Weddings | Bodas

June 5, 2020

The Top 25 Most Beautiful Venues in South Florida – by Category

Hi there! We’re so excited you’re here because we loooveee this topic and are asked all the time for venue recommendations. For us, since we’re light, airy, yet vibrant photographers, we have certain determining factors of what makes a wedding venue perfect for your wedding day! We’ll not only share what those factors are, but we’ll also share our favorite wedding venues – and also the most photogenic- in South Florida! So, if you love light, airy, and vibrant images, a romantic setting, and vibrant images – this is the perfect venue list for you!

There are a few factors we look for in wedding venues that allows for our timeless, minimal, light, airy, yet vibrant style of photography that our couples love.

First, we always look for natural light! Natural light makes for the prettiest glow on your skin, hair, and your details – we shoot primarily in natural light because we absolutely looovveee how it translates onto our images.

Open Spaces allow for us to take advantage of the natural light for the longest amount of time! The more time we have in the light, the better we can make your dream images and open spaces usually have the most even, beautiful light. Plus, we can shoot even after the sun has set if we have enough open space.

Minimalism – Since we are focused on making sure that our couples look their very best, we want to avoid locations (and especially getting ready rooms) that are cluttered or full of distractions. The more simple and minimal the space, the more grand your details will look and the more you’ll stand out – you beautiful couple, you!

Greenery and Florals – Nature is the most beautiful background, the way the light falls on and through the trees and flowers gives your images a touch of color and authenticity. Whether its palm tress or oak trees, we love having greenery and florals in the background for that bright and vibrant pop of color that goes so well with your perfect white wedding dress.

So, now that you know our criteria for selecting the top venues in South Florida, we’d love to share a list with you below. While they are not listed in any particular order, we have separated them by category for you – because your venue should match the overall theme of your wedding.


We’re starting with our favorite Estate Venues:

  1. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  2. Villa Woodbine
  3. Coco Plum Women’s Club
  4. Curtis Mansion
  5. Bonnett House

Here are a few more you can look at: Dupont Building, Club of Knights, Howey Mansion,  Via Belle Estate, Villa Toscana, The Addison, Ancient Spanish Monastery, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

Vizcaya Wedding Bride with Long Veil

Wedding in Vizcaya Museum Miami Florida

Next, here are some of our favorite Ranch style venues:

  1. Ever After Farms Ranch
  2. Cinco Farms
  3. Casa Tranquila
  4. Esperanza Estate Venue
  5. Mon Petit Garden
Wedding at Cattaleya Chapel

Wedding at Cattaleya Chapel

Additionally, we’re sharing Modern Venues:

  1. Penthouse Riverside Wharf
  2. Perez Museum
  3. Norton Museum of Art
  4. Flagler Museum
  5. Temple House
Wedding in Penthouse Riverside Wharf

Wedding in Penthouse Riverside Wharf

Lastly, here are our favorite Hotel Venues:

  1. The Colony Hotel West Palm Beach
  2. Miami Beach Edition
  3. Sonesta Ft Lauderdale
  4. Loews Miami Beach
  5. The Betsy

There’s so many more in this category: The Biltmore, Hotel Collonade, Mondrian South Beach, Confidante Miami Beach, The Nautilus, Kimpton Epic Hotel, Dalmar Hotel, Cadillac Hotel + Beach Club, Alexander Hotel, Sonesta Ft Lauderdale, Playa Largo Resort + Spa, The Breakers Palm Beach

Wedding at Loews Miami Beach

Whimsical Venues:

  1. Casa Ylang Ylang
  2. Casa Florida
  3. Royal Palm Island
  4. Historic Walton House
  5. Whimsical Key West House

Others include Redland Koi Gardens, Secret Garden, and Redland Farm Life


We hope this has been a helpful post!


XOXO, David + Meivys
M Suarez Photography


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