Whether it's formal or casual, indoor or outdoor, Florida has
everything you need to make your wedding one to remember!
From Orlando to Miami, or Jacksonville to Tampa/St. Pete, the
Sunshine State offers some of the country's top choices in traditional
hotel reception or banquet halls.
You both will probably devote about 50 percent of your wedding
finances to the reception, so it's always best to shop around
at least 6 months to a year in advance to find exactly the kind
of reception venue that fits both your style and your budget.
Of course, a personal visit is always necessary to scope out exactly what a particular venue can offer. Besides the dinner and food sample tasting, also find out if the facility is big enough to hold all your guests. Is there enough parking?
In addition, can they recommend trusted outside vendors like florists, photographers or DJ's? Is there a backdrop where wedding photos can be taken? (And, on a more practical note -- you certainly don't want your perfect day to hit a down note with bathrooms or other amenities that aren't in pristine condition!)
Keep in mind unusual venues like historic museums, Orlando
theme parks, beach
wedding locations and other recreational sites available statewide
promising unique surroundings and tons of special photo
opportunities for your one-of-a-kind wedding album.
Wherever you choose to have your Florida reception, keeping
within budget is one of the most important considerations for
pulling off a memorable wedding while still having cash left over
for the honeymoon!
Cash-strapped couples especially should look into reception venues
that offer flexible packages, or work with event coordinators
to discuss various options that help to defray costs while still
pulling off a reception that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Top places for wedding receptions in Florida include (from left): The Swan and Dolphin at Walt Disney World;
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in North Palm Beach; The Hilton Hotel in Cocoa Beach; Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys; and The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach.
Just up ahead,
discover where to host the perfect wedding reception in Florida
with our guide to finding both unique and traditional reception
venues throughout the state:
More information about Florida wedding receptions
around the Web:
Event Planning in Florida (FL) - A guide to top reception
venues in Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa,
and throughout FL including photos and contact details, plus more
on where to find photographers, caterers, and other local wedding
vendors and services.
- Extensive directory of top wedding reception sites in Miami,
Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and all of FL searchable by city,
zip code or distance, including listings for local caterers, dj's
and wedding entertainment, and related wedding services.
Wedding Planner - Handy reference with star-rated reviews
of top reception sites in Miami-Fort Lauderdale from the CitySearch
community. Includes related reviews on local florists, bridal
shops, tuxedo and limo service hire.