Wow, where to start...the Splash has earned its reputation as the premiere house in Destin, FL. I had my wedding on the beach, and hosting my out-of-state guests, the rehearsal dinner, and my wedding reception at The Splash. The only comment I heard from my guests was, "This is the most fun I've ever had at a wedding!" Perks: 1) an elevator - our grandparents needed the extra boost to get up to each floor. 2) The POOL - wow, gorgeous pool! Kids loved it! And the adults.
3) A plan B - I planned my wedding here because it would be a good plan B if the weather turned sour. The Splash is beautiful enough for an indoor wedding (thankfully, the weather was perfect, and I was able to have my wedding on the beach.)
4) Chuck Barone, the owner. It's difficult living in NYC while planning a destination wedding in FL. Chuck treated me like his own daughter. He responds very quickly to any questions. And he has a house manager in Destin who's quick to respond, too.It felt more like a personal friend loaning me their vacation home :)
My dad is a tight-wad :) We've rented beach houses many times in Gulf Shores, AL. But none of the homes there really fit what I was looking for - a wedding venue. The Splash is worth every penny. It's five exclamation points above the nicest home in Gulf Shores.