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 20 most gorgeous venues for matrimonial bliss.

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The Best Wedding Venues in Miami at a Glance

1. Acqualina Resort & Spa

Best Beachside Wedding Venue
  • Location: Sunny Isles Beach

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 beach weddings. From intimate, elopement-style events to hundred-plus gatherings (in non-pandemic times, obviously), Acqualina does it all.

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

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2. Faena

Best Destination-Inspired Wedding Venue
  • Location: Miami Beach

…Yeah, tying the knot at the Faena pretty much speaks for itself. You can’t find a more perfect setting.

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL or 305-534-8800

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3. The Rusty Pelican

Best Waterfront Wedding Venue
  • Location: Key Biscayne

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

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

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4. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Best Garden Wedding Venue
  • Location: Coconut Grove

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” on your special day.

3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami or 305-250-9133

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5. The Walton House

Best Outdoorsy Wedding Venue
  • Location: Homestead

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

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

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6. Women’s Club of Coconut Grove

Best Vintage Wedding Venue
  • Location: 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 or 305-446-2909

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7. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Best Tropical Wedding Venue
  • Location: Coral Gables

You can tell all your friends you got married in the “fairy godmother’s garden” when you book your wedding day at this lush estate. Come on, isn’t it just breathtaking?

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

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8. Frost Museum of Science

Best Aquarium Wedding Venue
  • Location: Downtown Miami

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

1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami or 305-434-9600

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9. The Cooper Estate

Best Old Florida Wedding Venue
  • Location: Redlands

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 or 305-904-9032

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10. Redland Farm Life

Best Farmhouse Wedding Venue
  • Location: Homestead

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 or 305-805-2025

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11. The Ancient Spanish Monastery

Best Monastery Wedding Venue
  • Location: North Miami Beach

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 day venue in North Miami Beach is the way to go.

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

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12. Mondrian South Beach

Best South Beach Wedding Venue
  • Location: South Beach

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

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

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13. The Biltmore

Best Castle-Inspired Wedding Venue
  • Location: Coral Gables

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 or 305-913-3200

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14. The Cruz Building

Best Gothic Wedding Venue
  • Location: Coconut Grove

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 or 305-508-9500

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15. The Bath Club

Best Dreamy Wedding Venue
  • Location: Miami Beach

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 or 305-867-5938

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16. Deering Estate

Best Historic Wedding Venue
  • Location: South Miami

This 1920s-era venue has all the makings of a Gatsby-inspired affair: rich history, natural beauty and remarkable architecture. With stunning views of Biscayne Bay, the Deering Estate is sure to make your special day unforgettable.

16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami or 305-235-1668

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17. Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Best Oasis Wedding Venue
  • Location: Miami Beach

Spend your wedding day at this intimate, three-acre tropical garden in the middle of Miami Beach. You’ll say “I do” among blooming flowers as scents of jasmine, ylang ylang and frangipani spread through the air. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach or 305-673-7256

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18. SeaFair Miami

Best Miami-Style Wedding Venue
  • Location: Miami

There’s nothing more Miami for your wedding than celebrating on a mega yacht. Stretching 228 feet with more than 20,000 square feet of space, the SeaFair can take care of everything—from catering to entertainment—so all you have to do is show up ready to enjoy your special day.

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19. The Bonnet House

Best Enchanted Wedding Venue
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale

This historic Fort Lauderdale home, which dates back to the 1920s, is surrounded by one of the most beautiful orchid gardens we’ve ever seen. It’s the kind of place where you’ll want to spend your wedding day and then some.

900 N. Birch Rd., Fort Lauderdale or 954-563-5393

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20. The Kampong

Best Waterfront Estate Wedding Venue
  • Location: Coconut Grove

This six-acre garden along the Biscayne Bay is the former home of Dr. David Fairchild (the famed botanical explorer) after all. The waterfront estate features panoramic views of the Miami skyline and Key Biscayne amid lush greenery, making it perfect for couples who want an outdoor garden wedding on the water.

4013 S. Douglas Rd., Coconut Grove or 305-442-7169

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