On the hunt for the perfect destination wedding spot, Sarasota, Florida is the ultimate location! No where else can you get the perfect combination of glam, vintage, and romance, all right by the ocean! With beautiful beaches and a rich history, Sarasota is a one of a kind gem on the Gulf Coast that makes it a must for destination wedding couples! I had the privilege of visiting last fall and was blown away by the talented vendors and stunning venues. There really is something for everyone!

For the Glamour Lover

There’s few other places that have that effortless glamour feel than the Ritz-Carlton, and the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is no exception. Right on the bay, it is a dreamy combination of tropical and opulence that is easy to fall in love with. It is also a must for foodies, with world class chefs and innovative cuisine that are sure to wow your guests and keep them happy!

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Photography | Cat Pennenga Photography | Planning | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Florals & Rentals | So Staged | Paper Goods | Write On Sarasota | Linens | Linens by the Sea

For the Romance Lover

For vintage romance, there is no better place than The Ringling. History and architecture buffs will fall for Ca d’Zan, a dream of Italian inspired architecture built in 1926 right on the Gulf of Mexico. The mansion is a shining example of 1920’s glamour and a breath-taking backdrop for a wedding. The Ringling Museum and courtyard are equally stunning, with its pink arched promenade, designed and built around the same time as Ca d’Zan. The property also houses a gorgeous rose garden that is a splendor in the springtime.

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Photography | Cat Pennenga Photography | Planning | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Florals | Victoria Blooms | Rentals | So Staged | Linens | BBJ Linens | Calligraphy | Meg Grant & Co

For the Beach Lover

If you’re dream destination wedding means getting your toes in the sand, Longboat Key Club is your place. With a secluded beach venue, along with 4 other indoor and outdoor option, this is the perfect place for a beach lover who doesn’t want to sacrifice on service and elegance!

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Photography | Cat Pennenga Photography | Planning | NK Productions Wedding Planning | Florals | Flowers by Fudgie | Rentals | So Staged | Paper Goods | Write On Sarasota | Linens | Linens by the Sea | Cake | Cakes by Ron

For the Garden Lover

If you’ve been dreaming of a more garden vibe, there is no other place on the coast like Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The lush grounds are everything you would want in a venue, with several spaces from a gazebo overlooking the bay to the banyan grove. Nature sets the scene for a magical wedding you’ll love.

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Photography | Cat Pennenga Photography | Planning | NK Productions Wedding PlanningRentals | So Staged | Florals | Flowers by FudgieLinens | BBJ LinensPaper Goods | Write On SarasotaCanopy | Affairs in the Air, Inc.

So hard to pick just one, right? With world renown beaches, delicious cuisine culture, superb vendors, and more, Sarasota is an obvious choice for making your destination dream wedding come true.

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