Virginia Beach Oceanfront Weddings

Many couples who get swept away in the natural beauty of Virginia Beach return later to tie the knot. Having a ceremony on the beach is a memorable experience and a beautiful way to start a new life together. Here are some tips to help you get started!

Location: There’s now a policy that allows couples to rent a space on the beach for their ceremony. The policy requires a permit if the couple is expecting more than 150 guests but is optional for small ceremonies.

Attire for her: The beauty of a beach wedding is that brides don’t have to buy an extravagant, heavy dress with a full-length train. Instead, they can opt for something light and flowy.

Attire for him: No groom should suffer in the hot sun while wearing a black suit. Guys can dress down in linen or cotton in shades of tan, grey or white.

Cake: There are many fabulous bakeries in the area, and since beach weddings are so popular, most are accustomed to creating coastal cakes complete with seashells, edible sand and Adirondack chairs.

Décor: The Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel offers decorations such as bamboo arches, custom-made floral headers, shell strands, seashell art and paths.

To Beach or Not to Beach?
How do you know if a beach wedding is right for you? Here are some tips from Beach Weddings Virginia to help you decide if a sandy ceremony is in your future.

•  Couples considering this type of ceremony should be free spirited and relaxed.

•  Brides shouldn’t be bothered by the little things—like getting the hem of their wedding gown wet or sandy.

•  Couples should enjoy feeling the surf tugging at their toes and the music of waves crashing against the shore.

Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel specializes in destination beach weddings, elopement packages and classic wedding packages. Visit to read exclusive advice for getting married on the beach, as well as which location is right for you.