A state well known for its gorgeous weather and tropical destinations, Florida is also home to some of the most sought-after wedding venues in the country. With sweeping ocean vistas, warm sandy beaches, and predictable weather, it is no surprise that so many destination and local weddings take place in the Sunshine State. Whether looking for a luxury hotel to celebrate the big day, a country-style retreat to tie the knot, or perhaps a beach side celebration to say “I do,” Florida offers all of these options and more.
1.Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
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In the heart of Old Town Key West lies a breathtaking venue for weddings known as Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, renowned for its award-winning outdoor location venue. With a variety of locations to choose from within the venue, such as the back deck, which can hold 100 guests, or the gardens, which can accommodate 130 guests, guests will be pleased with the scenic backdrops and gorgeous landscaping. Offering assistance with setup, catering, planning, music, and more, the staff at Audubon House and Tropical Gardens are professionals who aim to make the day special and stress free.
205 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-294-2116
2.Harmony Gardens Tropical Wedding Garden
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This 7-acre woodland garden, situated in a grove of stunning oak trees, presents many beautiful locations for picturesque ceremonies as well as ample spots for memorable celebration photos. Harmony Gardens Tropical Wedding Garden is more than just an outside venue, however, and also features indoor space for both reception and ceremony. With a 2,400-square-foot dining pavilion, a mosaic granite dance floor, and a fully customizable wedding pergola, planners can design this space however they choose to best suit the celebration. Full service is available from event staff, and there is a list of recommended caterers who have experience working at this venue.
5528 Aragon Ave, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130, Phone: 386-589-1862
3.Pier House Resort & Spa
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Over the years, the Florida Keys have grown to become an extremely popular wedding destination, and it is no surprise given the beautiful weather, soft beaches, and picturesque backdrops. Located on Key West, one of the larger keys, is the Pier House Resort and Spa, a wedding destination that provides both indoor and outdoor venue space to host the perfect event. Featuring a private beach to enjoy sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and an outdoor space to dance the night away under the stars, this venue combines gorgeous facilities and talented staff to provide wedding memories that last a lifetime.
One Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, Phone: 305-296-4600
4.The Club at Ibis
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Romance, tranquility, and outstandingly beautiful are all traits that the Club at Ibis portrays, and weddings at this venue are sure to garner the same appeal. From stunning sunsets to panoramic natural views, an onsite golf course, and a professional staff to tie it all together, weddings are not only picturesque here but also easy to pull off. The 10,000-square-foot space is flexible and offers both indoor and outdoor options, presenting the ideal setting no matter what the weather for whatever the wedding party decides. There are many included amenities in pricing, and package details and booking terms can be discussed by phone, by email, or in person.
8225 Ibis Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33412, Phone: 561-625-8500
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Creating a unique loft space with two event locations, Gallery J focuses its business for smaller groups and more intimate wedding celebrations. Although this venue isn’t super big, it is still possible to squeeze up to 100 guests in for the ceremony, and there are a variety of seating options available to choose from. For the dining reception, if all the guests are seated in one area it is recommended to keep the guest list under 50 so that no one feels crowded and everyone can enjoy the celebration. There is, of course, overflow seating available, but it is spaced throughout the venue and not everyone can be located in the same room.
920 Belle Ave #1300, Winter Springs, FL 32708, Phone: 407-947-5718
6.Briza on the Bay
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Briza on the Bay is a picturesque waterfront venue that is set on one of Miami’s most beautiful waterways, located within the heart of the city. This venue features a 5,000-square-foot space that offers endless potential to be customized to the guests’ preference, creating a transformed space that is exactly what the wedding needs. Complete with full catering options, modern audio and video setups, staging, a plethora of parking, and a full kitchen and bar, organizing a wedding at Briza on the Bay is as simple as contacting them and picking dates. To arrive at the venue, guests can come by car, boat, or heli-boat, making their entrance as spectacular as the event to come.
1717 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132, Phone: 786-350-2220
7.Historic Shadow Point
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Located on a secluded and private peninsula of land, Historic Shadow Point offers a rather unique wedding venue option for guests who seek warm beaches and high-class service. With access to a private swimming beach, a fleet of kayaks and paddleboards, and a spectacular garden for guests to enjoy and use at their discretion, this wedding venue is for the adventurous as well as the nature lover. Able to accommodate up to 200 wedding guests on the private grounds for the ceremony, Historic Shadow Point can also sleep up to 16 special guests so that the celebrations can continue with those select few who are near and dear to the newlywed couple.
600 Bonito Ave, Key Largo, FL 33037, Phone: 772-708-9599
8.Key Largo Lighthouse Beach
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Key Largo Lighthouse Beach is designed as the dream Florida beach wedding destination, and the venue space has been created with those key principles in mind. With 5 acres of total privacy, each wedding held here has the entire venue to themselves during their booking and can enjoy all of the amenities and services offered by staff, whose sole goal is ensuring a great experience. Guests can enjoy their toes in the sand while they watch the ceremony, and taking a swim in warm Florida waters is only steps away at nearly any time. With a scenic ocean backdrop, memories will last a lifetime of a picturesque ceremony held at the Key Largo Lighthouse Beach wedding venue.
2 Thurmond St, Key Largo, FL 33037, Phone: 305-432-3135
9.La Jolla Ballroom
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At La Jolla Ballroom, each wedding is considered special and unique, and the staff that service that wedding try their hardest to guarantee that everything runs smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves. With a large selection of customizable wedding packages to choose from, planning a wedding at La Jolla Ballroom is a breeze that can be based around the soon-to-be married couple’s budget. Onsite wedding planners are available to help with event design and execution, and the management staff has been delivering memorable weddings for many years. For the least stress-free option, La Jolla Ballroom can organize everything from catering to music and everything between.
301 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, Phone: 305-460-0047
10.Mayfair Hotel & Spa
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Catering to every guest’s whim is a specialty of the Mayfair Hotel and Spa, and when they host weddings their desire to please every guest is just as apparent. The coconut grove offers an extremely scenic backdrop for Miami-based weddings, and guests may appreciate the Art Nouveau design elements and lavish gardens that surround the venue. Offering a selection of packages to choose from to simplify budgeting, from simple to luxury, the Mayfair Hotel and Spa is more than happy to assist with catering, event set-up, planning, execution, and whatever other whim or desire the betrothed couple may have.
3000 Florida Ave, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-441-0000
11.Naples Bay Resort
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All of the reasons that make Southwest Florida a premier wedding destination, from the breathtaking views to the balmy breezes, the warm ocean and the nearly endless beaches, can be enjoyed when booking a wedding at Naples Bay Resort. This waterfront venue features both indoor and outdoor spaces with oceanside views and can easily host everything from the bridal luncheon to the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony itself, an exciting reception, and even a post-wedding brunch. In addition to the gorgeous venue space, guests will enjoy professional service and amenities such as spa treatments, nearby golf courses, exciting watersports, and even chartered boat cruises. Many diverse packages are available for booking, and it is recommended to contact the resort with specific questions and for information on any special deals that may be available.
1500 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102, Phone: 239-530-1199
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12.Orchid Garden at Church Street Station
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Classic-style wedding venues are often found in the Orlando region, but those that offer history and sophistication at the level of Orchid Garden at Church Street Station are few and far between. Set in downtown Orlando, this grand reception hall is a recreation of a Victorian era crystal palace, containing sweeping staircases, elegant wrought-iron rafters, balconies, and even an outdoor courtyard. The entire space is over 12,000 square feet in size, and planning the perfect celebration at this venue is easy with the help of onsite wedding planners who can help with catering, decoration, and hosting in general.
126 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, Phone: 407-970-3277
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This indoor wedding venue is designed with many of Florida’s most natural cherished features in mind, and features a tropical fountain, natural palm trees, and a canopy-covered 2,000-square-foot dance floor. The Pavilion Grille can offer dining and dancing space for over 240 guests, and there are two distinct ceremony locations to choose from; the lobby for larger parties, and the atrium for smaller gatherings. Also included at the Pavilion Grille is the Grille Room, a more intimate space designed for engagement party dinners, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners of up to 60 guests. Award-winning inhouse chefs are available to provide catering, and an experienced event staff will help ensure that the entire celebration is stress-free.
301 Yamato Rd #1201, Boca Raton, FL 33431, Phone: 561-912-0000
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Having been one of Orlando’s premier downtown wedding venue destinations since 1971, the Citrus Club has had plenty of time to perfect their formula of providing memorable events. Featuring a spacious ballroom that showcases floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown Orlando, an inhouse professional catering staff, and even a private event director to help with wedding planning, it is no surprise that booking at this venue needs to be scheduled far in advance. The large and diet-accommodating menu offers a huge selection to choose from, and inhouse catering means there is one less thing to plan and be stressed out about on the special day.
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800, Orlando, FL 32801, Phone: 407-843-1080
15.Rosie Creek Farms
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The 2,400-square-foot White Wedding Barn at Rosie Creek Farms offers a uniquely charming venue that is made out of rustic cut pine and traditional battens. The inside of the barn has been left as natural wood, while the exterior features white paint. In tune with the vintage atmosphere, there are three large barn entrances that are flanked by recycled railroad ties, and from the lofted ceiling there are white lights and three vintage-style chandeliers. The outside of the barn is also decorated with many lights, providing a cozy atmosphere for dinner and cocktail hour. The dance floor is comprised of reclaimed Chicago bricks, and there is also a large fire pit to cook s’mores while relaxing as the evening winds down.
11200 Veal Road, Panama City, FL 32404, Phone: 850-819-5626
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Ideal for medium-sized weddings of 101 to 150 individuals, the Tampa Club has been a favored venue in the area since 1981. Each and every wedding, rehearsal dinner, and reception that is held at this venue is treated by the staff as their number one priority, and it is no surprise that booking at this venue can be very difficult. With an included bridal suite, the perfect space to get ready for the big day, and plenty of space for family and friends to mingle and enjoy each other’s company, events here will feel anything but crowded. An onsite team of wedding planners can assist with everything from catering to decorations and are more than happy to implement whatever unique and fun ideas their clients bring to them.
101 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-229-6028
17.Bilmar Beach Resort
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Specializing in Treasure Island beach weddings, particularly during sunset, couples who book through Bilmar Beach Resort can expect hands-on attention for their every wedding need. With an executive chef to prepare gourmet food for the guests as well as modern rooms, suites, and penthouses, it is easy to create wonderful memories at this venue resort. For indoor weddings there is ample space in the Crystal Sands Ballroom for dancing and celebrating, and with over 2,400 square feet the room can easily accommodate up to 200 guests. If guests choose to take the celebration outdoors, the 3,000-square-foot Beach Cafe and Patio is the perfect destination.
10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, Florida 33706, Phone: 727-360-5531
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18.The Cooper Estate
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This secluded private estate offers to utmost privacy for weddings, ensuring that only the wedding party and their invited guests will have access to the property. There is a collection of spaces available to customize for the perfect wedding, and all of them have their own unique features and can be decorated according to specifications. The Sunken Grotto, for instance, showcases a limestone stairway that leads to the waterfalls, the location of the ceremony under a natural green canopy of palm trees. There is an onsite bridal cottage that contains everything needed to prepare for, and relax during, the special day.
14201 SW 248th Street, Homestead, FL 33032, Phone: 305-904-9032
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19.The Estate on the Halifax
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This 10-acre private estate features a large collection of venues to host the client’s dream wedding, including a tavern, chapel, gardens with gazebo, cottage house, club car, and two separate estate houses. Privacy is of utmost importance to the Estate on the Halifax staff, and only invited guests and wedding party will be allowed entry to the event. Bookings can be arranged to include the entire property or, depending on the time/date of the event, booking can be made to only include one or more of the venues. Onsite staff can assist with event set-up, catering, photography suggestions, and event planning, and there are even newlywed accommodations and retreats.
5123 Ridgewood Avenue, Suite B, Port Orange, Florida 32127, Phone: 386-763-2285
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Guest satisfaction is a number one priority at The Vault, and with the assistance of their assigned wedding planners it is easier than ever to personalize the entire experience. When guests want to have their wedding reception at this historic venue, they will be pleased to know that staff will be on hand to help guarantee everything runs smoothly on the big day. Onsite catering is provided, and the special wedding menu contains enough diverse options that even the pickiest of eaters will find something they enjoy. Service, from planning to event execution, is a top priority at The Vault, and with years of experience it is no surprise that booking at this venue can be extremely competitive.
611 North Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: 813-225-3450
21.The White Room
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Overlooking the waterfront of historic downtown St. Augustine, the White Room features breathtaking views, hardwood floors, vintage drapery, classic Chiavari chairs, and a professional staff to please every guest. With room to accommodate anywhere from 50 to 400 guests and three different and distinct venues to choose from, the White Room has both indoor and outdoor spaces available. Professional chefs can cater the event, preparing innovative cuisine specialized to guests’ dietary restrictions, and there is even a trolley service available to shuttle guests to and from the parking lot. Wedding planners are on hand to help plan the perfect event, assisting in everything from menu choices to custom decorations.
1 King St, St Augustine, FL 32048, Phone: 904-824-9056
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22.Treasury on the Plaza
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The Treasury on the Plaza, located in St. Augustine, is one of the city’s most renowned wedding destinations and features a huge selection of options on everything from caterers to live music. With every booking comes access to six distinct and useful spaces, all of which serve their own distinct purpose and function. The Grande Ballroom, built in 1928, has ornate columns and high ceilings. The Exchange Gallery is perfect for cocktail receptions or buffet service. The Grande Foyer and Balcony welcomes the guests in a dazzling way, while the Vault Bar is set in a 1928 vault and allows your guests to drink in style. The Plaza Lounge and Banker’s Lounge allow the bride and groom to get ready in style, respectively.
24 Cathedral Pl Suite 111, St. Augustine, FL 32084, Phone: 904-217-0077
23.Up the Creek Farms
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Evoking the rustic feel of a country wedding and blending it with modern conveniences and style, Up the Creek Farms has combined these two distinct fashions flawlessly into one premier wedding destination. Sitting on 8 acres of land that is filled with oak trees, a creek, and a plethora of charm, there are many locations on the property to host the wedding ceremony. There is a classic-style wood-framed barn that is ideal for receptions, and nearby are bathrooms, a prep kitchen, and an optional air-conditioned space for guests who desire it. A restored farmhouse is available as a bed and breakfast for the bridal party to enjoy.
3590 Valkaria Rd, Malabar, FL 32950, Phone: 321-499-4232
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24.Waldorf Astoria Orlando
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Bringing the world-renowned service of the Waldorf to Orlando, the Waldorf Astoria is a luxury wedding event location that is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime, whether they be with groups of 100 or small gatherings of family and loved ones. Weddings here begin with the onsite wedding planner learning about the soon to be married couple, listening to their interests and desires, and helping to plan the perfect day based around their dreams and hopes for the big day. With many versatile wedding venues to choose from, from the indoor Grand Ballroom to Signature Island, an outdoor space with sweeping views, the perfect day is easy to imagine at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821, Phone: 407-597-5500
25 Best Wedding Venues in Florida
- Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of bobakphoto - Fotolia.com
- Harmony Gardens Tropical Wedding Garden, Photo: Courtesy of sergojpg - Fotolia.com
- Pier House Resort & Spa, Photo: Courtesy of imagedesigner784 - Fotolia.com
- The Club at Ibis, Photo: Courtesy of producer - Fotolia.com
- Gallery J, Photo: Courtesy of sasuke050201 - Fotolia.com
- Briza on the Bay, Photo: Courtesy of Perge - Fotolia.com
- Historic Shadow Point, Photo: Courtesy of Tomasz Piechel - Fotolia.com
- Key Largo Lighthouse Beach, Photo: Courtesy of pupae - Fotolia.com
- La Jolla Ballroom, Photo: Courtesy of ViDi Studio - Fotolia.com
- Mayfair Hotel & Spa, Photo: Courtesy of valentyn640 - Fotolia.com
- Naples Bay Resort, Photo: Courtesy of whitenoise3 - Fotolia.com
- Orchid Garden at Church Street Station, Photo: Courtesy of tonefotografia - Fotolia.com
- Pavilion Grille, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Citrus Club, Photo: Courtesy of pop_gino - Fotolia.com
- Rosie Creek Farms, Photo: Courtesy of kostyazar - Fotolia.com
- Tampa Club, Photo: Courtesy of Wollwerth Imagery - Fotolia.com
- Bilmar Beach Resort, Photo: Courtesy of Norm - Fotolia.com
- The Cooper Estate, Photo: Courtesy of nataliakabliuk - Fotolia.com
- The Estate on the Halifax, Photo: Courtesy of sonyachny - Fotolia.com
- The Vault, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- The White Room, Photo: Courtesy of lilburd - Fotolia.com
- Treasury on the Plaza, Photo: Courtesy of Yevhenii Kukulka - Fotolia.com
- Up the Creek Farms, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Photo: Courtesy of Anastasiya Kostsina - Fotolia.com
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