Conference/Event Services Links

Conference Contact

Dan Martin           E-mail

Director of Sales & Marketing

(800) 431-9281 or

(850) 654-1425 ext. 506

The Resorts of Pelican Beach - Weddings & Receptions Policies

The following are general policies regarding weddings/receptions at the Resorts of Pelican Beach. Please inquire if you desire further explanation of any of the policies.


  • Inquiries concerning wedding events should be directed to the group sales office. The sales office can assist you with your accommodations reservations code, recommendations for the beach wedding and officiate, event permits, reception coordination and locations, and food & beverage services. Beach wedding guests are required to purchase an “Event Permit” to utilize the beach for weddings. Permits are $150.00 and billed to your accommodations reservation. Please provide your Pelican Beach Management confirmation number to secure your permit.
  • The minimum guests for indoor receptions are fifty. The gratuity is 20% & 6% sales tax. According to our liquor license, the bar service must be provided exclusively by the resort.
  • Self catered and private receptions are not permitted on beach, pool and sun decks.
  • Local guest parking is restricted to the upper parking deck. 
  • The Resorts of Pelican Beach cannot guarantee the use of an indoor facility in the case of inclement weather.
  • Please note, all outdoor events must conclude by 9:00pm to meet resort quiet enjoyment policies.
  • Event tents are allowed in designated areas and must be contracted through the resort.
  • The maximum is 130 people for indoor seated receptions. Larger groups may be accommodated with the use of event tents, connected to the conference center and located on the upper parking deck.
  • Receptions and parties are not allowed in accommodation areas and the resort's policy for maximum guest occupancy is enforced.
  • Decorating of automobiles is restricted to designated areas.
  • All beach wedding set-up equipment may be set up after the beach service breaks down and coordinated with the beach attendant (usually after 5:30pm). All equipment must be removed at the close of the ceremony.
  • Glass is not permitted on the beach or pool areas in accordance with County ordinances.
  • The reception room fee is $2,000.00. An accommodations incentive is offered. A credit is deducted from your final invoice of $100.00 for each accommodation reserved through Pelican Beach Management up to fifteen units. All rentals must be for a minimum of three nights to qualify for the reception room incentive and must be rented exclusively through the on-site management company, Pelican Beach Management, Inc. ( or by calling 800 431 9281 and providing your reservation code.
  • A non-refundable deposit is required for receptions and beach weddings. The Reception Deposit is $1,500.00 / The Event Permit is $150.00 / a combination of $1,650.00. Your ceremony date and time is interred on the resort calendar when the deposit is received.
  • Full payment of anticipated charges should be made 14 days in advance of the event, when the final guests count is approved. Based on the service selection for bar service, a credit card must secure this account.
  • All equipment rentals (i.e. Champagne fountains, dance floor, white, padded, folding chairs, etc.) must be discussed with your coordinator as many options exist.
  • Wedding Cake and floral services are permitted through outside vendors.
  • Bands are allowed on individual approval only.
  • All equipment rentals (i.e. Champagne fountains, dance floor, white, padded, folding chairs, etc.) must be discussed with your coordinator as many options exist.