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Cape Coral Yacht Club - Please take a moment to appreciate the captivating views captured in these photos. The beach at Cape Coral Yacht Club has served as a popular venue for events and family enjoyment. We have had the privilege of hosting numerous wedding ceremonies at this location. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ian caused substantial damage to the area; however, I am pleased to announce that the beach area is now open for public use. This space is free of charge and accessible on a first-come, first-served basis. It is worth noting that by the afternoon, most visitors have departed, making it an ideal choice for a picturesque waterfront wedding ceremony.
Yacht Club Community Park, also referred to as Yacht Club Beach, is a well-maintained public beach located in the coastal city of Cape Coral, Florida. This beach boasts a picturesque setting with its pristine white sand and beautiful waters, offering visitors a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere to bask in the sun and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. The beach welcomes the general public and offers free admission throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for both residents and visitors.
Four Freedoms Park - This park is situated on 3.2 acres with a scenic view of Bimini Basin. It is conveniently located off Cape Coral Pkwy between Coronado Pkwy and Santa Barbara Blvd. The park offers a spacious and shaded playground area suitable for all age groups, along with numerous picnic spots. Additionally, there is a designated beach area for sunbathing, which overlooks the beautiful Bimini Basin.
For those interested in hosting a wedding ceremony, the park features a large grassy area as well as a charming waterside setting. It is available free of charge to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Furthermore, Four Freedoms Park now provides the option of renting their indoor main room for private events. This comfortable and central location is ideal for hosting meetings, business seminars, and social gatherings. It is also well-suited for wedding receptions.
For inquiries regarding availability on a specific date, scheduling a tour, or making a rental reservation, please contact us at 239-574-0804.
Lakes Regional Park - This park features many affordable options for the perfect wedding ceremony. They have a beautiful gazebo, ample theater and use of the floral garden. A variety of wildlife can be spotted throughout Lakes Park, especially birds. The park includes about 2.5 miles of walking and biking trails running along the lakes. A scenic boardwalk carries the trails over the lakes. Other features include playgrounds, a large field for recreational activities, as well as a fragrance garden with herb, butterfly, and cactus gardens.
This park offers an ideal setting for a fairytale-like wedding. The rental cost for the Gazebo and use of the surrounding areas behind is a reasonable $25, which covers a full day rental. One of the advantages of this park is that you have the freedom to choose the location for your ceremony beyond just the gazebo. There are various beautiful spots in the fragrance garden behind the gazebo where you can set up the arbor of your preference for your park wedding. The rental fee includes the gazebo and the entire area behind it, ensuring that you will not have to worry about another wedding occurring on the same day.
This establishment was impacted by the occurrence of hurricane Ian, however, it has since resumed its operations. Although the boardwalk remains closed, it does not detract from the overall attractiveness of this venue. An additional advantage is that acquiring a permit is not required. This location is highly favored by beachgoers and it is important to note that parking availability can be quite limited due to its popularity. Therefore, it is advisable to consider this factor when selecting this venue. It is worth mentioning that some couples opt for the convenience of arranging bus or limousine services to transport their guests for the ceremony. This venue is particularly suitable for hosting intimate weddings.
Bowditch Point Regional Park is 17 acres that is located at the northern tip of Estero Island. It is actually a dual use facility in which approx. 7 acres are a developed park for passive recreational use and the remaining 10 acres a restoration/preserve area.
The gulf front is more active while still providing a relaxed atmosphere for walkers, swimmers and sunbathers. Walking trails, through the restoration/preserve area, carry you through varied environments and offers an excellent opportunity for bird watching while being highlighted by panoramic views of Estero Bay.
- Tarpon Bay beach -- Parking for this mid-island Sanibel Beach is located at the end of Tarpon Bay Road. From there, cross the street and follow the pathway to the beach, about .25-mile start to finish. There is a drop-off point and a few handicap spots closer near the beginning of the path to the beach area. . No matter, Tarpon is another beautiful Sanibel beach perfect for weddings. This area requires a wedding permit. We can assist you with obtaining this.
Once you are across the Sanibel Causeway turn right on to Periwinkle Way, drive to the end and take a left on Tarpon Bay Rd. Parking is a little before the entrance of the beach which is located at the end of Tarpon Bay Rd.
Public Parking Address 205 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957
Bowmans' Beach 1700 Bowmans' Beach Rd, Sanibel FL - This particular location is well-suited for both small and large beach weddings due to its ample parking lot. Paid parking is required. To access the beach, there is a pleasant quarter-mile walk from the parking lot, which includes crossing a wooden bridge over a freshwater stream.
It is essential to obtain a permit for hosting a wedding at this location. We can assist you with obtaining this.
On the day of your wedding, guests are requested to park their vehicles and proceed to the designated beach site From there, it is approximately a quarter-mile stroll to reach the beach entrance. Click here for more information
Laishley Park -- This venue is suitable fora wedding ceremony of any size. You have the option to make use of the stunning pavilion that offers a picturesque view of the Peace River or we can arrange for a secluded area in the field for more privacy. To secure a reservation at Laishley Park, please be advised that reservations must be made through Punta Gorda. Click here for more information Click here for more information
Ponce Del Leon Beach Park 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 This establishment features an artificial beach with a scenic view of the river. Additionally, there is a covered pavilion area and spacious grassy field available. If you are seeking an outdoor setting for your ceremony that offers a serene environment, ample backdrop choices, and a covered space to accommodate any inclement weather, Ponce Del Leon park is an ideal choice. Reservations are required. Click here for more information
Gasparilla Island State Park 880 Belcher Rd Boca Grande, Florida -- The Historic Village of Boca Grande, situated on the island of Gasparilla in Florida's Southwest Coast, can be found at the southern tip of the Cape Haze Peninsula, equidistant between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. This beautiful barrier island has been bestowed with the gift of nature, featuring seven miles of exquisite powdery white beaches that span the entire Gulf side. The island is encompassed by striking cerulean waters reminiscent of those found in the Caribbean. Furthermore, the surrounding estuaries, which are nourished by the convergence of the Myakka and Peace Rivers, create an exceptionally pristine and productive coastal ecosystem globally recognized for its splendor.
This venue is suitable for a wedding ceremony of any size. You have the option to use the first parking area or further down close to the lighthouse. Click here for more information
Del Nor Wiggins Pass State Park - 11135 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples Florida --
This popular destination boasts one of the most pristine stretches of beaches in the world.
Every day, this tropical paradise beckons visitors to enjoy vast peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico and experience the many shorebirds and wildlife that gather here.
The recommended access point for hosting a ceremony at this beach park is designated as the last parking area. Please note that while there is no charge for conducting a wedding ceremony at this location, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance. Click here for more information
Lowdermilk Beach Park 257 Banyan Blvd, Naples FL - Lowdermilk Park is a fully-equipped beachfront park in our city, offering various amenities such as a concession stand, covered picnic areas, and two gazebos. It is located just a few steps away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Public parking is available at Lowdermilk Park for both visitors and individuals with parking stickers. However, it is important to note that, similar to other locations in the city, amplified sound or live music is not allowed unless a permit has been obtained.
If you wish to reserve either of the two gazebos at Lowdermilk Park, please contact the Community Services office at 239-213-7120. For information related to permits, fees, and reservations for locations other than the gazebos, please get in touch with the staff at Fleischmann Park @ (239) 213-3020 Click here for more information
Eighth Avenue South - The area known as Eighth Avenue South's beach end, often referred to as Wedding Beach or Wedding Park, has consistently been a favored spot for hosting weddings. A few years ago, the park underwent reconstruction, taking into consideration its popularity as a wedding venue. As a result, the park was thoughtfully designed to include ample seating, stunning and picturesque landscaping, and a suitable backdrop featuring sand, sky, and the setting sun (assuming it aligns with the wedding's timing).
However, it is important to note that parking facilities are not available at this location. Guests can make use of parking spaces at adjacent beach ends, although there is no option to reserve these spots. Due to this constraint, many wedding parties opt to arrange shuttle services to transport their guests from alternative locations, such as the City Pier lot at 12th Avenue South, Third Street Parking areas, or the city's parking garages on 8th Street South.
Additionally, there are several other popular locations for hosting weddings, including Vedado Way, Horizon Way, and various others. This location does require a reservation and couples will need to obtain it directly. Click here for more information