The Sunset Deck at The Beach House Waterfront Restaurant is the top-rated wedding venue on Bradenton Beach, Florida, and for good reason. Located on the world-famous Anna Maria Island, this beachfront location offers stress-free planning in an incredible environment surrounded by natural beauty.
With upscale dining in a relaxed setting, stellar service, perfect sunsets and sugar sand beaches as far as the eye can see, The Sunset Deck at the Beach House Restaurant is dedicated to creating a perfect celebration in the middle of paradise. Custom design your dreamy day with the help of their professional staff and experience why so many choose to host their special day here.
Facilities and Capacity
The Sunset Deck at The Beach House Restaurant offers flexible indoor, outdoor open-aired event spaces, and can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests. The Sunset Deck features 840 square feet of space overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. As one of the only beachfront venues in the area, there are plenty of photo pop-ready vignettes waiting for you. Spacious dressing rooms with luxe decor and camera-ready lighting set the stage for a picture-perfect day. Walk down an aisle of pristine white sand with the Gulf’s blue-green water and cloudless skies as your beautiful backdrop. Let the slight sea breeze kiss your face as you say,” I do.”
At the reception, your guests can dine under the covered patio with the ability to control the interior climate on hot and humid days. This completely private setting is reserved just for you so that you can enjoy lifelong memories in privacy and comfort. The space is also perfect for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches, providing you with a perfect location to celebrate every moment of your marriage.
The team at The Sunset Deck at The Beach House Restaurant is dedicated to making each wedding a memorable one. This team of professionals will be by your side from start to finish, coordinating every detail for your big day. The venue also offers a signature gift: a sand ceremony with a glass heart filled with some of the same white sand on which you’ve just said your vows. Ceremonies include an hour of photography, as well as an officiant. The buffet menu centers around fresh seafood and farm-to-fork produce. Enjoy signature cocktails prepared by a friendly bar staff, and when it’s time to cut the cake, the dedicated team at The Beach House will be there to serve your sweet treat in style.
It’s easy to see why The Sunset Deck at The Beach House Restaurant has received hundreds of glowing reviews, as well as numerous awards (including The Knot’s Best of Weddings for Ceremony and Reception and Wedding Wire’s 2019 Couple's Choice Award.The venue features a team of experienced event professionals and wedding specialists who are dedicated to executing every detail of your special day. For the DIY bride, the team is happy to play a more supporting role and share experience and advice, as well as a list of preferred vendors to oversee the logistics and document the journey of your nuptials. Tables, chairs, linens, chair covers, sashes, glassware, flatware, and china are included in the site fees, making planning as turn-key as possible. Parking is ample, and shuttle and valet service are available upon request.
118 Reviews for The Sunset Deck at The Beach House
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Morgan · Married on 02/24/2021
Shawn helped us plan our February wedding at the BeachHouse. She asked about details we hadn’t thought about. We communicated mostly via email which is the most convenient way for me - she is extremely response. Everything detail was planned before, and the staff made sure the night went flawlessly. The evening went exactly as planned. The food, drinks, service, and view were amazing. I can not recommend the BeachHouse enough!Sent on 03/27/2021
Samantha E. · Married on 12/03/2020
Incredible venue + outstanding service
We had the absolute pleasure of working with the team at The Beach House for our destination wedding last November. We had a short list of venues we wanted to tour and The Beach House was our first. We honestly could have skipped every other tour as we knew this was our spot. The restaurant is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. Shawn was our main contact and she was a dream to work with. She was very responsive and incredibly knowledgeable. They had a great list of vendor recommendations, which being from out of state was very helpful. The week of our wedding hurricane Eta was scheduled to hit the island a day or two before our wedding, and that she did! The hurricane hit the day before our wedding. We were in a slight panic, but the team at The Beach House assured us they had back up plans if needed. Luckily we woke up the day of the wedding and it was like nothing had ever happened. The day went off without a hitch and was more perfect than we could have ever imagined. We would pay money to go back and re-live our wedding day. We owe it to Shawn and her team at The Beach House. We can't wait to go back for many anniversary dinners. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!Sent on 02/27/2021
Ashley K. · Married on 11/07/2020
LOVE this venue!!
My husband and I got married at The Beach House on 11/7/2020 and it was the best day ever!! We couldn't have chosen a better venue!! Our beach wedding was even better than what we imagined!! Shawn, the event coordinator is a saint and she is AMAZING to work with!! She is so sweet and helpful and she was always very quick to respond to our emails or phone calls. We live out of town and we had no clue what vendors to use, but she recommended all of them and we were so happy with everything!! Planning the wedding was extremely stressful during the pandemic, but Shawn always made us feel at ease and helped us throughout the whole process. We seriously couldn't have done it without her! Also, the entire staff were incredible!! They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our special day! They were all so friendly and professional. I cannot say enough about the food, amazing!! We have been to the Beach House many times prior to the wedding and NEVER had a bad meal!! The location is so great and has a beautiful view! Our guests still talk about how awesome our wedding was, thanks to Shawn and all of the staff!!! You guys were all amazing and we can't thank you enough!! You will not regret having your wedding here!!Sent on 12/30/2020
Team of The Sunset Deck at The Beach House
Event Sales Manager
Molly has been a part of The Chiles Group and Anna Maria Island Venues since 1995. She has worked in every arena from busser, hostess, and prep cook to server, expediter, bartender, and manager. She officially began her Event Coordinating duties in 2017 and has been a part of over 3,500 events.
As a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Molly is a great addition to the team. She is creative, positive, organized, and a hopeless romantic.
Molly and her husband Justin met at the Beach House 24 years ago where she worked as a server, they later married at the Sandbar in 2005 and currently live in Parrish with their two kids and neurotic bull-mastiff named Clyde.
Catering Sales Manager
Shawn has been with The Chiles Group since 2006. She became an assistant event coordinator in 2007 and Event Sales Manager in 2008 and has a long history of satisfying couples and groups that come to Anna Maria Island Venues. She is a highly motivated, detail orientated professional who thoroughly enjoys all aspects of event creation, planning, and execution. With more than 3,500 events from Weddings to Corporate events under her belt, you could say she’s got this down. In fact, Shawn and her husband James were married at one of our very own venues, The Beach House, back in 2006.
In her spare time Shawn enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and fur babies.
Event Sales Coordinator
Amanda Ruska is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she worked as the Catering Sales Manager while studying to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Leisure Event Planning with a minor in Marketing. Amanda has worked for the Marriott Hotel Group and The Ritz-Carlton learning the hottest and newest tools for event planning. She recently brought her skills to The Chiles Group in April of 2019. Amanda is organized, punctual, upbeat, reliable, creative, open-minded, and goal-oriented and understands how important the planning process is to running a successful event.
Amanda is married to her husband Robby, loves her Yorkshire Terrior, Annie, and even carved out a section of her master closet for her fur baby!
Shawn is the consumate perfectionist when it comes to providing details to make the brides and grooms have a wonderful wedding experience. I love to work in this setting right on the beach, and they provide all the goodies a bride and groom expect.
Newly-remodeled restaurant right on the Gulf of Mexico!
The Beachhouse is one of my favorite venues to work with! As a wedding planner, they keep my clients happy, and make working with them a pleasure. The food, views and service are all above reproach, and the value for the price is something anyone can appreciate. I cannot say enough about how fun and easy they are, from both a planner and a bride's perspective, and cannot wait until I can work with them again!