You have just been engaged and your head is in the clouds!! This is it!! It’s happening! You’re getting married!! A rush of emotions courses through your veins, from your head to the tip of your toes, and there’s no other way to release them but to scream with joy! AHHHH!
It might take you days to process everything but once you’re back to Earth, let’s take a deep breath, clear our heads, and think. Think of your dream wedding. What’s your theme? How long is your guest list? What’s your ideal ceremony? What’s your budget? The reception?? The date??? So many things to factor in! Who knew wedding preparations would be this hard???
Except… it’s much more simple and we can help you along the way! Once you know what you want, everything will fall into place. So before we move forward, I want you to take your pen and paper, and list down the things that would make your wedding the perfect wedding because today, we will be finding out which venue would be perfect for you!
Below are some of the many venues we personally love!!
Mill Pond Estate
The Millpond Estate (@millpondestate)
Perfect for an outdoor wedding! The Millpond Estate has a lot of outdoor space that will get you swooning! A reception under the stars? Exchanging vows under a centuries‑old oak tree? Perhaps you want to do it in their beautiful glass greenhouse or at the dock near the calm lily pond. They can also cater to your floral needs and trust me, they are always so gorgeous!
Bella Cosa Lakeside (@bellacosalakeside) built-in 1925
If you love old architecture, you will love Bella Cosa! It has been around since 1925! That’s almost a century!! I love frequenting Bella Cosa for my bridal needs because the outdoor views make a perfect backdrop for my photos and they always turn out amazing!
Speaking of backdrops, you can opt to have the beautiful tranquil lake in the background for your ceremony or you can also choose to have it in their courtyard which is just as equally gorgeous‑ you can browse our galleries or their website to see more of their gorgeous venue! You can also have your bridal portraits by their expansive grand foyer and you will be looking so elegant! Their indoor reception is perfect for weddings with 150 guests and they can also lodge at their lovely suites after a night of celebration!
The Don Cesar
Don Cesar (@thedoncesarhotel)
Dubbed as “The Pink Palace” The Don Cesar hotel is a venue rich in history! You can read about all of it on their website and woah… there were a lot of interesting things about the hotel! But you’re here because you want to know if this is the perfect venue for you so here it goes. If you’re dreaming of a courtyard or a beach wedding, you can definitely have it here! Fronting the pristine sapphire waters of the gold of Mexico, you are going to have a beautiful ceremony. They also have ballrooms that can accommodate the number of guests that you want, whether you’re opting for something intimate or grand!
The CURRENT Hotel, Autograph Collection
We adore this venue! It truly has quite the view!! It reminds me of an island but it’s in the heart of Tampa! It’s the perfect getaway and it’s absolutely lovely inside and out!
The Howey Mansion
We absolutely love @thehoweymansion for it’s stunning architecture and gorgeous tones. It’s a very romantic venue with a lot of history as it was built in 1925 by William J. Howey. They have many places and details on site that can truly elevate your wedding vision! They have a lovely foyer, fireplace, and a gorgeous backyard cocktail space that’s perfect for guest to enjoy.
Luxmore Grande Estate
We loveee @luxmoregrande for its stunning classical charm. This property sits on a beautiful 5 acres of land and they can accommodate up to 200 guest! When we are at this lovely venue we always fall in love with the versatility! They have a blank canvas where you can create the wedding you truly LOVE while also creating within your color palette‑ it’s the recipe to create a dream wedding!
The Royal Crest Room
The Royal Crest Room (@theroyalcrestroom)
A heart‑shaped lake, a grand stone bridge, old oak trees, a lovely garden, and British phone booths! Those are a few of the many things that make The Royal Crest Room a picturesque venue! If you want a beautiful sunset wedding, YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE! Trust me! They even have the cutest red booth!!!
This venue is the perfect venue as it is a blank canvas that has a clean industrial feel to it! We love seeing all of the color palettes be created in this venue! You can easily include a pop of color ( especially with their famous color wall), stick to all white, or have a black-tie affair. This venue seats up to 500 guests, it’s seriously ” My Haus is your house” here! @Haus820 is perfect for creating the perfect layout tailored for your wedding daydreams!
This location is seriously a dream location for a wedding! The Ringling provides multiple places on site that can fit your wedding day vision! They have a stunning courtyard, terrace, and bayfront! They can accommodate 250‑ 400 guests! Their architecture provides a tropical view in a very romantic setting! Not only is this venue incredibly romantic‑ it is also full of history! You can also keep your guest entertained with the beauty that surrounds them! @theringling has beautiful museums that sweep you off of your feet.
@theregent shines in the heart of Riverview,Florida they have gorgeous places within their venue that makes for great entrances and exits and we love the landscape around this venue! It’s truly is picture perfect!
White Rock Canyon
This is the venue for you if you want to create a unique experience for your guest ‑ when you step on this property it’s like being outside of Florida! @whiterockcanyon can host 300+ guests. This venue was built by Brooke and Hunter! These two were right where you are right now‑ they were on the hunt for their very own perfect venue when they were getting married too! They built this They truly have thought of everything when it comes to serving couples!
Kapok Special Events Center
@kapokspecialevents is a venue located in the heart of Clearwater, Florida. This venue is another gem that takes you out of Florida and places you and your guest to a place like Italy! Its architecture is beautiful and serene and the inside of this venue is truly breathtaking!
Bella Collina Weddings & Events
Bella Collina (@bellacollinaweddings)
Who would have thought? You don’t need to go to Italy to fulfill your Tuscan‑inspired wedding. You can have it here, yes, in Central Florida!! With exquisite Tuscan architecture, whether you choose to have your ceremony indoors or outdoor, it is going to be magical either way!
Tropical Wonders!? This venue is located in Malabar, FL ! This gorgeous venue was built in 1927. This stunning venue has dimmable chandeliers,a gorgeous Pavilion historic windows throughout the venue, and handcrafted floors. Every element is thought of and Joanne and Tom will be sure to take care of you! They provided us excellent service when we’ve worked with them in the past.
The Barn at Azalea Oaks
This beautiful white barn is a favorite of ours! We love that there is a gorgeous orange grove adjacent to this venue , a stunning lake view , and a stunning bridal suite available to brides! @thebarnatazaelaoaks is a romantic venue with amazing people happy to serve you! We absolutely adore the owners and the hard work they put into their venue and into the way they serve their couples.
The Red Barn at Bushnell
@theredbarnatbushnell will always have our heart! It’s a home away from home for us! Their venue sits on 10 acres of beauty and the sunrise and sunset is unmatched! Their located for couple’s convenience being only an hour from downtown Orlando, Ocala, and more!