This much-praised county park – part of the boating community of Tierra Verde – covers five islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and offers activities and amenities to entertain you for a day or more (campsites and abundant hotels nearby enable extended stays).

Aerial view of St. Petersburg, Florida: Fort De Soto Park for weddings

St. Petersburg, Florida: Fort De Soto Park

With so many possibilities, you can set an agenda that’s full or freewheeling: Rent a canoe, kayak or bike to explore this beach park’s trails; fish from a pier; visit the historic fort; or simply lounge on the Florida beach named “Best Beach for Families” by USA Today (in 2014).

Anticipate sea shells of every color and humongous white sand dollars, and collect all you want – as long as they’re no longer alive. Taking live shells and sand dollars is illegal, but the park’s gift shop stocks plenty of preserved specimens for collectors.

Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto Beach. The largest park within the Pinellas County Park System, Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment which will highlight your Gulf beach experience. Have your Gulf beach wedding on white sand that sparkles like snow, with a gentle sea breeze to accompany your vows. A perfect setting for love!

North Beach of Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL

North Beach of Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, FL

Pavilion at Fort De Soto Beach, St. Pete, Florida

Walkway to Fort De Soto Beach, St. Pete, Florida

St. Pete and Fort De Soto Park is within 30 miles of the Tampa International Airport and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, which means less travel when your plane lands, and more time to prepare for your St. Pete Beach Wedding. It will also be much easier for your guests. It also within reach of Orlando’s activities if your guests decide to venture out.

Bliss beach wedding arch in blue

Bliss Beach Wedding Package

Each of our wedding packages bring class and elegance to this beautiful, tropical Gulf beach setting. We have made sure that all of our decorations meet high expectations and stay on trend. With large bamboo poles, many aisle-way choices, bamboo wedding arches and canopy colors, you are sure to find the beach wedding package that fits your needs. We have designed the most elegant and classic wedding and elopement packages for small wedding ceremonies, and large scale destination weddings. Contact us now to reserve your Fort De Soto Park 2020-2021 wedding date!