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Wedding in Port Aransas, Texas

Dreaming of a beach wedding? The intimate vibe of Port Aransas, nestled on the northern tip of Mustang Island is the perfect spot to consider. With the beach, a resort to fit your style and a good selection of churches youʼll most likely find all the wedding support you need right in Port Aransas. If you donʼt Corpus Christi is a short drive away.

From the time that they are old enough to be aware of such things, most girls (and many a woman) has spent time planning the perfect wedding in their heads. A popular location for such a fantasy wedding is the beach. With waves tumbling gently onto the shore, the caress of a gentle breeze to rustle your dress and the warm touch of the sun, a beach wedding can fulfill the dream of a perfect wedding. Port Aransas, or Port A as it is affectionately known by everyone who has spent time there offers nearly all the services one could need to plan their wedding. From large, first class luxury resorts to small, personal venues there is a place for every one to hold their wedding in Port A.

Venues

Port Royal Resort is perhaps the largest of the potential venues in Port Aransas. It is a luxury resort. Port Royal has beach access, large banquet rooms, event planning staff and onsite catering. Port Royal also has more than enough rooms to host all the wedding guests with the facilities to keep them fed and entertained.

Other luxury resorts include The Sandpiper, The Seagull, and the Aransas Princess. All of the condominium resorts offer a variety of onsite facilities and amenities. They each offer beach access and on site conference rooms. Some of these resorts offer conference room kitchen facilities but catering services must be booked off site.

Port Aransas has numerous smaller, high quality condominium resorts. These resorts vary in size from high rise condominium complexes like the Mustang Towers and The Sandcastle to the Mayan Princess a three story resort that hugs a pool and over looks the gulf. Facilities vary greatly at each of these resorts but they all offer beach access and have all the rooms and amenities one may want for guests.

If the formality of a condominium resort is not the thing then try one of the many smaller wedding venues in or near Port Aransas. The Tarpon Inn in downtown Port A has the ability to host the perfect small wedding. The Tarpon in has an on site restaurant and rooms for the wedding party and guests. Island Moorings Yacht Club can host both the ceremony and the reception with its own restaurant. Go over the ferry and 3 miles down the causeway to find the Mansion by the Sea. This privately run home and resort offers room for up to 250 guests on their deck overlooking the bay. Six private bedrooms can
host the wedding party only minutes away from any guests staying in Port Aransas. Consider hosting guests in one of the bed and breakfast offerings in Port A.

If a Beach wedding is a little too tame why not have the wedding on a boat. By necessity, boat weddings are intimate affairs but they can be the perfect place for the water lovers to start a life together. The Whooping Crane Tours people offer room for up to 30 people on The Skimmer. The Caliente, a 43ʼ Viking cruiser, can be booked through The Texas Charter fleet. In addition some of the sailboat captains associated with the Texas Charter Fleet may offer charters for weddings.

Services

Every wedding needs a cake and flowers and Bundyʼs in Port A can meet both of those needs. From cakes for a few to cakes for many, Bundyʼs can meed the needs of all the guests who come. In addition the bakery, Bundyʼs offers a full service florist.

If the idea of planning a wedding long distance feels daunting then a local wedding planner may be just the thing. PortA Weddings is a full service planner that offers a wide range of packages for all budgets from beach to boat and everything in between. Other planners may be found in the Corpus Christi area.

Churches

Although Port Aransas is a tiny town, there are many churches located here. From the small Baptist church to the larger Catholic church there is likely to be a church for everyone. Denominations with congregations in Port Aransas are the Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Church of Christ and non-denominational. For those who do not belong to one of these denominations or who seek officiants for other faiths, Corpus Christi offers a wide choice of congregations and faiths.

A popular site for an intimate beach wedding is the Chapel on the Dunes. Chapel on the Dunes is the oldest consecrated church on the island. Built in the 1930s by Aline Carter it still stands, a small white building in the dunes.

Insurance

Since weather is a fickle thing and can, even with excellent technology, be hard to predict, wedding insurance is advisable. Wedding insurance is designed to cover unexpected events like a postponement due to bad weather, illness, or injury. Wedding insurance will cover other issues as well. The cost of the coverage will depend on the type of protection. Most venues will have their own insurance to address issues that may happen on site. Venue insurance will not cover the cost of postponement or accidents that happen off site.

Port Aransas is the perfect destination to choose for your beach or boat wedding. Nearly everything needed to plan a wedding, from hotels to catering, from entertainment to the planner can be found in Port Aransas. Pick Port Aransas to host your beach wedding.


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