I am so happy to announce a recent article, written by Dylan Moskowitz, from Zog Media for all of you, who are trying to decide where to get married and why you should absolutely give Naples, Florida some consideration :) Enjoy
Top Places in Naples, FL for a Wedding
You’ve popped the big question and are now knee deep in wedding planning. You know you want to stand by your loved one and say ‘I do’ in front of your closest friends and family, but you still need the perfect venue to make your wedding dreams come true. Naples, Florida is positioned along the Gulf of Mexico in the southern part of Florida, so it is the perfect beach destination and backdrop for your dream wedding. Here are some of the top venues for your big day, no matter your style or budget.
Elegant and Effortless Venues
If you’re looking for a traditional venue to match your elegant taste, Naples, Florida has a long list of stunning venues that can easily be transformed to fit the desired look and feel of your wedding. With gorgeous ballrooms and lush greens, the beach backdrop of Naples isn’t the only sight worth seeing. These are just a few of the venues that rank highest for weddings in Naples.
Vineyards Country Club
Spacious ballrooms, elegant exterior and interior, guests gazing out over the golf course before sitting down for a sensational meal. This is just some of what you could get out of your wedding at Vineyards Country Club. This venue is the picturesque, traditional place you envision when you think of your wedding. The country club includes two ballrooms, which combined are a total of 70,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 300 people. Overlook the golf course from the ballroom - then put on your dancing shoes to hit the dance floor, which is already built into the room. With AV amenities and in-house catering, there won’t be much more you will need to bring in to make your day everything you imagine. The venue is also easily accessible, only 25 minutes from the airport, so all your guests should have no trouble getting there. What more could you ask for in a venue?
Create a romantic, intimate setting at Bellasera Resort for your special day. The resort includes four event spaces and can hold up to 180 people. Bellasera combines the best aesthetics of your dream destination - think Tuscan meets tropical. The Tuscan décor gives this venue an elegant and timeless look without any effort, but is easy to transform to fit your theme. After you’ve tied the knot, there are plenty of places for your guests to mingle while helping you celebrate! Visit the veranda, or catch up with friends and family at the poolside cabanas. Bellasera Resort will make your special day even more magical. The best part of this venue is the wedding packages that are offered. Take advantage of these packages and take some stress off the wedding planning process!
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Bring the beach to you by having your wedding at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club which sits right along the shoreline. Choose to have your ceremony directly on the beach, on the lawn, or indoors. The variety of choices help make this venue an easy choice for any desired wedding. Each venue space can accommodate a maximum of 500 people, so whether your guest list is lengthy or light, you will have room for everyone and their plus ones. This venue helps with each component of your wedding planning process, making it smooth sailing as you prep for your special day!
Magical and Memorable Venues
These venues may not be as traditional, but each has its own flare that will make your day truly magical. Have your wedding at any of the following venues for a unique, exciting day filled with memories to last a lifetime.
Naples Botanical Garden
For a lush, floral wedding that will leave your guests talking for years, say your beloved vows at the Naples Botanical Garden. The botanical garden is a unique place for a wedding - and quite possibly the most gorgeous choice out there. With room for up to 350 people, this venue is perfect for larger weddings, or it can also be made cozier if you just have your closest friends and family attending. Have your wedding indoors amongst all the species of plants, or take it outdoors for a dreamy day. The floral waterfall on-site will make you feel as if you are in a tropical oasis, and also makes a great, natural backdrop for wedding photos! This venue is gorgeous year-round and always has plants and flowers in bloom.
Cross Creek Ranch
If a cozy, southern wedding is calling your name, make your day come alive at Cross Creek Ranch. Celebrate in rustic elegance at the Carriage House Stable, which has outdoor and indoor components and can fit up to 150 guests. Or, if you’re dreaming of a charming, classic look, choose the French Country Inn. Both settings at Cross Creek Ranch offer simple elegance, and allow you to have your wedding under the sun and dance under the stars. Cross Creek Ranch also offers wedding packages to simplify your planning and provide recommendations.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
If you love animals and hate traditional weddings, your special day is meant for the Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Once you pull out all the stops, your guests will literally be saying “lions, tigers, and bears oh my!” Bring life to your wedding - and add a few plus ones into your RSVP list to account for the animals. This is the perfect venue for larger weddings as it can accommodate 500 people. With five event spaces to choose from, you can have your wedding indoors or outdoors. If you choose the indoor route, you will still have plenty of time to hang with the animals and enjoy the lush greenery! This venue will make your day even more fun - and certainly memorable!
Sticking around town after the vows? Or looking to begin your honeymoon fun? Continue the party in this tropical haven. Relax on the beach, explore some of these unique attractions, and celebrate with the newlyweds!