arch, chairs, decorations, basic photography, ceremony music, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a modern large reception hall, catered buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and BYO alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $7,900 plus taxes. This includes beach permit and liability insurance, tips.

BEST – For a higher end setup, you can have a great beach wedding with the four post arch, chairs, decorations, deluxe photography, ceremony music, sand ceremony, aisleway decor and officiant. Add a reception in a brand new, riverfront, state-of-the art civic center, better catered, buffet type meal, cake, setup/cleanup labor, and vendor provided alcohol. Total non-binding rough estimate of $14,100 plus taxes, tips. This includes beach permit and liability insurance.

OTHER OPTIONS

These prices do not reflect the following options – and you do have so many other options!

  • Wedding Planning Hourly Services
  • DJ at Reception
  • Live Musicians at Wedding/Reception
  • Real Flowers at Wedding/Reception
    Additional Photographic Services
  • Streaming Video and Video Packages
  • Upgraded Beach Wedding/Reception Options
  • So many more

SAVE MONEY

Saturdays are premium days for venues, lodging, caterers, etc. Consider Sunday weddings if it must be on a weekend day, but also consider Monday through Thursday weddings for the lowest cost options and savings. And also consider winter months weddings!

 

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