Imagine the turquoise water lapping on the shore, a magnificent sunset on the horizon, tropical flowers everywhere, and the two of you in the center of your magical and uniquely memorable LGBTQ wedding destination in Florida!
What a great way to say “I DO.”
Love is love no matter who you love and who you are. As of January 6th 2015, Florida became the 36th state is the U.S to legalize same sex weddings and recognize love in all circumstances, followed by the Supreme Court’s decision to rule same sex weddings as legal across the United States.
Invitations by R Squared was ahead of the curve by offering LGBTQ wedding stationery suites in years past because, as a company, we strongly believed in the equality of love.
With this true victory, we can say good-bye to commitments and hello to weddings!
Our team is full of the diversity, talent, and passion that our clients need to create fabulous save the date cards, LGBTQ wedding invitations, and a truly memorable event. We are grateful that marriage is now a universal right for everyone in the US, as we fought hard the past few years to see Florida and all other states stand up for equal rights.
So, you and your partner have fallen in love and now you want to commit to one another a lifetime of love and happiness with an LGBTQ destination wedding.
Your best choice? Declare your love today and head to the warmest spot in the country. Pay tribute to your relationship with a romantic Florida Beach LGBTQ wedding destination. You can choose to elope just the two of you, or plan an elegant upscale beachside affair with your closest friends and family.
We’ve put together the hottest and coolest Florida locations to host your LGBTQ wedding destination event!
Clearwater Beach is highly commercialized, with a plethora of beachfront hotels, restaurants, night life and water sports, making it a hot spot for families and spring breakers. Deep sea fishing, boating and parasailing are highlights. The sand is powdery soft and white, and the beach is extremely wide. Beach volleyball tournaments are popular as well. No beach permits here, but be prepared for crowded beaches and photo bombers.
There is a constant celebration mood in this town, so if you are up for adventure, come say “I Do” on the wildest Gulf Coast beach. Learn more about Clearwater Beach weddings here.
Siesta Key is known for having the whitest and finest sand in the world and for hosting Sarasota beach weddings every day of the year. Named number # 1 US beach by Trip Advisor in 2015, Siesta Key’s beaches are the beach benchmark for which all other beaches are judged. Located about 1.5 hours south of Tampa Bay.
This beach is very popular and crowded, so plan ahead to secure your slice of heaven on this beach.
A Sarasota Beach wedding permit is required ($185), with 3 zones to choose from at the main beach area (948 Beach Rd). Scheduling with the county is required due to the abundance of Siesta Key beach weddings each and every day.
We can certainly suggest less crowded and free beaches for a romantic ceremony, but there are many couples that simply want to say they had a Siesta Key LGBTQ beach destination wedding – and so if that is the wish, let it be so! This site has a ton of information on LGBTQ wedding planning for this location.
Lido Key is just north of Siesta Key and a 1/2 mile south of St. Armand’s Circle, a well-known strip for shopping and dining. Although smaller than Siesta, Lido Key’s beaches pack a surprising variety into a compact area, and really is a perfect LGBTQ wedding destination.
There are three wedding zones to choose from, though our favorite is the southern tip of Lido, known as South Lido.
Wander through winding paths in the park to a quiet spot on the beach for your nuptials.
Lido Key is a narrower beach than Siesta, also surrounded by tall pine trees and ground vegetation, bringing you the best of both worlds with the beach and park all in one location. Picnic areas throughout the park plus the nicest public restrooms we’ve ever come across! You’ll need a Beach wedding permit ($185). This location is definitely more secluded than Siesta Key!
Anna Maria Island is considered one of the most romantic Florida beach LGBTQ wedding destinations. It’s is an easy 1 1/2-hour drive from the Tampa airport. Boasting a pristine seven miles of beach, the island’s natural beauty is a testament to the restricted development codes – no building is over three stories.
An Anna Maria Island Wedding is intriguing for those looking to unplug from a world often running at high speed.
You will not find hotels, fast food, wi-fi hotspots or chain establishments on the island, instead locally owned conveniences ranging from shabby to chic.
If you are interested in unwinding on a romantic LGBTQ wedding destination getaway, this is the place for you! Lots of natural vegetation and tall pine trees still exist, making this island feel more natural, less commercialized. Bonus – no beach wedding permit fee! Learn more about this magical venue here.
Quiet. Local. Nestled along the southern tip of Treasure Island, Sunset Beach offers seclusion and romance as a choice for your Florida beach LGBTQ wedding destination. This island is one mile long and mostly residential, so you can escape the high-rise hotel atmosphere.
Anchored by mounds of sea oats and jetties of rocks, by far, this beach has divine elements for your Sunset Beach LGBTQ wedding.
Our staff picks this as our #2 favorite for a Florida beach wedding. Bonus – only $30 beach wedding permit fee!
a LGBTQ wedding – in your hometown or at a far-flung destination – can have its own kind of challenges.
After you’ve chosen your venue and your date, get in touch with us right here. We’re here to help! Fran is ready to talk with you about save the date cards, LGBTQ wedding invitations, and more. She can help with color arrangement and inclusion, as well as help you with wording and printed fonts.
In the meantime, come on over here to our curated collections of amazing and inspirational LGBTQ wedding images!
Your day is going to be amazing, no doubt about it. Truly, your Best Day Ever!