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Sanibel Island Wedding Venues

Wedding Locations on Sanibel

Are you looking for an attractive Sanibel Island wedding venue? This blog post will provide you with some great ideas and tips for choosing a Sanibel Island destination wedding. The photographs are from recent weddings on the island. Sanibel Island is well recognized as a popular venue for destination elopements and weddings. Sanibel is a charming island located off the coast of Fort Myers. The island has natural beaches with delicate seashells washed up on the shores during high tide.

Weddings are commonly held directly on the beach in front of popular resorts and restaurant wedding venues. Sometimes a wedding arch is used, however it isn’t necessary since the Gulf of Mexico makes a great background for the wedding guests.

Casa Ybel Resort, Wedding Venue

A popular resort that is well-known as a Sanibel Island wedding venue is the Casa Ybel Resort. This resort is easily reached after crossing over the Sanibel Causeway bridge. Very attractive and nicely appointed beach condominiums are on the property. The two-story condominiums make for a low-density resort surrounded by natural and thick landscaping of palm trees and flowers. The landscaping makes for colorful wedding photography. The resort has tennis courts and a large swimming pool for guests. A small café overlooks the pool and Gulf of Mexico for lunch type foods and drinks. The Casa Ybel Resort, Patricia Slater, Weddings by the Sea and Floral Artistry of Sanibel was chosen by this photographer’s daughter for her wedding vendors!

Thistle Lodge Restaurant

The Thistle Lodge restaurant is located on the Casa Ybel Resort, with several options for wedding receptions, depending on the number of guests. The favorite room for this Sanibel Island wedding venue is the Waterfront room, which is located on the second floor, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Downstairs next to the restaurant, is a smaller function room for 20 or so guests.

Jeremy and Zoe’s Wedding

It is no wonder that Jeremy and Zoe chose the Thistle Lodge for their wedding. First, Jeremy has worked as the ‘go to man’ at Thistle Lodge and Casa Ybel Resort for many years. Second, it was a great vacation spot for Zoe’s family that arrived from the United Kingdom for the wedding. Jeremy and Zoe were happy to choose Floral Artistry for the bridal bouquet and amazing floral wedding arch on the beach. Floral Artistry also decorated the reception with an abundance of beautiful flower arrangements. Jeremy and Zoe chose Patricia Slater of Weddings by the Sea as their officiant. Patricia Slater is a Sanibel Island resident for over 40 years and has decades of experience in planning and officiating for Sanibel Island wedding venues.