The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 Map · Phone number
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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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92 Reviews for The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 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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    Leah Allmandinger · Getting married on 03/04/2021

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    Great for a destination wedding!

    We loved working with Gulf Drive! They were very professional and were very easy to work with. I'm from Ohio and mostly planned everything over the phone. It all turned out beautiful and I wouldn't change a single thing! If youre looking for a beautiful beach wedding, this is the best place to do it!

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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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The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe Pricing

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

$14,757 - $18,147
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • 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?
    $ 3090.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2536.00
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • The Sunset by Gulf Drive Cafe 1
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    With a valid veteran ID you will get $500 off the Sunset Tiki Hut rental for your wedding!

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Map

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

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