Panama City Beach, FL., January 20, 2012 – With the picture-perfect scenery of an aisle made of sugar-white sand and emerald green waters as the backdrop, Panama City Beach is quickly becoming a popular wedding destination for duos planning their big day. Couples note the coastal community’s warm hospitality, taste-tempting cuisine and abundance of attractions and activities as top reasons to wed in the REAL.FUN.BEACH town.
With dozens of venues ranging from the secluded Shell Island to grand lawns adorned with oak trees and gazebos, Panama City Beach provides a host of bridal locations to reflect each couple’s style. Nestled within a 1,100-acre wildlife preserve and overlooking the beautiful St. Andrew Bay, Wyndham Bay Point Resort offers a lush setting paired with first-class amenities. At Carillon Beach, majestic palm trees line the Resort Green located on the shores of Lake Carillon, a 13-acre lake abundant with blue herons. The Boardwalk Beach Resort is located right on the Gulf of Mexico and offers elegant spaces that can accommodate up to 1,000 weddings guests. Couples who are young at heart can plan their nuptials in front of the nostalgic 1975 Ferris wheel or 1964 carousel at Miracle Strip at Pier Park. Additionally, at St. Andrews State Park rolling white sand dunes separated by pinewoods and marshes provide a naturally private setting.
Couples can personalize their reception with the assistance of the destination’s many bridal purveyors. Event professionals in Panama City Beach have years of know-how on finding customized wedding accoutrements and utilizing local elements such as palm fronds or driftwood. Local fare is easily incorporated into destination weddings in Panama City Beach. Menus are crafted using the freshest Gulf seafood, local beverages including wine from SeaBreeze Winery and award-winning wedding cakes from bakeries such as Fatty Patty’s Cakes & Café.
Wedding guests will have a host of activities and events to enjoy while they are at the beach. Water-lovers can choose from stand-up paddle boarding, fishing charters and kayaking tours in the pristine Gulf of Mexico. On land, outdoor enthusiasts can explore the new Conservation Park, golf aficionados can choose from several championship golf courses, and those seeking a little R&R can book a massage at one of the area’s world-class spas.
Panama City Beach is easily accessed through the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). Daily non-stop flights are available to Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, Orlando and Atlanta. Additionally, the destination is within a six-hour drive to major Southeastern cities including Birmingham, New Orleans and others.
About Panama City Beach:
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. Panama City Beach recently opened the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, offering non-stop flights on Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines. For more information, call 1-800-PCBEACH (850-233-6503) or visit the official Web site of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. You can now follow us on Twitter @PCBeach to receive up the minute news and details on special offers and deals.
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