The complete guide to planning your Siesta Key Beach Wedding
Everything you need to create an elegant and affordable Siesta Key Beach Wedding. Your detailed one-stop guide to planning a Siesta key beach ceremony.
Siesta Key sits adjacent to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and its Siesta Public Beach has been named the nation’s best, twice. This amazing island offers shopping, resorts, dining, and nightlife. It's known for its white quartz sand, turquoise waters, and many beachside amenities, Siesta Key is an island paradise. It's also a couple's favorite wedding spot and a perfect wedding destination. Siesta Key has three beaches where you can get married, Siesta Beach, Turtle Beach, and Crescent Beach.
In this guide, you will find Siesta Key beaches information, Siesta Key wedding venues, Siesta Key wedding ideas, Siesta Key wedding packages, reception ideas for Siesta Key wedding receptions, our affordable Siesta Key beach wedding packages, and options, Siesta Key beach permit information and more. Let's start planning your Siesta Key beach wedding.
#1: How to plan a Siesta Key beach wedding?
Siesta Key Beach wedding ceremony location.
Sarasota Beach Weddings and Photography has performed beach weddings all over the Sarasota area during the past several years. After planning hundreds of beach weddings on Siesta Key we can give you the following advice...
The first thing to secure is your wedding venue. When you decide to do a beach wedding ceremony, your venue is the beach spot you choose.
There are different areas or spots at Siesta public beach where you can choose to set up decorations and chairs for your ceremony, and that brings up the following question:
Where are the best Siesta key beach ceremony spots?
The answer depends on a lot of things. Siesta Key public beach weddings with decorations or chairs must get a permit for their wedding event. We help our couples get the necessary permit as part of our planning services. (Sarasota Beach Weddings and Photography Company is located in Sarasota Florida and is open Everyday 9 pm till 10 pm. Contact us for help planning your Siesta key beach wedding at 941-302-4333).
The beaches of Siesta Key in Sarasota Florida.
Siesta Beach has 3 wedding zones on the main beach access and the permits are $50-$75 an hour depending on the date you choose. In order for us to set up one of our affordable Siesta Key beach wedding packages we need to book at least 2 hrs for your spot.
Fact: Please keep in mind that The Siesta key drum circle is an every Sunday evening event and directly affects both my choice of public beaches wedding locations, as well as ceremony location if the wedding is to be at Siesta public beach.
If you are eloping or you are having a small affair please contact us before trying to get a beach wedding permit. There are more secluded beach accesses in Siesta Key that can be use for small beach vow renewals, elopement ceremonies, and small wedding ceremonies without a permit. Contact us to discuss these options. (decorations in these locations are limited but very beautiful).
Here is the map of the county's Siesta Beach wedding zones 1,2 and 3.
Turtle Beach: beautiful and less crowded, Turtle Beach is south of Siesta Beach and it has 1 wedding zone. Here is the map.
Crescent Beach: it is a continuation of Siesta Beach. Crescent beach is the same sand as Siesta but is considered to be a “semi-private” beach area.
Semi-private beaches in the state of Florida are public beaches from the waterfront up to the high-water or high-tide area. We plan beach ceremonies together with some of the condominiums or resorts that allow beach weddings for their guests. Contact us if you want experienced help planning your Siesta key beach wedding. We provide a PDF Map of Siesta key beach and its’ wedding area to all of our clients.
#2: Siesta Key Beach Wedding Ceremony Packages
Siesta key beach wedding packages combine a rustic heptagon wood wedding arch, a 2 or 4 post luxury bamboo arch with other wedding aisle decorations, silk flower arrangements, wedding signs, chairs, wedding photography, processional/recessional music, a wedding officiant, and more.
Our popular wedding packages are beautiful and very affordable compared to other beach wedding companies. We offer a great variety and always high quality. See our wedding ceremony packages and designs for yourself.
We offer smaller packages for beach elopements, beach vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies, and we offer larger packages for larger events. We have something for every couple.
Siesta Key Ceremony Officiant Services Guide…
We do wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies for all our couples. We are LGBTQ-friendly. We understand that the beautiful weather, the white sands, and the turquoise water inspire love so last-minute weddings are always welcome too. Just contact us to book your wedding ceremony. We have both male and female ceremony officiants & ministers available for your wedding or vow renewal event. We offer religious ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, spiritual ceremonies, nautical wedding ceremonies, vow renewal ceremonies, commitment ceremonies, and more.
Affordable Siesta Key Ceremony Packages…
Beach wedding photography option...
We offer affordable wedding packages that can also be customized by adding photography time. Our photographers have 15+ years of wedding photography experience and are available to create beautiful memories of your Siesta Key wedding ceremony. Our most popular Siesta Key wedding packages include 45 minutes of photography coverage and your retouched digital images available in a personal gallery for you to download and use as you please. You can add more photography time just by contacting us.
Tip: We do a lot of small beach weddings and vow renewals where 30-minute photo shoots are a perfect fit.
DIY: Wedding Arch
If you are very crafty and local you might choose to create your own decorations. In that case, we can still provide you with an officiant and a wedding photographer to photograph your ceremony and beach portraits. Make sure if you make your own arch that the arch can withstand the beach winds and that all decorations are secured. We can help you with your beach wedding ideas if you contact us.
#3: Siesta Key Beach Wedding Reception Ideas
The majority of beach wedding couples use a local restaurant as their reception venue. Having a restaurant be your reception venue is easier and much more affordable than renting a pricey reception venue or banquet hall and having to pay to have your food and drinks catered.
Here is a list of our favorite Siesta key restaurants for your beach wedding reception:
Clayton’s Siesta Grille
Miguels French Cuisine
Old Salty Dog
Ophelia’s on the Bay
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Turtle’s on Siesta Bay
#4: Siesta Key – Resort Venues for Your Stay & Ceremony
Tropical Beach Resorts 6717 Sara Sea Circle Siesta Key, Fl 34242
Tropical Breeze Resort 140 Columbus Blvd. Siesta Key, Fl 34242
Capri at Siesta 6782 SaraSea Circle Sarasota, Fl 34242
Sea Shell Condominium Rentals 6500 Midnight Pass Road Sarasota, Fl 34242
Island House Beach Resort 6150 Midnight Pass Road Siesta Key, Fl 34242
#5: Sarasota marriage license information
Sarasota County Marriage License Application Guide:
Applicants must apply in person and bring a driver’s license, passport, or Florida Identification Card. If either applicant was previously married, the date the prior marriage ended by divorce, annulment, or death is required.
Sarasota County Marriage License & Fee Information:
The marriage license will not be valid until three days after issuance. Exceptions to the waiting period are Non-Florida residents applying for a license.
• Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
• If either applicant is under the age of 18 years but at least 16 years of age, a birth certificate and proof of identification are required.
• Blood test is not required.
• Fee of $86 is required.
More About Sarasota County Marriage Licenses:
The license must be used within sixty days of issuance.
The license may be used in any county in the State of Florida.
The executed license must be returned within 10 days to the county in which it was issued.
Sarasota County Clerk of the Court Locations:
Sarasota Fl. Office 2000 Main Street Sarasota, Fl. 34237
Venice Fl. Branch R.L. Anderson Administration Center 4000 South Tamiami Trail (US 41) Venice, Fl. 34293
Here is a link to Sarasota County Clerk of the Court for Wedding & Marriage License Information.
Florida Marriage License Clerk Offices in every Florida County: List of Florida Clerk Office in Every County.
Our Ultimate Guide to planning a wedding in Siesta Key Beach will help you plan your dream beach ceremony. Happy planning!
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