Patricia Slater's Weddings by the Sea

About Patricia Slater


Weddings by the Sea on Sanibel Island

As owner and operator of Weddings by the Sea, I am very knowledgeable about accommodations for weddings on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. I have spent almost 25 years as Innkeeper of a successful island resort prior to starting my Sanibel and Captiva Islands destination weddings business in January 1995.


Patricia Slater

Patricia Slater, wedding officiant


sunset photo at beach wedding

Sunset wedding on Captiva Island



I performed my first island wedding ceremony on June 20, 1980. We have lived on the island since 1970, coming from small towns north of Pittsburgh, PA. To the present time, I’ve had the pleasure of being part of over 8,000 weddings. Captiva Island is just north of Sanibel, it is a pleasant drive on SanCap Road,  and certainly if you stay on one island, you can easily travel between the two and see their uniqueness.

wedding ceremony on Sanibel Island beach

Destination wedding with family on Captiva Island


flower girl with her basket of flowers

Joyful weddings on Captiva and Sanibel Islands


Wedding Planner and Ceremony Officiate

Above all, I can assist you with a site for the ceremony (the beach is the most popular), location for the reception/dinner party and ceremony officiate. In addition, I can refer a great wedding photographer, florist for beautiful flowers, tasty and pretty wedding cake bakers. Similarly, I will guide you to a hairstylist, musicians such as violinist, harpist, flutist, guitarist, saxophonist, etc., DJ, and bands. In conclusion, any other service needed to give you a wedding beyond your expectations. My standards are very high. Therefore, it is not only important for me to work with vendors that will offer outstanding services to the bride and groom, but also to help maintain my distinctive reputation.

For your perfect island wedding, call Patricia 239-823-3497

vow renewal on beach

Secluded Beach weddings