Florida Beach Wedding Venues

Beach Wedding Cottages, Resorts, and Inns.

Fisher Inn Resort & Marina - Florida Keys

A Perfect Beach Resort Wedding Venue located in Islamorada. Their oceanfront spaces and scenic poolside receptions during sunset are things your guests will talk about for a lifetime. Plus, they offer 22 all-new rooms so your whole wedding party can stay in one area.

  • Sleeps up to 44 – 85 People

  • Maximum Occupancy: 150 Wedding Guests

  • Site Fees Range from $1,500 – $3,500 

  • Completely Private Wedding Venue

Bayside Inn - Florida Keys

Located in Key Largo, FL, This private beachfront Cottage Wedding Venue ensures a picture perfect Florida Keys beach wedding destination, where life long dreams are turned into unforgettable memories. 

  • Sleeps up to 112 People

  • Maximum Occupancy: 150 Wedding Guests

  • Site Fees Range from $1,500 – $3,500 

  • Restaurants and Bars Nearby

Dream Bay Resort - Florida Keys

This Florida Beach Wedding Cottages located in Key Largo, Florida on the gulf side, includes 3 other rental beach cottage bungalows, plus a small marina, which allows for a boat to docked here at no additional charge.

  • Sleeps up to 32 Guests

  • Maximum Occupancy: 150 Wedding Guests

  • Site Fees Range from $3,000 – $5,000 

  • Private Wedding Venue

Why Choose a Cottage Wedding Venue?

Learn the Pros and Cons of having Florida Beach Wedding Cottages as a Florida Wedding Venue

  • What is a Beach Cottage? 
  • How much Does a Beach Wedding Cottage Cost? 
  • What is the difference between a Cottage and a Hotel? 
  • What Questions to Ask for a Beach Cottage? 

Why Choose a Florida Beach Wedding Cottage over a Private Beach House, or a Resort.

What is a Beach Cottage?

A Florida Beach Wedding Cottages is usually referred to as a small hotel or “Inn”. Comprised of roughly between 4 and 12 different units that are on the property. Beach Cottages are known to be very quaint and low key and can be hidden gems with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Florida Bay.

How much does a Beach Wedding Cottage Cost?

Unlike a Private Beach House or Resort Style Wedding Venue, A Beach Wedding Cottage May be a more practical and affordable option than the two mentioned above. 

Usually the site fees are pretty reasonable. Between $2,000 and $5,000 (at most) and covers the entire weekend of having a Rehearsal Dinner Party or a Farewell Brunch. 

What is the Difference?

There are many different reasons people choose a cottage over a hotel or private house to get married. One of the main reasons we find people choose a cottage can be price and flexibility. A cottage usually stipulates that you can rent out all the rooms and avoid a site fee or have a minimal site fee compared to a Resort. Most cottages have the flexibility to hire your own vendors and bring in everything from the outside which can be a plus if you are budgeting for food and beverage and maybe want minimal décor. Cottages also allow more guests to stay on site compared to a private house. A private house usually only has one location where all guests can sleep.

The best time to schedule tours, if possible, is 30 minutes before Sunset so you can see the property during the day and see what the property has to offer for lighting at night. Most of these properties have no or minimal lighting so to be able to see it at night will give you a better understanding on what areas need to be added. Pay attention to the venue as a whole: Check out everything, including the restrooms, the foyer, the dressing rooms, the outdoor lighting. You want to be sure your vision can be realized at this location. Take plenty of pictures and write as you are visiting the pros and cons on each property.

Questions I should Ask?

These should be some obvious questions when inquiring at a cottage or that should be listed on a contract.

  • What is the wedding site fee?
  •  What does the site fee include?
  • What is the deposit amount and is it refundable?
  • What is the maximum wedding guest amount?
  • How many guest(s) in total can the venue sleep ?- This will give you an idea of how many of your wedding guests that can actually stay on site and how many will need alternative accommodations. 
  • What is the average nightly rate and do you offer discounts for my guests? 
  • Additional Events: Can you host your Rehearsal Dinner here as well as brunch, if so, is there an additional site fee charge?

Additional Questions

Lighting

  • Is there Lighting on the property or do we need to bring lighting in from an outside vendor?
  • Not having lighting available can add to an additional cost you were not expecting 

Restrooms

  • Is there an outdoor restroom that guests can use –  
TIP: You should have at least 2-3 restrooms per 100 people.
–  Not having any restrooms available for guest can add to an additional cost that you were not expecting 

Parking

* Is there parking on site? If so, is it complimentary? About how many cars can fit onsite?
– Not having onsite parking available can add to an additional cost in transportation you were not expecting.

Music

  • Can the venue accommodate a DJ or live band? What time does the vendor music have to be shut off? Can we plug in our own music system after the cut off time?
  • Check where the outlets are located in your event space, because that will help you figure out where the band/DJ can set up and where other vendors can hook up their equipment. You don’t want the head table to block the only outlet outdoors.

Sunsets

  • * If you are set on having a Florida Wedding Venue  that offers sunsets, be sure to ask where does the sun set during the time of year you are considering, some couples are set on having a sunset ceremony but depending on the time of year and property you might not be able to see it.

Garbage

  • * What is the policy for garbage removal for the day of my event? This is something you should inform your Caterer/Bar.

Vendors

  • * Can I hire my own vendors (caterer, coordinator, DJ, etc.), or must I select from a preferred vendor list?

HELPFUL TIP

TIP: Check out our listed vendors. All of our vendors are licensed and insured and most are local, so they likely have already worked on the property before.