📋 Get the Wedding Quick Start Guide!

Sponsored Content

Panama City Beach Weddings: Priceless views, free venues!

When you shop via links on our site, we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Learn more.
Jessica Bishop Headshot
#PanamaCityBeach is perfect for destination weddings!

Want a beautiful wedding without all the stress of planning a huge affair? Or have you hit that point in your planning where you just wanna throw your hands up and run away with your fiancé and elope? Whatever your style, you’ll be sure to find something you love in Panama City Beach – and at a great price, too!

Panama City Beach offers miles of public beaches along the Emerald Coast of the Florida panhandle. You can have a wedding on the public beaches for free (yes, FREE) if you want to plan and organize everything yourself – so it’s perfect for a super low-budget bride. Or, you can work with a local wedding planner who will host a beach wedding for you for as low as $550 – including a minister or notary, photographer, and help organizing your day. Panama City Beach Weddings are gorgeous and so stress-free: just look at these stunning wedding shots taken in the area…

#PanamaCityBeach wedding photos

One of the great things about Panama City Beach Weddings is that the location is really drivable from many Southeast and Midwest states – you or your guests can be there in a day’s drive. If you are further away or just don’t want to travel by car, you can fly into their new airport that offers affordable airlift with Southwest Airlines (a budget savvy travel favorite!) and Delta Airlines.

When it comes to accommodations, Panama City Beach has affordable beachfront condos in spades. Renting a condo that comes equipped with a kitchen is awesome because you can prepare some meals on your own at the condo instead of going out for every meal. Panama City Beach also has gorgeous beach houses available for rent that can easily host large groups – have your ceremony on the beach and reception in a stunning beach house for the ultimate romantic destination wedding locale. Imagine viewing this gorgeous sunset as you toast to your new life with your spouse…

#PanamaCityBeach sunset

You can score extra great deals on rentals in the off-seasons like late spring, fall or winter. (PRO TIP: the beaches are still gorgeous in the off seasons but won’t be nearly as crowded – aka perfect for weddings!) Late spring and fall are probably the best times to plan a wedding in Panama City Beach, because the weather is more mild and comfortable all day. Panama City Beach averages 320 days of sunshine each year – so rain isn’t much of a worry.

#PanamaCityBeach weddings

BONUS to having a destination wedding: If you’re already at the beach, you won’t have to travel far for your honeymoon! Just extend your stay and enjoy your time with family and friends while they are in town, and then have a romantic honeymoon in Panama City Beach with your new spouse. There’s tons of activities to do in the area from sailing to biking to taking romantic walks on the beach – so whatever your speed you are sure to find what you’re looking for.

#PanamaCityBeach honeymoons

Want to get started planning your Panama City Beach Wedding? Check out www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/weddings/ for more info.

Jessica Bishop Headshot

is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.