Event Menus and Rentals Weddings on the Beach on Anna Maria Island at the Sandbar Restaurant

The Sandbar Restaurant Pavilion is the most unique venue for Weddings and other Special Events on the West Coast of Florida.  It is a stand alone, open air Pavilion located directly on the beach in Anna Maria, Florida. We can comfortably seat up to 160 guests under the Pavilion with additional seating available on the perimeter. Let us make your Wedding planning a Walk on OUR beach!

The Acclaimed Sandbar Banquet Buffet offers your guests a wide choice of sumptuous dishes to please every palate.  We offer four standard buffets, to which you may add items such as lobster tail or filet mignon, if you wish.  Our professional Chef, is always happy to discuss and create a customized menu just for your event.  The Sandbar Restaurant has the recipe for your perfect Wedding Reception!

Pavilion Rental

Sunday or Friday

60 or less guests $1575, plus $2700 Food & beverage minimum

61 to 100 guests $1850, plus $3700 Food & beverage minimum

100 + guests $2050, plus $4700 Food & beverage minimum

Saturday Events

$2600, plus $5300 Food & beverage minimum

(ask about week day pricing)
Tax and gratuity not included in food and beverage minimums.
Add 7% tax and 20% gratuity.

We provide a beach wedding ceremony site adjacent to our pavilion. The site includes the use of a little wooden deck, as well. Your event can last up to 5 hours. Due to noise restrictions, the event will end at 10:00pm.

Set up under our pavilion includes:

  • 42 inch round tables, seating for six deck style chairs, linen table cloths and napkins
  • decorated cake table with cutting service
  • full service bar and beverage stations
  • gift, sign– in, and DJ tables
  • our dinner buffet with décor
  • Silverware, china plates and plastic glasses
Rental Items

For your Ceremony

Deck Chairs - $2.00 each

White Folding - $3.00 each

*(Removal from beach to use for the Reception under the Pavilion, please add $1.00 per chair.)

3 Piece Bamboo - $75.00

8 Piece Bamboo - $125.00
Decorating of the arbor with fabric and starfish or silk flowers add $50.00 and up

For your Reception

We offer a wide variety of Table Décor
Sea shells, silk or fresh arrangements, vases, votive candles
Pricing from $10.00 up

Highboy cocktail tables  - $8 each

60 inch round dining tables  - $8 each

15 x 15 Dance Floor -  $300

Sound System with iPod Hook up - $200

Projector and Screen - $50 each

Lighted Ceiling Draping - $250

Paper Lanterns various sizes - $50 setup fee plus $2 each up to 20

Office Rental - $200


Bar and Beverages

The Sandbar provides a portable bar and professionally trained bartender for your event. Plastic cups are used due to the proximity to the beach. Both cash bar and open bar concepts and pricing are available. You may also select a limited open bar or partial open bar. Let us help you select the option that most fits your budget and style of event.

Bar Prices

Call Brands - $7.50 and up
Frozen Drinks - $9.00 and up
Domestic Bottled Beer - $3.25
Imported Bottled Beer - $4.25

Ask About Keg Pricing. Domestic and Imported Keg Beer (1/2 Barrel Approximately 200 beers). Kegs may be available.

LOLA Wines

Lola Chardonnay - $32.00/bottle
Lola Riesling
- $32.00/bottle
Lola Pinot North Coast
- $32.00/bottle

House Wine and Champagne

House Wine - $7.50 per glass or $45.00 per bottle
House Champagne - $30.00 per bottle (Tray served in stemmed glassware)
Extensive wine list to choose from

Other Beverages

Soda - $2.79 per person Unlimited

Coffee and tea are included with each buffet

Appetizers - available by the dozen or quart
Items with** Not Included with Buffets

$38 per dozen

**Mini Maryland Crab-Cakes

$28 per dozen

**Tuna Won Tons Won Ton topped with seared tuna, avaocado, scallions & Sriracha
**Cajun Oysters with a spicy shrimp stuffing
**Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese
**Stuffed mushrooms stuffed with sausage, crab or spinach

$26 per dozen

Crab Fritters 2 per person with Buffet
BBQ Shrimp 2 per person with Buffet
Spanakopita 2 per person with Buffet
**Shrimp Cocktail
**Oysters on the Half Shell

$24 per dozen

**Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Phyllo Cups

$18 per dozen

Caribbean Chicken Wings 3 per person with Buffet
BBQ Chicken Wings 3 per person with Buffet
Peel and Eat Shrimp 2 per person with Buffet
Coconut Shrimp 4 per person with Buffet

$27 per quart

**Shrimp and Crab Ceviche with mango, avocado, onions & peppers, served with crispy chips

$22 per quart

**Crab Dip served with crispy chips

$16.00 per quart

Spinach Artichoke Dip served with crispy chips - 1 Qt per 15 people with Buffet
Bruschetta served on crostini - 1 Qt per 15 people with Buffet

$25 per pound

Crab Pasta 1lb feeds 3-4 people


Appetizer Trays

The following are estimates of servings per tray.
SMALL - serves 20 TO 25 people
MEDIUM - serves 45 TO 50 people
LARGE - serves 75 TO 80 people

Fruit and Cheese Tree

A pineapple tree covered with fresh fruit and cheese
Medium - $225.00
Large - $265.00
Counts as 2 Appetizers with Buffet

Fresh Fruit Tray

Honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes, and strawberries
Small - $45.00
Medium - $70.00
Large - $100.00

Vegetable Tray

Assorted fresh vegetables garnished with leaf lettuce and tomatoes, served with ranch dressing
Small - $40.00
Medium - $55.00
Large - $75.00

Cheese Tray

Swiss, cheddar, provolone and Monterey jack garnished with strawberries and grapes served with captain’s wafers
Small - $50.00
Medium - $80.00
Large - $105.00


Swedish, Polynesian or Marinara Sauce
Small - $55.00
Medium - $100.00
Large - $150.00

Smoked Fish Dip Tray

Served with red onion, capers, lemon and  served with captain’s wafers
2 lbs per 25 people with Buffet
2 lbs. - $50.00
3 lbs. - $75.00
4 lbs. - $105.00

In House Smoked Salmon Pâté

Served with red onion, capers, lemon and  served with captain’s wafers
2 lbs per 25 people with Buffet
2 lbs. - $50.00
3 lbs. - $75.00
4 lbs. - $100.00

**Smoked Salmon Tray

Served with cream cheese, chopped red onion and capers
$40.00 per pound

Sample Buffet Menus

Choice of 3 entrées and 3 sides - $42 per person
Add choice of 3 appetizers $50 per person

Choice of 2 entrées and 3 sides - $36 per person
Add choice of 2 appetizers $44 per person

Entrée Choices

New York Strip Steak
Prime Rib
Chicken Anna Maria
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Angelina
Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
Mahi Mahi Blackened
Mahi Mahi Meniere
Mahi Mahi Provençal
Mahi Mahi Grilled with Mango Salsa
Salmon Blackened or Grilled
Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Side Choices

Pigeon Peas with Rice
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes Au Gratin
Roasted Red Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Shrimp and Grits
Green Beans Almondine
Vegetable Medley
Caesar Salad
Island Salad
Classic House Salad


Filet or Tenderloin - $7
Lobster Tails - $15 (1 per person)
Grouper – Market Price

The Sunny Beach BBQ ~ $25 per person

BBQ riblets, chicken quarters, chips and salsa, and a choice of two sides:
Potato Salad - Cole Slaw - Black Beans and Rice - Caesar Salad
Sandbar Island Salad - Classic House Salad

Build Your Own Raw Bar ~ $ Market Price

Choice of King Crab, Stone Crab Claws, Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, Clams, Ceviche,
and Peel & Eat Shrimp

Build Your Own Taco Bar ~ $18 per person for appetizer
$24 per person for entrée

Choice of Chicken or Fish

The SANDBAR is a full service restaurant. We are happy to customize a menu just for your event.

**Tax and gratuity not included


Dessert Buffet - Key lime tarts - $20 per dozen
Chocolate covered Strawberries - $24 per dozen
Assorted petit-fours - $24 per dozen

Chocolate Fountain
$275.00 - 40 to 60 Guests
$350.00 - 61 to 100 Guests
Choice of 3 items: strawberries, pineapples, marshmallows peanut butter cookies, graham crackers

Chocolate Fountain with Dessert Tree - $400.00
Decorated with marshmallows, pineapple, and strawberries.


Terms and Conditions

Please note that while we do our best to provide up-to-date pricing information, all prices are subject to change without notice.


Business Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 11:30 AM - 10 PM | Sat. 11 AM - 10 PM
Sun. 10 AM - 10 PM | Sun. Brunch with Live Jazz from 10:00AM-1PM
Seating is First Come First Served | We Do Not Take Reservations

100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 • (941) 778-0444