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!
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...
Our Happy Couples
"GREAT WEDDING RESORT" - We had the best time here. Our 2 bedroom sweet overlooking the pool and the gulf was awesome. An added bonus was the patio just outside the kitchen. We booked a total of 10 rooms with no issue......eryone was happy. Private beach with umbrellas and umbrellas....jet skis available..............Livin' the dream. We will be back!
“Amazing” - We held our wedding g on Tortuga's private beach on Easter weekend. The Bayfront South will forever be a part of that memory. The birds and water, with the beauty of the room and the friendliness of the staff... Staying at Tortuga is a decision I will never regret.
“Beyond wonderful!” - For my daughter and her new husband's pre-wedding party and honeymoon first night, there could be no more perfect site than the Tortuga Inn. Staff were helpful and friendly, the accommodations were first class, spectacular scenery, our own heated pool, perfect space for a pre-wedding party, wedding day prep, and a luxurious apartment to return to after the wedding reception - wow! The newly-weds raved about it. We will be back!
“Stay at the Tortuga Inn!!” - We have stayed at the Tortuga Inn & Beach Resort twice now. Once for a family reunion and just recently for our wedding! We have every intention of staying again!! We love the Tortuga Inn & Beach Resort and all that work there! ....if you are thinking of getting married, stay here!!!!
“You must stay at the Tortuga Inn, Bradenton Beach Florida” - If you are planning a destination Wedding, as we did, this is the perfect place to stay. The whole resort was so comfortable and welcoming. We will definitely stay at the Tortuga Inn again.
2010 contest winners - Beverly Slimer and Jared Lussier from Tampa Florida receiving their prizes along with our 2010 contest winners at Tortuga Beach Resort. View video
Best experience ever!” St Pete - “We checked into the Tortuga Inn to plan our wedding and reception. We were lucky enough to have won the first annual AMI Wedding Festival. One of the prizes was a weekend getaway at Tortuga Inn, so we decided to use that as our 'home base' for all our wedding planning. However, once we were relaxed and captivated with the sheer beauty of Anna Maria Island and the impeccable services offered by the staff at Tortuga, we were inspired to move forward and ELOPE. Within a matter of hours we were able to have the wedding of our dreams [and] enjoy first class accommodations. Thank you David, Katy and staff for the most memorable days of our lives!”