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The Most Scenic Wedding Venue in Saint Augustine

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Create a day to remember at Bliss By the Sea, from our spacious courtyard across the street from Crescent Beach to our picturesque pier overlooking the Matanzas Intercoastal Waterway and National Forest. At Bliss By the Sea, you’ll find incredible spaces perfect for dreamy ceremonies, scenic photoshoots, and charming receptions.

A full set of amenities provides everything you need for your big day, from a full commercial kitchen to 10 available Indochine suites each with unique styles, ample indoor and outdoor space, on-site parking, contactless entry, and more.

If you’re looking for a place to have your wedding with a true waterfront view that’s fully equipped to hold your entire party (up to 80 guests), book Bliss By the Sea in St. Augustine.

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Wedding Venues

Looking for the perfect special event venue near you? Create unforgettable memories at Bliss By the Sea for your

Amenities & Services

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Helpful Staff and Easy Check-In

Use our contactless self-check-in with smartlock, or make a request for our on-site staff to check you in on the day of your event.

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Commercial Kitchen & Local Catering

Our large commercial kitchen is available for wedding reservations along with local catering options. Work with one of the chefs in our rolodex, or bring your own.

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Space for Up to 80 Participants

Ample space to comfortably fit 50-80 guests via our courtyard and patio. Additional space is available within our 800 sq. ft. hall.

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Indoor and Outdoor Reception Areas

Need a combination of indoor and outdoor space? Simply want to give your guests an option during the reception? The hotel offers both indoor and outdoor reception areas.

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If you need a balance of indoor and outdoor space, our 800 sq. ft. indoor hall is a sizable practice space for groups of 20-30.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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“Exceeds expectations! close enough to St. Augustine, but the location is calm and quiet. Can walk next door to Commander Shellfish Camp for dinner. Can walk to the beach, beautiful view of the inlet behind the hotel. Rooms were impeccably clean, gorgeous decor throughout the whole place. LOVE and is going to be our new go to in the area.”


“The stay was more then I expected. The overall atmosphere of the place is peaceful and cozy. The breakfast was great too & I recommend checking out the back area with the fountain and walk way. They even had a lovely grand piano that I played for a bit. Definitely made the trip to St. Augustine a great one and I can’t wait to be back!”


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“Bliss by the Sea is an oasis near the water. There was so much more than we knew about from the description. Such as walking down the long dock to sit by the water. And then we saw dolphins! Several of them! The living area and kitchen area of the hotel were welcoming and full of extras. Beautiful places to sit and dine out on the back patio. Two cute little pools. Big beautiful bathroom! Comfy bed. A lot of space for our things in the room. Lovely balcony. Super quiet and cozy spot by the beach…we will be returning!”


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Book Bliss By the Sea for Your Wedding Celebration

A wedding venue is more than a nice view. Don’t settle for a pretty backdrop without the space or amenities to properly serve
your guests. Bliss By the Sea offers both a picturesque backdrop that you’ll remember for life as well as ample space for your
reception and all the usual amenities of a hotel.

Bliss By the Sea is one of the premier places in St. Augustine to have a wedding ceremony, reception, or photoshoot (or all of
the above). Book Bliss By the Sea for your wedding today.

Frequently asked questions?

How does pricing work?2024-02-15T04:44:39-05:00

Pricing varies based on several factors including the number of hours the space is utilized, the number of attendees, and parking requirements. Please contact us for more information.

How do I book?2024-02-15T05:10:22-05:00

Fill in your information here to start the reservation process. We’ll speak with you to ensure that our space is a mutual fit. Someone from the BBTS team will reach out to you with more information and next steps.

Can you provide catering or a chef?2024-02-15T04:43:10-05:00

We do not provide direct culinary services. However, we have a network of local chefs who can provide catering or on-site chefs for your wedding. Contact us to receive approximate pricing per plate. Once you’ve reserved your booking, we’ll connect you with our rolodex of chefs.

Do you require a security deposit?2024-02-06T06:17:17-05:00

Yes, we do require a security deposit. The security deposit depends on several factors, and the total amount will be provided on the final quote for your potential booking.

Do you provide a payment schedule?2024-02-06T06:17:03-05:00

Payment schedules are typically made in 2-3 installments and are dependent upon the total size of the booking. Under certain circumstances, we may be able to create other payment options. Reach out to us to find out more.

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