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Venues Beyond The Beach


Florida is known for its many beaches, but it also has some of the most picturesque locations in the country, as well as unique estates that can be used as extraordinary wedding venues. These locations are also more attractive than the typical wedding ceremony and reception venues across the country. The following are some of the fascinating venues in South Florida beyond the beach where you can make your lifelong commitment with a stunning view.

Venues Beyond The Beach

Living Sculpture Sanctuary

The Living Sculpture Sanctuary is a botanical garden that is situated in Davie, Florida. It is located on a historical site and has a serene atmosphere, allowing you to disconnect from a typical fast-paced life. The venue has a heavy amount of natural vegetation which makes it a calm and soothing environment. When you’re here, you feel connected to Mother Nature and can be at peace in this magical venue. 

There are endless locations to take pictures here. From the Healing Falls to the Orchid Forest to the Zen Garden, you will find jaw-dropping backdrops for you to take advantage of. You will be surrounded by stunning views, and everywhere you turn will be a perfect opportunity for you to pose for pictures.

The venue can accommodate a total of 120 people, allowing all of your guests to enjoy its magic. For those who don’t live in Florida, Living Sculpture Sanctuary is also popular for destination weddings. The only downside to the venue is that there is no indoor event space. There is a covered venue for the reception area which allows you to still overlook the sanctuary and never miss the luscious surroundings.


Situated on Stirling Road, Lavan is a uniquely designed bridal space that replicates the experience of a grand ballroom. They do have an outdoor garden space to hold your wedding, but the 5,000 square foot ballroom with professional lighting is ideal to prevent you from stressing over unpredictable Florida weather putting a damper on your day. The ballroom is also equipped with a four-screen high-definition video system that can mesmerize guests with video montages.

One of Lavan’s remarkable features is the private bridal suite, designed with comfortable plush sofas and elegant furnishings. This tranquil space provides an ideal setting for brides to prepare themselves for their momentous day. This is a great opportunity to take getting-ready portraits and include your bridal party in these special pictures as well.

With a focus on Mediterranean fusion cuisine, Lavan’s wedding menus exude culinary excellence. However, the venue’s wedding specialists are dedicated to tailoring programs to meet the unique needs and desires of each couple.

Briza on the Bay

Don’t want to be at the beach, but still want to absorb the essence of a South Florida wedding? Briza on the Bay is a luxurious waterfront venue located in Miami, Florida perfect for couples looking to enjoy a water backdrop. Spanning an impressive 5,000 square feet, this stunning venue offers breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the iconic South Beach skyline. Whether you’re considering having a large wedding with hundreds of guests or something more intimate, Briza on the Bay can be customized to meet any and all of your event needs. 

What sets this venue apart is the ability to arrive in style, whether by car, boat, or even helicopter, adding an individualized touch to your event. This venue offers the opportunity to experience Miami’s renowned tropical paradise, creating unforgettable memories in the heart of the Magic City.

Rockin H Ranch

Rockin H Ranch is a farm that is located in the heart of Palm City, Florida. It is a farm-style location that is spacious enough to have indoor and outdoor events. The entire vicinity is surrounded by rustic vintage décor and natural scenery. Regardless of your guest size, they have multiple venue options where you can hold your celebration. Rockin H Ranch has affordable pricing to work with you and your needs. 

The ranch does have some enhancements you can make, including the ability to book the new cottages as guest houses for the night or use them as getting-ready locations. To take it to the next level, you can even arrive at your ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage, making your big day feel even more like a fairytale. 

The venue is also handicap accessible and has an amazing outdoor backdrop that features trees, grasslands, and a lake which is perfect for group pictures. Rockin H Ranch is perfect if you are looking for a country-style feel for your big day.

Choosing a Wedding Venue in South Florida

It’s difficult to find and reserve wedding locations. The above are just a few of Florida’s most distinctive wedding venues where you can tie the knot. Take the time to explore different venues, envision yourselves in each setting, and trust your instincts. Choose the venue that best fits your vision to reflect your love story.

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