My Top 10 Wedding Venues in Southwest Florida

I put together a list of my top 10 wedding venues that serve this great area of Southwest Florida.  It takes time to research and look around to find something that feels right.  I composed this list of venues that seem to have the same vibe or feel that fits my style.  I also chose venues that are great for photography!!  If you like my photography, I think you will like these places as well.

I haven’t been able to shoot weddings at all of these locations, only some, but I checked out the websites, read the fine print, and narrowed them all down to this list.  If you have already booked a wedding and it’s not on this list, please add it to the comments and I will check it out!


1. Historic Spanish Point

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Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

“Quickly becoming one of the premiere wedding locations in southwest Florida, Historic Spanish Point feels like a romantic step backward in time. Couples have the opportunity to make their wedding exactly the way they envision by using all of  the possibilities that Historic Spanish Point has to offer.

Intimate weddings with seating for up to 40 people can be held in Mary’s Chapel, while more grand ceremonies that can seat up to 150 people are held at the formal gardens. These ceremonies often utilize the pergola and sunken gardens, and are very memorable.”

2. Southern Grace

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Southern Grace, 17822 Bill Taylor Rd, Lithia, FL 33547

“Located on a heritage family ranch between Tampa and Orlando, Southern Grace is one of Florida’s most beautiful wedding venues. Whether you dream of saying “I do” under our majestic swaying oaks, or dancing the night away under the twinkling lights in our beautiful barn, we have a long-standing tradition of helping brides and grooms fulfill their most cherished wedding dreams.

Our extensive collection of vintage accessories and antique props are yours to use at no additional cost. Let our professional designers infuse your personal style into the decor to create an unforgettable wedding that is uniquely yours. Here at Southern Grace, we keep you at the heart of all we do.”

3. The Rustic Barn at Buckingham Farms

The Rustic Barn at Buckingham Farms, 12931 Orange River Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905

“It’s called the great outdoors for a reason. Discover why at The Rustic Barn at Buckingham Farms. Country charm and urban sophistication mingle beautifully here to create an exceptional dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

We offer 2,000 square feet of open-air options to make your special occasions an exceptional event in an elegant, easy-going setting with all the comforts of home.”

4. Cypress M Ranch

Cypress M Ranch, 43650 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

“Cypress M Ranch is the perfect setting for your dream western wedding or any special events. We are nestled in the midst of old Florida beauty with cypress trees & flowing creek yet centrally located to Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Ft Myers & Naples.”

5. Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

“Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club has developed a reputation of being the areas premier wedding and event location.

Set in the beautiful community of Lakewood Ranch, The Country Club has been exquisitely designed to accommodate everything from outdoor ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate meetings, holiday events, charity golf outings and much, much, more.

We pride ourselves on the superior quality of our food and service, focusing on every detail when planning any event.”

6. Baker’s Ranch

Bakers Ranch, 5015 Fort Hamer Rd, Parrish, FL 34219

“Our grounds and Ranch House are the best blends of country charm and southern elegance. Our air conditioned Ranch House is a Tudor–Style Building, inspired by 16th century Northern European architecture that gently blends with picturesque majestic oak trees and 3 very unique ceremony sites.

Bakers Ranch is the elegant, romantic canvas that is completely yours! You can create any once-in-a-lifetime event from a modern day Gone With the Wind fairy tale to an intimate ceremony with elegant simplicity and anything in between.”

7. The Powel Crosley Estate

Powel Crosley Estate, 8474 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

“This bayfront, Mediterranean Revival-style mansion was built in 1929 and features a circular tower and a carriage house. The estate is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Its architecture pays tribute to a bygone era, but the estate has the modern amenities that allow it to successfully host amazing upscale wedding and other events.”

8. Burroughs Home and Gardens

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Burroughs Home and Gardens, 2505 First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901

“This beautiful, riverside home sits on 2.45 acres overlooking the Caloosahatchee River in historic downtown Fort Myers. In addition to historical tours, the home is the perfect waterfront setting for your wedding, reception, private party, business meeting or family gathering.”

9. The Pavilllion at Mixon Farms

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Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208

“The newly renamed and updated venue, aptly called THE PAVILION at MIXON FARMS, features a grand open pavilion with a wooden spindled gazebo surrounded by a Koi pond. The lush tropical gardens, backed by a fountain and rock waterfall, and twinkling lights above you while you dance, make The Pavilion the premier location to say I DO”.

10. The Gasparilla Inn & Club

Gasparilla Inn Beach Club, 500 Palm Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921

“The Gasparilla Inn & Club takes great pride in providing a beautiful location, exceptional food and the finest service for your wedding celebration. The Inn has become known as one of the most memorable destination wedding locations in the country. Our professional staff is dedicated to ensuring that your special day is a memorable experience for all who attend.

As a seasonal resort, The Gasparilla Inn & Club entertains weddings during our Fall, Social and Spring Seasons. Dates are available beginning from early October to early July. The Inn is closed annually from mid-July to early October.”

I would love to know your favorite wedding venue in Southwest Florida.  Tell me in the comments…I can check it out and possibly add them to the list!!




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