South Padre Island Weddings are popular for the bride and groom wanting that special destination wedding. Get married in South Padre Island and have that beach wedding that you've always dreamed of.
South Padre Island is perfect for your wedding, anniversary, or vow renewal. Plan your beach wedding in South Padre Island.

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South Padre Island Weddings
Why get married in South Padre Island? Because you want something different...something want to go somewhere that's warm and sunny with exciting things for you, the new bride and groom to explore together. So if you've always dreamed of that tropical destination wedding, follow your heart! South Padre Island is a perfect place to get married. The sandy beaches and picturesque blue-green water of South Padre Island offers a flawless romantic setting for beach weddings at an affordable low price, this South Texas Island is the perfect escape for two! Imagine marrying in nature’s paradise surrounded by the tranquility of the sea, a romantic wedding in a tropical beach location. The playful gently sloping shoreline, clear blue-green ocean waters, tropical foliage and flowers, magnificent birds and butterflies all enable you and your fiancé to begin your own unforgettable journey filled with a lifetime of love and romance.

Once you have exchanged vows and are proclaimed husband and wife, you, your wedding party, and your guests can take part in any of the South Padre Island's many exciting activities, such as surfing lessons, dolphin watching, snorkeling, or sailing. Or, if you prefer, you can simply cuddle up and relax on the shores of our warm sandy beaches or indulge in a tempting South Padre Island spa.

Beach Wedding Venues

Coastal Lifestyles South Padre Island Beach Wedding Venues
Coastal Lifestyles
Luxury rentals for your beach wedding and reception
Phone: 956.761.8900 or 877.STAY.SPI

While there are many wonderful wedding venue options to choose from, having your wedding on a tropical beach at a luxurious beach house rental is hard to beat! It offers both a relaxed and private atmosphere as well as the freedom and flexibility to add your own personal touches. Here in sunny South Padre Island, Coastal Lifestyles offers luxurious beach house vacation rentals that would make the perfect venue for your Island beach wedding and reception! Several of our beach vacation rentals are available for weddings that can accomodate parties from 25 to 100 guests.

Coastal Lifestyles can help you plan and coordinate everything, provide you with local knowledge and expert advice to ensure that you get the beach wedding of your dreams, and that you and your guests are both comfortable and happy! In addition to helping to plan your beach wedding, Coastal Lifestyles can help you plan your wedding reception. We have partnerships with local caterers, restaurants, banquet halls, wedding officiants, wedding photographers, event entertainment, and are available for concierge service 24 hours a day during your stay.

Contact us for more information on selecting the right beach vacation rental for your South Padre Island beach wedding and reception!

Pearl South Padre - South Padre Weddings & Receptions by the Ocean
Pearl South Padre
South Padre Weddings & Receptions by the Ocean
Phone: 956.761.6551

The Pearl South Padre is the perfect location for a romantic and memorable South Padre Island wedding. With a premier location on the southern tip of the island, brides and guests alike will cherish the ocean views and pristine beaches right outside our door.

Whether you choose to celebrate the special occasion with an intimate wedding ceremony on the beach or with an elegant reception in one of our ballrooms, our experienced staff will help create the wedding of your dreams.

Our Ballrooms

  • Blue Marlin is our most coveted ballroom offering accommodations for up to 150 guests. The ballroom boasts expansive views of the beautiful South Padre Island beaches and the impressive Gulf of Mexico.
  • Sand Dunes ballroom is the ideal setting for larger wedding receptions offering more than 3,460 square feet of event space. The ballroom features spacious pre-function space and large windows providing natural light.

We invite you to host an unforgettable wedding at the Pearl South Padre. To customize your special day at our hotel, please contact our professional sales and catering staff at (956) 761-6551.

Plan your bachelorette party on South Padre Island

A variety of packages are available.

Weddings at the Queen Isabel Inn
Phone: 956.943.1468


The Queen, built in 1906, is a Texas historic landmark and proud to have been honored by the Texas Historical Commission as a Texas Treasure in 2006. As the Laguna Madre area’s first hotel, built next to the Rio Grande Railroad Depot linking Point Isabel to Brownsville, the Queen became the first seaside resort in South Texas and for over a century has served as the venue for countless social events in our area’s history. The Queen invites you to make our history part of your future by hosting your wedding, vow renewal, corporate event or other special occasion and we welcome the opportunity to make your event one to remember.

Wedding Planners

South Padre Island Wedding Planners Weddings by the Sea
Officiant: Judith Beat
Our greatest pleasure is arranging weddings at South Padre Island's most romantic and picturesque nature settings at affordable prices. One of our primary concerns is to assist you in finding the ideal location and make your wedding as perfect and as memorable as possible. We offer many wedding vows to select from, as well as other wedding ceremony options. Our packages are designed to fit all your needs and keep your day worry free. The level of professionalism with Weddings by the sea SPI has been proven many times over. Surrender to the Romance again. . . ask about our renewal of vows.

Banquet Party Rooms

Wedding Receptions at Louie's Backyard
Louie's Backyard

Louie's has created a unique venue for any event you may be planning. We think our facilities, the largest on the island, are second to none. We know you'll agree! Banquet rooms for 25 to 500 people Menus to satisfy any taste Multiple room rentals or rent the entire facility Amusements including rides and bungee jumping. You will find the food cooked to perfection by our chefs and every detail of your event handled with care by our staff. We want your next event to be perfect, whether it's a wedding reception, vow renewa partyl, or anniversary celebration. You may call us at 956-761-6406 and ask for one of our banquet/event planners.

Churches and Chapels

Chapel By The Sea

Island Baptist Church


Wedding Entertainment

Hula Dancers
E Hula Mai
Phone: (956)761-8557
The final touch to your tropical wedding. Every show will offer an escape to paradise for you and your guests, so no matter which show your budget allows, it will be the perfect choice!! Our hula show has been popular for entertainment for any luau or Island theme party. If you are looking for entertainment our hula show is great for weddings, anniversary parties, or any special occassion that you are looking for an energetic tropical themed party, banquet, or reception with unique live entertainment.


South Padre Limo
Phone: 956.720.0903 Toll Free: 800.821.2176

Wedding Pricing

Wedding pricing is set up for weddings & includes pick up for ceremony & drop off at Reception for entire wedding party in multiple trips, as well as limo use for up to 1 hour during reception for “stealing the bride & groom” if so desired. Transfers to Hotel after ceremony additional – call us for pricing
Lexus LS 400                                            $150.00              
Lincoln Super Stretch 8 passengers         $395.00

Wedding Pricing includes Limo use for 4 hours. Prices do not include 15% gratuity required as add on for chauffer. Full payment is due at time of booking, and is non-refundable. Price includes ice & full glassware for limos


Marriage License Information

Cameron County Courthouse

Where do you get a Marriage License?
A couple that intends to be married in Texas must apply in person for a marriage license at a Texas County Clerk’s Office. The application for a license must be signed by both the bride and the groom in the presence of the County Clerk. If this is not possible, any adult or one of the applicants may apply on behalf of the absent applicant. Certain terms must be met:

1. Applications must be filled out with Social Security numbers, proof of age, and identification shown (Certified Birth Certificate or Driver’s License)
2. A filing fee of $41.00 dollars in cash will be charged

How long must I wait between the time I get my License and the actual ceremony?
There must be at least 72 hours between the time of issuance of a license and the time the ceremony occurs unless one applicant is on active duty in the armed forces or a waiver is granted. A marriage license is valid for only 30 days, so with the 72 hour waiting period, there is only a 27 day period in which the marriage ceremony can take place.

What if I am under the age of 18? Can I still get married?

If you are 14 – 17 years of age, you can only get married if one of the following criteria is met:
(A) You have parental consent**
(B) You have been previously legally married, and the applicant provides a certified copy of divorce decree
(C) You obtain an order from the Texas District court where the parent resides
** Parental Consent must be evidenced by a written declaration on a form provided by the County Clerk.

Legal Requirements
Couples are responsible for obtaining a valid marriage license from the State of Texas, with both the bride and groom present. There is a 72-hour waiting period from the time the license is issued. Texas does not require blood tests or other medical records. License is good for 31 days, anywhere in Texas. Check with your home state about its requirements for a blood test, license, and other documents. (Note that a marriage license from your home state may not be valid for a ceremony performed in another state, territory or country. A marriage performed in another state may not be recognized by your home state, unless specific requirements are met.)

bullet Bring identification (each person): certified copy of birth certificate; or valid driver's license or other acceptable I.D. issued by the state, another state, the United States, or a foreign government.
bullet Either bring your Social Security card or know your Social Security number.
bullet Bring cash for the license fee ($30 to $40).
bullet Both bride and groom must go in person. If your divorce was finalized within 30 days, bring certified copy of the divorce decree stating the 30 day waiting period is waived.
bullet If you want to use your maiden name on the license bring a certified copy of your birth certificate or a certified copy of your divorce decree that states name is to be changed to maiden name.
bullet The bride and groom must each be 18 years of age to apply for a marriage license without parental consent.
bullet There are no residency requirements. The marriage license is valid anywhere in the state of Texas.
bullet A Divorce degree or death certificate is not required, but a license cannot be obtained before 30 days have passed since a divorce or death.
bullet License must be signed by the wedding officiate, as well as by witnesses. You'll need copies to change your marital status with insurance companies, the Internal Revenue Service, financial institutions and Social Security.

Special assistance for out of state couples may be obtained by calling the Cameron County Court house 956-544-0817 ask for Erica.

Forms from Cameron County
Issuance of License
Marriage License and Declaration of Informal Marriage
$ 30.00
$ 5.00
$ 1.00
$ 5.00
$ 41.00

 All Beach weddings will require a permit. The permit informs all interested parties of the wedding details, helps ensure your wedding does not restrict the use of the beach to others, and provides you with state and local beach rules and laws. For ceremonies held on beaches within the Town of South Padre Island, contact The City

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