Palm Island Resort is two miles of beach on a beautiful barrier island. If you are searching for a relaxed, tropical location where your guests can enjoy time together, ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and many more activities all on one property, ths is it! Let us guide you to the perfect celebration. Our 65 villas with great views of the Gulf of Mexico offer full kitchens, laundry and beachy decor. Located between Ft. Myers and Sarasota.
Two restaurants, full service concierge, massage room and tennis courts, just to name a few resort offerings during your stay. Our unique location will WOW you and your guests, from the moment you drive on to the car ferry to the sad moment you drive away.
Our packages start at $89.00 per person plus tax and service fees. We are happy to customize food and beverage to meet each couples wants and needs. Our extensive list of vendors in the area is available to help you get started with the next steps. The Palm Island Team is all dedicated to your day being everything you are dreaming of!
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 10/07/2017
Great Venue! Event coordinator went above and beyond to make sure things ran smoothly. The only recommendation I have is that if you do choose to have this site, and want all the details that a wedding usually has, I’d for sure hire a wedding coordinator to assist with decor, flowers etc. thank goodness for family’s and friends but I would have liked someone the day of to assist so that my family and friends could relax instead work so hard. Only recommendation I would have done differently.
Dennis Anderson · 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.
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.
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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.