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8 Absolutely Stunning Florida Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Wedding Day!

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Getting Married in Florida?

Then you must be searching for the perfect venue to host your big day!


Whether you're looking to have a beautiful beach wedding, destination wedding, barn wedding or something completely unique, we're writing this to help you discover 8 truly stunning and beautiful wedding venues in Florida. If you live in Florida or are planning a Destination wedding, you will find this article helpful! There are literally hundreds of venues out there, if you aren't sure where to start... start here!

These venues are beautiful, have great reviews and each bring their own vibe and unique charm to the table. Take a look, schedule some tours, and enjoy the wedding planning process! Here you go!

These are listed in no particular order, they were all fantastic to work with!

#1 Gallery J Venue - Winter Springs, FL

Orlando’s Most Magical & Creative Wedding Venue!

Does it get anymore unique than this? This venue is bursting at the seams with character. Jazzy vibes, beautiful lighting and so much gorgeous, sexy detail!

Type of Venue:

Creative Studio with Outdoor Courtyard


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Amazing, Warm, Intimate, Unique, Jazzylicious, Magical, Unexpected


Our Thoughts:

If you are searching for a venue that is different from the rest, you’ve 100% found it. Gallery J Venue is unexpected, magical and absolutely gorgeous. Two uniquely creative studios combine to create the impression that you're in an artsy jazz club with the ability to step out into a courtyard at night, under 600 twinkling stars! There is literally no other place like it. Rose petals even “fall from the sky” after you are pronounced, we told you it was magical!

Gallery J Venue Offers & Perks

  • Indoor Weddings & Receptions for Small Gatherings

  • Set-Ups, Breakdowns & Clean-Up

  • Officiating

  • Unrivaled Customer Service

  • Unique Photo Booth

  • 2,800 Square Feet of AMAZING Atmosphere

  • Knock Your Socks Off Bridal Suite

  • Gorgeous Decor Options

  • On-Site Free Lighted Parking

  • 90 Minute Magic Moment Elopement Packages (for up to 10 guests)

  • 4 Hour Mini Weddings for up to 25 Guests

  • 8 Hour Premier Package for up to 50 Guests

  • 8 Hour Premier Package Plus Weddings (for up to 50 with outdoor entry to the courtyard area with red carpet entry)

Wedding Capacity: 2-50


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Gallery J Venue FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

Please call us for more details.


How does catering work?

We have a catering & bartending company on location, but there are no restrictions on selecting your own vendors.


How do decorations work?

Select from the incredible decor options we provide, to create the look that's yours.


What is the rain plan?

No need for a rain plan! Our 600 twinkling stars overhead are INSIDE. No heat, no rain, no bugs, no worries :-)



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Gallery J Venue

920 Belle Avenue, Suite 1300

Winter Springs, FL 32708

Phone: 407-947-5718

www.galleryjvenue.com

www.instagram.com/galleryj


#2 Up The Creek Farms - Malabar, FL

The Elegant Barn Venue Capturing Old Florida’s Charm

We are obsessed with the immaculate landscaping, winding paths around the 140 year old Decklan House, and the Spanish Moss draping from the Century old oak trees. This venue is a true beauty, a true southern charmer.

Type of Venue:

Barn Venue


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Rustic, Southern, Charming, Elegant, Country, Spacious


Our Thoughts:

This venue is absolutely stunning! If you’re seeking a rustic-meets-modern Florida wedding venue with gorgeous views, privacy and beyond beautiful setups… you must tour Up The Creek Farms. This venue is an elegant and secluded wedding venue situated just outside of Melbourne, Florida on Goat Creek estuary. Committed to providing clients with a unique event setting, Jessica and Tim Watson maintain their beautiful, historically-significant eight-acre property with southern hospitality and charm. The property honors classic Old Florida, framed by sweeping oaks and verdant lawns, while incorporating modern spaces that are comfortable and luxurious. Unique to the Space Coast, the property boasts multiple event environments— both indoor and outdoor—providing clients and guests with a full-service venue that is completely customizable.

Up The Creek Farms Offers & Perks

  • Onsite Reception

  • All Inclusive Packages

  • Full Service Event Venue

  • Overnight Bridal Party Accommodations

  • Multiple Outdoor Ceremony Locations

  • Indoor Weddings

  • Planning & Coordination

  • Turnkey Service

  • Setup through Breakdown

  • Decor & Furniture Rentals

  • Bridal Suite

  • Sprawling Lawns

  • Stunning Historic Home

  • High Ceilings & Gorgeous Chandeliers

  • 6,000 Sq. Ft. of Rustic Reception Space

  • Customized Design Services (including floral, invitations, decor, multiple sound systems, tables, French Country chairs, floor-length linens and napkins)

  • 2 Hour Use of Property for Engagement Photo Session or Bridal Portraits

  • Outdoor Brick Paver Deck (overlooking property with cocktail tables & linens)

Wedding Capacity: We are able to accommodate up to 175 guests. Depending on the package and season, our venue provides many different options to accommodate any size wedding.


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Up The Creek Farms FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

For details on pricing and packages, you can email us at info@upthecreekfarms.com or inquire through our contact page here: https://upthecreekfarms.com/contact/


How does catering work?

Up The Creek Farms’ packages offer a variety of dining choices from our preferred professional catering team who ensure all menu offerings are customized to your unique specifications.


How do decorations work?

Our couples receive a decor credit for our sister company, Crystal & Crates – a specialty rental company with an inventory that includes a large collection of antique furniture, vintage finds, table decor, arbors, custom bars, and chandeliers


What is the rain plan?

We are strong believers in having a well-executed rain plan! Most likely your reception venue will become your ceremony location. If the rain stops with enough time for our team to set up outside, white umbrellas are provided for guests.


Note from the Owner With an emphasis on trust and collaboration, Up the Creek Farm’s small but passionate team has worked successfully with hundreds of clients since their first event in 2015. Planning a wedding is a wonderfully intense experience, and it is our honor to provide guidance and attention, along with a beautiful backdrop for your event. Our team will provide the attention to detail and expertise required for such an important event, arranging meetings and tastings for you at Up the Creek Farms so you can plan your dream wedding with zero stress.



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Up The Creek Farms

3590 Valkaria Rd, Malabar, FL 32950

321-499-4232

info@upthecreekfarms.com

https://upthecreekfarms.com/

#3 Grace River Island Resort - Fort Myers, FL

Yes, You Can Get Married on an Island in Florida!

Imagine marrying your best friend on this beautiful little piece of paradise. This romantic resort on the Caloosahatchee River makes for a romantic, unique and unforgettable wedding day.

Type of Venue:

Waterfront Wedding Venue with a Mansion for Overnight Guests


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Tropical, Elegant, Romantic, Unique, Private


Our Thoughts:

Who says you have to travel thousands of miles to get married on a beautiful island? Grace River Island Resort is a wedding venue that overlooks the Caloosahatchee River in East Fort Myers, FL. They specialize in destination weddings and offer overnight accommodations before the wedding. Grace River Island is a unique location with a variety of options for your complete wedding weekend. From staying with family and friends before the wedding to the final dance before the guests depart, you will find yourself in a space that fills your dream of a beautiful island getaway. On the island, they have a beautiful six-bedroom house that accommodates up to 20 overnight guests. Upstairs is a lovely bridal suite for bride and bridesmaids to prepare for the wedding. There is enough space for them to hang out together while waiting for the ceremony to begin. The Groom and groomsmen have a great men’s room for wedding preparation that includes a TV, refrigerator, and couches to relax on. This venue also has a 1400 square foot clubhouse for small indoor receptions or if there is inclement weather, they can accommodate small receptions indoors. Grace River Island Resort is the perfect accommodation for your destination wedding, without the need for a passport!


Grace River Island Resort Offers & Perks

  • Sunset Views

  • Family Stays

  • Outside Ceremony

  • Outside Reception

  • Bridal Suite

  • Grooms Room

  • An Arbor or Cross for the Ceremony

  • Tables, Chairs, and White Tablecloths

  • 2,000 Square Foot Deck

  • 4,700 Square Foot House

  • 1,500 Square Foot Clubhouse

Wedding Capacity: 2-100


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Grace River Island Resort FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

Please call for details.


How does catering work?

Catering is done two different ways:

  1. You choose your favorite caterer; we provide a list of recommended vendors

  2. We use our predetermined caterer and package it for you


How do decorations work?

The decorations are up to the bride and groom. We have recommended vendors for the decorations.


What is the rain plan?

Inclement Weather options: We have an indoor clubhouse that will accommodate up to 70 guests. With a larger guest count, we can bring in a tent at the bride and groom’s expense.


Note from the Owner We take pride in keeping our venue beautiful and well maintained. We love sharing our property with others and delight in seeing the bride and groom enjoy their wedding on our beautiful island.



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!



Grace River Island Resort

14524 Riverside Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33905

www.graceriverislandresort.com

#4 Gulf Beach Weddings - St Pete Beach, FL

The Affordable Destination Beach Wedding!


We are beyond in love with this photo. What a romantic, tranquil and absolutely beautiful place to marry your soulmate!

Type of Venue:

Beach Wedding Services & Reception Hall on St Pete Beach


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Convenient, Simple, Beach Access, Elegant, Charming, Affordable, Private

Our Thoughts:

If you’re looking to have a destination beach wedding but don’t know where to start, look no further. Gulf Beach Weddings is the industry leading Destination Beach Wedding company which focuses on simple & affordable, yet elegant ceremonies in the Tampa Bay Area. Since 2001, they have had the pleasure to officiate, coordinate, photograph, and organize over 7,500+ Weddings from Tampa Bay to Destin, FL! How is that for an amazing track record? Their niche is the 2-100 guest beach wedding ceremony or vow-renewal with pre-designed Wedding Packages, customized to fit every need! They have one mission: To Create Once in a lifetime experiences, through the Magic of a Beach Wedding.

Gulf Beach Weddings Offers & Perks

  • Beach Weddings

  • Photography

  • Videography

  • Live Musician

  • Gulf Beach Locations

  • Reception Hall

  • Excellent Views

  • Sunset Ceremony

  • All-Inclusive Packages

  • Decorations Provided

  • One Stop Shopping

  • Pre-Designed Wedding Packages

Wedding Capacity: Maximum 75

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Gulf Beach Weddings FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

Prices start at $895 to $2,995. Give us a call for more details.


How does catering work?

The Affordable Banquet Reception Hall on St Pete Beach, FL allows you to bring in your own food and alcohol (Liquor Liability Insurance required). Most couples end up hiring a full-service caterer however, you are more than welcome to self-cater, friend/family member to provide, and serve according to your preference. You are essentially reserving the space for the day to do as you please!


How do decorations work?

You are more than welcome to decorate to taste (we have an entire back room full of decorations from Weddings past at no charge). The standard setup includes 10-rounds and 2-rectangles (Seating for 66) and linens for each. This is all included in the reception hall reservation.


What is the rain plan?

The reception facility located on St Pete Beach (6655 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 – Affordable Banquet) can be used in the Tampa market in case of Inclement Weather (if available). Some of the items which can be used on the beach can be used here, with necessary modifications as needed. The ceremony will take place on the Dance Floor of the reception hall.


Note from the Owner Gulf Beach Weddings currently services 6 out of TripAdvisors ‘Best of the Best’ (Link) Top 13 nationally recognized beaches in 2020, including 4 out of the top 5! In comparison, Florida currently holds 8 of the Top 25 spots – that’s nearly a third of the entire poll for the United States! Our exclusive beach locations have been hand-selected over the years to provide the most beautiful and convenient wedding site’s for a destination wedding!


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Gulf Beach Weddings

6655 Gulf Blvd

St Pete Beach, FL 33706

(727) 475-2272

Destin Location:

209A Main Street

Destin, FL 32541

(850) 898-0600

https://gulfbeachweddings.com/

https://gulfbeachweddings.com/contact-us-2/

#5 Protea Weddings & Events - Ocala, FL

The Historical Barn Venue That Makes You Say, “WOW!”

This venue definitely has that “wow” factor. It’s just overwhelmingly gorgeous, from the large size to the elegant modern design, to the scenic surroundings. We are truly swooning right now!

Type of Venue:

Farm, Barn, Historical


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Historical, Elegant, Vintage, One-of-a-Kind


Our Thoughts:

This venue is gorgeous, rustic, elegant and so rich in history! Protea [Pro-Tea-Uh] is named after South Africa's National flower. Protea is built from an original, historic 1850's hand-hewn barn frame that originated from Scotch Line, Canada. Protea's barn frame was once used over one hundred fifty years ago to farm wheat. Protea's barn frame was professionally disassembled and re-erected once moved to Florida in 2019 by Heritage Restorations where it will live out the rest of its life on a working horse farm in Ocala, FL.

To accommodate weddings, Mega Construction has built new construction around the historic Hemlock timber frame leaving all the honey colored beams exposed boasting its true heritage and stories throughout hundreds of years.

Protea's all inclusive venue now composes of a luxurious bridal suite and proper salon, Groomsmen loft where the lucky men not only have the best view of the farm, but have a top of the line poker table to keep them busy, spacious prep kitchen for your outside caterers, a beautiful outdoor patio area composed of high top tables, high powered fans, old chicago brick bar with a ice machine, beer cooler and wine cooler overlooking the property set up with cornhole and giant jenga games!

Protea Weddings Offers & Perks

  • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremonies/Receptions

  • Customizable Packages to Choose From

  • All Inclusive Venue

  • Bridal Suite/Salon

  • Decor Available

  • Wedding Planning

  • Smaller Events Available

  • Day of Coordinator Included (available 30 days prior to wedding date)

  • Parking Attendants & Golf Cart Shuttle Service Included

  • Quiet Country, Spacious Setting with Horses!

  • Hundreds of Hundred Year Old Grand Daddy Oak Trees

  • AC/ Heat

  • Close to Interstate, Hotels & Restaurants

  • Outside Catering Allowed

  • Farmhouse Tables & Chairs Included

  • Indoor/Outdoor Bar with Folding Windows & Doors (on nice cool days, the whole one side of the venue can be open to enjoy the indoor/outdoor feel)

  • Handicap Parking & Accessible

Wedding Capacity: No Minimums, Maximum is 200

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Protea Weddings FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

Packages are completely customizable. Contact for pricing to accurately fit which packages you wish to have. Courtney by phone at 352-789-9380, or email Courtney@ProteaWeddingsandEvents.com


How does catering work?

Protea has a preferred vendor list with every vendor you will need for your special day. We highly recommend our preferred vendors as we have worked with them numerous times and know their work first hand. The vendors also are familiar with Protea and know their locations within the venue. Outside caterers are also available. Catering companies must bring the food already cooked as Protea does not supply ovens. Protea does have warmers and ample fridge space to keep all catered food hot and colt. Buffet and plated are both allowed.


How do decorations work?

Protea can supply our current decor list of items available for rent. We have anything from table linens, table decor, to ceremony items available.


What is the rain plan?

Incase of rain, the ceremony will be held inside Protea under the Historic beams. Protea also has a very large covered patio area where people can still enjoy the outdoors without getting wet on a rainy day.


Note from the Owner As the owner of Protea, I can honestly say that this venue is truly one-of-a-kind. We have numerous venue tours daily and every single couple that comes to tour Protea, their first words are always "WOW, Pictures just don't do it justice." Even though I see and work in the venue all day, everyday, you just can't help but stop and stare at the beams and think about the stories within the beams when you walk in. Protea was finished with a very soft white color both inside and out, truly a photographer's dream. The pictures amongst Proteas 32 foot tall white barn just scream elegance and make all pictures look like something out of a magazine. With Proteas white elegance, no matter what color choices you choose, or amount of decor you go with, Protea's barn makes your wedding one that your guests will talk about forever.



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Protea Weddings

Contact: Courtney Roberts

Phone: 352.789.9380

12088 South Hwy 475

Ocala, FL. 34480

www.ProteaWeddingsandEvents.com

#6 The Grand Ol’ Barn - New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Rolls Royce of Wedding Barns in the Heart of New Smyrna Beach!


This stunning barn venue has beautiful gardens and is close to the beach, and all of the hotels!

Type of Venue:

Barn


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Chic, Stunning, Elegant, Spacious, Beautiful, Bright & Airy


Our Thoughts:

Looking for a stunning large barn venue to host your big day? Are you looking for a venue that offers everything, so your wedding planning can be easy and stress free? If so, you will want to tour The Grand Ol’ Barn right away, they’ve truly thought of everything when it comes to your wedding day. The Grand Ol' Barn is one of the last standing vintage citrus packing barns left on the east coast and it has been transformed to host unforgettable events. That’s right, The Grand Ol’ Barn has over 12,000 sq feet of climate controlled space that holds a ceremony suite, a ballroom, a cocktail hall and a bridal and groomsmen suite, on-site catering kitchen and floral studio. This venue really works to include so much for your wedding day: Decor, sweet tea bars, tables, chairs, arches and backdrops and so much more. We love that this venue is full of pure joy, southern warmth and so much charm! It doesn’t get much better than that!

The Grand Ol’ Barn Offers & Perks

  • Indoor Weddings

  • Outdoor Weddings

  • On-Site Reception

  • On-Site Bridal & Groomsmen Suites

  • On-Site Catering

  • On-Site Florals

  • On-Site Wedding Planning

  • Gorgeous Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Options

  • Whiskey Toast for Groomsmen

  • Espresso Bar & Mimosas for Bridal Suite

  • Sweet Tea Bar Included for All Guests

  • Arches & Backdrops Included

  • Oversized Farmhouse Tables & Farm Chairs Included

  • Uplighting Included

  • 2 Moveable Bars Included

  • Centerpieces Included

  • 3 Styles of Ceiling Drapery Included

Wedding Capacity: No minimum, Maximum occupancy 250.

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The Grand Ol’ Barn FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

Please call us for more details.


How does catering work?

Catering is all taken care of on site. Set up your personal and exclusive tasting with Chef Lee to choose your menu. Competitive options starting from affordable BBQ to black tie service.


How do decorations work?

We have 4 styles of beautiful professional centerpieces available for you to use for your wedding.


What is the rain plan?

We have an amazing rain plan due to the fact that we have a gorgeous all white ceremony suite that can be utilized if we have to move your wedding indoors.



A Note from the Owners

We have truly sunk our entire heart into creating the most perfect wedding venue with the most dedicated and passionate team on the east coast. Every detail has been thought of, from pumping twice the amount of AC into both the groomsmen and bridal suites to the lighting that is all on dimmers in order to control the lighting during the entire event. Caley our venue manager regularly cries at every wedding because we fall in love with our couples and want the best for them!


For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Events at The Grand Ol’ Barn

Venue Manager: Caley Hayes

1 (386) 846-9248

721 Palmetto Street

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

www.grandolbarn.com

caley@grandolbarn.com

INSTA: @Grandolbarn

FACEB: @Grandolbarn

#7 Mystical Winds Gathering Place - Clermont, FL

For that Country, Southern Charm Barn Wedding!


We love the archway, the rustic setting… and wait until you see how they decorate the inside of their barn. This venue truly knows how to do a gorgeous setup and make each wedding unique.

Type of Venue

Open Barn - Open Pasture - Scenic Pond ~ Forrest Lined


We Like to Describe this Venue As:

Chic, Rustic, Southern Charm, Relaxing, Spacious, Scenic, Peaceful


Our Thoughts:

If you’re looking for a rustic, country open barn decorated in Southern Charm… you have found the perfect venue! Mystical Winds Gathering Place knows how to decorate for a wedding, and we are obsessed with their Pinterest-worthy taste! We love that this venue is outlined by Cypress and Pine trees, and don’t forget their covered bridge. This venue provides so many photo backdrops. Another thing we think you will love? You don’t have to rush and pack your wedding all in one day. With this venue, you get Friday-Sunday to enjoy all of the wedding festivities and create a weekend you will never forget!

Mystical Wind Gathering Place Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Ceremony

  • Indoor Ceremony

  • Reception

  • Rehearsal

  • Bridal Cabin

  • Tables & Benches

  • Spool Tables

  • Wine Barrels

  • Photo Walls

  • Ol’ Blue (‘54 Ford Pick-up)

  • Scenic

  • Very Spacious

  • Ceremony Site Options

  • Bridal Cabin

Wedding Capacity: 2-200



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Mystical Wind Gathering Place FAQ


What prices do packages start at?

Call Elphia @ 352-516-0107 for more information.


How does catering work?

We do our best to make caterers feel at home!


How do decorations work?

You can decorate or someone can help - we have decorations available!


What is the rain plan?

No worries, there is room inside to have the ceremony!


Note from the Owner We do our best to provide a couple an affordable venue for their dream wedding with time to enjoy!



For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!


Mystical Winds Gathering Place

Contact: Elphia VanDenBogaert

9014 Florida Boys Ranch Road - Clermont, FL 34711

352-516-0107

mysticalwindsgatheringplace.com

#8 - 520 on the Water - Sanford, FL