With the rising popularity of destination weddings, and all the great accoutrements that tie the event together, gorgeous Florida wedding venues are enjoying a higher profile than ever before. Just about everyone who has experienced one, loves a Florida wedding, and today’s couples are no different. Beautiful and accessible, really great weather, and as formal or casual as you require, Florida is a little bit of paradise.
The not-so-well-known fact is the wide range of diversity of Florida’s many wedding-ready properties, from quaint inns to historic hotels to more traditional beach resorts.
Invitations by R Squared is pleased to make these suggestions for your consideration in a Florida destination wedding:
The Florida Keys are always a popular choice and we’ve got a few here for you to look at. Hawk’s Cay features a waterfront gazebo and the space to accommodate a party of up to two hundred for a welcome party, or your rehearsal or reception dinner. The property offers villas instead of hotel rooms, in configurations of one to four bedrooms with kitchens and lovely private terraces and garden or ocean views.
Islamorada gives you the fabulous Casa Morada. A modern décor fused with Latin American antiques gives this small and intimate a tropical and exotic feel. Sixteen suites offer both indoor and outdoor living areas. This is the perfect location for a small and intimate ceremony with a few close friends and family at the water’s edge.
For a larger, more formal destination wedding, there is no more perfect place than the nationally-registered Historic Place that is the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. This 1920s hotel, done in the Mediterranean Revival style features a lovely tea garden for intimate events or go for the 400+ person event in their grand ballroom.
Another fabulous historic resort is the Boca Raton Resort. This Waldorf Astoria location has been hosting incredible events for over eighty years. Ceremonies are held at several locations at the resort, with the most popular being the Mizner Center. Their in-house event planning team, Boca by Design, can organize and stage your welcome party, rehearsal dinner and reception with stellar entertainment and delicious gourmet fare.
Looking at other smaller, more intimate venues will always include the historic inn, The Sundy House. This inn features six lovely rooms with hardwood floors and either patios or balconies. Also featured are five one or two bedroom suites with full kitchens. There two glorious venues where you may choose to hold your ceremony, depending on the size of the party. The Sundy House also offers gourmet catering services.
For the happiest day of your life, why not consider marrying at the happiest place on earth? Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort can give you the fairy tale event of your dreams. Say your vows in their wedding pavilion overlooking Cinderella’s Castle, make your reception a grand ball event and offer your guests the opportunity to purchase specially priced park tickets and lodging accommodations.
The Watercolor Inn at Santa Rosa Beach is an incredible oceanic escape, able to accommodate your every need with traditional hotel accommodations and many vacation homes for your wedding party. The 499 acre estate offers tons of opportunities for exploring nature, either on foot or on one of the many complimentary bicycles available at the resort. Romantic gardens, forest strolls, over five swimming pools and a lake afford your party lots of choices in relaxation before and after the event. Launch your event on a white sugar-sand beach on the inn green or the marina park.
Captiva Island is the epitome of magic and history and the South Seas Island Resort certainly cultivates that magic perfectly. Located on 330 acres on the northern most end of the island, it lends itself to the feeling of privacy and intimacy for your special day. Weddings by Socialites organizes and plans many wedding annually at this location and are a wonderful resource for brides considering a Captiva Island wedding. The available accommodations range from hotel rooms to condos to private homes. Family-friendly amenities include a water park and some of the best beachcombing on the planet.
Florida’s Nature Coast offers the family-run Steinhatchee Landing Resort. Bring all the family you like, since there are fifty one to four bedroom houses available equipped with outstanding amenities, like Jacuzzi tubs, outdoor charcoal grill facilities and lovely screened in patios. They also have their own chapel, the Dancing Waters Chapel, which presents you with a traditional environment of gorgeous stained-glass and antique church pews. If you’re looking for an outdoor venue, consider the riverside gazebo. There are even facilities to hose your welcome party and your reception, complete with a gorgeous trellised dance floor.
South Walton County’s Alys Beach and its immediate environs gives you a fantastic location for your welcome party and rehearsal dinner at Caliza, an intimate Moroccan Kasbah with delicious ethnic food and atmosphere galore. Kelly Green is the area’s most popular site for exchanging vows, boasting amazing views of the ocean gulf and nature preserve. Everything is close-in so that the members of your wedding party are never far from any particular venue.
Invitations by R Squared knows that Florida truly does offer an exciting array of destinations to explore together, a place to relax after the hectic period leading up to a wedding and a gloriously romantic subtropical setting. We’re here to help direct you to any resources you may require to make your day most special.