About this Vendor
Offering Beach Ceremonies and Beach Receptions
Sand Petal Weddings focuses on the destination bride! Offering all inclusive wedding packages! Choose a Beach front ceremony and your choice of beach front receptions. Most packages include: dinner, Dj, luau show, wedding cake, wedding planner, ceremony chairs and decor, officiant, and live musician.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Waterfront, Beach, Garden, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
My husband and I knew when we got engaged that we wanted to get married on a beach and Florida was the perfect place because we both have family there. My Aunt, who lives in Siesta Key, Florida, saw a Sand Petals wedding taking place while she was walking on the beach one day. She went up to the wedding planner and asked for a card so she could give it to me. She said the wedding was beautiful and that we should consider getting married in Siesta Key and using Sand Petals. Well the research began. I found out that Siesta Key is ranked as the #1 beach in the US. Then I began looking at the Sand Petals website which described out all of the different options. My dad, my husband and I decided we had to go check it out for ourselves. We met with Lisa who couldn't have been nicer. She went over every detail with us and my husband and I became so excited. Before making a final decision, we decided to go check the beach out. As we walked out on the beach imaging everything Lisa had just told us, we knew it was perfect for us. So, we went back the next day to meet with Lisa one last time before we flew home to Maryland. We picked a date, made a deposit and the wedding planning began. Now I was a bit worried about how I would plan a wedding in Florida while living in Maryland. I can't thank Lisa and Catherine enough for answering every question I had. I was a rookie at this, so I had no idea what I was getting into, but Lisa and Catherine made it so easy. We had several emails back and forth over the 10 or so months. They also gave me a bridal questionnaire packet that explained exactly what I needed to pick out. They even provided all of the vendors, so I didn't have to go searching for them. My husband and I went back to see Lisa and Catherine a couple months later so we could choose the décor, colors, etc. which helped a lot because we got to see first hand what we were choosing. When the big day finally came, I could see the wedding tent going up from my room. I would peak out every now and then to see what else had been set up. Each time I looked, I would get more excited. Once I finally got out on the beach, dressed and ready to go, I was completely blown away. It was amazing. It was everything I had ever dreamed of. Every detail was perfect. The officiant was very sweet, food was amazing, staff was very helpful and friendly, the cake was out of this world, and the DJ played every song we wanted to hear and more. This combination made for a unforgettable wedding. Every guest repeated over and over how beautiful everything was. I even had several people tell me that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Lisa and Catherine did such an amazing job helping me plan my dream wedding and getting every detail perfect down to the last bow. As I look back now, 3 weeks later, I wouldn't change a single thing. I am so thankful for Lisa and Catherine. They are truly amazing and I would recommend Sand Petals to any and every new bride. You wont regret it!
Where do I start?Communication was a huge deal for us.Kathi and Lisa were there for us from day one with any questions we may have had either by email,phone or in person.The only complaint we have is not owning a time machine to go back in time to experience our wedding day all over again.It was so perfect.From the smallest details to the more intricate things,everything was perfect.I have been known to leave a wedding and bring back fast food to the table for myself because of horrible wedding food.I will normally eat a good meal before a wedding because of this.Our food was so good.Every thing from the appetizers to the cake was amazing.The food smelled so good I was distracted and couldn't wait until we were over with the photo shoot so that we could eat.Which brings us to our wedding photographer.He was very professional and down to earth.He sent us a few teaser photos via email and our jaws literally dropped.We cannot wait to get the rest of the photos from him.We had friends and family from both Pennsylvania and Florida.Most from Florida.To hear our guest from Florida who have seen their share of beach weddings say that our wedding was the best beach wedding they have ever been to made us very happy and was confirmation that we had made the right choice when we decided to go with Sand Petal Weddings to help us with our wedding.Our guest were kept on their toes and there was never a dull moment at the reception.The entertainment was amazing.Every time we though it was about to end the entertainers came out with something else.We are still receiving texts,calls and emails about how much fun everyone had.There are even talks about having a yearly thing back at the venue with everyone who was there for the wedding.This kind of buzz does not happen if everyone didn't have a good time.The theme was perfect.From the colors to how everything was decorated.Lisa did an amazing job taking care of all of that.It will be very hard to top that day.A day that we had worked so hard for and for so long was made a reality with the help of Sand Petal Weddings.We both agreed that if anyone would ask,that we would absolutely,without a shadow of a doubt recommend Sand Petal Weddings as their go-to wedding planners.We honestly cannot find one thing to complain about even if we tried.The wedding went so smooth with the help of Kathi and Lisa.We did not feel like just another customer with them.We felt the urge on their part to make our wedding the most memorable day of our lives and they definitely followed through with that.We couldn't be any happier.We truly felt like a king and queen that day as should any bride and groom should feel on their special day.We appreciate every single thing that this company has done for us.Our guest could not stop talking about how beautiful everything was,how great the food was,how much fun they had watching the entertainers do their thing.The participation from the bride and groom during the entertainment segment had everyone laughing and smiling from ear to ear.All the vendors were great and very professional.I really can't say enough about Sand Petal Weddings and I would recommend them to anybody looking to make their dream wedding a reality.A huge, HUGE THANK YOU to Lisa and Kathi from Sand Petal Weddings for making our dream beach wedding come true and having it done so perfectly.It'll be something we will remember and talk about with our friends and family for a very long time.
This was our dream beach wedding!Reviewed on 12/17/2014 Jackie F
Cathy and Lisa from Sand Petal Weddings are seasoned professionals in the business of planning weddings and it showed in every little detail of our big day. Planning a wedding from another state was something we were initially nervous about, but they made it easy for us by going through the process step by step, laying out all of choices and reminding us of what decisions needed to be made by when. They were also incredibly accommodating about some of the elements of our event that we wanted to customize. I feel like as a bride leading up to the big day I had some of the normal stresses, but what I noticed about my day in comparison to so many other weddings I've been a part of was that I felt like I didn't have a care in the world on the big day! I woke up, went for a walk on the beach, had coffee with some of my family and had plenty of time to get ready with my bridesmaids and have our photographer take some photos of the girls before it was show time - Cathy and Lisa literally ran the show on the day of and I did not have to worry about a thing! And what made it even better was showing up later and seeing how absolutely beautiful everything was set up; exactly according to plan. The DJ was great; we had some impromptu speeches and an impromptu singer and he was really awesome about going with the flow and making everything fit right in. I have to say planning long distance, one of my biggest worries was the food and not be able to try it beforehand...IT WAS DELICIOUS and all of our guests RAVED about the food! And to top it all off, instead of wedding cake, we requested the caterer make 3 different kinds of custom Brazilian desserts; they passed the test with flying colors - half of our wedding guests were Brazilian and they gave the dessert a thumbs up! Same thing with the bartenders, one of our prerequisites was that they needed to be able to make caipirinhas which is a traditional Brazilian cocktail, and Cathy and Lisa made sure they were equipped to do so beforehand. We really can't thank this team enough - you made our day one that we could re-live a million times over and discover something new and wonderful we loved about it each time
Thank you for making our wedding a day we will never forget!Reviewed on 10/18/2014
My husband and I got married in May earlier this year. We live in Chicago but knew we wanted to marry and have our reception on the beach in Florida. We looked at resorts, restaurants, museums, etc but when we found Sand Petal we thought it was almost too good to be true. These guys are a one stop shop which when you are planning from a distance, cannot be beat! I will say I was a pretty hands off bride, we filled out the check list and I truly put my trust in the professionals. Lisa even called me a month before the wedding to ask about color scheme, my novice eyes had created a hodgepodge of colors but after vaguely explaining what I was looking for, she created EXACTLY what we were hoping for but couldn't put into words. Now on to the day.... They were there setting up at 8am, seeing what they did in 6 hours was amazing! They transformed this little piece of the beach into our private sanctuary. My husband and I are still in awe of how they were able to capture exactly what we had imagined it to look and feel like. The ceremony was great, the special touches were unexpected surprises, the dj respected our requests, the photographer took amazing pics, the food was great (another wonderful surprise... As many are, when we got back to the hotel room we were so hungry and looked in the fridge and they had left 2 plates of food for us!!!) who does that?!?! Amazing! Lisa and Kathy are amazing! I really felt like they were there for us and our party and kept things running smoothly without disrupting the vibe. We recommend Sand Petal Weddings to anyone looking to have a destination wedding on the West coast of Florida! They really do take care of decor, food, photography, ceremony etc. for a set price. They were fair and at the end there were no hidden or excessive costs. Could not be happier!! And if you are daring enough to give up the reigns and be open to where their ideas take you, you may find, as I did, that the ladies of Sand Petal Weddings will give the the perfect setting to marry your sweetheart. Thank you to everyone at Sand Petal who made our wedding awesome!!! The Fultons
MIDWEST CHARM AND FLAWLESS EXECUTION MY FIRST CONTACT ONLINE WAS WITH CATHY. HER RESPONSE WAS TIMELY AND LOADED WITH INFORMATION. I WAS ABLE TO PLAN A TRIP TO MEET HER AND SCOUT LOCATIONS. CATHY WAS JUST AS PERSONABLE IN PERSON AND SPENT TIME WITH MY MOTHER, AUNT AND I. IT HELPED ME GREATLY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE TACTILE EXPERIENCE OF SEEING/TOUCHING THE ARRANGEMENTS, FABRICS, AND OTHER DÉCOR. ON A SECOND TRIP MY FIANCEE, JEFF AND I NAILED DOWN WHICH BEACH TO HAVE THE CEREMONY AT AND DETERMINED WHICH PROPERTY THE FAMILY WOULD STAY AT. WHEN JEFFREY AND I MET CATHY IT WAS LIKE CATCHING UP WITH AN OLD FRIEND. SHE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING AGAIN TO HIM THAT HE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF. I APPRECIATED HER UNDERSTANDING OF MY VISION FOR A STRESS FREE EXPERIENCE...BEGINNING TO END. WHEN I STARTED TO GET STRESSED OUT BY DO-GOODERS AND BOMBARDED WITH QUESTIONS; CATHY KEPT ME ON TRACK FOR WHAT I WANTED WHICH WAS A LOVELY FUN DAY WITH MY TOES IN THE SAND (AKA NO DRAMA). HER RECOMMENDATIONS WERE HELPFUL AND UTILIZED. BEFORE JEFF AND I LEFT SHE TOLD US TO MAKE SURE WE PAID ATTENTION TO EACH OTHER AT THE CEREMONY…NOT THE PASTOR, NOT THE GUESTS, NOT THE DECORATIONS. I AM GLAD THAT WE LOOKED EACH OTHER IN THE EYES THE ENTIRE TIME AND MADE THOSE EVERLASTING MEMORIES AS WE START A NEW LIFE TOGETHER. LISA KEPT EVERYTHING ON TRACK IN TERMS OF THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT PERCENTAGES OF DEPOSITS MADE PER THE CONTRACT. LISA ALSO IS THE CREATIVE SPIRIT WHO MAKES THE DECORATIVE MAGIC HAPPEN WITH THE FLOWERS AND DÉCOR. SHE TOOK THE REIGNS WHEN I WAS VACILLATING WHETHER TO USE A VIDEOGRAPHER OR NOT FOR THE CEREMONY A WEEK BEFOREHAND. MAKING THE CALLS FOR QUOTES TO PROVIDED ME WITH MULITPLE OPTIONS; ALTHOUGH I DID NOT END UP UTILIZING THIS SERVICE. THE WEDDING DAY WAS LOVELY. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE THREATS OF RAIN THE SKY MAGICALLY CLEARED AND THE INTENSE HUMIDITY WAS BROKEN WITH A COMFORTING COOL BREEZE. I THANK GOD AND MY ANCESTORS FOR THAT! JEFFREY AND I ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF ALL OF THE LOGISTICS THAT CATHY AND LISA’S ROLES ENCOMPASS AS WEDDING PLANNERS. THANK YOU FOR PLANNING THE CELEBRATION OF OUR MARRIAGE ON MONDAY JUNE 26, 2017 AT SIESTA KEYS BEACH! ERICA AND JEFFREY
My husband and I got married 5.13.17 and it was MAGICAL. Cathy and Lisa were so helpful and truly cared about making our wedding day the most special day of our lives. They are professional and communicated with us very quickly. We planned our wedding from CT and they helped ease our minds about our day running smoothly. We went down a few months early to check out some of the set up pieces and our flight was delayed. Lisa went out of her way to meet with us when we could't make our original appointment. Our wedding day was seamless, even with a pop up shower right after our ceremony. You can tell these sisters have a lot of experience planning weddings. Everyone they recommended to us we loved as well. Use Sand Petal Wedding for your special day, you won't regret it!!!
What can I say, from start to finish the girls at sand petal weddings were absolutely amazing! We were married on Anna Maria Island on the 7th of April 2017. The girls went above and beyond to facilitate us in so many ways! I thought I would be so stressed, trying to organize a wedding in Florida from Ireland, but the girls helped me in so many ways. Our day was perfect and I would highly recommend sand petal weddings. If anyone is planning a wedding in Florida please use sand petal weddings.
Sand Petal Weddings was seriously the best decision I made for my wedding. They have enough options that you still feel like you have a real say in what happens on your wedding day, but it's all in one spot and super easy to handle, especially if you're planning a destination wedding. Then, on the day, I had ZERO worries. They set everybody up, got everybody into place, and took care of everything. They even had a drink of my choice in my hand as I was walking into the reception. They were fantastic. I had the best wedding I could have asked for, and I know it was all thanks to Sand Petal Weddings. Lisa and Cathy seriously rocked.
I can not put into words how phenomenal these wedding planners are. They have style, grace, talent, patience... everything a bride needs in a wedding planner. They literally do all the hard work for you. Every bride appreciates a quick response and they were on top of my millions of e-mails and i never felt like i was nuisance with all of my questions. Sand Petal Weddings was by far the BEST decision I made as far as planning my wedding goes. The are the absolute best in the biz when it comes to beach weddings. Who doesn't want to have their wedding ceremony AND reception on the beach?!! I am overall very pleased and impressed with their work!
The wedding coordinators were friendly, professional and wonderful to work with. They made our special day amazing!! I would highly recommend Cathy and Lisa to whoever is thinking of planning a beach wedding!! The vendors they used were top notch. We wouldn't have changed a thing!!
Sand Petal Weddings made our wedding day absolutely perfect in every way! With their support and guiding our guests along with our vendors everything came together perfectly. From start to finish every interaction with them was an absolute pleasure. Changes even at the very last minute, changes made on the day of the wedding, they made happen perfectly. My wife and I couldn't speak highly enough of them and we both recommend them for putting together a five star wedding!!
Cathy and Lisa at Sand Petal were amazing. We live out of state and working with them made planning everything from so far away very easy. They were always very responsive and gave great feedback and suggestions to all my questions. They kept everything running smoothly, the day of the wedding, even with a few small hiccups from our 4 year old ring bearer and mother of the bride. The ceremony itself was gorgeous. They didn't originally have the color bows that my bridesmaids would be wearing, but after I sent them a color swatch, they were able to order something new and it matched perfectly.. We chose the aquarium reception, and it was awesome. Guests can roam around and look at a majority of the exhibits. It definitely makes for a unique experience. The DJ they provide was great as well! We had a lot of people tell us that it was one of the most beautiful and fun weddings they had been to. I can't recommend SPW enough.
Working with Cathy and Lisa at Sand Petal was incredibly easy! We booked them a little over a year out from our wedding in Siesta Key and they were always there to answer our questions and help us connect with our vendors. Day of they were awesome at making sure everything was rolling smoothly. Our wedding was delayed due to rain, but once it passed they were great at getting things moving. Would highly recommend using Sand Petal for your wedding.
Sand Petal Weddings went above and beyond for our special day. My nephew and I have food allergies, so they made sure that every item was safe. Our wedding was during the red tide, so they made sure that the beach was clean and ready for our celebration. All of our guest continue to talk about how our wedding was the best they have ever attended. Thank you Sand Petal Weddings for a memorable day.
My daughter hired Sand Petal Weddings to have her wedding on Anna Maria Island. They were wonderful to work with, always pleasant, helpful and professional. They organized a PERFECT wedding with no flaws. We cannot say enough good things about Sandpetal Weddings. We are so grateful for being able to come in from out of state, with 60 wedding guests, and have a picture perfect wedding for all of our friends and family. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for the perfect wedding.
Sand Petal Weddings made getting married less stressful than I could have ever imagined, especially being a destination wedding for us! I even told my finance, I am stressed out that I am not stressing out the wedding stuff & only worrying about my travel arrangements. LOL. They were always kind & answered all my million questions throughout the process. They went above & beyond on the day of my wedding! They were an ultimate pleasure to work with and we are extremely happy we went with them. Speaking on behalf of my husband, he was dreading the whole wedding planning part but can truly say now that he enjoyed it and would recommend Sand Petal Weddings to anyone! Me too! :)
The staff at Sand Petal Weddings were nothing short of phenomenal! From answering my questions, providing input and making our wedding day so smooth and seamless. Our guests all boasted that this is the best wedding they have EVER been to. Thank you so much for making our special day one we will never forget!
We were married on September 30, 2016 and we just wanted to let Catherine and Lisa know what an absolutely amazing job they did in coordinating our wedding! Their attention to detail and professionalism was impeccable!!! Every one of our guests raved from the food, to the decor; it was all incredibly fabulous! We are so happy you were so patient with our questions and requests. We cannot thank you enough and we will recommend you to anyone who asks about our magical day!!!
Sand petal weddings did a great job making my day as perfect as possible!
I couldn't imagine choosing a better company to plan my wedding. Sandpetal was extremely organized and answered any/all questions in regards to our big day. Having an out of state wedding is stressful enough, but Sandpetal made sure we didn't have to worry about anything. I can't recommend them enough!
We had an amazing experience! Our wedding was beautiful and perfect. We came in from out of state and felt so at ease. Everyone was extremely professional and very helpful. Our wedding planner was always available to answer my questions and send me updates. The day of, they arrived so early and started setting everything up answering even more of my questions. The food was delicious, the decorations were beautiful, and the photographer was great! We have had so many comments about how beautiful everything was. And the cake! Oh my goodness. I was so sad to leave it behind when we flew home. It was so delicious!!!! I would recommend Sand petal weddings to anyone and everyone who would listen. It was so stress free. They handled everything and it was beautiful.
Sand Petals makes the experience stress free!! Which is every brides dream! You enjoy the wedding planning process vs being stressed out!
We were recently married in May and decided to go through Sand Petal Weddings. We live in Maryland and although we do have beaches here, they aren't as beautiful as the gulf beaches and we wanted a beach ceremony and reception. I came across SPW by simple searching google for Florida beach weddings. I was blown away by how beautiful everything was on the pictures, I truly thought it was too good to be true. Especially everything that was included in their packages. Needless to say, I was hesitant at first to entrust strangers to create my most memorable day at a place on the gulf I've never even been. Of course I had tons of questions that the ladies at SPW were always willing to take time and answer. I am SOOOO glad I booked our wedding through them. They were absolutely amazing and very professional. My wedding turned out to be even more beautiful than the pictures on their website!! I am so very pleased with our decision to allow them to create our dream wedding! If I had to do it all again, I wouldn't have changed a thing! These ladies really know their stuff and are so easy going and extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone getting married!
I can't speak highly enough about Sand Petal Weddings. They made our day absolutely perfect!! We live in NJ so I thought it would be difficult to plan a wedding out of state but Catherine made it so easy and stress free. The decor was beautiful, our DJ was awesome and our photographer was amazing!! Our guests could not stop talking about the delicious food! Catherine and her team were simply wonderful and always made sure my husband and I were happy. Our day was everything we ever wanted and more!! We couldn't have picked a better wedding planner.
We got married on Memorial Day weekend and everything was perfect. Everything went so smoothly. The week before the wedding I had found out my fathers health wasn't good enough for him to travel to Florida (we are from Il.) Lisa and Kathy worked with me to get everything back in place and move things around. They literally walked us thru the day and we didn't have to do a thing. From the decorations, food, cake, DJ and the amazing photographer from 3five photography, it was all perfect. I would 100% recommend this company! I look back at the pictures today and still cry. It was so beautiful and something we will never forget! So glad I got to have my dream wedding. These ladies made it possible!
Meet The Owner
Cathy Mills & Lisa Richards
We Love being a part of our couples new journey in life together!! We also Love all the updates we get of all the precious children that are born through the years!! We have made this our full time job so that we can give our couples are complete devotion to their most special day!! We know that when you have questions you don't want to wait days for an answer! We are there throughout the entire planning process as well as through the entire ceremony & reception right until the end so that you can focus on having the time of your life and we will be in the background making sure that happens!