Say "I do" in Bradenton
If you're planning a destination wedding on Florida's west coast, look no further than the Bradenton area. There are a dozen unique wedding venues to suit engaged couples' visions for their ceremony and reception.Step onto our white-sand beaches
Our miles of powder-soft, white-sand beaches provide the perfect venue for Gulf-front ceremonies, made even more dramatic at sunset.
Get in touch with your inner history buff
The Bradenton area is home to a number of properties with a breadth of history. Brides and grooms interested in a historic residence can hold their weddings in the Powel Crosley Estate, a Mediterranean Revival-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or the Gamble Plantation, the only surviving plantation house on the Florida peninsula. History aficionados can also opt for the Manatee Village Historical Park and its 1887 Old Meeting House Church.
Surround yourself with nature
Nature lovers will want to take a look at holding their weddings at the areas numerous parks, including De Soto National Memorial Park, Emerson Point Preserve, or Joan M. Durante Park, on Sarasota Bay.
Discover the beauty of organic vineyards.
The area's three wineries provide dramatic backdrops for saying "I do": Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery, Old Mission Vineyard and Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard.
Wild horses couldn't tear your guests away.
For a truly unique ceremony, imagine your I dos held in front of Herrmanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions.
Make your outdoor wedding truly unique.
Consider additional outdoor locations like Mixons in the Grove--a fruit farm--or the Palma Sola Botanical Park.
Weddings on Water, a floating chapel, offers a unique spin on the traditional wedding chapel.
If you're in town the weekend of May 5, stop by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 6th Annual Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival. The festival features more than 60 wedding professionals, including wedding planners, venues, catering, cakes, rentals, accommodations, and more. And more than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded during the festival.
- June 8 - 3rd Annual Ultimate Kentucky Derby Bash at the Polo Grill
- June 15 - Bradentucky Bombers Women's Roller Derby
- June 21-23 - Onshore Offshore Boat Show
- June 22 - Mixon's Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fairs
- June 29 - 6th Annual Fish Fry and Shrimp Boil
- July 4 - Palmetto Fourth of July Festival
Get started planning your next trip to Bradenton area's highlights, including the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key. Learn more.
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