Post # 1
I got engaged 1 month ago now and although we are planning on getting married in 5 months (November 2013), I still have not been able to decide on a venue!! My Fiance is from Colombia and I am from WA state, but we currently live in Texas so we are planning a Destination Wedding in Florida (Tampa or Orlando areas). I’m looking for a beautiful quaint church venue (not catholic) for the ceremony and I would love an outdoor garden type reception with market lighiting and a rustic, french-romance feeling. I’ve searched countless hours online, but just can’t find anything since I am not from that area. Please help!!!
Thanks in advance
Post # 3
I lived outside of Tampa for 12 years and I’m not sure that what you’re looking for exists. You have to remember, Florida is a “new” state. There aren’t many vintage buildings or old romantic structures, espcecially not on the west coast (St Augustine on the other hand has lots!) Everything is more tropical than vintage. For a garden reception, this was my first thought, the Florida Botanical Gardens:
Post # 4
Congrats on the engagement! My other half proposed exactly a month ago. We also live and Texas and we’re having a destination wedding in Key West, Florida. We’re actually cruising with Carnival and getting off at the port and getting married on Smather’s Beach. We’re really excited but it is hard planning when you can’t actually see or touch the venue until the day of. I’ve done lots of research about the beaches and can help with that if you need!
Post # 5
@TMSPPG: I was just looking online at Cross Creek Ranch. One of their locations is actually called the French Country Inn. You can see it here: http://crosscreekranchfl.com/weddings/the-french-country-inn-venue/
It is located between Tampa and Orlando. Hope this helps!
Post # 6
There is also the White Chapel that has a reception hall attached.