4 Top Wedding Destinations on Florida’s Space Coast…Plus Photography Tips to Get the Perfect Shot

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Florida’s Space Coast is one of many themed coasts around Florida famous for the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. It’s a really popular spot for tourists, especially around Christmas, but it’s also a great place to have a destination wedding.

4 Great Venues for Your Florida Space Coast Wedding

There are several out-of-this-world venues you have to check out, but no wedding destination is complete without great photos. Here are 4 great venues and 4 tips to get the perfect shot.

1. Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center is a one-of-a-kind destination that features past, present, and future space tech as a backdrop for your wedding day. You don’t have to be a space fanatic to see the appeal of sitting under a large rocket or gazing at the Rock Garden from the Conference Facility.

At the Visitor’s Complex, you’ll find a full-service kitchen with award-winning chefs that offer the most incredible world-class food service management on the planet. As the venue is operated by Delaware North, you’ll get to choose from a variety of menu options for your special event.

Tip: Displaying Your Space Coast Wedding Photos After the Event

Every part of this venue is photo-worthy, but have you considered where you’ll store your photos when the night is over? We recommend creating multiple wedding photo albums, one for your own use and some for your family. That way, you and your relatives can relive your special day.

2. The Indian River Queen

The Indian River Queen is a wonderful boat that allows you and your guests to enjoy the view of the sunset and beautiful shoreline. All weddings are customized exclusively for their clients, so no one ceremony is alike. All plans include food, beverages, service, and an event timeline.

Tip: Don’t Forget to Prepare for the Ocean Sunset Photos

Beaches, oceans, and seasides are some of the best locations to capture gorgeous sunset photos, so you don’t want to miss your chance. Make sure you’re prepared 25 minutes before sundown to take advantage of the golden hour and its rich, sunny tones on the crashing waves.

3. Brevard Zoo

If you’re a fan of animals, get married at the Brevard Zoo. Thanks to the park’s natural landscapes, you’ll be able to spend time with the lions, and tigers, and bears. But don’t worry, no wild animals will show up uninvited, so you’ll be able to have your ceremony in peace.

The Nyami Nyami River Lodge offers the perfect escape from the traditional wedding venue, so your first dance, toasts, and guests will get to experience more than the chapel. This venue offers ample space for your guests, air-conditioned comfort, and plenty of Floridian sunshine.

Tip: Wait Until Sundown to Take a “First Dance in the Moonlight” Photo

There’s nothing more romantic than experiencing your first dance while being bathed in the moonlight, but you need a great photographer and ample lighting for the perfect photo. Tell your photographer in advance that you want a night-time photo, or they may not bring the equipment! 

4. Up The Creek Farms

Up The Creek Farms is a romantic, rustic venue that caters to couples looking for a southern, coastal location. With eight secluded acres filled with winding paths, oak trees, old buildings, Spanish moss, and Weeping Willows, Up The Creek Farms offers plenty of photo opportunities.

Tip: Take plenty of Wedding Photos Near the Decklan House

The Decklan House is a 19th century home bathed in natural light. It’s a home that includes overnight lodging, a lounge area, outdoor porches, and a breathtaking view of the surrounding grounds. Take your photos in the morning, so you can get the most out of the sunlight.