Lido Beach Weddings

Lido Beach Weddings are endlessly romantic and ideal for all vacation goers. You will be walking distance from St. Armands Circle, Sarasota where over 130 merchants are present. With unique fine dining, local boutique shopping, ice cream shops and more, you can truly kick back and relax before your Lido Beach wedding ceremony. This is also a great area for you to have an intimate reception dinner at a local reception venue.

Lido Beach Weddings are part of our Siesta Key Beach Weddings. With soft, white sand and vivid sunsets your Gulf beach wedding ceremony will have the most breathtaking backdrop. We recommend adding our photography time to get the most out of this perfect setting, and preserve your wedding day beauty to be shown off back home to friends and family. Our complete beach wedding packages offer something for every bride from small beachfront ceremonies to stunning, sophisticated weddings for larger parties. Your guests will delight in the Gulf coast weather and sunsets while they watch you tie the knot in one of the best wedding locations in Florida.

Wedding couple kissing on Lido Beach, Florida

Lido Beach Wedding Locations

We are here to help you choose the beach wedding location that fits your need and budget. Below are some ideas for all-inclusive Lido Beach wedding options, hotel options, public beach options and possible restaurants for your reception. 

Sand Castle Resort at Lido Beach

If you are looking for an unforgettable wedding and beach reception venue, the Sand Castle Resort is definitely a location for you to check out. Our Lido Beach Wedding Packages can take place right behind the hotel for added ease for you and your guests. The Sand Castle Resort also has the option to host a small outdoor beach reception by their pool deck. You and your guests will get to enjoy the calming breeze from the Gulf beach and incredible views of the sunset while enjoying your reception. Our beautiful beach wedding packages will add glamour to your Lido Beach ceremony. 

This bride and groom renewed their loved during our Siesta Key Beach weddings.

 

Lido Beach Weddings and location guide

Lido Beach Zone 2

Zone 2 is one of our preferred locations for our Lido Beach Weddings. With a sandy walkway from the parking lot, you will get to feel paradise touch your toes almost instantaneously. Lido Beach is also a shorter beach than the public access of Siesta Key, making your Florida beach wedding ceremony closer to the Gulf water. This not only makes for a beautiful photos of your ceremony, but really brings the feel of the beachfront to life. If you are looking to stay as close as possible to your Gulf Beach wedding ceremony, consider checking out the Holiday Inn, which is just a short walk away. Read more about it below. 

 

Hotel lido beach weddings in Sarasota, Florida.

Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach

The Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach hotel is directly across the street from zone 2. You and your guests can enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine and refreshing Gulf breeze as you walk down to your beachfront ceremony. This eliminates the added stress of finding a location, coordinating transportation and locating parking. If you are looking for an all-inclusive Gulf beach wedding ceremony, this is an ideal location for you. The Holiday Inn has an outdoor heated pool, full poolside bar, on-site activities for children and so much more. 

 

Restaurants for your reception 

If you are having an intimate beach wedding, restaurants are a great choice for your small reception dinner. You can save money by not renting a hall, hiring a DJ, bringing in catering, etc.. St. Armands Circle in Sarasota is filled with restaurant options for your group, but we highly recommend checking out the options below. 

Tommy Bahama is the perfect place for our Lido Beach Weddings and Receptions.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant 

The Tommy Bahama Restaurant allows you the privacy to hold a reception dinner after your Lido Beach Wedding. For smaller, intimate weddings and receptions you can rent the downstairs banquet room that can seat approximately 35. If you are having a larger party, you can reserve the upstairs dining room for your reception venue. They also allow you to customize the menu, so you can plan accordingly for your beach wedding and reception. 

Lido Beach Weddings and receptions

Columbia Restaurant

If you are looking for a restaurant to bring your guests after your ceremony, the Columbia Restaurant will make an excellent choice. Located in St. Armands Circle, just minutes from your Lido Beach ceremony site. Private dining is available for groups between 24-40 people, which is also a great size for any of our beach wedding packages.  

Couple walking down aisle after getting married on Florida Gulf beach

Lido Beach Wedding Packages

We are proud that we offer a wide variety of different beach wedding packages. With many unique designs, color choices, style options and ability for customization, you can’t go wrong. Our experienced beach wedding planners can help you find the right choice for your ceremony and provide recommendations for your wedding reception too.

ELOPING: If you are planning to elope in Lido Beach, check out our Simply Beach Wedding Package. This is complete with a four post bamboo canopy, officiant, ceremony photographer and more. You can choose our standard design or upgrade to the Natural or Tropical canopy design. If you will be having a few guests with you, consider upgrading to a package that includes chairs and music for intimate weddings. 

Complete Beach Wedding Packages: Almost all of our affordable beach wedding packages can be performed at Lido Beach. Being close to the Gulf beaches is an ideal choice for many of our brides. We recommend keeping your guest count under 50 for this location. 

Lido Beach FAQs

Do I need a permit for my Lido beach wedding?

Yes, all of our Lido Beach Weddings will require you to pay a permit fee. We take care of pulling the permit for you so you don’t have to lift a finger. 

Do I need a Florida Marriage License?

Yes. To make your Lido Beach wedding ceremony legal, you will have to obtain a Florida marriage license. Once you have reserved your date with us, we will provide you with the information you need to get your license by mail, saving you a trip to the courthouse. 

When is the best time for a Lido Beach Wedding?
Lido Beach has beautiful sunsets. We recommend planning your beach wedding ceremony one hour before sunset. This allows you to take full advantage of the “golden hour” for your ceremony and have beautiful sunset photos after. While any time of the year is a great time for a Florida beach wedding, we recommend the fall if you are looking for less crowded beaches. 
I want to reserve, but don't know all of my details, what do I do?

If you are ready to reserve your Lido Beach wedding, simply contact us to check availability on the date. Once you have reserved your wedding date, you will get a full list of recommendations for hotel, reception, hair and makeup, florist and more. It will be easy to plan the details around your beach wedding ceremony (the most important part!) 

I am ready to reserve, now what?
Simply Contact Us to check availability on your wedding date and location. We will make sure the location is available for your date and will send you a non-refundable deposit for your wedding date. Once your non-refundable deposit is paid you will get access to your client portal. Your client portal has all of your important documents in it; a general timeline, beach location, wedding contract, time of your wedding, selection choices, optional additions and more. 

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