From Pampering to Partying: Plan Your Southwest Florida Wedding

Wedding March on the Beach

Congratulations are in order – not only to you and your other half, but to the fine locales that grace this list. An overwhelming number of incredible venues, restaurants and spas fill The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, so consider this a solid starting point.

Day Spa

Aquagene Spa at Pink Shell Beach Resort | Fort Myers Beach

Before the weekend’s celebrations are underway, every bride-to-be should bask in the little moments leading up to her big day. These include (but are not limited to) a hydrating body wrap, warm stone massage and Sea of Life facial at Aquagene Spa. With its South Beach style décor and chic atmosphere, this turquoise haven is as serene as it is sophisticated.

Rehearsal Dinner

The Veranda | Downtown Fort Myers

Built as a home in the early 1900s, the Veranda dazzles diners with Antebellum charm and decadent dishes, while its quaint courtyard serves as the perfect backdrop for an enchanting rehearsal dinner. The restaurant is no stranger to hosting private parties, so you can choose from a number of menus for your group. The Southern Buffet is one crowd-pleaser that includes mini crab cakes and Mahi Mahi as options.

Wedding & Reception Venues

The White Orchid at Oasis | Fort Myers

A name this glamorous demands an ambience that’s equally impressive. Luckily, this Fort Myers wedding venue delivers. Situated on a spacious riverfront lot, the White Orchid truly brings Pinterest boards to life. Indoors, you can transform a white-brick fireplace into the altar of your dreams for an intimate ceremony. Outside, you can dance under the stars – or under an enormous white tent – with up to 500 of your favorite people.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club | Boca Grande

 

You’ll find quite the array of venues across this luxurious property, which moonlights as a grand golf course when it’s not hosting events. Here, you can recite your vows in front of a centuries-old banyan tree before dining barefoot on the beach. You can say “I do” on the edge of the Gulf before blowing guests away with a whimsical reception on the croquet lawns. Customization is The Gasparilla Inn & Club’s forte, which means creating your dream day is never out of reach.

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