Weather

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?

Typically the weather out at the beach is very favorable – if there is going to be inclement weather, we will know this ahead of time.  We will be in contact if anything needs to be changed or updated and give recommendations the night prior – ultimately it will be the decision of the couple on what their preference is.  In the evening, (Sunset Time) the weather is often very nice, even if there were storms earlier.

Unfortunately we have no control over the rain and our vendors have been paid, reserved the date / time for your wedding months in advance.  We will work with you in changing the time, date or location when possible to accommodate your wedding.  There are a limited number of nearby shelters or pavilions on the beach that would be a reasonable option to hold the ceremony.  If there are any breaks in the weather, we will head out on to the sand for more pictures and celebration.  Keep in mind some require reservations.

Customer may have the choice to apply the fee to another date, time or location if a named Hurricane makes landfall at the time of your scheduled wedding, at the ceremony location. This date must be discussed and agreed upon to avoid conflicts with previous bookings.  Please note additional costs may be incurred should the wedding need to be moved to a Pavilion (if available), Reception Venue provided by the Couple, or outside location not agreed to in the initial booking due to inclement weather.  We strongly encourage couples to have an indoor/covered alternate location reserved and mentioned to GBW at the time of booking, additional permission may be required.

St Pete Beach Weather
Treasure Island, Pass A Grille
St. Petersburg
76°
clear sky
humidity: 83%
wind: 9mph ENE
H 77 • L 76
83°
Fri
84°
Sat
84°
Sun
84°
Mon
Clearwater Beach Weather
Sand Key, Indian Rocks Beach
Clearwater
75°
broken clouds
humidity: 88%
wind: 6mph ENE
H 77 • L 76
84°
Fri
83°
Sat
83°
Sun
84°
Mon
Bradenton Beach Weather
Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach
75°
broken clouds
humidity: 88%
wind: 9mph ENE
H 77 • L 76
83°
Fri
84°
Sat
84°
Sun
84°
Mon
Sarasota Beach Weather
Lido Beach, Siesta Key
Siesta Key
74°
broken clouds
humidity: 88%
wind: 9mph ENE
H 76 • L 75
85°
Fri
85°
Sat
85°
Sun
85°
Mon
Gulf Shores, AL Weather
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL
Orange Beach
74°
clear sky
humidity: 92%
wind: 2mph W
H 76 • L 75
79°
Fri
79°
Sat
79°
Sun
78°
Mon
Pensacola Beach Weather
Pensacola Beach, Ft. Pickens, Opal, Navarre
Pensacola
74°
clear sky
humidity: 88%
wind: 6mph NE
H 74 • L 73
81°
Fri
77°
Sat
81°
Sun
81°
Mon
Destin Beach Weather
Destin, Ft. Walton Beach
Destin
74°
clear sky
humidity: 88%
wind: 8mph E
H 73 • L 73
80°
Fri
76°
Sat
80°
Sun
80°
Mon
Panama City Beach Weather
St Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach
Panama City
71°
clear sky
humidity: 88%
wind: 8mph ENE
H 72 • L 72
81°
Fri
80°
Sat
83°
Sun
84°
Mon

We have our own reception facility located on St Pete Beach (6655 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706Affordable Banquet) which can used in the Tampa market in case of inclement weather (if available).  Some of the items which can be used on the beach, may not be able to be used at the reception.

We do not use tents or recommend them as a rain backup alternative / the tent would have to be extremely large and have to be reserved at least a few days in advance.  The possibility of lighting and the inability of your guests to get to the tent without getting wet is often reasons why this is not a viable option.

Rest assured, we make every effort to have your Beach Ceremony out on the sand and are flexible to work with you on the time, moving the ceremony a little earlier in the day or even the following day – depending on the schedule.  There are no additional fees for this, its more about doing the best we can for each of our couples!

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