Gulf State Park


Beach Wedding Ceremony
Beach Wedding Pictures for the Bride and Groom
Beach Wedding Photos Along the Shore
Beach Wedding Photos Rings in the Sand
Beach Pavilion Reception Preview
Wedding Reception at GSP Education Building

Celebrate your special day with Gulf State Park!


We offer a variety of locations to host your wedding and reception in the park. View these event facilities and their availability calendars:


Beach Pavilion - Enjoy a beachfront location at an outdoor space ideal for hosting larger wedding parties with a beautiful view!

Activities Center - This lakeside venue is a great spot for large celebrations and gatherings!  Located in the campground with a view of Middle Lake, this facility includes tables, chairs and a spacious lawn. It is the perfect choice for receptions, family reunions, parties, and more!

Amphitheater - Looking for an outdoor event venue that's near the beach, but without all the sand? Then the amphitheater is the perfect choice! 

Education Building - Right next to our outdoor Amphitheater, this facility includes the use of tables, chairs, and a beautiful covered deck. It makes the perfect location for an intimate wedding reception.



Look through the Gulf State Park Wedding Guide 2022 to view permit requirements, beach access points, and other services. 


Please review the Gulf State Park Wedding Vendors to see all of the options you have for wedding vendors (photographers, flourists, caterers, etc).



Beach Wedding Permitted Locations


Are you dreaming of a gorgeous wedding on the beach with the Gulf of Mexico as your backdrop? Gulf State Park has several locations that are approved to host beach weddings. Please note that you must have a Wedding Permit (which is separate from a marriage license) purchased from the Park in order to hold your ceremony at one of these locations. The map below displays the four location access points: Beach Pavilion, Romar Beach, Cotton Bayou, and Alabama Point East.



Gulf State Park Beach Wedding Locations


Each Beach Wedding Permitted Location has a wedding site fee. If you hire a wedding planner, the cost of the fee will be covered by your wedding planner. If you do not hire a wedding planner, then you will pay the wedding site fee to Gulf State Park. Each location has the following fee:


Beach Pavilion Boardwalk #1: $200.00

Romar Beach: $250.00

Cotton Bayou: $600.00

AL Point East Boardwalk #3: $600.00


Required Documents: 

Beach Pavilion - View the required documents on the Beach Pavilion Information page

Alabama Point - Reservation and Rental Guidelines, Location Site Agreement, Release and Indemnity Agreement

Cotton Bayou - Reservation and Rental Guidelines, Location Site Agreement, Release and Indemnity Agreement

Romar Beach Access - Reservation and Rental Guidelines, Location Site Agreement, Release and Indemnity Agreement



Our event planner is available everyday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to guide you through the rental process.

(251) 948-7275 Ext. 62101