Weddings & Events

Please visit The Sunset website for more information on our wedding packages and images of the property.  Please email us at for packaging for other events.

Voted # 1 Wedding Planner by the Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch Herald’s 2015 People’s Choice Awards ! 

bradenton herald 2015 peoples choice wedding planner award

Congratulation to the wedding/event staff at Gulf Drive Cafe and Kokonut Hut.

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Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering The Sunset by Gulf Drive Café to host your wedding. Our waterfront venue is one of Anna Maria Island’s most appealing sites for wedding celebrations. Located at the South end of the island, Gulf Drive Café overlooks sugar-white sand, the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise-emerald waters and multi-colored horizon during sunset. Our team of experts will work with you on creating your perfect tropical dream wedding.

We have several options when considering where to exchange your vows.
Our most popular feature is tying the knot near the coastline on a romantic sandy walkway of multi-colored rose petals. You may also choose to have the ceremony performed at the Windsail Pavilion or Seastar Sands, each several feet away from the beach and al fresco favorites. Both are open-aired secluded spaces surrounded by miniature tiki huts. The Gulf waves provide a picturesque backdrop when saying, “I do.”

Our rustic Sunset Tiki is a reception space perfectly suited for groups over fifty people. Spacious and open-aired, our staff will create elegant tablescapes and arrange the musical equipment, flowers, white padded chairs and tables around the dance floor. The wedding party and guests are also welcome to dance barefoot in the sand. You also have the choice of renting the whole bar during the length of your reception for private use. Smaller groups of fewer than fifty people may also choose to have the reception at the Windsail Pavilion or Seastar Sands.

We invite you to visit our property, sample our chef’s creations and learn more about the wedding packages we offer.  Please contact us at for more information.  Thank you!