Anna Maria Island - Florida's #1 Destination Wedding Location, just What You Imagined. The sun is setting over a gentle sea. An offshore breeze freshens the twilight hours. A beautiful bride (you), wearing a crown of flowers and a flowing white veil (possibly embellished with tiny shells), walks (barefoot) through the soft white sand toward her handsome groom, who is waiting for her under a jasmine-covered arbor (with an orchid in his lapel). And all around are family and friends - relaxed, happy - with glasses of champagne in their hands and all sans shoes - in anticipation of this special occasion.
Who Needs a Cathedral? This is the way to go, here, on Anna Maria Island, where the beauty of the sea and the relaxed atmosphere make it the perfect place for weddings and other special events. Our little island has become one of the favorite wedding destinations in the country. It's unspoiled. It's easy to get to. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg. And, at Tortuga, it has a really great beach resort guaranteed to provide a unique and memorable wedding experience.
Making Memories (with Chocolates). Whether you're planning a large, smashing event at a local beach restaurant, or a more private, intimate affair right here in your cottage, we have just the romantic accommodations you're looking for. Call us at your earliest convenience. Our experienced staff can help guide you through the complicated, decision-making process. We offer special rates for group bookings. And, if you're coming down for a preliminary trip to plan your event, be sure to let us know and we'll have a box of chocolates waiting for you as a little gift from us to you. We want you to make your memories here with us. We know you'll come back to visit us again and again.
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Forbes chose Anna Maria Island to be the "#3 Prettiest City in the Country" in 2013, TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Destination Winner 2013 selected our island as "the No.4 Island in America!" it has also been proclaimed the "Top Family Vacation" spot in all of the US by Flipkey.
From the engagement party, the bachelorette and bachelor party, to the wedding ceremony, reception and honeymoon, we want to help you create the memories to last a lifetime. Our professional wedding and event planners are here to discuss every detail for the perfect wedding or event!
Try Tortuga Inn and Tradewinds for wedding parties - AMI Sun article
Look no further if you want a beach-to-bay resort for a large wedding party, anniversary or family reunion. The award-winning Tortuga Inn Beach Resort and Tradewinds Resort offer luxurious apartments with heated swimming pools, private beach, fishing docks and boat slips on Sarasota Bay. The two resorts can accommodate up to 450 guests in a variety of tropically furnished configurations. Read entire article...
"Wedding" Port Richey, Florida This stay was for a family wedding. Accommodations, view, deck were great. Plenty of seating inside and on the deck. Full kitchen with everything you would ever need for your stay, except the food. Ironing board and iron were also provided to press our clothing before the wedding. Washer and dryer are in the unit. We washed all of our clothes before we left. One less thing to do when we got home. We have stayed here before and will most definitely stay here again.
"Very Pleased With Our Stay At Tradewinds Resort!" Mount Dora, Florida - Spending our Honeymoon at Tradewinds could not have been better. From the easy check-in to the end of our stay, we have no complaints. The cottage was clean and comfortable, with all needed amenities. The bay and beach were both within walking distance, providing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. If you are looking for a quiet and romantic location on Anna Maria Island, this is it!