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The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar is a slice of paradise on world-famous Anna Maria Island, Florida. This beachfront venue is an idyllic spot for a waterside wedding, complete with Gulf of Mexico views and the sugar sands for which Florida’s west coast is famous. The open-air, canopied space can hold 180 guests comfortably, allowing you to invite all the friends and family on your list while maintaining an intimate atmosphere.
Facilities and Capacity
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar offers a variety of luxe locations, giving couples flexibility in their planning. Prior to the ceremony, the bridal party can relax in a plush getting-ready area in The Sandbar Restaurant. A beach ceremony on Florida’s sugar sands can be held in front of the restaurant, complete with an aisle, an arbor and chairs. Host your reception in the open-air pavilion’s covered event space. With room for 180 guests, this restaurant-adjacent space is a perfect way to enjoy the elements while also staying protected from them. Should inclement weather arise, The Sandbar offers a rain plan that maintains the beauty of a beach wedding, including weather screens to shield your guests while allowing them to remain beachside.
The team at The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar is dedicated to making each wedding a memorable one. Onsite planners offer a complimentary consultation to get you started on your journey to the aisle. 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. Beach ceremonies also include an hour of photography, as well as an officiant and day-of coordinator. Chairs for up to 20 guests will be provided, with more available upon request. The space is also available for birthday parties, corporate events, family reunions, holiday parties and other special events.
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar offers fresh ingredients and second-to-none service. From farm-to-fork produces to freshly-caught seafood, The Sandbar is committed to serving the highest quality foods in stellar presentations. During cocktail hour, there are four varieties of hors d’oeuvres to set the stage for an extensive buffet selection that couples can personalize to their own tastes. The Sandbar’s friendly bar staff will keep the cocktails flowing for up to four hours, and a celebratory champagne or non-alcoholic toast will capture the festivity of the evening.
The Grand Pavilion at The Sandbar is the quintessential “beachy” wedding venue, nestled on Anna Maria Island on Florida’s West Coast. White sand beaches, world-famous sunsets, and multiple event spaces make this venue ideal for couples looking to tie the knot in their own private piece of paradise.
The venue’s easy, breezy vibe makes it a serene spot in which to host a wedding. It’s easy to plan a fantasy wedding in such a picturesque locale. Sandbar Restaurant offers free wedding consultations to make sure clients are able to take advantage of all this spectacular setting has to offer. From a grand affair to a private elopement, Sandbar Restaurant offers a postcard perfect place to host any type of wedding celebration.
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