The Island Beachside Resort is the perfect beach destination for your coastal wedding. A beach front wedding ceremony and elegant indoor and outdoor reception sites set the stage for a truly unique and unforgettable wedding.
The Island Beachside Resort features all of the exquisite amenities essential for creating a grand wedding celebration, including an exclusive private beach, an on-site restaurant, a watersports company so that your guests can enjoy a full weekend experience on the gulf, and more. Wedding events, from the welcome party and rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception, can all be custom tailored to make each a unique and memorable experience.
Enhancing your special event are accommodations that include 331 rooms and 18 beautifully appointed guest suites, with 12 suites overlooking the white sands and emerald waters of the Florida Gulf Coast. If you wish, the on-site wedding and event coordinators will be there each step of the way, assisting in every aspect desired, from coordinating the ceremony to choosing the perfect gourmet food selections. They will organize all of your event details, making certain that you leave with the fondest memories of your special day.
54 Reviews for The Island, by Hotel RL
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jodi · Married on 10/10/2020
Love conquers all and so does the island!
WOW. Honestly I don't even know where to start writing this. Let me give a little back story first. We booked The Island before it was even a wedding venue (literally, no venue, active construction going on, we had to step over construction tape on our tour) because Brooke SOLD us on the concept and she was SPOT ON, it is so stunning. Some more background we have the pleasure of getting married not only during the pandemic in 2020 but we also had the pleasure of getting married during a hurricane. It really doesn't get more stressful than that.
That being said, Brandy, Megan, Brooke and their team MADE IT HAPPEN NO MATTER WHAT.
From the logistical side, we had to change our entire food menu from a buffet style to a plated option for COVID, Brandy made it happen and never questioned it. We also had to move our ENTIRE outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour inside at the last minute because of the hurricane, they made it happen! It wasn't our dream but you really cant predict the weather in Florida. Due to the last minute moving the ceremony inside the ballroom logistics were a little different with the timing of the staff getting ready for dinner. we could hear faintly the staff in the kitchen during our ceremony. However, due to the last minute call to move it inside it was the best case scenario! The food was fantastic!!! I didn’t eat much on wedding night but we got to take to-go boxes to our hotel room after and it was DELICIOUS - we went with the Pepper steak, blistered tomatoes, Green Beans and Potatoes, Rosemary Chicken and The Tofu veggie options!!!
Second the accessibility of The Island staff, they must have answered more than 2,000 emails from me, they let me come in early and drop off all the decorations, they walked through where I wanted everything set up, and they even got creative making some same-day decor options with our wedding planner to make the ballroom more decorated since we didn't plan on being in there. Seriously, the amount of help they gave me was above and beyond what a venue does. I have been in several wedding parties where the bridesmaids were setting up the tables, setting out the decor, etc NOT THE ISLAND, they help with EVERYTHING along with the planner the day of the wedding. I was SHOCKED to see how active they were the day of the wedding. It is something that really sets the island apart from other venues.
Third, The Island hotel was A BLAST!!!!!! Our wedding guest still talk about how much they loved the pools, hot tubs, the bars and restaurants! I loved having all of our guests staying at the Island because we all got to meet at the pool the next day and had so much fun playing all day in the sun and water. It was really the best weekend of my life. They let us rent out the hotel bar until 2am Friday and Saturday, they let us set up karaoke in the hotel lobby/bar for our after party celebration after the reception. It was too much fun and I wish I could re-live it.
Last, the bridal suite is a MUST have, book it, you wont regret it. Forget getting an offsite air bnb, that is just going to add stress. It was the perfect space for my entire bridal party, we had plenty of room, the pictures were gorgeous in there.
There are endless positive things I can say about this venue and the staff. If I had to do it all over again The Island would be my #1 option. It was the best weekend of our lives. Despite the absolute chaos we had to go through The Island made it all happen and worked great with all our other vendors. Simply the best!
Sent on 03/10/2021
We had our reception at the Ramada on 04.23.16 and we really enjoyed our experience. Veronica Clark was a pleasure to work with! We were planning our wedding from Georgia so I was a little nervous, but everything turned out perfect! The food was delicious, the only complaint was the food wasn't left out longer so we could eat more! The staff was very attentive and we used their chair covers and centerpieces and we loved those as well!Sent on 04/27/2016
The Island, by Hotel RL's reply:Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled that your special day was wonderful. We hope that you will come back next year and celebrate your anniversary with us. :)
Lauren K. · Getting married on 05/08/2022
Amazing wedding team at the Island
Brooke Wheeler really made our wedding a dream come true. We had to postpone our wedding due to Covid, and Brooke was there for us no matter what, to make whatever changes needed to happen to change our date and was incredibly accommodating in every way. From the moment that we first met Brooke in the lobby of the resort for our tour of the venues to the day we checked out after our week-long wedding, she was always there with a genuine smile, willing to do whatever she could to make us happy. Throughout the wedding planning process, Brooke was the one person we had full faith in; she gave my husband and me a sense of calm, and we knew that she had everything under control for our wedding. Brooke's advice was most appreciated, and I wish I even took more of it when it came to vendors; she truly knows what is best and always has her bride and groom's best interest at heart. Brooke, as a person, quickly became someone we loved and cared about. The wedding team at the Island was on top of everything going on at all times. Megan was also exceptional and there for us when we needed her; you can tell she loves her job and will do whatever it takes to make her brides and grooms happy, and we very much appreciated her. I would highly recommend getting married on the Island, not just for the fantastic venues but also because of the incredible wedding team that works hard to make all of your dreams come true.Sent on 10/16/2020
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As a wife, mother of two beautiful girls and a true local entrepreneur my love for our Gulf Coast Beaches and local community runs deep. My commitment to hospitality and extenive knowledge of the ins and outs of our Florida wedding industry is unsurpassed.
I have loyal vendor relations gained through decades of combined experience in venue management, event planning + catering, I have built an expert team focused on the art of entertaining. Coupled with professional expertise and thoughtful attention to detail + genuine dedication to each client ensures a truly memorable experience.
Beautiful location for weddings and events.
We have shot several weddings and receptions, as well as engagement portraits at the Ramada. The beautiful gardens and white sand beaches are perfect background scenery. The staff is always cheerful and helpful. Tom and Cindy Warriner - Photocraft by Tom Warriner
Amber is absolutely great to work with and the Ramada is a gorgeous venue!!