St Pete Beach Weddings

One of our most popular place for St Pete Beach Weddings is the Upham Beach access, a remote pristine beach.

In a residential area primarily bordered by waterfront condominiums, the beach has a snack bar, bridge entrances & plenty of open spaces. This sought after casual beach location offers ample street parking & beautiful lush landscaping. Look south from this unspoiled beach for a lovely backdrop of hotel architecture, including the historic pink Don CeSar Hotel.

Upham – St. Pete Beach Wedding Package Pictured:
The Elegant Sea Package

Photo credit: Jerry Lukas

Upham Beach
6800 Beach Plaza  |  St. Pete Beach, FL 33306
Beach Permit Fee: $75 – $250

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.

Additional Information

Our Wedding Concierge will provide you w/a list of local hotels, banquet halls & restaurants in the St Pete Beach weddings area. Reminder: The St Pete Dining Yacht is located 10 minutes inland from St Pete Beach.

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

For further research: The City of St Pete Beach, The Beaches of Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce

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This beach requires a $250 site fee for a St Pete Beach Wedding. 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.

The City of St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community located just off the Pinellas County mainland of Saint Petersburg. This central Florida Beach is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway on the east & the Gulf of Mexico waters on the west. With miles of powdery white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, an abundance of recreational opportunities, restaurants, and shopping, St. Pete Beach is one of the most enjoyable places to live and vacation in the world. At the southern tip of St Pete Beach is the beachside community called Pass a Grille. Its tiny downtown has boutiques, trendy eateries, antique shops & the historical Hurricane Restaurant.

Source: CityPedia

Nearby Restaurants

Our St Pete Beach Wedding couples often choose include Crabby Bill’s, P.J.’s Oyster Bar & The Salty Rim. Nearby Florida beach wedding locations include: Treasure Island (3.3 miles), Madeira Beach (4.6 miles), Indian Shores (11 miles) View Our All Inclusive Beach Wedding Packages

Crabby Bill's Restaurant, St. Pete Beach

Crabby Bill’s Restaurant, St. Pete Beach

One of Florida’s most popular seafood stops for over 40 years.  Unique opportunity for a casual indoor beachfront reception for up to 300 ct. From hamburgers to lobster, deliciously accommodating every taste & budget. Exclusive seating area available for groups of up to 44.

Jeff   727-360-8858

5100 Gulf Boulevard

St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning

PJ's Oyster Bar, St. Pete Beach

PJ’s Oyster Bar, St. Pete Beach

Casual dining experience featuring murals and other artwork by local artists depicting beach themes. Dishing out delicious fresh food, quality, value and great service.  Has a separate room for up to 25 ct.

Beverly McGahan 727-367-3309

595 Corey Avenue, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

pjs banquet

Banquet Space Available!

Salty Rim Grill, St. Pete Beach

Salty Rim Grill, St. Pete Beach

Room For up to 50 guests


General Manager: Luke Lemanski, 863-397-3025

9524 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning

Salty Rim Grill, St. Pete Beach

Wedding Reception, Restaurant Reception, Reception Planning

St Pete Beach Weddings


Area: 19.9 square miles
Population: 10, 032
Distance from Tampa International Airport: 29 miles
Distance from St Pete/Clearwater Airport: 20 miles
Distance from Orlando: 2 hours

St. Pete Beach History

The main street area of St Peach is called Corey Avenue. It was developed in the late 1930’s by real estate developer William Upham (Upham Beach’s namesake). Nearly 28 percent of the total residential homes and condominiums in St. Pete Beach are owned by people claiming primary residence elsewhere. Since the 1950’s St Pete Beach’s strip of beach has been popular with generations of families & other visitors from all over the world.

Close to the inland cultural and cosmopolitan attractions of St. Petersburg and Tampa, this barrier island waterfront escape strikes the perfect balance for the casual, laid-back beach bum and the active attraction seeker. The City of St. Petersburg was incorporated in 1957. In 1994, the citizens voted to shorten the name to “St. Pete Beach” to lessen the confusion with the City of St. Petersburg, located on the mainland to the east. This St Pete Beach weddings location is just a 10 minute drive to the St Pete Beach Dinner Cruise.


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Customer Reviews

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 }

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 }

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 }

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 }

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 }

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 }

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 }