If you're planning a wedding on Sanibel Island you'll want to check out this list! Sanibel Island has a variety of great wedding locations that range from super romantic to all fun. Even though each has it's own individual personality, one thing remains the same with all of them, they each have a remote tropical island feel that is the heart of Sanibel.
Where is the best place to get married on Sanibel Island? Here's my list of the top 7 best wedding venues on the island:
Casa Ybel Resort - This gem of a location is definitely the most romantic wedding venue. Old Florida Palms, sprawling lawns and possibly Sanibel Island's most historic building all make this spot ooze with charm. All of that sitting feet from one of Florida's most pristine beaches make this a wedding location that anyone can fall in love with. For wedding pictures I love that it has tons of hidden little corners and the most lush landscaping, even an adorable gazebo all just perfect for wedding day photographs.
The Dunes Country Club - This one is perfectly tropical, but no feet in the sand style beach weddings here. The Dunes offers a beautiful restaurant area as well as an outdoor pavilion that gives you the feel of a tent wedding under a permanent structure all on a golf course. Have your ceremony on the greens with lines of palm trees and maybe even an alligator in the background. You aren't far from the beach at this quaint Sanibel Island wedding venue, but unlike the other options it isn't on the beach. I've come away with some great pictures from this spot too. Palm trees for days and some really charming walkways give it a great all natural Sanibel feel.
Sanibel Harbour Marriott - Not exactly Sanibel, but as close as it gets so I'll include it. Sitting just before the Sanibel Causeway is this stunner. If you want the charm of Sanibel Island but not willing to forgo any luxuries, this is the place for you. With a full service spa, restaurants and live entertainment, this will keep your guests occupied for their entire stay. For your wedding day there is a secluded little beach area that has just enough sand to count as a beach wedding. They also offer other great water view ceremony locations on the pool deck. Of course picture opportunities are endless as well. A fabulous sunset view, nature trails outside and grand staircases in, this venue will give you all the stunning backdrops for your wedding pictures too.
Royal Shell Vacations - Sanibel Island is the best place for an intimate wedding and Royal Shell Vacations makes those extra special too. Royal Shell has a huge invintory of perfect rental homes. Let them help you select a place that fits your entire group with just the right set up for an intimate wedding too. Some homes have fabulous pool decks, some sit feet from the water, others have lush gardens. They are sure to have a home that is perfect for your vacation stay as well as your wedding day.
Sanibel Moorings - This charming ceremony location sits right on the beach in the heart of Sanibel. It is perfect for a small wedding group. They have the most helpful staff and you are sure to get that super hospitality that Southwest Florida is known for. It's also a beautiful spot for pictures. The beach is stunning and the hotel grounds are among the best. Pictures in the tropical gardens always turn out amazing.
Traditions on the Beach- This restaurant is located on the grounds of the Island Inn. It is one of the only beach front restaurants on Sanibel Island and is the perfect venue to host your wedding. Have your ceremony on the beach, stay at this rustic island hotel and plan your party for Traditions on the Beach. It's the perfect situation for the group that wants that 100% Sanibel experience. On the quietest part of the beach, it is great for those romantic beach wedding pictures where it seems like you are on a completely deserted beach.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you are looking for more information or would like to hear about our personal experiences at each resort. I have had the opportunity to photograph weddings and special events at all of these properties many times and would be happy to share our experiences and talk to you about what we can do at each venue to create the most unique and special wedding pictures for your day too!
Next up! The best wedding venues on Captiva Island. Check back for my thoughts on those extra special venues too!