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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Miami for 2017

Top 10 Wedding Venues in Miami for 2017

Finally a post dedicated to featuring our Top 10 Wedding Venues in Miami for 2017. This has been a long time coming and we’re excited to present you with these amazing selections. First, it is always an honor to capture weddings at these exquisite venues. There is so much history and hard work done behind the scenes that make these places so special to photograph at.

Our list is going to have a slant toward eye-catching because, well… we’re photographers and love shooting in locations that get our creative juices flowing. So, if you’re looking for a great backdrop to your wedding then look no further. Needless to say you and your guests will also have an incredible time at any of these great places in Miami. They are all top notch and have done an incredible job for our clients.

So without further ado and in no particular order here is a list of our favorite wedding venues in Miami:

Estancia Culinaria

A word from the venue: “Just 30 minutes by car, away from the hustle and bustle of Miami awaits Estancia Culinaria. We are an authentic family farmstead encompassing 15 acres with over 870 organic avocado trees. Estancia is an oasis of calm complimented by a wooden farmhouse, horse paddocks, coral rock chapel and walking trails that invite your exploration. Come and experience the gracious hospitality of days gone by.”Estancia Culinaria

What we love about this place:
We love the sweet family that meticulously cares for this place. They seem to really know how to deliver an amazing wedding experience. The layout could not be any more ideal. The place is incredible looking and does not feel anything like South Florida. Plus from what I’ve heard they only allow weddings during certain times of the year. Which makes it a bit exclusive and open during times when the weather is nice. I think that’s awesome!

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
The chapel is pretty incredible looking for the ceremony location but there is something really special toward the back of the venue you will find a staircase + wall covered in aged wood panels. It’s incredible looking in photos. Really that entire back area is intimate and gorgeous looking. It’s a perfect place to steal the bride and groom away from the guests for sunset pics.

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

A word from the venue: “Imagine a historic Italian estate in a spectacular subtropical setting and you’ll begin to imagine Vizcaya! Built as the private winter home of American businessman James Deering in the early 1900s, Vizcaya is now open year-round for your enjoyment. We invite you to experience the beauty and history of Vizcaya’s majestic Main House and expansive bayfront gardens, just moments from downtown Miami.” – Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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What we love about this place:
When you get inside it literally feels like you’re in Italy. It’s a breath of fresh air amidst the hustle and bustle of Miami. We also love that you have so many options to work with. Most venues have one or two hot spots. It’s almost overwhelming the amount of spots you could go to and get an incredible shot. You sort of feel like you didn’t cover enough of this place when you get done.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
Just through the secret garden you will find a small staircase leading up into an alcove covered in green vines. Close to sunset this spot becomes perfectly backlit which is ideal for bridal portraits or a first look.

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The Biltmore

A word from the venue: “Nestled in the exclusive enclave of Coral Gables, the Biltmore is surrounded by over 150 acres of lush landscape allowing your wedding to be private and relaxed. We are honored to have the opportunity to be a part of your Wedding. Using our years of experience, trusted partnerships and commitment to excellence we strive to provide you with the ultimate level of attention and luxury. Our wedding specialists are here to assist in all aspects of your day, making the planning process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We will work closely with you on all details from décor to catering, making the organization of your wedding as enjoyable as the day itself. From your very first appointment to the most exciting moment of your life our wedding specialists are there to guide you and ensure your day is flawless. On your wedding day the focus should be on the love in your hearts and the beginning of your new life, let us handle the rest.” – The Biltmore Hotel

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What we love about this place:
We love the architecture and ornate detail in ceilings of the lobby and ballrooms. Everywhere you go in this place is filled with rich history and luxury.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
The green walls surrounding the atrium just behind the foyer is pretty awesome looking. Great spot for a first look. This area is generally very quiet.

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Cruz Building

A word from the venue: “The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove offers you the perfect storybook setting. The glamorous 3-level venue is adorned with soaring atrium ceilings, monumental stained-glass windows, majestic marble staircases for grand entrances, European and French/New Orleans architectural antiques, romantic interior balconies and sweeping outdoor terraces—all romantically illuminated by interior gas flame lanterns and glistening antique crystal chandeliers. Imagine having three beautiful and distinctly different levels—and open air courtyards—for you to enjoy throughout your lavish event. Whether you choose to introduce your guests to individual levels and terraces throughout the evening, creating an element of surprise, or give them the freedom to meander freely on their journey from floor to floor, there’s no doubt that it’ll be an event to treasure and remember.” – The Cruz Building

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What we love about this place:
We love the 3 levels this place has with the overlooking balcony. It’s a really unique layout. Plus the New Orleans feels is pretty awesome. It doesn’t take much to make this place look great!

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
Upstairs bridal sweet has unbelievable lighting and ambiance. As well as the upstairs room surrounded by the tall windows. You can get some really cool portraits up here.

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The Deering Estate at Cutler

A word from the venue: “Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate offers daily tours of the historic houses – the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found as far back at 50,000 years. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. The Deering Estate is also a cultural and educational facility that features classes and programs for children and adults, teacher training and research opportunities. The Estate also serves as a small conference center for community organizations and corporate groups who share Charles Deering’s interest in the environment, botany, history, fine arts, antiques, rare books and wine.”  – The Deering Estate at Cutler

What we love about this place:
We love the depth of field you can get from the shots on the property. Everything is at such a distance it makes for amazingly soft backdrop to just about every image.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
We love the outdoor reception area surrounded by the stone house. There are some amazing nugget all around this building. During golden hour this location looks amazing.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

A word from the venue: “Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is truly a unique place, and we’re so glad you’ve chosen to visit. Here you can walk garden paths surrounded by the wonders and beauty of nature, talk to experts in horticulture and conservation science, experience an exceptional sculpture garden, see butterflies and birds at every turn, experience our butterfly and hummingbird exhibit, Wings of the Tropics, and take classes on everything from photography to grafting. Walking the grounds will introduce you to a large variety of tropical plants and their amazing array of sizes, shapes and colors. The Garden includes many exhibits and collections as well as native habitats brought together in a unified landscape design that flows from one area to another.”Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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What we love about this place:
We love the little tour they give you on the golf cart for pictures. I’m not sure if they always do it but its such a nice feature the last time we had a wedding there. It’s a really big garden so having the option to jump in a cart and hit up a lot of spots in a short amount of time is a life saver.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
The tranquil lake behind the ceremony is pretty sweet. Sometimes we’ll have the bride and groom walk out on the other side of the lake. It’s perfect later in the day since you can see their reflection off the water.

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The Bath Club

A word from the venue: “In 1926, on land that was once an avocado plantation, the famed architect, Robert A.Taylor, designed and constructed The Bath Club. Throughout the years, The Bath Club has been the scene of many pleasant hours of recreation and has been the social center of its distinguished members and guests, celebrities, and several presidents. Today the club has been restored to its grandeur with careful attention to the historic architecture coupled with modern amenities. The Bath Club is a hidden gem located in the beautiful City of Miami Beach. With over 26,000 square feet of event space, your guests will be nestled in a majestic property and experience a different era as they enter our unique and charismatic rooms. The Bath Club offers the ideal rental venue for an unforgettable event. Your experience can be anything you envision. There’s nothing like it anywhere else.” The Bath Club

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What we love about this place:
We love all the different rooms this place provides. It’s so unique and has a ton of great character.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
You can’t beat the front entrance of this place. The walls are covered in green hedges and the heavy door is a mixture of wood and iron. Feels like you’re entering a castle.

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St. Regis Bal Harbour

A word from the venue: “The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach, awarded the coveted Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond awards for 2016, is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, quiet unwavering taste, anticipatory service and seductive amenities. This exclusive Miami Beach enclave is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops mere minutes from the whirlwind energy of South Beach, Miami, and the area’s premier events such as the world-renowned Art Basel. Wake in the morning as the gentle breeze of the Atlantic invites you to start your day. Rejuvenate at Remède Spa, with our Wellness Program, or simply stroll along the beach as the ocean caresses the sand.”St. Regis Bal Harbour

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What we love about this place:
We love the WOW factor this place brings when you walk in. It feels like the future.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
Main lobby with the mirrored walls and awesome chandelier and aperture layered looking ceiling. It’s like one massive art installation.

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Royal Palm South Beach Hotel

A word from the venue: “Designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio, Royal Palm South Beach Miami pays homage to the original Royal Palm Hotel’s rich history, keeping intact many signature elements of the original architect’s design. The compass rose on the terrazzo lobby floor, original green glass reception desk and porthole windows in the lobby lounge have all been preserved and restored. Our resort provides guests with a location offering direct beach and Miami boardwalk access and is immersed in luxury retail on Collins Ave., and only blocks from Lincoln Rd. and Espanola Way, offering endless entertainment and dining options.”Royal Palm South Beach Hotel

What we love about this place:
Love the overall design and white walls that surround the exterior. Just perfect for bouncing natural light.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
Circular windows in the lobby. Makes for a really cool spot to take pictures. I’ve seen other photographers have one person inside while the other is just outside the circular window – It looks awesome!

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Villa Woodbine

A word from the venue: “Villa Woodbine was designed by architect Walter De Garmo, renowned for his Mediterranean-Renaissance style. His interesting, open air designs of central courtyards and large loggias with Spanish arches particularly adapted to the Miami climate with its warm tropical breezes. De Garmo designed many of Miami’s early hotels and homes, yet sadly only a few remain today. He also assisted in the design of Miami’s showcase Museum, Villa Vizcaya, originally the home of James Deering.”Villa Woodbine

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What we love about this place:
The peacock!!! Hands down the best part.

Our favorite spot on the venue for pictures:
Atrium in the center by the fountain is pretty awesome!

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