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10 Florida Destination Wedding Ideas

Wondering where to host your destination wedding in Florida? Look no further! Check out our list of ideas when booking a venue for your special day.

By Hannah Purvis

If you're planning to get married in the Sunshine State, you're in luck! There are countless incredible wedding venue options to choose from.

Enjoy the crashing waves and white sandy shoreline at a stunning beach wedding ceremony in South Florida, or choose a wedding package for an intimate ceremony in the Casa Monica Resort & Spa in St. Augustine. We can't wait for you to discover our favorite Florida destination wedding ideas. Read on for a little inspiration!

couple on wedding day holding hands on shore
Photo by Focus Photography Mauritius

Say 'I Do' in the Sunshine State!

1. Casa Monica Resort & Spa, St. Augustine

The Casa Monica Resort & Spa is located right in the heart of historic St. Augustine and provides the perfect stay to explore the unique:

  • Shops
  • Galleries
  • Restaurants

Offering up an upscale and intimate ceremony space, this autograph collection resort would make a lovely backdrop to your Florida wedding!

fountain and palm trees in front of resort
Photo Credit: Marriott

2. Disney Fairytale Weddings

For those seeking a little bit of magic on their special day, Disney Fairytale Weddings offers guests a chance to wed in a variety of incredible places throughout the Walt Disney World property in Orlando, Florida.

Whether you're seeking to exchange vows in an iconic location such as Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom, or would prefer something a bit more modest like a small gazebo wedding near Disney's Boardwalk, their incredible team of planners are well equipped to make sure your day is everything you've always dreamed of!

forest wedding ceremony setup at walt disney world
Photo Credit: Disney

3. Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West

If you want to tie the knot amid rich culture and stunning scenery, consider heading to Key West and holding your ceremony in the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Built in the 1930s, the grounds of the Hemingway home are rich with colorful flora and eye-catching architecture. Timeless and beautiful, this venue is highly sought after due to its history, location, and intimate setting amid an acre of private property!

dining tables at wedding reception
Photo Credit: Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

4. The Don CeSar, St. Pete Beach

Located on St. Pete Beach, the bright and colorful hues of The Don CeSar Resort can't be missed. Known for its elegant and luxurious amenities alongside a trendy, upscale atmosphere, this resort is an iconic venue for one of the best beach weddings in Florida. Whether you want to say ‘I Do’ inside the lavishly decorated resort or on the beautiful beach nearby, this venue offers something for everyone.

groom kissing bride on wedding day
Photo Credit: The Don CeSar

5. The Ringling, Sarasota

Another incredibly unique wedding venue, the Ringling Museum of Art, is located south of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast. Couples who enjoy the arts will feel right at home among the galleries of art from all around the world, and will be able to celebrate among the lush and landscaped gardens surrounding the museum. Romantic and timeless, this venue offers couples a wedding day they won't soon forget!

sarasota wedding
Photo Credit: The Ringling Museum of Art

6. The Addison, Boca Raton

The Addison – an estate built in 1926 – is a charming wedding venue that heavily reflects the classy energy of the surrounding area, Boca Raton. Intentionally designed by a prominent architect of the time, this estate promises a ceremony and reception space fit for an elegant affair. Plus, not only does this historic venue provide a beautiful setting, but it also offers in-house catering with highly rated menus, as well as full service event planning, so you don’t have to worry about a thing on your wedding day!

boca raton wedding
Photo Credit: The Addison

7. Villa Woodbine, Miami

The Historic Villa Woodbine, dates back to 1930, when it was built by a prominent businessman as a winter home for his family. Now, it is home to various elegant events, our favorite of which are stunning outdoor weddings! The team at Villa Woodbine prides themselves on offering a full-scale events package, so every minor detail is accounted for. These services include flower arrangements, catering, photography, transportation and more! When you plan your wedding in this Miami oasis, you will truly experience the wedding of your dreams.

miami wedding
Photo Credit: Villa Woodbine

8. The Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg

If you’re looking for a lush and exotic setting for your Florida destination wedding, look no further than the Sunken Gardens in the St. Petersburg area. This garden haven dates back to the early 1900s and is a popular destination for tourists who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. Listen to the relaxing melody of birds in the garden while breathing in fresh air at your intimate garden wedding. A wedding here, means saying ‘I Do’ while surrounded by colorful plants from all around the world!

st petersburg garden
Photo Credit: Sunken Gardens

9. The Bamboo Gallery, Davie

If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in South Florida, you may want to check out The Bamboo Gallery! Sitting on more than 2 acres of lush land, this venue has tiki huts, waterfalls, beautiful foliage and more. You’ll feel as if you’re tying the knot on a tropical island when you book here. Couples who have hosted their special day here in the past, describe the space as magical, so you’re guaranteed to have a special night.

married couple in garden
Photo Credit: The Bamboo Gallery

10. The Cooper Estate, Miami

Offering start to finish wedding planning, The Cooper Estate is the perfect venue for a couple seeking a hands off approach to their wedding day. Booking here ensures a dedicated team looking to bring your vision to life, while allowing you to sit back and focus on enjoying this season together without worry. This historic estate captures the charm of old-school South Florida and has continued to house a thriving plant nursery with local palms, plants, waterfalls and more.

miami wedding couple
Photo Credit: The Cooper Estate

From City to Beach and Everything in Between

No matter the style of ceremony or reception you're looking for, a destination wedding in Florida will promise a beautiful and memorable night for all who attend. We hope you were inspired by some of our favorite Florida Venues! For more destination wedding inspiration, check out our blog. To search for more unique venues, visit The Venue Report and book that special spot today!

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