If you're thinking about getting married outside, there are many beautiful places to go - that's why we told you about our ten favorite outdoor wedding venues in the U.S., and followed up with a series on Hawaii! However, we think that Florida deserves some extra attention. The weather is reliably warm, the beaches are beautiful, and the stunning blue of the sky and ocean provide the perfect backdrop for your photos. What's more, your guests will be excited to take a vacation in order to celebrate you and your beloved! Here are our eight all-time favorite places to get married outside in Florida. Wherever you choose to go, you'll be happy that you did!
8 Beautiful Places To Get Married Outside In Florida
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Host your wedding on the edge of Boca Ciega Bay, at the mystical Treasure Island. Your outdoor wedding will have backdrops of the sea and the setting sun. The expansive windows of the reception area bring the outside in, while the bayside or poolside pavilion are ideal for ceremonies.
Address: 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, Florida 33706
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Have your pick of outdoor venues, from ocean-side at a private beach, poolside, or even on the rooftop terrace. The Pelican’s terrace has a gazebo that frames the ocean view while you say your vows. The resort can host your reception under the tent of their atlantic pavilion, or in their indoor Everglade room.
Address: 2000 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
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3. The Cocoplum
Put your wedding into the hands of some of the best wedding planners at The Cocoplum in Coral Gables. With a choice of indoor or outdoor ceremonies, you can hold your wedding in the gorgeous courtyard, and the reception in the elegant Grand Ballroom. Say “I do” in front of a grand old tree, symbolizing your growing relationship.
Address: 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33143
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The Bayou Club’s beautiful lawn is ideal for a wedding ceremony, although it normally acts as a golf course. The lawn looks out onto calming ponds and hills. The terrace or pool area gives a festive reception vibe, while the indoor options have fantastic views. Every wedding caters to the bride’s individual taste and needs — making your day even more unique.
Address: 7979 Bayou Club Boulevard, Largo, Florida 33777
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Start off your marriage at the palm tree-lined celebration of nature at the Fairchild Gardens. With lily ponds, water features, flowers, and foliage, your wedding will blossom like the surroundings. The money you put down for the wedding helps to support the botanical gardens, and the conservation of tropical plants. With 83 acres, the gardens can hold hundreds of guests if need be.
Address: 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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Forget destination weddings, the Balinese inspired gardens of Samsara are just as good as a tropical wedding venue. With waterfalls, koi ponds, and gardens, the serenity of the venue compliments its extravagance. Say your vows in front of a peaceful pond, and hold your reception under the stars at a hand-carved wooden pavilion.
Address: (withheld for privacy) Redland, Florida 33031
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With lush gardens for outdoor ceremonies, the Bonnet House Gardens are ideal for tying the knot. Get together in the veranda lawn, or the palm-tree lined courtyard. There’s tram transportation that can bring your friends and family to the main house, in a natural barrier island habitat.
Address: 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Exchange your vows right on the beach at The Bath Club— what could be more idyllic! Another outdoor option is to have your ceremony or welcome reception in the romantic courtyard, with palm trees aplenty. With ballrooms and lounges to host the party, your reception will be a hit.
Address: 5937 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
This article was written by Clara Hudson.