Welcome to Longboat Key
For more than fifty years, the Longboat Island Chapel, an interfaith church, has offered its services to persons throughout the world for marriage, commitment services, and renewal of vows as well as ceremonies of blessing. The church has a beautiful main sanctuary and an intimate small chapel for indoor weddings. Outdoor weddings are held at the spectacular gazebo in our lush garden. The church is also able to host rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.
Our Wedding Chapel
Our wedding chapel is nestled on a magnificent, tropical campus on Longboat Key, the coast’s most pristine and glamorous barrier island. When you arrive on our five-acre campus you will immediately feel the tranquility and see the “Old Florida” charm of the setting. Our Friendship Garden is truly a botanical treasure with a plethora of trees and plants. It borders Sarasota Bay. The brick walkways through the garden lead you to the gazebo and a large sailboat dock with views of the bay. Public access to the white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico is close at hand. The three settings: garden, bay and beach offer dramatic and exquisite settings for your wedding photographs.
Our staff is totally dedicated to making your event at the Chapel a very positive and memorable experience. Our senior minister, a retired Navy Chaplain, has performed over two thousand weddings. His extensive experience allows him to address every possible need that a wedding couple may wish to discuss. The wedding coordinator will assist you with planning your unique ceremony in a budget sensitive manner and insure that your wedding experience is perfectly choreographed. In addition to the services offered at the Chapel, we personally know and can recommend wedding professionals in the surrounding area that can assist with every service that you may desire for your wedding event.
The option of three wedding venues, an exceptional tropical campus and a dedicated, credentialed staff all combine to make the Longboat Island Chapel the perfect location for your special wedding day. It will be our great pleasure if you would join us among nature’s beauty as you celebrate your sacred day with us.