Hurricane Ian had minimal effects on the St. Pete/Clearwater area. Businesses and beaches are open and welcoming back visitors to our communities
You want your big day to be perfect. Large or small, seaside or inside, extravagant or budget-friendly, St. Pete/Clearwater is the perfect place to tie the knot. We have it all here: dreamy beaches, romantic resorts and gorgeous gardens. Not to mention expert wedding planners, amazing catering options and phenomenal photographers. And with two international airports, countless hotels and so many things to do, St. Pete/Clearwater is a wedding destination everyone will want to flock to.
Be assured: There’s a beach here to suit your style, from remote, undeveloped Caladesi Island to low-key beach communities such as Indian Shores and Sunset Beach). And beach communities such as St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island and Clearwater Beach are home to hotels and resorts ( some with in-house wedding planners) that are just steps from the Gulf. With so many wedding possibilities along its miles of white-sand beaches, it’s no wonder thousands of couples tie the knot here every year.
If you’d like to save a little cash, waterfront parks from downtown St. Pete to Safety Harbor are free or inexpensive options; you’ll have Tampa Bay’s sparkling waters, palm trees and blue skies as your backdrop. Florida Botanical Garden in Largo is also a wonderful venue that’s quite affordable, as is the St. Petersburg Women’s Club on the waterfront in St. Pete’s Snell Isle.
And if it’s a “little white church” wedding you’ve been dreaming of, notable options include Harborside Chapel in Safety Harbor and Palm Harbor’s White Chapel.
Wedding Catering Options
The exciting food and drink scene in St. Pete/Clearwater means that your catering options are nearly endless. Many restaurants offer catering menus, or you can opt for a full-service catering company. Here’s one fun option your wedding planner can help with: You can book one of the area’s many food trucks to serve up your wedding meal or treats. Bar options are also diverse – from traditional service stations to The Tipsy Trotter, a mobile service that mixes up craft cocktails out of a repurposed horse trailer.