Renewing Your Vows in Florida

The Basics

With 1,350 miles of coastline, Florida presents ample opportunities for vow renewals on the beach. Many of those miles lead to gardens and parkland suitable for a memorable party as well as to properties with air-conditioned banquet and meeting rooms. The state also draws couples to unique locales, from laid-back Margaritaville in the Keys to the theme parks of Orlando to trendy South Beach in Miami.


Pros

  • Tropical days and moonlit nights 
  • Peninsula stretching from the Atlantic to Gulf Coast 
  • Theme parks galore
  • Paradise for seafood lovers
  • Major airport hubs draw affordable flights from all over the country


Cons

  • High prices in tourist-popular places
  • Heat and humidity can be oppressive, which can put a damper on outdoor celebrations
  • Vulnerable during the June-November hurricane season

5 Places We Love

Miami: The Diplomat, a tower on the beach between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, hosts oceanfront and poolside ceremonies and indoor events.


Naples: Imagine reciting vows at sunset, followed by dinner on the beach alone together or with guests. That’s just one scenario the Naples Grand can produce.


Jacksonville: On a northeast barrier island, the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island is known for its cuisine and beaches. There's a special vow renewal package.


Orlando: The young-at-heart can have Disney arrange a  renewal. Others may prefer the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando, which has many indoor event spaces plus Signature Island for fresh-air lovers.


Panhandle: WaterColor Inn & Resort venues range from a private beach to an intimate boathouse to a ballroom that fits hundreds for dinner.