Today I want to talk about one of Dad and Mom’s favorite wedding venues in Florida. There are many great places to photograph weddings on the Gulf Coast but this one is up there. Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is an incredible, wonderfully restored circa 1913 residence that represents Old Florida at it’s finest. It is elegant, charming and comfortable thanks to all the attention to detail, both in the building, the grounds and the personal service that the owners, Wim and Mieke offer.
The house is located on the Manatee River. It has 6 guest rooms, decorated with French period antiques. Each room has 10 foot ceilings, ceiling fans, private bathrooms, individual climate control, cable flat screen TVs and high speed wireless internet access.
Weddings ceremonies are usually held on the picturesque front lawn under a beautiful live oak tree facing the river. By the way, I want to offer up my services as a canine ring bearer. I would love to stroll down the aisle under the canopy of that old live oak tree and deliver the rings in style.
Outside photo opportunities are everywhere from the lovely front steps, the yard surrounded by a white picket fence, the dock that goes out over the water across the street, to the charming tree swing in the front yard.
The inside is exquisite and offers many lovely wedding photography opportunities as well.
There is a beautiful porch/patio area in the back that is perfect for the reception that you have always dreamed of.
You can bring in the caterer of your choice and they have a wonderful state of the art commercial kitchen area. Every vendor we have talked to that has worked there has commented on what a lovely venue it is. Not only is it a wonderful wedding vendor but it is a fabulous place to work a wedding! That is not an easy accomplishment.
Wim and Mieke go above and beyond when it comes to accommodating your every need. They deliver everything they promise and sometimes more. They “get it”.
If you are looking for an over the top, elegant and romantic venue, I suggest you check out the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast. You won’t go wrong.
I am ready for a nap and dreams of a lovely “French Poodle” in a picturesque bed and breakfast on the Manatee River in Palmetto Florida. Ahhhhh mais oui!