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Planning an out of state wedding

August 04, 2017 4:38:02 am

Posted in Siesta Key, FL, USA
Emptyprofileicon Jeni Heinecke Wedding date: September 14, 2013 Siesta Key, FL, USA

We are starting to plan out wedding in Siesta Key FL but we live in MN. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for places to stay, reception places etc. We need it al!!. It's alot harder than I thought it would be to plan an out of state wedding. We are getting married in Sept 2013.

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271639 Tammie Connor Wedding date: November 02, 2013 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 18, 2012 11:49:00 am

Hi Jennifer!

We can help you will all of this!
Check us out at www.siestakeyevents.com
as well as our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/siestakeyevents

We would love to help you!

Tammie

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Emptyprofileicon nikki petty Wedding date: September 25, 2010 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 18, 2012 1:39:27 pm

We had our reception at Mattisons 41. They let us design our own menu, signiture drinks and even made a beautiful wedding cake. People are still talking about the food 2 years later. We rented a huge house for the week and most people slept there. But some stayed a Jamican Royal. They really enjoyed the three swimming pools. We hired Sun weddings for the ceremony and it was beauiful. The person they had to the ceremony was wonderful the steel drum player was amazing!

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Emptyprofileicon Tamra

June 18, 2012 4:07:00 pm

How big is your wedding? We got married at the Palm Bay club on the beach and it was beautiful. I would highly recommend Georgeann Butler to officiate your wedding. I am so excited for you! I just got married last month in Siesta Key and I am soooo happy with my decision.

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Emptyprofileicon Anonymous Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 18, 2012 4:39:33 pm

Hi Jennifer,
congratulations on your upcoming wedding and as one of our favorite brides Nikki said it earlier, we can do it all for you and certainly after 15 years know what we are doing right!
Please feel free to contact us at sunwedding@aol.com
yours SunWeddings Team

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49899 Michelle and Joe Wedding date: April 05, 2008

June 18, 2012 6:02:18 pm

Hi Jennifer,

I also planned our wedding from out of state. The ladies of SunWeddings did an amazing job with our wedding. They are so helpful and friendly and just do a wonderful weddings. We were married on the beach with a small reception. We stayed at the Jamicia Royal which was fabulous. Congrats and good luck with your wedding!

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Emptyprofileicon Ana and Mark Wedding date: September 08, 2009 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 18, 2012 6:14:36 pm

Hi Jennifer, we also used SunWeddings. They're awesome! Helped us with everything. Mattison's 41 being one of the recomendations by them, and we were very happy with everything.

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Emptyprofileicon Anonymous Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 19, 2012 4:28:27 am

Hi Ana and Mark
thank you for your kind words, so happy to hear from you.
Yes, "Mattisons 41" is such a perfect place to have your reception
Yours SunWeddings Team

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Emptyprofileicon Kim Gallagher Wedding date: May 03, 2011 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 19, 2012 6:42:01 am

Call Tammie at Siesta Key Events. She knows the best vendors, locations, etc. We just got married in Siesta on May 5th. Tammie is awesome, she coordinated our whole wedding and was with her help we ended up saving a bundle. Her husband was our DJ, her sister our photographer, her kids were servers at our reception. Plus she knows everyone in the key and will be able to advise you which vendors to go to and which ones to avoid. Alot of our vendors gave us discounts when we told them we were working with Tammie. Tell her Kim & Mark told you to call! You won't regret it. Best of luck! (one note - we booked our venue before meeting Tammie - big mistake. We hosted our reception at the Beach Point Resort. great spot, but the owner is a nightmare, avoid at all costs. He was screaming at me 2 days before me wedding for no reason at all. Lucky for us - Tammie was there to set him straight. If we had talked to tammie before booking, she would have warned us about him - he's known in the area for being a loose cannon).

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271639 Tammie Connor Wedding date: November 02, 2013 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 19, 2012 7:19:40 am

Thanks Kim! It was an honor and a blessing working with you and Mark!
See you soon!

Tammie
Siesta Key Events

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Emptyprofileicon christina fisher

June 19, 2012 1:55:08 pm

How many people are you looking at having? I'm local, and using Nellie's Catering at a private Beach house. They have been fantastic. We/some of our guests are staying at the Hyatt on Siesta - it's a bit of a splurge, but gorgeous!
Depending on how formal you're looking at, there are tons of restaurants to choose from! Not a whole lot of spaces for a large reception, but siesta dunes has a nice space for up to 100.

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Emptyprofileicon carolyn b Wedding date: March 30, 2013 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 19, 2012 6:04:24 pm

Hi Jennifer,

Totally know how you're feeling right now!!! I am planning my siesta key wedding for March 2013 and I am still undecided on a reception venue. For places to stay I would definitely recommend Tropical Breeze Resort. I have stayed there as a guest and It has amazing proximity to everything you need in siesta key. it's 1 block and a half to beach access #2 and 1 block from siesta key village (their lil downtown area)... as for reception locations I am currently looking at Mariana Jack, Tropical Breeze Resort, and Siesta Dunes.. Tropical Breeze Resort and Siesta Dunes are definitely more laid back....tropical breeze reception would be poolside while the siestas dunes is a beach deck right on the beach... marina jack is more of the banquets hall vibe but with a stunning view.... hope this helps!!!

P.s. I am also using Tammie and Siesta Key Events and they have been amazing with their ideas, feedback, prices and assistance!!!

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271639 Tammie Connor Wedding date: November 02, 2013 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 19, 2012 6:20:36 pm

Thanks Carolyn!! Can't wait! Time will fly by before you know it!!

Tammie
Siesta Key Events

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Emptyprofileicon Jeni Heinecke Wedding date: September 14, 2013 Siesta Key, FL, USA

June 20, 2012 6:03:50 am

Carolyn,
Thanks so much for the feedback.I just sent Siesta Key Events an email. I wanted to let you know that a few years ago we attended our friends wedding in Siesta Key and we also stayed at Tropical Breeze and they had thier reception there and it was beautiful!!! Thier wedding is part of the reason we decided on getting married there. BUT my fiance doesnt want to stay at Tropical Breeze or have the receptopn there since that's what our frineds did.I will check out the other venuse you mentioned though :)

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117836 Carla Stehman

June 27, 2012 8:27:21 pm

I would say a lot depends on the feel that you are going for. Do you want more casual and laid back or are you looking for something formal?

If you are looking for more casual have you checked out The Captiva Beach Resort on Siesta Key? They are so close to the beach and have a beautiful area for a reception. http://captivabeachresort.com/

A private rental home in the area is Casa de Mariposa - http://casademariposa.net/

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