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Say “I Do” on the Gulf

Start your next chapter with waterfront views and elegant celebration spaces.

Perched on Clearwater Beach, Opal Sands evokes the Gulf Coast’s famously laid-back energy and echoes the serenity of the sea. Our Gulf-inspired decor paired with sleek, modern architecture creates a one-of-a-kind design flow throughout the resort, from the modern chic guest rooms and curated on-site art collection to the tiki bar and zero-entry pool. When every guest room, every suite, every restaurant, and nearly every event venue offer unobstructed views of the sparkling turquoise Gulf of Mexico, you’ll know that you’ve found the perfect place to begin your journey together as newlyweds. Our seasoned events team stands ready to craft your one-of-a-kind experience from scratch.

Couples’ Choice 2023


Voted as one of the best venues in Clearwater in WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2023.

Our world-class culinary team is ready to help you craft a menu and experience as unique as you are

Whether you envision a festive afternoon of comfort eats or a multi-course plated reception, our catering team will work with you to create a menu that your guests will remember. The options are seemingly endless – whether you prefer artful buffets, passed hors d’oeuvres, canapes, or more. Our talented culinary team has a wealth of experience, and we’re here to help you bring the vision of your wedding celebration a reality. We can even work with you to create customized menus. We are also happy to accommodate guests with special dietary needs.

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Wedding Packages

Opal Sands Resort would be pleased to create a custom package that meets your tastes and budget. The following represents some of our most popular wedding packages. Additional packages are available.

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Gulf Coast Weddings

Opal Sands Resort provides a breathtaking backdrop for your dream wedding on Clearwater Beach. Celebrate in an outdoor ceremony set against the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico before dancing the night away in our Opal Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and opulent chandeliers.

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Before the Big Day

The Opal Sands wedding specialists are event experts who are excited to infuse your celebration with character, right down to the finest of points — and while we take care of the details, we invite you to pamper yourself at Opal Spa, where you can luxuriate while relaxing with a massage or specialized body treatment. Plan a pre-nuptials experience here and enjoy calming views from your private balcony before your big day.

Ready to say “I Do”?

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RUN. Book your wedding at the Opal Sands Resorts. Thank you for the most incredible wedding weekend. We are forever indebted to you!

Rebecca, Wedding Wire

Opal Sands was AMAZING!!! From the moment we met Jenna during our tour, I knew she would be great to work with…The hotel is absolutely beautiful and you can’t beat the fact that every room has an ocean view.

Janelle, Wedding Wire

I wish I could express how easy, fun and perfect this process was because of Opal and their staff. Jenna is truly the most amazing and kind human being and made every dream I had come to life and with such ease. I PROMISE you it will be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Arielle, Wedding Wire

Bride Top Questions

Yes! You are required to hire a wedding coordinator to ensure you have a flawless day!

Your wedding coordinator is in charge of all of your miscellaneous decor including setup, breakdown and delivery to the wedding suite at the end of the night.

Your event manager is your operational liaison with the resort by coordinating all details with menu planning, tasting, floor plans, set up details for function space, banquet staff, front desk, room reservations, housekeeping and valet.

We highly recommend hiring vendors on our list because they are all professionals who have been here many times to help execute successful weddings. They have also produced the certificate of insurance and approvals needed to work at the resort. Any vendors outside of our list require specific insurance requirements and approval from your event manager.

The Event Lawn can be setup two hours prior to ceremony time. Vendor setup in the reception space will be confirmed with your coordinator from your event manager one week prior to event. Early setup times cannot be guaranteed.

The resort does not provide barstools for your hair and makeup vendors. It is the responsibility of your hair and makeup vendors to bring their own barstools if they need barstools. Your suite will have four comfortable dining chairs, perfect for getting ready.

Dates and space are held with a signed contract and deposit. Your contract deposit schedule is based on the ceremony fee, food and beverage minimum plus service charge and tax. A 25% deposit is due at the time of contract signing. 50% of the remaining deposit is due 6 months prior to the event and 50% of the remaining deposit is due 30 days out. Final payment and guest gaurantee are due no later than seven days prior to your event.