Weddings in Destin FL | Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Say I Do With a View

Overlooking the Pristine Destin Harbor and Emerald Green Waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Our Venue Promises Unforgettable Moments and Unparalleled Elegance on Your Special Day.

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CRYSTAL YEABOWER
Sales & Catering
Office: (850) 424-0622
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Grande Style

While the centerpiece of our catering is the exquisite settings, superb menus and unmatched waterfront views, our services extend to every aspect of your event.  Our Team is delighted to customize any aspect of your special day to make the first day of the rest of your life Grande.

 

One venue, endless possibilities

Meet and Greets

Welcome Receptions

Farewell Brunch

Spa Services

Sunset Yacht Cruises

HarborWalk Afterparties

Captain's Deck

“Experience stunning Gulf views from the Captain’s Deck, perched above the Destin Harbor. Enjoy a pristine beach ambiance without the sand, creating the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable wedding day.”

Accommodates: 180 Guests

Emerald Grande Beach

“Say ‘I do’ on our private Emerald Grande beach, accessible by a scenic catamaran cruise. Surrounded by pristine white sands and the sparkling Gulf waters, this secluded venue offers a romantic backdrop for your dream beach wedding.”

Accommodates: 50 guests

Sunset Deck

“The Sunset Deck, one of our premier wedding venues, boasts panoramic views of the Gulf, offering unparalleled sunset vistas. Elevate your special day with the breathtaking beauty and romantic ambiance of this unique setting.”

Accommodates: 75 guests

HarborView Room

“Experience stunning Gulf views through floor-to-ceiling windows in this contemporary venue. With dual levels, a luxurious lounge bar, and an outdoor patio, it fosters a vibrant and social atmosphere for all guests to enjoy.”

Accommodates: 130 guests

Grande Ballroom

“Elevate your wedding reception in the Grande Ballroom, boasting customizable floor plans and picturesque views of Destin Harbor and East Pass. With its elegant ambiance and versatile layout, it sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration of your love.”

Accommodates: 180 guests

The Yacht

“Embark on everlasting memories aboard the Emerald Grande Yacht. Elevate proposals, welcome parties, and sunset wedding cruises as you glide across the shimmering waters of the Gulf.”

Accommodates: 25 Guests

Coordination Services

“Let us make the first day of the rest of your life Grande with our on-site coordination services. Our expert teams will provide you with a step by step guide to planning your special day, provide vendor management including a list of preferred vendors, and will create a “worry-free” wedding day by handling the timeline, organization, and flow.

Catering Services

Our catering team offers a full range of catering options including Hors d’ Oeuvres, Chef Attended Stations, Buffets, or Plated Dinners. The catering team will craft the perfect menu for your special day. Evening Receptions, Brunch, Cocktail Menus, and Lunches available.

Coordination Services

Simplify your wedding planning with our expert coordination service. Let our dedicated team handle every detail, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable celebration.

Award Winning Catering

Indulge in culinary excellence with our award-winning catering team. Elevate your event with exquisite dishes crafted with passion, creativity, and attention to detail.

Fireworks

End Your Celebration with a Grande Send Off with Fireworks Over Destin Harbor. Check Our Calendar for Scheduled Shows or Inquire for Rates to Arrange Your Own Display.

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Luxury accommodations for your wedding weekend and beyond

Enjoy Our Luxurious Accommodations, Perfect for You and All of Your Guests. Our Elegantly Appointed Rooms Provide Unparalleled Comfort and Relaxation. Special Accommodation Rates Exclusively Available for Confirmed Weddings at Emerald Grande.

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What Our Guests
Are Saying

The room was clean my view was nice & you do not have to leave the property to enjoy yourself. Harry Ts & Margaritaville have awesome food and drinks. And you can zip line, eat from food trucks, buy souvenirs & even get a massage all in one place. I will most definitely be staying there again.

Nydra J.

We just had our daughter’s wedding here last weekend. Emily and her assistant Taylor took care of everything! They made sure everything was taken care of and we didn’t have to worry about anything. They even decorate the tables for the reception! Thank you, guys, so much for making this special day go so smooth.

Annette M.

Came to Destin for family vacation. Couldn’t be happier with our condo, the service of the people here, great atmosphere all around. The food is absolutely amazing. The staff was great. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

Hope H.

It is a very nice place. They have many restaurants or bar. We enjoyed it. The view is awesome.

Claudia P.

The service and rooms are very awesome and beautiful. You will not be disappointed that is for sure.

Crystal R.

Weddings Blog

The Grande Reveal

The Grande Reveal

The time is here is unveil our new Grande Ballroom! On Thursday, March 31st Emerald Grande hosted the Grande Showcase to celebrate the completed ballroom renovations.

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Tips for Planning a Memorable Day

Tips for Planning a Memorable Day

This month our Director of Catering Sales, Emily Buckley is sharing with us her top 3 tips on how to make your wedding day memorable! Emily Buckley was voted as Best Event Planner in Destin through VIP Destin Magazine’s Reader Choice Awards 2022. Read more to get all the scoop.

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New Year, New Ballroom

New Year, New Ballroom

It’s an exciting new year for our Emerald Grande Wedding Team. We are thrilled to announce that the Emerald Grande Ballroom is getting a facelift!

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Wedding Questions

What makes weddings at Emerald Grande in Harborwalk Village unique?

Guests can come here and never leave our property. We have a full-service spa with a fitness center, charter fishing trips, watersports, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, weekly events at HarborWalk Village, fully equipped kitchens in every residence, and above all, the friendliest staff that will bend over backwards to make sure that every guest has a memorable experience. Our goal is to be your home away from home. We want you to kick back and relax. We can achieve that by providing everything on our property that you would need.

What venues do you offer for a ceremony?

Captains Deck: Up To 180 Guests

Sunset Deck: Up To 75 Guests

Private Beach: Up To 50 Guests

What venues do you offer for a reception?

HarborView Room: Up to 125 Guests

Grande Ballroom: Up to 180 Guests

Captain’s Deck: Up To 180 Guests

Sunset Deck: Up To 75 Guests

Sunset Terrace: Up To 40 Guests

What does the venue fee include and for how long?

The Venue Facility Fee includes:

  • Staffing & 1 Bartender
  • Glassware & China
  • Chairs & Tables
  • Linen & Napkins
  • Dance Floor
  • Rain Back-Up Plan
  • Cake Cutting Services
  • Rehearsal The Day Before
  • Complimentary Parking

For a Ceremony & Reception, venues are rented for 5 Hours which includes:

  • 30 Minutes for the Ceremony,
  • 1 Hour for Cocktail Hour
  •  3.5 Hours for Reception

Additional hours are available for $500 per hour. Outdoor receptions must conclude by 10:00PM.

Is there a rain back up venue?

All outside venues booked will have an indoor venue available in case of rain or inclement weather.

The rain back up venue will be what is available on the calendar unless a specific venue is paid and reserved for in advance.

More questions?

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