A Spring Rosemary Beach Wedding Venue: Town Hall

Although technically still Winter, we’re going to consider this past weekend a Spring Rosemary Beach wedding. The weather was absolutely perfect and no sign of humidity (stay in hibernation, my friend). Amey and Alexndra gathered 100 or so of their closest family and friends to celebrate with them. Being one of the premier locations for weddings, it’s no surprise that this is a popular wedding venue along 30A. The Town Hall has much to offer. This gorgeous venue is the only spot you’ll need for ceremony and reception, with vendors that move like clockwork transforming the hall from ceremony to reception in under an hour while guests enjoy cocktails on the lawn.

Uplighting Rosemary Beach Wedding

Venue: The Town Hall, Rosemary Beach FL
Coordination: Madison Smiedendorf, Shelby Peaden Events
Hair & Make-Up: Katie Russo Beauty
Rentals: The Big Day Rentals
Florals/Design: Myrtie Blue
Officiant: Officiant Doug
Ceremony Sound Technician and Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Shawn Frady, B-Boy Productions
Decor Lighting: B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Photography: Lauren Kinsey Photography
Catering: Paradise Cuisine Catering
Cake: Bake My Day

DJ Shawn Frady

DJ Shawn Frady had this group dancing non-stop. Songs of the night were “Formation” by Beyonce and “Antidote” by Travis Scott. Yup, lots of current hip hop and dance tracks on the playlist for this couple!

Reception Formality Music

      • Grand Entrance (Bridal Party): “Cake” by FloRida & 99 Percent
      • Grand Entrance (Bride/Groom): “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
      • First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
      • Cake Cut: “Formation (edited version)” by Beyonce
      • Garter Toss: “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran
      • Last Dance: “Love On The Brain” (edited version) by Rihanna

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Wedding

30A DJ Josh Woeckener Promoted to Associate DJ

Our last promotion this winter out of our Florida Emerald Coast office is Josh Woeckener. He will be our go to 30a DJ and is being promoted to an Associate level DJ/MC. We love Josh’s story. He was actually a client of B-Boy when he and his wife, Rhoda, got married in 2013. Since then, he has joined our team as a DJ/MC and has blossomed over the past few years.

DJ Josh WoeckenerB-Boy Productions’ Florida General Manager, Shawn Frady, commented, “Having been seemingly grafted into the B-Boy fold, Josh has been one of the fastest rising talents in the area, leaving little doubt that this DJ/MC understands customer service. If you are looking for a polished experience coupled with the ability to ‘Get Down On It’ look no further.”

While we cover the entire panhandle area of Florida, Josh will be primarily based in our 30a locations – Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and WaterColor. In other words, he is going to be our go to 30A DJ. That stretch of area demands excellence and we have full confidence that Josh will more than deliver.

For more information on Josh, be sure to read his bio here.

If you’re looking for an event DJ on 30A, Josh is your guy. To book Josh, be sure to message us and assuming he’s available, we’ll be glad to add him to your event.

Bud and Alley’s Weddings in Seaside, FL

If you’ve ever driven along 30A going from Santa Rosa Beach into Seaside, then you’ve had to come across Bud and Alley’s in Seaside, FL. We’re so excited to see more and more of our clients having their wedding receptions there.  This venue has always been an after-hours place for many of our wedding clients once everything else closes down at 10PM due to the upstairs bar that stays open till 2AM.

However, they just completed a renovation of the main restaurant and over the last year or so, a ton of wedding receptions are now being held on property. I recently got a chance to see the venue a few weeks ago and sit down with their event coordinators, Rachel and Kathryn.

This outdoor space has been redone to include a tented area for the DJ to set up under.  Additionally, they have professional grade speakers permanently mounted to the top of the tent that allows us as the DJ to tap into.  This eliminates the clutter of seeing our speakers stands, etc. On that lower level is where dancing takes place.

Bud and Alley's Weddings
There’s a raised deck that is adjacent to the restaurant.  This is where the dinner tables are placed.  This picture below doesn’t show it but the deck wraps around to the left and more tables can be placed there. They have standalone heaters for the cold months available and cafe style lighting strands are strung over the dance floor year round to give it that throwback rustic look.

Bud & Alley's Reception

If you haven’t yet seen Bud & Alley’s and are looking for a private venue that serves amazing food, make sure you check it out.  They only do 1 event per day so be sure to get your reservation in early.  We will be shooting a venue profile video and have it up on our YouTube channel later on this season.

Best 30A Wedding Venues | B-Boy 2015 Picks

Year after year, a set of blog posts keeps ranking as one of our most searched.  It’s our annual selection of top Destination Wedding Venues.  We love being able to help clients out with as much information as we can (even if it is non-music related).  Since we are heavily entrenched in Florida’s Emerald Coast (we do over 400 weddings a year just in that market alone), we have a good pulse of what’s “hot”.  In the last year or so, a bunch of new wedding venues have popped up that you should consider.  They span from Rosemary Beach (30A) to Destin to Fort Walton Beach, FL which on a good traffic day is about 45 minutes to an hour from one another.  We’re going to break this up into a 3 part series.

Why 30-A?  It’s becoming the hottest area right now for weddings and the 30A wedding venues are some of the best in the area. This is primarily because it’s less congested than Destin.  Also, with more land to build, you’re starting to see more development take place. It’s not too far from Panama City Beach airport and it’s closer to Highway 331 (the gateway to the Emerald Coast from Interstate 10) than Destin or Fort Walton Beach.  Here’s our 2015 wedding venue picks for 30-A.

The Pearl – Rosemary Beach, FL
This quaint hotel has quite the impressive look and though not totally evident at first, it has multiple unique room and indoor/outdoor spaces all within the hotel to fit different aesthetics for guests counts ranging from 12 to 40.  The plus side…you’re off 30A in Rosemary Beach, which will blow away guests with its upscale an small-town feel. It has accommodations at the venue! Everything can be done there (including your rehearsal dinner).  Also Amanda and her staff are amazing to work with.  If there is a downside, it would be parking.  Unless you’re staying at the hotel, you’re going to have to get creative with the parking (especially during busy season).  That said, it can be done and I wouldn’t let that detour you from this amazing venue.  Here’s a quick shot of a side lobby that leads into one of the ballrooms.
30A Wedding Venues

The Bowery On 30-A – Grayton Beach, FL
We’re super excited to introduce you to the newest multi-level event space along 30-A. They recently renovated this location and folks, it is stunning.  Downstairs they have a restaurant which can be shut down for events and is perfect for a cocktail hour.  Upstairs, they have two event spaces.  The smaller of the two spaces (pictured below) has floor to ceiling windows and can accommodate up to 80 people (seated). The bigger room can comfortably seat up to 150 people, has a stage in place for entertainment and is hard-wired with sound and production lighting. Both rooms have amazing chandeliers. Want a beach ceremony?  They have access to a private beach which is within walking distance.  Parking is not an issue with this location as they have a huge parking lot.  This event space opened earlier this year and we think by this time next year, it’ll be the hottest property for events bar none.  Bob and Annemarie are fantastic to work with and they do allow you to bring in your own vendors except for the catering, which must be done in-house.

30A Wedding DJ

331 South – Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Formerly known as Bentley’s On The Bay, this location is under new ownership and management.  WeddingWire chose this location for their 2015 venue spotlight and had their annual vendor networking night there. This for the couple who is looking for a non-beach wedding venue.  It sits next to the Choctawhatchee Bay and boasts both an outdoor and indoor space.  You can pick one or the other or utilize both. It also can serve as your built-in “rain back-up plan”.  Parking is not an issue at this location.  Inside, you can fit 80-100 people comfortablyy and outside around the same (maybe a little more).  One of the things they’ve added is outside catering. So if you do the taste test and love the food but want a different location, the food can come with you. Christine and her staff do great work and are referred by all of the top professionals in the area.

331 South Wedding DJ

 

Stay tuned for our Destin and Fort Walton Beach 2015 picks coming out soon. In the meantime, want some other location ideas?  Check out our 2013 picks and Part 1 and Part 2 of our 2014 picks.