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Dreaming of tying the knot with sand between your toes and waves crashing behind you? Just a few miles from Savannah, nestled behind salt marshes and shrimp-boat lined tidal creeks, is Tybee Island - an idyllic beach community. On Tybee Island, weddings come as easy as the tides and honeymoons begin the moment you say “I do.”

Photo courtesy of Apt B Photography.

Beach Weddings

If you’ve got your heart set on an easy, breezy beach wedding, there’s no better venue than Tybee Island. The beaches here are public, and you don’t need a special permit for simple ceremonies: simply pick a spot, kick off your shoes and take the plunge. For larger groups and beach setups, a $25 permit must be obtained in advance from the Facilities Manager of the City of Tybee (or an approved wedding planner). Tybee Island's Wedding Guidelines are basic and easy to follow. Be sure to make them a part of your plan.

Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. 

Tybee Island Wedding Chapel

This stunning replica of a turn-of-the-century seaside chapel is right out of a storybook. The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel's curving double staircase leads to the main sanctuary, with wide-plank wood floors, antique pews and exposed beams. Downstairs is a glitzy 2,800-square-foot grand ballroom for receptions. There’s also a cocktail lounge, bride’s and groom’s quarters and manicured grounds, all set within a peaceful tidal forest.

Tybee Vacation Rentals.

Hotels & Inns

Tybee’s quaint inns, cottages and vacation rentals are a great option for hosting your wedding. Beachview Inn & Spa, on Tybee’s quiet south end, offers an onsite wedding pavilion, while Tybee Island Inn near North Beach has a gazebo surrounded by lush, semi-tropical gardens.

Vacation rentals make up a large portion of the island's accommodations. Check our Tybee Vacation Rentals, Mermaid Cottages and Oceanfront Cottage Rentals to find the perfect beach house for your wedding weekend.

The Crab Shack.

Restaurants & Caterers

Tybee has a handful of refined-casual restaurants and bars that can host your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Options include the beachfront locale The Deck and The Crab Shack, located near the entrance onto the island. 

You can also enlist the culinary expertise of our on-island caterers. Run by a longtime movie-industry caterer, Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp specializes in barbecue, whole-pig roasts and oyster roasts. Locals love North Beach Bar & Grill, which caters seafood and comfort food with a Caribbean flair.

Photo courtesy of Apt B Photography.

Wedding Planners

If you’d rather kick back and let the pros handle the details, contact one of Tybee Island’s experienced wedding planners. These island professionals have the inside line on all the best venues, vendors and officiants, and can help make your wedding day as breezy as a beach wedding should be. 

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