Weather

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?

Typically the weather out at the beach is very favorable (however unpredictable!)- if there is going to be inclement weather, we try to anticipate this ahead of time.  We will be in contact if anything needs to be changed or updated and give recommendations accordingly. 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 in the day.  *Please note storms in Florida really can come out of nowhere and often unpredictable, even with a favorable forecast. We do our best to read between the lines and highly recommend a ‘Plan B’ option provided by the couple in advance of the ceremony.  Gulf Beach Weddings does not provide a backup location for the wedding ceremony in the event of inclement weather.

Unfortunately we have no control over the rain and our vendors have been paid, reserved the date / time for your wedding months in advance.  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 pavilions require reservations in advance of the ceremony.

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 ‘Plan B’ location reserved and mentioned to GBW at the time of booking, additional permission may be required.

*Please note Vendors, Setup Crew, etc. are scheduled for certain time frames in advance of the ceremony. Should the wedding need to be moved into a Pavilion and it is available, this option is an accommodation and may not include all the setup materials originally included with your wedding package. There will be no ‘discount’ in this event as we will do our best to setup as much as we can accordingly. In all cases, we are not responsible for weather related events and their potential risks associated. We advise couples in advance, weather can be unpredictable and often involves wind, lightning, and rain associated. Please proceed with caution.

St Pete Beach Weather
Treasure Island, Pass A Grille
St. Petersburg, US
77°
L: 74° H: 79°
overcast clouds
Humidity 82 %
Wind 12 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
74° / 86°0.76 inch19 mph66 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
74° / 84°0.36 inch15 mph58 %1018 mb
Tue May 24
76° / 86°0.15 inch15 mph57 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
76° / 86°0.08 inch15 mph48 %1017 mb
Thu May 26
77° / 82°0.28 inch15 mph64 %1017 mb
Clearwater Beach Weather
Sand Key, Indian Rocks Beach
Clearwater, US
77°
L: 73° H: 79°
overcast clouds
Humidity 86 %
Wind 13 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
75° / 87°0.58 inch19 mph64 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
75° / 85°0.23 inch19 mph59 %1019 mb
Tue May 24
76° / 86°0.03 inch16 mph57 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
78° / 87°0.06 inch15 mph46 %1017 mb
Thu May 26
78° / 84°0.19 inch15 mph59 %1017 mb
Bradenton Beach Weather
Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach, US
77°
L: 75° H: 78°
mist
Humidity 95 %
Wind 6 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
75° / 84°0.36 inch16 mph73 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
74° / 83°0.31 inch16 mph63 %1018 mb
Tue May 24
75° / 83°0.07 inch13 mph65 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
76° / 84°0.17 inch14 mph61 %1017 mb
Thu May 26
77° / 82°0.4 inch14 mph69 %1017 mb
Sarasota Beach Weather
Lido Beach, Siesta Key
Siesta Key, US
76°
L: 75° H: 78°
mist
Humidity 78 %
Wind 6 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
75° / 86°0.28 inch15 mph63 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
74° / 86°0.23 inch14 mph53 %1018 mb
Tue May 24
74° / 85°0.07 inch11 mph56 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
75° / 86°0.16 inch16 mph49 %1017 mb
Thu May 26
76° / 83°0.46 inch11 mph64 %1017 mb
Destin Beach Weather
Destin, Ft. Walton Beach
Destin, US
77°
L: 68° H: 79°
clear sky
Humidity 80 %
Wind 13 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
76° / 83°0.27 inch21 mph65 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
74° / 79°0.25 inch14 mph74 %1020 mb
Tue May 24
72° / 81°0.76 inch14 mph83 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
76° / 82°0.18 inch18 mph73 %1017 mb
Thu May 26
74° / 78°0.73 inch16 mph85 %1017 mb
Pensacola Beach Weather
Pensacola Beach, Ft. Pickens, Opal, Navarre
East Pensacola Heights, US
76°
L: 69° H: 79°
broken clouds
Humidity 88 %
Wind 14 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
76° / 84°0.27 inch15 mph59 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
75° / 79°0.31 inch11 mph72 %1019 mb
Tue May 24
72° / 82°0.66 inch14 mph78 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
77° / 83°0.28 inch17 mph71 %1016 mb
Thu May 26
73° / 81°0.73 inch13 mph85 %1016 mb
Ft Walton Beach Weather
Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island
Fort Walton Beach, US
78°
L: 68° H: 79°
clear sky
Humidity 81 %
Wind 16 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
76° / 83°0.25 inch19 mph61 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
74° / 79°0.25 inch13 mph71 %1020 mb
Tue May 24
72° / 81°0.91 inch13 mph82 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
76° / 82°0.14 inch18 mph71 %1016 mb
Thu May 26
73° / 78°0.72 inch15 mph84 %1017 mb
Panama City Beach Weather
St Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach, US
71°
L: 68° H: 73°
clear sky
Humidity 94 %
Wind 3 mph
Forecast
Sun May 22
71° / 82°0.21 inch12 mph75 %1022 mb
Mon May 23
71° / 80°0.56 inch14 mph80 %1020 mb
Tue May 24
71° / 84°0.14 inch11 mph57 %1016 mb
Wed May 25
77° / 83°0.07 inch18 mph67 %1017 mb
Thu May 26
76° / 80°0.21 inch14 mph81 %1018 mb

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 not in use).  Some of the items which can be used on the beach, may not be able to be used at the reception. A $250 Cleaning Fee must be applied to use this space.

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, size of the tent, 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.  There are no additional fees for this, its more about doing the best we can for each of our couples!

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