About the Anna Maria Island Love Wedding Show

The Anna Maria Island Love Wedding Show is an unconventional and unique event experience designed to combine the style, vibe, history and spectacular beauty of Anna Maria Island into your wedding. 

We have a surprise musical guest joining us too! (Hint, he was on American Idol!) Jennifer Lopez said his music, "felt right." Keith Urban remarked that "you are a true singer! It’s like breathing to you, and it’s like butter for everyone else," before handing him a Golden Ticket to Hollywood.

The event also features experts with intimate local knowledge of Island weddings, live music, tasty samples, signature drinks, strolling models wearing designer gowns and information about Anna Maria Island as a honeymoon and destination wedding location.

Ticket Prices: 
Admission is $20 and includes event and an island swag bag.

VIP Admission is $50
Limited VIP Packages include a meet and greet with our special American Idol artist. He will also perform a special song just for our VIPs! It also includes an authentic pearl from the Pick-A-Pearl oyster station, jewelry to showcase your pearl, early admission a luxury Island swag bag & signature cocktails and more! We anticipate an early sell out for VIP, so don't delay in purchasing VIP tickets.

 

 

FAQs

Q: What are my parking options at the event?

 

A: Arrive by Land or Sea 

If you arrive by car, there is plenty of free parking on site.

 

If you arrive by sea, you will find us 

at Marker 49 on the ICW, 27'28,215 N 82'41,425 W

400 ft. daytime dockage, complimentary

 

Q: Where else can event info be found?

A: AnnaMariaIslandLove.com

 

Q: I am a vendor and want to participate in the show, who do I contact?

A: Contact Karen@AnnaMariaIslandLove.com for more information.

 

 

Where:

The newly renovated Neptune Room, 

4110 127th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215

The Neptune Room is a private 6,000 sq. ft. banquet space on the second floor of The Seafood Shack Bar & Grill. Three walls of expansive windows offer panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and its parade of boats, sightings of dolphins and other native wildlife, and perfect golden sunsets.

Check out the venue, including photos of the Neptune Room, here: http://www.seafoodshack.com/events-catering/

 

Q&A with The Anna Maria Island Love Wedding Show

1.What makes this wedding show different?

VIP guests at the show take part in the Pearl Experience. Guests choose an oyster that is opened in front of them and inside is an authentic pearl to keep. We love watching to see what color the pearl will be- from white, pink, lavender or sometimes a double pearl containing two! This year the brides will also be treated to a special musical guest! Keep checking back for details on our surprise artist!

2. What was the inspiration for the Anna Maria Island Love Wedding Show?

We wanted to do a new take on the tired, cheesy bridal shows. Who wants to go to a boring convention center, when you can enjoy panoramic views of Anna Maria Island Sound while sipping signature cocktails and chatting with wedding experts?

3. What do you love most about the event?

We love matching a bride with one of our handpicked vendors. Our show is invitation only for the vendors, and only the best make it into the show. Each vendor must have an impeccable reputation, and many have a unique business like a calligrapher, Polynesian dancers or luxury golf carts! Of course, we also have the very best photographers, bakers, florists and the rest of the traditional vendors as well.

4. Who was your favorite bride?

At last year’s show, one of our brides was dragged to the show by her fiancé and she let him know she did not want to be there. Not only did she find most of her wedding vendors, but she was a star on the dance floor in ballroom dancing, and won THREE prizes from the show! She just contacted us to buy tickets to this year’s show so she can find the last of her vendors- and maybe go home with a prize or two!