South Florida Destination Wedding

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
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Honey bee

There are literally thousands of venues. What kind of venue do you want? What time of year? What is your budget?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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SimplySi :  honestly I would go to Key West instead for a small south Florida wedding!

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Honey bee

December will be super tough because you are competing against holiday parties (and Art Basel) and will probably have to pay a premium. I would do it in mid November or mid January. 

I would try the Betsy Hotel. They do a great small wedding. 

I’ll think of others just give me some time.

p.s. Key West is tough and expensive for guests to get to.

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Blushing bee

I second the Betsy Hotel! There’s also the Confidante if you’re into hotels. Another intimate venue we considered was Stardust Studio. It’s not near the water, but the small backyard weddings there are stunning. 

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Helper bee

We also just got engaged and we are doing a destination ish small wedding in the Carolinas – we are planning to rent a yacht which we are super excited for! Another option to look into as it sounds like you have a similar vision to ours! 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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SimplySi :  I’m sure there are options out there, just know that not only will you be up against all the holiday parties it’s also the start of prime season in South Florida – so that heightened cost will be passed along to your guests who have to pay to make travel arrangements. Is $6k your entire buget for venue+food/bar? 

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Blushing bee

Just chiming in because I noticed you mentioned wanting a beach day… Florida in December is generally warmer than the rest of the country but it can still be cold.  Like way too cold for the beach cold.  You miiiight get lucky and have a warm enough day but it’s more likely to be too uncomfortable to even lay out.  So keep that in mind if you’ve really got your heart set on something tropical feeling.

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Helper bee

I assume that your guests will have to travel to get to your wedding? Why don’t you just do an all inclusive resort wedding? They often have free wedding packages or cheap options. You also get your beach/waterfront views, and it will likely be warmer than Florida at that time of year. We have been to Florida in December and it was not beach weather. It was sweater or even jacket weather on certain days. 

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