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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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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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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Hair By Deb

Specialty Services and Boutiques

3820 26th St. WBradenton FL 34205

(941745-0026 Phone  | (941752-6779 Fax http://www.hairbydeb.com
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C.I.T.I. Ministries

Officiants

503 70th St.Holmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-4579 Phone
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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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Marc Mannino Guitarist

Entertainment and DJs

3736 82nd Ave Circle EastSarasota FL 34243

(941773-4221 Phone http://www.marcmannino.com
Marc Mannino provides elegant entertainment for weddings, anniversaries, gallery openings, distinctive dining venues & special events. A versatile solo guitarist specializing in jazz & classical music.


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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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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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Mike McCoy Photography

Photographers and Videographers

886 Waterside LaneBradenton FL 34209

(813245-3320 Phone http://www.mikemccoyphotography.com
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Studio 26 Production

Photographers and Videographers

Servicing Manatee and Sarasota CountiesBradenton FL 34209

(941751-2600 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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The Cinematic Moment

Photographers/Videographers/Framing

1208 73rd St. NWBradenton FL 34209

(716713-4886 Phone http://www.thecinematicmoment.com
Our mission is to create the highest quality video of your life event in a way with camera and edit that tells your story in an exceptionally memorable way. To immortalize your moment on camera forever will make it become special.


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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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Gulf Beach Weddings

Beach Wedding Specialists

6655 Gulf BlvdSt Pete Beach FL 33706

(941479-6039 Phone http://www.gulfbeachweddings.com
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Phone: (941) 479-6039                                    
Wedding Packages: www.gulfbeachweddings.com/package.htm
Beach Locations:  www.gulfbeachweddings.com/beach.htm

Beach Wedding Specialists!


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Weddings of Sarasota

Event Planners/Coordinators

2426 Bee Ridge Rd. Suite BSarasota FL 34236

(941923-4333 Phone http://www.weddingsofsarasota.com
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Hometown Desserts

Cakes and Desserts

507 B Pine AvenueAnna Maria FL 34216

(941896-3167 Phone http://www.facebook.com/HometownDesserts
Hometown Desserts creates custom wedding and special event cakes.  We also have delicious cakes, pies, scones, cupcakes and cookies available for purchase in our retail shop.


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Riley Love Photography

Photographers Videographers

P.O. Box 546Cortez FL 34215

(941527-6000 Phone http://www.rileylovephotography.com
My specialty is family portraiture and children's photography. I don't photograph weddings or businesses. My entire focus is centered around capturing the joy and love that exists in your family.


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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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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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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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Reverend Eric- An Absolute Charming Wedding Day

Officiants

2710 Gulf Dr.Holmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-1010 Phone
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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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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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Chi Photography by Paul Nguyen

Photography/Videography/Filming

6501 61st Drive EastPalmetto FL 34221

(727481-5737 Phone http://www.chiphotography.com
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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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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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Karly Carlson Photography & Framing

Photography/Videography/Framing

5500 Marina Dr. Suite 5Holmes Beach FL 34217

(941726-8000 Phone
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Beach Weddings Sarasota FL, LLC

Event Planners & Coordinators

1767 Lakewood Ranch Blvd #130Bradenton FL 34211

(248719-4495 Phone http://www.beachweddingsflorida.us
Offering quality beach wedding services to turn your dream into reality; a wide range of wedding services provided, 4 wedding packages in 5 romantic colors with gorgeous flower arrangements, dramatic tulle and organza.


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Private Affair Catering

Catering and Banquet Halls

Anna Maria Island, Bradenton,Bradenton FL 34209

(941592-3030 Phone
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A.J.'s Island Network @ The Loft #5

Event Planners - Coordinators

9801 Gulf Dr.Anna Maria FL 34217

(941779-9801 Phone
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Silvia's Flower Corner, Inc.

Florist

9807 Gulf DrAnna Maria FL 34216

(941348-5880 Phone
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Elegant Sarasota Weddings

Event Planners - Coordinators

6981 Curtiss Ave. Suite 8Sarasota FL 34231

(941308-3136 Phone  | (941308-3119 Fax http://www.elegantsarasotaweddings.com
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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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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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B Heitz Photography

Wedding and Beach Portrait Photography

P.O Box 10Anna Maria FL 34216

(941840-1159 Phone  | (941778-2140 Fax http://www.bheitzphotography.com
Beautiful Photography, Beautiful Design. Specializing in Weddings and Beach Portraits


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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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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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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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Vines Entertainment

Photographers Videographers

2926 Park Lake DriveBradenton FL 34209

(757816-9089 Phone  | (941243-3319 Fax http://www.TapSnap.net
Photo entertainment for Weddings, Corporate or any special events.


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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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Sarasota Pops Orchestra Inc

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

P.O. Box 5204Sarasota FL 34277

(941926-7677 Phone http://www.sarasotapops.org
SPO is comprised of more than 50 local musicians including some of our community's finest professionals as well as non-professionals of all ages, reflecting the diversity of our audience and patrons. Commited to bringing music to all people.


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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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Matt & Dom's

Cakes/Desserts

3737 Manatee Ave. WestBradenton FL 34205

(941778-3909 Phone
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Memories by Billi

Photography/Videography/Framing

P.O. Box 705Anna Maria FL 34216

(941545-8877 Phone http://www.memoriesbybilli.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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Beach Life Photography

Photographers and Videographers

on location by appointmentAnna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton & Long Boat Key FL 34217

(941405-3477 Phone http://www.beach-life-photography.com
I have been photographing babies, children and families since 2004. My style is fun, casual and relaxed and my work has been described as fresh, clean and modern. I believe each family is unique and your family images should be too.


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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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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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TampaBayDJ.com

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

P.O. Box 1922Valrico FL 33595

(813425-2782 Phone  | (877352-3571 Toll Free http://www.TampaBayDJ.com
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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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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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