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 brides come from all over the nation, and internationally to plan their weddings on a beautiful island where they can find anything they need to achieve that perfect island wedding. 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. Useful phone numbers and links for beach ceremonies and weddings Permit Information: Permitting requirements/restrictions may apply depending on which city on Anna Maria Island you want to be married in. In addition, 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:

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Our private event space on the 2nd floor can accommodate up to 425 guests. Enjoy a perfect panorama of the Southwest Gulf Coast. Ideal for weddings, business meetings & other celebrations. We also offer 2 other options for smaller, intimate events.
4110 127th St West
Sandbar Restaurant
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.”
100 Spring Avenue
Anna Maria
Mixon Fruit Farms
The Pavilion at Mixon Farms, your dream wedding location, offers a vintage charm with a southern twist. Have your ceremony where the beautifully landscaped Koi pond and rock waterfall are your backdrop. When you are with Mixon you are with family!
2525 27th St E
Glamour and Design
Your special day deserves a professional! We design unique and personalized events: weddings, anniversaries, cocktail parties, quinceañeras, graduations and more. We’ll provide everything you need to hold your special event in style.
7907 17th Ave NW
Sherri’s Island Images Photography
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!
Serving Anna Maria Island, Manatee & Sarasota Counties
Anna Maria Island
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