It’s easy to understand why Florida is a hot-spot location to host a destination wedding. With white sand beaches and favorable weather year-round, couples and their guests can make wedding weekend into a beach vacation with something to offer for all. As long as you’re within the U.S., no passport needed to jet off to a beautiful, almost-Caribbean Florida Beach.
The Bridal Retreat’s wedding planners Kristin Sullivan and Brittany Morrell both live and work in Florida, so they are truly the Florida wedding venue experts! Below is a roundup of some of their favorite past and upcoming wedding venues in Florida. As always, you tell us what you want for your wedding, and we help with the rest!
Our Top 5 Florida Wedding Venues:
The Palm Tree Escape Airbnb: Experience waterfront bliss at Kristin’s riverside suite in Fort Myers Shores, Florida. Kristin’s 1 bed 1 bath Airbnb has dedicated dock space, where you can dock a boat to get married or get married at a golf course down the road. You tell us what you want for your wedding and we can help fill in all the blanks—officiant, flowers, music, food!
The Beachhouse: This 5 bed/4 bath “ocean oasis” in IslaMorada, FL makes it easy to envision enjoying every moment of your wedding week. The contemporary (yet beachy) inside offers enough space to entertain nightly meals or happy hour for your guests. In addition, there’s a beautiful, resort-style, private pool overlooking the beach. Best of both worlds?!
Legacy Lane: This Tampa, FL mansion in Brooksville, FL is self-described where “country elegance meets southern hospitality.” This spectacular setting is the perfect backdrop for reminiscing and rejoicing with friends and family. The venue hosts up to 30 guests from Friday – Sunday. Guests have exclusive, private use of three on-site locations including the farmhouse, whitehouse, and bunkhouse for the entirety of your stay.
Upcoming Wedding Venues with The Bridal Retreat:
The Don Cesar: This beautiful “pink palace” hotel and resort is a dream backdrop for the beachfront wedding of your dreams. The Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach, FL offers all the luxury add-ons for the wedding party and guests. From specialty cocktails crafted by the on-site mixologist, to farewell brunches, every detail is available at this “…timeless. Majestic. Cool” venue. In early May, we will take you behind the scenes of wedding day at The Don Cesar—stay tuned!
Longboat Key Club: This picturesque resort in Longboat Key, FL, not far from Sarasota, prides themselves on customizing wedding ceremonies. Receptions down to the smallest detail is a strength of this venue. From dramatic themes to serene beach settings, Longboat Key is the backdrop of a bride’s beach wedding dream. The on-site offerings are difficult to beat—from on-site spa services for hair and makeup, to 45 holes of Championship golf, to the pristine white-sand beaches, Longboat Key is the Florida destination with something for everyone. Follow us on Instagram in June for a BTS to wedding day at Longboat Key Club.
Plan your Florida destination wedding with The Bridal Retreat today.
Is Florida your dream wedding destination? The Bridal Retreat’s wedding planning team is based in Florida and has lived and worked in and around all the hot spot destinations—from Key West to Destin, we are here to assist you with your Florida or destination wedding. Contact us today for a free consultation for your wedding-planning needs.
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