If your ideal wedding includes visions of sand and sun, there are plenty of stunning Florida wedding venues to make your dreams come true. But with so many options for your big day, choosing between all the Sunshine State’s beautiful destinations is not easy.
To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve vetted the roster of Florida 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 our 12 favorite wedding venues in Florida:
Built-in 1896, Tampa’s The Orlo is the perfect venue if your ideal setting is a historic ballroom. From intimate to extravagant, the space can hold 20 to 300 guests. Every detail will be covered by a day-of coordinator, and the space has everything from a full-service kitchen to a bridal suite. It’s no surprise that The Orlo is a recent Wedding Spot Annual Award, Winner. Learn more here.
Location: Miami Beach
For a big Miami Beach bash, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more suitable locale than the New World Center. It offers space for up to 1,200 guests and is the home of the New World Symphony (so you know the acoustics are incredible!).
This architectural gem is a stunning choice for couples who want a polished and sophisticated soirée in an expansive space. Learn more here.
For those who prefer an outdoor venue, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides a breathtakingly beautiful 15 acres of garden space. With some of the world’s most impressive orchid displays and canopy ecosystems, this space exudes romance. You can choose from various lawn spaces for small gatherings of around 30 guests to up to 600 guests. Learn more here.
Who doesn’t love a good brewery wedding? Even better, with a waterfront location on the banks of Goodby’s Creek, Wicked Barley Brewing Company, is more scenic than your typical brewery. Enjoy a waterfront reception, followed by your choice of 20+ house-brewed beers, ciders, and meads, and all the gastropub-style food you can eat. What more could you ask for? Learn more here.
Get out of the city and fall into all the rustic charm that Florida has to offer. The Barn at Cottonwood Ranch sits on 759 beautiful acres. Let your love shine among the simplistic elegance of beautiful ponds, lush grass, and seclusion. The Cottonwood Ranch has A+ amenities, including a bridal lounge, groom’s lounge, downstairs bar, commercial kitchen, an onsite smokehouse, and a large gas fire pit. Learn more here.
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Party animals and fiesta feinds, unite! Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is a festive Mexican restaurant and lounge that’s perfect for those who want less tradition and more tequila. We love the speakeasy meets cantina feel of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and love the idea of wedding guests enjoying chowing down on churros and a build-your-own taco bar. The Fort Lauderdale location can accommodate close to 200 guests, and there are multiple throughout Florida, including South Beach, West Palm Beach, and Aventura. Learn more here.
Located on the Miami River, Seaspice is a blend of posh accommodations within a bright, cheery interior. Enjoy classic nautical touches and panoramic views that showcase the best of Miami’s skyline.
Seaspice easily accommodates up to 350 standing guests and features an experienced team of decorators, florists, mixologists, entertainers, and chefs to help you build your dream event. They even feature 500 feet of docking facilities to give you the grand entrance you deserve. Learn more here.
Do your wedding dreams include visions of art deco? The soaring marble of the Historic Alfred I Dupont Building will make your wildest dreams come true. As one of the most sought-after venues in the country, this art deco skyscraper was built in 1939 and has been perfectly restored to its old glory with new amenities. If you’re looking for a high-end and exclusive event, the Alfred I Dupont Building can’t be beaten. Learn more here.
Location: Palm Beach
Palm Beach is known for its easy breezy beauty and fun-loving atmosphere. If you’re looking to bring that energy to your wedding, Cucina Palm Beach is a great choice. Enjoy coastal northern Italian cuisine in a stylish setting. Cucina Palm Beach will handle your event details, which is ideal for a medium-sized event of about 100 guests. Learn more here.
Miami’s Briza on the Bay is a breezy beachfront offering perks such as the ability to BYOB or choose your own preferred caterer to ensure your vision comes to life.
Invite anywhere from 200 to 700 guests to enjoy the sun and sand on your big day, along with the unique views that only come from Biscayne Bay and its iconic skyline. Get there by boat, car, or helicopter! Learn more here.
Location: St. Petersburg
Looking to try out St. Petersburg for your wedding? Red Mesa Events can help you do it in style, giving weddings of up to 175 people a taste of the best Florida has to offer. Once St. Pete’s firehouse, this renovated space gives you three ways to party.
Choose from the De Santo Rooftop with a third-story overlook of the downtown and a rich, Brazilian Walnut deck plus a 30-foot bar—or opt for the La Florida Ballroom with sparkling chandeliers. You might find the Cantina Terrace your best option, giving you a bubbling fountain and formal seating for 25 in a more intimate setting. Learn more here.
With a tranquil blend of gardens and modern indoor space, the Schnebly Redlands Winery is an ideal choice for those who appreciate the finer things. Deep in the middle of the Redlands among 30 acres of tropical gardens, it features all-inclusive catering from the Redlander Restaurant.
Sneak a view of the waterfall or walk down the paved courtyard path—you can also host your event in the Grand Tiki Ballroom. There are no sub-par choices with this delightful venue that can accommodate up to 400 guests. Learn more here.
Find Your Ideal Florida Wedding Venue
The beautiful part of a Florida wedding is that so much of the decor is lush and nature-inspired. Whether you’re looking to tie the knot on the water or in an elegant ballroom, the best Florida wedding venues are waiting for you. Find more venue options with the EventUp Directory.