Top 5 Reasons Your Beach Wedding Should Be On Anna Maria Island

starfish in the sand for a beach wedding on anna maria island

Getting married with your toes in the Florida sand is a beautiful way to say “I do” and tons of fun for both you and your guests. But if you’re looking for an experience that’s beyond your dreams and a truly unforgettable beach wedding, Anna Maria Island is your perfect destination.

Florida is so much fun!

It’s called the Sunshine State for a reason — Floridians see the sun up to 266 days of the year, and “winter” means temperatures in the 60s. This means almost year-round fun featuring everything from Disney World and the hustle and bustle of Orlando to utter seclusion during an airboat ride through the Everglades. For you and your guests, a Florida beach wedding is only the start of one epic vacation.

Anna Maria Island is a slice of paradise.

Our island is home to pristine white-sand beaches, breathtaking sunsets and water that’s warm well into October, but that’s only the start. Its rich history dates back to the 1500s, and today it’s a place to bike, kayak, walk, relax, eat, swim and just enjoy some of the best the state has to offer. And did we mention the white-sand beaches?

It’s secluded, but close to everything.

Anna Maria Island has the feeling of a private getaway, yet it’s just a short drive from all the fun the region has to offer. Head into Sarasota for some amazing shopping at St. Armand’s Circle, drive across the jaw-dropping Sunshine Skyway Bridge for a day in trendy downtown St. Petersburg, or head to Tampa for an action-packed day at Busch Gardens.

Try our locally-sourced seafood.

You can’t eat a fish fresher than one that was swimming earlier the same day, and Florida is known for its delicious variety of fresh, local seafood, from oysters to gulf shrimp to mahi-mahi. At our venues, we’re proud to serve not only locally sourced seafood, but our own farm-raised veggies and make our own baked goods in-house every day.