Looking to get married where the weather is always warm? Add Fort Myers and Sanibel Florida to your list. You can never go wrong with southern beach weddings. You can make them as traditional or modern as you like and you are guaranteed to have great seafood.
Boca Grande, the heart of Gasparilla Island, offers travelers a taste of Florida’s yesteryear. Clustered around the old train depot that brought industry to this pint-sized village, this small, intimate locale has evolved into a playground for discerning travelers. Here, you’ll find popped collars, vibrant patterned clothing (think Lilly Pulitzer), and vintage shops and restaurants. Gracing the outskirts of town is the century-old Gasparilla Inn & Club, which houses a number of unique sites for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
The historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in downtown Fort Myers are the late winter vacation homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The estate boasts over 20 acres of botanical gardens and nine historic buildings, including Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory and a museum, which contains an expansive collection of original artifacts – from Edison’s first telegraph and telephone to Henry Ford’s custom-made Model T car.
Revived in 1976, the Useppa Island Club exudes an old-Florida style of elegant charm and history, boasting picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush vegetation. A private island community, Useppa is home to the Collier Inn, which serves as the main clubhouse for residents. Thanks to Captiva Cruises, non-residents can enjoy daily access to this exclusive locale and its unique offerings, whether it’s croquet on the Sumwalt Lawn or a visit to the island’s historical museum.
Sanibel & Captiva Island
The shell-covered shores of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island offer the perfect backdrop for couples looking to say “I do” in paradise. There are a number of hotels on the island with beautiful ceremony and reception sites such as Casa Ybel, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, South Seas Island Resort and ‘Tween Waters Inn.