One of the very best things about the South, in my opinion, is that you can find practically any type of landscape you can imagine, from forests, to fields, to mountains, to beaches. We’re focusing on the latter today, because as the temperatures drop, the beach sure sounds lovely! For a bride dreaming of a destination wedding by the water, there’s no need to jet off to a foreign country–Virginia Beach offers beautiful beaches right here in the South that create a destination feel without the headache of long-distance travel. Allow me to tell you a little more about this special corner of the South!
Thanks to the moderate temperatures throughout the year, Virginia Beach brides aren’t restricted to summer months–outdoor weddings are just as common in the spring and fall. Once you’ve settled on Virginia Beach for your celebration, there are three different beaches to choose from: Chesapeake Bay Beach, Resort Beach, and Sandbridge Beach. While they all offer the opportunity for the ceremonies in the sand and ocean views that many beachy couples dream of, they also have a few distinct offerings that you can weigh depending on your personalities and the style of wedding you’re planning. For easy reference, here’s a little comparison chart we whipped up:
Along with the obvious oceanfront space, Virginia Beach is also home to a handful of distinct venues. Even if a beach wedding isn’t for you, I love that you can create the opportunity for your beloved guests to enjoy a vacation weekend, while still hosting a wedding that fits your style to a tee. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Church Point Manor Bed and Breakfast, and First Landing State Park are a few of my favorites–they’re all so different!
Have you ever been to Virginia Beach? What was your favorite thing about it? We’d love to hear!
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