Sand Key Beach is a beach wedding spot that is reserved by boardwalk numbers. It is a public beach so there may be a few people on the beach. There are a total of 8 boardwalk sites and also the rock jetty location which is preferred by couples wanting some unique pictures around the rock jetty landscape. Boardwalk number 8 is towards the back of the Sheraton Sand Key Hotel which some couples may choose to hold a reception in one of their banquet rooms or a more low key reception in their bistro. Any size wedding can be held here, but please be aware permit fees may change. The average permit fee is 267.50. Beach wheelchairs are available for rent here also. This beach is located in the Clearwater area, and the sunsets are just beautiful here!
Clearwater Beach is a very popular beach and does require a beach wedding permit in order to be able to be married on their long stretch of beach. There are 6 spots along their stretch of beach that allow reservations for a beach wedding. The wedding permits are approved for a one hour time frame. Two hours for set up, one for the actual ceremony, and one for the breakdown of your beach wedding setting. The fee is 100.00 on any day of the week. Holiday weddings are not allowed at this beach, so there are exceptions. They only allow one wedding per spot per day to be reserved for a beach wedding, so please keep this in mind and reserve your beach wedding package early. There are two spots we frequently use which are preferred by many couples due to the landscape and a little further away from the main crowds. The time to process your beach wedding permit varies as to how back logged the permit office is. It may take a few days to a week or more. Cherished Ceremonies will process your permit as a courtesy, we make it simple for you!