Alicea Socorro of Ever After Wed gives her expert recommendations for the most stylish places to tie the knot in South Florida. Her selected venues are based on her favorite structures, views, amenities and services. These stylish locales cover fairytale weddings, hidden gems, modern weddings, sunset weddings and even weddings for those hopeless romantics. Alicea Socorro explains the magic of The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables Woman’s Club, Epic Hotel, The Bath Club and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Alicea Socorro

Ever After Wed
Miami, FL
(305) 987-4969

Ever After Wed’s Alicea Socorro has over a decade of experience of marketing and planning events and she’s planned hundreds of weddings. Her boutique wedding planning firm plans fabulous weddings in both Miami, Florida and the island of Puerto Rico. Creativity, beauty, inspiration, great vendors and fabulous venues are all part of her weddings’ success. She comes highly recommended by a number of venue managers and photographers, among others. Here’s what she has to say about South Florida venues.

The Biltmore Hotel

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(855) 311-6903

Fairytale wedding: If you have been planning your wedding since you were five years old (as I did)… I’m sure you have thought of celebrating your wedding at The Biltmore Hotel. I am in love with the romantic gardens. They’re the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony. You may also combine the outdoors with the amazing ballrooms for an indoor reception. The hotel provides a luxury experience as well.

Coral Gables Woman’s Club

1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 448-7080

Hidden gem in the Gables: Coral Gables Woman’s Club is another of my favorite wedding venues. What I liked the most about this venue is the antique look it has. The rustic chandeliers, the high ceilings, the limestone walls and the fireplace are just a few of the details that made me fall in love with this place. Another great thing about this place is that you have many caterer and vendor options for your wedding.

Epic Hotel

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 424-5226

For the modern bride: The Epic Hotel takes your wedding experience to a whole new level. The hotel provides exceptional food and service. Your guests will fall in love with the gorgeous views all around the property. If you seek a high-end experience, this is the venue to choose.

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The Bath Club

5937 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 867-5938

Sunset wedding: How romantic is it to say your “I do’s” while the sun sets in front of your eyes. The Bath Club will provide you with the perfect combination of the beach ceremony and ballroom experience. This is a large venue but it’s divided to create intimate rooms. I love chandeliers and they have unique ones installed in its high ceilings. My favorite thing about this venue, however, is its private access to the beach which means you will have a beach area just for you and your guests.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133

For the hopeless romantic bride: This is a breathtaking venue which provides the perfect backdrop for any wedding. It provides exclusive access to the courtyards, outside terraces and gardens. The first time I laid eyes on this venue, I immediately fell in love. My favorite spot is the outside East Terrace right in front of the Barge. For a minute I felt I was right in front of a port in Venice waiting for my gondola ride.

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Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at