Florida Beach Weddings!

Top Ten Checklist for Florida Beach Weddings

A beach wedding is a beautiful and memorable choice to celebrate your special day. Here is a list of important things to consider when planning a Florida Beach Wedding.

  1. Florida Beach Weddings revolve around the weather. While there is nothing you can do about the weather, have an alternate indoor venue for the ceremony in preparation for inclement weather.
  2. For Florida Beach Weddings it is important to study the timetable of tides at your beach of choice. Be mindful of the natural patterns of your location and plan accordingly so that your day is without unwanted surprises.
  3. Make sure to identify the ebb and flow of not only the ocean but the surrounding area as well. Note scheduled community activities, special events, and try to visit your location at various times to establish familiarity with the area.
  4. Outdoor photography is much different than indoor photography. Check with your wedding photographer to ensure that they are prepared for lighting and other special concerns associated with Florida Beach Weddings.
  5. Take guests into consideration when planning your Florida Beach Wedding. You want your wedding to be enjoyed by everyone and accessible by everyone. Scout out the availability of ramps and, if difficult terrain is present, prepare a way for your elderly and disabled guests.
  6. Be aware that all beaches in Florida are public beaches and that the wedding ceremony site can not be roped off. Depending on the time of day and season of your wedding, you may or may not have a few onlookers. Be prepared to have helpers kindly direct beach goers if needed.
  7. Permits will be necessary at most beaches in Florida for a Florida Beach Wedding. Anastasia Island State Park, located approximately one mile from Amici’s Milano Room, has been rated Florida’s #1 State Park for the past three years. Permits for Anastasia Island State Park are $53.00 for up to 20 guests and $212.00 for 21-200 guests. If using a Florida Beach State Park take into consideration the entrance fee for your guests. With the $212.00 permit, Anastasia Island State Park includes the entrance fee for you and your guests.
  8. Because of the humidity and pleasant breezes along Florida’s beaches, it is necessary to test out your hair style and the hair style of your bridesmaids at the beach before your wedding day.
  9. To avoid fines, ask about certain items you may want to incorporate into your Florida Beach Wedding. Items such as fireworks, silk petals, rice, and pets may or may not be allowed. Check with local authorities to insure your ceremony is in line with beach regulations.
  10. Lastly, look into wedding or special event insurance. While this is a good idea for all weddings, it is especially pertinent for Florida Beach Weddings. Depending on the package, wedding insurance provides coverage for cancellation, postponement, an unusable venue, vendors’ failure to provide services, and protection of rings, cake, flowers, attire and luggage. Proof of wedding insurance with liability coverage is required by Florida State Park Recreational Facilities.

Our Guests Continue to Rave

{5.0/5.0 on Wedding Wire}

My husband and I were married March 28, 2014 and held our reception at the Milano Room. We were so pleased with everything at our reception. The owner, Benedetta, was very pleasant to work with throughout the planning process. The food was excellent and our guests continue to rave about how delicious the food was. The staff was on top of everything throughout the entire reception and made everything flow very smoothly. I would highly recommend the Milano Room to all my family & friends for a wedding reception. Again, thank you so much Benedetta for all that you did to make our wedding day beautiful!! Ron and Deborah Lindstrom

Wedding: 03/28/2014

Benedetta Came to The Rescue

{5.0/5.0 on Wedding Wire}

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I cannot say enough about this vendor. My husband and I are from Orlando and got married in St. Augustine. We decided to rent a house on the beach and to have our rehearsal dinner there and have it catered. I stumbled upon The Milano Room (Amici’s) and knew it would be a perfect choice! I was in constant contact with Benedetta who was beyond amazing and always replied in a timely fashion. On the day of our rehearsal dinner, our property manager whom we were renting the house from came back and said that they did not want us having the dinner there– FIFTEEN MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DINNER STARTING! I was in sheer panic. But Benedetta came to the rescue and made room for us last minute at The Milano Room/Amici’s on the patio where we set up our catered food buffet style.

Not only was the service impeccable but the food was OUTSTANDING! Everyone at the dinner could not stop complimenting the food, the service, and the venue. I am so thankful for the incredible service and for Benedetta saving the day! I highly recommend this venue for your wedding or even your rehearsal dinner– whether you cater it or dine onsite. You will NOT be disappointed!

Wedding: 11/15/2013

Everything We Needed

{5.5/5.5 on Wedding Wire}

Wedding CakeThe Milano Room was awesome. Benedetta (the coordinator) was amazing. She was there for everything we needed. She was accommodating to all and every request. She let us come in a day early to set up. Her communication was amazing. She would respond in a matter of hours to any email I sent. Her staff was perfect and very professional. The food was AMAZING! I had so many people (even the ones actually from Italy) comment on how much they loved the food. They even made a special meal for my bride because she is a vegetarian. I would highly recommend anybody having a wedding in St. Augustine to book The Milano Room.

Thanks again Benedetta

Wedding: 07/27/2013