The thought of destination weddings often conjures up exotic faraway places like Bali, Jamaica, and Hawaii. However, destination weddings in Miami, Florida, are really a thing and should be considered when planning your destination wedding. I mean, why not? South Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches with miles of powdery white sands and swaying palm trees lining the coast. But that’s not all! Here are 5 reasons why I think you should consider having your destination wedding in Miami.
Local travel to Miami is quick and easy for many US domestic and international places like London, the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico. This makes it easy for your family members to attend your wedding, and it’s a place they will actually want to visit. Most major and economy airlines provide services to Miami and Fort Lauderdale International airport. Fort Lauderdale airport is only a thirty-minute drive north of Miami. Furthermore, depending on where you are traveling from, you might be able to just drive to Miami.
You can score some really sweet discount on your travel cost and hotel accomodating base on the time of year you are planning your wedding. Miami offseason typically runs from the end of May through the beginning of October. Miami gets a lot of afternoon thunderstorms during the offseason. Also, let’s not forget the hurricane season is from June to November. However, no need to worry!
Miami wedding planners and hotel staffs are experts when it comes to making your destination wedding an unforgettable experience. They have been doing this for years, and they have tons of experience planning and hosting weddings during the rainy seasons. If all else fails, just keep calm and drink lots of Cuban Mojitos :)!
Miami is called the Magic City, and it is a truly magical place. Besides its beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and turquoise blue water, Miami is home to some of our top sports teams. Teams like the NBA Heat, NFL Dolphins, and MLB Marlins all called Miami home. This makes Miami a popular destination among pro athletes and celebrities. Miami also has a very active art scene. If art is your thing, then you will fall in love with the Wynwood art district.
Wynwood art district can arouse your senses with the countless beautiful art murals and art pieces created by some of Miami’s world-renowned artists. The best part is that it is all free! When you are ready to quiet your senses, stop by one of Miami’s trendy bars and grab a sangria. I promise you will be transported to the magic city, just don’t forget why you came to Miami :)!
After all that art and margaritas, I am sure you want to know about Miami eatery, right? Well, don’t be despair! Miami is a foodie dream come through with a strong Caribbean and South American influence. The culinary scenes of Miami are as colorful and energetic as its people. From coconut shrimp to spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, whatever your pallet desire, you will find it. Just another good reason to have your destination wedding in Miami – you will feel like you are traveling outside of the US. Trust me!
Whether you are into concerts, plays, sports, or a pure bar crawl, Miami has got you covered. Attend a concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This is where Miami’s biggest and best cultural acts come to perform – a show here is a must-see on your destination wedding trip. The American Airlines Arena is the home to Miami’s National Basket Ball (NBA) franchise, the Miami Heat. It sits right on Biscayne Bay and is a fabulous place to see a show or watch a game.
Just 10 minutes drive across the bay from the American Airlines Arena, and you will be in South Beach. South Beach is the trendy, quirky beach and nightlife mecca of Miami. The rich and megastars and the youthful and adventurous flock to this island paradise for unforgettable, fun-drenched experiences. Go bar-crawl on Ocean Drive or visit one of the most popular nightclubs, the LIV at the Fountainbleau. One thing for sure, you will never have a boring day or night in Miami.
Miami and its neighboring cities have a variety of glamorous and moderate hotels with wedding services for everyone. You just need to determine what sort of destination wedding experience you want. Do you want to be on the beach with excellent restaurants and wild nightlife parties until the sun comes up? Then Miami Beach is your spot – particularly South Beach. The Betsy, the W, the Eden Roc, the Palms, the Fountainbleau are just a few of the many hotels that cater to destination weddings in Miami Beach. If you would prefer to take the nightlife down a notch, then downtown Miami and Brickell would be a good option. Check out these hotels: Epic Hotel Miami, Marriott Biscayne Bay, East Miami, Doubletree Grand Hotel.
To sum it up, you really can’t beat having your destination wedding in Miami, Florida! Between Miami and its surrounding cities, your options for a destination wedding are limitless. Plus, you can have your wedding and honeymoon in one location. It is all up to your imagination and what you want your wedding day experience to be. Be a party animal and have some wild fun or be more laid back and soak up the art, food, and culture – it’s a choice worth exploring.
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