Sunset Bay Cafe is a casual and picturesque venue in Sandestin, Florida. The family-owned and -operated restaurant is known for innovative recipes that combine different flavors and styles, as well as their fresh local ingredients. It also boasts gorgeous views of the pool and Choctawhatchee Bay.
Facilities and Capacity
Sunset Bay Cafe has both indoor and outdoor options for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and bridal showers with up to 250 guests. You can entertain your guests outside in either the covered or uncovered outdoor dining space. Here you’ll have stunning poolside views overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. If you’d rather host your event indoors there are multiple options, including the main dining room, a small private room, and a larger event space. The main dining room offers public dining, while the small private room is great for a more intimate affair. The two are decorated similarly, and the large white windows, lofty tray ceilings, beachy colors, and coastal decor give the rooms a simple and light seaside feel. The larger reception space combines rustic charm with coastal elegance, and features tall wall-to-wall windows, high pitched ceilings, wood floors, and gorgeous wooden beams. No matter which option you choose, you’re guaranteed amazing views!
The Sunset Bay Cafe has been part of the Sandestin, Florida wedding industry since 2015 and specializes in all occasions. This venue will handle both set up and clean up for your event. Tables, chairs and linens are included, as is glassware, barware, flatware, and china. If you are interested in including a bar package in addition to catering, there are several options which may include:
The Sunset Bay Cafe offers buffet, family style, hors d’oeuvres, and plated dining. They are known for combining the best of American, Cajun, and southern cooking to create dishes that combine classic and modern tastes. Fresh, sustainable and locally sourced produce, honey, fish, jams, and other ingredients make your favorite recipes bolder, brighter, and fresher. They are also flexible when it comes to specific dietary requests, and they offer gluten-free, lactose-free, pork-free, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options. Tasting appointments are available.
Sunset Bay Cafe overlooks the Choctawhatchee Bay, and is located near the Linkside Conference Center in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It is found just off Highway 98, and parking is available. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Rachel · Married on 07/03/2016
I had my wedding reception at this venue and it was perfect! Inside the Sandestin Resort, courteous owners and waitstaff attend to our every need. EXCELLENT food, superb timing..it was just perfect!Sent on 07/17/2016
Bryce and Miranda are so professional and they will make your event what you want it to be! Highly recommend their talent in the kitchen Andy guests were impressed! Ask for Bryce if you have a special day he will work out a menu and have you set for your party or event, and they also have excellent brunch and a bakery (Holy Cakes)with cakes and treats you will love to make your meal complete ..they will give you top notch and professional service!
Chelsea · Married on 06/13/2017
Our large group had such a fabulous experience during our luncheon at Sunset Bay Cafe. The staff and food were all top-notch. Will certainly plan more events here!!Sent on 06/26/2017
Amy · Married on 06/09/2017
Bryce, Amy, and stafff were perfect! This is a perfect place to have a beautiful reception with amazing food and of course cocktails! We couldn't of been happier with the way everything turned out.Sent on 06/26/2017