Romantic And Luxurious Wedding Venues In Miami

Ancient Spanish Monastery

Ancient Spanish Monastery

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Wedding at East, Miami

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Wedding at Fairchild Tropical Garden

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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By: Kara Franker

Where to lavishly tie the knot in Miami.

With drop-dead gorgeous beaches, stunning hotel ballrooms and a long list of sought-after wedding experts, it’s no wonder why Miami is the ultimate location for a destination wedding. We talked to couples featured in Modern Luxury Weddings South Florida and the Caribbean magazine, who recently said “I do” in Miami. Here’s what they had to say about these top venues.

Fisher Island Club

An exclusive island that’s only accessible by boat, the Mediterranean-style Fisher Island Club is located just off the coast of Miami Beach. “We loved that the venue looked like it was straight out of a fairytale,” said Hayley Halvorson, who married Sean Rochford at the historic 1930s era Vanderbilt Mansion, in its more than 2,000-square-foot ballroom that provides the perfect setting for a reception. “It felt like our guests were the only ones on this special island celebrating our big day and it was magical.” One Fisher Island Dr., Fisher Island, FL 33109

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Comprising more than 80 acres near the coast in Coral Gables, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a lush tropical oasis and a popular pick for luxury weddings. Meandering pathways shaded by stately palms give way to a number of lakes, groves and gardens. “It’s an amazing venue and I love the location—the scenery itself is beautiful and we were able to host a four-part wedding,” said Linda Christian, who married Jims Florient at the property. “We had our ceremony near a lake, cocktail hour in a garden, reception on a green lawn under romantic string lights, and then ended the evening with dancing inside a decorated event hall.” 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL 33156

EAST, Miami

Located in the heart of Brickell and Downtown, EAST, Miami is in the center of all the action in the city. The hotel has 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space that can be transformed into custom-designed ceremony and reception areas. “EAST, Miami offers a modern but intimate environment in the middle of bustling Miami, which is what we wanted,” said Justin Bell, who married Felipe Mota at the hotel. “The architecture with views overlooking the city were breathtaking, which we especially loved considering our ceremony took place when the sun was setting over Biscayne Bay and Brickell.” 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

Acqualina Resort & Spa

A Five-Star resort located directly on the water’s edge in Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa offers a picturesque setting for nuptials overlooking the ocean. From decadent dining options, to a luxurious onsite spa, the resort weddings staff will cater to a couple’s every whim. “When I arrived at Acqualina for my wedding, it was a dream come true,” said Amanda Gurdjian, who married Jon-Michael Pizzi at the resort. “The hotel and staff made me feel like I was in paradise.” 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Nestled on the waterfront in Coconut Grove, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is the former winter home of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. A stunning location for a wedding, the decorative gardens and historic villa is listed as a National Historic Landmark and provides a breathtaking backdrop on Biscayne Bay. “I love Vizcaya because the scenery transports you to the romantic gardens of Italy,” said Daniella Valencia, who married Kevin Turchin at the gorgeous property. 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129

1 Hotel South Beach

Offering gorgeous 360-degree views and situated directly on the sand in Miami Beach, 1 Hotel South Beach was designed to bring the outdoors inside in the most natural way possible, emphasizing the need to care for our environment. Couples planning weddings at the resort rave about how the principles of luxury and sustainability are combined for a truly unique experience unlike any other. “I love the beach vibe and greenery. It’s contemporary with an organic feel,” said Sarah Rattan, who married Arvind Chary at the hotel. “The service and presentation was also top notch—can’t beat that!” 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Four Seasons Resort Miami

Housed inside a stunning 70-story skyscraper in Brickell and steeped in timeless style, Four Seasons Resort Miami is a luxury wedding venue in an urban setting. A great option for couples who want every detail to be taken care of for them, the staff at the hotel is known for rolling out the red carpet for brides and grooms who tie the knot at their venue. “We loved the décor and we knew that we would be receiving top notch service,” said Terrin Jones, who married Randall Marshall at the hotel. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131

The Ancient Spanish Monastery

Originally constructed in Spain in the 12th Century, amazingly the Ancient Spanish Monastery was dismantled and shipped to Miami during the 20th Century. Located in North Miami Beach, the Monastery is truly a medieval marvel and it’s the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. “I was impressed with its history,” said Michelle Rodriguez, who married Gastón Antonior Ruiz, Jr. at the historic property. “The venue is beautiful, antique, peaceful and unique. It was everything we wanted and more!” 16711 Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach

Designed by Morris Lapidus, Eden Roc Miami Beach is an oceanfront hotel with a splashy history. Located near Millionaire’s Row, the hotel has attracted a long list of celebrities throughout the years, from Lucille Ball and Elizabeth Taylor to Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr. Couples planning to wed at the hotel love the glitz, glam and historic charm. “We wanted a venue that had the Art Deco feel Miami Beach is famous for, but also wanted a modern vibe, and the Eden Roc was just the perfect combo for that!” said Samantha Wolin, who married Jay Pritchett at the hotel. “My family also has a lot of history and memories at the Eden Roc, so that was special for me.” 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

SLS Brickell

A feast for the senses, SLS Brickell features celebrity chef-helmed restaurants and sophisticated design elements by Philippe Starck. For couples who want to plan the ultimate party for wedding guests, this hotel is hard to beat. “Projecting the downtown city life and energy we were looking for, the SLS felt electric and epitomized what we envisioned for our wedding,” said Alexandra Brody who married Greggory Schapiro at the hotel. “The vibe was modern and sophisticated and the pool deck has extraordinary views of Miami from day to night.” 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130

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