Small Wedding Venues in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale | 8 Gems to Consider

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale has so much to offer when it comes to planning an intimate wedding—wonderful hotels, fantastic dining, secluded beaches, and an overall feel that's a bit more serene than its bustling neighbors. Whether you're hoping for al fresco vows by the water, a refined ballroom celebration, or something in between, these exceptional venues offer smaller wedding spaces that are big on style.

The Savoy Hotel

Location: 425 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL

Style: Sleek and hip

Fab Feature: Ocean views and chic Art Deco design combine for a vibe that’s both relaxed and elegant.

Event Space Highlights: The luxurious Arlington Ballroom, with a terrace overlooking Ocean Drive, is just right for dinner and dancing.

Wedding Package Perks: Distinctive menu options like Maple Soy Glazed Salmon and Thai BBQ Pork help personalize your event and add culinary flair!

Accommodations: 75 guest rooms and suites

Catering: Provided in-house

Oceanview Deck Ceremony at The Savoy Hotel

The Setai Miami Beach

Location: 3001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL

Style: Asian-inspired luxury

Fab Feature: This vintage Art Deco hotel is set directly on its own private beach, and its 38-story tower offers magnificent vistas of the city and ocean.

Event Space Highlights: You can hold your ceremony on the sand beneath swaying palm trees and a lovely arch provided by the hotel. Then, move into one of their gorgeous restaurants for a sit-down dinner or cocktail reception.

Notable Amenities: Guest suites have been designed to create a calming and peaceful environment, and come with sumptuous furnishings, deep soaking tubs, and a range of services and amenities that will leave everyone feeling pampered…especially after a visit to the on-site spa!

Accommodations: 131 suites

Catering: Provided in-house

Outdoor Tropical Reception with Oceanviews at The Setai Miami Beach

Marenas Beach and Resort Spa Miami

Location: 18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach FL

Style: Relaxed and refined

Fab Feature: You can have your ceremony directly on the beach, with the blue Atlantic as your backdrop.

Event Space Highlights: Whether you say, “I do” at water’s edge or on the Outdoor Terrace, you’ll be treated to unparalleled views that stretch to the horizon. The Terrace can also be tented in the event of rain, so that you can still celebrate while looking out at the sand and sea.

Wedding Package Perks: Your package includes attentive, full-service planning to make things easy and stress-free…they’ll even help you get the permit for your beach ceremony!

Accommodations: 190 guest rooms and suites

Catering: Provided in-house

Window-lined Ballroom Reception with Oceanviews at Marenas Beach and Resort Spa Miami

Acqualina Resort and Spa

Location: 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach FL

Style: Luxury resort

Fab Feature: This grand property is situated on over 4 acres of stunning private beachfront.

Event Space Highlights: Enjoy the sand, the ocean and a lawn in one incredible location. No need for compromise when you can get it all, including swaying palms and killer views—plus a choice of four European-styled banquet rooms.

Notable Amenities: Indulge in some serious pampering at the spa, take in a round of golf, or take off on a fishing excursion.

Accommodations: 98 guest rooms and family-friendly, multi-room suites.

Catering: Provided in-house

Floral Aisle Beachfront Ceremony at Acqualina Resort and Spa

Grande Oaks Golf Club

Location: 3201 West Rolling Hills Circle, Fort Lauderdale FL

Style: Traditional, Southern-inspired golf club

Fab Feature: Lovely scenery abounds in stands of majestic oaks, rolling green fairways, and a shimmering pond.

Event Space Highlights: You and your guests will feel right at home in the clubhouse, which is built in southern plantation style and exudes warmth. Plenty of windows let in natural light, and wraparound verandas make for an open, relaxed ambiance.

Wedding Package Perks: Several packages are available with menus created by Executive Chef Edgar Tabarquino—or you can custom-design your own. Plus, the service that comes with them is unobtrusive, with professionals who anticipate your every need.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Provided in-house

Fairway with Towering Oaks at Grande Oaks Gold Club

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Location: 2000 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL

Style: Classically elegant and fun!

Fab Feature: You can float on an inner tube or swim down their unique “Lazy River” as its currents gently push you along.

Event Space Highlights: The Oceanview and Atlantic Ballrooms both come with their own terraces, providing great indoor/outdoor settings. The Pool Deck and open-air Verandah present two more waterside options…and let’s not forget their private beach and romantic Rooftop Terrace—ideal for an al fresco ceremony.

Wedding Package Perks: Along with a variety of packages, you can choose from a long list of enhancements, such as a Baked Brie or Sushi Display and a Specialty Coffee Station (complete with whipped cream and flavorings like hazelnut, amaretto and white chocolate).

Accommodations: 156 guest rooms and specialty suites

Catering: Provided in-house

Wedding Reception on the Ocean at Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Stranahan House Museum

Location: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL

Style: Historic waterfront home

Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1901, this is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and has served as a trading post, post office, and town hall.

Event Space Highlights: With wide wraparound porches on both levels, charming Victorian furnishings, and an unobstructed view of the New River, it’s perfect for intimate weddings. The cozy house and grounds can both be utilized for vows, dinner, and dancing.

Notable Services: For a fun ending to your wedding weekend, how’s this for an intriguing activity—the River Ghost Tour! The hour-long nighttime adventure includes a guided visit inside the Stranahan House and a water taxi ride along the river.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Catering: Select from list

Tented Outdoor Reception on the Water at Stranahan House Museum

Ocean Manor

Location: 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL

Style: Vintage glamour

Interesting Tidbit: One of the first resorts along the famed Ocean Mile, this historic venue continues to lure A-listers with its private beach, spectacular views and a relaxed atmosphere—especially following a recent multimillion dollar makeover.

Event Space Highlights: Say “I do” with sand between your toes and waves lapping in the background, or enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the 12th-floor balcony where the ocean spreads out below you. Their exquisite ballroom will make you feel like you’re on an ocean liner without ever setting sail, and those same Atlantic panoramas will dazzle your guests when you host your reception in their modern, state-of-the art penthouse.

Notable Services: Ocean Manor’s experienced event managers are by your side, from the initial planning stages through your big day, ensuring that your event unfolds effortlessly.

Accommodations: 125 rooms, suites, and studios

Catering: Provided in-house

Ceremony in the Sand with Palm Arch at Ocean Manor

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