National Wedding Month: A Guide to Tying the Knot on Tybee 

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February is the month of romance, with all its abounding hearts, roses and chocolates. The primary reason for all this fervid fanfare is Valentine’s Day, of course. But there happens to be another contributing factor that further solidifies February as the month of love.  

February is National Weddings Month. It makes sense to celebrate the excitement of new marriage during the month that brings us Valentine’s Day – after all, Valentine’s Day is the most popular day for weddings. But, that’s not the only reason. February happens to be the month when most newly betrothed couples begin planning their weddings. It’s right after the holiday season, which is when most proposals occur.  

It goes without saying that Tybee is a top destination for picture-perfect weddings, with its pristine beaches and mild weather. While plenty of couples have said “I do” upon Tybee’s sandy shores, each has a unique experience that they’ll remember well into their sunset years together. If you and your special someone are planning a wedding, Tybee is an ideal destination. The island has everything you need to enjoy a wonderful wedding and a happy honeymoon all in one.  

What You Need to Know 

While Tybee certainly welcomes weddings, parties must be mindful to preserve the beach so that everyone can enjoy it for years to come. There are certain laws and guidelines that you must follow to ensure the safety of everyone and the conservation of our beloved beach environment.  

Rules and Restrictions 

Stay off the sand dunes and rock jetties. If you brought it to the beach, take it back with you. In other words, leave only your footprints behind. Rice, birdseed and artificial flowers are not allowed. Neither are dogs, glass, fires, motor vehicles or helium balloons and Chinese lanterns. Attendees must park in legal, designated spaces. For larger parties, shuttle buses should be contracted. For more detailed information about what is and isn’t allowed, check out our wedding page.  

Beach Reservations 

To schedule a beach wedding, contact Robyn Rosner, Facilities Coordinator, via email at rrosner@cityoftybee.org or by telephone at (912) 472-5045. 

Where to Wed 

Tybee Wedding Chapel

Tybee Island Wedding Chapel 

Beyond the beach, Tybee boasts breathtakingly beautiful wedding venues. The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel and Grand Ballroom has been hosting unforgettable weddings since 2011. Through the years, the venue has won many awards for excellence, beauty and exceptional client services. They offer an all-inclusive experience catered to your unique desires. The chapel offers several spacious facilities to accommodate you on your special day including the ceremony sanctuary, grand ballroom, the grounds, cocktail lounge, bridal suite and groom’s quarters and the balcony, all of which are great for photos. Visit tybeeweddingchapel.com/ for more information about the chapel and everything they have to offer. 

Beachview Inn & Spa 

Another excellent choice for an intimate wedding is Beachview Inn and Spa. You can reserve their entire facility for your special day, which is able to host up to 50 guests. They offer two comprehensive wedding packages to suit your needs, complete with all the necessities for a wedding to remember. To learn more about their wedding packages, visit beachviewtybee.com/weddings/.  

Photography 

No wedding is complete without artful photography to help memorialize the events of the day. Wen McNally Photography is the island authority when it comes to beautiful wedding photography. With over 35 years of experience, she has been recognized by Wedding Wire, Expertise and South Magazine, earning a reputation as one of the top wedding photographers in the area. Visit her online at wenmcnally.com/ to check out her work and book her services.  

Congratulations 

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to all the newly engaged couples planning a wedding this year. We hope this brief guide helps making the planning process a little easier for you. Tybee is beautiful and comfortable all year long, and we would love to host you for your big day. So, consider tying the knot on Tybee!