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Destin Wedding - rehearsal dinner spot

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by aubratgyrl, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. aubratgyrl

    aubratgyrl Beach Crab

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    Hi everyone,

    we are getting married the 4th of July weekend in Destin on the beach. Do any of you guys who are local have any advise? We have a wedding company, we are booked at a local condo, have condos booked for family coming in from PA, have family coming from MO, and south Bama. It isnt going to be a formal thing, but what we do want is something special. We aren't having a reception, but thought we would all go to dinner after the wedding, any ideas for where? Somewhere that would hold a table for say 12 to 16 possibly a few more. I also need a reasonably priced florist to handle my bouquet and the grooms bout. if he even wears one. Any input would be so appreciated. We love Destin, he proposed to me in Destin almost 3 years ago on Labor Day weekend, so it was only fitting we marry there on the same sand.

    Dana
     
  2. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Don't do it!!!
     
  3. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Re: Destin Wedding

    :floor:
     
  4. aubratgyrl

    aubratgyrl Beach Crab

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    Re: Destin Wedding

    Don't get married?
     
  5. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    Re: Destin Wedding

    :floor: :blink:
     
  6. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    I went to a rehearsal dinner at Flamingo Cafe a few years ago and it was very nice. It is right on the harbor. Though I heard they might be closing I don't know when or if.
    Located on Hwy. 98 E., directly on Destin Harbor, 837-0961Destin's premier restaurant of style. This "must do" restaurant showcases unequaled cuisine featuring the freshest seafood, choicest beef, veal and lamb and exotic evening creations by Chef de Cuisine Andi bell and Executive Chef Jim Richard. Enjoy a spectacular view from every table inside or out on the covered veranda and enjoy premier wines and liqours. Dinner served nightly. Featured entrees: Snapper Destin, featured in Souther Living; Grouper Flamingo recipe, requested by Bon Appetit. Other favorites include soft-shell crayfish, crab en croute and grilled swordfish with glazed papayas.





    The Henderson Park Inn is also very special. I heard they were closing and condos were going up on the site. :sosad:
    http://www.hendersonparkinn.com
     
  7. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I am teasing you. Congratulations!
     
  8. aubratgyrl

    aubratgyrl Beach Crab

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    Thanks Joe! We are rather excited, this is a second marriage for us both so it will not be this big Clampett Wing Ding that we both had first time around, just a beautiful spot for a blending of our families.

    Dana
     
  9. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Did anybody direct you to this thread? It may be of some help :cool:

    http://www.sowal.com/bb/showthread.php?t=223
     
  10. beachmouse

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    The Flamingo Cafe has been gone for a while now. It was doing well, but the team just wanted to move on. The building now holds the relocated Destin Chops which used to be in the Destin Yacht Club building.

    Marina Cafe (right next to the old Flamingo Cafe) night work. I think Bogwalk in Destin Commons might have space for private parties, and the food would be a nice fit for an after wedding dinner. Rutheford's at the Regatta Bay golf course seems to be popular for that kind of thing as well.

    Enjoy your time here and your life together!
     
  11. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Fish Out of Water, in WaterColor, has a small room located off the Dining Room, that would probably handle your party, if you don't mind the drive from Destin.
     
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    :oops: Thanks - you can tell I don't dine in Destin much. I often think I'd like to drive over and have dinner on the harbor and I never seem to make it past the Royal Orchid.
     
  13. RiverOtter

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    You could probably drive to Atlanta and have dinner at Ruth's Chris faster :D
     
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    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    You think she might work in Marketing somewhere?
     
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    Re: Destin Wedding

    :floor: :floor: :floor:
     
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    :floor: ...you beat me to that one, jfunn! :blink:
     
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    Mine too. :roll:
     
  19. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    I think it is prety funny that the boyz (SJ, RO, and Kurt) were the original responders to this wedding question. Maybe they should start their own wedding planning business.:funn:
     
  20. drunkkenartist

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    To be completely honest, I think the comment "don't do it" should be taken literally.
    NO, I don't mean don't get married, but don't have your rehearsal dinner in Destin. Why would you want to put your guests through all that stress of trying to get anywhere at any time in Destin over 4th of July Weekend? :idontno:
    Do you not like these people? I would only do that to my worst enemy.:roll:
    Destin traffic, 4th of July weekend comes to a complete deadlock. As an example, one time we tried to go to Harbor Docks. It took an hour an a half, I kid you not, to go from the west end of 30A to get as far as LongHorn Steak House, which is where we ended up because we couldn't take it anymore.:pissed:
    I've lived here 22 years. I remember being able to breeze through Destin. Now I avoid it like the plague. During holidaze and peak times that is. Otherwise I still like it. If I could just find it. I know it's in there somewhere, buried under all that crass commercialism, but I digress...

    Seriously though, it may be easier for your guests to get in and out of SanDestin. There are plenty of choices here, but you need to call a restaurant NOW if you want to get in, especially with a large group.

    Good Luck and Congratulations!
     

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