An Idyllic Setting
Beautiful mangroves, rather than white sandy beaches, line this secluded island, which is divided into five different unique communities. Offering a collection of art galleries, gift shops, boutiques, seafood restaurants, charming cottages, a marina, museums and parks, Pine Island is the perfect location to host a Southwest Florida wedding. There are just enough modern amenities to live luxuriously but couples and guests need not worry about an over-populated location.
Pine Island Wedding Venues
Couples hosting Pine Island weddings can choose from a variety of charming indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites. From a quiet, intimate wedding ceremony in a tropical garden surrounded by blossoming flowers to an elegant, old Florida reception, the skys the limit. And, as the island is so small, itís likely that couples can enjoy being one of the only few on the island getting married at that time.
The historic Tarpon Lodge was built in 1926 and is a popular venue for couples hosting Pine Island weddings. Featuring stunning panoramic waterfront views, the Tarpon Lodge has a distinctive old world charm to it and offers several different ceremony and reception options. Many couples who host a Pine Island wedding at the Tarpon Lodge wed outside overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy a cocktail hour on the lawn and then a lively reception at the four-star restaurant. And, as the Tarpon Lodge also offers elegant sleeping accommodations, couples and guests can spend the night on site rather than having to travel.
One of the Pine Island communities, Bokeelia is a great location for couples who desire a natural setting for their Pine Island wedding. The primary location of Pine Islandís agriculture, Bokeelia is characterized by trees and plants bearing mangoes, citrus fruits, pineapples, papayas and other exotic tropical fruits. The area is also home to the islandís marina as well as several historic buildings, which provide stunning backdrops for Pine Island wedding photography.
Located on the Northern tip of the island, the Tarpon Inn is an award-winning bed and breakfast ideal for couples hosting Pine Island weddings who prefer to sleep where they hold their ceremony and reception. Surrounded by beautiful palm trees and lush vegetation, the Tarpon Inn offers a quaint, cottage-like setting and accommodates intimate affairs of up to 50 guests. A variety of different packages are available for couples who wish to have help planning their Pine Island wedding at the Tarpon Inn and couples can look forward to the utmost in service and hospitality at this old world venue.
Whether you wed in a natural setting amongst mangroves and fruit trees or in a 1920ís style mansion in a tropical, old Florida atmosphere, youíll never forget your Pine Island wedding and the attention you received during your visit. Offering a variety of unique venues, a noticeable lack of modern distractions and all the luxuries you need to make your day unforgettable, Pine Island is the perfect location to host a Southwest Florida wedding.