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From Pampering to Partying: Plan Your Southwest Florida Wedding

Congratulations are in order – not only to you and your other half, but to the fine locales that grace this list. An overwhelming number of incredible venues, restaurants and spas fill Fort Myers, so consider this a solid starting point.

Day Spa

The Spa at Shangri-La Springs | Bonita Springs

Before the weekend’s celebrations are underway, every bride-to-be should bask in the little moments leading up to her big day. These include (but are not limited to) a wrapped in bliss body wrap, the springs zen massage and voya hydra sea deluxe facial at The Spa at Shangri-La Springs. Spend an hour or a full day and enjoy a full complement of organic spa treatments. This location is known for its restorative powers, whether you’re looking to rejuvenate or relax before your big day. 

Rehearsal Dinner

The Veranda | Downtown Fort Myers

Built as a home in the early 1900s, the Veranda dazzles diners with Old Florida charm and decadent dishes, while its quaint courtyard serves as the perfect backdrop for an enchanting rehearsal dinner. The restaurant is no stranger to hosting private parties, so you can choose from a number of menus for your group. The Southern Buffet is one crowd-pleaser that includes mini crab cakes and Mahi Mahi as options.

Wedding & Reception Venues

The White Orchid at Oasis | Fort Myers

A name this glamorous demands an ambience that’s equally impressive. Luckily, this Fort Myers wedding venue delivers. Situated on a spacious riverfront lot, the White Orchid truly brings Pinterest boards to life. Indoors, you can transform a white-brick fireplace into the altar of your dreams for an intimate ceremony. Outside, you can dance under the stars – or under an enormous white tent – with up to 500 of your favorite people.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club | Boca Grande


You’ll find quite the array of venues across this luxurious property, which moonlights as a grand golf course when it’s not hosting events. Here, you can recite your vows in front of a centuries-old banyan tree before dining barefoot on the beach. You can say “I do” on the edge of the Gulf before blowing guests away with a whimsical reception on the croquet lawns. Customization is The Gasparilla Inn & Club’s forte, which means creating your dream day is never out of reach.