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The Sandbar wedding and event pavilion creates memories that last a lifetime

tubs & HBO. Pristine private beach with complimentary

The Sandbar wedding and event pavilion didn’t set the standard for beach weddings, it perfected it. Adjacent to the historic Sandbar restaurant is the site of the Sandbar pavilion. Weddings and events at the Sandbar pavilion are recognized worldwide as award winning and unique. With breathtaking sunsets, exceptional customer service and outstanding food, the Sandbar venue has, for decades, attracted couples celebrating their special day. For multiple years, couples of The Knot have voted the Sandbar venue top ceremony and wedding site. Readers of weddingwire. com have given the Sandbar the Brides Choice Award continuously. Designated as one of the top venues for destination weddings and special events on the west coast of Florida, the Sandbar pavilion is a stand-alone, open-air pavilion steps from the Gulf of Mexico that can comfortably seat 150 plus guests under the pavilion with additional seating along its perimeter. Innovative menus offer a wide variety of locally sourced and sustainable seafood dishes, land fare and fresh produce grown at the restaurant’s own farm. The Sandbar’s expert culinary team is happy to customize a menu unique to any style or size event. Sandbar wedding coordinator, Molly Powers will be with you throughout the planning and event stages. For information on hosting a special event at the Sandbar Pavilion, contact Powers, 941-778-8709, mpowers@chilesgroup.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Search reviews on The Knot and Weddingwire or see photos on their website www.islanddining.com.

OCTOBER 17, 2018


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Anna Maria Island holds a special place in the hearts of the Donahue family. They have visited the Island annually for more than 30 years. Laurie and Pete Donahue with their children Peter, Caitlin, Meghan and Colleen. Laurie and Pete just celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.

Kyle Weller made a surprise wedding proposal to Caitlin Anne Donahue during a walk on their favorite beach on Anna Maria Island on May 21, 2017. Family and friends from Illinois and England surprised the newly engaged couple with a celebration at the Sandbar restaurant, coordinated by Sandbar manager Arty Cholminski and Meghan Donahue. Kyle and Caitlin will be married Oct. 27, 2018, on Anna Maria Island surrounded by family and friends.

Peter Donahue surprised girlfriend Jackie Concialdi, with a proposal of marriage on the beach of the Sandbar restaurant on May 26, 2016. Jackie and Peter’s families traveled from Illinois to AMI to be present for the surprise proposal. Everyone celebrated with an excellent dinner on the deck of the Sandbar restaurant, coordinated by Arty Cholminski of the Sandbar. Peter and Jackie will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary on Nov. 7, 2018.

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Anna Maria Island Sun October 17, 2018 Wedding  
Anna Maria Island Sun October 17, 2018 Wedding