Our waterfront venue is one of Anna Maria Island’s most appealing sites for wedding celebrations. Located at the South end of the island, Gulf Drive Café overlooks sugar-white sand, the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise-emerald waters and multi-colored horizon during sunset. Our team of experts will work with you on creating your perfect tropical dream wedding.

We have several options when considering where to exchange your vows. Our most popular feature is tying the knot near the coastline on a romantic sandy walkway of multi-colored rose petals. You may also choose to have the ceremony performed at the Seastar Sands several feet away from the beach, an open-aired secluded space surrounded by miniature tiki huts. No matter which area you choose, the Gulf waves will provide a picturesque backdrop when saying, “I Do.”

Our rustic Sunset Tiki is a reception space perfectly suited for groups up to 175 people. Spacious and open-aired, our staff will create elegant tablescapes and arrange the musical equipment, flowers, white padded chairs and tables around the dance floor. The wedding party and guests are also welcome to dance barefoot in the sand. Your private bar and bartender will keep your guests happy all throughout your reception. Groups of 75 or less have the option to also rent out our indoor dining room.  Smaller groups of fewer than thirty people may choose to have the reception at the Seaside Sixties located on the patio of the restaurant, the Gulf Drive Cafe. 

No matter where you choose to say your “I Do’s” and dance the night away, the Sunset Wedding Team will guide you along each step of the planning process to create your dream beach wedding!

As Seen on The Knot