The Henderson

The Henderson Wedding in Destin FL With DJ Brian B

A throwback to this Henderson Wedding in Destin FL from this past Fall (the professional images recently came in). This was my (Brian B) 2nd wedding of 3 this particular weekend so I was definitely in my wedding groove. To be honest, when the bride-to-be called us inquiring on our services, she was wanting a band but felt for the space, a DJ was a better fit. I could hear the disappointment in her voice but I told her not to worry. I would make sure it was all good from the music side. The Henderson in Destin, FL provided the perfect backdrop for a fantastic celebration of love. It wasn’t quite October yet so the humidity was still pretty intense. But you know you have a great crowd when everything is done outside and they partied anyway. That was the case with Kindra and Jason’s Henderson Wedding in Destin FL.

Venue: The Henderson, Destin, FL
Wedding Planner: Sherri Kuhn, Destin To Wed
Baker: The Cake Destination
Designer/Florist: Bella Flora 30A
Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Brian B
Officiant: Casey Goben (family friend)
Photography/Videography: Michael K Photography

The ceremony was held on the Western Lawn and it was a stunning setting with the backdrop of the Henderson Park Inn on one side and the gulf on the other.
Henderson Wedding in Destin FL

They moved to the Eastern Lawn for cocktail hours where we brought out all of our Lawn Games. They were a total hit!
Lawn Games Destin
Wedding Lawn Games Destin

Guests were then transitioned to the Grand Lawn for the rest of the evening.
The Henderson Destin Wedding

Reception Formality Music

  • First Dance: “Feet Don’t Touch The Ground” by Stony Larue
  • Father/Daughter Dance: “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
  • Mother/Son Dance: “The Baby” by Blake Shelton

Kindra and Jason gave me total autonomy with the dinner music. When I get that type of leeway, it’s game on to see who how quickly I can get them on to the dance floor. Let’s just say it was hard to tell where dinner began and when we transitioned to open dancing. We had a pretty packed floor the entire night.
Destin Wedding DJ

Thanks for allowing me to share such a special celebration with you Kindra and Jason!
Henderson Wedding DJ in Destin FL

Spring Wedding At The Henderson Wedding Venue In Destin

The Radigan-Noonan Spring wedding At The Henderson in Destin, FL was an affair to remember. This is the hottest new property in the area and definitely the hottest new Wedding Venue in Destin. There was a bit of cloud cover lingering above the horizon before the prelude and I (Josh, the DJ/MC) mentioned to Mike, the groom, that the sunset pictures were going to be amazing. I was not wrong!

Wedding Venue In Destin

Venue: The Henderson, Destin, FL
Coordination: Sherri Kuhn, Destin To Wed
Florals/Design: Bella Flora 30A
Officiant: Barry Carpenter, B-Boy Productions
Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Josh Woeckener, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Michael K Photography
Cake: Bake My Day
Photo Booth: B-Boy Photo Booths

The ceremony was a classical/classy moment with the Wedding Party walking into “Canon in D”, the bride came down the aisle to “Marry Me” by Train and the recessional was “The Arrival of Queen Sheba” by Handel. Transitioning to the Terrace for cocktail hour, the guests were serenaded by a large array of selections from artists including The Goo Goo Dolls, Frank Sinatra, Adele, and The Police.

Reception Formality Music

      • Grand Entrance: “I Gotta Feelin” by Black Eyed Peas
      • First Dance: “All Of Me” by John Legend
      • Cake Cut: “Sugar” by Maroon 5
      • Last Dance: “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder

With very few formalities, it was a night full of dancing. My favorite musical transition of the night was “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran into “Faith” By George Michael. “Faith” was one of their ‘must plays’ and it was cool to be able to blend the older with the new and the tempos and keys seemed to go together perfectly. It was a GREAT dancing crowd. As guests enjoyed dancing, they also took full advantage of the photo booth. What a way to set the tone for the first wedding of the Spring season at The Henderson.

B-Boy Photo Booths

Best Wedding Venues in Destin | Best of 2015

Here’s Part 2 of our 2015 picks for top destination wedding venues. In this post, we’re going to focus on the best wedding venues in Destin.  This is the town everyone talks about for weddings in the panhandle of Florida and for good reason!  The beaches are amazing and it’s quickly become of the most developed areas around with some of the hottest retail and restaurants having just come to town in the last year. Believe it or not, there’s still some gems of wedding venues that you may not be aware of.  So let us tell you about them.

Resorts of Pelican Beach – Destin, FL
You have to be careful NOT to get this confused with the Pelican property by Wyndham.  The Resorts of Pelican Beach can be easily missed as it is backed into the south side of highway 98 with a ton of foliage disguising it.  But once in, you realize you have a fantastic all-in-one venue that has accommodations, private beach access and indoor venue spaces. This venue has been around for quite a while but we’re always surprised when people say they’ve never heard of it.  As one of their preferred vendors, this is a spot we highly recommend. If there’s any negative to the venue, it would be that it is that the indoor venue space is a bit dated.  However, it is very clean and the pricing is perfectly in line with the space.

Pelican Beach Resort Wedding

The Venue at Surfside Resort – Destin, FL
This event space was re-launched in 2014 and Nicki (the venue manager) did a phenomenal make-over to the space.  It sits off of Old Highway 98 with unobstructed floor to ceiling window beach views of the gulf. Although not directly on the beach, it’s literally a 5 minute walk away.  It has both indoor and outdoor cocktail hour/reception space and can fit 60-75 very comfortably. We honestly believe this is one of the best kept secrets in Destin.  They do offer accommodations. Parking is on-site.  While they do push their all-inclusive services, they allow outside vendors and catering. With a very neutral color palette, this venue should definitely be considered for intimate and mid-size weddings.

The Venue At Surfsider Wedding DJ

The Henderson – Destin, FL
Just when you thought Destin was all built up, here comes the latest resort development which is opening in the Summer of 2016.  It is called “The Henderson” and there won’t be anything close to it as far as luxury goes in the Destin area.  The owners also have the Henderson Park Inn property, which is rated the #1 Hotel in Destin according to TripAdvisor.  What does that mean?  This sister property place is going to be even more spectacular!  This will be the only “Diamond” rated resort in the area (next closest one is in Tampa).  There will be multiple ballrooms and beach front options for your ceremony and reception. Sherri and her team are one of the most professional in the area so you will have nothing to worry about with your wedding if you choose this location.

The Henderson Wedding DJ
Stay tuned for our 3rd installment (the 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 as well as Part 1 of our 2015 picks.