We are planning to leave on a cruise ship from Port Canaveral.  Can you perform our wedding ceremony before our cruise?

Yes, we often marry couples on the beach prior to their cruise.

Will you plan our wedding?

We are not wedding planners.  However we will help you with your questions and make suggestions concerning your ceremony via unlimited e-mails and telephone calls, once your ceremony is booked.

How long are your ceremonies?

​We allow up to 60 minutes for the full package with options. Our beach ceremonies (marriage, renewal of vows and commitment) are generally 15 to 25 minutes. 

When should we arrive at our Wedding site?

If there will be more than a few people, experience tells us that the Bride and Groom and wedding party should arrive 1/2 hour prior to your ceremony.  If your ceremony starts at 4pm you, your wedding party and guests should be at your site by 3:30 pm.

Do you perform Renewal of Vows, Same Sex Wedding Ceremonies and Commitment Ceremonies ?

Yes.  We hold all ceremonies in high regard.  Your love has endured the test of time.  Celebrate this special day on a beautiful Atlantic beach.

How many can attend my wedding  ceremony ?

We specialize in small meaningful ceremonies for groups of up to 10 people. Our Officiant-Only service is available for groups larger than 10.

Will there be other people on the beach ?

All beaches in Florida are public so there are usually people on the beach, however we have found that they are most respectful and will not bother your wedding. We also have a  quieter beach close by that affords a more intimate setting.

What happens if it rains?

We can wait for the rain to end or move to shelter in one of the covered pavilions on the beachfront parks. 

Do you offer a reception package?

We don't handle receptions, however we are happy to provide you with the names of several restaurants and hotels in the area that specialize in wedding receptions.  

Do you provide decorations for our wedding ceremony?

We have found that the natural beauty of our beaches provides a most memorable decoration.  However, if you want other additional decorations, there are several retail outlets where you can purchase or rent decorations. 

Do you provide chairs?

We do not, as our ceremonies are generally only 15 to 25 minutes in length.  Guests and family usually stand around the couple to witness this joyous occasion. However if you do need chairs there are several outlets that will rent you chairs.

What happens if we have to postpone our ceremony?

All deposits/payments will be applied to a new date within one year of the original date.

Can you pencil in our ceremony date?  Can you hold the date?

As we specialize in elopements and short notice ceremonies, our booking time is up to 3 MONTHS  ahead.  You may reserve your Ceremony date and time for our Wedding Package with a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.  The deposit is applied to the total,  and your balance will be due 14 days prior to your ceremony date.

How do I schedule my wedding ceremony?

Once you have decided on a time and date, fill out our Contact Page ,  call us at 1-321-298-3424,  or E-mail us at seasidevows@aol.com  .E-mail is the best way to reach us as we are gone for much of most days for ceremonies.


For more questions or special needs see our Contact Page.

We are eager to help  make your Florida Beach Weddings Ceremony a beautiful and memorable experience.  Please call or e-mail us with any questions and  special requests. We will get right back to you.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Simply Seaside Weddings 

205 Emerald Drive North 
Indian Harbour Beach
Florida 32937 

 E-Mail: seasidevows@aol.com


Bert & Carol Scofield OFFICIANTS, WITH A NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE.  We are on the left side of picture.

Florida Beach Weddings Questions & Answers 
Information about your wedding day including wedding site selection, off beach weddings, length of ceremonies, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies, number of guests, and potential weather problems.

Florida Beach Weddings:

Cocoa Beach
Melbourne & Port Canaveral

Florida Beach Weddings
Questions & Answers


Do we choose the site of our wedding ceremony?

Yes, in most cases you may choose a site on Cocoa, Melbourne or Port Canaveral Beaches. At busy times of year we may opt to use a more quiet beach to avoid crowds.  We can assist you in your site selection and can E-mail  pictures of favorite wedding sites.

Can we be married at the location where we are staying ?


Yes.  As long as you obtain permission from the hotel/condo.  You are responsible for any "fees" that may be charged.  For a list of hotels in the area, please visit our Resource page.

Do you perform wedding ceremonies off the beaches?

Yes, we do weddings at several nearby locations.