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
80°
clear sky
humidity: 54%
wind: 5mph E
H 79 • L 75
80°
Tue
78°
Wed
75°
Thu
75°
Fri
Clearwater Beach Weather
Sand Key, Indian Rocks Beach
Clearwater
78°
clear sky
humidity: 50%
wind: 8mph NW
H 77 • L 73
80°
Tue
79°
Wed
77°
Thu
77°
Fri
Bradenton Beach Weather
Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach
79°
clear sky
humidity: 54%
wind: 12mph WNW
H 77 • L 73
77°
Tue
75°
Wed
74°
Thu
75°
Fri
Sarasota Beach Weather
Lido Beach, Siesta Key
Siesta Key
81°
clear sky
humidity: 54%
wind: 12mph WNW
H 78 • L 74
80°
Tue
78°
Wed
75°
Thu
76°
Fri
Gulf Shores, AL Weather
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL
Orange Beach
76°
clear sky
humidity: 57%
wind: 6mph SSW
H 74 • L 69
74°
Tue
71°
Wed
68°
Thu
66°
Fri
Pensacola Beach Weather
Pensacola Beach, Ft. Pickens, Opal, Navarre
Pensacola
77°
clear sky
humidity: 41%
wind: 16mph SSW
H 75 • L 71
78°
Tue
74°
Wed
67°
Thu
66°
Fri
Destin Beach Weather
Destin, Ft. Walton Beach
Destin
76°
clear sky
humidity: 60%
wind: 7mph SW
H 73 • L 69
76°
Tue
74°
Wed
67°
Thu
67°
Fri
Panama City Beach Weather
St Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach
Panama City
77°
clear sky
humidity: 64%
wind: 14mph SW
H 75 • L 70
80°
Tue
76°
Wed
67°
Thu
69°
Fri

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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