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 plan activities with the South Mobile County Tourism Authority website.

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 three beaches on Dauphin Island, one is the newest East-End Beach, the West-End Beach, and the Central public beach which is situated right in the middle of the island next to the elementary school.

 

   Central 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, it is easiest to walk out the pier and use the beach at its end area. I suggest that we meet in the parking area close to the elementary school side of the parking lot. There is a $5 parking fee at this location.

 

   East End Public Beach

To get to the East End public beach you turn left (East) when the road dead-ends on the island. The East End public beach is behind Fort Gaines along the Mobile Bay so you won’t see it until you get around the fort. There is no parking fee at this location.

 

   West End Public Beach

The West End beach is nice but it does have some deteriorating shoreline, but it also has the best spot to catch the sunset. Sometimes there is a parking fee, sometimes there is not.

 

Beach House

The majority of weddings I officiate on Dauphin Island are at one of the many beach houses located along the shoreline or close to it. One thing to keep in mind is parking on the road is now prohibited so if you  have booked me to officiate and you have a large number of guests trying to park in your beach house driveway, please be sure I can park when I arrive.

 

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/Suggested Honorarium –  Dauphin Island, Alabama includes signing/filing the marriage license and taking any photos that you may want using your camera/phone, no deposit required, and if it’s a vow renewal I will bring a frameable keepsake Certificate of Vow Renewal.

Weekdays – Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu. – Bride & Groom only | AM only – $100 

Weekdays – Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu. – $150 

Weekends  – Fri, Sat, Sun.  – $200

*Weekday/Weekend – For officiating fee purposes, which are based on my schedule: “weekday” is Monday AM through Thursday PM; “weekend” is Friday AM through Sunday PM.

*Holidays – There is an additional $100 fee for weddings scheduled on a holiday (New Year’s Eve, Valentine Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween Night, Thanksgiving Eve/Day, Christmas Eve/Day).

*Sunrise – The is no extra cost to have me officiate your sunset ceremony, but because of my schedule there is an additional $100 fee for sunrise beach weddings. [Sunrise/Sunset Calendar]

*Deposit & Honorariums – Advanced deposit is not required, payment at time of wedding is fine, fee and honorarium given contributes to my pastoral ministry because I do not receive a salary from my small church.

 

Check If I’m Available to Officiate…

If you would like to ask me about officiating your wedding or vow renewal, please visit the 1st – Check Availability page and fill-out the form there that gives me the necessary information I need to determine my availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to ask me about officiating your wedding or vow renewal, please visit the 1st – Check Availability page and fill-out the form there that gives me the necessary information I need to determine my availability.