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CHOOSE THE BEST BEACH WEDDING LOCATION: TradeWinds’ Florida Beach Wedding Experts Help You Plan

Congratulations, you are engaged! You have found your perfect person, and now you just need your perfect place to begin your marriage surrounded by family and friends. A wedding is commonly thought of as the best day of a couple’s lives, the first day of the rest of their lives and a symbol of things to come. What better way to start your journey together than in a serene setting surrounded by beautiful shoreline. So, any couple who are looking for wedded-beachy-bliss are sure to find it along Florida’s sparkling west coast, and St. Pete Beach in particular.

What makes St. Pete Beach one of the best beach wedding locations? Besides the wide, beautiful stretch of sugar sand shoreline that’s perfect for a beachy bride’s walk down the aisle, there is a whole host of reasons why this location can’t be beat when it comes to Florida beach weddings.

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Everyone loves a destination with plenty to do, and even though the bridal party may have a weekend full of preparations, wedding guests will certainly have plenty of time to kill before the ceremony. Why not give them the ideal setting for plenty of fun in the sun to start the celebrations off on the right (sandy) foot, especially if they are traveling far and wide for your nuptials. Florida beach weddings are typically relaxed and welcoming by design, and the St. Pete Beach area has an intimate and homey feel that makes it a fantastic location for guests to cut loose and truly delight in the celebrations during both day and night!

Not only will your guests enjoy the beautiful setting surrounding them, but the bride and groom are in for a stunning ceremony and gorgeous pictures to look back on for years to come. The west coast of Florida is home to the most world-renowned sunsets you could ask for, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Combine that with the fact that St. Pete Beach boasts the world record for most consecutive days of sunshine (768!) means weather will likely be perfect for the special day. It also doesn’t hurt that St. Pete Beach isn’t just a best beach wedding destination, but also a top travel destination too. It’s been voted one of the top ten beaches in the U.S. for 5 years running!

couple looking at perfect florida sunset after beach wedding


The best beach wedding locations in Florida all have one thing in common, and St. Pete Beach is no different. Access to high quality, fresh and delicious seafood is a must when it comes to the perfect beach wedding and Florida’s Gulf coast casts a wide net of possibilities! Enjoy cold appetizers like oysters, shrimp and tuna to entrees like delicious grouper, snapper and mackerel. Neither you nor your guests will be disappointed with what’s on the plate! It doesn’t stop at seafood though, adding a tropical element to your island “I do’s” can be a fun way to spark up taste buds and make your menu even more memorable. Citrus notes can accompany plenty of entrees, or be the highlight of the dessert table in key lime pastries and lemon meringues. Don’t forget, nothing pairs better than sliced strawberries and pineapple in a rich, chocolate fondue!

Whether a couple chooses minimalist, nautical or other décor, the striking views from St. Pete Beach make the excellent inspiration for a perfect Florida beach wedding. Bright vibrant bouquets and colorful accents don’t look out of place. Softer shades of tans and cool-colored hues compliment the surroundings as well. When it comes to St. Pete Beach weddings, the vision for your big day is only as limited as your imagination.

couple getting married during wedding ceremony on St. Pete Beach Florida


When it comes to beach wedding venues in Florida, TradeWinds Island Resorts is home to plenty of different options to cater to any type. From intimate ceremonies on the beach to elaborate and elegant receptions for hundreds of guests, there are over 70,000 square feet of flexible wedding space. RumFish Grill and Palm Court Italian Grill both make an excellent spot to kick off the celebrations with a rehearsal dinner to remember. Bask in the love of your friends and family next to a tranquil 33,500 gallon fish tank or enjoy a Mediterranean meal under the stars, the choice is yours! The beachside vows and outdoor venues are no different. Choose between an exquisite gazebo with the sparkling gulf in front of you or exchange vows with your toes in the sand. Brides do not need to worry about rain on their wedding day either, since an indoor backup location is also provided. The outdoor reception areas are perfect for a more laidback or eclectic bride, whereas two ballrooms include space for weddings of up to 1,000 guests each.

wedding table setup in Ballroom venue


There is so much to consider when choosing the perfect beach wedding location, especially with so many beautiful options at your fingertips. It’s important to consider the accommodations, the venue spaces and what kind of atmosphere you want for your big day. From there, narrowing down your options to places that you and your guests can enjoy at a price that’s right for you and your beau is simple. Fortunately, St. Pete Beach is a wonderful setting to start the rest of your life with the one you love and TradeWinds Island Resorts is a venue that meets all of the needs of most couples with easy to price out packages.

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