‘Say I Do Again’ vow renewal planned for Valentine’s Day on Siesta and Venice public beaches

Preregistration required by Feb. 10; fee is $10 per couple

Photo courtesy Sarasota County

“The popular and romantic Say I Do Again wedding vow renewal ceremony” will be held once again on Valentine’s Day — Feb. 14 — on Siesta and Venice beaches, Sarasota County has announced.

This non-denominational service will be performed at Siesta Beach by 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Debra Johnes Riva and, at Venice Beach, by 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kimberly C. Bonner, a county news release says.

According to Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department Program Coordinator Jonathan Poyner, “It’s a wonderful and inspiring sight to see hundreds of couples celebrating love and commitment during a gorgeous sunset.”

Poyner added in the release, “Being on our award-winning beaches with the most special person in your life is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.”

Both events will begin promptly at 6 p.m., but couples are encouraged to arrive as early at 5 p.m., to check-in and enjoy music on the beach, the release notes. Preregistration is required by Feb. 10; the fee of $10 per couple covers the expense of a certificate, a gift reflecting the event, a flower and light refreshments, the release adds.

Siesta Beach is located at 948 Beach Road on Siesta Key, and Venice Beach is located at 101 The Esplanade in Venice.

To register for the event, or learn more details about it, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.