When you think of Florida wedding venues, there are a few things that come to mind. The first is how gorgeous and diverse our state’s natural environment can be – perfect for an outdoor ceremony in some sweet sunsets! Next might be the history of the state. With historic museums hosting incredible exhibits, it is a dream come true to capture these amazing memories in such great locations.
Finding the BEST Florida wedding venues is key to elevating the overall wedding experience. From South Florida to Central Florida to either coast, there are so many beautiful venues that offer everything you need for your big day. BONUS! They’re also located in cities with plenty of activities for your guests to enjoy before and after the celebration! Take a trip with me across the state as we explore five of the best wedding venues for your wedding.
If you’re looking for a truly unique wedding venue, look no further than Vizcaya Gardens in Miami. This beautiful outdoor venue features lush gardens, incredible architecture, and a view over Biscayne Bay. You and your guests will feel like you’ve been transported to another world when you step into this magical setting.
I might be biased, but Vizcaya Gardens is a sensational place where unforgettable memories are waiting to be captured. Whether you’re looking to host your ceremony in the gardens or the courtyard of the main house, you have multiple options to enjoy the breathtaking views and majestic architecture that make it one-of-a-kind!
Staying on the Atlantic side of Florida, the Lightner Museum is a beautiful and exclusive wedding venue in St. Augustine. The museum is inside a historic building that was once a luxury hotel! It features an incredible collection of art and antiques. Your guests will be amazed by the architecture and history of this venue, and you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities throughout the museum.
The Lightner Museum is the perfect venue for a sophisticated and elegant wedding. With its majestic three-story ceiling and twin grand staircases, the Historic Pool creates an immersive experience for you and your guests – it’s perfect for hosting your wedding ceremony! Your guests will enjoy cocktail hour in the Grand Lobby while exploring the first floor’s eclectic collection. From the sandy beaches to historic forts, there is something for everyone to enjoy when they arrive in town. And that’s a win for you too, right?!
Moving into Central Florida, the Ritz Carlton in Orlando is a beautiful and luxurious wedding venue. The hotel offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that are exceptional for both your ceremony and reception. And, because the Ritz Carlton is an all-inclusive resort, you’ll have everything you need for your big day all in one place.
Imagine your perfect day – and the Ritz will do everything in their power to make it happen. From ceremonies in the Citrus Gardens or by the lake-side gazebo, EVERYTHING has been thoughtfully planned out for your unique and momentous occasion! The hotel features two championship golf courses, and the spa offers a variety of treatments to help your guests relax before (or after) enjoying the Orlando scene. Plus, if you want to get away from Orlando, you can also visit the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota and still get all those magical feelings. Hooray for options!!
The Club at Bella Collina is an all-inclusive resort that also offers everything you need for your big day all in one place. Nestled among the rolling hills of Central Florida, Bella Collina offers a one-of-a-kind setting to create your wedding weekend. For the guys, the golf course is designed to take advantage of the natural beauty of the landscape, and the clubhouse restaurant is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a meal after a round of golf or after the wedding rehearsal.
To all my beautiful ladies, the day spa is the ideal place to unwind and pamper yourself. It has a couple’s suite that is luxurious and romantic. AND – it has side-by-side soaking tubs with views overlooking Lake Siena and Lake Apopka so you two can just be cute and silly. Can we just take a moment and soak it all in? Bella Collina is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding weekend as if you are in the Tuscan countryside with your closest friends and family.
Moving across Florida to a Gulf Coast wedding venue, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is a beautiful and very exclusive location. It has a long and rich history in the arts. The museum has become one of the premier art museums in the United States and is home to a wide variety of art, from Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures to Renaissance paintings to contemporary works. I LOVE venues where I can cherish the history AND create your magical experience too!
Three distinct locations are available for your wedding celebration at the Ringling Museum. When the sun sets over Sarasota’s Bayfront Promenade, it illuminates a sky full of stars and lights up with the most breathtaking setting. Your guests will be swept into this magical atmosphere as they enjoy their drinks and appetizers under palm trees or watch a spectacular sunset with you on the Ca’d’Zan terrace! You can also celebrate at the Ca’ d’Zan’s Belvedere Tower or in the museum’s art courtyard. Don’t ask me to pick because I want to photograph them all!
When you are planning your wedding, it is important to find a venue that fits your vision. You want a space that is as unique or traditional as you desire. Whether you want to exchange vows in a historic mansion, a lush garden, or a trendy museum, Florida has the ultimate setting for your wedding day!!
Once you have found your venue, the next step is to book your photographer. You need someone who will help you capture all the memories of your special day. I specialize in wedding photography and videography. We will work together to capture the feelings that made you say yes to your venue. Reach out to me and let’s talk about the services you want for your wedding day.
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