Before or After Your Wedding, Play in The Palm Beaches

April 9, 2021

Choosing The Palm Beaches for your nuptials will not only ensure a magical wedding, but also provide a spectacular setting for you and your guests to enjoy before and after the big day.

Arrive early for unforgettable activities and beach time spent with family and friends, from bachelor and bachelorette parties to wedding showers, rehearsal dinners and welcome parties. And whether you’re seeking a honeymoon spot or your friends and family want a longer post-wedding vacation, The Palm Beaches offer plenty to explore.

Food & Drink

Do you and your pals enjoy crafty libations? Cruise the Ale Trail of The Palm Beaches and navigate your way through nearly 20 acclaimed craft breweries. Download the Ale Trail map – or just hop on the Damn Good Beer Bus, a tour that lives up to its name by taking you and your crew to three of The Palm Beaches’ best breweries in four hours, complete with beer from each provider and koozies, water, snacks and coolers onboard the bus. If you fancy cocktails, a tour of the Palm Beach Distillery in West Palm Beach provides a behind-the-scenes perspective and the opportunity to sample its acclaimed Lost Harbour brand of vodka, gin, rum and Capistara vanilla caramel vodka.

Due South Brewing Co., Boynton Beach
Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach

Drinks and mirth also share real estate at Tin Roof on bustling Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Live music resounds from two stages, along with karaoke, trivia, drag shows and a menu of upscale bar food. For a festive evening paired with photo-worthy views, plan a gathering at one of The Palm Beaches’ rooftop bars or waterfront restaurants.

View from Spruzzo in West Palm Beach
View from Spruzzo, one of West Palm Beach's rooftop lounges; photo by Shannon Smagala

Seeking more of a cozy vibe? Sophisticated wine bar The Blind Monk in West Palm Beach is perfect for pre-wedding R&R, with or without the live soundtrack of a jazz band or singer-songwriter. Johan’s Joe Swedish Coffee House & Café, also in West Palm Beach, is a favorite spot for conversation, delectable food and award-winning, environmentally friendly imported java. Prefer a spot of tea? Serenity Teahouse & Café just south of downtown West Palm Beach serves lunch and traditional high tea in a beautifully decorated 1919 historic cottage, transporting guests the moment they enter the house.

Sightseeing & Attractions

Sometimes, the most fun can be had on the move. Consider jetting around West Palm Beach and the island of Palm Beach on a Segway with Palm Beach Segway Tours, a safe but adventurous way to discover interesting trivia about the region — no pedaling necessary. Or take advantage of The Palm Beaches’ beautiful coastal location and charter a yacht, sailboat or other seaworthy vessel to explore the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. The region’s proximity to the Gulf Stream and its migratory routes teeming with marine life make fishing charters a popular option as well.

Palm Beach Segway Tour
Exploring the waterfront with Palm Beach Segway Tours

Looking for a little friendly competition? Golf enthusiasts who can’t wait for their honeymoon to hit the links can play virtual courses at West Palm Beach’s Drive Shack. Swing real clubs toward digital holes on a state-of-the-art projection screen, practice your drive from an all-weather hitting bay or celebrate with your group on the rooftop terrace lounge. For more fun, book a night at Club 66 in Boynton Beach, which houses a pinball arcade, a racing simulator, a first-rate collection of American classic muscle cars and a cocktail lounge in a 7,000-square-foot, industrial-chic space.

Cool & Calm

There’s nothing like a spa treatment — whether as a soon-to-be-married couple or a wedding party excursion — to loosen up before the important day. Offering outsize service from its pint-sized location, Delray Beach’s Bella Reina Spa — winner of the Best Day Spa in North America — features trademark treatments like the ZEN Nano-Tech Facial and custom Swedish massages. The Spa at PGA National Resort & Spa offers pampering on a global scale, thanks to its Waters of the World mineral pools and accompanying cafe. And the wellness-focused spa at Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (set to open in summer 2021) will include two floors of services, including indoor/outdoor hydrothermal experiences such as an Effusion Experiential Shower and Replenishment Plunge Pools.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
A winding path at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

You can also seek out moments of zen in The Palm Beaches’ natural settings. Wander among peaceful paths, manicured flora and decorative sculptures at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. In West Palm Beach, explore the whimsical Mounts Botanical Garden and its many colorful, tropical plants. For a deeper foray into nature, hike lush trails or paddle the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River in Jupiter’s Riverbend Park.
Content created by Discover The Palm Beaches and Passport Media Group

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