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Cinematic Highlights of Weddings at Clearwater Beach Venues
The following is some of our highlights of our videographers in Clearwater Beach. All of our video packages include either a Long Version or raw footage of your wedding video that is usually 9omin-2 1/2 hours long. We give you the choice of having your wedding delivered on DVD or Blu Ray. Many videographers are hesitant about doing weddings on beaches, because the damage that sand can do to cameras; not so with us, we love beach weddings and will work hard to get creative shots like you see below. It is also important that your Clearwater Beach Videographer is in great shape, to be able to deal with the physical demands of a hot beach wedding. On Beach weddings, it also takes an experienced videographer that knows how to adjust his camera with extreme the”brightness issues”, which the Florida sun and the white sand.
One of the best experiences for a wedding on Clearwater Beach is aboard the Yacht Sensation operated by Yacht Starship Dining Cruises. The food is great, the staff is very friendly. It is also great for wedding photography because the Captain will many times help us by steering the yacht to give us the most advantageous angle for sunset shots.
The Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key is a great venue if you do not want to deal with the massive crowds and parking issues. The ceremonies are on the veranda terrace area which is right on the Intracoastal waterway. The staff does a great job at separating the public from the ceremony. The way the ceremony area is laid out, you are shooting with the Intracoastal waterway in the background, and is ideal for photography because the sun as behind you, instead of infront of you like it is on the beach. There are also great areas for pre-ceremony from the balcony of the rooms which face the Intracoastal Waterway as well as you can step out the front day and get shoots of the beach. The staff is also very friendly and they have some great fresh ice cream in the gift shop at a reasonable price, which come in handy during a hot summer wedding.
The Hilton Clearwater Beach, is the next stop on our wedding videographers Clearwater Beach tour. The Hilton has a couple very convenient outdoor covered decks, (Sandpiper Deck & Flamingo Deck) on the Boardwalk, which provides a great tropical atmosphere for a wedding reception. When the reception is close to the beach, it is super convenient to walk right out on the beach for sunset pictures. The video at top of page shows a wedding at the Hilton with the reception on the Sandpiper Deck.
Driving into Clearwater Beach from the Memorial Causeway, the most noteciable landmark is the Hyatt Regency Clearwater , one of two 5-star resorts on Clearwater Beach. This 16th Floor Sky Terrace has the best view of any ceremony location on Clearwater Beach. As you look toward the east, there is a great view of the Intra-Coastal Waterway and the Clearwater Memorial Bridge. As you look toward the west, you will see the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Beach. The hotel does not sit on the beach side of Gulf Blvd so you have to cross the street to get to the beach, however you have some great elegant areas indoors for pictures including a grand white marble stair case. This is important for a beach wedding because there are times in the middle of the day where it is too bright for pictures. It is also good to have indoor areas for family pictures as the heat during summer months can be brutal.
Another five-star resort, very popular with destination weddings from Europe is The Sandpearl. If you want to be near the beach but do not want to have your ceremony in the sand, the beautiful Courtyard at the Sandpearl is ideal. The couryard has nicely paved walkways and rich green grass with a beautiful waterfall. The Sandpearl has many great areas indoors, again allowing a photographer to take family portraits inside and give the bridal party a break from the heat and then go out for spectacular sunset shots. The Sandpearl also has areas with green artificial turf for the cocktail hour or even dinner. We love having green grass or turf in the background, because it makes the colors pop in your pictures, because it gives greater contrast to your images and video.
On the north side of Clearwater Beach is the Shephard’s Beach Resort and the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach right next to each other. Shephard’s Beach Resort has another reef of rocks which Jets out into the ocean, as well as Sand Key Bridge which makes great backgrounds. The Holiday Inn, has a separate building for weddings called the Duval Ballroom, which literally sits right on the beach. With most beach venues in Pinellas Counties, the reception rooms have no view of the beach, however the Duval Ballroom, has the receptions on the 2nd floor and a balcony is right over the beach, great for cocktail hour. The parking is the most convenient that you will find on a beach venue, as you park right underneath the building. This Ballroom is separated from the main hotel, therefore, you do not have to deal with tourists and guests of the hotel. Both Shephard’s Beach Resort & The Duval Ballroom have a small beach area, which is a good thing, because your guests will not have to walk very far from the ceremony to the reception, very convenient.
On the south end of Clearwater Beach is Sand Key Park. With 2 major resorts less than a half mile away, the Sheraton Sand Key and the Marriott Sand Key, Sand Key Park is a convenient location for wedding Ceremonies. There are 8 places to choose from for the ceremony, with Walkway #8 being closes to the Sheraton Sand Key; however, as a videographer, we like Walkway #1, because it is closer to Sand Key Bridge. This area has a reef of rocks that jet out into the ocean and along with Sand Key Bridge that provides a great background for cinematic video.
If you are on a budget, there are three less expensive venues on the Intra-Coastal Waterway. The Clearwater Beach Recreation Center near the Sandpearl. The Clearwater Sailing Center is across from Sand Key Park. Island Way Grille which is a popular restaurant on the Clearwater Causeway.
See our wedding videographers Clearwater Beach Pinterest page for more weddings on this beautiful beach. Please contact us if you have any questions about a Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue, we are very familiar with all of them.
|$1,195||6 hours||Basic Video Service Edited, includes Cinematic Highlight Video & Raw Footage delivered on DVD or Blu Ray with Personalized Case|
|$1,495||6 hours||2 Cameras Cinematic style Highlight Video (5-9min) & Documentary Style Long Version Video (90min – 2 hrs) 2 DVDs or Blu Ray with Personalized Case|
|$1,895||11 hours||3 Cameras ALL DAY SERVICE includes Highlight Video & Long Version Video delivered on 4 DVDs or Blu Ray, includes Big Screen Projector|
|$795||5 hours||Unedited Video delivered on DVD|
additional options for video
|2nd Camera ceremony only||$100||2nd videographer (3 hrs of service)||$300|
|Big Screen Projector||$100||Highlight Video 5-9 minutes||$200||Rehearsal (2hrs)||$225|
|Photo Montage 50 pics with music||$175||Photo Montage 100 pics with music||$275||Love Story||$700|
|additional DVDs||$35/ea||3-4 DVDs||$30/ea||5 or more copies||$25/ea|
|blu ray DVD, first copy||$50/ea||3-4 blu rays||$35/ea||5 or more copies||$30/ea|
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