Brides looking for destination wedding venues in Florida can stop now, because we’ve gathered five favorites for year-round dates. Walk down the aisle and dance with your future husband at any of these traditional, contemporary and western wedding alternatives to beach and resort weddings.
1. Naples, Bonita Springs, and Collier County
7675 Davis Blvd., 34104
New Hope Events Center is a spacious, multi-faceted facility serving not only the church but also the community with amazing amenities for a wedding venue including ample parking. There is a minimum three-hour rental, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
Executive Chef Brian Elwell leads a five-star team with complete, full-service catering for your wedding reception on site or anywhere in Bonita Springs and Collier County. They can design themes and customize epicurean menus to reflect your personal style.
The Banquet Hall accommodates up to 350 guests during full-service plated dinners in 5,800 square feet of open concept space or up to 750 buffet plates. Features include dance floor, state-of-the-art sound system and two simulcasting wide screens. You could project a video of your lives leading up to the big day set to soft music and personal messages from the two of you to guests.
2. Fort Myers
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 33901
Contact Cori Cramsey, Certified Wedding Planner and Edison Ford Event Coordinator.
This venue-only location is situated on 20 acres with five sites to choose from for engagement and wedding photo sessions, daytime and sunset weddings. Exchange vows and celebrate while being kissed by gentle Gulf breezes, all amid tropical settings decorated by nature with towering Palm trees, lush landscaping, ponds and brilliant flora.
- Mina’s Moonlight Garden is a fragrant, romantic spot with vine-entwined trellises just right for small weddings.
- Edison’s Coconut Grove is where lovely, lush lawn dotted with coconut palms spans between the Lily Pond and Caloosahatchee river.
- Ford’s Riverside Lawn, accommodating larger weddings, hosts some of the most breathtaking sunsets reflected on water for your evening wedding backdrop.
- The Royal Palm Alleé is the distinctive passageway of 75-feet high royal palms leading from the craftsman-style bungalow to an awe-inspiring bamboo arch before the banks of the Caloosahatchee river.
- The Mysore Fig Tree seems to gather everyone underneath its sprawling canopy to nestle among its proud roots as a symbol of strength and family.
2225 23rd Street SW, 34117
How about getting away from it all for an intimate wedding at a palatial, private, country estate mansion with old- world European elegance? Set on five serene acres for your local or destination wedding event, you can have your reception either indoors or outdoors in Naples, Florida. Up to 150 guests can gather for a sit-down dinner indoors or a romantic reception in the courtyard with pool and lanai. Features include 7-8 bedrooms for overnight accommodations for your weekend-long dream wedding and close proximity to shopping, restaurants, beaches and golf courses.
4. Fort Myers
3027 East Riverside Drive, 33916
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For elegant and casual styles, this historic, old-Florida home near downtown Fort Myers River District offers complete wedding planning services for discerning couples. Work with their on-site wedding planner, floral and catering staff. Outdoor space accommodates up to 500 under a tent or on the lawn and up to 150 indoors.
Guests walk down cobblestone paths to this charming, two-story home where you and your bridal party will have the entire second-floor bridal suite. View guests happily mingling across the lush lawn beside the Caloosahatchee river, where they wait for you to walk down the aisle. Exchange vows with a bright, beautiful blue sky overhead or spectacular sunset on the horizon. Celebrate love dancing across a hardwood floor and onto the front porch to greet guests and get a breath of fresh air.
5. Bonita Springs
Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club and Tarpon Cove
9801 Treasure Cay Lane, Bonita Springs, 34135
Host your entire wedding event from rehearsal dinner to reception in a beautiful golf country club setting with everything you need to celebrate before and after the ceremony. Amenities include three wedding venues on site for outdoor or indoor weddings and receptions for 10-500 guests. Compliment your four course plated dinner or luncheon with themed cocktails created just for you by their mixologists.
Make a serious statement of thoughtfulness the week of your wedding or after you’re long gone on your honeymoon by treating the bridal party or special guests to a relaxing, country club luncheon complete with golf carts and 18 holes of golf.
Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club