The Sandbar Restaurant

100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Sandbar Restaurant

Located on the north end of Anna Maria Island, The Sandbar Restaurant is a coastal beach wedding venue that serves the greater Tampa region. Their covered deck sits right on the white sand beaches, creating the perfect atmosphere for a stylish celebration with nautical and tropical elements. Come host your dream beach wedding against the crashing waves and blue skies on the west coast of Florida.

Facilities and Capacity
The open-air Pavilion, which hosts up to 160 guests, sits directly on the beach. In the banquet buffet area, friends and family can enjoy a customized menu for the day. They are happy to accommodate both small and large groups.

Services Offered
At The Sandbar Restaurant, the team is determined to create beautiful memories for you and your guests. They are proud to be part of the celebration and will gladly assist with special requests and individual needs. Ultimately, the staff wants your experience to be unforgettable and offers a list of recommended vendors. Their wedding-related services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Wireless internet
  • Cake


Cuisine
The Sandbar Restaurant specializes in fresh seafood. However, their professional chef is happy to produce a personalized menu just for the big day. Their scrumptious dishes will please every palate, and can be served as buffet, hors d'oeuvres, family style and French service. Servers, bartenders and bar services are also available. Examples of cuisine styles to choose from include:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Southwestern
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher
  • No pork


Other Facilities
At The Sandbar Restaurant, your bridal party can enjoy a bridal suite to prepare for the big day in. On-site parking, valet parking, wheelchair access and a shuttle are also available.

Other Services
To complete your wedding experience, the restaurant venue can host various wedding-related occasions. These events include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception


History
The Sandbar's history dates back to 1911. Back then, the Pavilion was a meeting place for locals and tourists to relax on Anna Maria Island. Over the next several decades and a few renovations later, the establishment was passed along many owners. The current owners purchased the Sandbar in July 1979, and now offer the space for couples to showcase their love.

Location
The Sandbar Restaurant sits at the northern end of Anna Maria Island. In the neighborhood, guests can enjoy Palmetto Avenue Beach and nautical-themed gift shops. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is 38 minutes away, while Tampa International Airport is one hour away.

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142 Reviews for The Sandbar Restaurant

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jessica Clayson · Married on 10/22/2018

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Best Wedding Ever!!!!

    The Best Wedding Ever!!!!
    We cannot thank Molly and her team at The Sandbar enough. Our wedding was the most perfect day and was all we could have wished for and more.

    Molly helped our vision come to life for our relaxed and beautiful day.

    She was great at communication, even though we live in Australia it never felt like we were organising miles apart.

    On the day everything went perfectly, all the staff went above and beyond to ensure we were happy.

    A special thank you must go to the chef! The food was incredible!!! so tasty, fresh - totally delicious. All our guest were amazed with the quality and the amount!

    If we could do it all over again we wouldn't have changed a thing!

    Thanks again Molly & Team!!

  • Nicole Taylor & Bradley Wood

    Nicole · Married on 05/11/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    From start to finish The Sandbar was a pleasure to work with!

    Sent on 05/25/2018

    The Sandbar Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you Nicole, you were a pleasure to work with as well! Congratulations to you and Brad, please come back soon for a visit!!

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The Sandbar Restaurant FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 160
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 30
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? February, March, April, May, June, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? July, August, September, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • BLACK TIE DJs
    BLACK TIE DJs Wedding DJs

    Anna Marie Island is one of the most popular places in Florida for a beach wedding - thanks to the Sandbar!! A great staff and wonderful view makes it the perfect choice..

  • Island Photography
    Island Photography Wedding Photographers

    If you are searching for a beautiful venue, with a beautiful beach, on a beautiful island, then look no further. The Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island has it all. From a photographer's standpoint, it doesn't get any better. The Sandbar is located directly on the beach on the north end of Anna Maria Island. That part of our beach, with it's curving line to the north, lends itself to some truly spectacular sunsets. The food is amazing, and the staff is first class. Having your wedding here is more than an event, it's an experience that you will treasure for a llifetime.

  • Shooting Star Photography
    Shooting Star Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Sandbar is part of The Chiles Group known for their commitment to Customer Service. Excellent location for large weddings or small family weddings. Regardless if you have 5 guests or 120 guests, Patti will make sure you get special treatment. Patti has worked for The Sandbar for over 10 yrs and will make sure to see every detail of your wedding goes perfect. Patti McKee and her staff are excellent at customer service with a great personality and will go out of her way to help you with all your needs. Alek & Sally Shooting Star Photography

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  • 100 Spring Ave Anna Maria, FL 34216 See on map
    941-479-0938 (Phone number)

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