Weddings and Special Events

Are you planning a Florida Beach Wedding? Perhaps a special event?

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is your one stop shop for all the information you need to pull off your dream wedding or special event. 

As unique as the love you share and the memories you create, an Anna Maria Island beach wedding or ceremony offers memories that last a lifetime! Imagine sauntering down the aisle with sand in your toes, sharing your vows as you hear the natural music of the waves from the Gulf of Mexico hitting our sugar sand shore line.  Watch a sunset as you reflect about your special someone on your anniversary. Enjoy the beach, picnics, biking, shopping and dining as you celebrate your birthday. Stay with your guests in our lovely island accommodations, including Anna Maria Island beachside hotels. The white sandy beach, blue skies and azure water create the ideal back drop for your memorable event. Anna Maria Island has all the services and amenities you need to support any celebration, large or small.   

Today, Anna Maria Island beach destination weddings are becoming so popular that many are referring to our perfect wedding setting as the “Beach Wedding Capital of Florida”. With all that our island offers, it is no wonder that Anna Maria Island is home to the largest strolling-style annual wedding festival in the nation – The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wedding Festival, now in its 5th year. Brides come from all over the nation, and internationally to attend this one-stop-shop wedding festival that takes place island-wide each year. Complete with mock wedding ceremonies, fashion shows, cake tastings, prizes and much more, it is the perfect setting for finding everything wedding, anniversary or your special event.   

Be sure to ask to see the fine print when planning your celebration on the beaches of Anna Maria Island as you may encounter a few "surprise guests" such as dolphins, sea turtles and tropical birds!  Your dream wedding is awaiting you on Anna Maria Island.  Check out our specially designed Anna Maria Island Wedding festival site (www.amiweddingfestival.com) for more wedding festival information.

Useful phone numbers and links for beach ceremonies and weddings

Permit Information: You do not need a permit to have a beach ceremony for small gatherings. However, if you think you will have parking issues, entertainment or structures temporarily erected, please call the City Hall for the city your ceremony will take place at the numbers below:
City of Anna Maria: 941-708-6130
City of Holmes Beach: 941-708-5800
City of Bradenton Beach: 941-778-1005

Marriage License: To get married on Anna Maria Island, you will need to contact the Manatee County, FL Clerk of the Circuit Court or any county in Florida. To save time, complete your marriage license application online at:  www.clerkofcircuitcourt.com/Services/EmarriageApp.aspx


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ABC Rentals

Rentals - Special Events

5352 Gulf DriveHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-3707 Phone  | (941929-1870 Fax http://www.abcbabyrental.com
ABC Rentals has over 70 baby and beach rental items. We have crib rentals as well as pack and plays, highchairs and booster seats. Our beach wheelchair is also very popular. These items can be picked up or delivered to your rental property.


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Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki

Wedding Venues/Sites

900 Gulf Drive NorthBradenton Beach FL 34217

(941778-1919 Phone  | (941778-1919 Fax http://www.gulfdrivetiki.com
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Inspired Events

Event Planners Coordinator

7900 40th Avenue WestBradenton FL 34209

(941840-1824 Phone http://www.YourInspiredEvents.com
We are a full-service boutiques Event Planning & Design Company based out of Bradenton/Sarasota. We offer full and partial planning as sell as Day of & Month of coordination packages for weddings, social and corporate events.


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Real Deal Wedding Photography

Photography/Videography/Framing

1000 1st avenue westBradenton FL 34205

(941312-1281 Phone http://www.realdealweddings.com
Providing affordable artistry for weddings and beach portraits.  We offer professional wedding and portrait photography at affordable prices because we are passionate about making photojournalism available to everyone, regardless of their budget.


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All Event Rental and Design

Rentals - Special Events

2048 Bee Ridge RoadSarasota FL 34239

(941894-3406 Phone  | (877376-9067 Toll Free  | (941378-3366 Fax http://www.alleventrental.com
We have everything you need for that special occasion or party. Rental items or floral services can be ordered in conjunction with the services of our professional planning & design team, or on an
a la carte basis.


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Island Players Inc

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

10009 Gulf DriveAnna Maria FL 34216

(941778-5755 Phone http://www.theislandplayers.org
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Mike Sales Presents, LLC

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

P.O. Box 1231Anna Maria FL 34216

(941448-5798 Phone htttp://www.mikesalessings.com
Mike Sales Presents is one of the areas more sought after singer & DJ. Whether you're planning a wedding, party or festival, for dining or dancing, Mike's approach to Standards, Rock, Country and Beach Favorites will enhance any event.


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Photography by Lisa E

Photography/Videography/Framing

4550 47th St W #1227Bradenton FL 34210

(941744-7139 Phone http://www.photographybylisae.com
Over 19 years of photography experience, photographing weddings, family portraits and corporate events. 2011 Best of Wedding Pick from The Knot


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Beach Breeze Weddings

Event Planners/Coordinator
Has Photo Gallery

6214 Stillwater CourtUniversity Park FL 34201

(941400-5504 Phone  | (877924-8899 Toll Free http://www.BeachBreezeWeddings.com
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AJ Mills Photography

Photographers and Videographers

3220 South Gate Circle Suite 125North Port FL 34239

(941429-2941 Phone  | (866499-6682 Toll Free  | (941362-0321 Fax http://www.sarasota-wedding-photographer.com
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Chris Grumley DJ

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

P.O. Box 69Anna Maria FL 34216

(941219-2106 Phone  | (941795 6374 Fax http://facebook.com/annamariadj
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Matt & Dom's

Cakes/Desserts

3737 Manatee Ave. WestBradenton FL 34205

(941778-3909 Phone
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Memories by Billi

Event Planners/Coordinators

P.O. Box 705Anna Maria FL 34216

(941545-8877 Phone http://www.memoriesbybilli.com/pages/wedding-planning/
I have worked on over 200 weddings on Anna Maria Island and know the best locations and the best wedding service provides for your wishes.  I can set everything up easily for you while you don't have to be here.  I am happy to help.


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Sherri's Island Images Photography

Portrait and Wedding Photographer/Videographer

3015 Pine StreetBradenton FL 34208

(941345-5135 Phone http://www.sherrisislandimages.com
Reasonable portrait and wedding photography and videography in a fun relaxing atmosphere. Capture the moments with a mix of traditional, journalistic and casual styles. Weddings, beach photos, senior pictures, and more. Memories for a lifetime!


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Anna Maria Island Resorts.net

Wedding Venues/Sites

115 3rd Street SouthBradenton Beach FL 34217

(941778-0156 Phone http://www.annamariaislandresorts.net
Four exceptional resorts in Bradenton Beach - 115 Apartments, Three Beaches, Concierge, Catering, Professional Wedding Planner, Weddings, Events.  Your perfect destination!


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C.I.T.I. Ministries

Officiants

503 70th St.Holmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-4579 Phone
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Send Out Cards

Specialty Services and Boutiques

Serving Anna Maria Island, Manatee County, Sarasota CountyHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941348-3292 Phone http://www.sendoutcards.com/annmorris
Send Out Cards is a tool that can be utilized for business and personal use,to easily keep in touch with clients, family and friends.


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Charles Shook-Minister (Rev. Charlie)

Officiants

P O Box 177Anna Maria FL 34216

(941778-3399 Phone http://www.revcharlieshook.com
His religious and civil ceremonies have become an Island tradition. Cell phone: 941-730-9553.


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Jack Elka Photography

Photography

315 58th StHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-2711 Phone http://www.jackelka.com
Portraits by the Sea, wedding photography, aerial, commercial photography, color printing, brochures, post cards, graphic design, stock pictures.


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Erin Danielle Photography

Photographers Videographers

Serving Florida's Gulf CoastBradenton  FL 34205

(941713-3674 Phone http://www.erindanielle.com
I am a natural light portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, children, seniors, engagement, family and intimate weddings. I also operate a studio for my newborns, babies and boudoir sessions.


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A Victorian Bride Hair & Make-up Design Team

Specialty Services and Boutiques

5109 S. Tamiami TrailSarasota FL 34231

(941928-3651 Phone
Providing quality on location hair & make-up services to brides on their wedding day.  Specializing in airbrushed make-up for weddings, TV & film.


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Simply Gourmet

Catering/Banquet Halls

4783 Swift Rd.Sarasota FL 34231

(941929-0066 Phone  | (941921-9662 Fax
Our passion is producing outrageous foods and fantastic services. Extreme attention to detail and one-on-one style. Off-Premise catering experts.


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Beach Breeze Weddings

Officiants

6214 Stillwater CourtUniversity Park FL 34201

(941400-5504 Phone  | (877924-8899 Toll Free http://www.BeachBreezeWeddings.com
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Mike McCoy Photography

Photographers and Videographers

886 Waterside LaneBradenton FL 34209

(813245-3320 Phone http://www.mikemccoyphotography.com
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Sand Petal Weddings

Event Planners/Coordinators

4602 Ashton Rd. (Ashton Commerce Center)Sarasota FL 34233

(941923-6060 Phone  | (877WED-8699 Toll Free  | (509479-4477 Fax http://www.sandpetalweddings.com
Complete Wedding & Reception Packages all on the Beach! Including Fabulous Luau Show! Beach Weddings & Receptions.


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Gulf Drive

Entertainment and Disc Jockeys

518 70th StreetHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-0173 Phone http://www.gulfdriveband.net
Classic Tunes at their Best! A danceable mix of Oldies from the 50's & 60's: Swing, Country, Top 40 from the 70's & 80's and Jazz. Experienced entertainers available for parties, weddings, anniversaries, all kinds of functions.


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Susan Tyson Mary Kay Cosmetics

Specialty Services and Boutiques

Independent Sales DirectorServing Manatee County FL 34212

(941809-4747 Phone http://www.marykay.com/susantyson
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WAMI Radio

Entertainment/Disk Jockeys

P.O. Box 1514Holmes Beach FL 34218

(941524-5207 Phone http://www.wamiradio.com
AMI's only radio station we play the music featuring local artists.


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Moments in Time Photography

Photography/Videography/Framing

6616 Gateway Ave.Sarasota Florida 34231 US

(941362-4567 Phone  | (866362-4560 Toll Free  | (941313-0270 Fax http://www.sarasotaphotos.com/
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The Reserve Vintage Rentals

Special Events Rentals

7900 40th Avenue WestBradenton FL 34209

(941841-1824 Phone http://www.TheReserveVintageRentals.com
We are a vintage inspired prop and furniture company. We have beautiful & unique pieces perfect for your wedding, corporate or social event. We have pews, benches, couches & chairs ideal for your ceremony, reception or lounge seating.


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Black Tie DJs, Inc.

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

8506 Sandy Oak LaneSarasota FL 34238

(941925-5944 Phone  | (941925-5944 Fax
The Knot "Best Of Weddings" 2007,2008,2009 Pick, As Voted by Local Brides! Sarasota & Manatee Counties Premier DJ Service. A name you won't forget... A night you will always remember!


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Something Blue Bridal Boutique

Specialty Services and Boutiques

3621 Manatee Ave WBradenton FL 34205

(941747-1512 Phone  | (941747-3689 Fax
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The Island Flower

Florists

Serving AMI & Bradenton AreaHolmes Beach FL 34217

(612619-2800 Phone
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Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Wedding Venues and Sites

5626 Gulf DriveHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-5444 Phone  | (888828-5566 Toll Free  | (941778-0527 Fax http://www.harringtonhouse.com
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Village Cafe at Rosedale

Wedding Venues and Sites

503 Pine AvenueAnna Maria FL 34217

(941896-8890 Phone http://www.pineapplefish.com/village-cafe/
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Reverend Eric- An Absolute Charming Wedding Day

Officiants

2710 Gulf Dr.Holmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-1010 Phone
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Rental Depot Weddings Tents and Events

Rentals - Special Events

3914 Swift Rd.Sarasota FL 34231

(941929-9382 Phone  | (941929-0942 Fax http://www.arentaldepot.com
Party, tent and event rentals.


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Sarasota Dove Release

Specialty Services & Boutiques

P.O. Box 52225Sarasota FL 34232

(941914-4306 Phone  | (941536-0541 Fax http://sarasotadoverelease.com
Beautiful white birds to enhance your special event. Making memories of and for a lifetime.


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Sandbar Restaurant

Wedding Venues and Sites

100 Spring AvenueAnna Maria FL 34216

(941778-0444 Phone  | (941778-3997 Fax http://www.sandbar-restaurant.com
Imagine a breathtaking sunset, waves gently lapping against the shore, and walking down the aisle with your toes in the sand as you say “I do.”


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In Any Event LLC

Event Planners/Coordinator

18529 Pebble Lake CourtTampa FL 33647

(813992-6644 Phone http://www.inanyeventweddings.com
A full service wedding planner specializing in beach ceremonies. Long live love and beautiful destination weddings on Anna Maria Island! Share with us how you have always envisioned your dream wedding.We will make your every wish come true.


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Lake Of The Clouds Productions

Photographers Videographers

Server Greater Southwest FloridaSouthwest FL 34209

(941545-6005 Phone http://www.lakeoftheclouds.net
Your wedding videography services & packages will be customized to meet your personal needs & budget. We provide wedding videography services to the Florida Gulf Coast & Greater Orlando areas. We are delighted to serve you.


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Weddings by Christina

Officiants

Serving Manatee, Sarasota & Surrounding AreasAnna Maria Island FL 34217

(941447-1777 Phone http://www.christinaweddings.com
Your ceremony is the heart and soul of your wedding day. It is the day that makes you husband and wife. As your Wedding Officiate, it is our pleasure  to assist you in creating a ceremony that is heartfelt and a reflection of your love.


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Acqua Aveda Salon and Spa

Specialty Services and Boutiques

5311 Gulf Drive NorthHolmes Beach  FL 34217

(941778-5400 Phone  | (941778-8481 Fax http://www.acquaaveda.com
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Big Jim Allen Ukulele Wedding

Specialty Services and Boutiques

942 Yale Street NorthSt. Petersburg FL 33713

(727647-4504 Phone http://www.ukulelewedding.com
Ukulele Wedding? Guitar Wedding? Something unique for your beach or garden wedding. Big Jim Allen, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist, brings the perfect touch to your wedding ceremony. Make the ukulele your wedding music choice.


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All Seasons Party Rentals

Rentals - Special Events

5425 Washington Blvd. Rt 301 S.Sarasota FL 34243

(941355-6700 Phone  | (941429-2009 Fax http://www.allseasonspartyrentals.com
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Gulf Beach Weddings

Event Planners/Coordinator

6655 Gulf Blvd.St. Pete Beach FL 33706

(727475-2272 Phone http://www.gulfbeachweddings.com
Destination Wedding Specialists! We provide affordable all-inclusive elegant Wedding Packages on the beautiful sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. Packages accommodate 2-100+ guests & a vendors list for any need. Let us help plan your special day


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Studio 26 Production

Photographers and Videographers

Servicing Manatee and Sarasota CountiesBradenton FL 34209

(941932-4358 Phone http://www.studio26productions.com
Known for our award winning directors & cinematographers producing beautiful wedding videos, We are passionate about video & creating richly textured commercials, videos and wedding day films. Visit our website to see wedding teasers & boutique films


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Chuck Caudill Island DJ

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

5804 Holmes BlvdHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-5676 Phone  | (941778-3893 Fax www.chuckcaudill.com
Live music/The Island's most experienced DJ!  Specializing in Island-themed weddings, beach ceremonies!


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Flower Girls of Sarasota

Florist

By Appointment OnlySarasota FL 34236

(941350-9368 Phone http://www.sarasotaflowergirls.com
Specializing in all inclusive Tropical Beach Weddings with complete ceremony sites that include custom made arches surrounded with exotic flowers and plants. We make planning a breeze with a simple and elegant style that is fabulous for any budget.


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Barefoot Weddings

Officiants

Serving Manatee and Sarasota CountiesSarasota FL 34236

(941952-1440 Phone http://www.BarefootWeddings.com
Nancy J. Taussig, a Notary Public for the State of Florida since 1984, has officiated over 1,300 civil ceremonies at museums, country clubs, parks, resorts, gardens, private homes, backyards, on beaches or boats, and even McDonald's and Starbucks.


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