Sand Key Beach Weddings

Sand Key Beach is our most popular beach wedding location.

Bordered by 2 waterways with plenty of parking, this beachfront park offers one of the widest beaches in Pinellas County. Wedding couples & their guests will see a wide open spaces, a variety of seabirds & lush vegetation including palm trees and wild flowers.

Photo credit: Jerry Lukas

Sand Key Beach Wedding Package Pictured:
The Whim Sea Package

1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach 33767
Beach Permit required: $115.03 – $267.50

Sunset weddings start one hour prior to the sun hitting the horizon. This provides ample time for the ceremony, followed by the beautiful, colorful sunset photographs.

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Upon request: Our Wedding Concierge will provide you w/a list of local hotels, banquet halls & restaurants in the area.

Public transportation system: Provided by PSTA, The Jolley Trolley, the Suncoast Beach Trolley &

Reminder: The Clearwater Dining Yacht & party boat are close by & perfect for you reception celebration. Our Wedding Concierge will share details, schedule a site inspection & book a cruise for you.

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Note: Public beach accesses are the most popular wedding location choice. This public beach park requires a nominal permit fee. We will guide you through the permitting process.

Our Wedding Concierge will assist you to find the perfect public beach access nearest your lodging. Hotels will require the courtesy of asking their permission or scheduling with the facility for a fee.. See a few hotel choices here.

This beach requires a $214 site fee for a Sand Key Beach Wedding with Equipment and $61.58 w/ no equipment. We will guide you through the process, As we have all the proper insurance requirements, we are able to service all 24 miles of our beautiful Florida Gulf Coast.  See our favorite Florida beach wedding locations here.

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This remote, spacious beach has no buildings to hinder photographs & views. Its spaciousness is incomparable to any other beach in Pinellas County. Every year, all year round this expansive 1.9 square mile beachfront park is chosen as a beach wedding location by hundreds of couples. Nine entryways to this beach are scenic boardwalks that make their way through sand dunes to a shell lined shoreline & a picturesque jetty (at the northernmost end).

This Florida beach wedding location is a short drive to the Clearwater Beach Marina, home to 2 of our popular Dinner Cruise Receptions. This popular waterside location is visited by fisherman, sunbathers, surfers (on windy days), children of all ages, runners, sunset fans and an interesting mix of local seabirds, such as pelicans, sea gulls & grey heron. Clearwater Beach development began in the 1950’s with a downtown region, motels & residential area of beachfront bungalows.


Restaurants nearby are The Columbia Restaurant, Rusty’s Bistro (inside the Sheraton Sand Key) & Watercolour Steakhouse Grille (insider the Marriott Sand Key)

Nearby Florida beach wedding locations include: Avalon Street Public Beach access (2.4 miles), Indian Rocks Beach (7.9 miles), Indian Shores (9.8 miles)

WaterColour Grill House, Clearwater Beach

Watercolour Grill House, Clearwater Beach

Inside the Marriott Sand Key.  Fine dining with separate space for up to 40 and water views.

Savannah Keeble  727-596-1100 extension 5610

1201 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Watercolour, Marriot Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach Restaurants

Rusty's Bistro, Clearwater Beach

Rusty’s Bistro, Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach

Combining flavorful Caribbean foods, Rusty’s Bistro’s menu features a variety of dishes. You may also choose our Hand Carved Prime Rib Buffet. We serve only the freshest local Florida ingredients.

With its casually elegant design, Rusty’s Bistro provides guests with a sophisticated setting. It is the perfect place to celebrate following your intimate beach wedding. We serve groups of 2 to 40 guests Semi private areas are available.

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Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning, Clearwater Beach Restaurants

The Columbia, Sand Key, Clearwater Beach

The Columbia, Sand Key, Clearwater Beach

Famous Cuban Restaurant with delicious fare and lovely ambiance.  Water views.

Lee Michaud  727-596-8400

1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning, Clearwater Beach Restaurants

Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning, Clearwater Beach Restaurants

Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning, Clearwater Beach Restaurants


Area (Clearwater Beach): 5.5 miles
Population (Clearwater Beach): 7,873
Distance from Tampa International Airport: 20 miles
Distance from St Pete/Clearwater Airport: 11 miles
Distance from Orlando: 2 hours

Sand Key Beach

The barrier island of Sand Key is known as a high end beachfront condominium community, boarded by beautiful Sand Key Beach Park. Its favorite friends are small dogs, often seen being walked w/their wealthy owners along the strand of condos.

Sand Key Beach Weddings


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Customer Reviews

A Dream Come True!

Our wedding ceremony was perfect! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Weddings On a Whim worked with us from our initial contact till the very end. They were very professional and catered to our needs. No number of questions were too many.

We absolutely loved everything they did for us. They even went so far as to helping us with emergency pocket squares. They truly went above and beyond.

We highly recommend them!

{ Vida Dapaah }

A wedding even I could plan!

Everything was made so easy it is clear that planning from another state has been streamlined by Gayle & Joe. Talking directly by phone is an option, but I was able to handle everything via e-mail without any issues. I would recommend this option if you are looking for a beach wedding. We were so nervous when we arrived, but the team was so friendly that we felt comfortable immediately after interacting with them. It was a very positive experience!

{ Alessandra Woodman }

Wedding for June 2020 Clearwater Beach Florida

They have been excellent in helping me get pricing and the best route to have a private wedding on a boat!! Definitely a bargain of a deal as well! Planning a destination wedding from out of the state is challenging and so far they have made decisions easier!

{ Jennifer Creekmore }

Awesome, Responsive and Helpful at Every Turn

Joe steered us to a quiet intimate place on Treasure Island. It was a good value. I’m sure we would have preferred less wind that day, but it was blissfully cooler than our summer heat. Our northern family was happy with the temps. All in all we have beautiful memories and couldn’t have been happier!!!

{ Wendy Wood }

The day of the wedding went perfect, from the setup, music and the ceremony.

“Gayle and the team were fantastic. We planned the wedding from Maine and Gayle couldn’t have made it any easier. From the beginning, she was friendly, positive and responsive. Even the week before the wedding, we needed to ask Gayle to be a backup officiant if we needed it, she was so flexible and accommodating. The day of the wedding went perfect, from the setup, music and the ceremony.
THANK YOU, Gayle and Team, for everything.”

{ Kim Bruce }

Great experience!

We did our ceremony at Sand Key Beach Park near Clearwater Beach. Everything went as planned for our ceremony. We got to pick what was said in the ceremony. It was really nice to get to include a message for my late father, and also one for our unborn baby. We were sent an itinerary of the ceremony as well as reminders of what to bring which was really helpful. Gayle did a great job with the ceremony, Jerry took amazing pictures for us and everyone else on their team did a great job with set up and organizing everything. Thank you all! I highly recommend them!

{ Tracy Trimming }

Beautiful beachside ceremony by a professional, experienced company

Even though my husband and I were married in the midst of a tropical storm, the Weddings On a Whim staff were prepared, professional, and kind. The ceremony was beautiful. They were everything I needed on such an important day. It was the best day of my life! I highly recommend them to anyone!

{ Lauren }

Excellent service

We are from MN and had no idea what to expect getting married in clearwater since we both have never been there. WOW made it so easy to plan and when I was second guessing things they assured me everything would work out. They are very professional and they were a pleasure to work with.

{ Michele Dochniak }