Hip Wedding Hotels

From premier event planning to luxe bridal suites, here are some of the best hotels for your Florida wedding.

Elegant Ballroom

The Vinoy Ballroom at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg has been restored to its 1925 elegant state, boasting arched ceilings, grand chandeliers, and comfortable seating for up to 500 guests. “It is notoriously one of the most beautiful places to get married in the state,” says Heather Snively of Weddings Unique. (727) 894-1000

Outdoor Elegance

Once the largest private estate in Key West, The Gardens Hotel is now home to the Peggy Mills Botanical Gardens. Say your “I dos” surrounded by palm trees and beautifully blooming flowers, and then lead your guests through the private alcoves filled with colorful butterflies to your reception dinner. (305) 294-2661

Great Perk

The Mayfair Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of Coconut Grove, is home to the 4,500-square-foot Jurlique Spa. You or your guests can indulge in a citrus salt glow or a Zen harmony facial before or after the big day. Another bonus: all of the rooms are suites and come equipped with deep-soaking tubs on the terrace for the ultimate in relaxation. (305) 441-0000

Romantic Suite

Revel in your newly married status inside the Honeymoon Cottage at the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville. Situated in the Inn’s McKenzie Gardens, the cottage was originally built in 1885, but a recent renovation have provided all the modern amenities a newlywed could ask for: complete seclusion, a full kitchen and bath, fireplaces in the living room and bedroom, and a Jacuzzi bath. (352) 373-6760

Fine Dining

The District Five Restaurant in The Lexington Orlando Hotel offers private dining rooms and separate alcoves that will give your rehearsal dinner a sense of privacy without feeling alienated. “It has a sophisticated, urban vibe and décor that couples are looking for when hosting an intimate dinner,” explains event planner Lisa Konecny of E Events. (407) 843-8700

Group Accommodations

Snively tipped us off to the Marriott World Center in Orlando, which has spacious and reasonably priced rooms, plus a huge swimming pool for your guests to splash around in. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s located in the heart of the city, which makes getting to any and every tourist destination a snap. (407) 206-2300

Star Service

Wedding planning will seem like a breeze with help from the wedding coordinators at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. They will guide you in every wedding day detail, from the menu (they’ll put together a culinary presentation that will tantalize the taste buds) to planning your grand exit in a vintage car. (904) 827-1888

Luxe Locale

Although it can be pricey, Jackie Farah says it’s worth it to hold your affair at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami. “It simply has the best catering, menu, and service a hotel can offer,” she says. Located on celebrated Brickell Key, the hotel features a Grand Ballroom with 18-foot ceilings, award-winning restaurants and bars, and a world-class spa with amazing views of the bay. (305) 913-8288

Courtesy of Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club/Marriott International, Inc.

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