Clearwater Beach is home to stunning Gulf Coast views and plush greenery. The Opal Sands resort brings all of this right to the front door of your wedding. Whether you prefer to be outdoors on the event lawn or the sea salon, or indoors in the ballroom, Opal Sands will provide a stunning backdrop for your special day. On top of that, this resort offers tons of special activities to relax and celebrate at the resort or steps away on the beach.

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 430 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

The lobby at Opal Sands

Ceremony and reception locations

With panoramic views and an oceanfront property, Opal Sands Resort brings the tropical Florida scenery right to the forefront of your special day.  This destination allows you to arrive for your special day, while they take care of the rest. Whether choosing the sea salon, the event lawn, or the Opal Ballroom, your day is sure to be one you will cherish for years to come.

Sea salon

This space offers breathtaking Gulf Coast views with its panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows. It also features private balcony access, chandelier accents, and a pool for you and your guests to enjoy during your reception. Being the smallest of the three event spaces, accommodating up to 120 guests according to the Opal Sands website, this spot is perfect for a more intimate experience.

Space Specs

Max Capacity: 120 guests

event lawn

On the event lawn, you will have your ceremony or reception butting right up against the Gulf Coast. Your backdrop will also feature tropical palm trees, truly giving you stunning coastal views. According to Here Comes The Guide this spot can accommodate up to 250 guests for both ceremony and reception.

Space Specs

3366 sq ft.
Max Capacity: 250 guests

Opal Ballroom

The indoor ballroom is the biggest of the three spaces accommodating up to 500 guests according to Here Comes The Guide. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and one-of-a-kind chandeliers, the Opal Ballroom brings a distinctly modern and elegant experience. The space can also be divided into three separate portions accommodating a distinct spot for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Space Specs

7650 sq ft.
Max Capacity: 500 guests

Clearwater Beach right off of the Sandbar at Opal Sands Resort

Wedding Day Amenities at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater

This oasis offers an all-inclusive experience allowing you to choose your menu, décor, excursions, and more all wrapped into one perfect wedding package.

The Sand Bar at Opal Sands Resort

Opal Sands Resort offers several different catering options for your reception, rehearsal dinner, and farewell dinner. You can choose your style from a buffet, multi-course dinners, hours d’oeuvres, and more. There also will be a professional catering manager to plan and prepare every step of the way.


Christopher Still was commissioned to give visitors a unique art experience while staying at the Opal Sands Resort. When walking around the resort you will notice unique sculptures, paintings, and more.

clearwater beach

Opal Sands is located just steps away from the beach offering endless entertainment options from kayak rentals, beach cabanas, or just grabbing a drink at their Sandbar Tiki Bar. They are also located just a few minutes away from Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pier 60.


There is plenty to find on-site at this resort from its fitness center to its full-service luxury spa. The fitness center is one of the few hotels in the area to feature Peloton Bikes. On the pool deck, you can enjoy private cabanas, poolside dining, live entertainment, and a Gulf Coast view. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, they also have on-site concierge staff to help you find more activities and things happening around the resort and around town.

group hotel rates

Room blocks are available at a special rate for you and your guests. Opal Sands resort has over 230 luxury guest rooms.


Audio/visual equipment is available for rental during your reception or ceremony.

What does a wedding cost at Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach

Weddings at the Opal Stands resort start at around $2200 according to Here Comes The Guide. Package prices are also available to include a cocktail hour, open bar, catering, wedding cake, and more ranging from $158 to $190 a person. The average cost of a wedding with 100 guests is $27000-$40000. More detailed information can be found at

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