Cape Coral is a beautiful waterfront city in southwestern Florida, conveniently located near the beautiful beachfront attractions and amenities of Fort Myers. Couples looking to celebrate their weddings in the region can enjoy use of luxurious ballroom and banquet areas at a number of inclusive resorts and hotels, many of which offer honeymoon accommodations for the happy couple on the night following festivities. Historic homes preserve the splendor of the region's pioneer era, while farmstead venues offer modernized barns and farmhouse wedding venues set amidst rolling landscapes. Couples looking for more affordable banquet and reception options can choose from catering and entertainment packages from area restaurants and community centers, many of which offer discounted or waived rental rates with the purchase of catering packages.
Bayshore Ranch is a beautiful 110-acre ranch in North Fort Myers, operated as a working ranch and event venue for special events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. The one-of-a-kind ranch showcases beautiful natural landscapes and gorgeous event spaces like a 5,000-square-foot Oak Barn, which can be rented for events hosting up to 350 guests. The barn features a lovely wraparound porch that can accommodate cocktail receptions and grounds with a raised ceremony site and arbor. Couples can also rent the venue's three-bedroom, two-bathroom Oak House, which offers spaces for bride and groom preparation, intimate wedding party festivities, and honeymoon space following ceremonies.
10611 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917, Phone: 239-330-4000
2.Burroughs Home and Gardens
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Burroughs Home and Gardens preserves the historic Murphy-Burroughs House, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The three-story home, which is located along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, was constructed in 1901 for cattle rancher John T. Murphy and showcases gorgeous Georgian Revival-style design elements, including a wraparound veranda, dancing porch, and waterfront pavilion for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can say their vows against the backdrop of stunning ancient great oak trees in spaces that can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests. Top-tier catering services are available from trusted partners, including food and bar options. Bride and groom preparation suites are also available, along with ample parking for all wedding guests.
2505 First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Phone: 239-337-0706
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Cape Cabaret is a delightful restaurant venue in Cape Coral, offering delicious American-style menu selections in a unique entertainment complex that focuses on live music performances in midcentury American music styles. The restaurant complex is the perfect choice for couples looking for lively reception venues, accommodating guests lists of up to 400 wedding guests. Several flexible event spaces are available to suit every couple's needs, ranging from a spacious ballroom to an intimate banquet room. All event spaces offer hardwood dance floors for guests to dance the night away to the sound of doo-wop, rock and roll, Motown, and classic rock music. Two full bars can provide in-house bar service for all events, complemented by customizable appetizer or plated meal options.
4725 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33904, Phone: 239-549-3000
4.Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters offers pleasurable, customizable yacht charters based out of Cape Coral, exploring the beautiful waters of the Southwest Florida region aboard its custom 44-foot private yacht Boadicea. The yacht charter service can be rented for private special events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, banquets, and wedding party events. All rentals include use of the service's boat captain and crew throughout the event, along with access to areas such as two staterooms, two restrooms, and a large swim platform. A living room area with television and video services can make for a flexible bride or groom party prep suite or intimate space for small cocktail receptions. Snacks and soft drinks can be provided upon request, with all renters welcome to bring aboard their own food and beverage items, including catered food.
1225 SW 53rd Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33914, Phone: 239-357-8448
5.La Venezia Ballroom
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La Venezia Ballroom is a gorgeous traditional ballroom venue in Cape Coral, located less than 20 minutes from Fort Myers' lively downtown district. The beautiful venue can accommodate up to 300 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including intimate cocktail receptions. Couples can marry outdoors on the venue's beautiful patio, which is surrounded by palm trees and constructed with elaborate brickwork against the backdrop of the ocean shore. Inside, a ballroom features a massive tiered chandelier, ample natural lighting, and an open floor plan. Professional event staff are on hand to cater to couples' wedding day needs, including in-house catering services, DJ and entertainment services, and house bar services.
4646 SE 10th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33904, Phone: 239-945-0034
6.Palmetto-Pine Country Club
Palmetto-Pine Country Club is an equity-owned country club in Cape Coral, showcasing a championship golf course designed by renowned landscape architect Arthur Hills. The venue can accommodate up to 225 guests throughout its gorgeous banquet facilities, which showcase panoramic golf course views. A variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces are offered throughout the venue, along with amenities such as bride and groom suites and complimentary snack stations. Full bar accommodations can be offered for receptions, along with personalized catering services from the venue's full-service restaurant. Event planning services are available to help with every aspect of couples' special day, from floral design to room setup and cleanup.
1940 SW 9th Ct, Cape Coral, FL 33991, Phone: 239-574-2141
7.The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center
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The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is one of Fort Myers' premiere arts and event centers, operated as a nonprofit organization within the city's River District along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. More than 23,000 square feet of event space is offered throughout the restored Neoclassical-style center, including state-of-the-art performance venues and event halls that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Couples can hold their wedding ceremonies and receptions at the venue throughout the year in beautiful spaces that offer audiovisual services and modern amenities. Event planning and rental services are offered for all couples, including day-of event operation.
2301 First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Phone: 239-333-1933
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Southern Waters is set on 18 beautiful acres of Florida landscape in North Fort Myers, showcasing meandering streams, cascading waterfalls, and a spacious lodge that offers areas for event rentals, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. Indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the facility can accommodate up to 500 guests for wedding events, which are restricted to one wedding per day to ensure personalized attention and privacy for the happy couple. Creative freedoms let couples select their own decoration themes and vendors, including catering and bar services. All couples can make use of the venue's bride and groom dressing areas, built-in dance floor, catering kitchen, and podium and stage areas.
16470 Daughtreys Creek Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917, Phone: 239-851-1552
9.Suite Forty Eight
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Suite Forty Eight is one of Fort Myers' favorite wedding ceremony and reception venues, showcasing grand event spaces within the city's Royal Palm Square area. Up to 200 wedding guests can be accommodated throughout two event spaces, including a spacious salon area offering ample natural lighting for beautiful wedding backdrops. 3,200 square feet of versatile event space is offered in total, including a prep kitchen, lounge area, and two outdoor spaces for vows and cocktail receptions. All-inclusive wedding packages are available to meet couples' needs, including event planning services, catering vendors, DJs, and in-house bar operations.
1400 Colonial Blvd #48, Fort Myers, FL 33907, Phone: 239-719-3048
Terrace Hall is a lovely event hall owned and operated by the Cape Coral Volunteer Firemen's Association, which was founded in 1962 to provide aid to the youth of Lee County. The fully-licensed catering hall and bar can seat up to 220 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions, offering a full dance floor and bar services to make special days even more memorable. Couples who purchase a catering package from the facility can waive room rental fees, making it a great choice for area couples looking for an affordable budget option for wedding festivities. Several catering menus are available for receptions, along with full setup and cleanup services, champagne toasts, and decoration packages.
1313 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904, Phone: 239-945-0822
11.The Heitman House
The Heitman House is a lovely historic home in Fort Myers, originally constructed in 1908 by Gilmer Heitman as a wedding present for his wife. Today, the historic venue honors its romantic past by serving as one of the Cape Coral area's premiere event venues, showcasing beautifully landscaped grounds that are home to a wraparound porch, a 200-foot walkway, and stunning waterfront views perfect for outdoor sunset weddings. Up to 225 guests can be accommodated at indoor and outdoor venue areas throughout the property. All-inclusive wedding packages are available to help couples plan their special days, including in-house catering and bar services, event planning and coordination services, and full setup and cleanup. A lovely bridal suite offers luxurious accommodations for bridal parties on the big day, with areas for hair and makeup preparation.
2577 First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Phone: 239-850-1171
12.The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
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The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is a spacious waterfront resort in Cape Coral, offering luxurious amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a full-service spa and salon, and a marina offering direct access to the adjacent Gulf of Mexico waters. Several event spaces are offered throughout the resort for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions, including a waterfront gazebo that makes for a perfect spot for scenic outdoor weddings. Up to 750 guests can be accommodated in combined flexible-configuration spaces, making it a great choice for couples with extensive guest lists. After the wedding, couples are welcome to stay at one of the resort's apartment-style suites, which feature amenities such as private balconies and exclusive pool access.
5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914, Phone: 239-541-5000
13.The White Orchid at Oasis
The White Orchid at Oasis is a gorgeous Fort Myers venue located within the city's lovely River District, showcasing Old Florida-style charm and decor for wedding ceremonies and receptions hosting up to 500 guests. Indoor and outdoor spaces are offered for festivities throughout the property, set amidst lush tropical scenery on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. The venue's interior showcases a built-in dance floor, while its outdoor spaces are home to a spacious porch and expansive event lawn. Couples can also make use of the venue's accessible dock for water activities, including wedding cruises and charters. All-inclusive wedding packages include in-house bar and catering services, full setup and cleanup, and use of a luxurious bridal suite.
3027 E Riverside Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33916, Phone: 239-433-2226
13 Best Wedding Venues in Cape Coral, Florida
- Bayshore Ranch, Photo: Chris/stock.adobe.com
- Burroughs Home and Gardens, Photo: Burroughs Home and Gardens
- Cape Cabaret, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Captain Paul's Yacht Charters, Photo: tanialerro/stock.adobe.com
- La Venezia Ballroom, Photo: La Venezia Ballroom
- Palmetto-Pine Country Club, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, Photo: The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center
- Southern Waters, Photo: Southern Waters
- Suite Forty Eight, Photo: Suite Forty Eight
- Terrace Hall, Photo: ruslan_iefremov/stock.adobe.com
- The Heitman House, Photo: aykfree/stock.adobe.com
- The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Photo: The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
- The White Orchid at Oasis, Photo: alepvfoto/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: murmakova/stock.adobe.com