“ Our wedding was on the SeaSide's private beach with family, friends
and guests enjoying the event from the comfort of their Gulf front patios. ”

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 Tortuga suite, 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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Get Married & Honeymoon on Anna Maria island, Trip Advisor's 2013 Traveler's Choice Destination #4 Island in America, and Forbes chose Anna Maria Island to be the "#3 Prettiest City in the Country" in 2013. Romantic Anna Maria Island Resorts has it all, with four, Award-Winning Resorts including; Tortuga, Tradewinds, Tropic Isle & SeaSide beach Resorts. Relax & Enjoy Luxurious Accommodations (studios to spacious two-bedroom suites), white-sand Beaches, Beach-Front Wedding Pergola, six swimming pools, Fishing Pier, Boat Docks, Tropical Landscaping & much more. Our Wedding Coordinator will help you plan & coordinate your perfect Wedding & Reception.

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!

Quotes from a few of our guests!

"Perfection" - The SeaSide Beach Resort and their dedicated staff were second to none! They were all accommodating and tended every detail without hesitation. Our wedding was on the SeaSide's private beach with family, friends and guests enjoying the event from the comfort of their Gulf front patios. We could not have asked for a more perfect setting nor could we have asked for a more perfect resort staff that made it look so easy. By far the best resort on the West Coast. If you want a little taste of perfection, the SeaSide Resort is the place to stay and enjoy.

"A Little Piece of Heaven" - Columbus, Indiana
We have stayed at 5 star resorts on Sanibel and Marco Island and I would select to stay at SeaSide Resort, Bradenton over them time and time again. Thank you SeaSide, Bradenton; don't change a thing. You made our 30th wedding anniversary truly wonderful!

"Sea Side Inn is magical!" - My husband and I had our honeymoon at SeaSide last week and it was an unforgettable experience. Sea Side is incredible. We loved the service, they were so helpful in getting us to enjoy the island and explore everything that Anna Maria has to offer. The views from the gulf view rooms are amazing! The sunsets are breathtaking! We even saw a dolphin on our way out. This place is [magical]!

One notable Inn is the SeaSide Inn Beach resort in Bradenton Beach, with one of the best private beach locations on the island. The SeaSide Resort is an intimate charming inn with cozy beach front rooms or two and three bedroom studios complete with kitchenettes. All rooms have private patios over-looking the gulf and an unobstructed view of the magnificent sunset with access to lounge chairs, umbrellas and grills. Once you check-in you won't want to check-out. -Southern Bride Midsouth Magazine

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