With 289 weddings under her belt, Mary O’Donnell, general manager of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, is no rookie when it comes to wedding planning. With limitless resources at her hands and the resort’s spectacular beauty, a wedding at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is one that will provide memories to last a lifetime. “There are various locations to choose from for any type of wedding,” says O’Donnell. “Each one is so different, and depending on the taste of each individual couple, we can offer many choices.”
From a beach ceremony to a traditional chapel wedding, the Omni Resort offers a number of picturesque locations where couples can tie the knot. O’Donnell and her staff will also suggest fun activities for the couple’s guests, like a bridal spa party, a groom’s golf outing, a beach fire, or a rehearsal dinner. The Omni allows brides and grooms to host their guests in luxury and comfort in well-adorned, oceanfront suites, and many families use the opportunity to make their destination wedding a true, one-of-a-kind vacation.
“We provide activities and pastimes that help couples bond with their guests, and we offer lots of choices, like kayak trips, Segway tours, and golf outings,” says O’Donnell. “The list of enhancements for your big day is virtually endless, and Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s wedding and event staff promises to be there every step of the way.”
One of the Omni’s favorite wedding venues is Walker’s Landing. Located on the marsh side of Amelia Island Plantation, Walker’s Landing offers natural, splendid marsh views. Guests can enjoy a sunset from the deck surrounding this octagonal-shaped facility. The interior boasts hardwood floors, a fieldstone fireplace, and windows surrounding the perimeter. It can accommodate up to 160 guests for a buffet dinner, or 75 for a sit-down affair.
Oak Point Lawn, strategically placed between Spanish moss-covered oaks and the lush greens and fairways of the Oak Marsh Golf Course, offers dazzling views of the beautiful marsh. Ocean Terrace overlooks the beach, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Booked in conjunction with the Oceanview Room, this seaside setting offers an exceptional space for ceremonies.
A naturally inviting gathering place, Marsh View is a venue overlooking vistas of the ever-changing marsh, Intracoastal Waterway, and the ninth hole of Oak Marsh, with a private deck, dinner space, and plenty of room for dancing. The Omni’s banquet rooms are modern and top-notch, with unique décor and stunning chandeliers. And if a beachside wedding is your cup of tea, you can say “I do” with sand between your toes, the sound of soothing waves in the background, and a breathtaking view of the sparkling waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
But, with all that Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort has to offer, their culinary team is what takes a destination wedding to the top. “Our chefs make a real connection with our couples,” says O’Donnell. “We have lots of flexibility with menus, from sit-down dining to food stations paired with wine. They also create visually stunning wedding and groom’s cakes, and design a menu that is suited to a couple’s level of elegance, taste, and budget.”
“Our team would love the opportunity to showcase Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort as a destination location for your special day!” says O’Donnell. For more information, contact the Wedding & Event Department at (904) 321-5045, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to schedule a property tour.