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Ln · Married on 05/07/2021
A wonderful evening!
Everyone was wonderful to work with, the food was excellent, and the service could not have been better. We had a wonderful evening!Sent on 05/07/2021
Sally D. · Married on 03/20/2021
The Sandbar and their staff were amazing!
Six months ago, we toured the venue at the Sandbar on Anna Maria and booked it that day for our beach wedding on 3/20/21. Everyone was amazing from Amanda to Shawn to Jess! They were all so helpful and answered every question without hesitation! Our wedding day went smoothly and was stress-free due to this awesome team! They even brought hors d'oeuvres down to the beach so the wedding party could enjoy them between pictures! The food was also amazing! I definitely recommend the Sandbar for your beach wedding!Sent on 03/28/2021
Michelle P. · Married on 01/11/2021
Amazing and Impressive Venue
From the start, The Sandbar at AMI was professional, helpful, flexible, reassuring, and took care of our special event with the upmost care. They were great at answering every question, sending information and pictures to help us prepare, and assisting us in making decisions that best met our personalities and safety during a pandemic. Even after a hurricane, they had everything put together without any evidence of the aftermath of the storm. Their staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs and our guests. Their efforts and attention to detail made our special day the most wonderful start of our marriage shared with those we love.Sent on 12/30/2020
Allie · Married on 08/15/2020
Truly the BEST!
I cannot say enough good things about The Sandbar and Shawn! Their flexibility through the chaos of COVID was incredible. Shawn was attentive and kind through the entire process and we above and beyond to ensure our day went as smoothly as possible. I have not even mentioned that venue itself, the Sandbar is incredible and beautiful. An evening wedding allows you and your guests to see the STUNNING Anna Maria sunsets. I was so worried that we would feel "on display" with the bustling restaurant being so close. However, this could not have been further from the truth. You wouldn't have even noticed it was there unless you were searching for it. If I had it all to do over again, I would chose the Sandbar EVERY time.Sent on 10/13/2020
Krissi · Married on 03/07/2020
As I lay on the beach thinking of my wedding yesterday, I am so thankful for Jim and Shawn because they truly made my wedding dreams come true. Amazing event coordinators who love what they do. Perfection every step of the way.Sent on 03/08/2020
Chelsea Z. · Married on 02/22/2020
Worth every penny
My husband and I weren't initially planning a destination wedding, but after "attending" a wedding one night while we were dining at The Sandbar, we fell in love.
Molly made everything easy. She answered all my questions, quieted my fears and anxieties, made sure that nothing was forgotten or left out.
Bailey, our day-of coordinator (hired through The Sandbar) took all the pinterest photos I had passed along to Molly, and all our decor that we brought and turned the pavilion into the most amazing, picturesque reception venue I could have ever imagined!
The food, as it always is at The Sandbar, was incredible (and one of the things my husband and I were most excited for). The bartender was incredible.
I never really wanted a beach wedding but The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar confirmed I was, indeed, wrong in every way. They truly made our wedding day absolutely us and absolutely perfect.Sent on 03/18/2020
Paul N. · Married on 01/01/2020
Perfect beach wedding venue
The whole team at the Sandbar will give you the perfect beach wedding experience.Sent on 03/19/2019
Lindsey S. · Married on 12/29/2019
The Sandbar made all of my wedding dreams come true! Shawn and Jenna were both fantastic, responding to all ideas and concerns in a timely manner. I had a destination wedding, and they couldn’t have made the planning any easier. This is a gorgeous venue, and on top of it, their food is delicious! I can’t recommend The Sandbar enough!Sent on 01/08/2020
Holly · Married on 12/07/2019
Wedding of my Dreams
I could not have asked for anything more for my dream wedding. Molly was an absolute pleasure to work with and the staff, food, venue and overall experience was 5 stars!Sent on 01/02/2020
Melanie · Married on 07/19/2019
The sandbar made a magical wedding day! Molly and Bailey were amazing to work with even with my millions of questions! The food was delicious and it was just a wonderful day!Sent on 07/27/2019
Amy · Married on 06/09/2019
Heaven on Earth!
Picking The Sandbar for our wedding venue was an easy choice! It's on a pristine beach with white sand & clear blue water and they are also one of the most highly rated restaurants in Flordia!
What I didn't expect was how incredibly wonderful their staff would be! We worked with Molly, who is their wedding coordinator, and she is phenomenal!!! We were truly blessed to be able to work with Molly. She was quick to respond, checked in with us often and knew every answer to every question we had about The Sandbar and also about weddings!!!! Every vendor she recommended was perfect (which is very helpful when planning out of state)! We can honestly say that without her expertise and skillset our wedding would not have been the amazing day that it was! Everything ran so unbelievably perfect it was truly a magical day!Sent on 06/22/2019
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar's reply:Amy, thank you so much for the lovely review. You were so wonderful to work with from start to finish, and I wish you and Joe all the best.
Margaret G. · Married on 04/19/2019
The best day and the absolute BEST venue!
Wow, I was absolutely blown away by The Sandbar and am constantly reminiscing about the most amazing day in the most beautiful location. We live overseas and spent six months searching online for our dream venue in the U.S. (lots of different states, locations and changing ideas). As soon as we came across The Sandbar we were sold. Well, I must admit before being 100% sold I did have A LOT of questions (considering we were choosing without seeing it in person) and Molly very patiently and thoroughly answered them all. Molly was incredible throughout the whole planning process - so helpful, enthusiastic and genuine. The wedding day was a dream come true. The beach setting is STUNNING and the pavilion, deck and surrounds provide the most laid-back, natural and wonderful atmosphere. It was actually much larger and spacious than I was imagining (we had 100 guests). It's so handy how The Sandbar has lots of different things to choose from (linens, decor, fairy lights and more) which means less vendors to seek out and liaise with! And they very kindly provided us with some wonderful recommendations for other vendors needed. Big shout out to the chefs at The Sandbar - the food was so so delicious. Of course we're biased in thinking we had the best wedding, but our wedding guests seven months later are still raving about the day and saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to. The credit all goes to the amazing Sandbar.
Thank you, thank you to Molly, Jim, the chefs, the team on the evening and everyone involved at The Sandbar. We can't wait to visit Anna Maria and The Sandbar again.Sent on 11/09/2019
Jessica C. · Married on 10/22/2018
The Best Wedding Ever!!!!
The Best Wedding Ever!!!!Sent on 11/07/2018
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!!
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar's reply:Thanks Jess, you were so much fun to work with and we loved being part of your big day! Best wishes to you and Andy, please stop in for a visit whenever you are on the island!!
Nicole · Married on 05/11/2018
From start to finish The Sandbar was a pleasure to work with!Sent on 05/25/2018
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar'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!!
Sophie · Married on 03/29/2018
The Sandbar provided the most wonderful and beautiful setting for our wedding. The food and drink were delicious and all the guests commented and how good it was. The setting is gorgeous with the white sand and blue sea providing the best back drop to the ceremony and reception.Sent on 04/07/2018
The staff could not have been more accommodating - Molly, who we worked with throughout the process, was professional, enthusiastic, honest and accommodating...she made the whole planning process very easy. Jim, who managed the event on the day - was also so helpful, professional and efficient yet still personal.
We would recommend this venue to anyone looking for an idyllic beach wedding.
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar's reply:Thank you so much for your glowing review Sophie! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and you and Ben are a wonderful couple. I look forward to seeing you both (as well as your parents!) again soon.
Kristen · Married on 12/23/2017
11 years later...we keep coming back to the Sandbar! We loved our Christmas eve ceremony on the beach...thank you for great memories!!!Sent on 12/26/2017
Meghan · Married on 11/17/2017
We could not be happier with our wedding at the Sandbar! Molly was wonderful to work with!! She was so sweet, organized, and professional! There was a change in coordinators a few weeks before our wedding but Molly made it feel as though we had worked with her all along! The day of the wedding the Sandbar staff set everything up perfectly to the way we had discussed and made it very easy for me to focus on getting ready and other things that needed to be done. The food was excellent! So many people commented on how wonderful everything was. We ended up renting the office which worked out very nicely because I was able to wait there with my maid of honor and father prior to the ceremony so that no one would see me before. It also provided two bathrooms for our guests during the reception. All and all we love the Sandbar! We could not have asked for a better venue and it will always hold a special place in our hearts now!Sent on 12/05/2017
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar's reply:Meghan, thank you so much for the glowing review! I had a wonderful time helping you plan such a beautiful wedding. Best of luck to you and Patrick, please stop in for a visit the next time you are on the Island!
Cara · Married on 09/18/2017
My husband and I got married at the Sandbar, and we could not have been happier. We chose to have our reception in The Studio, and the whole thing was beautiful. We were planning amidst a hurricane, and Christine and Luis were wonderful in keeping us updated and making sure we had a backup plan if needed (which we didn't). Even with a switch of coordinators during my planning process, our questions were always answered quickly and they had an answer to all of them. The team at The Sandbar was great, they made planning a breeze, and made sure our wedding day was perfect. If you want a relaxed planning process and a beautiful wedding with food your guests will rave about, checkout The Sandbar!Sent on 09/24/2017
Glendalis · Married on 07/07/2017
Awesome day of service! The wedding coordinators are on top of the logistics of service provided by them and assist in coordinating day of with vendors at your event. They ensure seemless flow of your day. The location of ceremony is beautifully breath taking and the food got many compliments. Overall I am greatful for the work put into my wedding.Sent on 07/21/2017
Marissa · Married on 03/10/2017
Patti was great. She was very responsive to my many emails and gave great advice when I needed it. Everyone loved the food and the setting was absolutely perfect!Sent on 03/26/2017
User7509817 · 2+ years ago
They did an amazing job with the dinner and the wedding coordinator did everything we asked and finished their setup in time for the perfect sunset wedding. The pricing was great. Call a week or two ahead of time to finalize your decoration preferences. We did the wedding on November 28th which was a Monday. That made it easy to get enough seating at the restaurant after the ceremony to have dinner with the family. The food and service was beyond what we could have expected for our laid back fun wedding.Sent on 12/20/2016
Stephanie · Married on 11/13/2016
This is the one and only place to consider for getting married on the beach! The Sandbar is by far your best choice! Our ceremony was right on the beach as well as the reception which was on the beach under an open pavilion. Patti is wonderful and quick to respond to you with any questions/concerns you may have. My husband and I just recently married there on 11-13-16. It was absolutely stunning. The service was great, the food was great, the sunset was UNBELIEVABLE!!! My wedding was a destination wedding, I live in the Boston area. We had 60 people attend both friends and family. Having a destination wedding on Anna Maria Island at the Sandbar is perfect because there is just so much to do on the Island. My new favorite part of Florida now, cant wait to go back for our one year anniversary and have dinner at the Sandbar.Sent on 11/28/2016
Becky · Married on 10/15/2016
If you are looking for a beach venue for your wedding look no further. The Sandbar on Anna Maria Island, FL, is the most ideal location.....beautiful beaches and amazing sunsets. Patti, the wedding planner, is wonderful to work with - so accommodating with every wedding detail. The food was simply delicious.Sent on 10/19/2016
We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding venue!
Cat · Married on 10/09/2016
The sandbar was the absolute perfect wedding venue for us everything went so smoothly & the food was delicious. Patti the Cordinator was incredible to work with and kept everything running so smoothly. Very fast to respond any time I had a question and just made it a perfect day. I would highly recommend The Sandbar for your ceremony and reception!!Sent on 10/10/2016
Emma · Married on 06/01/2016
We planned it all from the UK and Patti was a dream to work with, I left everything in her court to do with venue dressing and it looked beautiful when I turned up on the day, exactly what I wanted! She was very responsive on email and easy to work with! The food was amazing, all our guests commented!Sent on 06/08/2016