Home to some of the best wedding venues in Florida, the Tampa Bay/Sarasota area hosts a variety of event venues with stunning waterfront backdrops. Whether you’re looking for a “toes in the sand” beach wedding, private country club wedding, or rooftop ceremony with sweeping water views, these 7 wedding venues are our top picks for a Tampa Bay beach wedding.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach offers multiple outdoor ceremony sites including beachfront stretches of sand or open-air balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, along with two newly renovated ballrooms, making it a versatile venue for intimate destination weddings, as well as larger events.
Couples can choose to exchange vows along the picturesque sand-and-surf backdrop of famed Clearwater Beach, America’s Best Beach according to TripAdvisor 2019. Or for those who don't want their toes in the sand, the 16th floor Sky Terrace boasts near 360-degree views of the ocean and intracoastal, where over 200 of your closest family and friends can watch you say “I do” while enjoying panoramic scenery. Reception options include three chic ballrooms spaces with unique features like private terraces, high ceilings, modern chandeliers, and unobstructed views.
The property is ideal for destination weddings or out-of-town guests, with 287 hotel rooms, 256 of which are suites that include full kitchens. Hyatt Regency all-inclusive wedding packages include a dance floor, floor-length table linens, chairs, butler passed hors d'oeuvres, a custom wedding cake, four hour unlimited bar, champagne toast, plated dinner or buffet, special room rates for guests, and a complimentary hotel night for the couple.
MMTB Readers can enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for the length of their stay.
Offer available for new bookings only
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Located near St. Pete Beach, Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club is a secluded venue overlooking Boca Ciega Bay with a private beachfront, providing an exclusive tropical environment. The neutral paved walkway to the charming gazebo allows for an intimate beach wedding without having to walk in the sand. Couples can enjoy a romantic sail from the marina while guests partake in a poolside cocktail hour, or for an unforgettable wedding exit. The Boca Ciega Ballroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views of the water for up to 250 guests.
With only one wedding held on property at a time, Isla Del Sol will make sure that your wedding is one of a kind as you indulge in pampered private club service and unmatched culinary delights. The details in this waterfront wedding venue are endless, with an oversized dance floor, certified wedding planner, complimentary wedding cake cutting and serving, and custom-designed chef-driven menu courtesy of an award-winning culinary team under the direction of an Executive Chef who has over 30 years of experience in the catering/restaurant industry.
MMTB readers receive $500 off the non-member rental usage fee.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Secluded on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, The Resort at Longboat Key Club spans 410 acres of lush lawns and pristine beachfront with authentic Old Florida boardwalks. Just minutes from Sarasota, the expansive property offers seven unique and beautiful outdoor ceremony sites and three indoor event spaces.
The island's white powdery beach features crystal clear aquamarine waters that make for a stunning ceremony backdrop. Other outdoor areas include a manicured lawn, charming marina, and Italian courtyard settings with space for up to 300+ guests. The indoor ballrooms can hold up to 250 people or 500 guests for a tented reception. Wedding packages include a open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, sparkling toast, dinner, customized cake, and dance floor.
The property boasts newly renovated on-site accommodations with resort amenities including miles of white-sand beach, a heated gulf-front pool and Jacuzzi, five on-site restaurants and lounges, and in-suite dining, a 291-slip, deepwater marina, sailing and boating charters, watersports, paddleboards, and kayak rentals, beach tennis and volleyball, yoga, and a 9.5-mile island path for biking or jogging; it’s ideal for a destination Florida wedding!
The Don CeSar
Serving up almost 100 years of luxurious hospitality, The legendary Don CeSar Hotel is the perfect setting to create oceanfront memories for up to 300 guests. The landmark hotel offers multiple breathtaking ceremony backdrops, including uninterrupted spans of sugary sand along the glistening ocean, for a truly Florida feel. Couples may choose additional ceremony and cocktail spaces including lush gardenscapes and courtyards, as well as elegant ballroom reception spaces featuring historical architecture and stunning water or city views.
The iconic “Pink Palace” hotel features 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, plus 277 guest rooms (including 36 suites), a variety of culinary experiences among their four restaurants, two resort-style pools, and an 11,000 square foot onsite spa, all nestled directly on the white sugar sands of St. Pete Beach. The Don's award-winning culinary team offers coastal-inspired cuisine infused with locally-sourced ingredients for their customized menus. All wedding packages include a 4-hour open bar, cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast.
MMTB readers receive: a complimentary menu tasting*, a discounted guest room rate for the couple, and a bridal getting ready room.
*for events of $10,000++ or more.
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Located in the heart of Clearwater Beach next to the famed Pier 60, the Hilton Clearwater Beach is one of the area’s few hotels offering private beachfront walk-out access along a 10 acre stretch of sand. With a multi-million dollar renovation just completed and multiple locations for a beach wedding it showcases the best of what Florida has to offer. Couples can choose to host their celebrations directly on the award-winning beach, or they can choose the waterfront 10,000 square foot covered outdoor Sandpiper Deck, or the interior 20,000 square foot Grand Ballroom.
The Hilton is a full-service wedding venue including a day-of coordinator, officiant, rehearsal, ceremony music, getting ready room, and a complimentary one-night stay on your wedding night as part of its
ceremony fee. Wedding packages include four hours of premium open bar, four hors d’oeuvre selections, a 3-course meal, champagne toast, and custom-designed wedding cake.
The oceanfront hotel can accommodate up to 650 guests and is ideal for vacationing out-of-towners as it features Hibiscus Spa rated #1 on TripAdvisor and offers on-site hair/makeup, beachside heated pools, cabanas, an on-site gourmet Mexican restaurant, The Spotted Donkey, and an on-site, full-service Starbucks.
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is the newest AAA 4- Diamond resort lining the scenic Gulf shore. Inspired by the white sands and azure waters of one of America’s best beaches, this modern and chic resort is inspired by coastal views and features the largest ballroom on the beach at 22,000 square feet, which can host up to 500 guests. With 18-foot high ceilings, modern
touches, integrated color-changing lighting, and chandeliers throughout, the Dunes ballroom can be divided to accommodate
weddings of all sizes. Guests can flow in from an outdoor poolside Palm Lawn ceremony (which accommodates up to 100 guests) to the luxurious 5,000 square foot open foyer perfect for cocktail hour. For couples looking for a more intimate setting, The Pelican Ballroom seats up to 100 guests, and features a private outdoor terrace with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether you're looking for a relaxed beach wedding or black-tie affair, the Wyndham Grand can transform your wedding day into a weekend getaway for your guests with 343 rooms, including floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Gulf or Intracoastal Waterway. After relaxing at the full-service spa which includes a couples room, relaxation lounges, eucalyptus steam rooms, massages, and nail services, guests can refuel at the coffee bar, sip drinks at the poolside grille, indulge at the upscale Asian fusion restaurant Ocean Hai, and have a late-night snack through room service.
Wedding packages start at $156++/pp for a plated dinner and $168++/pp for a buffet, including a 4-hour bar, hors d’oeuvres, wedding cake, and champagne toast.