These 15 Florida Wedding Venues Will Take Your Breath Away
Florida, famous for its white sand beaches, family-friendly theme parks, bustling cities and natural landscapes, is a sunny destination millions of people escape to each year. And while the Sunshine State has much to offer vacationers, Florida wedding venues have equally as much to offer couples looking to plan their perfect wedding.
Whether you're a newly engaged Floridian or you live somewhere else but dream of saying "I do" at a beach wedding under the sun, you have many options to consider when it comes to Florida wedding venues. With so many must-visit cities and towns—Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Orlando, Palm Beach and the Florida Keys, to name a few—knowing where to begin your wedding venue search can be overwhelming.
That's where we come in. In this guide, we've compiled 15 of our favorite Florida wedding venues, from the coast to Central Florida and beyond, to help you start the wedding planning process. Need more options? Visit The Knot Vendor Marketplace to browse wedding venues in Florida and beyond.
Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach, Florida
South Florida's Benvenuto Restaurant is located in Palm Beach County, and the restaurant's historic building dates back to 1929—when the site was home to the former Rainbow Tropical Gardens. Today, lush gardens continue to surround the architecturally beautiful event space.
Accommodating anywhere from 50 to 350 guests, the family-owned and -operated venue strives to "make your dreams come true" and will pair you with a dedicated manager to guide you through the planning process. What's more, you have options—couples can say "I do" at an outdoor wedding ceremony in the European courtyard or in one of several indoor spaces.
Pelican Club in Jupiter, Florida
Pelican Club by Lessing's Hospitality may very well be what comes to mind when you envision a Florida getaway for your destination wedding day. The palm tree-lined, 7,000-square-foot waterfront event venue is situated on four acres across from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and overlooking Loxahatchee River, and it features both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Start your special day getting ready in an on-site wedding suite before saying "I do" on Pelican Club's all-weather deck—truly one of the best wedding venues in Florida. Then, celebrate cocktail hour with the sunset as your perfect backdrop. Your indoor wedding at Pelican Club can be a fairytale, too, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows providing you and your guests with panoramic views of the water.
Ever After Farms Ranch in Indiantown, Florida
For couples seeking a more rustic South Florida wedding venue, look no further than Ever After Farms Ranch, a Quarter Horse farm accessible from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Ever After offers all couples an inclusive, affordable pricing structure—one price per date, covering the oak tree-filled ceremony site, the 200-person reception area, getting-ready suites, tables, chairs, decorations, signs, audio systems and more. Optional add-ons include a photo booth and wedding day management. This charming, country-chic ranch and its full-service offering prove your dream wedding doesn't need to be beachfront.
The Addison in Boca Raton, Florida
What makes the Addison so special? The Boca Raton estate is a Five Star Diamond Award-winning event venue and a historical landmark designed by architect Addison Mizner in 1926. The South Florida venue offers full-service planning and can cater to both intimate weddings and larger affairs.
Celebrate the start of a new chapter in Old Florida fashion: At the outside courtyard, say your vows surrounded by 100-year-old banyan trees. Inside, entertain family and friends in the private dining room where Mizner hosted his own events in the 1920's. If you're traveling for your big day, you can cap off your destination wedding by enjoying all that Palm Beach County has to offer.
Key Largo Lighthouse Beach in Florida Keys, Florida
Picture this: hosting your wedding ceremony and reception on a white sand beach at a private beachfront Key Largo resort. It sounds too good to be true, but Key Largo Lighthouse Beach can make this dream a reality. The offering here is unique: For what you might spend on a typical five-hour wedding, you can host a four-day, three-night stay on a resort—where your guests are the only guests.
Key Largo Lighthouse Beach couples select from two destinations, Coral Beach and Hidden Beach, before building an all-inclusive wedding package. Base packages include tables, chairs, lighting, a ceremony arch, a backup tent and a day-of coordinator. Add-ons include a welcome party/rehearsal dinner, a morning-after brunch and much more. With the venue's budget-friendly options, a special event like this doesn't have to cost you a fortune.
Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West, Florida
Farther south, beyond Key Largo, is Key West—home to Southernmost Beach Resort. Within the resort are four different venues, South Beach, Oceanfront Beach, Tranquility Veranda, and West Lawn, and each serves a different purpose. Want to watch the sunset with up to 200 guests? Select the shores of South Beach. For a more intimate coastal setting, opt for Oceanfront Beach. The poolside Tranquility Veranda is perfect for more casual couples, and the West Lawn, with its palm trees and ocean views, falls somewhere in between. No matter the setting you select, you can't go wrong with a Florida destination wedding here.
The Treasury on the Plaza in St. Augustine, Florida
Downtown St. Augustine is the location of another 1920's Florida treasure: The Treasury on the Plaza. The historic event space first opened as a bank in the twenties, and today modern updates have been incorporated with classic features to create a truly elegant wedding venue.
The showstopper of the Treasury is the Vault Bar, a marble and granite bar located inside an original 1927 bank vault. The Grand Foyer, with original details like a hand-carved wooden concierge desk, hand-painted wood-beam ceilings, a deposit table, and an aged brass letterbox, is another area that is sure to capture your guests' attention.
Paradise Cove in Orlando, Florida
Paradise Cove refers to itself as a hidden oasis just beyond Orlando, and that's absolutely correct. Situated on Lake Bryan, the lakefront property is adorned with tropical foliage, cypress trees, tiki torches, twinkle lights and more, creating an idyllic, faraway atmosphere just two miles down the road from Disney.
When you book your special event at Paradise Cove, the venue and its wonderful outdoor spaces become exclusively yours during your big day. Whether you prefer casual fare or more elevated cuisine, build your dream menu from the location's list of over 18 caterers. Paradise Cove has your grand entrance covered, too: Speed up to your ceremony on the Paradise Cove boat. (The driver will even do a 360 degree spin in front of your guests!)
Breakers West Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida
A traditional wedding day experience can be had at Breakers West Country Club in West Palm Beach. Do you want to host your ceremony on the green? Of course, there's a golf course to do just that. Other Breakers West amenities include a five-hour signature bar, a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and specialty stations, a sit-down or station-style dinner, custom wedding cake design services, wine service with dinner, and a champagne toast. Accommodating 20 to 250 guests, Breakers West Country Club is ready for your wedding weekend—from rehearsal dinner until the last dance.
Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida
Located steps from the Gulf of Mexico, Sirata Beach Resort is one of the best Florida wedding venues for beach lovers. Get married on the sand and then celebrate under Sirata's Coconut Palm Pavilion tent. You can also head inside and host your reception in the Majestic Palm Ballroom, the site's largest event space, or upstairs at the Royal Palm Ballroom penthouse overlooking the gulf and Boca Ciega Bay. No matter how you choose to celebrate, your big day at Sirata will look and feel like a romantic, tropical getaway.
Town Manor on the Lake in Auburndale, Florida
If your dream wedding looks like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, you can make that dream a reality at Town Manor on the Lake. The venue itself is a historic lakefront estate (and a bed-and-breakfast) dating back to 1933. What could be more picturesque than saying "I do" under a white gazebo, with Central Florida's Lake Juliana as your backdrop? Other charming details include a heart-shaped topiary, a pier and an outdoor fireplace.
Led by professional event coordinator Nandy Town, the Town Manor on the Lake team provides couples with an all-inclusive wedding package, handling everything from centerpieces to entertainment to day-of coordination. Here, you can relax before and during your special event, surrounded by nature, knowing your needs are covered.
The Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida
Industrialist inventor Powel Crosley Jr. built Sarasota's Powel Crosley Estate for his wife in 1929. And what a gift the winter home was—the 11,000-square-foot mansion has 21 rooms, 10 baths and a carriage house, and it sits on 60 acres of land. The property was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, at which point it transformed into the outstanding Florida wedding venue it is today.
A look inside and outside the Powel Crosley Estate will have you ready to pack your bags and head to your destination wedding on the property. The historic, elegant interior feels like something out of a fairytale, and the lawn, with views of the Sarasota Bay, is equally as dreamy.
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina is yet another gorgeous option for beach enthusiasts. The full-service Fort Myers resort sits on a quarter mile of white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from its stunning views, the resort is a great wedding day option for another reason: the amenities. Before and after your big day, you and your guests can head to the spa and then head outdoors to kayak, stand-up paddle board, go on a dolphin tour or take part in a fishing excursion. The Pink Shell offering will have you wondering: Why have a wedding day when you can have a wedding weekend?
Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida
English-style gardens, stone fountains, oak trees—these are just a few of the delights you'll find at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club in Jacksonville. The DuPont mansion was built in 1926, and in 1984 the estate was converted into a private membership club. You could be one of many couples who wed in the immaculate formal English gardens along the St. Johns River. The venue, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, exudes elegance and tradition while providing wedding parties with modern amenities. It's historic, it's beautiful, and it's truly a standout wedding venue.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, Florida
Little Palm Island is the kind of place you wouldn't find unless you were looking for it, and it's intended to be that way. To get to the private island, you have to travel by car to an unassuming dock off the highway in the Florida Keys, and then by yacht—in this case, the Truman yacht. To say the journey is worth it is an understatement. The lush, secluded island is an oasis, which is probably why it's a popular destination for celebrities (and even U.S. presidents).
Your private wedding on Little Palm Island can happen in one of three ways. The Steal Away package is meant for intimate weddings (2-12 guests, including you and your partner). The Island I Do package covers gatherings of 13-40. Finally, for a steep price tag, the Exclusively Yours package allows you to rent out the entire island for up to 60 guests. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and so is a trip to Little Palm Island.