Miami wedding! Where did you get married? Engagement photo’s?

posted 8 years ago in Miami and South Florida
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@wings20:

Hi! You ARE normal..,,its a scary thing…I freaked a bit until I started getting things done…since you sound like you like the same “type of places” as I did (old spanish, romantic feel, outdoor space, coral rock)…here are my suggestions. 

I’m getting married at Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove…Its the Vizaya “feel” but half the price (its about $7000 to rent for a Saturday for just the reception plus food/drink). Its mostly outdoors so you have to pick a month that the weather wont ruin but its SOOO gorgeous…I’m attaching a pic. If you meet with Janet (the free coordinator there) tell her Heather from the Philippines (I just moved here) sent you…she and I got along great and she is ON TOP OF IT!

I also looked at The Cocoplum Women’s Club…pretty reasonable though their planner wasnt good about getting back to me so I decided on Woodbine.

Another suggestion (if you have a smaller wedding group) is Red Fish Grill – also has a GREAT outdoor space and is crazy “reasonablly priced”..something like $17,000 for up to 100 ppl I think? nuts! and its on a beach and indoors at the same time…gorgeosus! I’d also check out The Rusty Pelican…though they only book certain months of the year I think.

Good luck! Email me if you’d like more advice, I did alot of looking! 

@wings20:

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi there! Like Heather said, once you start getting things done, you won’t be as freaked out. Our wedding will be at the Doubletree Ocean Point Resort in Sunny Isles. Definetly research your venues. I searched for months and narrowed it down to 5 places when I went to Miami to take a look at them in person..I live in DC now but both my Fiance and I are originally from Miami.

As far as engagement pics, we will be flying out to Miami in November to take these. Our photographer is actually meeting us at the Doubletree since they have a private beach area and we’re taking pics there and at a nearby pier.

Hope this helps.Nice to see some activity on this boardSmile

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

HI!! Congrats on getting engaged. Like the other bee’s said after a bit you’ll get into the “swing of things”. Before you know it you’ll be an expert! lol I looked at a few places and it really depends on how many peole and the feel you want for your wedding. Some other places to look at or at least area’s to look into are:

The links: Over in the key biscayne area

Koubek Mansion: The are part of UM and rent out for parties

Coconut grove or coral gables women’s club’s

Westin Colonade and or Douglas Entrance

Jungle Island: It might sound cheesy, but some of the pictures you can get there are beautiful!

The Hilton or Sonesta Hotel

Mayfair Hotel in the Grove

Fairchild Tropical Gardens or Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

Palmetto Bay Village Center

Doral Golf Resort

Cauley Square

Schnebly Winery

Spanish Monastery

The Barnacle

The Biltmore Hotel

The Fire Tower

Fisher Island

Epic Hotel

Eden Roc Hotel

**There are tons more, but I hope this at least gives you a start! Good Luck. :  )

 

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ahh! With such a long post I forgot about some places for engagement pictures. Some places might be Vizcaya, The Miami Art District, some around coconut grove or the beach. Maybe Bayside. The Gables also has some great places listed on the community/city website. It will list streets where ther are some nice little gates or differnt bits of architecture made out of coral.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we did a low engagement shoot at Robbins Park in Davie. 

It really is so beautiful there by the robbins cottage, there is a really pretty grassy field with a white fence and beautiful banyan trees.

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

UM has a beautiful campus-maybe engagement pics there? Free! the Biltmore is always a good choice, but I doubt free lol

 

wait, I just saw this post is 6 years old. Oops!

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Newbee

2ndchance:  it costs about $300 to have a photo session at the Biltmore. I will say that I took some informal photographs there with an amateur photographer (my sister) after my engagement, but for my wedding day as we were having a formal session and I was wearing my wedding dress and veil etc, and I was with a professional photographer, we paid for the permit and had a 2-3hr session. As for UM, it is not free to rent but about $1500 for students and more for the community. I will be sharing my reviews of venues I visited on my blog, mytimelessmiamiwedding.wordpress.com . I wil llikely post my excel doc with prices, size of the room, etc

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

mytimelessmiamiwedding:  I meant just to sneak over to UM and take some engagement photos 🙂 good to know about the Biltmore fee.  Thanks!

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Newbee

In addition to the Biltmore, also took engagement pictures at Vizcaya with an amateur photographer (my sister. She has a really great SLR camera and a good eye) and we just paid for entrance. I also took free engagement pictures in Key Biscayne on the bridge where there is that beach/park with a great view of the Miami skyline. 

Other great places include the Railroad museum (you do have to pay a fee to take photos), several spots in Coral Gables (Miracle Mile, Venetian Pool, several parks and gates around the city). Merrick Park could be nice too but crowded, same with Lincoln Rd and Miami Beach in general.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

There is an awesome list of Florida venues here! Both Vizcaya and Deering Estate are on this list but there are some other amazing ones as well. http://new.bestmiamiweddings.com/wedding-venues-locations/

As for engagement photos, any of these locations would be amazing as well! 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2017

wings20 :  

It’s normal, you know. Since childhood, I’ve dreamed of having a grand wedding like in fairy  tales. What I love the most are wedding gowns. I remember, I would occasionally search for them and would stare at each for quite some time. 

Oh, yeah! Venues! I love to imagine the place of my wedding, its design, motif and all. My man should give me that once in a lovetime dream-come-true wedding!

And now, that’s about to happen next year…FINALLY!

I am now busy checking out the best Miami wedding venues since I’m done choosing my gown design. And guess what? I’ve found one great site that suits my dream wedding venue. Ever heard of bath club wedding? Yeah, I would really love to try this one. I’ve seen some fantastic photos and read positive reviews about it. We’re actually visiting the site next week. 

You should visit their site: http://new.bestmiamiweddings.com/venue/the-bath-club/. It’s great!

 

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