Situated just south of St. Augustine in Palm Coast is Hammock Beach, a popular location for First Coast weddings featuring a backdrop of blue skies and swaying palms, cinnamon sand beach and views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Engaged couples, wedding planners and brides-to-be recently had the opportunity to preview all of this and more, when the resort hosted a wedding open house on Jan. 13. The event provided future newlyweds with a look at the resort’s event space and banquet menu, with property tours showcasing mock set-ups of a cocktail hour, ceremony and reception.
As seen by attendees of the open house, Hammock Beach features 75,000 square feet of ocean, golf course, Intracoastal Waterway and ballroom venues. The resort’s ceremony venues include five outdoor options, ranging in aesthetics, style and size. For example, the Champions Event Lawn overlooks the 18th hole of the resort’s Ocean Course and accommodates a maximum of 300 guests, while the Lodge Event Lawn accommodates a maximum of 140 guests.
Hammock Beach offers receptions in its Ocean Ballroom, which is ideal for large weddings with a maximum of 300 people, and in its Atlantic Ballroom, which is better for smaller weddings with a maximum of 150 guests. The Conservatory Clubhouse, which accommodates 100 guests, brings the outdoors in, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a natural Florida preserve. Hammock Beach also offers three venues for outdoor receptions that range in space from a maximum of 140 guests to 300.
Before and after tours of the property, guests at the open house enjoyed tasting hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the resort’s banquet menu to get a sneak peek of what the menu may entail on their big day. Couples getting married at Hammock Beach have a variety of culinary options to choose from, with buffet options including barbecue ($52+ per person), South West ($50+ per person), Florida marsh ($56+ per person) and seafood ($80+ per person). Those electing to have plated dinners choose a soup, salad, entrée and dessert; prices depend on what the couple chooses. A “Best Wishes Brunch” is also available for $34.95 per person, with unlimited bloody marys and mimosas offered for $12 per person.
Attendees of the open house also had the chance to view a few guest rooms that are included in the resort’s wedding packages. Options for accommodations range from a one-bedroom ocean view suite in the Main Tower to a three-bedroom resort view condo in The Villas.
Wedding packages at Hammock Beach, which include an on-site wedding coordinator, start at $140+ per person. In addition, Hammock Beach also features two championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, a 10,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, a 6.5-acre multi-level pool complex, restaurants and bars and more.
For more information, visit https://www.hammockbeach.com/.