SOURCE: Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

June 09, 2009 13:56 ET

Florida's Amelia Island Offers Incredible Wedding Destination

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - With her long stretches of unspoiled shoreline, elegant gardens, and incredible selection of wedding venues, Amelia Island offers a storybook setting for any destination wedding. Amelia Island caters to lovebirds young and old with ideal options for events of every size and budget.

On Florida's Amelia Island, brides can choose from a bouquet of a dozen charming, beachfront bed and breakfast inns, value hotels and luxurious resorts, each offering wedding space with a unique island setting. Elegant, extravagant affairs are the specialty of all three major resorts on island -- each offering remarkable signature services to deliver a flawless, stress-free day. The island's 13 miles of pristine shoreline are perfect for a smaller, more intimate beach wedding, either at a variety of beachside venues or simply by obtaining a county permit. For centuries, couples have fallen in love with the island's history and charm in downtown Fernandina Beach, the perfect setting for a romantic wedding amid Victorian-era architecture and with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Brides looking for a more unique wedding venue can explore some of Amelia Island's many other options, such as a river cruise, historic church, award-winning restaurant or even an historic 19th century fort.

Amelia Island offers breath-taking scenery, a variety of venues for ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons, and a selection of professional services and vendors available on the island to handle flowers, photography, catering and every other detail. Amelia knows how to treat guests as well, with plenty of intriguing shops, sights, restaurants, spas and activities to keep friends and family happily entertained.

A number of Amelia Island accommodators offer wedding packages, including a variety of unique elopement packages at two elegant bed and breakfast inns. For a full list of wedding packages, wedding venues and other beach wedding ideas, visit www.ameliaisland.com/weddings.

- Amelia Island Convention & Visitor's Bureau -

About Amelia Island

Recently named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards, Amelia Island Florida is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information, visit www.ameliaisland.com.

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