Anna Maria Beach Wedding Locations
These Best of Anna Maria Beach Wedding Locations from the ‘Beach Wedding Capital’ of Anna Maria Island Florida. Anna Maria continues to hold onto their quaint ‘Old Florida’ charm with brightly colored Florida style bungalows throughout their small island.
This old world charm draws couples to the island looking for more than just a beach wedding location. Many couples look to combine their beach wedding ceremony with a down home style reception and continue with a honeymoon stay at one of Anna Maria’s beach resorts. Truly one stop shopping for those who see Anna Maria as more than just a beach wedding destination.
The Beaches of Anna Maria
Anna Maria Beach
Private Beach Venues
Anna Maria Beach Wedding Locations Public & Private
While Anna Maria Island has public beaches that are used for weddings the fact is that most beach weddings performed on the island are private beach venues. The following are our best bets and Anna Maria beach wedding location tips.
Anna Maria Beach
Located on Anna Maria’s northern tip with views of the skyway bridge and St. Petersburg Florida. Great beach, best bet for small weddings and ceremonies with no decorations or chairs to set up. Parking is on-street and scattered.
Similar to Anna Maria beach. Holmes beach has on-street parking in a residential neighborhood area, NO designated parking area. Nice beach with white sand and a best bet for that intimate beach wedding ceremony, NO or small hand carried decorations only.
Manatee Beach is our first larger public beach with parking, lifeguards, picnic tables, restrooms and more. Manatee beach can get crowded even in the early evenings and this doesn’t make an intimate beach wedding possible. This beach is a best bet for fun, NOT beach weddings.
The Bradenton Beach location is very busy with businesses and shopping. Parking is limited and generally the area is too crowded for beach weddings. This beach is a best bet for getting sun and going shopping or dining. But there is one location on Bradenton beach that remains as a good spot for beach wedding ceremonies. Request our planning and coordination services for full details about this and many other beach wedding spots.
Cortez beach is located between 5th and 13th streets along the Gulf of Mexico Drive area. Nice beach, white sand and more family oriented. The problem is that this beach gets crowded also. Note: Many of these beaches are NOT wide and people must jockey for beach real estate. Cortez beach is a best bet for small weddings on off-days.
Coquina beach is the largest public beach with plenty of parking and full amenities. Younger crowd who can and will be having fun and making lots of noise. This beach is a best bet for a full day at the beach with swimming and a picnic…but don’t bother even thinking about a beach wedding at Coquina.
Best Bet: Private Beach Venues
Anna Maria has plenty of beach front resorts and restaurants where intimate beach weddings are best suited. We provide planning services for Anna Maria beach weddings. We can also provide referrals to clients searching for the perfect private Anna Maria island ceremony & reception location.
Our Beach Wedding Services & Packages
Securing your beach wedding venue and spot is the first thing to do and we provide planning services designed toward getting you the best possible spot on the beach for your once in a lifetime beach wedding ceremony.
Wedding packages are gaining in popularity and we have a full range of beach wedding packages and options to choose from. We also have wedding officiants who are dedicated to making your ceremony special. Wedding photos are one of the ‘must haves’ and we will provide professional photography or video of your wedding at a reasonable price, ask for details.