Jacksonville, FL

Destination Wedding – Unexpected America Edition


When you say, “Destination Wedding”, most think of a windy wedding at a tropical island resort in the Caribbean (and are jealous they’re not there right now). But if you’re wanting to do something a bit different, but still want to have an island-feel getaway for your wedding with stellar views, there is hope! We have stellar destinations right here in the U.S.A. that are easy to get to (no passport required!) and have unexpectedly beautiful venues with tropical touches. International weddings have become quite headaches ever since the coronavirus, and if you’re ready to stop postponing your destination wedding date, think about a destination celebration a bit closer to home! Here are some of our favorite venues in America’s unexpected destination locations including here in St. Augustine, FL!

St. Augustine, FL – Palencia Golf Club

Have we landed in an old-world Mediterranean oasis? Nope! We are just in the oldest city in America known for its Spanish architecture (clearly reflected at this venue).

Fort Myers, FL – Heitman House

This venue gives you that backyard wedding feel, with a few outstanding bonuses: A ceremony location with water views; The cutest pale yellow historic house; A green lawn so large all your friends and family can fit! We could easily feel right at home at the Heitman House.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Ft. Myers



Charleston, SC – Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

When the “Friendliest City in the Nation” has a waterfront resort with every amenity imaginable, we think it makes for an amazing destination spot for the happiest day of your life.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Charleston


Sunny Isles Beach, FL – Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort

If you’re all about the beach, how about walking down a sandy aisle to breathtaking ocean views? Head south to Sunny Isles Beach located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL to find this extraordinary oceanfront resort.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Fort Lauderdale


Santa Barbara, CA – Villa Verano

In the mountains of Santa Barbara sits a Mediterranean Villa you’ll love exploring with your loved one. Think sunken gardens, exotic plants, plus Pacific Ocean views. This venue has one fine collection of nature, and we absolutely love it!

Orlando, FL – Rosen Shingle Creek

With an international airport nearby, Rosen Shingle Creek is easy to get to and can house all of your wedding guests! The Spanish-inspired atmosphere is perfect for accomplishing a wedding getaway that’s not too far away.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Orlando


Florida Destination Wedding

Ready for your own destination wedding in Jacksonville? We can help! Contact us to learn more about our wedding services, and see how we make destination weddings in Jacksonville unforgettable!


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