Planning Your Destination Wedding in the Bradenton Area

There’s something memorable about getting married in a unique place.  Destination weddings provide a breathtaking backdrop to your special day, and your guests get to benefit from experiencing a little adventure. The Bradenton area is a splendid place for your destination wedding ceremony. We offer a variety of venues that are sure to fit your style, budget, and dreams for a spectacular day.



Planning Your Destination Wedding in the Bradenton Area

Lavish Destination Wedding Venues 

For couples looking for an elegant event, the Powel Crowsley Estate offers a storybook backdrop featuring a brilliant view of Sarasota Bay. The Palma Sola Botanical Park is a lush and dreamy park that can accommodate indoor and outdoor events. The Pavilion at Mixon Farms features a grand open pavilion surrounded by a koi pond, tropical gardens, and a fountain and waterfall. The Waterline resort offers old Florida hospitality and a place for you and your guests to say. Make a grand entrance by boat, decorated to mark the occasion, and exchange vows on a promenade with their marina in the background.


Planning Your Destination Wedding in the Bradenton Area

Quaint Destination Wedding Venues

Looking for a quiet place to get away and tie the knot? The Manatee Village Historical Park boasts a church constructed in 1887 that will bring the captivating blend of romance and grace to your special day.  Ideal wedding venues for fewer than 100 guests, these historical destination wedding venues are the place to celebrate the future while paying homage to a bygone era. 


Planning Your Destination Wedding in the Bradenton Area

Unique Destination Wedding Venues

Robinson Preserve is tucked into the corner of northwest Bradenton, and its unique Nest Center is a hidden gem for exchanging wedding vows. The Riverhouse Banquet Hall is a spectacular venue offering unbeatable waterfront wedding views from every angle,  magnificent for your ceremony and reception. The Gulf Drive Cafe is a reception place that has been a unique part of Anna Maria Island’s history for more than 30 years and sits directly on sugar-white sands. 


Planning Your Destination Wedding in the Bradenton Area

Beachside and Traditional Destination Wedding Venues

A wedding on the beach is a dream for many. With 700 feet of white sandy beaches and an all-weather deck with a private pavilion, the Beachhouse Waterfront Restaurant is a dream come true. The Grand Pavilion at the Sandbar is tucked among the sea oats and native grasses, offering a secret slice of sugar-sand beach. 

Situated under palm trees and bright blue skies, the Roser Memorial Community Church is a wonderful venue for your traditional Christian wedding ceremony. If a synagogue is preferred, the Temple Beth El welcomes practitioners of the Jewish faith from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and levels of observance for nuptials. 


Planning Your Destination Wedding in the Bradenton Area

Affordable Destination Wedding Venues

These hotels and resorts offer a wedding venue for ceremony, reception, and lodging needs which can help keep your wedding budget on track. With unbeatable views, the Bungalow Beach Resort  boasts 15 charming cedar bungalows that have been magically transformed into a romantic setting for your guests and ceremony. The Queens Gate Resort provides wedding couples a private beach for the ceremony, a courtyard for the reception and charming rentals for guests. 


Some of these partners also offer destination wedding packages and can assist in helping you figure out how to plan a wedding that will fit your needs. These are just a few of many special spots for exchanging wedding vows in the Bradenton area. For a more thorough overview, check out our full list of wedding venue suggestions