Celebration Events

Wedding dresses come in all shapes and sizes and can be customized to fit the bride’s individual tastes.

It’s nice to have options but so many options can make it hard to choose. Veil or no veil? Short or long dress? What color? Who picks the dress?

Tradition states that the bride chooses the dress but in today’s world traditions are often being broken in favor of personalized choices. In fact, when Katie Couric got married it was her fiancé that offered lots of input on the dress.

He helped her narrow the choices down to an ivory beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace gown. The Celebration Hall on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, FLOther examples of traditions going by to the wayside are brides walking down the aisle with the groom instead of the traditional act of being escorted and given away. We may see this trend increase in popularity especially in second marriages.

Also it has been traditionally stated that it is the bride and groom are not to stay together before the wedding. However in a tighter economy and a more relaxed society, cohabitation is a much more appealing so this tradition is commonly overlooked. Brides choosing another color over white is also becoming a popular choice as well as other options in bridal footwear besides fancy high heels.

Different colors are being chosen to complement the wedding colors and brides are even wearing flip-flops or other low-key options, favoring function over form.

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The options are almost limitless and whether or not you follow tradition is entirely up to you. It is your day after all!

That’s why we offer our professional and experienced staff to help you plan your wedding so it can turn out how you want it to. Celebration Hall is the perfect venue to host your wedding or reception.

Why not get some help, lose some stress and enjoy the magic? The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day. Feel free to give us a call as well at 850-499-2652 Email: the celebration hall@gmail.com


Let Us Host Your Engagement Party!

Reflect on your relationship, love and what the future holds! Celebration Hall isn’t just for weddings now. Let us plan, host and throw you an amazing engagement party. This celebration is for the spouses-to-be. It allows the couple to remember all the exciting, silly and loving moments of dating and look forward to the big beautiful wedding day.  

Being engaged is a special time for all couples.

You create memories and a stronger bond with each other with the anticipation of your one-of-a-kind wedding. Let Celebration Hall plan and share some of these unforgettable moments with you. An engagement gathering is typically held four months after the big question is popped and no less than six months prior to the knot typing. 

That said, you’ll likely need to give the couple at any rate a month to draw together the guest list for the wedding (since the engagement party visitor rundown will be focused around that).  

What type of theme should your party have?

It’s your choice — an engagement gathering can be anything from an extravagant mixed drink soiree to a laid-back patio grill. Be that as it may, in case you’re facilitating a gathering that the spouse and groom’s guardians will be going too, consider what sort of occasion will make both families most agreeable, since the engagement gathering is generally viewed as a chance to let the bride and grooms families get to know one another better.  

What’s the main event at an engagement party?

Toasts with the most of course! Custom toasts that the father of the spouse goes in the first place, then the man of the hour, and afterward whoever else needs to say a couple of celebratory words. Let this be a relaxing and fun time during your engagement.  

What type of food and drinks should I serve?

It’s never a wrong time to serve cake, right? You can serve appetizers, wine, beer and maybe have some delicious sandwiches, depends on if you want it more upscale or casual.

Contact Celebration Hall today and let us plan and host an amazing engagement party for you. We look forward to hearing from you. Email is the best way to reach us — thecelebrationhall@gmail.com



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5 Things You Should NEVER Say to Your Bridesmaids

Celebration Hall understands that the Bride is and always will be the center of attention. It is your day and one that will go down in the family album for years to come.

However, that doesn’t give you a free pass to be downright evil to your bridal party. Your bridesmaids aren’t your servants, simply there to encourage and support you on your big day. Their budgets, families and personal lives should be just as much respected as your own.

Our advice in pleasing your bridal party and things you should never speak to them. Consider this advice when you are planning and scheduling with your bridesmaids. We only want the bride to be happy and the bridal party. This makes for one magnificent wedding day!

“This is the dress I’ve picked out for you and that’s FINAL”

This doesn’t always work. You have to be mindful of the bridesmaid body shape, comfort and budget. We understand you will have a particular dress in mind but if you want to have a wedding that runs smoothly, you’ll agree on a dress vs. forcing someone to not feel confident. Allow them to try on a few dresses until one dress works perfectly for everyone.

“You must wear these accessories I’ve chosen, and you MUST pay for them”

In reality, your bridesmaids are responsible for paying for their dress once they agree to be a part of the bridal party. If you want to add on and add fancy accessories then that becomes your responsibly. Keep this in mind so no one feels threatened or bankrupt.

“My pre-wedding events are MANDATORY, you MUST show up”

We understand that planning a wedding is stressful, but keep in mind that your bridal party also has a family, life and other responsibilities. If they can’t show up for one thing don’t freak out, instead be grateful if they can. Try to relax as much as you can, remember you’re about to be a gorgeous bride.

“You will help me with all the pre-wedding details or ELSE”

Don’t force anything on your bridesmaids, we understand they took on the responsibility of being a part of the bridal party and they know that too. Don’t take advantage of them, instead ask politely and that will get you more help, we assure that.


If you feel that someone in your bridal party is either being distant, not contributing or just ignoring you attempt to talk to them calmly before you jump to conclusions. There could be something going on you’re unaware of. Just keep in mind that your bridal party are humans too.

Unless they openly release themselves from the bridal party, don’t fire anyone, they want to be there just as much as you want them.

We have a team of professional staff ready to give you all the knowledge, advice and planning expertise we hold for planning a perfect wedding day for you.

We live and breathe weddings and all special occasions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact us at Celebration Hall today, email us or give us a call at 850-499-2652


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Is This Your Time?

As the scripture and the song goes,

To every thing there is a season a and time to every purpose under heaven.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

Perhaps This is Your Time to Love!

Perhaps this is the time to make the decision and the commitment to love and embrace the future with your significant other.

The Celebration Hall is the perfect venue for embracing and celebrating your time. Let us help you make this the time of your life. Let us help you make that time to dance and time to love a reality.

The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day. Feel free to give us a call as well! Email: thecelebrationhall@gmail.com Phone:850-499-2652