Beach Weddings – My New Favorite Location

Best Beach Wedding Location – Marco Island

Sunset Wedding on Marco Island

If you are planning a wedding – I have a new favorite location for a beach-front wedding – Marco Beach Ocean Resort.  It has the perfect western facing location for a sunset ceremony with breath-taking sunsets.  Even sunset photos from my iPhone turned out great.

I found this wonderful resort by accident.  It was the “over-flow” hotel for a conference my husband was attending at a nearby Marriott. I was tagging along for some beach time and am so glad we ended up at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort –  a new favorite of mine!

I loved our 1 bedroom suite

Full dis-claimer…I am NOT a fan of hotels for weddings or hotel ballrooms for receptions.  But the Marco Beach Ocean Resort, is a small 98-suite boutique resort hotel that offers 83 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom suites. All feature a kitchen and balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico or garden terraces. The 5th floor has garden views, but floor 6 and higher have ocean views.  Even in July, I enjoyed having breakfast on the balcony.

What I like about Marco Beach Ocean Resort as a Wedding destination:

Beach Wedding Ceremony

  • Western facing beach with gorgeous sunsets
  • Year round destination option
  • Small Boutique suite-only hotel
  • Excellent service – a 4 Diamond hotel rating
  • Full service Spa in hotel with full menu of treatments
  • Small Ballroom with Ocean View with banquet seating for 122 people
  • Proximity to Southwest Florida International Airport  (RSW)

    Walk way from hotel to beach

Marco Ocean Beach Resort offers a true “Destination Wedding.” If you want one location for your rehearsal dinner, spa day for your brides maids, a breath-taking ceremony setting and a reception ballroom with ocean views and 4 diamond service…this resort offers an elegant and romantic location for small to medium size wedding parties.

My only unknown was food quality.  I would definitely recommend a food tasting before selecting this hotel.  I did not get a chance to eat in the dining room and was not impressed with the quality of the room service food.

Get married by land and honeymoon by sea 

If you want to leave the wedding party behind for your honeymoon, you are just 30 minutes away from RSW international airport – your gateway to honeymoon cruise destinations world-wide. A honeymoon cruise is the perfect way to relax and start your new life together.  Cruise Planners even offer a Cruise Gift Registry so guests can contribute to your dream honeymoon!

And of course if you ever need help planning a wedding or group vacation, call Cruise Planners at Sea – your land and sea vacation specialist!

Kathleen Peters (407) 951-8485


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About KMP Travel

Owner of a full service Cruise Planners- American Express travel franchise
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