Loews Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The luxurious Loews Miami Beach Hotel is a beauty on the Atlantic Ocean with stunning architecture, an impressive lobby and a stunning palm tree-lined palm court with ocean views. The Special Occasions Manager assists in every step of the wedding planning process – catering arrangements, décor, reception entertainment and so much more. The hotel offers several venue options for weddings including the beach, the ballroom and the outdoor courtyard – even a combination of locations may be used to add interest (i.e. a beach ceremony and a reception in the ballroom). The service and beauty of the venue add up to one incredible place to host nuptials.
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
One of the most breathtaking properties in South Florida, the elegant Biltmore Hotel is perfect for weddings. Weddings at the Biltmore Hotel are inspiring occasions fit for brides and grooms with only the most exquisite tastes. From passed hors d’oeuvres to flowers that appear to have been plucked from some land only existing in dreams, all details are covered in this grand venue. Packages depend on the number of guests expected with prices starting at $150 per person.
The Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
The Palms Hotel & Spa makes a great venue for tropical wedding ceremonies. The lush, palm tree-filled property features cabanas and walkways just off of the beach for the wonderful options of on-property gazebo ceremonies or ceremonies on the sand. The gourmet catering includes healthy, organic selections for proper dining in the island-inspired setting – jerk chicken kabobs, wild mushroom tartlets, wild king salmon and more. Guests will feel as if they’ve arrived to a destination wedding on an island in the Caribbean.
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
Hollywood’s Westin Diplomat Resort is a popular pick for a wide array of events. The majestic hotel tower peaks in front of sparkling ocean views with sprawling property featuring a number of amenities. The service is world-class at the hotel and the offerings for weddings don’t disappoint, extending to such packages as romantic honeymoon weekends at the property. The details of the weddings are planned along with the Wedding Specialist who helps with all of the decisions and arrangements for catering, venue selection (on-site) and more. Nearly every aspect of the day may be customized for a truly unique experience including bridal spa packages in preparation of the big day.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
The historic Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel was once the playground of stars like the Rat Pack and is still the regular haunt of the celebrities of today. The hotel underwent a colossal renovation just a few years ago and now it houses a hotel, condominiums, pools, bars, restaurants, boutiques and more – the whole works. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has so many appropriate venues for weddings including the ballrooms, the pool deck and the ocean lawn. All packages for weddings include a reception with cocktails, dinner with open bar and wine service, an incredible wedding cake, a champagne toast and a suite for the bride and groom for the same evening. Pricing depends on catering packages selected and other considerations.
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