Need help w/ a little different issue than a vacation stay---
My daughter who lives in TX has become engaged to a young man who currently lives in Venice, FL but who has family in Mississippi and close friends in several southern states--they want to have a sunset wedding on the beach on the FL coast in the area around Tampa--maybe as far south as Osprey/Venice--but not as far north as Seaside--
They want to have the wedding in June or July because my daughter teaches and will be in school until the end of May---hurricane season is a scary thought so Aug does not seem a good idea---and they don't want to wait until November or Christmas of next year.
That seems like a long time if you are planning a vacation--but not a wedding that will be on another coast...we have traveled/vacationed in the area but have no friends/relatives who live there except the fiance who is new to the area...
I have scanned the boards for information on hotel/resorts in that area as well as some Internet searching--some places have wedding links and promote having a wedding there and I will be calling for some preliminary information from them now--but I would greatly appreciate any information first-hand from people who have used facilities in this area for weddings--price/hotel helpfulness/positives and negatives, including other vendors like florists that might have been used.
Appreciate any first hand or second hand personal experience--weddings you planned, attended, saw--hotels where you attended conferences
Thanks--most of the info I have found on TRIPADVISOR has been extremely helpful and accurate, so I am looking forward to responses...