Post # 1
I am planning a destination wedding in Sanibel Island for 80 to 100 people. I’ve been searching areas where I could have my wedding and I came across the ‘Tween Waters Inn. Has anyone had their wedding or attended a wedding here? It looks like it would be a very fun place but I am worried about it not being very elegant. I also looked at Casa Ybel but I think that will probably be way out of my price range. I am trying to keep food and beverage costs between 8 to 12 thousand. I would really appreciate anyones recomendations for any venues that are in the Sanibel, Captiva, or Naples areas near or on the beach.
Thanks so much!!!!!!
Post # 3
i’ve never been to that particular inn and don’t really have any suggestions for you event, but i just wanted to say that i LOVE sanibel. it’s such a unique place, with all the shells that wash up! i bet you’ll have a beautiful wedding.
Post # 4
I’m in advertising and marketing here on Sanibel and Captiva, and know ‘Tween Waters Inn well. I think you can’t find a better location to get married in the area, and would love to introduce you to the sales rep there if you’re interested in learning more ([email protected]: Sherry). Also, a great way to see more about brides who’ve married at ‘Tween Waters Inn? Take a look at their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tweenwaters. It’s full of happy brides commenting on how wonderful their weddings were — even a few brides who are celebrating their anniversaries by going back to stay for a romantic weekend. Important things to know: They have an on-site pastry chef, to-die-for-food, several reception options, and of course, your guests can stay at the resort and not have to worry about driving home at night. Congrats and best of luck!
Post # 5
My wife and I just got married this past May on Sanibel. We went through the same exact thing you’re going through (see our wedding blog post), and were floored by some of the food & beverage minimums at a few of the resorts on San/Cap and Ft. Myers. We ended up booking at Sundial, and I highly suggest you check them out. We had approx. 60 ppl, and our food/bev minimum was 10K. One thing to note – many of the resorts vary the minimum based on time of year (in-season v. off-season), number of guests staying, and day of the week. If you’re not locked into your wedding date, play around with the date to see if you can cheapen things up.
Also, one thing to check besides the food/bev minimum are the rack rates for accomodations during the date of your wedding. Sundial was kind enough to provide us detail on the rooming rates for a spread of days a few weeks before and after our initial chosen “date”, and based on that we actually slid the date of our wedding by 2 weeks in order to keep the lower food/bev minimum AND to make the rooms cheaper for our guests.