Several award-winning hotels, resorts and inns on northeast Florida's Amelia Island are offering wedding packages
Amelia Island, FL – Several award-winning hotels, resorts and inns on northeast Florida’s Amelia Island are offering wedding packages – big and small – for couples to make the most of their big day on the island. With her long stretches of unspoiled shoreline, elegant gardens, and a wide variety of venues, Amelia Island’s storybook setting has long made the island a favorite for destination weddings. Amelia caters to lovebirds young and old with a number of ideal options for weddings of every size and budget.
Here are some of the wedding packages currently being offered:
-The Blue Heron Inn is offering the Elopement Package, ideal for a private affair for two. Starting at $790, the package includes a one-night stay in the Honeymoon Suite, wedding officiate, six-rose bouquet, single rose boutonniere, bottle of champagne, a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, dinner certificate at a local fine dining restaurant and private horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic district of Fernandina Beach. The inn also offers a Paradise Package, starting at $3,660, which includes a two-night reservation of the entire inn for up to 12 guests. It also includes ceremony and reception space for up to 20 guests for three-hours. For even more extravagance, starting at $3,900, the Enchantment Package includes everything in the Paradise Package, plus an additional bottle of wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, one dozen roses and horse-drawn carriage ride for the bride and groom. For more information, visit www.AmeliaIslandBlueHeronInn.com.
-To celebrate one year of wedded bliss, the Amelia Hampton Inn at the Beach is offering couples a complimentary two-night stay on their first anniversary if they book 10 rooms or more at the property during their wedding. The offer is based on availability and not valid during special events or holiday weekends. Couples interested in taking advantage of this offer can call Jeff Malone at (904) 321-1111. Visit www.ameliaislandhamptoninn.com for more information about the inn.
-The 86-room Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering a Wedding Package for just $860. The package includes an officiate to perform the ceremony, a bridal bouquet and a groom’s boutonniere, champagne and flutes, and beach set up with sand table, chalkboard and starfish. Banquet facilities for up to 50 people are available. For more details about weddings at the Amelia Hotel at the Beach, visit www.ameliahotel.com.
-The 10-room Amelia Island Williams House bed and breakfast offers several wedding packages. The Intimate Affair Package starts at $750 and includes an officiate, taped wedding music, bridal bouquet, wedding cake for two, and a two-night stay in Catherine’s Chambers, along with all the amenities of the inn. Starting at $1,175, the Private Affair Wedding Package incorporates an officiate for the ceremony, the Williams House or gardens for up to an hour and a half, taped wedding music, a bridal bouquet, wedding cake and champagne toast for the couple and up to 10 guests. The package also includes a horse-drawn carriage tour for the bride and groom after the reception and a two-night stay in Catherine’s Chambers. For a wedding with up to 25 guests, the Elegant Affair and Wedding and Reception Package starts at just $7,500. The package includes all 10 guest rooms at the Williams House, the inn or gardens for two and half hours for the event, officiate for ceremony, and taped wedding music. The reception includes choice of three hors d’oeuvres; champagne for guests; beverage service of water, tea and soft drinks; chairs, tables, linens, glassware and set-up. The bride and groom will also receive a two-night stay in Catherine’s Chambers and time for a rehearsal, followed by an hour-long wine reception for guests on Friday night. Learn more about these and other wedding packages at www.williamshouse.com.
-The romantic Fairbanks House Bed and Breakfast, a Select Registry property, offers an Elopement Package for Two, complete with a carriage ride to a secret location for your vow exchange, an intimate wedding dinner for two at David’s Restaurant, followed by a small wedding cake, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries back at the inn. This romantic package starts at $495 plus room, and can be adapted for vow renewals and proposals. For more details, visit www.fairbankshouse.com.
-The Hoyt House offers guests a romantic, hassle-free elopement with their Inn-timate Wedding for Two Package. Starting at $2,145, the package includes champagne and fresh flowers in room, chocolate-covered strawberries, horse carriage ride and King Room for the bride and groom. The package also includes use of the Garden and Gazebo or Piano Room for the ceremony, wedding officiate, concierge services, wedding cake for two, photographer for two hours with DVD of photos, three-course dinner for two at David’s Restaurant and Lounge, and bridal bouquet and boutonniere. For larger affairs, the Hoyt House can accommodate weddings with up to 50 guests. For additional information about the Hoyt House weddings or for information about their honeymoon package, visit www.hoythouse.com.
-Nestled among 1,350 acres of natural splendor, the AAA-Four Diamond Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers a wedding package with a number of enhancement options. The Island Wedding Package starts at $129 per person and includes deluxe ocean view accommodations for one night, and an Island Hopper on their wedding day. The package also includes ceremony and reception venue rental and set up, full length white linens, full table settings and a dance floor, as well as onsite coordination by an experienced catering professional. Enhancements can be added and include items such as bouquet and boutonniere, wedding ceremony arch and an additional number of guests. Featuring more than 80,000 square feet of versatile function space, the resort expertly accommodates weddings with 50 to more than 350 guests. Visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com for more details and additional wedding package options.
-Referred to as “the beautiful young bride of the island’s romantic wedding scene” by Amelia Island Weddings magazine, The Residence Inn by Marriott offers wedding packages starting at just $139, with an array of added amenities. Wedding Package A costs $209 and offers the bride and groom a fruit and cheese plate, champagne and carriage ride or sunset river cruise. Guests can also enjoy free full hot breakfast, complimentary evening socials, free island shuttle, three-hole putting green, bike rentals, and on-property entrance to Egan’s Creek Greenway. Wedding packages include discounts for guest rooms and opportunities for adding extra romance to the big day. For additional information on weddings at The Residence Inn by Marriott, visit www.residenceinnameliaisland.com or call (904) 277-2440 ext. 0 to speak with a wedding specialist.
-The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers several wedding packages. Priced at $3,700, the Seaside Simplicity Package is designed for the bride and groom who desire a private, intimate wedding celebration. Designed for two to 20 guests, the package includes a private beachside ceremony with officiate and Ritz-Carlton Wedding Specialist, signature Ritz-Carlton rose bridal bouquet and coordinating boutonniere, a bottle sparkling champagne, one hour of photography with an 8×12, 20-page album and a petite wedding cake for two. The package also includes deluxe coastal view accommodations and romantic turndown service with in-room delight that evening. Guests looking for an intimate elopement will enjoy the Seaside Devotion Package. Starting at $1,800, the package includes a beachside ceremony with signature Ritz-Carlton bridal bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake for two, sparkling champagne and accommodations in a coastal view guestroom. With 35,000 square feet of event space, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island can also accommodate larger and more extravagant weddings. More information and additional packages are available at www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.
– The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) also offers valuable planning information on the weddings section of AmeliaIsland.com, adding valuable information and functionality. Brides can easily find up-to-date information on venues, flowers, wedding planners, catering and more, and can submit a request for information from vendors directly through the CVB site. Visit www.ameliaisland.com/weddings for a full list of wedding accommodations and venues on Amelia Island.
About Amelia Island
Recently named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. Forget the everyday getaway and come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information, visit www.ameliaisland.com.