Gulf State Park is the perfect place for your beach wedding! With miles of white sand beaches in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Gulf State Park offers the ideal beach front sunset wedding location.

Beach Wedding Permits
A permit is required for anyone having their wedding at one of Gulf State Park's public beach access points. We ask that permits be purchased at least one week in advance when possible. For private beach locations (in front of condos, hotels, businesses, etc), please contact the property owner for individual permit requirements.  Please click here for detailed information about Beach Wedding Permit  including photos and listing of beach access points

Reception/Rental Facilities at Gulf State Park  

We have several facilities at Gulf State Park to accomadate your reception, event and meeting. 

Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion

The Beach Pavilion is the perfect venue for group outings, family reunions, beach parties, sunset weddings, and more! Rental options are available 7 days a week (except major holiday weekends to include July 4th, Labor Day, and Memorial Day). Rates vary depending on season. 

Please click here for pricing and additional information about reserving the Beach Pavilion.

Gulf State Park Amphitheatre 

Looking for an outdoor event venue that's near the beach, but without all the sand? Look no further! Our Amphitheater is located right next to our Education Building and makes the perfect location for a Sunday service or wedding ceremony. 

Please click here for pricing and additional information about reserving the Amphitheatre.

Gulf State Park Activities Building 

Our Activities Building is the perfect place to host an all-day event that won't break the bank! This open facility features indoor restrooms, a beautiful fireplace, convenient kitchen, and includes the use of tables and chairs. Contact us to rent it for your family reunion, wedding reception, class, or meeting! 

Please click here for pricing and additional information about reserving the Activities Building.

Gulf State Park Education Building 

Check out our newest rental facility, the Education Building! This gorgeous venue is right next to our outdoor Amphitheater and includes the use of tables, chairs, and a beautiful covered deck. It makes the perfect location for an intimate wedding reception or corporate meeting.

Please click here for pricing and additional information about reserving the Education Building. 

Gulf State Park Picnic Pavilions 

The Picnic Area includes a swimming area on Lake Shelby, several charcoal grills, public restrooms, picnic tables, and two covered pavilions. The pavilions are perfect for small group outings, family reunions, birthday parties, and more. 

Please click here for pricing and additional information about reserving one of the Picnic Area Pavilions.

 

 

Gulf State Park Online Wedding/Event Planner    

Are you planning a wedding and need assistance finding the perfect wedding planner, photographer,officiant, caterering company, bakery, florist, DJ and sound equipment, and all types rentals to make your day perfect?  Click here to access our Gulf State Park Online Wedding/Event Planner

 

 

 

Additional Resources
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Wedding Permit Information

Beach Access Points Map

Beach Pavilion Boardwalk Access Points

Approved photographers

 

 

To obtain a wedding permit, please contact:
Rhonda Taulbee
Special Events Manager
(251) 948-7275 x2128
GulfEvents.StatePark@DCNR.Alabama.gov