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The Coolest & Most Unique Wedding Venues in Florida

July 26, 2023

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Looking for a unique wedding venue in Florida that stands out from the traditional options like barns and banquet halls? Explore unique territory with our curated selection of distinctive wedding venues across Florida. Break away from convention and create unforgettable memories for you and your guests with these top picks.

Discover Florida’s most unique wedding venues that promise unforgettable experiences:

  1. The Balcony Orlando
  2. Casa Feliz
  3. Sydonie Mansion
  4. The Ringling Museum of Art
  5. Historic Spanish Point Campus
  6. The Westin Sarasota
  7. The Treasury on the Plaza
  8. The Lightner Museum
  9. Casa Monica Resort & Spa
  10. Oxford Exchange
  11. Hotel Zamora
  12. The Don Cesar
  13. Protea Weddings & Events

Each venue offers distinct charm and ambiance, ensuring your special day is truly one-of-a-kind.


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Your wedding day is one of the most significant milestones in your life—a moment when dreams intertwine with reality, and love blossoms in its purest form. At the heart of this unforgettable journey lies a crucial decision: choosing the perfect venue to host your celebration of love and commitment. Welcome to our guide to the most enchanting and unique wedding venues in the Sunshine State, where Florida’s vibrant landscapes and diverse array of venues set the stage for truly magical moments.

Florida, known for its sun-kissed beaches, lush gardens, and captivating cityscapes, emerges as a premier wedding destination, captivating couples from around the globe with its irresistible charm. From the tranquil shores of the Gulf Coast to the bustling energy of Miami, Florida offers a tapestry of settings to suit every couple’s vision for their special day. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony surrounded by swaying palms or a grand affair in a historic mansion, Florida promises an abundance of possibilities to turn your wedding dreams into reality. Join us as we embark on a journey through the Sunshine State’s most enchanting wedding venues, each offering a unique blend of beauty, romance, and unforgettable memories.


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It started with a nervous first date. You clicked. And over time, things got good. Now you’re planning an epic wedding day, surrounded by family & friends – and it’ll be a fantastic party, too. You’re about to make the most important promises of your life while celebrating with all of your favorite people. These are memories you’ll want to cherish forever.

That’s where Visual Arts Photography comes in. We specialize in capturing the genuine emotions, laughter, and love that make your wedding day unique. Want to get to know our team and see if we’re a perfect fit to capture your forever?

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Unique Orlando Wedding Venues

1. The Balcony Orlando | Event Venue | Downtown Orlando

Orlando Wedding venues

Located eleven stories high perched above the bustling streets of Downtown Orlando is
The Balcony Orlando. This rooftop venue provides a unique wedding experience
combining elegance and urban flare. This venue is an ideal wedding day location for
couples who want to have an urban feel and in an intimate and luxurious setting.

Venue Type: Rooftop / Loft

Address: 189 S Orange Ave #1120, Orlando, FL 32801

Pricing begins at: $7000+

Capacity: 300 guests

Website: https://thebalconyorlando.com/


2. Casa Feliz

Casa Felix is an award-winning Spanish farmhouse featuring indoor and outdoor event
space with stunning architecture and a timeless aesthetic. This private estate provides a
unique design featuring original Spanish roof tiles, lush gardens and greenery, and a
centerpiece of white-washed, century-old brick walls making this venue a can’t miss for a romantic, 19th-century Spanish-inspired wedding day.

Venue Type: Historic Mansion / Museum

Address: 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Pricing for 100 guests: $3000-$6000

Capacity: 150 guests

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3. Sydonie Mansion Weddings & Events Venue

SYDONIE MANSION Weddings & Events Venue - top rated wedding venue in mount dora

The Sydonie Mansion steps back in time to give a true, old-style Florida experience.
Originally built in 1883, this historic venue provides a romantic oasis surrounded by
magnificent century-old oak trees, lush gardens and greenery, and timeless charm sure to make for a wedding day celebration to cherish.

Venue Type: Mansion / Waterfront

Address: 5538 Sydonie Dr, Mt Dora, FL 32757

Pricing for 100 guests: $5000-$6000

Capacity: 150 guests

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The Best Sarasota Wedding Venues

4. The Ringling Museum of Art

Wedding ceremony setup at the Ringling Museum

The sprawling Ringing Museum Estate features some of the most unique settings you can
find. The Ca’d’Zan Mansion stands as a breathtaking centerpiece with elegant architecture
and grounds nestled next to Sarasota Bay. The on-site circus galleries allow your wedding
day to have a little bit more of a whimsical feel as you and your guests bask in the sights and sounds of the circus.

Venue Type: Garden / Museum / Waterfront

Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

Pricing begins at: $11000+

Capacity: 300 guests

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5. Historic Spanish Point Campus

Wedding couple at the Historic Spanish Point Campus

Historic charm is provided all around the outdoor 30-acre Spanish Point. Located on bay-
front property you are transported to a naturally elegant homestead. The spanning
property allows you to let loose and spread out as you celebrate your love story.

Venue Type: Farm / Ranch

Address: 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

Pricing for 100 guests: $3000-$4000

Capacity: 100 guests

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6. The Westin Sarasota

Sarasota luxury wedding venue

There are numerous hotel venues to find throughout the state of Florida. The Westin
Sarasota stands as a beacon hotel venue. Situated in downtown Sarasota, the venue is
conveniently located and soars above the cityscape providing stunning views overlooking
the city and Sarasota Bay. Inside the elegance is turned up a notch with luxurious and elegant ballrooms to host your ceremony or reception in class.

Venue Type: Luxury Hotel / Ballroom / Rooftop

Address: 100 Marina View Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Pricing begins at: $2000+

Capacity: 450 guests

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Top Wedding Venues in St. Augustine

7. Treasury on the Plaza | St Augustine Wedding Venues

Treasury on the Plaza | St Augustine Wedding Venues

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to get married in a classic bank, The Treasury
on the Plaza gives you an idea. Originally a 1920s bank, this space has been transformed
into a wide-open modern venue with classic art-deco architectural influences. One of the
standout pieces of the venue is the vault bar. The original bank vault has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind speakeasy-style bar.

Venue Type: Historic / Banquet Hall

Address: 24 Cathedral Pl #111, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Pricing for 100 guests: $8000-$11000

Capacity: 225 guests

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8. Lightner Museum Wedding Venue | St. Augustine, FL

Lightner Museum Wedding Venue

Historic downtown St. Augustine provides a classic design and aesthetic which carries
right into the historic Lightner Museum. This versatile venue features stunning art,
culture, and romance throughout the property and is often referred to as the city’s most
exquisite wedding venue. Featuring both indoor and outdoor event spaces, you will find sophistication and elegance at every turn.

Venue Type: Ballroom / Museum

Address: 75 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Pricing begins at: $7000+

Capacity: 250 guests

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9. Casa Monica Resort & Spa

Casa Monica Wedding venue

As you enter the Casa Monica through the arched carriage entranceway, you are instantly
transformed into a classic and historic era. The aesthetic is heavily influenced by classic
European and Moroccan culture. Celebrate in elegant style while surrounded by
handcrafted art pieces, sophisticated sculptures, yet modern amenities.

Venue Type: Luxury Hotel / Ballroom / Rooftop

Address: 95 Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Pricing for 100 guests: $10000-$17000

Capacity: 250 guests

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Unique Tampa Bay Wedding Venues

10. Oxfort Exchange

Oxford Exchange wedding photos

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, The Oxford Exchange is an interesting mix of
aesthetics combining part industrial with part art-deco. One of the ways that mix occurs is
with the unique offerings of the venue: featuring a bookstore, a restaurant, and a wedding
venue. It also pulls from the local area with lush greenery and timeless décor throughout.

Venue Type: Historic / Restaurant

Address: 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Pricing for 100 guests: $28000-$40000

Capacity: 200 guests

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11. Hotel Zamora

Hotel Zamora - Top Rated wedding venue in St Pete

One of the newer wedding venues on the list is Hotel Zamora. This boutique venue
features breathtaking rooftop views, mouthwatering food, and modern décor. Another
fantastic feature is how they divide the indoor and outdoor spaces to seamlessly transition from cocktail hours to wedding receptions.

Address: 3701 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Pricing begins at: $6000+

Capacity: up to 175 guests

Website: https://thehotelzamora.com/weddings/

Phone Number: (727) 456-8900


12. The Don Cesar

Don Cesar - Florida Wedding Venues

The iconic Don Cesar hotel often referred to as the “Pink Palace” is a magnificent
breathtaking hotel beach wedding venue featuring numerous event spaces. Located in Saint Petersburg, Fl the Don Cesar captures the tropical feeling along their private beachfront, while also exuding elegance and sophistication in their ballrooms, pavilions, and terraces available for your dream wedding day.

Venue Type: Luxury Hotel / Ballroom / Rooftop

Address: 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Pricing for 100 guests: $31000-$43000

Capacity: 300 guests

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Top Rated Wedding Venues in Ocala

13. Protea Wedding & Events

Protea Weddings and Event Venue in Ocala

Welcome to PROTEA WEDDINGS & EVENTS, a historic barn venue for brides and grooms seeking a style of rustic-elegance for their wedding day. Located in Ocala, FL. one hour north of Orlando and 40 minutes south from Gainesville, Protea is the only historic hand-hewn beam barn wedding venue in Florida.

This is not just an ordinary barn wedding venue. This beautiful mid-nineteenth century barn has been modernized with elegance and style, and all of today’s modern conveniences. The entire structure is under heat and air, so your guests will be comfortable at all times of year. Some couples choose to have their wedding in the barn, while others choose from a variety of scenic outdoor wedding locations on our property.

Venue Type: Barn

Address: 12088 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480

Pricing for 150 guests:From $6800 with Day Of Coordination up to $41,350 for the Protea All inclusive Package

Capacity: up to 200 guests

Website: https://proteaweddingsandevents.com/


As we curated this list of the top ten unique Florida wedding venues, we meticulously considered a range of factors to ensure each venue offers an exceptional experience for couples on their special day. Our selection process involved evaluating the following criteria:

  1. Location: Each venue was chosen for its prime location within Florida, offering picturesque surroundings and convenient accessibility for both local and destination weddings.
  2. Ambiance: We prioritized venues with captivating atmospheres that exude romance and charm, whether it’s a serene beachfront setting, a lush garden oasis, or a historic landmark steeped in character and elegance.
  3. Capacity: We assessed the capacity of each venue to accommodate weddings of various sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, ensuring that couples can find the perfect space to host their desired number of guests comfortably.
  4. Unique Features: Our selection highlights venues with distinctive features or amenities that set them apart, whether it’s breathtaking waterfront views, architectural marvels, lush botanical gardens, or innovative event spaces designed to inspire awe.
  5. Reviews: We considered feedback and reviews from past couples, vendors, and event professionals to ensure that each venue consistently delivers exceptional service, attention to detail, and a memorable experience for wedding celebrations.

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, and you deserve photography that reflects that. We don’t take every wedding because finding the perfect fit is crucial. We thrive on working with couples who share our passion for genuine moments, timeless elegance and joyful celebrations.

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