Gulf Coast Venues
Florida Brides specialize in providing romantic wedding ceremonies and vow renewals in some of the most beautiful tropical locations that Florida has to offer. The companies that we work closely with for the locations below have been performing wedding ceremonies for many years; we are able to provide romantic wedding ceremonies whether you require a small basic ceremony or a large lavish wedding.
Florida offers over seventeen hundred miles of beautiful sandy beaches, the beaches stretch way beyond your wildest imagination, where the exotic becomes the ordinary and each of Florida's beaches has its own exotic appeal. Whether you are looking for a beach, a secluded gazebo or any site that is either man-made or natural, here are some of the most exciting in the world.
We offer a selection of venues around the Gulf Coast, these include our beach venues at Fort Desota Island - St Petersburg, Sand Key Island - Sand Key near Clearwater, Lido Key - Sarasota, Siesta Key - Sarasota, Turtle Key - Sarasota and Longboat Key - Sarasota, we offer either daytime or evening wedding ceremonies at these beach venues, all of the above beach wedding locations include a decorated archway set up at the waters edge, a notary to perform your wedding ceremony, bridal music and services of our wedding coordinator.
St Petersburg and Clearwater Beach: Both of these areas make for an ideal location for your wedding ceremony on the beach, fantastic white beaches and clear waters make this perfect or alternatively turn your wedding into a two centre holiday, as you are within striking distance of most of the Gulf Coast attractions and Orlando. The sea along the Gulf Coast offers warm blue water which is safe to swim in, with snow white sandy beaches that are ideal for lazing and sunbathing on, virtually every kind of water activity can be catered for. St Petersburg boats the title of the "Sun Capital of America", largely because of the record of 768 consecutive days of sunshine.
Sarasota: The city is known as Florida's cultural centre, Sarasota boasts a waterfront setting you can join its affluent inhabitants browsing around its smart shops, along Palm Avenue and Main Street where restored shop fronts dating from the early 20th century house antique shops, bars and restaurants, shopping and eating are also the main attractions at the nearby Sarasota quay or alternatively lay and relax on the tranquil beaches. Water views surround you in this beautiful setting for your wedding imagine the sun setting over your shoulder the gulf will be your backdrop as the gentle gulf breezes, swaying palm trees and the sound of the surf provide the background music. Magnificent white sandy beaches abound on all three of the Keys - Lido, Long Boat, and Siesta each offering a different feel to your special day.
We also offer a choice of sunset cruise weddings that leave from either St Petersburg Marina or Sarasota Marina our evening cruises are on a private charter sailing yacht.
In the St Petersburg and Sarasota area we are able to offer two Sunset Cruise weddings the first is aboard a sailing yacht, this is ideal for small groups up to 8 guests including the bride and groom, larger groups can be accommodated by hiring a sister yacht to sail along side. The second is aboard a catamaran this is ideal for larger parties of up to 24 guests, including the bride and groom this includes an evening cruise to an island near St Petersburg where we will set up a decorated archway at the waters edge and have the ceremony on the beach, sailing back to the marina at sunset. Included in both these packages is the captain to perform your wedding ceremony either on the bow of the boat or on the beach, the decorated archway for beach weddings, bridal music and services of our wedding.
Island Resort Villa - Siesta Key Sarasota
This venue is a real gem! Get married on the one of the worlds most beautiful beaches at sunset under a decorated archway at the waters edge. This package includes our notary to perform your wedding ceremony, bridal music, services of our wedding coordinator and a 4 bedroom villa on the resort for your wedding reception and overnight stay. The Villa has a luxury pool and sleeps 8 people. This venue allows you to choose your own caterer or do it all yourself, a large selection of good quality restaurants and bars are with in walking distance of the villa if you did not want to cater your own reception.