We are from the Midwest but knew that we wanted a destination wedding on the beach and Weddings on Sand Key Beach gave us that option. We knew exactly what we were signing up for -- rain is a possibility, it could be cool, there may be clouds and wind, and Sand Key Beach is a public beach. We selected the first week of November for our wedding because we wanted the best of both worlds -- sunshine and warm and a beach that wasn't crazy busy.
We communicated via email for months prior to the wedding. Sand Key was great keeping in touch and answering any questions that arose. We met with Rachel and Shayne the day before our wedding to take care of last minute details and drop off some of our decorations. They provided all of the decorations, but we had some additional things like name cards, guest book, candy, etc. The forecast for the evening was cool and windy, so we asked about heaters. They arranged to have heaters on site and ready to go once the sun set.
The ceremony site was beautiful and hassle free. They took care of the set up and broke down - our extra decorations as well. Because of the date we selected, the beach was not busy at all. There was a wedding from another vendor on the next boardwalk over but our ceremony, with an amazing set up, live violin music, and outstanding officiant, was much better!
Food was great -- we were not 100% sure what a catered dinner on the beach would look like, but everything was delicious! Our reception package included a cake from Chantilly Cakes, and it was exactly what we asked for! The staff was great -- very friendly and helpful throughout the whole evening.
We definitely recommend Weddings on Sand Key if you are looking for a beach wedding. Thank you Shayne, Rachel, Debbie and staff for a stress free evening and unforgettable experience!