Located in Placida, Florida, Palm Island Resort provides their tropical location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Sitting on two miles of beach on a scenic barrier island, this resort offers a relaxed atmosphere and idyllic views of the Gulf of Mexico. You will have access to luxurious villas, mouth-watering cuisine, and an array of amenities to make your big day unforgettable.
Facilities and Capacity
Palm Island Resort offers various locations to suit events of any sizes. Their largest space is a beach view location, with options for romantic tent coverings, that can accommodate up to 500 guests. The ocean will be your backdrop under the wedding arch, and your chairs will be placed on the sandy beaches for a relaxing atmosphere. Smaller gatherings can take place either in the resort clubhouse, which has a 120-person capacity. Its stairway entrance is surrounded by stone wall details, lush greenery, and an attached courtyard with romantic fountains for cocktail receptions. The resort is surrounded by plenty of settings for photo sessions, from the sun-kissed beaches to the secluded walkways surrounded by well-kept gardens. In addition, their 65 villas along the coast feature full kitchens, spacious rooms, and beach-themed décor to give guests a relaxing, unforgettable stay.
An array of wedding packages are carefully crafted to suit weddings of various themes, from intimate elopements to grand celebrations. Each couple will have access to the estate’s experienced wedding coordinator, who will help you through the wedding process, down to the smallest details. Tables, chairs, linen, and dinnerware will be set up by the dedicated staff at the location you prefer. A team of bartenders and servers will be available on the big day, to ensure all your beverage and culinary needs are taken care of. Palm Island Resort also has all-inclusive packages to suit elopements from start to finish. For ceremonies of less than 25 people, the team will provide officiate services with custom vows, bouquet and boutonniere options, and an hour of photography services.
The resort has two restaurants on site, with a team of trained chefs that happily provide you with multiple delicious dishes to choose from. The dishes pay homage to their seaside location, and feature an array of seafood selections, along with BBQ and Italian classics. The catering team can do plated, buffet, or family style meals for your reception and cocktail hour.
18 Reviews for Palm Island Resort
Recommended by 97% of couples
26 User photos
Carly K. · Married on 05/11/2019
Beautiful beach wedding weekend
We had the most beautiful wedding at Palm Island! Our friends and family enjoyed spending the weekend at the beach celebrating. We had gorgeous pictures from the beach to the reception tent.Sent on 10/03/2019
Palm Island Resort's reply:If the rest of the photos are as gorgeous as this one, oh my! Thank you for sharing and thank you so much for having your special day here with us!
Dennis A. · Married on 02/23/2019
Perfect Gulf Coast Wedding
My wife and I got married at the Palm Island Resort on 2/23/19. There is no real way to fully understand how beautiful this place is without seeing it for yourself. The ferry ride separating Palm Island from the mainland may only take a minute, but it feels like it takes you miles away from everything else. We were looking for a place to get away from it all and just focus on each other and our closest friends and family, and I can't imagine finding a better place. We had around 50 people for our wedding, but the resort could certainly handle 3x that. Some of the guests enjoyed a golf outing, others went on a guided kayak tour where manatees came up to the kayaks and allowed you to touch them. During our ceremony on Stump Pass Beach, dolphins could be seen jumping in the Gulf. If I made up a story about what the wedding should have been like...... it would have been what happened. I cannot recommend this place strongly enough.
We rented out the Rum Bay Restaurant from 10:00-12:00 for an after party since we knew the group would still want a place to play after the reception was over. That option was a really great addition to the event.
Make sure to arrange golf carts for your vendors for the day of the wedding as no cars are allowed on the resort.Sent on 03/17/2019
Amyjo · Married on 06/02/2018
We just got married on Palm Island on 6/2/2018. We had 44 people for our destination wedding and it was amazing! Such a beauty’s resort and the staff is beyond helpful and friendly. I worked with Kacey to plan our wedding and he was extremely responsive, helpful and had great suggestions when needed too. On the day of the ceremony Kacey had everything under control and it all went exactly as planned. We chose to have the reception inside to avoid the heat and it was just perfect. The food was AMAZING and they took care of everyone! I loved having my guests all in one place on the island and enjoyed spending time with them a couple of days before and after. Everyone at this resort, from the Front Desk ladies to the staff at the Rum Bar, constantly went above and beyond which I feel like I’d just their normal. You won’t be disappointed with location and Kacey will take great care of you through out the whole process.Sent on 06/10/2018
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It's always a pleasure to be back at the beautiful Palm Island Resort! With its gentle sea breezes, breathtaking Gulf views, and laid back Old Florida vibe, Palm Island Resort is the perfect destination for your unforgettable wedding day.
Palm Island is a majestic private island resort located just south of Sarasota. The staff are always excellent to work with and we always look forward to playing at Palm Island. Thank you Amy and Lisa for the hospitality and we look forward to many events in the future.
I had the great pleasure of officiating a wedding at Palm Island Resort this last October. The surroundings were wonderful, pristine beaches and old Florida charm. But, it was the staff that really made the day. Professional and accommodating. If you are planning a wedding don't hesitate to contact their staff. You will be well taken care of. I look forward to working with them again.