Henderson Beach Resort

There is truly something magical about the Gulf Coast. From the dusted white beaches to the emerald waters, this region is the perfect backdrop for any wedding. Nestled right in the center of Destin, next door to Henderson State Park, you will find The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa. This all-inclusive resort acts as an escape from the bustle of this gorgeous beach town.

This beachfront venue offers something for everyone and can accommodate intimate weddings of 35 guest and events or large-scale weddings boasting over 500 guests. With various locations across the resort to choose from, you can truly have any wedding experience you desire.

Outdoor Venue Options

The Henderson features access to a private beach. To the west is a nature preserve, which boasts an additional 1.3 miles of private, unspoiled beach. The emerald waters and white sand beach is a magnificent atmosphere for your special day. And, when the sun sets into the Gulf the backdrop becomes simply majestic.

Beachside West Green
This event site boasts the most magnificent view of the Emerald Coast’s picturesque sunsets. Our manicured green is bordered by the Henderson Beach State Park, kisses the white sand shoreline and includes a small covered deck. Accommodates 75-100 guests.

Beachside East Green
This event lawn offers a view of the Emerald Coast as far as the eye can see. Accommodates 100-125 guests.

Grand Lawn
A lush green lawn with walking paths adjacent to the preserve. This wedding space is ideal for ceremonies as well as receptions and features a spiral stone staircase – a perfect gathering place for your guests to enjoy cocktails. Accommodates 500+ guests.

Pool Deck
A spacious location and perfect for a ceremony, reception or dinner. This private space allows you to enjoy the company of your guests under the stars. Accommodates maximum of 300 guests.


Grand Ballroom
This beautifully appointed 5400-square-feet ballroom is divisible into three sections. It is perfectly suited for dinner and dancing, and is in keeping with the casual sophistication of the resort’s design and setting. Accommodates maximum of 350 guests.

Grand Lobby & Terrace
With sweeping views of the Preserve and the Gulf of Mexico, this spectacular welcoming space encapsulates the stunning arrival experience of The Henderson.

Private Rooms
The Henderson features a variety of smaller, private rooms, several of which have dedicated foyers and patios, making them perfect for intimate receptions, welcome receptions and rehearsal dinners.

This sweeping and natural-lit restaurant offers incredible views and is perfect for a formal dinner.

For couples designing a destination wedding, The Henderson offers a highly accessible location from multiple airports, and numerous activities that include a stunning spa, a variety of pools, golf, shopping and access to one of America’s finest beaches.

Event Planning
From an intimate family brunch to a grand wedding reception banquet, The Henderson has an event planning team that will coordinate everything for you. From a custom menu to the floral decorations, they will be there for you every step of the planning process.

At The Henderson, the Chef's sea-to-table menu will prominently showcase the bounty of the Gulf, including fresh catches bought daily from local fishermen. The multiple dining experiences promise to be as delicious as the view of the emerald-green sea. Savor menus that proudly feature the freshest possible ingredients and sourced foods from local farms and fields. Take a culinary journey with us at our many delightful offerings including an elegant full-service restaurant with Gulf views, a soaring bar with panoramic Gulf and preserve views, a convenient poolside grill, a tasty sushi bar, a relaxing outdoor terrace dining featuring sunset views and an old-fashioned ice cream shop.

The on-site Salamander Spa offers everything from deep tissue massages to hair and makeup for the whole bridal party. Get pampered before you walk down the aisle. The spa services include: manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, hair treatments, body scrubs, along with the previously mentioned massages and full service hair and makeup. The luxurious nature inspired location seamlessly balances both your mind and body through spatial offerings, including private treatment rooms with steam showers and soaking tubs, stunning aromatic steam rooms, luxurious changing areas, sun-lit relaxation spaces, remarkable couples' suites, and a water therapy room with whirlpool tub.

The Henderson rents everything you will need for your perfect beach getaway. From paddleboards to kayaks, they have you covered on the water. And for land, you can rent bikes and take a ride down around town or rent a lounge chair and umbrella and relax in the sun. Don’t forget about fitness, The Henderson boasts a large fitness center and has daily fitness class from yoga to fitness walks. When it’s time for a night out, take the kids to Poppy’s Kids Club, so the parents who join you on your big day can celebrate a night out!