Wedding on a budget or on a splurge, South Florida has that added value of the most romantic settings and almost always perfect weather for wedding season. There is a venue for every inspiration on this list of the best places to host a wedding reception in South Florida.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
(305) 667-1651

One of the most extensive collections of palms and tropical plants are what the Fairchild Gardens are known for. If you add local coral rock, butterflies and a pond, the dream ceremony of every couple is complete. Daytime and evening packages, air-conditioned Garden House or an open-air lawn are all options to choose from. A plus to take into consideration with high heels and long dresses is the internal transportation for the guests that is included in the package.

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

A Coral Gables establishment and historical South Florida landmark, The Biltmore Hotel encompasses a wide range of elements that every bride imagines as ideal in a wedding reception. Mediterranean-style architecture, cathedral ceilings, damask draperies and drop chandeliers can be enhanced by the event design team of the hotel experts in transforming your ideas into reality. Your reception will surely end up being sophisticated, elegant and unforgettable.

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133

Italian Renaissance and Baroque style meet at Vizcaya, a villa born as a vacation estate of James Deering in the early 19th century and turned into a museum in the late 70s. There are 70 rooms decorated with furniture for the 15th and 16th centuries and 10 acres of land covered by luscious greens that can create the surroundings to the most romantic wedding reception to remember, including a private orchestra.

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Pelican Grand Beach Resort
2000 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
(954) 568-9431

This resort has those ideal locations that you would find pinned on Pinterest under “wedding reception dream,” from the quaint 900-square-foot Everglades Room to the majestic 1,800-square-foot Roof Top Terrace. Warm, dedicated and professional personnel is ready to take care of your requests, doubts and questions around the clock to make the experience unforgettable for family, guests and, most importantly, the couple to wed.

15 Street Fisheries 
1900 S.E. 15th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 763-2777

The legendary Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal can be the backdrop of your wedding reception by simply reserving 15th Street Fisheries by the Lauderdale Marina. Pelicans, sailing boats, yachts and any other marina settings will be part of the event if you decide to be on the dock. From a quaint event of 10, to an extended fairytale of up to 300 guests and anything in between, it can be handled by this venue.

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