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Ft. Myers Weddings: Heart of Palms Ranch - You Must See This Unique, Tropical Food Farm Venue!

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Introducing a Fairy-Tale Wedding Venue in Ft. Myers, FL

Heart of Palms Ranch


Looking to have a TRUE fairy-tale outdoor wedding venue in Florida? Absolutely look no further. We are ecstatic to bring you another amazing local wedding venue, this time in Fort Meyers! Just look at this photo! Isn't this scene breathtaking? So calm, and peaceful. This photo is just one part of this incredible venue. It has such a unique vibe, it's a tropical food farm!

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If you're getting married anywhere near Fort Myers, you simply must check out Heart of Palms Ranch. We are beyond in love with this beautiful, scenic venue! If you want to get married surrounded by beautiful mother nature and combine your love for the outdoors with tropical surroundings, we think this is the place for you!


This venue has so much to offer, we can't wait to share it with you in this post!


About the Venue

Heart of Palms Ranch and Eco-Farm is a unique venue in Fort Myers, FL. The venue sits on a 35 acre equestrian and cattle ranch. One of our favorite things about this venue is that it features a developing food forest full of special varieties of tropical fruits, flowers and herbs such as banana, papaya, guanabana, loquat, mulberry, cassava, cranberry hibiscus, passionfruit, mexican sunflower, barbados cherry, guava, surinam cherry, oregano, okinawan spinach, mango, and ice cream bean. Wow, that's a lot! But, how cool is that?


Heart of Palms Ranch is home to 11 horses and 10 bulls. They often see wildlife such as eagles, wild turkeys, and wild boars. The mission of their ranch is to create a productive and regenerative agricultural landscape that is beautiful and accessible to people interested in agritourism.


When it comes to weddings, they have a lot to offer their couples. They have guest accommodations for up to 8 people They have so many amenities including the picnic pavilion, bonfire pit, fishing dock, pool and hot tub. They boast a 1,700 sq. ft. pole barn for dinners and receptions and staff assistance throughout your event. ​

A Unique Experience When You Enter

When you enter Heart of Palms Ranch and Eco-Farm through a tunnel of Oaks, you are transported to a peaceful pocket of Old Florida. At the center of the main pasture is a heart-shaped pond, surrounded by towering grandfather Oaks, slash pines, and sabal palms.


The permaculture-inspired food forest brings new energy to the space in the form of ambitious and towering nam wah bananas. Abundant banana racks, strawberry papayas, passionfruit flowers, Mexican sunflowers and cranberry hibiscus flowers decorate the landscape. Horses and cattle graze in the other pastures, always welcoming an audience to share their majesty with!


Guests at the two ranch Airbnb’s enjoy fishing for tilapia and bass off the dock, making smores around the massive bonfire circle, grilling out with a view, relaxing in the hot tub or by the pool, lounging in the hammocks by the food forest, or going on a tour with Shelley the farm manager. (Two of their wedding packages include both of their Airbnb units, which can accommodate up to 8 people).


The Ceremony

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

So. Absolutely. Stunning.

This may be one of the most tranquil, gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony setups ever! Can you imagine getting married here, surrounded by this beauty?


The Reception

Indoor Reception

Wow! This venue knows how to decorate for an event. Everything comes together to create a beautiful dinner/reception after your ceremony. We love those string lights!



The Location

This venue is located in Fort Myers, Florida. They are 30 minutes from RSW International Airport. They are very close to Manatee Park and Lee Civic Center, and about 50 minutes from Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.


Offers & Perks

  • 1700 Square Foot Pole Barn (overlooks the pond and main pasture) for Dinners and Receptions

  • 2 Packages Include Use of Airbnb's (2 days or 3 days)

  • Bridal Suite

  • Outdoor Ceremony: Large, 12-Foot High Rustic Moon Gate Setup (next to the heart-shaped pond in front of a beautiful grandfather oak tree.)

  • Guest Accommodations for up to 8 People

  • Package Details

  • Parking for up to 85 Vehicles

  • Event Insurance

  • Event Security

  • Engagement Photo Shoot



Memorable Features

We asked Heart of Palms Ranch what they thought their most memorable features were, and here is what they had to say!


Our heart shaped pond and landscape in general is very peaceful and enjoyable, everyone who visits us remarks on how lovely it feels to spend time here. I think it is mainly because of the beautiful old oak trees. The large banana trees also create a tropical Hawaii-like feel.


How Vendors Work

This venue does not offer vendors, so you will need to ask them about bringing your own. They also have a preferred vendor list they've been working on!


Next Steps

We recommend getting in touch with Heart of Palms Ranch and scheduling a tour. You can find a ton of great information on the wedding page of their website here.



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Heart of Palms Ranch and Eco-Farm

15291 Broken J Ranch Road

Fort Myers, FL 33905

808-518-9526

 

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Disclaimer

Photos and content in this post are for informational and educational purposes only. This is a sponsored post and I was compensated a small fee for my time, as this is a means for me to earn an income. However, I hand selected this venue to feature, I reached out to them and offered the opportunity, they did not seek me out looking to advertise. I only work with amazing companies and brands I have researched, love and support. I am just a blogger and am not responsible for your personal experience with any featured venues. The venue is responsible for photographer credits and only submitting photos they own or have permission to use.


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