Sanibel Island & Captiva Island are two of the most romantic settings for a wedding around. With a plethora of beautiful, sandy beaches, historic landmarks and excellent accommodations, the Islands can cater to your perfect island wedding with ease.

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island Weddings

Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, the perfect island wedding on Sanibel Island or Captiva Island will create romantic memories that will last you, your friends and family forever. But where to go? What to choose? Veteran photographer Nick Adams has been capturing people’s special day on the Islands for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge regarding venues, vendors and more. Nick brings a stylish, fun, modern approach with respect to traditional techniques. His wedding pictures always reflect the natural style of each individual wedding and bring out the personalities of the Bride & Groom perfectly providing your dream wedding story captured in pristine, gorgeous images.

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Where To Get Married

There are numerous spectacular venues for your perfect island wedding. From elegant resorts to laid-back old Island style inns, historical chapels, country clubs and of course, the star of any island wedding ceremony, the beaches. Many resorts have extensive wedding packages that include beach ceremonies and depending on the size of your wedding, large or small, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island can cater to your every whim.

Below is a list of the beaches, venues and vendors that can help you craft your dream day. Depending on your choices, you may require a permit, for more information on permits Click Here. For information on obtaining a Florida Marriage License, Click Here.

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Resort Wedding Venues

Casa Ybel Resort

2255 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Casa ybel resort on Sanibel island

With 23 acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this upscale, full-service resort provides stunning amenities, elegant suites and onsite dining options. Offering wedding packages for up to 250 guests or, smaller intimate wedding packages for less than 30 guests, Casa Ybel is romantic and secluded with private paths leading to the beautiful sandy beach for your perfect island wedding.

Island Inn

311 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957


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Sanibel Island Beach Wedding

Located on a gorgeous 10 acre stretch of Gulf front property, the Island Inn boasts 49 rooms and cottages providing a truly relaxing atmosphere with beachfront dining and excellent shelling. The Island Inn can cater to large or small weddings and they work with an outside wedding coordinator to ensure your special day is perfect.

Sanibel Moorings

845 East Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957


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A romantic tropical paradise in a picturesque location with fully furnished 1, 2 or 3 fully furnished condo suites. Spread over 6 acres, Sanibel Moorings is on the beach with direct beach access and offers several beach wedding packages starting as low as $600.00.

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

1451 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957


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A popular wedding destination, the Sundial offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, studios and Island Suites. With great amenities including direct beach access, pool, fitness room, onsite dining and even an onsite grocery store, the Sundial is an excellent choice for your dream nuptials offering multiple packages and up to 250 capacity.

Waterside Inn on the Beach

3033 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957


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True Old Sanibel charm, this delightful and romantic beachfront resort provides great amenities, bike rentals and a good selection of cottages, efficiencies and condominiums. A relaxing, tropical paradise with a honeymoon suite.

West Wind Island Resort

3345 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Beachfront and contemporary, the West Wind Inn has many guest bedrooms, beachfront studios and luxury suites to choose from. They offer a variety of wedding packages that are guided by their award-winning catering manager and wedding planner.

‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa

15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL 33924


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Tween Waters Wedding on Sanibel Island

This lovely resort has historic charm in spades and is a popular destination for weddings. The main building has a relaxed colonial feel about it and is a stones throw away from the beautiful beach which provides a wonderful back drop for your wedding ceremony. With multiple wedding packages and several venues to choose from, ‘Tween Waters is an excellent choice for your special day.

South Seas Island Resort

5400 Plantation Road, Captiva, FL 33924


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Occupying nearly half of Captiva island, this expansive resort offers multiple venues both indoor and outdoor. With onsite shopping, dining and a plethora of activities to experience, South Sea’s is your one stop shop for you and your wedding guests.

Captiva Island Inn

11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924


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Sixteen unique 1 and 2-bedroom cottages, suites and 2 & 3 bedroom villas right in the heart of Captiva Village. A laid back and affordable wedding option, the Captiva Island Inn work closely with wedding planners to ensure a wonderful experience for you and your guests.

Golf & Country Club Venues

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

949 Sand Castle Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957


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A full service country club with multiple venues for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Ceremonies can be performed with on the expansive and beautiful beach or, by the sparkling Sunset Lake.

The Sanctuary Golf Club

2801 Wulfert Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Wedding at the Dunes Sanibel Island

The Sanctuary Golf Club is a beautiful, award-winning venue for your perfect island wedding and is fully equipped for a small intimate affair or, a larger scale elegant affair for up to 250 guests.

Alternative Venues

Captiva Cruises

11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, FL 33924


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Offering numerous cruises both on smaller and larger boats, Captiva Cruises can cater to your wedding needs or, cruise you and your guests to a variety of destinations for your perfect island wedding.

Sanibel Community House

2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Sanibel Community House offers numerous rooms of various sizes for rental and is an affordable Island option.

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Bali Hi Estate Captiva

16280, Captiva, FL 33924


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A beautiful luxury estate on the beach surrounded by private and secluded 2 acres. The main house can sleep 15, the optional guest house can sleep 8.

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Sea Oats Luxury Estate

16623 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924


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A picturesque private estate, Sea Oats specializes in small, one-of-a-kind weddings for up to 75 guests.

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Sea Palms Estate

16596 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924


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The sister private estate to Sea Oats, the Sea Palms also specializes in one of a kind weddings in a luxury, upscale setting.

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Sanibel And Captiva Churches

Sanibel Community Church

1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Sanibel Congregational United Church Of Christ

2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church

2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Saint Isabel Catholic Church

3559 Sanibel Captiva RD, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Saint Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel Island

Captiva Chapel By The Sea

11580 Chapin Ln, Captiva, FL 33924


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Photography & Videography

As the content creators for this guide, Sanibel based Nick Adams Photography would like to share other highly recommended professionals to capture your perfect island wedding.

Milissa Sprecher Photography

PO Box 869, Sanibel, FL 33957


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A Florida resident of 15 years, Milissa Sprecher has captured many people’s special day with passion and personality.

Impressions Photography


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Krista Kowalczyk has been photographing weddings in Southwest Florida for over 20 years and has extensive experience with destination weddings.

iHeart Films


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Videographer services specializing in luxury weddings.


Sanibel Day Spa

2075 Periwinkle Way UNIT 24, Sanibel, FL 33957


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An island staple for over 25 years, Sanibel Day Spa offers a plethora of Bridal Packages and other services for all your pampering needs!

Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique

Sundial Resort, 1451 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957


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Chadwick Square, 14830 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL 33924


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With two locations one in the Sundial Resort on Sanibel and one close to South Seas Resort on Captiva, the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique specializes in wellness and transformation, a great place to relax and calm those wedding nerves!

Sanibel Skin Spa

975 Rabbit Rd #3, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Offering a plethora of relaxing massage packages, the Sanibel Skin Spa has something for everyone including both Bride & Groom. Make sure to check out their unique “Sanibel Salt Cave”.

Spatini Teabar

1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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All products used at Spatini are organic, ingestible grades with many of the ingredients sourced from the island! Full-service spa that offers organic spray tans for your special day.

Wedding Officiants

Patricia Slater’s Weddings By The Sea

P.O. Box 672, Sanibel Island, Florida 33957


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With over 20 years of experience, Patricia Slater is an expert at providing the perfect beach ceremony. With extensive local knowledge, Patricia offers a customized experience for every couple.

Avow Weddings


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A seasoned professional, officiant Pastor Thomas Funk brings over a decade worth of wedding experience, bringing people together and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Dr. Dan Lamey


Dr. Dan has 18 years of experience performing weddings in the Sanibel and Captiva area. Dr. Dan treats each couple like family, spending quality time with them to learn about each individual and their relationship, he has been awarded for his work several times and comes highly recommended.

Rabbi Michael Raab


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Rabbi Michael provides a custom ceremony tailored to fit each couple, highly awarded, Rabbi Michael is also multilingual speaking fluent Spanish and Hebrew.

Wedding Coordinators

Kelly McWilliams


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An 18 year veteran, Kelly McWilliams is a nationally recognized wedding planner who brings hard work, creativity and dedication to making the day of your dreams.

Coco Luna Events


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Event planner Courtney Armen prides herself on creating unique and inviting atmospheres that immerse you and your guests in a one of a kind experience.

Fabulously Chic Weddings


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With a high level of style and creativity, wedding planner Courtney Gabelbauer brings sophistication and passion to your special day.


Congress Jewelers of Sanibel

2075 Periwinkle Way Unit 35, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Congress Jewelers of Sanibel bring unique craftsmanship to every piece they create. Inspired by the natural beauty of the island, each piece is an exclusive design that will always hold the owner's memories of their time on Sanibel Captiva.

Lily & Company Jewelers

520 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Specializing in couture Sanibel Jewelry, Lily & Company brings unique Island Flair to each custom piece they create. Stop by their historical building to browse the exquisite jewelry, check out work by local artists and meet the very special store greeters.

The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry

1993 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Founded in 1975, The Cedar Chest has been creating stunning and unusual collections of sea and nature-themed jewelry for over 40 years. Their unique pieces celebrate the beauty of Sanibel Island and have made them internationally recognized jewelers.


Floral Artistry

2400 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957


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With multiple awards and highly recommended, Floral Artistry has a highly skilled and experienced design team to provide you with a unique, world-class floral design.

Cakes & Catering

Lady Cakes

2924 Del Prado Blvd S Unit 7 & 8, Cape Coral, FL 33904


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Award-winning bakery Lady Cakes offers a wide range of wedding cakes and more. Founder Bess Charles will work with you to craft your perfect-looking and tasting wedding cake.

Sanibel Catering Company

2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Located in Bailey’s General Store, the Sanibel Catering Company will work with you to create not only your perfect wedding cake but also a custom menu for your entire day.

Catering By Leslie Adams


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Full service, award-winning catering company serving Sanibel and Captiva.

Paper Fig Kitchen

2003 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957


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Located in Tahitian Gardens Plaza, Paper Fig Kitchen offers off-premises catering, private chef services and a storefront you can visit and bring more than 35 years of crafted catering experience.

Live Music & DJ’s

The Danny Morgan Band

9494 Beverly Lane, Sanibel Island, Fl. 33957


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Danny Morgan has been providing live entertainment for over 35 years and has won the “Best Local Entertainment Award” from 1998 to 2018.

Steve Farst Entertainment


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Available as a solo, duo or trio, Steve Farst Entertainment offers many wedding packages to cater to your needs. Wedding packages include live music, an Emcee and a DJ.

Black Tie Entertainment

12155 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33966


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Full-service entertainment company that provides DJ’s, sound system, lighting, video & projection, party favors monograms and photo booths.

Talent & Entertainment Productions


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Full-service company providing innovative and creative entertainment solutions.

The Islands DJ

402 SW 39th Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33914


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Full-service entertainer and DJ with state of the art equipment and LED lighting.