If you’re thinking of hosting an outdoor wedding in Florida, then look no further than Miami! This sprawling metropolis is known for its gorgeous year-round weather, white sandy beaches, and multicultural influences.
Not to mention it’s also a popular vacation destination for celebrities!
Long story short, it has broad appeal and wedding venues to please any and everybody. Of course, this is exactly what you want when planning your big day!
Now, onto the important part. Just how much do you need to make your dream Miami wedding come true? Glad you asked! According to the Wedding Report, the average couple spent around $26,500 on their wedding in 2021.
If you’re still interested, great. We’ve narrowed down a few options to get you started. Here are 11 of the best outdoor wedding venues in Miami.
Villa Toscana Miami
If you’ve always wanted to experience an Italian fairy-tale set against the backdrop of Miami’s perfect weather, then Villa Toscana is the perfect wedding venue for you.
Nestled deep within Miami’s countryside is a Tuscan-style mansion that’s surrounded by tropical plants. You’re first greeted by a gorgeous iron gate, flanked on both sides by manicured greenery
Most couples exchange vows in the backyard where a stone-lined path leads to a marble pool with crystal-clear water. There are statues and tropical flowers casually littered through the space, which includes a river and waterfall.
Plus, there’s an actual sign that says “LOVE” in capital letters staked into the lawn.
If that’s not enough, you can arrive in style in your very own horse and carriage.
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Price Range: Contact the venue for a quote.
Capacity: 2-250 guests.
It’s no secret that Miami is flashy in all of the best ways. Embrace this aspect of the city’s personality by hosting your wedding at SLS Brickell, a luxury hotel that lodges the city’s most elite citizens and travelers.
From start to finish, this hotel offers you a VIP wedding experience.
Before the ceremony, you can relax and relieve pre-wedding jitters at the hotel’s bridal spa. Or, you can have a pool party to commemorate your last days before you say “I do.”
The hotel also provides bridal and groom suites where you and your wedding party can prepare.
And while the hotel does offer indoor and outdoor venues, you can’t beat a ceremony on the lush lawn, where you can enjoy dazzling views of Miami’s skyline and bask in the warm tropical air.
Price Range: $19,000-$26,000.
Capacity: 750 seated guests; 1500 standing guests.
The Bath Club
If you want to feel extra special on your big day, then you should consider The Bath Club. As one of Miami’s oldest and most exclusive social clubs, the list of members is short and also closely guarded. However, you can gain access by hosting your wedding here.
But wait, it gets better. Not only does this Mediterranean-style venue offer over 26,000 square feet of space, but the decor and architecture are a gorgeous blend of historic charm and modern luxury.
Most of The Bath Club’s venues are indoor options but don’t let that deter you. The single outdoor event space is also the best one!
You can exchange your vows on a beach with white sand and stunning blue ocean views as the sea-cooled breeze encapsulates you and your love. Oh, did we mention it’s a private beach?
Yeah. Wedding goals.
Price Range: Starts at $40,000 for 125 guests.
Capacity: Up to 1000 guests (for the outdoor venue).
Located in Miami’s famed Redland agricultural hub, the Secret Gardens is a six-acre tropical garden event venue.
This whimsical slice of paradise is the work of the late landscaping artist, Ben Bistrong, who worked around the natural beauty of Florida’s unique ecosystem.
Stone paths twist and wind through a sprawling tropical oasis, filled with native plants, flowers, and foliage. There is also a koi pond, water features, and stone bridges throughout the property.
Whether you’re looking to use the grounds as a backdrop for your magical photos, your ceremony, or even as a honeymoon destination, this dream wedding venue in Miami has you covered.
Price Range: $2,500 – $9,500, depending on the package.
Capacity: 80 – 150 guests.
Vista Lago Ballroom
The Vista Lago Ballroom is a ballroom that exudes the unique brand of luxury that Miami is known for. A gorgeous lakefront mansion, shrouded by towering palm trees, sits perched against Hidden Lake.
For an outdoor wedding ceremony, you’ll exchange your vows on the property’s lush lawns right next to the water’s edge. And while you can book your wedding for day or night, meticulously placed lights illuminate the property and cast a charming glow after sunset.
If you’d like to split your time between outdoors and indoors, then the venue also boasts elegant ballrooms with 25-feet ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and plenty of room for dancing and mingling.
The back lawn is also a popular area for one-of-a-kind photoshoots.
Price Range: $10,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
If you and your partner are young romantics (or young at heart) then Freehand Miami is a wonderful choice for your wedding day.
Built with young, free travelers in mind, this chic, hipster hotel offers a trendy environment for you to tie the knot.
There are two impressive options when it comes to available outdoor spaces:
The Broken Shaker is an award-winning outdoor bar that can serve as a great spot for pre/post-wedding cocktails.
Meanwhile, The Secret Garden, reminiscent of a tropical oasis, is perfect for receptions. Long wooden tables sit under a wooden cabana, shrouded by the branches of a mango tree. A tropical garden surrounds the space, giving you the privacy you deserve as you dine and mingle amongst yourselves.
Plus, the lush tropical atmosphere makes nearly every inch of the property the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot.
Price Range: $9,500 – $30,000.
Capacity: 75 – 250 guests, depending on the venue.
You shouldn’t judge a venue by its name, but in the case of Love Land, it lives up to the hype! This aptly-titled wedding venue exudes a romantic ambiance with a tropical flair.
Sitting on five acres of land, Love Land includes the main event space, an outdoor bar, and a river all enclosed within thousands of square feet of towering palm trees and tropical flowers and plants.
When you step foot onto the property, you’re first greeted by a long meandering path, flanked on both sides by trees and native flora. A gorgeous stone fountain sits just before the fork in the path.
Next up is a romantic red bridge – appropriately named the Love Bridge– that leads you deeper into the property.
You can wed at any number of indoor or outdoor venues, including a ballroom, a covered cabana, the lawn of the event space, or even a secluded tropical hideaway.
The best part is that the venue provides nearly everything you need for your big day, from your decor to your food to your entertainment. All you have to do is show up and bask in the surrounding beauty.
Price Range: $3,000 – $6,695 for venue rental; add-ons extra.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Deering Estate is the former residence of Charles Deering, a titan of the preservation industry and art collector. Today, the property acts as a museum that preserves its legacy through tours and exhibits.
Spanning 450 acres, the property boasts historic architecture, tropical greenery, and several outdoor spaces to host your festivities. A stone mansion, surrounded by palm trees, water frontage, and flowers, sits in the middle of the property.
The front lawn is a favorite spot for ceremonies, as it offers breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. Ceremonies here benefit from minimal decor as the natural beauty of the surrounding area is overwhelming.
Meanwhile, the Courtyard is great for larger, fancier ceremonies and receptions. This venue sits right outside of the stone mansion and comes to life as lights illuminate the romantic garden setup.
Lastly, Royal Palm Grover offers a tent setup, which will allow you and your guests to enjoy the gorgeous property, while also being protected from the elements.
Price Range: $2,500 – $7,500 for the venue rental.
Capacity: 80 indoor guests; 1000 outdoor guests.
The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove
You can’t get much more elegant than a wedding at the Ritz Carlton. This luxury chain hotel has a record of providing 5-star accommodations and breathtaking views. Your wedding will be no exception!
The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove offers three distinct, yet equally charming venues, for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Spanning over 2,500 square feet, the Piazza San Marco is an outdoor venue that centers around a terra cotta terrace. Gorgeous pink flowers decorate the space and give it a pop of color.
Meanwhile, the Courtyard is an enclave with open-air space that allows for cool breezes. It tops out at 2,800-square-feet.
Price Range: starts at $185 per person.
Capacity: 80 -250 guests.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
One of Miami’s most gorgeous green spaces is the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This sprawling 50-acre estate is the former residence of John Deering; now, it’s a popular museum and wedding venue.
Inspired by Italian architecture and horticulture, the historic ground boasts quiet, elegant energy and offers several outdoor spaces for your wedding activities.
The Tea House is perfect for a small ceremony or intimate vow exchange. It sits just off the water, providing gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay.
Meanwhile, The Garden Mound is a green space perfect for a larger ceremony and reception. A stone-lined path creates the space for a bridal procession. Gorgeous Spanish moss trees contrast the marble architecture, which gives the area a wonderfully romantic vibe.
You should note that weddings must take place during normal business hours. And, given its reputation as a historic site, you’re not allowed to hang outside decor. But honestly, a venue as gorgeous as this doesn’t need anything extra…except you and your spouse, of course.
Price range: $7,500 – $12,500.
Capacity: 50 to 300 guests for outdoor areas.
If you value urban art over traditional wedding decor, then consider Wynwood Walls located in Miami’s famed Wynwood neighborhood; a bustling art and entertainment district.
This outdoor graffiti museum is a bit of an offbeat choice for a wedding, but it provides a unique brand of beauty you can’t get elsewhere.
The venue’s garden is where you’ll wed. It’s a semi-enclosed open-air space that’s surrounded by colorful murals and paintings.
The best part is that you can still enjoy traditional accommodations while sitting against a non-traditional backdrop. The venue provides all the basics such as chairs, tables, and even a pergola for the vow exchange.
And, depending on the color scheme of your decor, you can curate a truly unique, eclectic space for yourself and your guests.
Price Range: $6,500 – $7,500, dependent upon the season.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests.