Thursday, May 29, 2008

South Florida Beach Wedding Venues

So you want to have a Florida beach wedding? With over 663 miles worth of beaches, you've decided to get married in the right state. To list all of the beaches that we consider to be good Florida wedding venues would be way to long so we've decided to break it down into more "manageable" lists. For our first list of Florida beach wedding venues we will focus on south Florida. South Florida wedding venues are diverse but beach weddings can be simply amazing. South Florida is considered to be the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Though technically part of South Florida, the Florida Keys tends to get thrown in this designation even though, technically, Monroe County stretches to the west coast of Florida via the Everglades. Anyways, our South Florida beach wedding venues lists includes beaches in the Florida Keys.

Palm Beach County Beaches
  • Carlin Park
  • Coral Cove Park
  • Dubois Park
  • Gulfstream Park
  • Juno Beach Park
  • Jupiter Beach Park
  • Loggerhead Park
  • Ocean Cay Park
  • Ocean Inlet Park
  • Ocean Reef Park
  • Ocean Ridge Hammock Park
  • Peanut Island Park
  • Phil Foster Memorial Park
  • R. G. Kreusler Park
  • South Inlet Park

For more information on beach weddings in Palm Beach County, visit:

Broward County Beaches

  • Deerfield Public Beach
  • North Ocean Park
  • Pompano Public Beach
  • Lauderdale by the Sea Public Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale City Beach (North Area)
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • Fort Lauderdale City Beach (Central Area)
  • Fort Lauderdale City Beach (South Area)
  • John U. Loyd Beach State Park
  • Dania Beach
  • North Beach Park
  • Hollywood Beach
  • Hallandale Beach (North Beach)

Miami-Dade County Beaches

  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Haulover Beach
  • Bal Harbour
  • Surfside
  • North Shore Open Space Park
  • 72nd Street Beach
  • 64th Street Beach
  • 53rd Street Beach
  • 46th Street Beach
  • 35th Street Beach
  • 21st Street Beach
  • Lummus Park
  • South Pointe Park
  • Hobie Beach
  • Virginia Key Beach
  • Crandon Park
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
  • Matheson Hammock County Park
  • Homestead Bayfront Park
  • Biscayne Park

Florida Keys

  • Cannon Beach
  • Far Beach
  • Harry Harris County Park
  • Upper Matecumbe County Park
  • Anne's Beach
  • Sombrero Beach
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Bahia Honda State Park
  • Boca Chica Beach
  • Smathers Beach
  • C.B. Harvey Rest Beach Park
  • Clarence S. Higgs Memorial Beach
  • Dog Beach
  • South Beach
  • Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach
  • Simonton Street Beach

Note: Our list of Florida beach wedding venues are city, county, state and national parks. Permits may be required to perform wedding ceremonies. You should give yourself plenty of time to do your research when planning a Florida beach wedding. Questions that you will want to ask, amongst others, include, rules and regulations, times permitted, maximum attendance requirements, and accesibility.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Daytona Beach Wedding Venues

For most, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Daytona Beach is premiere NASCAR racing. Look beyond the roar of the Daytona International Speedway and you will find an amazing place to have a Florida wedding. Beaches, parks, and resorts offer some excellent Florida wedding venues. Here is our list of top Florida wedding venues in Daytona Beach:

  • La Playa Resort & Suites
  • Sunset Harbor Yacht Club
  • Oaks Golf & Country Club
  • Chapel In the Garden
  • Riverside Pavilion
  • Pelican Bay Country Club
  • Halifax Plantation Golf Club
  • Ponce Inlet Community Center
  • Halifax Plantation Golf Club
  • Sugar Mill Country Club
  • Daytona Beach - as in 23 miles of beach!
  • 27th Avenue Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Flagler Avenue Park
  • Oceanfront Park (Historic Bandshell)
  • Ora Street Park
  • Smyrna Dunes Park
  • Tom Renick Park
  • Winterhaven Park
  • Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site
  • DeBary Hall Historic Site
  • romantic cruises down the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens
  • A Tiny Cruise Line
  • The Coral Sands Inn and Seaside Cottages
  • River Queen II
  • Numerous first class resorts throughout the city

If you are looking for Florida wedding venues that offer something for everyone, check out Daytona Beach and it's wide, diverse selection of Florida wedding venues. Did we miss something on our list of Daytona Beach Wedding Venues? Let us know and we'll add it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Vero Beach Wedding Venues

If you are looking for some of Florida's best beaches, head for the Treasure Coast and the town of Vero Beach. Vero Beach is known for the quality of it's beaches and surf. If you are looking for a Florida beach wedding, you will want to check out Vero Beach wedding venues. Vero Beach wedding venues are definately diverse; from Florida beach weddings to resort weddings... their is something for everyone here. Our Vero Beach wedding venues that we have found are the best include the following:

  • Bethel Creek House
  • Cafe Du Soir
  • Disney's Vero Beach Resort
  • Dodger Pines Country Club
  • Environmental Learning Center
  • Hawk's Nest Golf Club
  • Humiston Park
  • Jaycee Park
  • John's Island
  • McKee Botanical Garden
  • Orchid Island Villas
  • Red Stick
  • Riverside Park Large Pavilion
  • Sandridge Golf Club
  • South Beach
  • The Club at Pointe West
  • The Driftwood Resort
  • The Grand Pavilion
  • The Heritage Center And Citrus Museum
  • Toccoa Pearl
  • Vero Beach Country Club
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art
  • Vero Beach Resort
  • Vista Royale Golf & Country Club

Want to add your Florida wedding experience to our list of Vero Beach wedding venues or other Florida wedding venues? Just put your information in the comments below.

Lakeland Wedding Venues

It might be a small little town in central Florida but there are quite a few wonderful Lakeland wedding venues. If you are looking for Florida wedding venues that offer a small town, old Florida feel, then a wedding in Lakeland might just be the one. Here is our top Lakeland Florida wedding venues list:
  • Chalet Suzanne
  • Florida Southern College (particularly the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Annie Pfeifer Chape
  • Historic Bok Sanctuary
  • Hollis Garden
  • Homeland Heritage Park
  • Lake Mirror Promenade
  • Numerous chapels and churches of all denominations, from small to large!
  • Polk County Historical Museum
  • Polk Museum of Art
  • Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God
  • The Lake Wales Arts Center
  • Town Manor on the Lake B &B
  • Unique bed and breakfast inns
  • Westgate River Ranch

If you were married in Lakeland and want to share your experience, please post it in the comments sections below. We will post your wedding location in our Lakeland wedding venues list. If you were married somewhere else in Florida, add your site to our other Florida wedding venues lists... just post your experience in the respective post.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sarasota Wedding Venues

The west coast of Florida offers some of the most beautiful and romantic Florida wedding venues. The beaches in Sarasota county, in particular the beaches found on Siesta Key and Lido Key are considered to be some of the beast beaches in all of Florida. So, if you're looking for a Florida beach wedding, you've come to the right place. Our list of Sarasota wedding venues is as follows:

  • Siesta Key
  • Lido Key
  • Longboat Key
  • Nokomis Beach
  • Ringling Museum of Art
  • Sarasota Garden Club
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Main Street
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens
  • Venice Beach
  • Anna Maria Island
  • Bradenton Beach
  • Palm Bay Club
  • Whitney Beach
  • Mixon Fruit Farms
  • Numerous resorts for all tastes and sizes
  • Sarasota B&B's

Have you been married in Sarasota? We would love to hear about your experience and add you wedding site to the above Sarasota wedding venues list. Just put your comments in the box below and we'll publish it.

Naples Wedding Venues

Just south of busy Tampa and north of Florida's largest National Park (the Everglades), is the sophisticated gulf side Florida town of Naples. There are many beautiful and charming Naples wedding venues... from beach weddings to in-town favorites, you will not be disappointed in your choice of Florida wedding sites found in Naples. The top Naples wedding venues are:
  • Clam Pass Park and Beach
  • Collier-Seminole State Park
  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area and Beach
  • Grey Oaks Country Club
  • Hotel Escalante
  • LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
  • Lely Barefoot Beach
  • Lemon Tree Inn
  • Links of Naples
  • Lowdermilk Park and Beach
  • Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park
  • Naples Bath & Tennis Club
  • Naples Botanical Garden
  • Naples Grande Beach Resort
  • Naples Grande Golf Club
  • Naples Lakes Country Club
  • Naples Princess Cruises
  • Naples Zoo At Caribbean Gardens
  • Park at 8th Avenue
  • South Stonebridge Country Club
  • The Inn on Fifth
  • The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
  • The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort Naples
  • The Ritz-Carlton Naples
  • The von Liebig Art Center
  • United Church of Christ
  • Valencia Golf Course
  • Vanderbilt Beach
  • Vanderbilt Country Club
  • Veterans Community Park

If you looking for wedding venues in Florida that offer top tier service and money is not a factor, Naples wedding venues are a good bet. Our list of Naples wedding venues is nowhere near complete. If you have a site that we don't have listed on our Naples wedding venues list... let us know in the comments section. We'll be glad to add it. For other Florida wedding venues, check out our other posts.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Key West Wedding Venues

150 miles south of Miami, and about 90 miles to Havana Cuba, you'll find the small island community of Key West. The southernmost point in the continental United States, Key West has some of the most unique Florida wedding venues. Only 4 miles long by 2 miles wide, Key West is a little island with a lot of wedding venues. Perhaps a little pricier than most Florida wedding venues, there are plenty of Key West wedding venues that can be affordable, if not absolutely free. If you are looking for Florida wedding venues that are the "same old thing", Key West probably isn't for you. But if you are looking for Florida wedding venues that are unique, exciting, romantic and fun... take a trip down US 1. Don't forget about the rest of the Florida Keys... there are some great Florida wedding venues down this long island chain.

  • Heritage House Museum & Robert Frost Cottage
  • Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
  • Old Town Manner -- formerly Eaton Lodge
  • Oldest House Museum and Gardens
  • Sebago Catamarans
  • Southernmost Hotel Collection
  • Avalon Bed and Breakfast
  • Beachside Resort
  • Crown Plaza La Concha
  • Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
  • The Reach Resort
  • Casa Marina
  • Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
  • West Martello Towers
  • East Martello Towers
  • Smathers Beach
  • South Beach
  • Southernmost Point
  • Southernmost House
  • Audubon House
  • Mallory Square
  • Schooner Appledore
  • Schooner Western Union
  • St. Pauls Episcopal Church
  • Old Stone Church
  • St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church
  • The Westin Key West Resort & Marina
  • Curry Mansion
  • Harry S Truman Little White House
  • Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage
  • Key West Golf Club
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
  • Yankee Freedom II Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry (on-board wedding/not at park)

If you got married in Key West or know of other Florida wedding venues (Key West or elsewhere in Florida), let us know and share your experience. Post your Florida wedding experience in the comment section below or on any of our posts about Florida wedding venues.

Miami Wedding Venues

South Florida offers so many Florida wedding venues. The variety alone in Miami can keep you searching for days! Our list of Miami wedding venues ranges from beach weddings to historic landmarks to beautiful tropical Miami resort weddings. If you are looking for Florida wedding venues with a tropical flair withough leaving the United States, Miami is a good bet. Here are the more popular Miami Florida wedding venues to help you get started in your search:
  • Art Deco area of Miami Beach

  • Bal Harbour Beach

  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach

  • Biltmore Hotel

  • Biscayne Bay National Park

  • Celebrations Ballroom

  • Coconut Grove area

  • Coral Castle

  • Coral Gables Area

  • Coral Gables' Venetian Pool

  • Crandon Park Beach

  • Deering Estate

  • Douglas Entrance

  • Everglades National Park

  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

  • Fruit & Spice Park

  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum

  • Grand Salon Reception Hall

  • Haulover Beach Park

  • Hobie Beach/Windsurf Beach

  • Homestead Bayfront Park

  • Koubek Mansion and Gardens

  • MetroZoo

  • Miami Beach - Central

  • Miami Beach - North

  • Miami Beach - South Beach

  • South Pointe Park

  • Miami City Club

  • Miami Shores Country Club

  • Monastery of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux

  • Oleta State Recreation Area

  • Parrot Jungle

  • Santa's Enchanted Forest

  • Miami Seaquarium

  • Sunny Isles Beach

  • Surfside

  • The Barnacle

  • The Zen House

  • Virginia Key Beach - North

  • Virginia Key Beach - South

  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Did you have your wedding in Miami? Our list of Miami Florida wedding venues is growing and we want to add your experience to our list. Post your experience in the comments box below. Looking for small town Florida wedding venues? You might want to check out our posts on St. Augustine wedding venues or our Amelia Island wedding venues post.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tampa wedding venues

Tampa wedding venues are diverse but magical. Of all of the west coast Florida wedding venues, Tampa can provide you with a wedding to remember, on any sort of budget. From small beach weddings to large resort style weddings, our list of Tampa wedding venues will help you get started finding the right place to have a wedding.

Did you have a wedding in Tampa? Let's hear about it! Post your Tampa wedding experience in the comments section below the Tampa wedding venues list and let us know where you had your Tampa wedding. We will add it to the Tampa wedding venues list.

Here are the top Tampa wedding venues:
  • Over 165 city, county and state parks and beaches
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Busch Gardens
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • University of Tampa
  • Ybor City
  • Channelside
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Belleair Beach
  • Belleair Shore
  • Indian Rocks Beach
  • Indian Shores
  • Redington Shores
  • N. Redington Beach
  • Redington Beach
  • Madeira Beach
  • Treasure Island
  • Saint Pete Beach
  • Tierra Verde
  • Hyde Park
  • Westchase Golf Course
  • Lettuce Lake Park
  • Countryway Golf Club
  • Old Memorial Golf Club
  • Too many hotels and B&Bs to count!
  • Hunter's Green Country Club
  • Hillsborough River

Let's hear about your Tampa wedding! If you've been married in Tampa, post your experience and location of your wedding and we'll put it into our Tampa wedding venues list. Looking for small town Florida wedding venues? You might want to check out our posts on St. Augustine wedding venues or Amelia Island wedding venues.

Orlando Wedding Venues

Wow... there are a lot of Orlando wedding venues. From small intimate weddings at the numerous local chapels to grand weddings at one of the many theme parks and resorts. Our list of Orlando wedding venues is nowhere near complete! If you have been married in this central Florida area, we would love to add your experience to our list of Orlando wedding venues. Just add your wedding experience below the list of Orlando wedding venues and we will share it!
If you are starting the planning process, our list of Orlando wedding venues is as follows:

  • Municipal, county and state parks throughout Central Florida
  • St. Johns River
  • Universal Studios
  • Arboretum of the University of Central Florida
  • Blue Spring State Park
  • Central Florida area country clubs (too numerous to list!)
  • Celebration, Florida
  • Cypress Grove Park
  • Leu Gardens
  • Paradise Cove
  • Titanic - Ship of Dreams
  • Kraft Azalea Gardens
  • Meade Gardens
  • Hot Air Balloon Weddings
  • Lake Eola
  • Casa Feliz
  • English Gardens
  • Central Florida Zoological Park
  • Numerous chapels and churches of all denominations, from small to large!
  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Arboretum of the University of Central Florida
  • Church Street Station
  • Cornell Fine Arts Museum
  • Discovery Cove
  • Gatorland
  • Hard Rock CafĂ©
  • Holy Land Experience
  • The Kerouac House
  • Harry P. Leu Gardens
  • Old Town - Kissimmee
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park
  • World of Orchids

Florida wedding venues are so diverse but Orlando wedding venues top the cake. The only venue Orlando doesn't really have are beach weddings. If you are looking for a beach wedding take a look at our posts on St. Augustine wedding venues and Amelia Island wedding venues.

Amelia Island Wedding Venues

Just west of busy Jacksonville you will find sleepy and historic Amelia Island. Just 13 miles long and 4 miles wide, Amelia Island is one of the southernmost islands of the Sea Islands chain. On Amelia Island your will find a number of wonderful Amelia Island wedding venues. If you are looking for Amelia Island Wedding Venues that offer romance, value and convience, you will want to check out Amelia Island. Our list of Amelia Island wedding venues below will give you a good place to start when picking a place to get married on Amelia Island. From beach weddings to resort weddings, the wide variety Amelia Island wedding venues offer something for everyone.
Have you had an Amelia Island wedding? Post your experience and where you got married in the comments section below the Amelia Island wedding venues list.
  • Amelia Island Plantation
  • Ribault Club on Fort George Island
  • Florida House Inn
  • Summer Beach Resort
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Ritz Carlton-Amelia Island
  • Williams House
  • Ash Street Inn
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Amelia Island Historic District
  • Fernandina Beach Historic District
  • Fernandina Beach
  • Kelly Seahorse Ranch
  • Amelia Island Plantation Tennis Academy
  • Amelia Island Lighthouse
  • Amelia Island State Park
  • Amelia Island Plantation - Oak Marsh Golf Course
  • Spa at Amelia Island Plantation
  • American Beach
If you've been married on Amelia Island, let's here your experience. We want to add your wedding location to our Amelia Island wedding venues list. Just post it in the comments section below. Amelia Island not what you're looking for? There are so many other Florida wedding venues. How do Orlando wedding venues, St. Augustine wedding venues or Tampa wedding venues sound? Visit our other Florida wedding venues posts to learn about other places to get married in Florida.

St. Augustine Wedding Venues

St. Augustine is located in the Northeast part of Florida about 30 - 45 minutes south of Jacksonville. St. Augustine is considered to be the oldest city in the United States founded in 1561. If you are planning on having a St. Augustine wedding, you will be delighted to find a number of wonderful St. Augustine wedding venues - free and not, inside and out. Having a St. Augustine wedding outside is a wonderful idea but just make sure to take in such factors as summer time heat and summer showers (not to mention Florida's infamous hurricane season). Though Florida is the sunshine state, it can get cold in St. Augustine in the winter. The following list are some of the more popular St. Augustine wedding venues. Some of the St. Augustine wedding venues on this list can be book many months (and sometimes years) into the future so make sure you plan on making any reservations as soon as possible.

Were you married in St. Augustine (or any of our other Florida wedding venues)? Share your wedding location on this St. Augustine wedding venues list but commenting below.

Here are the top St. Augustine wedding venues:
  • Fountain of Youth

  • Vilano Beach

  • Lightner Museum

  • Crescent Beach

  • Fort Matanzas

  • Casa Monica Hotel

  • Grace United Methodist Church

  • Downtown Gazebo in the Square

  • Historic Ancient City Baptist Church

  • Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

  • Castillo de san Marcos

  • Downtown Courtyard

  • Mission Nombre de Dios

  • Cathedral Basilica

  • St. Augustine Beach

  • Beach at Anastasia State Park

  • Memorial Presbyterian Church

  • San Sebastian Winery

  • St Johns River

  • The Oldest House

  • Washington Oaks State Gardens

  • St. Augustine Lighthouse

  • Castle Otttis

  • Llambias House

  • Bed and Breakfast Weddings (There are too many to mention)

  • Old City House Inn

Other St. Augustine wedding venues that we haven't mentioned? Let us know in the comment section below.

There are so many Florida wedding venues... other Florida wedding venues include Amelia Island wedding venues, Miami wedding venues, Tampa wedding venues, Orlando wedding venues... the list of Florida wedding venues goes on and on! Please visit our other posts on Florida wedding venues.