Florida serves as the backdrop for hundreds of weddings every day. Guests come from near and far to celebrate, and the Sunshine State never disappoints. There are literally hundreds of possible wedding venues for couples to choose from. A laid-back beach locale, or an upscale castle — it’s all in play.
We’re here to narrow the list down to some of the most unique, gorgeous possible locations to say “I do.” We’ve compiled a list of Florida’s 12 most memorable wedding venues. These award-winners were chosen based on reviews, scenery, unique features, and our own extra subjective criteria.
So now that you’ve got the engagement behind you, the planning fun can really begin. Happy hunting!
Unique Florida Wedding Venues
In their own words: Alys Beach exudes romance, beauty, and charm. Whether on the beach or within the town, there are myriad of spectacular venues for a wedding ceremony and reception. Parks and greens are linked by a network of walking paths, that connect the community with the beach and offer variety of unforgettable settings for a beach wedding like no other. The walkable town ensures guests won’t be far from the reception location, and can quickly begin celebrating the couple’s new life together.
In their own words: Allow the old-world romanticism of St. Augustine to set the stage for one of the most anticipated days of your life. Give your story a wonderful beginning by inviting enchantment into every detail, from the magnificent Moroccan architecture and furnishings, to the cobblestone-paved streets, to the sparkling waters of the bay. When you choose one of the most picturesque wedding venues in St. Augustine, your ceremony, reception or both become everything you never thought possible.
In their own words: Casa Morada has become a preferred destination for intimate wedding ceremonies, and destination weddings.
- Destination weddings require the booking of all sixteen guest suites for a minimum of 2 – 4 nights.
- We offer private outdoor space for up to 80 guests on our private island, located directly on the Bay. This location is perfect for sunset ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and casual dinners.
- Our beautiful landscaped gardens offer unique settings for a total customizable event.
In their own words: Celebration Hall consists of a 3700 sq ft climate-controlled building and a wide expanse of landscaped and lighted lawns — the perfect venue for small and medium sized weddings! We are just minutes from a number of public beach accesses, restaurants, and even have lodging on site. The Celebration Hall’s maximum occupancy is 300 and can comfortably seat about 200. Whether you are just looking for somewhere to have a reception or a full service wedding, Celebration Hall can make it a magical experience. With expansive grass areas surrounding the Hall, large tents can be easily accommodated for outside dining, dancing, or reception type uses. We have lots of parking too! There is also easy access for limos, shuttles, and other transportation to and from the event.
In their own words: If this is the wedding you’ve always imagined, Postcard Inn is your storybook destination beach wedding destination. Dine and dance under the stars in garden party fashion or choose a unique, retro-inspired setting that is both memorable and budget friendly. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a celebration of your union with up to 1000 of your friends and family, we’ll make your wedding dreams come true.
In their own words: River House is located on the banks of the majestic Matanzas River in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Rich in heritage and history, St. Augustine is a city where romance blossoms, possibilities beckon and traditions are built on pages from the past. River House brings together in one location a stunning waterfront venue for corporate meetings, civic milestones and personal hallmark events. River House is destined to be the center of St. Augustine’s social activity complete with dining and workshop facilities. No other location in St. Augustine offers a four star facility directly on the intra-coastal waterway. Like her signature oak leaf crest, River House embodies romance and renewal; strength and longevity and loyalty and passion. All blended artfully with old world charm, creative flair and a hint of the tastefully imaginative.
In their own words: Just one look and it’s clear to see why those looking to tie the knot fall in love at first sight with Steinhatchee Landing Resort—it’s simply the perfect destination for the ultimate in Florida Gulf Coast weddings. Brides and grooms love that an on-site wedding coordinator will assist with every detail of their big day, from catering and entertainment to reception festivities and photography. Wedding packages for your picture-perfect wedding in Steinhatchee, Florida are available. Steinhatchee Landing Resort is the premier choice for destination weddings in Florida for good reason. Steinhatchee Landing Resort, located on 35 glorious acres, offers lovely options for weddings ceremonies. An outdoor gazebo and sprawling green lawns along the Steinhatchee River provide scenic settings for smaller wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and tented receptions as well as cocktail parties and anniversary celebrations.
In their own words: The beautifully restored Sundy House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and remains one of the country’s premier wedding destinations. Consider our courteous staff your partners in planning your special day and providing you peace of mind. Choose from an array of special packages, some of which can be personalized just for you. A full acre of lush tropical wonder surrounds this historic home and award-winning restaurant with three distinct dining rooms. Guests meander down quiet coral paths, discovering Savannah-style gazebos and benches hidden among streams and waterfalls. The Taru Gardens, our Cenote freshwater pond and expansive Sundy House lawn provide stunning backdrops for ceremonies, cocktail receptions and bridal showers.
In their own words: With its majestic architecture and magical gardens on Biscayne Bay, Vizcaya is Miami’s premiere venue for unforgettable special events. Those who have enjoyed an evening at Vizcaya with family, friends, colleagues or clients know there is nothing quite like it! Vizcaya is available for rent every day of the year except for certain major holidays and you and your guests have the exclusive use of the inner courtyard, outside terraces and gardens.
In their own words: Imagine a secluded garden where beauty and serenity combine to provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. The sun streams through a canopy of trees to illuminate lush plants and delicate blooms. The gentle sound of the wind carries the songs of many birds as the enchanting sounds of 60 carillon bells resonate throughout the gardens. Bok Tower Gardens invites you to celebrate your wedding day and reception in a truly natural setting. The splendor of nature provides an exquisite backdrop for your wedding, making memories that last forever. The 205-foot marble and coquina Singing Tower is the focal point of the National Historic Landmark dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1929. The architectural treasure has tile mosaics, sculptures, carvings and custom iron-work. Acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines fashion a lush backdrop of flowering foliage and the spectacular seasonal color of azaleas, camellias and magnolias showcase an ever-changing work of art.
In their own words: You can host a romantic Florida Keys wedding celebration that everyone will remember for years to come because every wedding is personalized. This is not another big resort. You are not a room number here. This is your place. No other guests. And total privacy in one of the world’s great oceanfront wedding destinations. So you can set the mood, and create your Florida Keys wedding package. This is where tuxedos and shorts can mix into your own special Key Largo Lighthouse Beach wedding. We call it “The Elegant Florida Keys Beach Wedding where you Keep Your Shoes On.”
In their own words: The Lightner Museum is renowned throughout Northeast Florida as a premier venue for weddings and celebrations. Built by Henry Flagler in 1888 as an entertainment center for the opulent Ponce De Leon Hotel, it once housed the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. The beautifully restored Historic Pool and Mezzanine features a lofty wood beam ceiling, magnificent twin staircases, and multiple levels of space for dining and entertainment. The property also includes a large outdoor terrace, exquisite Grand Lobby, and lush courtyards. For those who appreciate the art, culture, and history of St. Augustine, the Lightner Museum makes the perfect venue for your wedding or special event.