FAQs for Weddings & Parties 2017-09-06T14:43:05+00:00

Sand Key Beach Wedding FAQs

It is Sand Key Beach Service’s house policy that we do not hold a date without a signed contract and deposit.
Sand Key Beach Services is dedicated to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams. We are available to answer any questions that you may have and offer any guidance that you may need. The event coordinators are your point of contact leading up to the day of your event.
You and your guests are welcome to use the metered public beach parking areas at a flat rate of $5.00 for the day.
Yes, Pinellas County requires a permit in order to hold a special event on the beach. Permit applications must be submitted a minimum of 15 working days in advance of the event. More information can be found here.
Unfortunately, no. Open flame is not allowed on Sand Key Beach because of the risk it poses to the wildlife on the beach.

Policies and Guidelines

If you cancel within two weeks of the scheduled event date, you will be responsible to pay for the guaranteed number of guests. If you cancel within any other time prior to the scheduled event date, Sand Key Beach Services is entitled to retain all monies paid, including deposits. All cancellations must be signed, dated, and submitted in writing to Sand Key Beach Events, care of Bon Appetit Group, 303 Main Street Dunedin, Fl 34698. Your initial deposit is required prior to the signing of the event contract. Event deposits are nonrefundable. Deposits will be applied to the total cost of your event. In the case of an event cancellation, Sand Key Beach Services will retain all payments and deposits.
Your initial deposit is required prior to the signing of the event contract. Remaining event balances will be paid as follows: 100% of your balance will be due two weeks prior to your event. Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, cash or check. Personal checks cannot be accepted for payment less than 14 days prior to the event and must be made out to Sand Key Beach Services.
No alcohol is allowed on park property.
You are allowed to decorate for your event two hours prior. To keep our wildlife island inhabitants safe, no inorganic decor is to be used. Fake flower petals, loose glitter, confetti, birdseed, rice, or similar decorations are not allowed. It is the client’s responsibility at the end of the night to take down any decor they have brought into the park. Our staff is happy to assist you in any way we can.
Your guaranteed guest count as well as your final payment is due two weeks prior to your event. If a guaranteed guest count is not received within two weeks of your event, Sand Key Beach Services reserves the right to use the contracted number as your guaranteed number.
All charges are subject to a 25% service charge, 7% sales tax and 10% park service fee. Tax and service charge are subject to change without notice. Service charge is taxable in the state of Florida. Additional gratuity is always appreciated, however it is never expected since this is built into the service charge.
The event host is required to provide Sand Key Beach Services with the name and contact information for all outside vendors contracted for your event. Sand Key Beach Services provides a preferred vendor list for your convenience. We are not responsible for any damages or injury caused due to the negligence of vendors or guests.
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