I just lately jetted out to Palm Coast, FL for an unique wedding ceremony showcase at Hammock Beach Resort aptly named, “ I Do with a View.” And it was a lot enjoyable! Sure, there have been nice views… but in addition a lot extra. Guys, this place is the actual deal. In simply three days, I (alongside with wedding ceremony planners and different media) received to expertise all Hammock Beach Resort has to supply for vacation spot wedding ceremony couples and their visitors.
We toured all their wedding ceremony venues, tasted meals and drinks, obtained pampered within the spa, performed round on the golf course and extra…all within the identify of analysis so I might report again to you! After spending three days immersed in every little thing this superb resort has to supply, I can inform you that I would completely advocate Hammock Beach on your vacation spot wedding ceremony. Right here’s a recap of my journey…
- 1 Resort Location and Lodging
- 2 Lodge Tent
- 3 Breakfast on the Ocean Bar Occasion Garden
- 4 Lunch at The Atlantic Grille
- 5 Ceremony on the Grand Occasion Garden and Atlantic Ballroom Reception
- 6 Brunch within the Courtyard
- 7 Golfing for Honeymooners
- 8 Bride-to-Be Magnificence Suite
- 9 Tour of the Conservatory Clubhouse
Resort Location and Lodging
First off, let’s speak location. I all the time wish to level out that when selecting your vacation spot – you may assume that a distant, unique seashore is for you… till you understand how troublesome it’s to journey there. And whereas the views from Hammock Beach might seem distant and unique, it’s truly situated solely 30 minutes from the Daytona Airport – it will make journey tremendous straightforward for you and your friends! That’s a main plus.
After my fast and painless journey in, I arrived on website and was stunned by simply how peaceable and delightful Hammock Beach was. The grounds instantly simply engulf you in lush greenery and recent salty breezes – then there’s the view. The expansive, sweeping views of the ocean will take your breath away… SO enjoyable. I instantly needed to seize a drink and lay in a hammock – no pun meant.
Earlier than discovering time to take a seashore nap, I checked out the suite I was staying in, which was lovely. It had a enjoyable sitting space, kitchenette, and a balcony with a nice ocean view. There are bigger suites on website –this resort was constructed for household gatherings and occasions like vacation spot weddings. Their bridal and family-friendly suites have a number of bedrooms, full kitchens, giant dwelling areas and all types of various views! Their room choices vary from 700 to 2,800 sq. ft!
Now that I noticed how candy the suites have been, it was time to take pleasure in some actions. The primary occasion they arrange was of their chiffon draped Lodge Tent which opened as much as the Lodge garden providing unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. That is my sort of venue as a result of I LOVE seashore weddings that aren’t truly on the sand. Better of each worlds in the event you ask me!
The Lodge Tent can also be good for rehearsal dinners and cocktail events. We began the festivities with some scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and drinks on the garden whereas we loved the gorgeous view and chatted about all of the methods a couple might maximize this area for his or her dream wedding ceremony. And let’s not even attempt to deny it – this was in Florida. So even in September, it was scorching out. However as a result of this garden is dealing with the ocean, it caught a beautiful mild breeze that stored us very snug.
After a few small bites and drinks, we headed into the tent to benefit from the full bar and tasting stations. There was the whole lot from recent seafood to a meat carving station, a scorching pasta station and salad bar. For the sake of sharing probably the most info potential, and within the identify of analysis, I tried every part that was obtainable to me. This resort is actually world class as a result of I’m not mendacity when I say there wasn’t a single dish I wouldn’t have once more – your friends will adore it.
And I was blown away by how tasteful and stylish the decor was – candlelight, succulents and a contact of bronze within the tablescapes made for a completely delicate however fairly vibe.
Breakfast on the Ocean Bar Occasion Garden
Most vacation spot weddings are a multi-day affair, so with the ability to spend a few days on website allowed me to expertise all of the totally different choices you’d have in case you tied the knot at Hammock Beach Resort. On day two, the morning after our elegant tasting within the Lodge Tent, we had breakfast on the Ocean Bar Occasion Garden which additionally gives, you guessed it, beautiful ocean views.
This venue is versatile in that it has loads of area to create your occasion nevertheless you’d prefer it. It’d be good for actually any sort of occasion: a group breakfast, a welcome reception, rehearsal dinner and even the ceremony and reception.
For our breakfast, they offered a scrumptious interactive meals station that included nitro-smoothies which was so enjoyable to observe.
Lunch at The Atlantic Grille
The subsequent venue we checked out was The Atlantic Grille. I liked every part about this restaurant– from the flooring to ceiling home windows that provide sweeping ocean views to the divine “shore to table” impressed dishes. It’s a public restaurant, so when you can’t reserve your complete venue on your ceremony or reception, they will shut off a part of it for a small, intimate dinner with lower than 16 friends. Good for small rehearsal dinners or particular goodbye brunches with your bridal celebration!
Ceremony on the Grand Occasion Garden and Atlantic Ballroom Reception
No wedding ceremony showcase can be full with out the primary occasion! The Hammock Beach Resort workforce arrange probably the most beautiful ceremony for us on their Grand Occasion Garden.
I beloved how distinctive and alluring the area was – it’s a lovely round garden surrounded by colourful landscapes and that inescapable beautiful ocean backdrop. And the focus of the area is the grand entryway. I’m completely a sucker for a grand entrance – and in the event you have been to emerge on prime of those stairs and make the lengthy descent right down to the aisle, you’d certainly flip heads.
Standing on prime of these stairs overlooking the beautiful ceremony area and ocean can be nothing in need of overwhelming, emotional and memorable. With the ability to have that second the place you possibly can take within the sight of everybody you’re keen on most as they await your arrival is absolutely particular. The dimensions of the area is spectacular, too. With a garden that may accommodate as much as 300 visitors, it’s good for a vacation spot wedding ceremony of any measurement.
So, should you’ve gotten to know me via DWD, you understand I’m not the most important fan of ballrooms however I actually beloved the newly renovated Atlantic Ballroom at Hammock Beach Resort. It’s the smaller of their two ballrooms, so it felt cozy and intimate… good for a romantic wedding ceremony reception. It has excessive ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, impartial colours, and mahogany moldings to create a formal, however snug setting that serves as a nice canvas so that you can usher in your distinctive wedding ceremony type and decor. You higher consider we ate, drank and danced our hearts out in that ballroom – it handed the check!
Brunch within the Courtyard
After simply a few days at Hammock Beach, I realized I might actually get used to waking as much as breakfast being made for me each morning. I was straight up spoiled inside two days. And after a night time of dancing, we undoubtedly labored up an urge for food. We have been handled to a southern fashion breakfast buffet within the Courtyard — a beautiful outside area situated proper within the middle of the resort.
I beloved the Courtyard and assume it will be preferrred for a welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, or brunch as a result of it’s proper in the midst of the resort and it’s shaded, so that you gained’t soften within the solar. There actually is one thing about being surrounded by flowers and greenery whereas having fun with a cocktail within the shade on a breezy day that makes for a good time. This was simply what we would have liked to start out our days off proper!
Golfing for Honeymooners
The subsequent expertise on the itinerary was a placing clinic led by a PGA Licensed Teacher on the lately restored Ocean Course. I’m not a huge golfer nevertheless it was so enjoyable to only spend time having some low-key enjoyable within the solar with my group! I undoubtedly advocate doing this whether or not or not you’re a golfer. A day on the golf course is a fantastic deal with on your bridal celebration, for friends who be a part of you for a few additional days on website, and even for simply the honeymooners to take pleasure in on their very own.
This golf course is beautiful and once more, that view follows you all over the place you go at this resort… so that you’ll get to take pleasure in that ocean view and breeze when you apply your swing.
Bride-to-Be Magnificence Suite
Okay, onto the great things, women. After constructing my tan a little on the golf course, we spent the afternoon in a type of large suites I talked about earlier. With three bedrooms and a couple of,800 sq. ft of area, I swear this suite appeared and felt extra like somebody’s residence – when can I transfer in? It was simply lovely and can be ultimate for the bridal get together to get their hair and make-up executed collectively on the morning of the large day. Let’s be trustworthy, the preparing celebration is usually simply as enjoyable as the marriage – getting pampered whereas consuming wine? Sure, please.
I was handled to the complete bridal expertise. Whereas having fun with small bites and a sangria bar ready by the resort’s culinary group, we have been all reworked into probably the most beautiful variations of ourselves by the hair stylists & make-up artists from The Hammock Beach Resort Spa. I’m the kind of one that is fairly hesitant to belief simply anybody with my hair and make-up, and I know a lot of brides face the identical dilemma, however I’m telling you this staff of stylists have been unimaginable! I didn’t even really feel like I had make-up on – it was simply me however with a little little bit of an enhancement. However for the women in my group who needed a extra dramatic look, they have been capable of pull it off flawlessly.
Tour of the Conservatory Clubhouse
Oh, I know you don’t need this publish to finish – identical to I didn’t need my journey to finish! I saved the easiest for final, although. We ended our venue tour on the Conservatory Clubhouse.
The venue as a entire is completely breathtaking. It’s like a fancy greenhouse combined with a fairytale ballroom. I liked the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling home windows and atrium that permit within the pure mild and introduced the Pure Florida Protect inside with us… all with the perks of an air-conditioned area.
And there’s a number of settings so you possibly can change it up all through the night time! The personal terrace and hearth pit off the eating room would make an extremely picturesque personal location for a cocktail reception between ceremony and reception. It accommodates as much as 100 visitors, making it the right personal spot for a smaller wedding ceremony.
I’m so grateful that I had the chance to go to Hammock Beach Resort and present you all they’ve to supply. This resort has any and every little thing you possibly can ever need or want out of a vacation spot wedding ceremony venue. Whenever you step onto their grounds you’re in for a world class expertise – the meals, the employees, the facilities, and that view have been all completely superb!