Dauphin Island, Alabama

If you are looking for a beach wedding on Dauphin Island, I’d like to share a few things to help you in your planning.

The photo to the right is a view from the air, but it shows Dauphin Island as you enter on it from the bridge. That road will deadend and you’ll turn either right to the beaches or left to Mobile Bay Ferry.

View a map and directions to the island at the Town of Dauphin Island website and see a directory of businesses at the Gulf Info website.

 

Dauphin Island Beaches

Dauphin Island is off the southern gulf coast of Mobile county and easy to get to, thanks to a nice tall bridge. The beach there offers you a backdrop and shores on the Gulf and is a nice spot for a simple wedding.

There are two beaches on Dauphin Island, one is the newer West-End Beach, which requires payment, but the most popular for weddings is the Public Beach.

 

Public Beach

The Dauphin Island Public Beach offers a long area of gulf shoreline, it is near the Dauphin Island Pier, has four group pavilions, bathrooms, outdoor showers, playground and three connecting boardwalks (see a photo here and an ariel photo here).

 

Meeting at the Public Beach

The Dauphin Island Public Beach is long and the three boardwalk entrances can make it difficult to meet-up, so if you are choosing to get married there, and you want to ask me to officiate, I suggest that we meet in the farthest right/west parking lot.

The Public Beach is not far from the center of town, where the road deadends and gives you the choice to turn left toward Fort Gaines and Mobile Bay or west toward the beaches.

The Public Beach, as you drive west, will be on your left/south side of the Island, situated between a elementary school and a tall condo.

The beach entrance and the place for us to meet is the farthest right/west parking lot near the condo.

 

 

 

Marriage License

The Mobile County Courthouse is the closest, but you can get your marriage license at any Alabama county courthouse. Dauphin Island is about 30 miles south of the MobileCounty Courthouse.

Here is a link to Google Map showing the location of the Courthouse and downtown which will open in another window.

 

 

Officiating Fees for Dauphin Island, Alabama – includes filing the marriage license and taking any photos that you may want using your camera.

  • Weekdays…

Monday - Thursday | $150.00  

  • Weekends*…

Friday - Sunday | $200.00

* The following holiday’s are treated as a Weekend day when it comes to fees: New Year’s Eve/Day, Valentine Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween Eve/Day, Thanksgiving Eve/Day, Christmas Eve/Day.

 

CHECK IF I’M AVAILABLE TO OFFICIATE…

Please contact me or use the below form to check my availability to officiate your wedding.

Please use this email "Availability Form" to check if I am available to officiate your wedding or vow renewal. I usually respond within 2 to 3 hours, by email using my gmail, but if I am busy with wedding, traveling, or pastoral activity it could be up to 24 hours. If you do not hear back from me within 24 hours please contact me again (or check your mail client's spam folder). Please do not feel bad about contacting me a second time. Sometimes an email is entered incorrectly or my email traffic gets heavy.

Also, please know that I am an Evangelical Christian minister subject to biblical and church authority and only available to officiate a religious ceremony for the marriage or vow renewal between a male and a female only. Thanks!

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