Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa Says “I Do!”

ESTERO ISLAND, Fla. – August 9, 2006 – Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, Ft Myers Beach’s premiere family destination for over 50 years, has introduced new destination wedding packages. Whether it is a beachside wedding set along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico against the backdrop of Southwest Florida’s famous sunset, a poolside celebration, or a black-tie affair in the resort’s Lido Grand Ballroom with views of Matanzas Bay, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa’s new destination wedding packages offers couples a lifetime of cherished memories.

Destination weddings are a growing trend for couples uninterested in the planning and costs involved in hosting a traditional wedding. Destination wedding also provide couples with an opportunity to create a more personalized event. With family and friends often scattered throughout the country, a destination wedding at a resort such as the Pink Shell can also serve as a family reunion, as well as a mini-vacation or weekend getaway for guests who can enjoy water sports, beachside and poolside activities, a full-service spa and the many other amenities offered at the resort.

Pink Shell’s professional catering staff work closely with the couple to assist in coordinating every detail – from the wedding ceremony to the reception that follows. To make it easy and affordable for couples planning a destination wedding, Pink Shell also offers three destination wedding packages:

White Sands Package – $1000 plus 20% service charge and 6% tax, includes:

Wedding Ceremony Setup (Decorated Arch, Chairs, Urns with Topiary trees, Tiki Torches)
Bride’s Wedding Bouquet
Groom’s Boutonniere
Wedding Coordination Services
Taped/CD Music

Captiva Package – $2100.00 plus 20% Service Charge and 6% tax, includes:

Wedding Ceremony Setup (Decorated Arch, Chairs, Urns with Topiary trees, Tiki Torches)
Bride’s Wedding Bouquet
Groom’s Boutonniere
Wedding Coordination Services
Taped/CD Music
Champagne Toast – For up to 25 guests
Dinner at JoJo’s – For up to 25 guests

Banyan Package – $2700.00 plus 20% service charge & 6% tax (valid 05/01/06- 12/20/06 and 05/01/07-12/20/07); $2900.00 plus 20% service charge & 6% tax (valid 12/21/06 – 04/30/07), includes:

Wedding Ceremony Setup (Decorated Arch, Chairs, Urns with Topiary trees, Tiki Torches)
Bride’s Wedding Bouquet
Groom’s Boutonniere
Wedding Coordination Services
Taped/CD Music
Champagne Toast – For up to 25 guests
Dinner at JoJo’s – For up to 25 guests
Welcome Amenity
Honeymoon Suite – 1 Night Stay @ 1 Br White Sands Villa
Couples Massage at Aquagēne

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa offers wedding couples and their guests a myriad of accommodations and amenities, including studio, one or two-bedroom accommodations; Aquagēne, a full-service, state-of-the-art spa for couples and the whole family; water sports activities; two restaurants; KiddsKampp, an adult-supervised children’s and youth program and “Octopool,” an expansive pool and terrace area.

Located on Estero Island along the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, the 12-acre Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa caters to families and small groups seeking a memorable four-star resort experience. The property features a broad range of facilities and amenities, including Aquagene, a 6,000 square foot, state of the art full-service spa, meetings facilities, 180 deluxe rooms, two restaurants, KiddsKampp®, a specialized children’s program with separate activities for teens, and a myriad of water sports activities. The resort is owned by Boykin Lodging Company and is managed by Boykin Management Company. For information and reservations, contact your travel agent or the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, 275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, Telephone: 1-888-309-2912 or visit the web site at www.pinkshell.com.

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