Sunset Weddings by Gulf Drive Cafe

900 Gulf Drive N Bradenton Beach, FL
Max Capacity: 150 people
Our waterfront venue is one of Anna Maria Island’s most appealing sites for wedding celebrations. Located at the South end of the island, Gulf Drive Café overlooks sugar-white sand, the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise-emerald waters and multi-colored horizon during sunset. Our team of experts will work with you on creating your perfect tropical dream wedding.
Recommendations

Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut Life Celebration, from Asheville, NC

On behalf of my brother and sister and family, we would like to say thank you to Laura and the entire staff at Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut for such a superb job with providing such a warm and joyous occasion for our father's Life Celebration after such a difficult and emotional few months of caring for him and working through the hardship of his passing. We are born and bred Bradenton natives - Anna Maria Island folks through and through, and though we his children now live elsewhere, we could not imagine a more fitting place to gather with family and friends to share stories, laugh, cry, and remember and celebrate our father's life. The beach setting was perfect, and the atmosphere was calm and uplifting. The food was fantastic and a big hit with everyone who showed up. Laura and her staff could not have done a better job of helping us to do what we needed to do, and though over a hundred people showed up, the event went off without a hitch. She was a professional from the moment I met her. If there was any moment when we needed something we were immediately taken care of. I highly recommend to anyone to consider them for your next event, whatever the occasion. Top notch! Thank you Laura and the entire Gulf Drive Cafe team for such a wonderful and memorable evening. Craig Hirshberg

Location
Amenities
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Dining/Al Fresco
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard or Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Greek, Seafood, and Mexican styles.
  • Facility Location Setting: Our Venue is known for it's breathtaking sunsets off the Pearl White Shores of the Gulf of Mexico and is located on Anna Maria Island.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 150
  • Max Table Size: 8
  • Nearest Airport: 26-50 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Seating Capacity: 150
Bradenton, FL  
Capacity: 30
$800-$1,300 per event
Our house in West Bradenton combines the warmth of a small house with the elegance of a banquet hall and is conveniently located on Manatee Avenue, just miles from the white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. With capacity for up to 30 people, it is an ideal location to hold any small event such as a wedding reception, engagement party, family gathering, dinner party, workshop, or seminar. Our $1,300 rate is for a full day and includes: Tables and linens Designer chairs & covers Sashes Runners Charger plates Centerpieces Napkins Tableware Lighting We can work with you to provide other services you may need such as photography, catering, A/V equipment, and custom decor.
Osprey, FL  
Capacity: 150
$1,000-$3,500 per event
Historic Spanish Point’s 30-acre bay front site is a stunning, memorable, and popular venue for weddings, private events & meetings.
Sarasota, FL  
Capacity: 100
$20 per person
$2,000 per event
The perfect Floridian venue for small to medium sized events. The Terrace accommodates groups from 20 to 120 in our upstairs space above the Surf Shack restaurant. The Surf Shack below can accommodate groups from 20 to 100. Our space features a beautiful full bar, rooftop dining with the best views of St Armand’s Circle, a Piano Bar with live entertainment and both indoor and outdoor seating. The Terrace balcony can accommodate parties of up to 50. This beautiful space is outdoor Florida at its best while our retractable roof and side panels give you comfort that regardless of the weather your special event will go on without a hitch. We have great features you would expect to make yours a perfect event: Food and drink menus for a variety of budgets Live entertainment options Private or Semi-Private event planning Functional elevator or stairs for your convenience PA System complimentary Other A/V equipment can be arranged
Bradenton, FL  
Capacity: 300
$20.95-$26 per person
$600-$900 per event
Home to the IMG Academy golf students, the natural beauty of IMG Academy Golf Club is both rivaled and complimented by a great golf experience. The Golf Club features an 18-hole championship golf course, multiple practice areas, grille room and bar, as well as a fitness room that provides an array of fitness and cardio equipment. Our Bar and Grille Room offers a panoramic view of the Sarasota Bay extending into our event and banquet room. This view provides a memorable dining Bayside experience, while enjoying the beautiful Southwest Florida sunsets. With picturesque views, immaculate grounds, and a spectacular clubhouse, IMG Academy Golf Club is an ideal setting for your event. With multiple room and menu options we can accomodate smaller more intimate groups to large scale events. We are a full service venue that is committed to professionalism, quality, and truly personalized service. Contact our Banquet Manager today by filling out the Request More Information section below. Now Booking: Business Meetings, Charity Events, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Weddings, Seminars, Proms, Luncheons