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For all the months (or years) of planning involved, your wedding day is going to fly by in a flurry of hugs, kisses and photo ops. So, you’d better make each snapshot count. We can’t imagine a more stunning backdrop than one of Miami’s 15 most gorgeous wedding venues.

Editor’s note: Please remember to practice social distancing and adhere to all local health and safety guidelines. Make sure to inquire about venue-specific protocols as well, including limitations on the number of guests.

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1. Acqualina Resort & Spa

Getting married at the best waterfront hotel in the country is within reach. Yeah, you read that right: Acqualina Resort & Spa—voted #1 by USA Today readers—is an expert at all things beachside wedding. From intimate, elopement-style events to hundred-plus gatherings (in non-pandemic times, obviously), Acqualina does it all.

17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 877-312-9742 or acqualinaresort.com

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2. Rusty Pelican

Just look at that skyline. Nobody does an evening wedding backdrop quite like the Rusty Pelican.

3201 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818 or therustypelican.com

3. Faena

…Yeah, tying the knot at the Faena pretty much speaks for itself.

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL; 305-534-8800 or faena.com

4. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

The winter home of James Deering in the 1910s, this National Historic Landmark features a Renaissance-style villa and romantic gardens—the perfect spot to say, “I do.”

3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-250-9133 or vizcaya.org

5. The Walton House

A charming English cottage in the middle of a tropical paradise? Yep, dreams do come true.

28501 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; 786-356-9435 or historicwaltonhouse.com

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Courtesy of Women’s Club of Coconut Grove

6. Women’s Club of Coconut Grove

We’re willing to bet you and your guests will feel pretty fancy sipping Champagne and tossing the bouquet next to this historic structure (built in 1921) with the city lights looking down from above.

2985 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove; 305-446-2909 or womansclubofcoconutgrove.com

7. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

You can tell all your friends you got married in the “fairy godmother’s garden” when you book a wedding at this lush estate. Come on, isn’t it just breathtaking? (Psst. Fairchild’s virtual wedding option is still available!)

10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; 305-667-1651 or fairchildgarden.org

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Courtesy of Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science/Patty Nash Photography

8. Frost Museum of Science

This is not a drill: You can tie the knot inside the Frost’s aquarium. And we’re betting none of your friends can say they had sharks at their wedding.

1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-434-9600 or frostscience.org

9. The Cooper Estate

It may cost you an arm and a leg, but you’ll always be able to say you got married in a tropical forest and then partied inside a historic native limestone manor. Pretty cool, right?

14201 SW 248th St., Redland; 305-904-9032 or thecooperestate.com

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10. Redland Farm Life

If you’re going to get married outside the city, you might as well go all the way and get married in a barn. (A really, really nice barn.)

17411 SW 200th St., Homestead; 305-805-2025 or redlandfarmlife.com

11. The Ancient Spanish Monastery

If you’re looking for something that feels like an escape from the city—without having to, you know, actually leave Miami—this elegant wedding venue in North Miami Beach is the way to go.

16711 Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach; 305-945-1461 or spanishmonastery.com

12. Mondrian South Beach

With jaw-dropping views of the Miami skyline and surrounding waters, just imagine how epic your sunset pics will be.

1100 West Ave., South Beach; 305-514-1500 or sbe.com

13. The Biltmore

You only get so many opportunities to say your vows inside a building that is effectively a castle. Just saying. (Bonus: All of your guests can stay on site.)

1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-913-3200 or biltmorehotel.com

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Courtesy of the Cruz Building

14. The Cruz Building

Is your dream wedding less daffodils and sunshine and more sexy vampire boudoir? OK, maybe that’s not a thing, but this cool-kid hot spot has that moody, Gothic atmosphere down pat.

3157 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove; 305-508-9500 or cruzbuildings.com

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Courtesy of The Bath Club

15. The Bath Club

Nothing says “Honey, we’re living the life in Miami!” more than dreamy, beachside nuptials. Step right out the door onto the sand. (Because crashing waves are the perfect way to settle bridal jitters.)

5937 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-867-5938 or thebathclub.com

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