Southern charm meets coastal whimsy to set the perfect backdrop for a fairy-tale wedding on Jekyll Island. From the live oaks draped in Spanish moss to the dazzling seaside sunsets and picturesque historic venues, Jekyll Island is the ideal place to say “I Do.”

Every year, hundreds of couples choose Jekyll Island as the backdrop for their Big Day. With an endless array of beauty and storybook-style features, it’s easy to understand why so many weddings are held on Jekyll.

A seven-mile trip across a marsh hemmed causeway leads you away from the everyday pace of life to Jekyll Island. For decades, couples have launched their lives together set to the backdrop of the Island’s keenly preserved Historic District and on its serene romantic beaches.

Jekyll’s timeless wonders, in harmony with modern amenities, unfold gently, gracefully and completely. From historic hotels to oceanfront beach resorts, you will find accommodations for every taste, budget and tempo. Beach, chapel, and garden weddings– Jekyll Island offers it all. We invite you to allow us to be a part of your history, as you become part of ours.


Wedding Resources


Weddings take more than a dress and a cake. There are list after list of details that go along with planning the perfect day. Jekyll Island vendors can provide couples every need and want at their whimsy. From the marriage license and bridal shops to musicians and photographers, we have a complete line-up of suggested vendors to help you plan your dream destination wedding. Learn more

Wedding Sites


Couple can celebrate their nuptials in any range of styles on Jekyll. Whether looking for an intimate, beachfront ceremony or a grand, elegant historic backdrop, Jekyll Island has a wide range of charming, enchanted spots perfect for your perfect day. Learn more

Wedding cake


From a triple-tiered cake to a low country boil, Jekyll Island’s diverse selection of chef and catering options are designed to fit any need and budget, for both pre-wedding receptions and after you say the vows. Learn more


When the vows are said and the rice is thrown, couples flock to Jekyll Island to celebrate their new stage in life. A honeymoon on Jekyll Island is such a unique and memorable affair, you’ll want to come back to celebrate your anniversaries! Learn more

Villas by the Sea


Jekyll Island offers seven hotels, suites and villas, as well as a sprawling campground and rental cottages, to provide ideal accommodations for weddings of any size and price range. Our properties island-wide are always willing to work with wedding parties and wedding planners to ensure the needs of the happy couple, their family and friends, are completely satisfied. Learn more

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What styles of wedding sites are available?

A: We offer a wide variety of wedding sites, including Faith Chapel, ocean-front beaches, lawns on the Historic District, marsh-front wharfs, and more.


Q: Does it cost anything to get married on the beach, and do I need permits?

A: No reservations or permits are required for beach weddings. But please make sure to check the tide charts! Jekyll Island experiences a nine-foot high tide, so an area of the beach that may look beautiful at low tide may be completely underwater at high tide.


Q: Where can we have our rehearsal dinner and reception?

A: Jekyll Island offers several reception and rehearsal dinner locations. Contact your hotel sales person for further information.


Q: Do you offer rental tuxedos and wedding dress pressing?>br>

A: Yes. Several local tuxedo rental stores can handle your needs, along with pressing your wedding dress.


Q: Can you provide a list of religious leaders or Justice of the Peace officers to oversee the ceremony?

A: Yes. We can assist you in finding a local minister, Rabbi, Justice of the Peace or other religious leader for your ceremony.


Q: Are there florists, caterers and wedding planners available for our Jekyll Island wedding?

A: Yes. Our suggested partners offer just about anything you need to host the perfect wedding.


Q: Any extras?

A: We can also assist you with invitations, historic car and Red Bug electric car rentals, wedding license information, video and photography services, tent rental, and spa treatments, as well manicures and stylists, wedding coordinators, A/V services, golf packages and more. Here on Jekyll Island, we aim to please and have the resources you need to make your perfect day just that.

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