Clearwater Beach Weddings
Clearwater Beach is the largest beach in the area and many people hold their Florida beach wedding there. Of all the beaches in the area, Clearwater Beach is the most “vibrant.” All of the big beach resorts and hotels are on Clearwater Beach and many people who get married on the beach do so right behind their hotel. The advantage of getting married on Clearwater Beach is that you don’t have to travel to your wedding… simply walk out to the beach from your hotel room. The disadvantage is that there will be more people, umbrellas, etc in the area. There are more tourists in Clearwater than any other local beach.
The exception is Sand Key Park.
Sand Key Park is one of the most popular Beaches to get married on in Clearwater. With its wide-spread beach, white sand, dunes, rock jetty, and beautiful sunsets, it makes for the perfect location for both small and large Weddings. The Beach in Sand Key Park can easily accommodate a guest list of 150 or more! There are two Pavilions located in the park that can be used as your “Plan B” in the event of rain. One is on a first come, first serve basis and the other can be reserved for a nominal fee. You can learn more about reserving the Pavilion by visiting Parks & Recreation Shelter Reservations. Additionally, the Park is equipped with Public restrooms just off of the beach and lots of parking for your guests.
Sand Key Park is located just South of Clearwater Pass and is close enough to all of the major Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars along Clearwater Beach that you and your guests won’t have to travel far. When you enter the park you no longer feel like you’re in the mix of all the tourists. Sand Key Park offers the perfect setting for your Florida Beach Wedding without all the unsightly blue and yellow umbrellas or cabanas so commonly found in front of the hotels located directly on Clearwater Beach.
You will have to obtain a Special Event/Special Use Permit to get married in Sand Key Park if you will have more than 50 guests attending or you want to have an Arch, Bamboo Canopy, or Chairs as part of your ceremony décor. The time needed for permits can vary but as a general rule you should allow for 30 working days. Permit fees start at around $214. There’s also a parking fee of $5 per car.
Pinellas County has a map of Sand Key Park that can be seen here: Pinellas County Parks – Map of Sand Key If you would like additional information about booking your Florida Beach Wedding in Sand Key Park call or email us…we are happy to help.