If your ideal wedding venue includes visions of Floridian sand and sun, there are plenty of stunning wedding venues in Florida to make your dreams come true. Still, with so many options to choose from for your big day in the Sunshine State, deciding between all the beautiful venues is no easy feat.
To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve vetted the roster of Florida’s hottest wedding venues and handpicked some of our favorites below; whether you want just a few loved ones in attendance or the entire family tree, these warm-weather spots will suit a variety of wedding styles and sizes.
Here are some of the most red-hot popular wedding venues to say ‘I do’ in Florida:
Constructed in 1896, The Historic Orlo in Tampa offers up an antique ballroom setting – fairytale perfection for weddings. It can accommodate gatherings ranging from intimate parties of 20 to grand celebrations of 300; a dedicated coordinator can handle all your big-day logistics, and the venue comes complete with a full-service kitchen, bridal suite, and elegant outdoor patio.
The Historic Alfred I Dupont Building
For those dreaming of art deco elegance, The Alfred Dupont Tower in Miami is a must-see; built in 1939, this restored skyscraper is among the most exclusive wedding venues in the country, and should be on almost everyone’s short list.
New World Center
Miami Beach, FL
If you’re planning a grand event in Miami Beach, look no further than the epic New World Center. It can host up to 1,200 guests and is the home base for the New World Symphony, – phenomenal acoustics, check! This architectural masterpiece is ideal for sophisticated, large-scale events.
Briza on the Bay
If plenty of freedom to make your own decisions is a must, Bayside Briza in Miami is a cracker. With stunning views of Biscayne Bay, this breezy venue allows you to bring your own beverages and catering – who ordered wedding popcorn and pretty-in-pink Mimosas?
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Lake Buena Vista , FL
This magically unique resort exudes an elegant coastal vibe and consists of three hotels: the Swan, the Dolphin, and Swan Reserve. Multiple event spaces, from tropical courtyards to sandy beaches and traditional ballrooms, are available, as well as some sweet special extras; after-hours events, custom welcome gifts, and appearances by your favorite Disney characters.
Wicked Barley Brewing Company
Not your usual brewery wedding venue, Waterfront Ale House in Jacksonville offers up a picturesque waterfront locale along Goodby’s Creek; featuring a selection of over 20 in-house beers, ciders, and meads, as well as a gastropub menu for your reception, brewing enthusiasts will love every moment of this on-trend venue.
The Barn at Cottonwood Ranch
Embrace rural elegance at Cottonwood Ranch Barn, a venue set on 759 acres of scenic landscape in Callahan, Florida; this delightful spot offers amenities such as a bridal and groom’s lounge, a fully-equipped kitchen, an in-house smokehouse, and a grand gas fire pit – cozy chic amidst expansive privacy.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Fort Lauderdale, FL
If a conventional wedding isn’t your thing, consider Taqueria Bodega Fiesta in Fort Lauderdale. This vibrant Mexican eatery offers up a lively environment and can accommodate the best part of 200 guests; additional locations are also available across Florida.
Situated on the Miami River, Miami Riverhouse at Seaspice combines upscale elegance with a nautical ambiance; invite up to 350 standing guests and enjoy the services of a professional team of decorators, florists, chefs, and entertainers.
Cucina Palm Beach
Palm Beach, FL
Known for its laid-back, Florida-esque charm, Cucina Palm Beach Retreat is perfect for medium-sized weddings of around 100 guests; delectable northern Italian cuisine in a stylish retreat setting – what could be better?
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
For outdoor wedding enthusiasts, Selby’s Garden Oasis comprises 15 acres of botanical beauty in the heart of Sarasota. With its remarkable orchid collections and canopy ecosystems, the venue is teeming with romantic enchantment! Available lawn areas can cater to events anywhere from 30 to 600 guests.
Red Mesa Events
St. Petersburg, FL
Formerly a firehouse, Red Mesa Celebrations in St. Petersburg features three distinct event spaces for up to 175 guests; choose between the rooftop venue, ballroom, or terrace for a personalized experience – decisions, decisions!
Schnebly Redlands Winery
Deep within the Redlands, this winery spans 30 acres of serene tropical gardens, offering up all-inclusive catering options and various event spaces, with the capacity to accommodate up to 400 guests.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Whether on the beach, beside the pool, or on an airy rooftop terrace, spectacular ocean views set a glorious scene for vows. Reception options at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort include the tented Atlantic Pavilion and the chic Everglades Room; upscale resort amenities are also aplenty.
This Tuscan-inspired venue is situated amidst Lake County’s rolling hills. The Grand Lawn features fountains, cypress trees, and stunning views of Lake Siena, and amenities include on-site restaurants, a championship golf course, and a full-service spa.
The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables
Coral Gables, FL
This Mediterranean-chic hotel is set on 150 lush acres. The venue offers elegant ballrooms with arches, wood paneling, and gauze drapes, while on-site activities and opulent guest rooms are also available to further boost the level of fancy schmancy.
Powel Crosley Estate
This magnificent 1920s Mediterranean mansion is accompanied by a breathtaking Sarasota Bay backdrop; choose between the al fresco BaySide Lawn and Pavilion or the vintage-decorated Great Room for an uber-elegant reception.
The Colony Palm Beach
Palm Beach, FL
This British Colonial-inspired boutique hotel is located near Worth Avenue’s high-end shopping and entertainment options, while still capturing the quintessential relaxation of Palm Beach’s charm. Upscale packages include white-glove service and top-shelf cocktails; Manhattan in Palm Beach, anyone?
This 450+ acre preserve stuns with two historic homes and a flagstone courtyard, and the venue is complemented by landscaped grounds; as if that wasn’t enough, panoramic views of Biscayne Bay exquisitely frame the royal palm-lined lawn.
Fairytales and Forevers in Florida
Florida is packed with gorgeous wedding venue options – believe it or not, this list only just skims the surface! Still, it’s a rich collection of particularly lovely, on-trend (and/or timeless classic) options to consider for your Floridian Forever Fairytale!
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