You’ve said “yes” to your life partner, now it’s time to say “I do” to the venue. Looking for the perfect place to exchange your vows can be extremely stressful—as it’s the most important detail of wedding planning. You know you want a sea-side ceremony, but with so many locations to choose from, picking a venue for your same-sex beach wedding can be a bit overwhelming.
Love is Love
As a proud vendor for LGBTQ+ weddings, we know that you want to be an at-ease bride or groom—ecstatic for your wedding day. In order to do that, you need the best gay-friendly beach wedding venue. We want to meet every item of your dream wedding checklist. We understand the challenges of declaring your love, which is why we have been trusted by thousands of couples in 25 years to host beach ceremonies and receptions. We make your wedding day a breeze, so you can enjoy what matters most.
Location, Location, Location
The sparkling sunset on Anna Maria Island is a beautiful backdrop to begin forever—as husbands or wives. Nestled just west of Bradenton, Florida, and south of Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island is a charming slice of Old Florida, complete with gorgeous views and secluded moments—perfect for an intimate ceremony. Our sugar-white beaches are popular with locals, but never overcrowded.
With four unique venues to choose from, you’ll be the hero of your own fairytale. Our Sandbar Pavilion is separate from our world-renowned restaurant for your own private slice of paradise. The Beach House has a dedicated space with one of the largest gulf-front decks on the west coast of Florida. With the Studio at Gulf & Pine, you can paint the perfect scene when you get married on the beach and then party in an art gallery! Finally, there is Mar Vista. Tucked between a canopy of trees and twinkling lights, this venue boasts an exclusive dock with waters lapping the shoreline.
Our staff is comprised of inclusive individuals who have a true passion for event planning and execution. We know those tiny details matter and those special touches are what make your wedding day complete. Have a question? Pick up the phone and talk to your personal event manager. Need something during your ceremony or reception? Your on-site event coordinator will ensure everything runs smoothly. At Anna Maria Island Venues, you won’t just be respected as clients—but celebrated as a couple.
As we only have one chance to provide you with the perfect wedding, we work with only the best in the business. Our highly-esteemed vendors are ready and willing to make your LGBT wedding everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Our preferred photographers, florists, officiants, bakeries, and DJs have all-embracing professionalism that delights every individual Anna Maria Island Venue couple. Need recommendations on which vendor is right for you? We’re happy to help.
Unique as You
Our versatile venues can be sandy-chic for barefoot brides and grooms or black tie for a more formal affair. We’ve hosted everything from intimate sea-side ceremonies with close friends and family to “everyone gets a plus one” receptions. Our menus can be curated to fit your palate, dietary restrictions, and budget. Want customized beachy décor? We have a package for that! Need live music during your ceremony? We have a package for that, too!
We are thrilled that you are considering our venues to start such a special journey. Our team of expert wedding managers is ready to exceed your expectations and deliver you the best day ever.