The Courtyard by Marriott

The newest venue on Amelia Island, the Courtyard by Marriott features an array of amenities and a location close to all the makes Amelia a great place for a wedding.

One of the newest destination wedding venues on Amelia Island offers two premium properties by Marriott: The Courtyard by Marriott and SpringHill Suites. New to the island, these properties offer an amazing array of amenities. Built next door to each other, their location is hard to beat, as it is just steps from the island’s popular Main Beach and a few blocks from Fernandina Beach’s Historic District.

The newly built Courtyard by Marriott is an all-suite hotel that blends modern design and functionality while offering the latest in amenities, including a large resort-style outdoor pool, Wi-Fi, and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with a Peloton bike.

Within the hotel complex, a number of options are available for weddings, parties, and receptions. With five different event rooms and over 6,000 square feet of meeting space, there are a variety of spaces that will comfortably accommodate showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions of any size. The meeting space can accommodate up to 200 people in a banquet-style setting, complete with round tables and a dance floor. Plated and buffet-style events are also offered. The Courtyard by Marriott’s event staff are prepared to create a magical space for any wedding celebration.

The hotel also boasts an in-house art gallery. Luna Fine Art Gallery is a longtime vision of owner and chairman of Innisfree Hotels, Julian MacQueen. Julian and his wife, Kim MacQueen, have been supporters of the arts both locally and abroad for many years. The gallery is part of the Hive Foundation, philanthropic and social responsibility program of Innisfree Hotels.

First opened at their Pensacola property, Luna Fine Art Gallery can be experienced in the connecting halls of the Courtyard and Springhill Suites properties. Local artists are featured in four exhibits and receptions each year, which means that out-of-town wedding guests can enjoy a sampling of the work of talented local artists. In addition, photographs highlighting Amelia Island’s rich history are on display.

Best of all, guests and family can choose from a variety of rooms, either suites with balcony and/or ocean views. The beautifully decorated public area reflects the colors of north Florida’s beautiful Amelia Island. Guests can enjoy the full-service restaurant, Bistro, and a convenient poolside bar, Tides Pool Bar and Grill. The hotels offer a discounted room in blocks of 10 or more rooms, which is perfect for a large wedding with lots of family and guests.

Fernandina Beach’s Historic District is always a popular stop for families and guests of destination weddings. Full of history and a charming Victorian-era downtown, it is a must-see for visitors to Amelia Island. Fernandina Beach offers a thriving nightlife, with many restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of food and entertainment. Popular trolley tours can be booked that drive visitors through the Historic District. Regularly scheduled river cruises are also available.

For those with their heart set on a beach wedding, the Marriott properties are a perfect choice. Main Beach, Amelia Island’s most well-known beachfront park, is within walking distance, and there is always a lot going on. The beachfront park offers visitors two sand volleyball courts, a playground, a skate park, and access to 13 miles of beach.

Marriott event planners coordinate with local wedding planners to arrange all that is needed including chairs, decorations, and even an officiant. After the wedding, family and guests can return to the hotel for a celebratory reception.

The Courtyard by Marriott and SpringHill Suites offer a perfect mix of options for planning a wedding, whether it is a destination wedding or a local affair, offering an unbeatable location close to the beach and the Historic District, and a hotel with unparalleled amenities. The hotel’s Meeting Planners will handle all the details to create the perfect Amelia Island wedding.