Dream Wedding Locations on the Beach

Book your milestone event at one of St. Pete/Clearwater’s marquee waterside venues and count on every dreamy detail going according to plan.

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Have a dream wedding on one of America's best beaches.

Crystal-clear Gulf waters, broad stretches of white sand and balmy breezes make for picture-perfect weddings and unforgettable memories. While sunny skies on the sand set the tone for a lifetime of happiness, vivid sunsets kick off evenings full of raised glasses, warm wishes and spirited partying. Check out our short-list of amazing wedding locations on the beach.


The Don CeSar

A couple hugging each other posing in front of Don Cesar for their wedding.

Palatial Nuptials

Also known as the "Pink Palace," the Don Cesar on St. Pete Beach is a celebrated wedding venue with plenty of space to gather.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and named a historical monument by the National Archives, The Don CeSar (known locally at the "Pink Palace") is as rich in luxury as it is in history. It’s no wonder the hotel hosts over 400 weddings a year—the backdrop could hardly be more stunning. After all, is located right on the #1 Beach in America(Tripadvisor, 2021)! A sweeping staircase and tropical garden overlooking the Gulf provide ideal venues for vows, and a private passage though the sea oats and sand dunes allows brides to make a stunning entrance at water’s edge. For those who prefer indoor festivities, vintage ballrooms allow wedding guests to dance the night away amid Gatsby-era splendor.

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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

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Spanning 20 tropical acres and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is located on the white sand beaches of St. Pete Beach, voted the No. 1 beach destination in the U.S. by Tripadvisor's 2021 Travelers' Choice Award. Wedding guests will have no shortage of things to do here: TradeWinds Island Grand offers 11 different dining and entertainment venues, including several beach bars; beachfront massages and facials at the Body Works Salon & Spa; restful lounging in the beach cabanas and alongside five heated pools; plus an endless array of water adventures. Fancy an exotic wedding? This resort can fulfill your personal wedding visions. Exchange your vows on the sand or a wooden gazebo beneath a towering pine, stage your rehearsal dinner on a pontoon boat, launch your cocktails steps from the beach and say your goodbyes at breakfast by the pool.

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Sandpearl Resort

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Opulent Escape

With high-end amenities and a celebrated restaurant steps from the Gulf, beachfront Sandpearl Resort is a destination unto itself in Clearwater Beach.

Expansive balconies in each of this resort’s sun-filled rooms and suites frame captivating views of alabaster sands and spectacular shorelines. Stage your wedding ceremony on a grassy lawn overlooking the Gulf, or in a garden oasis with a waterfall; serve cocktails in the garden or in a ballroom with panoramic Gulf views; and follow up with a world-class dinner with dishes that evoke your family heritage or memories of your first date. After the last dance, take the celebration outside, to the beach.

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Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

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Cheers to Paradise

Enjoy sunset from the terrace or the pool of Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach.

Poised between the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa not only delivers an idyllic location for your wedding but also plenty of sophistication, comfort and ease. The stretch of beach in front of the resort is a perfect spot for a classic beach wedding, whether your style is Guayabera-casual or black tie and flip flops. The Skye Terrace affords an intimate environment minus the sandy toes and the 16th-story rooftop, complete with lush landscaping, outdoor couches and hammocks, offers fabulous water views. The resort's amenities, along with the many Clearwater Beach attractions, will keep everybody happy, both before and after the festivities.

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Opal Sands Resort

Opal Sands resort from the water in the afternoon

Gulf Views, Every Room

Every guest room, suite, restaurant, and even fitness center in Opal Sands in Clearwater Florida offers unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. 

This upscale, modern waterfront resort nestled on the pristine sandy beaches of Clearwater Beach provides an unforgettable backdrop for a romantic Florida wedding. Plan an outdoor ceremony set against the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico and tropical palm trees before dancing the night away in the Opal Ballroom, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and one-of-a-kind chandeliers. After a fun-filled night, guests will love the luxury accommodations with unobstructed views of the Gulf, plush amenities and endless opportunities for relaxation. 

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Postcard Inn On the Beach

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Leave Ordinary in the Sand

The Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach offers over 14,000 square feet of space for all types of events.

This stylish, retro-inspired hotel offers the perfect balance of romance and beach chic for your big day. Celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime occasion on award-winning St. Pete Beach with pristine waters as the backdrop or stroll down a palm tree lined aisle in the garden oasis for a more whimsical, tropical feel. Dine and dance under the stars in garden party fashion or choose a unique, vintage-style setting that is both memorable and won’t break the bank.

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JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

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Welcome to the JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, where your dream wedding or special occasion will become a stunning reality. Set on the exclusive southern end of one of the world's most famous beaches, your special day will come to life against a breathtaking backdrop of white sands and crystal clear water. With our world-class amenities and guest-focused team — and with our award-winning culinary offerings — our property is perfectly suited to host everything from intimate ceremonies on our exclusive beach to thoughtful indoor events and gatherings. Plus, our luxurious accommodations and amenities ensure your guests will appreciate every aspect of their visit.

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