Planning Your Florida Beach Wedding

Florida is your destination for beach wedding bliss

The soothing waves, the pristine white sand, the breathtaking sunsets — there is nowhere quite like a Florida beach for your wedding. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate elopement or a big beach bash, Florida is the perfect destination to start your forever together.

couple walking in the sand after a beach wedding

Planning a wedding takes a lot of work, and if you're considering a Florida beach wedding, there are a few more things to consider. Time of year, time of day, inside or outside venue — but don't worry, we can help!

  • Check the temperatures in your desired destination during your planned wedding month.
  • Consider the West Coast for a gorgeous sunset ceremony, or the East Coast if you're looking for a sunrise occasion.
  • Make sure your venue has an inclement weather plan, just in case.
  • If you're planning a destination wedding, research accommodations and a few fun activities for your traveling guests.
shoes in the sand at a beach wedding ceremony

Make it a Wedding Weekend

Weddings have never truly been a single day affair. There's always been a tradition of bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, and now farewell brunches are popular. If you or a large portion of your guests are traveling from out of town, you may want to coordinate several events near your wedding venue.

We make it easy to plan your entire beach wedding weekend! Our unique ensemble of beach wedding venues allows us to cater to events of all sizes — from an intimate bridal party rehearsal dinner to a fun, farewell brunch with your closest friends and family.

Florida beaches are a popular tourist and wedding destination, with more venue choices than a bride could ever imagine. When searching for your perfect Florida beach wedding venue, consider your guest size, your plans for inside or outside ceremony and reception, time of day and time of year, and if you plan to have a reception at the same site as your ceremony.

Anna Maria Island Venues offers four unique venues to suit every bride's desire. Whether you're planning an intimate wedding with just your family or a large reception with a full buffet and a few hours of dancing, we have the perfect Florida beach wedding venue for you.

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the beach house restaurant beach wedding venue

The Beach House offers one of the largest beachfront decks of any venue on Florida's West Coast and a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled dining area with an unobstructed view of white sands and clear Gulf waters. With a private reception area, award-winning event staff, farm-fresh cuisine and a luxurious bridal party area, The Beach House is a chic choice for your beach wedding venue.

"Not only is this a gorgeous venue, the service was outstanding, and the food was super delicious!” - Heather L

Read all our reviews on Wedding Wire and The Knot

nightime view of The Sandbar Pavilion during a beach wedding reception

The Beach House offers one of the largest beachfront decks of any venue on Florida's West Coast and a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled dining area with an unobstructed view of white sands and clear Gulf waters. With a private reception area, award-winning event staff, farm-fresh cuisine and a luxurious bridal party area, The Beach House is a chic choice for your beach wedding venue.

"The Sandbar provided the most wonderful and beautiful setting for our wedding.” - Sophie T

Read all our reviews on Wedding Wire and The Knot

wedding recpetion setup at The Studio at Gulf & Pine

Dreaming of a toes-in-the-sand ceremony and a traditional event space for your reception? The Studio at Gulf & Pine is your ideal beach wedding venue. Featuring fresh cuisine selections from our local restaurants, local works of art, and a bridal suite, The Studio is a one-of-a-kind beach wedding venue.

"We could not have been more pleased with the choice.” - Dave R

people dining on the waterfront at dusk

Intimate and romantic, dinner under the ancient Buttonwood trees is an unforgettable wedding experience. With a private dock, charming Old Florida details, and the freshest seafood available Mar Vista is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, bridal party brunch, or small wedding party.

"Ideal for a wedding.” - Peg L

Florida Beach Wedding Packages

We are Florida beach wedding specialists, and our packages can help take the stress out of planning your big day. We have several ceremony packages to suit every budget and party size, and a reception package to keep the party going after the ceremony!