Say 'I Do' in Paradise: The Ultimate Guide to Weddings in The Palm Beaches

The Palm Beaches have spent more than 100 years perfecting the art of welcoming and entertaining weddings. From grand affairs and intimate gatherings to barefoot nuptials on the beach, find options to create your meaningful and memorable celebration.

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Elizabeth Hollman, the wedding planner with Everlasting Events Coordination, says The Palm Beaches are one of the most unique places to have a wedding.

“With so many options for weddings, the possibilities are endless,” says Hollman. “Of course, you can host a beach wedding right on the sand or at a venue with the ocean in your background. But you can even think outside of the beach. For example, do you love to golf? The Palm Beaches have hundreds of golf courses and luxurious country clubs to host your wedding. Maybe you’re thinking of an elegant garden wedding or even a rustic wedding in a barn, and we have those, too!”

“Couples today are veering away from the ‘traditional’ setting and are looking to host a unique event,” Hollman continues. “A destination wedding is a wonderful option. Even for local residents and especially for visitors who choose to get married in The Palm Beaches, you feel as if you’re on a glorious vacation while holding your wedding here. From all-inclusive to a la carte, you are able to customize to your needs and represent who you are as a couple.”

Hollman says a destination wedding offers guests a variety of activities: “Between the festivals and downtown areas, and of course our beautiful beaches, your guests will never run out of things to do. Not to mention, our weather is perfect all year! This really is an amazing place to have a wedding.”

Wedding Venues

The Palm Beaches offer a selection of venues for weddings and receptions. From lush gardens and serene beaches to mansions and museums, luxury yachts and resorts to banquet halls and houses of worship – the options are unlimited to set the stage for a one-of-a-kind ceremony and celebration.

The Addison

This venue, built-in 1926 by famed architect Addison Mizner, is steeped in Old World elegance. As a top destination for weddings, it offers a breathtaking courtyard with 100-year-old Banyan trees, two ballrooms, and multiple private spaces. The Addison’s cascading fountain makes for the perfect detail for this charming and magical setting.

American German Club of the Palm Beaches

Located in Lake Worth, The American German Club of the Palm Beaches accommodates up to 500 guests with its clubhouse rental and on-site catering services. Its large seating area and spacious picnic grounds work together to create its "old Alpine Style" atmosphere.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

This botanical outdoor setting is filled with monumental sculptures and an artist studio perfect for a backdrop of the bride and groom’s special day. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens features a large formal lawn and courtyard surrounded by beautiful tropical and subtropical fauna to carry the ambiance of paradise throughout the occasion. This diverse location is a short trip away from downtown West Palm Beach and is set with a picturesque view of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Wellington National Golf Club

With a magnificent ballroom, courtyard setting, and keen attention to detail, this location is wonderfully equipped to create a magical day. Booking a wedding at Wellington National Golf Club includes a personal catering director to ensure that the planning process is exciting and stress-free. This golf retreat presents complimentary golf for the groom, father of the bride, and father of the groom as a gesture of gratitude for choosing to share wedding memories with Wellington National.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

When planning the ideal wedding location for artistic ambiance, consider the Boca Museum of Art as a distinctive setting. The museum’s multicultural Permanent Collection of more than 5,000 works, along with changing exhibitions of national and international importance, will serve as a creative environment for any special occasion. Located in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, this museum provides access to the Outdoor Sculpture Garden as well as dining in the Great Hall.

The Boca Raton

Whether it’s a stunning ceremony amidst the elegant Cathedral Room designed by Addison Mizner or an intimate wedding at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on The Boca Raton half-mile white-sand private beach, the resort offers a variety of romantic wedding locations to suit every mood and theme. Create the perfect menu, a fully customized banquet, and the wedding cake of your dreams with the resort’s catering team. This breathtaking setting is a perfect match for special wedding celebrations, private ceremonies, and vow renewals.

The Breakers Palm Beach

A one-of-a-kind oceanfront resort, The Breakers Palm Beach is one of America’s premier destinations for magnificent weddings and celebrations. Whether its a beachside ceremony for 50 guests or a reception for 500 in a majestic ballroom, The Breakers’ experienced and passionate team of professionals will personally attend to every detail.

Carlin Park*

With 3,000 feet of beach, three picnic pavilions, and 26 picnic shelters, Carlin Park not only provides the perfect oceanfront wedding backdrop, but also a unique space for the bride and groom to dip their toes in golden sand when saying "I do."
*Check with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation for the availability of amenities.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

The sheer elegance of The Chesterfield is enough to tell guests that a wedding celebration here will be like no other. Choose from either an indoor or outdoor ceremony, both decorated in stylish Italianate architecture with a hint of English charm.

Daggerwing Nature Center*

This nature center is set within the beautiful confines of Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in western Boca Raton. The Daggerwing Nature Center offers a 3,000-square-foot exhibit hall, two boardwalk trails, and an observation tower, perfect for celebrating among the native animals and fauna of the area.
*Check with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation for the availability of amenities.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Intimate or lavish, quiet or festive, South Florida beach weddings at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa are elegant celebrations beyond expectation. An experienced, creative team of wedding and event specialists tends to all of the details so the wedding party can remain carefree. Choose from more than 30,000 square feet of flexible event space — indoors or out. The oceanfront courtyard presents the perfect setting for a consummate sun-kissed ceremony, complete with the postcard-perfect backdrop of Atlantic Ocean waves.

Flagler Museum

In 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate of Palm Beach, “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Whitehall is now a National Historic Landmark open to the public as the Flagler Museum, and it welcomes the opportunity to host grand wedding celebrations filled with 19th-century magic and elegance. Choose from the Grand Hall, West Room, Flagler Kenan Pavilion, or Courtyard, each offering a different ambiance to best fit one’s wedding vision.

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

A five-star, five-diamond wedding location, the Four Seasons offers above-and-beyond service to make every detail unforgettable. Four Seasons wedding specialists are ready to offer expert assistance, allowing each couple to anticipate their special day with pleasure and confidence. Whether it's a grand indoor gala or an intimate oceanside gathering, this resort invites guests to explore all the possibilities.

Gulfstream Park*

Quiet and secluded, this is the perfect place for an intimate ceremony. Though there are no pavilions or shelters on this stretch of oceanfront, the grills, picnic areas, and restroom facilities are available for guests to share on that special day.
*Check with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation for the availability of amenities.

Hakuna Matata

The 50-foot Hakuna Matata is a sailing catamaran that accommodates 43 passengers. With her single-level deck and large bar area, she has plenty of room for serving food and socializing. The boat is equipped with two full heads that can also be used as dressing rooms. Sail for the night on the Hakuna Matata as a fresh alternative to the traditional wedding.

The Harriet Himmel Theater

The Harriet Himmel Theater is the cultural centerpiece of CityPlace, located next to 80 shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Built in 1926 and refurbished as an event venue and theater in 2000, it can accommodate 275 seated for dinner, 400 theater-style, and 600 for receptions. The area’s premier caterer, Ovations Catering, provides creative menus and top service.

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

A touch of elegance, a hint of indulgence, and a wedding at Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens has the makings for the perfect start of a new life together. Celebrate a wedding with up to 120 friends and family members in the Gardens or Gulfstream Ballroom.

International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club (IPC) offers exceptional facilities and amenities in a unique private setting, with five-star chefs and uncompromising service for weddings and distinguished events. Uncompromising backdrops and amenities help keep the IPC on a high pedestal for satisfaction.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

This landmark overlooking the Jupiter Inlet creates an ideal venue where land meets the sea. The milestone is celebrated on the deck area at the base of this historic lighthouse. The wedding gazebo and seating area fit comfortably under the natural shade of Jupiter trees. This unique venue will create unforgettable memories for the lucky couple as well as loved ones.

Lake Ida Park*

This family- and dog-friendly park is a great place for all manner of after-ceremony fun. Picnic pavilions, shelters, playground facilities, boat docks, and even a pier make this park setting a delightful start to celebrate a future together.
*Check with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation for the availability of amenities.

Lake Pavilion – City of West Palm Beach

The certified green building located in the City Commons and Waterfront Promenade in downtown West Palm Beach has floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway. It features a spacious terrace perfect for a gorgeous wedding ceremony, and with no vendor restrictions. It comfortably fits an indoor capacity of 175 seated or 275 auditorium-style.

Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex

The Lake Worth Casino offers wedding accommodations to fulfill any seaside wedding fantasy. Choose the Ocean Front Ballroom in the Casino Building for a dazzling area overlooking the beach from indoors or outside on the Intracoastal terrace. Or choose romance by the shore and hold one’s special day on the Lake Worth Beach Complex with toes in the sand and an irreplaceable sunset backdrop for photographs to last a lifetime.

Lion Country Safari

Begin married life with an unparalleled adventure by securing a wedding venue at Lion Country Safari. Its 4,000-square-foot pavilion offers seating for up to 400 guests looking to uncage their inner party animal and join in celebrating this significant milestone. Guests will also receive admission to the Lion Country Safari’s drive-through preserve and park, as well as free parking.

Lots of Yachts Lots of Spots

Treasure the opportunity to plan a wedding like no other and celebrate the occasion at sea. Lots of Yachts Lots of Spots invites couples to lease one of its many event yachts, which vary in look and size depending on the desired feel and guest list length. Along with chartering yachts, this company also provides land locations for rent, including its Jupiter Waterfront Estate with a must-see-to-believe location and Tommy Bahama-inspired décor.

Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center

The Boca Raton Marriott is passionate about creating the perfect ambiance for all wedding opportunities. Find venues perfect for hosting extravagant wedding celebrations as well as cozy accommodations ideal for smaller dinner rehearsals and intimate receptions. The largest event space holds up to 550 guests, with more than enough room for dining and dancing.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

For a one-of-a-kind balance of art, nature, and romance, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens provides a distinct wedding destination. With several Japanese bridges, waterfalls, and beautifully landscaped areas, these gardens offer a special location for portrait photography. Choose between the Japanese Ashwood-lined foyer, or the multi-level terrace outdoors.

Mounts Botanical Garden

As Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, this 14-acre urban oasis is filled with more than 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical native and exotic species. Couples are welcome to choose their ideal area of the gardens to best match their expectations; however, most are drawn to the idyllic gazebo offering privacy for an intimate ceremony.

National Croquet Center

The National Croquet Center provides some of the most qualified event planners in the area to help achieve a stress-free and enjoyable wedding planning experience. The clubhouse accommodates weddings of all sizes and features a wraparound Southern Veranda and a large, winding staircase leading to the sweeping views from the banquet room.

Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art is known for its exhibitions and collection of American, Chinese, Contemporary, European Art, and Photography. However, the museum also offers an elegant setting for private weddings and receptions. Dine and celebrate among the works of art created by some of the world’s greatest artists of all time.

Okeeheelee Park*

This large park in West Palm Beach is all about the fun and joy of family gatherings. Multiple pavilions, shelters, picnic areas, baseball, volleyball, pedal boat and kayak rentals, boat ramp, three nine-hole golf courses, a disc golf course, and water skiing are just a few of the offerings available to wedding guests at Okeeheelee Park.
*Check with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation for the availability of amenities.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Begin the journey of marriage together with true elegance, where sweeping ocean views, warm breezes, and the tranquil sands of Singer Island provide the perfect picturesque backdrop for that important day. With more than 3,500 square feet of flexible outdoor event space, award-winning cuisine and on-property spa, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa is an ideal wedding day location.

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Imagine an evening wedding on the floating stage on Baker Lake, or in the Fountain Plaza as a dramatically colored backdrop, while amazing animal friends make guest appearances. Guests can watch the ceremony from the theater-style seats or from the Café Deck. The full-service restaurant can serve a seated dinner or a casual buffet, followed by dancing under the stars.

Pavilion Grille

This spectacular indoor Atrium Venue – with its tropical fountains, natural palm trees, and white canopied 2,000-square-foot dance floor – is a unique setting for memorable and romantic wedding receptions and ceremonies. The Pavilion Grille provides dining and dancing spaces for over 240 guests and two locations for wedding ceremonies.

The Plaza Ballroom & Event Centre

The Plaza Ballroom & Event Centre believes that each special event deserves personalized attention and detailed execution. Its experienced event planners work with the bride and groom to create a day that will never be forgotten. Enjoy the attractive pricing and convenient location this venue has to offer.

Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton, a DoubleTree by Hilton

From its beautiful promenade lawn to its penthouse Atlantic Ballroom with panoramic waterfront views, Waterstone Resort & Marina can accommodate any event from an intimate wedding to a gathering for up to 225 people. The perfect convergence of chic design in more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, an award-winning chef, and impeccable service, allows guests to experience the best that Boca Raton has to offer.

West Palm Beach Marriott

Whether it's dreams of saying “I do” in front of a few family members or fantasies of celebrating with hundreds of friends, West Palm Beach Marriott can create a day that’s as special as the love shared between the bride and groom. With elegant indoor spaces that hold up to 450 guests, beautifully landscaped outdoor grounds, custom catering, and personalized service, they take each wedding wish list and transform it into an event to remember.

Planning Services

Discover The Palm Beaches’ Free Wedding Services Program

Choosing The Palm Beaches as a wedding destination provides the perfect location to capture amazing memories as well as access to Discover The Palm Beaches’ Free Wedding Services Program. Its team of experienced wedding specialists will assist soon-to-be-married couples to find competitively priced hotels, wedding venues, and event facilities for their special day. They will work diligently with its partners to find the best rates and availability to bring any dream wedding to life.

National Association of Wedding Professionals of the Palm Beaches (NAWP)

Vendors and experts from the NAWP maintain a track record for producing the extraordinary in wedding planning and services, even on a shoestring budget. There are wedding ideas here for every bride and every budget. Explore its directory for every need of the planning experience.

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