Sunset Beach Resort is a destination wedding venue specializing in beach weddings in Siesta Key, Florida. The venue is a family-owned resort located on Siesta Key Beach. Have your wedding on the beach, exchanging your vows on the white sand as the waves crash against the shore. You can have your reception at the venue and also stay overnight. During the on season, the venue has a seven-night minimum stay and during the off season, it has a five-night minimum. Cherish an unforgettable rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and next-day brunch at this gorgeous waterfront location.
Facilities and Capacity
The on-site reception area can accommodate up to 200 guests. If you have your ceremony on the beach, it will be marked for your private use that day. Following the ceremony you can have your reception in the reception area. There is also parking available on site for at least 45 cars.
If you have your wedding during turtle season (May 1-Nov. 1), there are lighting restrictions. Your celebration would have to be tented and you can only use amber LED lights inside the tent. The owners grew up in Siesta Key. In fact, four generations of their family lived in this paradise, and they would love to assist you in having a beach wedding that you’ll remember forever.
The are various accommodation spaces available. Each of them has at least one bed and one bathroom, sleeping at least four people. The largest space can accommodate 11 people and has two bathrooms. These beachfront spaces overlook the private beach, where you’ll have breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities vary by accommodation, but include private decks, beach chairs, a gas grill, cable and internet, and a washer and dryer. The largest beach house is even equipped with a 50-foot heated swimming pool.
Siesta Key, a small cosmopolitan island with white sand, is a dream-like place for a vacation or destination wedding. At Sunset Beach Resort, you can have a fairy tale wedding with glittering water and colorful sunsets in the background of your photos. Relax and enjoy your time away from home with hammocks, kayaks and paddle boards. You can park your car for your entire stay, as everything you need is within walking distance. A few blocks away, you’ll find Siesta Key Village, which has shops and restaurants.
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Natalie · Married on 12/02/2017
Dream wedding come true!!
After diligently researching every beach wedding venue within a 2-hour drive of Tampa, we came across Sunset Beach Resort Siesta Key and knew we had found our dream wedding location. No other venue came close to offering everything we needed: capacity for 200+ guests, lodging for our entire wedding party (14 couples), an 80-room bungalow-style hotel across the street for our out-of-town guests, hassle-free parking, the flexibility to bring in our own booze, bartender and caterers (perfect venue for food trucks!) saving us a ton of money, and to decorate as we pleased (hello vintage sofas, farm tables and whiskey barrel cocktail tables :)), the cutest little beach town within walking distance for the after party and for out-of-town guests to enjoy a true Florida vacation,… and all of this on the #1 beach in the US! Chelly and Sheila were the most gracious hosts you could hope for, pretty much saying yes to all of my unusual requests, things a stuffy hotel would not have allowed; plus the beach is private so no permits were needed... all things you have to worry about pretty much everywhere else. To top it off, we could not have been luckier with the weather in early December - lows of 70 and highs of 80 all week! Thank you Chelly and Sheila for giving me the fairytale wedding I had always dreamed of!Sent on 12/30/2018
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Kyle Burr · Married on 01/19/2019
Stunning beachfront property on Siesta Key with both privacy and convenience!
Siesta Key is a very a special place for my wife and I, and when we decided that we wanted to get married there, Sunset Beach Resort was the only natural choice. Besides the absolutely stunning setting and white sand perfect for a beach wedding, the property itself has been owned and operated by the same family for several generations and has a homely vibe like no other place in the surrounding Gulf Coast. It is set back just off the beach as well and at a location on the very north end of Siesta Key that offers both privacy and convenience being just a three minute walk to Ocean Drive in the heart of Siesta Key Village!
Sisters Chelly and Sheila were also very accommodating, responsive, attentive and thoughtful in ensuring that our wedding weekend was as spectacular as can be without any hitches.
The property has three buildings with six unique apartments with a total of 14 different bedrooms. We turned our wedding into an extended vacation for our 90 guests (30 of whom stayed at SBR, and the most of the rest of which stayed within two minutes walking distance), which enabled us to spend quality time with each and every one of them. For couples considering this property, we suggest Thursday "Bachelor(ette)" activities to encourage guests to come down sooner and spend more time together!
The venue was also very accommodating to our vendors, most of whom had worked there previously and were familiar with its intricacies. Our only other strong suggestion is that couples seriously consider a 30'x80' tent rental for the large grassy area where the reception takes place. We didn't consider it until the week of, but were glad that we did it despite no rain and mostly temperate weather in the evening -- US Tent does a fantastic job with lighting it as well, and having the walls in case of wind is a good option.
We can't wait to return in the future and highly recommend this location for wedding our other large events!
Kristie Moses · Married on 12/08/2018
Magical Beach Getaway
Our wedding was a perfect combination of beach magic and family memories thanks to the Sunset Beach Resort. Chelly and Sheila were amazing to work with through the planning process and made sure that our event was perfect.
We planned our wedding to be a family getaway since the majority of our guests were visiting from out of town. Even though we live in Florida, we really wanted a venue that would allow people to enjoy a beach vacation along with our event and Siesta Key was the perfect location. Most of our guests stayed within walking distance of the village area and the venue and that allowed us to spend even more time with everyone that came in town.
We rented the entire property and used one house for the Groom and his Groomsmen and the rest of the property for the Bride's family and Bridesmaids. It was such a fun time to be together for the week and we were able to do a pre-wedding casual bonfire evening a few days before the wedding and catch up with guests as they arrived. We also planned our rehearsal within walking distance of the house and that allowed us to spend even more time with everyone that came in to visit. The location is perfect for guests to have time to walk around an enjoy the village and we found that many of our family members and old and new friends found opportunities to connect at various venues around town.
Our ceremony could not have been more amazing - the beach location is beautiful and having private access to the beach allowed us to get great video and photos without the distraction of other beach-goers. For our reception we transformed the yard into a perfect open air party with glittering market lights that our guests absolutely loved.
The house itself is amazingly comfortable and well kept by the owners who made themselves available for anything we might need during our visit as well as two visits during our planning process. We felt very comfortable with everything from the booking and payment process to the actual event and it was nice knowing that someone was nearby that could be available for anything if needed - although everything was so perfect we never needed to call them!
I would 100% recommend this venue - we can't wait to go back again and celebrate our future anniversaries!
A beautiful venue on the beach with several different homes to rent for your family and guests. The location is centrally situated on Siesta Key in the Village- near restaurants, shops, bars, and more beach!