The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

The Sunset by Gulf Drive Café is a waterfront-wedding venue located in Bradenton Beach, Florida. Exchange vows with your feet in the white-sand beach while gazing out onto the true blue hue of the Gulf of Mexico. The landscape of this venue creates the ultimate backdrop for any wedding event or photograph. This venue offers multiple spaces to gather family and friends for a ceremony and reception of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
The Sunset by Gulf Drive Café accommodates beautiful wedding events along the coast of Anna Maria Island. Gather for a rehearsal dinner at the Gulf Drive Patio that can fit up to 40 guests. This is an ideal space if weather issues arise, as available curtains cover the expansive window openings. On sunny days, enjoy the view of the beach and water from the comfort of this space. The Gulf Drive Café Restaurant Inside Dining Room accommodates up to 50 guests. A colorful seascape chalk mural is part of the original 1980s building and adds a striking backdrop to any event celebrated in this space. Larger gatherings of up to 150 people are suited for the Sunset Tiki. Customize the layout of this open-air space with surrounding wood architecture. Enjoy the view of the white-sand beach and Gulf of Mexico along with access to a private beach and the Sea Star Sands equipped with seven small tiki huts. The Seaside Tiki is a space for an intimate gathering and the picture-perfect location is right on the white-sand beach. An extended wooden table within the Seaside Tiki fits 25 people. To accommodate up to 50 people, pair the Seaside Tiki with the Seaside Sixties to gather up to 50 guests. The Seaside Sixties alone offers room for up to 30 people in a semi-private area of the restaurant.

Services Offered
This venue provides five ceremony packages along with décor packages for both ceremonies and receptions. Possible event items include altar/arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs, chair covers, tables, a dance floor, décor and lighting. An event coordinator collaborates with you to ensure each part of your wedding event is planned to fit your vision. The Sunset by Gulf Drive Café provides full-service catering with multiple menu options. Host a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, elopement, ceremony or reception, each offering the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet

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86 Reviews for The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Paul Nguyen · Getting married on 01/01/2020

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    Great beach venue

    Stephanie and her team will make your wedding day stress free. It's a very scenic venue right on the beach.

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    Andrea Mcrobie · Married on 02/02/2019

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    Perfection!

    Stefanie, McKenna, and the staff at Gulf Drive Cafe did a wonderful job from start to finish with our wedding day! It was so laid back and stress free and allowed us to really enjoy our guests and have a good time.

    Sent on 02/20/2019

    The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe's reply:

    Andrea,
    Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm happy that you and Seth enjoyed your time and everything turned out to be exactly how you want it! Hope to see you both again under the hut in the near future!

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The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$14,413 - $18,021
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe Price Rates

The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe 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? $ 3,090.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,536.00
  • 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? $ 973.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 795.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 30.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Beach, Restaurant, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? February, March, April, May, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, June, July, August, September, December

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe 1
    Summer Love Discount!

    If you book your wedding for the months of June, July, or August receive 15% off your venue rental!

  • The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe 2
    Veteran Discount

    With a valid veteran ID you will get $500 off the Sunset Tiki Hut rental for your wedding!

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  • 900 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL, 34217 See on map
    9417781919 (Phone number)

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