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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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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Outtakes Photography

Photographers Videographers Framers

Serving Anna Maria IslandAnna Maria FL 34216

(616634-6633 Phone
I photograph families, high school functions, pets, sports, weddings Bar Mitzvahs, artistic outdoor photography.


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C.I.T.I. Ministries

Officiants

503 70th St.Holmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-4579 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pittsburgh Pirates & Bradenton Marauders

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

1701 27th street eastBradenton FL 34208

(941747-3031 Phone  | (941747-8151 Fax http://www.bradentonmarauders.com
Stop in for a ball game at the historic McKechnie Field! Catch a Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training game in February or March and continue the fun all summer long with the Bradenton Marauders (high-A affiliate of the Pirates). A community staple, the Pira


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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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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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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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The Island Flower

Florists

Serving AMI & Bradenton AreaHolmes Beach FL 34217

(612619-2800 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beach House Restaurant

Wedding Venues and Sites

200 Gulf DriveBradenton Beach FL 34217

(941779-2222 Phone  | (941778-7385 Fax http://www.beachhouse-restaurant.com
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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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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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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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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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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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Chi Photography by Paul Nguyen

Photography/Videography/Filming

6501 61st Drive EastPalmetto FL 34221

(727481-5737 Phone http://www.chiphotography.com
Stop reading this is check out my website.


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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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Island Players Inc

Entertainment/Disc Jockeys

10009 Gulf DriveAnna Maria FL 34216

(941778-5755 Phone http://www.theislandplayers.org
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Island Photography by Dara Caudill

Photography/Videography/Filming

5804 Holmes BlvdHolmes Beach FL 34217

(941778-5676 Phone  | (941778-3983 Fax
Anna Maria Island resident photographer specializing in beach weddings & portraits.  Photojournalistic & traditional styles of photography combined with the latest in digital technology to create beautiful photographs you will treasure for a lifetime.


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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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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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Simply Sophisticated

Event Planner

8805 17th Avenue Circle NWBradenton FL 34209

(941254-1679 Phone http://www.simplysophisticatedplanning.com
Your local wedding planning company with big reach. We offer customized wedding packages, from full-service planning to day-of. The wedding of your dreams is just a phone call away.Let us create the event you have always wanted.


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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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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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Gulf Beach Weddings

Beach Wedding Specialists

6655 Gulf BlvdSt Pete Beach FL 33706

(941479-6039 Phone http://www.gulfbeachweddings.com
www.gulfbeachweddings.com              
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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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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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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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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Rev. Susan Sophie Bierker MSW

Officiants

Personal Heartfelt CeremoniesSarasota FL 34222`

(941922-5908 Phone http://www.ministerforweddings.com
An inter-faith non-denominational wedding minister & ceremony officiant in Sarasota, Florida and surrounding areas. I officiate at grandly elegant or charming, smaller intimate weddings & beach weddings, renewal of vows, or commitment ceremonies.


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