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Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

With our 36th anniversary coming up in August, I’ve been thinking about what we would do differently if we were planning a wedding now.

Since travel has become a real focus of ours since the kids have grown, I would seriously consider a destination wedding. I love the idea of giving friends and family a reason to take a trip, and I think a destination wedding – a beach destination, especially – is perfect for multi-generational guests. And I strongly believe weddings are more meaningful with guests of all ages.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

I recently discovered Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Ft. Myers Beach, which was Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award Winner 2017, and I’m now enamored with the idea of having a destination wedding there. If you or your kids are getting married anytime soon, here’s why it seems ideal (and, if you agree, please add me to your guest list!):

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

. In addition to the indoor ballrooms, you can get married on their private beach or in their tropical Butterfly Garden event space. Imagine the amazing photos of the bride and groom surrounded by the youngest and oldest guests barefoot in the sand or laughing and reaching out to greet the beautiful butterflies. And between all of the indoor and outdoor space, they can accommodate weddings from 20 – 150 people. And when you have your wedding on their beach or Butterfly Garden, you automatically get an indoor ballroom as a “back up.” So rain or shine, you know your wedding will happen.

. A variety of one and two bedroom condo suites accommodate singles, couples, families in any combination.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

. There are activities to make everyone happy from luxurious treatments at their full-service spa to beach and water craft rentals. I would start the party on Thursday night with free Stargazing on the Beach for all and a Seaside Campfire complete with s’mores. This would bring smiles to every guest, whether they’re five years old or ninety five. On Friday, guests could go on a relaxing nature walk together. The more adventurous could even opt for a WaveRunner ride through the Gulf of Mexico, getting an up close and personal look at the dolphins, manatees and birds.

Doesn’t this sound fantastic?! Pink Shell Beach Resort seems made for weddings. There are professional wedding coordinators on site, and lots of packages with custom options available as well.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Hmmm … I think I might have to talk about this with Michael. We haven’t renewed our vows in years, and I just may be able to get that destination wedding in Fort Myers Beach, after all.


  1. I would get married there. It looks beautiful! The kids would love that pool!

  2. You know, I wish I had gone away for our wedding.
    I was so focused on getting married at the church we attended I never even considered going away. Our friends got married in Mexico and it was such a great trip for everyone. I am totally pushing my daughter to go away to get married.

  3. That is gorgeous! I’m not in a position to be able to travel right now but hopefully someday

  4. What a dreamy place to do anything including renewing vows or taking a vacation!

  5. Wow this looks absolutely AMAZING! What a dream wedding location for sure!

  6. What a great location if you want to have a beach wedding. I love the view from the ceremony.

  7. Wow, what a beautiful place. I would totally get married there. Maybe for my fifty year anniversary, we could renew our vows there.

  8. Yes, please add me to the guest list also. It’s just gorgeous! I can only imagine how perfect a wedding setting it’ll make.

  9. Stunning location for a wedding or just for a vacation.

  10. I need a beach vacation. I went to the beach last year and it was so awesome.

  11. Jenn Borget says:

    I love this! This looks beautiful and like a great place to visit. I’ve been trying to convince my husband to go on a vacation so hopefully this will do it!

  12. This looks like a great wedding destination & getting married on the beach is so special. Our oldest got married in Nantucket where he spent many summers as a child & it was special.

  13. This place looks amazing! You should definitely go there to renew your vows!!

    Louise x

  14. The place looks so peaceful! It’s the perfect getaway for summer!

  15. Oh my goodness what an amazing looking wedding locations, it really looks like a dream destination.

  16. Wow! 36 years of marriage, congratulations! Indeed this place is such a romantic place to renew your vows. Will look forward to your updates in case you decide on getting married again.

  17. OMG this looks so beautiful! Makes me kind of jealous because I never had a wedding. We went to the Justice of Peace and got married in front of the building under some trees.

    For my 10 year anniversary I would like to renew my vows, but have my dream wedding. This is definitely something to think about because I don’t want a huge wedding. This be perfect for a small intimate wedding with a few family and friends.

  18. The sand and water looks amazing. I hope to visit soon with my family.

  19. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina looks like a perfect getaway for a destination wedding. Looking forward to your 36th-anniversary celebration soon!

    P.S. -I’d love to be on your guest list! 🙂

  20. That definitely sounds like a dreamy place for a wedding. I’m sure the guests would have a lot of fun there as well

  21. It looks wonderful! Definitely a good choice for a wedding ceremony.

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    What a lovely location for a beach wedding. if I had my way, I would have wanted a beach wedding too. We could still have our dream beach wedding when we renew our vows on our 35th wedding anniversary. 🙂

  23. Ali Rost says:

    A few years ago, my step-daughter had a destination wedding on the beach. While it wasn’t Pink Shell Beach Resort, the day was truly something to remember with the sunshine sand beneath our toes!

  24. It really does look like paradise in that resort.

  25. Oh my goodness! The Pink Shell Resort looks incredible! We were in Fort Myers Beach in March and stayed close to the Pink Shell. The beaches are amazing!

  26. This beach resort sounds like a beautiful place to visit this summer. My kids cannot wait to visit the beach and they are ready with all their sand toys!

  27. Looks like a great place to visit. We are searching now for a vacation destination. I will keep this in mind.

  28. The place is really romantic. I really find anything near the ocean or a beach amazing. You definitely found a perfect venue for your wedding anniversary.

  29. Some people repeat their vows at a special anniversary, so I just came back to see if you wrote about this … as these types of events would be smaller in terms of the people who would travel.

  30. What a breathtaking place. Looks so beautiful and oh so very romantic. Perfect place to go and renew your vows. Yes!

  31. What a pretty place! It’s definitely a place to consider if my husband and I ever decide to renew our vows! I hope your anniversary will be amazing!

  32. So beautiful! I am 36 and have still never been to the ocean yet. This was going to be my year to finally go but life got in the way and it’s not looking promising. *sigh

  33. I’ve always said if I were to get married I would want a destination wedding. That looks like a lovely place to get married!

  34. That is breathtaking! I got married on the beach and I wouldn’t change a thing! Best setting ever with very little stress!

  35. What a beautiful place! I can see why this is ideal for a wedding! I wonder if I can get my husband to renew our vows on our 10th anniversary there?!

  36. Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS! I love the background of a beach, it looks so peaceful.

  37. I have been to Pink Shell Beach Resort and it is truly stunning! It’s gorgeous inside and out! It’d make a perfect destination for an anniversary getaway!

  38. Look at the color of that sand!!!!! I would love to book a getaway here with just my husband and I!

  39. I would love to renew my vows here. That view is amazing.

  40. I definitely want to be invited to a wedding out there! It’s awesome that you can even have a wedding in their butterfly garden!

  41. this would be my future sister-in-law’s dream wedding spot. She wants to be married on the beach.

  42. Gorgeous location. Florida is fun. I had a great time when I was there.

  43. This resort is gorgeous!!! I’m always looking for great spots to vacation at in Florida!

  44. I stayed at the Pink Shell in December 2016. It was beautiful, and I can understand weddings on that beautiful white beach! I met a couple there who were about to marry on the beach.

  45. Kristin says:

    Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous place to have a wedding!

  46. Happiest of anniversaries! Enjoy your time together and make lovely memories on this gorgeous beach!

  47. Our son and daughter-in-law are going to a destination beach wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. My husband’s first reaction was that destination weddings are very expensive for guests. Our son and his friend, the groom, are now 33 with firmly established careers, so the expense of a destination wedding isn’t as daunting as it would have been in their early 20’s. My take is that destination weddings are probably more intimate affairs—if you’re not a movie star. I’d consider attending one at the Pink Shell Resort and Marina, especially during the winter when I’m looking for any excuse to escape to somewhere warmer than Philly.

  48. What a beautiful place! I have been married for 22 years but if I were to get married today, I probably would do a destination wedding. Heck, I might have to plane a second wedding just to do it on that beach!

  49. Rebecca Swenor says:

    The Pink Shell Beach Resort sounds like a great place to have a wedding. They have amazing night live activities on the beach. I will have to share this post with my niece and her fiance. The two bedroom condo suite sounds like an awesome idea for my family. Thanks for sharing this amazing resort.

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