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7 Surprisingly Affordable Wedding Venues in Miami

by Bailey Gaddis
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A city known for its Art Deco architecture, vibrant aesthetic, world-class food, and awe-inspiring beaches, Miami, Florida is an easy choice when it comes to wedding destinations.

But while Florida, in general, is known for affordable rates, Miami tends to be a bit pricier—unless you know where to look.

From chic beachfront resorts to sprawling gardens, we’ve found seven of the most amazing Miami wedding venues that will leave plenty of funds left over for the honeymoon, and maybe even a down payment on that dream home.

1. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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A lush wonderland in Coral Gables and one of the most stunning outdoor venues in Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a classic location for a romantic garden wedding.

Consisting of 83 acres, these expansive gardens allow you to gather your loved ones for a wedding ceremony and reception among tranquil water features, a coral rock grotto, and staircases surrounding an enchanting lily pond.

At the Amphitheater, one of the most popular event spaces, you’ll find a land bridge leading to a coconut tree grove and limestone dais. Meanwhile, the Bailey Palm Glade wows with gorgeous views of Glade Lake and Royal Palm Lake and limestone staircases leading past the lily pool.

If you’re having a small wedding, the Allée & Overlook is ideal as it includes a tree-lined path that ends in a keyhole vista overlooking Pandanus Lake.

Typical Cost: Minimum of $600 per event for site rental

Capacity: 280

Bonus: Your rental fee helps the garden’s mission of promoting conservation, education, and enjoyment of exotic plants.

Find Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

2. Shelborne South Beach

wooden chairs set up for a ceremony on the Sky Terrace at the Shelborne South Beach wedding venue in Miami
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At Shelborne South Beach, you get to choose from over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space which provide elegance and spectacular views.

To start off the merriment, enjoy an alfresco wedding ceremony on the Sky Terrace which overlooks the sparkling pool, soaring palms, and the Atlantic Ocean.

For the wedding reception, the Grand Eldorado Ballroom is an excellent choice for a celebration of any theme, acting as a blank canvas with timeless decor and neutral colors.

Typical Cost: Site fee starts at $3,000

Capacity: 250

Bonus: You can create a delicious menu with onsite Top Chef alums, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.

Find Shelborne South Beach on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

3. Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

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A resort that spills onto 500 feet of a private beach with powder-soft sand, Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, located on the shores of Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, is the place to go for a beachside wedding.

Offering a modern interior with six ballrooms that exude Miami vibes, the most popular is the stylish, 5,000-square-foot Atlantic Ballroom featuring spectacular ocean views, chic bars, chandeliers, and a full-size dance floor. The resort also offers a 20,000-square-foot pool deck which is optimal for sunset nuptials.

To simplify your planning, you can choose from one of eight wedding packages that accommodate everything from an intimate wedding to an all-inclusive package that includes photography, floral, DJ, and concierge services.

And because it’s hard to enjoy it for just one day, this beach getaway a premier choice for a destination wedding.

Typical Cost: Packages start at $75 per person

Capacity: 300

Bonus: The resort’s Aveda Seven Seas Spa and Salon provides a Couples Indulgence package that is the perfect way to decompress after your big day.

Find Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

4. SKYDECK Rooftop Miami

Skydeck Rooftop Miami wedding venue lit up with purple light at night
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A luxury wedding venue in Miami Beach, SKYDECK Rooftop Miami is a private 3,700-square-foot rooftop for couples wanting to create a unique ambiance for their special day.

With 360-degree views of South Beach, guests will be in awe at every turn especially if you time your celebration to coincide with the sunset as the city and sea are kissed by a golden light.

Additionally, the venue can be covered or uncovered which makes it a great option come rain or shine.

Typical Cost: Starts at $3,200

Capacity: 249

Bonus: Pets are welcome, allowing animal parents to fulfill their dream of having their four-legged family members be a part of their wedding day.

Find SKYDECK Rooftop Miami on Facebook and Instagram.

5. Monty’s Coconut Grove

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Lovers of a nautical-meets-tropical aesthetic will adore Monty’s Raw Bar in Coconut Grove, situated on a marina and featuring Tiki decor. Think lots of thatched roofs and tropical plants!

Most ceremonies at this South Florida location are held on the waterfront dock while receptions are often hosted in the Tiki Hut that’s filled with the laidback vibes beach communities are known for.

The venue also offers a newly-renovated private dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a full bar, a dynamic floor plan, and the ability to accommodate live music and a DJ.

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,000

Capacity: 100

Bonus: The food is amazing with seaside favorites like clam chowder, conch fritters, oysters, crab cakes, and other tasty dishes that can be whipped up for weddings and rehearsal dinners.

Find Monty’s Coconut Grove on Facebook and Instagram.

6. West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion

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A popular wedding venue, West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion is a prime location for an indoor wedding reception with a sprinkle of the balmy Miami weather.

For your I Dos, post up on the dock which is surrounded by the calm, aquamarine water of West Palm Beach. Then, make your way to the indoor reception space that has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides which dazzle with views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

When you want to take in the ocean breeze, just step out on the terrace surrounding the pavilion.

Typical Cost: $1,250 – $1,500 for a ceremony and reception which includes five hours of event time

Capacity: 175

Bonus: There are no vendor restrictions, so you can select any caterer, florist, and DJ.

Find West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion on Facebook.

7. Ocean Sky Resort

outdoor wedding ceremony set up at the Ocean Sky Resort wedding venue in Miami
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A short 30-minute drive from Miami, Ocean Sky Resort sits on the coast of Fort Lauderdale, allowing you to pledge your love to the backdrop of the ocean and swaying palms.

Most ceremonies are held on the oceanfront terrace that seems to levitate above the water, and receptions unfold in the resort’s spacious ballroom that also features ocean views.

To ensure everything goes off without a hitch, the resort provides all-inclusive wedding packages that offer support for wedding planning and decor and finding the right florist, photographer, and musicians.

Typical Cost: Site fee starts at $1,400

Capacity: 250

Bonus: The happy couple and their guests receive discounted room rates.

Find Ocean Sky Resort on Facebook.

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