Exchange your vows in an ancient monastery or a Renaissance courtyard surrounded by roses. Florida’s diverse wedding venues extend from balmy, laid-back private beach weddings, to extravagant reception halls for intimate or grand celebrations. These unique venues are a major dose of inspiration for your big day.
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Built in the 1920s, this pink hotel is a nod to the Gatsby era. Their wide selection of venues include the Private Beach, the Cloister Garden, and the Yacht Club Terrace; but if you’re looking for elegant drama opt for the Cathedral Room. A high-coffered ceiling, stained glass windows and gold-leafed pillows make it a majestic setting for an evening wedding reception—and add in a few candelabras to heighten the romance. If it’s an intimate daytime wedding, the Spa Pool Deck and Garden is cozy yet dramatic, styled after Spain’s beautiful Alhambra Palace. A lush garden, pool and fountains make it extra exotic.
Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, USA, +1 561 447 3000
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Surrounded by a subtropical forest in Coconut Grove, the dreamlike villa of Vizcaya boasts an 18th century Italian-style architecture and lies on the shores of Biscayne Bay. The gorgeous elaborate hallway opens up to a sprawling, geometrically-shaped garden that exudes a romantic air while overlooking the bay. Wedding ceremonies are held in the daytime or in the evening, with multiple venues that seem fit for a royal.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129, USA, +1 305 250 9133
Key Largo Lighthouse
Celebrate your wedding and spend your honeymoon on this secluded beach getaway. The beach venue hosts the ceremony, reception, and provides four nights stay to enjoy intimate time with friends and family. Choose from two venues: Hidden Beach or Coral Beach. Both offer beachfront weddings with spectacular views of the sunset and are completely secluded. This is the place to book for a tranquil setting in the Keys.
Key Largo Lighthouse, 2 Thurmond St, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA, +1 305 432 3135
Designed in the style of Gothic Venetian palaces, The Ringling is an estate-turned-museum built by John Ringling, the circus impresario and one of the five Ringling brothers. The 20-acre waterfront property boasts a beautiful Renaissance courtyard with classical statues like Michelangelo’s David, and Marble’s Rose Garden, which is covered in a forest of roses. Weddings are also held underneath their large collection of Banyan trees—the largest collection of Banyan trees in Florida.
The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA, +1 941 359 5700
Ritz-Carlton in Naples
Let the pink sunset skies and the beach be the backdrop to an elegant wedding ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples. The beach resort offers a garden and beachfront ceremony that accommodates seating for up to 100 guests, while some of their ballrooms can accommodate up to 500 guests. Their Center Court wedding venue offers a stunning backdrop of multi-arched windows and a fountain that creates a luxurious setting. This is the place for the ultra-decadent wedding.
Ancient Spanish Monastery
Have a traditional wedding in the chapel or gardens of this reconstructed 12th century monastery in South Florida. The Ancient Spanish Monastery hosts receptions in the Cloisters, or arched hallway that surrounds the gardens. The property is built on over 20 acres of Spanish oaks, Banyan trees and other subtropical vegetation that exude a peaceful atmosphere. Chapel weddings include an organist and pipe organ or portable keyboard player to make the ceremony extra special.
Vista Lago Ballroom
Perched in front of Hidden Lake, the Vista Lago Ballroom boasts elegant details like high ceilings, lavish chandeliers and wood floors. Plus, the lake boasts a 20-foot high illuminated fountain, and there’s ample parking to accommodate guests.
Vista Lago Ballroom, 12800 SW 128th St, Miami, FL 33186, USA, +1 786 458 4426
The Breakers Luxury Palm Beach Resort
Famed for their wedding receptions, The Breakers in Palm Beach offers over-the-top majestic venues that make any wedding a dream. The Mediterranean Ballroom is styled after the galleries of Italian villas and features frescoed ceilings, Venetian-style chandeliers, checkered floors, and a wall covered completely in 15-foot arched windows that overlook a courtyard with Renaissance statues. Enchanted yet?
The Lange Farm
Say your vows in the charming Garden House of the Lange Farm. Half an hour away from downtown Tampa, the property boasts an 80-acre land with plenty of fresh air to take in and scenic natural hills to stroll through. The picturesque farm is the perfect cozy atmosphere to host a wedding with loved ones.
Lange Farm, 33520 Lange Farm Rd, Dade City, FL 33525, USA, +1 352 588 4633
Sail through the sea aboard a luxury mega-yacht in Miami. Seafair Miami’s vessels are 228 feet long, with four decks that offer ample space to host an extravagant wedding. A glamorous sky deck offers unobstructed views of Miami’s striking skyline and an unforgettable view of the sunset. Packages include event planning, gourmet catering, entertainment and staffing. The yacht is docked at Miami’s Bayfront Park, but can sail from Miami to Palm Beach.
Seafair Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131, USA, +1 305 713 5030
Say “I do” in the historic Lightner Museum in St. Augustine—Florida’s oldest city. Formerly the Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler, the museum houses collections from Tiffany jewels to 19th century decorative art, and makes a grand setting for a memorable wedding. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available, like the Historic Pool, Grand Lobby, and Outdoor Courtyards, able to accommodate from 50 to 350 wedding guests.
Lightner Museum, 75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA, +1 904 824 2874