Wedding Guide

Now that you’ve made one of life’s biggest decisions, you suddenly find yourself faced with thousands more: What you’ll wear? Who you’ll invite? When it will be? Our Bradenton Area Wedding Guide is your ultimate resource for choosing the ultimate dream wedding location, hosting original and romantic receptions, local venues, vendors, and more.

Our digital Guide for Brides is the perfect resource for finding the right wedding location, creating romantic receptions, choosing your destination, and more. View our digital Guide for Brides
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Wedding Ideas

Anywhere along the sugar-white sands of Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key is the ideal place to say "I do." Our islands are very popular destinations for holding weddings and vow renewals--especially at sunset. With uninterrupted panoramas, gentle waves, and miles of soft, white-sand beaches, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key offer the perfect setting for romance.

Offbeat Ideas for Anna Maria Island Weddings 

Make the big day your own with personal touches that take advantage of the area’s beautiful surroundings--such as, getting married on a deep-sea fishing boat, adding custom sand sculptures to your reception, and many more unforgettable touches. 

10 Reasons to Get Married on Anna Maria Island
When brides-to-be think about getting married in Florida, the fabulous weather and award-winning beaches come to mind, but there is so much more. View 10 Reasons

Marry Me Tampa Bay Blog 

Sofia and Nick "chose the wedding venue simply because it was so spectacular and breathtaking,” the bride said. “We wanted the location we celebrated our marriage to be someplace memorable, leaving a lasting impression on us and our guests. The Powel Crosley Estate fit that perfectly.”

Borrowed & Bleu Blog 

Amanda and Brad said their vows at the Powel Crosley Estate, which includes a historic Mediterranean Revival-style home named “Seagate” with beautiful views of Sarasota’s sparkling waters, along with a circular tower and a carriage house.

Style Me Pretty Blog 

When we were first thinking about how we wanted our wedding to look and feel like, Brad simply requested the end scene from the movie “Meet Joe Black.” Stylistically we both love vintage and refurbished items, so after finding the Powel Crosley Estate we knew it was the perfect match. 

View our Weddings Board and Beach Wedding Board on Pinterest.


Wedding album

Check out the photos from the latest Bradenton Area weddings.

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