Florida’s stunning Lee Island Coast has you covered on its spectacular Gulf of Mexico beaches for destination weddings. Expert wedding planners and fantastic venues offer custom wedding events or all-inclusive packages with all that you need to make your special day unforgettable. From intimate ceremonies with a few close guests to ballroom galas for hundreds, these beach wedding venues offer unparalleled settings and attention to detail to make your beach wedding dreams come true.
City: Fort Myers Beach
Venue: Lover’s Key State Park
Type: Venue-only location on an island in a natural state park with beach
Address: 8700 Estero Boulevard, 33931
1,600 acres of unspoiled, natural beauty with two and a half miles of amazing, soft-sand beach on the romantic Gulf of Mexico. Choose from four on-site venues:
- Located near the entrance, North Beach is ideal for small, intimate ceremonies off the beaten path.
- Quiet, secluded Mid Beach is perfect for a resplendent, more private wedding ceremony. Guests stroll from the parking lot down a picturesque path about 1,000 feet to the wedding destination.
- South Beach offers space for larger, luxurious weddings on a secluded beach and an option to rent out the Gazebo. The Park’s private Tram service will transport guests there, where they will have full access to all amenities.
- Host up to 100 guests at the Gazebo on South Beach. Dreamy lighting and decorative fabrics frame a pretty spot for celebrating.
Amenities include easy access just over the bridge from Estero Island. Custom weddings coordinated by their wedding specialists can include all the services needed for wedding rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. Offering complete wedding and adventure packages, their wedding planner will work with you every step of the way to coordinate all the details for your special day. Work with their vendors or bring in your own, but yours may have to pay a fee.Pets are not allowed on the beach. No cars may drive down to the beach without special permission and being escorted by an Event staff member. In case of inclement weather, you may have to reschedule unless you booked the Gazebo or rented tents.
City: Captiva Island
Venue: ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort
Address: 15951 Captiva Drive, 33924
Nestled where east meets west ‘tween beautiful Pine Island Sound and Gulf of Mexico beaches, this romantic, 13-acre beach resort offers breathtaking views of gorgeous, tropical settings. Beach or indoor venues for 2-155 guests on-site to suit your style:
- Beachside facing the Gulf of Mexico
- Sunset Lounge with garden terrace
- Wakefield Ballroom
- Oasis Bar and Grille
- Canoe and Kayak Club features private, interior dining and a covered wood deck perfect for small parties or a meet and greet.
Enjoy the Marina, Spa and Captiva’s top-rated fine dining restaurant. Lodging is available in guest rooms, studios, seaside cottages, and one to three-bedroom suites. Discount wedding packages are available from Sunday through Thursday, and they offer full services including preferred vendors for every detail under the sunset on your special day.
Venue: Hilton Naples Hotel
Type: Contemporary Luxury Hotel
Address: 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida, 34103
Contact: Ashley Sarlo, 239-659-3108 or [email protected]
Exchange vows on exquisite Vedado Beach with a spectacular Gulf sunset backdrop. Host guests at one of their smaller ballrooms, reserve the entire 4,600 square feet for celebrating, or perhaps gather on one of their outdoor terraces for a more intimate reception in a tropical setting.
Full resort amenities include beach, bowling, hiking trail, jet skiing, jogging track, snorkeling, walking, tennis pool and a playground. Convenient to nearby art galleries, dining and shopping at Third Street South in historic Old Naples. Less than a mile to nearby attractions and entertainment. Golf course and sight seeing tours within five miles.
Venues accommodate 2-600 with expertly catered plated, buffet or stationed dinners available featuring Mahi Mahi, Filet of Salmon, Black Angus Beef and Filet Mignon. Special Bridal Bash and After-Dinner Snacks packages also available. Shula’s Steakhouse has rooms for smaller, private parties.
Each beach may require unique permitting and fees. Before you set the date for your beach wedding, be informed about special restrictions and rules that apply May 1st through November 30th, during Sea Turtle nesting season. Whenever your dream beach wedding comes true, any of our beautiful southwest Gulf coast or island beaches will be the perfect backdrop worth waiting for to say, “I do.”
More Beach, Waterfront and Off-Shore Wedding Venues in Southwest Florida
City: Pine Island
Venue: Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant
Type: Location only
Location: 13771 Waterfront Drive, 33922
By Boat: GPS Coordinates: N 26.39.562 W 082.09.180
Telephone: (239) 283-3999
Historic 1926 lodge with gazebo and dock are the perfect waterfront paradise for intimate, beach destination weddings to celebrate for days with close friends and relatives. The historic Island House, Cottage and Boathouse are located an hour from Southwest Florida International Airport. Guests arrive by car or boat. On-site lodging in 20 rooms and 2 cottages. Adjacent to Pineland Marina and the islands of Cabbage Key, Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, Useppa, Captiva and Sanibel.
Your wedding planner will need to coordinate the details, but they have wedding menus and can make recommendations for all other services you will need.
City: Sanibel Island
Venue: Casa Ybel Resort
Type: Luxury resort
Location: 2255 W. Gulf Drive, 33957
Office: (239) 472-3145
Wedding Specialist: 866-748-8958 or locally 239-472-0693
Several spectacular locations to choose from set on 23 acres with white sand beaches along the shimmering backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. Customizable wedding packages from casual to black-tie events with every detail taken care of from rehearsal dinner to ceremony to dinner reception to honeymoon.
Historic Casa Ybel Resort has fully equipped beach-front suites with screened lanai or balcony for guests and you. For indulgent pampering, let Thistle Lodge and Coconuts Poolside Grill provide upscale room service–right after enjoying luxurious, in-suite spa services like a couples’ massage.
Venue: Florida Wedding Company
Type: Offers all-inclusive, pre-set beach wedding destination packages where all you have to do is choose your package and show up.
Business Address: 6296 Corporate Ct., B101, Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Main Telephone: 239-217-3197, 888-275-0421
All packages are fully customizable with themes like Simply Love, Sunset Kiss, Seaside Romance, Charming Tide, Classic Beauty, and Rustic Beach Bride. Exquisite event accessories available include horse and carriage, dove or butterfly release, live steel pan player, bag piper, guitarist or violinist, and message in a bottle vows among others.
City: Island Coast of Captiva, Sanibel, Ft. Myers Beach-Bonita Beach, and Naples-Marco Island
Venue: A Perfect Beginning
Type: Florida Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Planning
Business Address: PO Box 101684, Cape Coral, Florida, 33910
Telephone: 239-540-0538, 866-522-0022
Offering home wedding and honeymoon packages, this company connects you to unique venues like private beaches at splendid homes and luxury estate getaways on tropical islands, and Gulf Coast catamaran and sailboat weddings departing Fort Myers Beach. Imagine seven days and nights spent at a six bedroom, five and a half bath estate home with pool, spa, Jacuzzi, screened porch, arcade style game room, home theater, fireplace and elevator surrounded by beautiful furnishings!
One unique amenity is that A Perfect Beginning Island Coast wedding ceremonies and vows can be performed in English, Spanish or German!
City: Fort Myers
Venue: Gateway Golf & Country Club
Type: Lakeside wedding venue in a formal country club setting
Location: 12091 Gateway Greens Drive, Fort Myers, 33913
Main Telephone: 239-561-1036
Contact: Melissa Lau, 239-561-1023 or [email protected]
Intimate, upscale wedding venue for 12-150 guests offers a waterfront ceremony location with sweeping views of the gorgeous golf course and lake. The Griffin Room has dining space and a hardwood dance floor for up to 120 guests, or reserve a more intimate space for a smaller party of up to 12 guests. The Verandah is a spectacular location for sunset champagne toasts to the bride and groom. Membership is not required to hold your wedding ceremony and reception here. Choose from their all-inclusive packages, or let them customize and help you with every detail for your dream wedding. Absolutely tantalizing, fully catered menu selections with full bar services available. Download their free wedding planner to start planning today.
City: Fort Myers
Venue: Colonial Country Club
Type: Private golf club with ocean/waterfront view
Location: 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers, 33917
Telephone: 239-768-7217, extension 107
Outdoor and indoor ceremony venues will have you covered in any weather. Before the ceremony, guests can gather in the Fireplace Lounge for cocktails and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres. Exchange vows surrounded by the serenity of lush, verdant landscaping before a romantic backdrop with a sparkling lake. Say “I do” to celebrating your union with up to 300 guests dining and dancing in the Royal Palm Ballroom with spectacular views of the grounds. Full wedding planning services and all-inclusive packages are available. Inquire about special rates Monday-Thursday and during summer.