Planning a Tybee Wedding

Posted By Lisa Loyd / January 17, 2015 / , , , , , , , , / 4 Comments


Warm beaches, sandy toes, and the sounds of waves crashing on the shoreline make an absolutely picture perfect background for any blushing bride! BUT….. Planning a Tybee Wedding (or any wedding) can be tricky business, so let us help you out!

Choosing a Venue

chapelOf course getting married directly on the beach is always an option but what if you are the type of bride that does not want to take a chance with the weather, go barefoot, or want to share a space with other beach goers? Have a look at The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, truly an event space that was specifically constructed to be an all in one venue.  You can prepare for your big day in the luxurious custom built Bridal Suite which overlooks the estate grounds. The Groom’s Quarters feature a flat screen TV, a view of the tidewater creek, and a wet bar. For the ceremony, the Sanctuary is the perfect back drop for an elegant Chapel Wedding.  Three large Antique Gold chandeliers and the original hardwood floors allow you to decorate as minimally or elaborately as you would like. The Grand Ballroom and Cocktail Lounge add touches of grandeur necessary for an unforgettable dream reception!

Hiring a Photographer

travisUnlike the work of your other wedding vendors (music, flower arrangements, cake), photographs aren’t things you can hear, smell, taste or even see at first — you don’t really know what you’re getting until after the fact. That means careful research and selectiveness regarding professional skills, artistic style and personal demeanor are extra-important when choosing your photographer. There are many photographers to choose from to shoot your special day but our top picks are Travis Sayre and Shannon Christopher. Always professional and courteous, these artists know how to capture the perfect moment. Click on their names in the text for a gallery of their work.


coastal-creativeNot Good at Planning?

Some people micromanage and others have a difficult time figuring out where to hang a painting in the bathroom. If you’re in the latter category you may want to try Coastal Creative Events in your wedding plans. They are the ONLY wedding company in the area with a dedicated professional florist, carpenter, officiant and event designer on staff for your event. They strive and succeed in making each and every client’s experience both captivating and unique!



Need some assistance planning that perfect wedding ceremony on the beach? Steven Palmer will happily help. He  has performed over 2700 weddings on Tybee Island’s beautiful beaches since 2005. Simple, personal and elegant wedding ceremonies are offered with other services including photography, and beach ceremony rentals. He truly understands that planning a wedding can be very overwhelming and will assist you with every little detail from accommodations, how to obtain a marriage license, where to eat and where to stay while on the Island.


Need an Intimate Setting?

tybee-inn-weddingLocated on the quiet north end of Tybee Island, whimsical Tybee Island Inn is surrounded by tropical gardens and is just a block to the beach and a couple of blocks from the Tybee Lighthouse.  They offer simple but romantic and affordable elopements for two or weddings and receptions for a small party of up to 20.   Marry on the beach, the lush tropical garden, the gazebo or marble pergola, or even inside of the inn in front of a blazing winter fire.  Rain is no problem with the Inn available as a picturesque backup location. The new gathering room is the perfect place for your reception.  Packages with overnight or honeymoon accommodations are available in the king and queen guest rooms with private baths (some with tubs for two), some with private decks or porch, and all with seashore themes.



  • Logan Brown
    September 18, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Having a wedding here would be wonderful! I’ve always wanted to have my wedding on the beach. I would like for the beach to be a private as possible and the rain to be non-existent. Thank you for sharing this with us! 🙂

  • pamelaspetals
    February 27, 2015 at 5:44 am

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  • Jasmine Dawson
    January 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I am wondering if a special event permit is required to host an informal wedding on Tybee Island?

    • admin
      January 22, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Hi Jasmin, Yes you do need a permit for beach weddings. The wedding permit fee is very inexpensive and can be purchased at city hall. I believe the fee is only $25.00

      Here is the contact info for the City of Tybee: To schedule your event on the beach or in one of the City’s facilities, please contact Karen Reese, Facilities Coordinator via email at [email protected], or telephone at (912) 472-5045.

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