Romance at The Henderson Beach & Spa Resort
Destin, Florida | By Chad H. Vorbrich
Located on the “Emerald Coast” in Destin, The Henderson is nestled on property that offers sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, pristine beaches, dunes, a nature preserve, as well as a thoughtful and respectful design. The Henderson, A Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, is just steps from 200 acres of rare coastal preserve and one of America’s highest rated beaches, stretching nearly two miles of white sugar-sand coastline and emerald hued waters.
Reminiscent of a luxurious grand seaside manner of yesteryear, The Henderson seamlessly blends modern resort conveniences with the nostalgia of Old Florida. Guests arrive in a Grand Courtyard, which leads to an Expansive “Living Room” with high ceilings and a wall of windows, that faces the Henderson Beach State Park & Preserve and beach. Specifically designed to connect guests to the environment, the resort is infused with several quaint gathering areas.
With a selection of gorgeous venues, customized catering, beautiful accommodations and activities to suit everyone on your guest list, the Henderson has everything a bride needs to create an unforgettable experience from the rehearsal dinner to the honeymoon getaway.
From destination weddings to social celebrations, the resort’s sweeping and unmatched beachfront locale provides an unforgettable backdrop for your unforgettable memories.
Featuring a stunning ballroom, flexible interior spaces and 10,000 square feet of beautiful exterior options, The Henderson provides spectacular on-site venues and settings for ceremonies, receptions and events from 25 to 400.
A wedding celebration, a renewal of vows, a memorable anniversary, a couple’s special day should be as distinctive as they are. Whether you prefer casual or formal, understated or over the top, intimate and small or a gathering of many, the Henderson has a selection of indoor and outdoor settings so you may customize your most special day.
The beautiful guest rooms and suites include stylish furnishings, yet remain authentic to the local, cultural surroundings. Larger than typical luxury resort guestrooms, they feature custom furnishings, luxurious bedding, elegant bathrooms, and gracious balconies or terraces.
Before and after the big day, allow time to relax and pamper yourself and guests. A destination spa experience worth the trip, awaits you and your party. Drawing on its natural surroundings, The Henderson’s spa features 11 spacious treatment rooms, extensive water treatments and amenities, and a women’s locker room which opens onto a private relaxation terrace overlooking the preserve.
The Henderson and the surrounding Destin area offers many activities. You and your guests can easily stroll or bike to the beach, the adjacent nature preserve and its nature trails and dunes. Guests of The Henderson also enjoy a beach experience that features sunset cocktail hours, a wide pristine beach, waterfront dining, umbrella and chair service, as well as a base for activities like sailing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and volleyball. Or, guests can utilize the resort’s fleet of luxury cars or concierge shuttle to visit nearby attractions. Neighboring activities include two championship golf courses, incredible shopping at the Destin Commons or Silver Sands Premium Outlet Center, and a variety of water-sports, amusement and equestrian activities.
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With a setting as spectacular as this, your special day will feel like a storybook affair. From intimate gatherings with a select group of family and friends to celebrations hosting up to 400 guests, The Henderson offers a multitude of iconic and dazzling venue settings, all in a spectacular seaside location.