West Wind Inn can assist you in hosting any type of event, ranging from laid-back family reunions to formal banquets and weddings. But before you begin planning your special event, we want you to get to know the team that will be working with you to bring your vision to life. We are happy to introduce you to our event and sales manager, Jackie Royka! 

Jackie Royka Events Manager West Wind Inn WeddingsA few years ago, Jackie and her husband permanently relocated to their second home on Sanibel from Rochester, New York, where she ran her own salon and spa for 20 years. Following her move, she spent five years in the spa department at West Wind Inn’s sister property, ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa. When the opportunity arose for Jackie to join the Event Coordination team, she was excited to take on a new role in representing the Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resort group family of properties, including West Wind Inn.

Jackie’s role is to make sure that the event planning process runs smoothly from start to finish. This begins with an initial conversation to discuss the event. Once the client’s ideas and goals are clear, Jackie will take care of the rest, coordinating with event planners and local vendors to facilitate the event at West Wind Inn. Jackie is here to help bring your ideas to life!

As a Sanibel local, she enjoys building relationships with clients and businesses to create unbelievable events. West Wind Inn’s turnkey event services, partnered with Jackie’s expertise and knowledge of the hidden treasures of the island, makes planning your event a breeze.

Jackie’s role is to make sure that the event planning process runs smoothly from start to finish. This begins with an initial conversation to discuss the event. Once the client’s ideas and goals are clear, Jackie will take care of the rest, coordinating with event planners and local vendors to facilitate the event at West Wind Inn. Jackie is here to help bring your ideas to life!

As a Sanibel local, she enjoys building relationships with clients and businesses to create unbelievable events. West Wind Inn’s turnkey event services, partnered with Jackie’s expertise and knowledge of the hidden treasures of the island, makes planning your event a breeze.

Planning a destination wedding? No problem! West Wind Inn is here to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Sanibel Island is a popular location for beach weddings in Southwest Florida, and West Wind Inn is well-versed in coordinating destination weddings. Jackie believes that long-distance wedding planning doesn’t have to be tough or stressful for the bride and groom.

If you are interested in planning a wedding at West Wind Inn, Jackie will discuss all the important details with you, including:

  • A simple plan that accommodates everyone
  • Creating a reasonable budget
  • Clearing all permits
  • Consider the needs of children and/or pets
  • Event packages…they are completely customizable!

West Wind Inn values creating a special connection with its clients.

Planning a destination wedding or event doesn’t mean that you need to be present in order to get the ball rolling. Jackie and her skilled team are experienced in working with clients who are planning from afar or are unable to meet in-person. You can feel secure in knowing that an outstanding team is working hard to create your dream event.

Jackie’s favorite part of her job is the day of the wedding when she finally meets the parents of the bride and groom. She also loves to hear feedback from the client once the event is over.

Her advice to brides and grooms? “Make sure you create a list everything you want to include in your wedding. Every bride is different so it is important to have your list of needs and non-negotiables.”

West Wind Inn is a perfect location for any event. Sanibel is a place to make memories.

Jackie has seen her fair share of precious moments hosted at West Wind Inn. One of her favorite moments was watching a long-time client surprise his wife with a 20-year vow renewal ceremony on the beach. You too can create an unforgettable memory at West Wind Inn with the help of Jackie and her staff!

If you are getting ready to plan your next event, let West Wind Inn help you bring your event to life! Call West Wind Inn today at 239-472-1541 or 1-800-824-0476, or visit our Weddings & Events page to learn more.