Best Wedding Venue in Destin Florida | SOLARIS Yacht

Why the SOLARIS Yacht has been voted the Best Destin Weddding Venue for 9 consecutive years

 
best destin wedding event venues_ecm 2017For the 9th year in a row, the SOLARIS Yacht has been voted the Best Wedding Venue in Destin Florida by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. This is a coveted award based on the community’s opinion, making it an even bigger honor for our wedding planners.
 
Here are our top reasons why our wedding planners think the SOLARIS Yacht is the Best Destin Florida Wedding Venue:
 
Unforgettable Experience: How often do you get to go on a 125′ yacht, less alone get married on one? The SOLARIS offers a truly unique experience with a majestic and romantic venue. Imagine saying your vows on the open air sky deck as sunset with absolute privacy on the open waters.
 
The Views: Why settle for one view when you and your guests can have unlimited views on the SOLARIS yacht? The open air sky deck and panoramic windows offer unobstructed views of the vibrant sunset as well as the landscapes of the beautiful Destin area and the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
 
The Location: Nothing is more convenient and stress free for you and your guests than hosting your wedding and reception at the exact same location. Speaking of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the SOLARIS is conveniently located at this all-inclusive resort. After your Destin Florida wedding and reception, your guests can stay on property and enjoy resort-wide transportation, entertainment and shopping amenities.
 
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The Yacht Venue: The SOLARIS yacht offers 5,200 square feet of flexible space. You can choose one deck or all three and our Destin wedding planners will transform the space into your dream wedding and reception. Take a virtual tour here.
 
All-Inclusive Value Packages: Did you know that our wedding planning services are included in all our Destin wedding packages? We offer an all-inclusive experience, offering decor, catering, floral and rental services for your wedding as well as recommendations for live music and more. We offer flexible pricing for semi-private or private weddings for any size group.
 
In addition to this honorable award, our wedding planners and the SOLARIS yacht have been the recipient of the Knot’s Best of Weddings award for 8 consecutive years as well as The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and WeddingWire awards. Contact us today about planning the wedding of your dreams.

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Destin Florida Weddings | Celebrating Alex + Carrie

Destin Florida Weddings | Alex + Carrie Said I DO!!!

 
Our wedding planners were thrilled to plan Alex and Carrie’s wedding and reception in Destin Florida aboard the SOLARIS yacht. They chose the convenient Destin wedding package that conveniently hosted both their wedding and reception in the same venue. The magical day began in the private bridal suite on the SOLARIS yacht, where Carrie’s bridesmaids helped her into her stunning dress and put on the finishing touches before meeting her groom on the sky deck. Meanwhile, the SOLARIS wedding planners were all hands on deck with making flower arrangements, decorating and making sure everything was perfect.
 
After exchanging their romantic nuptials on the sky deck, Alex and Carrie sealed their marriage with a kiss. Mr. and Mrs. Aydell took family pictures on the sky deck and then everyone enjoyed cocktails and food catered by the SOLARIS chefs. The celebration continued on the sky deck where they did the garter and bouquet toss. There is always the possibility of a first on the SOLARIS yacht and that also happened, as one of the guests did a flip on the sky deck.
 
We all FLIPPED over Alex and Carrie’s wedding. Congrats to the Aydells.
 

Destin Weddings | Lauren & Brian June 2017

These lovebirds said I DO to a romantic Destin beach wedding followed by a SOLARIS yacht reception next month. The only thing more romantic than that is their love story – congrats you two!

Our story began in the fall of 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lauren was a student at LSU and Brian, who lived about an hour away, attended SLU. While out with mutual friends*, Lauren was tagged in a photo that crossed Brian’s Facebook page. When he inquired about her, he was then encouraged to come out with them that night to a haunted house. From the minute they met, there was instant chemistry. A ride to a local bar following the haunted house turned into a dance party to the Backstreet Boys in the back seat and it was at that moment that Lauren knew Brian was the one.
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They spent several months together but never made their relationship official and eventually they both moved on. Brian graduated college and applied for the police academy where he became an officer in the city of Kenner. Lauren moved home with the intent of moving to Oklahoma with her family and finishing her degree. But as luck would have it, their paths crossed again.

In the summer of 2014, at a get together on the beach, Lauren casually brought up Brian’s name to those same mutual friends*; who didn’t hold back in getting her in contact with him. They texted back and forth for several weeks and eventually agreed to meet up one weekend. She drove three hours to see him for their second “first date”. He took her to the aquarium to see her very favorite animal – sea turtles. They walked around the Riverwalk, they ate some Mexican food, and by Sunday, they parted ways. The following weekend, he made the three hour trek to see her. They spent the day out on a boat with friends, and went to a country concert. It was from then on, that they decided to make it work.

After 9 months of long distance dating, instead of moving to Oklahoma with her family, Lauren moved to New Orleans to be with Brian.

2 years and 39 days later, Brian tells Lauren that there is a potluck at his dad’s house and that they are making spinach dip for the party. They go about their day – buy a new car, grocery shop, watch a movie – and with a little prompting from Brian to wear jeans instead of leggings, they finish getting ready and head to the potluck. They pull up to a full driveway, park and walk inside. Lauren doesn’t even notice Brian walking into the living room with the dip in his hands and she also doesn’t understand why his dad and step-mom are looking at her like she grew a second head…until she walked in the living room.

The lights flip on and everyone shouts “Happy Birthday!”

She was in complete shock as her birthday wasn’t for another 10 days! But then she laid eyes on her parents. Whatever was in her hands fell to the floor as she walked to her dad, bawling her eyes out. She had never been so surprised in her life. Once the initial shock wore off, the eating and drinking commenced. About an hour later, Brian called for Lauren to come into the living room to open presents. After opening a couple of sweet gifts from family and friends, Brian thanked his dad for hosting the party and for her parents flying down to be with Lauren on her special day. It was at that moment, Lauren realized what was going on. Brian pulled a box from his back pocket and turned to her, his face the reddest it has ever been, got down on one knee and asked her to spend forever with him.

She was silent.
It was when he tried to fill the silence that she asked him if he was serious. When he said yes, so did she. Everyone around them cried, including Lauren when she saw the most perfect wedding band set. He did good.

He then surprised her with what ends up being their honeymoon. a 10 day trip: 3 days in Barcelona, followed by a 7 day cruise through Italy, France and Spain in October. He did really good.

Lauren and Brian are happy as ever. They just recently moved into their first home, where they are enjoying their engagement and learning to live with one another. They are so excited and blessed to do this adventure called life together and they are thrilled that you all will be apart of it!

This is going to be a FUN Destin wedding and reception. Our wedding planners can’t wait! #KeepingUpWithTheKahrs