The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.8 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $16k - $19k
Guest capacity 10 to 150
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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. Large 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.

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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98 Reviews for The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Ginny Machowicz · Getting married on 06/12/2021

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    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Highly Recommend!!!

    We wanted a simple small ceremony and everything turned out perfect! I would highly recommend! Megan was wonderful to work with, from making sure everything was set up as needed to making sure we had LOTS of pictures to go through after.

    Sent on 06/23/2020
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    Debra Weaver · Getting married on 04/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Ceremony and Reception

    The Gulf Drive Cafe team did an amazing job in helping us plan our dream wedding! Everything was set up on the beach for the ceremony and the reception dinner and it was incredibly beautiful. They did a great job of keeping the ceremony private. And when it started to rain during the reception dinner, they quickly adjusted so that we could stay outside under the hut, serving us in the rain. The food was also outstanding! We would highly recommend the Gulf Drive Cafe, as they really went above and beyond to make our wedding and reception perfect!

    Sent on 01/12/2020

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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:

$15,676 - $18,525
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

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

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
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • 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
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    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

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