Old Florida Atmosphere
Visiting Boca Grande is like taking a step back in time. Void of high rises and major highways, the island is outlined by white sandy beaches and features many old architectural wonders, such as a 104-year-old lighthouse, that offer great photography opportunities. These charming qualities, combined with local warmth and hospitality, are what often drive couples to host a Boca Grande wedding.
The Gasparilla Inn
One of the most popular Boca Grande wedding locations is The Gasparilla Inn, a classic resort that was built in 1913. Offering a variety of indoor and outdoor Boca Grande wedding ceremony and reception locations, The Gasparilla Inn is stunningly beautiful and upscale. Accommodating intimate and large events, the elegant resort hosts weddings from October until June year round and is known for impeccable service and classic taste.
Boca Grande Club
At the Boca Grande Club, indoor and outdoor weddings are always secluded and intimate, no matter how many people are in attendance. Located along a white, sandy beach, the club offers a variety of Boca Grande wedding spaces, including decks, verandahs and clubrooms, and features several great outdoor spaces where a large tent can be put up for evening receptions. On top of a beautiful setting, the Boca Grande Club boasts a great staff who help couples plan every aspect of their Boca Grande wedding, from the food and entertainment to the center pieces on the tables.
More traditional couples can also choose to hold their Boca Grande wedding ceremony in a number of charming churches scattered throughout the island. A replica of the Spanish missions built in the 1800’s, the Lady of Mercy Mission Chapel has a distinctive Mediterranean style while St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, once a wooden cottage, has a more country feeling. Built in 1910, the white framed United Methodist Church was the first on the island while the First Baptist Church of Boca Grande was restored to its original beauty in 2003.
Whether you’re saying “I do” on the beach, at an elegant resort or in an intimate, historical church, your Boca Grande wedding will be nothing short of exceptional. And to make sure that you remember that beauty for years to come, Jennifer Angeloro Photography is on hand to capture every moment of your wedding day. From the first kiss and your walk down the aisle to the cutting of the cake and your first dance as husband and wife, we’ll be there to make sure you can look back and remember it all as clearly as the day it happened.