Sunset Beach Pavilion on Treasure Island is popular for intimate Florida beach weddings
Let's clear up some confusion...Sunset Beach Pavilion and Treasure Island Pavilion are the exact same place.
How can that be? Well, it is because the Locals call this building by its location rather than its formal name.
It is force of habit for those that live here on the barrier islands, but can prove a bit confusing for out-of-town visitors.
I have had so many people ask me about where each was located that I thought this short Blog entry would help provide some clarity.
Not only is it a beautiful place, it is also incredibly inexpensive to rent.
Couples have a far less stressful time of planning a memorable beach wedding when they know it can be done cheaply, with class.
Parents of the bride who are holding their breath about expected expenses for a Florida beach wedding are pleasantly surprised at the
rental charged by the City of Treasure Island FL
Buffered by a sand dune with mature vegetation, The Pavilion is separated from the beach area by a wooden boardwalk.
The covered area next to the breezeway has picnic tables and keeps wedding guest lists small.
Fifty people would be able to mingle and circulate easily here. (If your list ballooned to 100 guests, that would make things a bit tight.)
Other nice features include a cool playground for small children, outside showers, clean and well-maintained restrooms, and a handicap ramp.
I support all couples taking an hour with their parents to visit this quiet beach area. Walk around the pavilion, feel the breeze off the Gulf, and envision an intimate ceremony with close friends and family.
You will need to discuss with the City of Treasure Island FL (727-547-4575 ext. 237) about what to use to keep food warm.
Actually, this works in your favor for holding down expenses for your Florida beach wedding. Cold cuts and finger-food such as fresh cut fruit and vegetables done by family members, can save a huge amount over expensive catering.
Another thing to keep in mind if you plan a wedding at Sunset Beach Pavilion is that the beach itself is "renourished."
This means the finely-granuled white sand on it has eroded away and been replaced with sand dredged from the Gulf. There are millions of tiny shells and shell fragments intermixed with the beach sand.
While this is no big deal to local brides and their families because their feet are used to it, girls from out of town would be wise to walk the area where they will taking their vows.
Cute sandals may be the caveat to bridesmaids and attending female (or elderly) guests.
A valuable resource is How To Have A Gorgeous Cheap Wedding by author Jenn Brenner.
It is a (cheap!) Kindle book you can read on your iPhone or iPad, and will give you many ideas about maximizing the beach wedding experience while holding expenses to a minimum.
Although Jenn's experience is more general in nature, her practical tips and specific insights will save you tons of money on your Florida beach wedding.
If you truly want a memorable beach wedding, keep the pavilion on Sunset Beach in mind.
Phone: 727-547-4575 ext. 237