Simple Weddings
Wedding Officiants of South Florida
Fort Lauderdale Florida
Tele 954-254-6216...Fax 1-866-432-0262
I receive requests from couples for my recommendations as to where to go for a romantic weekend,
honeymoon or place to hold their wedding. Some folks are looking for a Beach Wedding, Some for a
beautiful  gazebo for a wedding in the park(etc). I am starting my list of places which I feel I can recommend.
These will all be places where I have performed wedding ceremonies and which impressed me with their
ambiance and charm.
I will also include places that are just for the wedding ceremony, not for lodging.
In Miami Beach. My favorite Miami Location
The Palms Hotel located at 3025 Collins Ave. Tele: 305-534-0505
This hotel is located on the beach but with a beautiful lawn area that includes the pool, a gazebo tiki bar etc between the
hotel and the ocean. The gazebo is available for your wedding cerempny or you could do your Romantic Wedding
ceremony on the beach.  
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Great Fort Lauderdale Wedding Locations
Perfect Spots for a Romantic Wedding
In Fort Lauderdale.
The Grand Pelican located at 2000 North Ocean Blvd. Tele: 800-525-6232
This is a new hotel built with Old Florida charm. The long porch with rocking chairs overlooks the ocean and the pool area, located on the north side of the
hotel is landscaped with palms and tropical plants. This hotel has a gazebo located on top of the building for a beautiful ocean view. What a great place for a
romantic wedding ceremony
In Fort Lauderdale
It is a wonderful experience to visit,have a wedding ceremony or (as I do) work as a volunteer at this very special place.
The Bonnet House was built in 1920 and is listed on the National Register. It is located on 35 tropical acres just south of Sunrise Blvd and A1A. This is a beautiful
location for a large outdoor wedding and outdoor catered reception. The house is a museum of art of personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families.  Visit their
website at
In Delray Beach
Morikami Gardens...4000 Morikami Park Rd. Tele: 561-495-0233
The Morikami Gardens is a wonderful place for an afternoon stroll, a nice lunch on an outside patio, A tea Ceremony, gift shopping or a special wedding ceremonywedding. Arrangements may be
made to hold your ceremony in the Japanese Tea Room or on the expansive grounds. For more information visit their website at
In Delray Beach
The Sundy House...106 S. Swinton Ave. Tele: 561-272-5678
The Sundy House located in downtown Delray is a boutique inn which is listed on the National Register.From it's inviting bedrooms to it's beautiful gardens
to it's lucious meals it is all you could ask for in a romantic location for your wedding ceremony Their website will have you picking up the phone.
In Broward County
County Parks...
If you would like to hold your wedding in a Park here in Broward County the best place to start looking is at the Broward County
web site under parks. There is a large list and the parks are varied. A couple that come to mind for a good wedding location is CB Smith Park in
Pembroke Pines and Fern Forest in Coconut Creek. There are many to chose from and you will be able to get started on your search at
Fern Forest is located at 201 Lyons Rd. Coconut Creek, just south of Atlantic Blvd, west of the Turnpike.Other nice faculities can be found at Anne
Kolb Nature Ctr, Long Key Nature Ctr, Tree Tops Park. (all Broward Parks)
Linear Park Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, On the New River Beautiful Gazebo's in a setting, perfect for outdoor weddings. This park is owned by the
City of Fort Lauderdale.
I had the opportunity, on the 3rd of November, to officiate at a wedding at this wonderful place. Do visit it if you have a chance and it is another great
Florida Wedding Location.
The American Orchid Society Botanical Garden Tele: 561-404-2000 In Delray Beach next to Morikami Gardens
The gardens offer many beautiful spots for a small wedding and they can also accomodate large gatherings as well.Their prices start at less than $300. for
1 hour of time and up to 25 guests including the wedding party .This is location only, no food or dreink. Still a nice resonable price for a great spot for a
memoriable wedding.
Flamingo Gardens Davie Florida
We have a very beautiful location in western Broward County called Flamingo Gardens. It is a part of the history of the area and consists of 60 acres of
trees and plants, a beautiful old home with a lush lawn and gazebo and roaming peacocks. It is a Botanical Garden and a wildlife sanctuary. It is a
wonderful spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony and their prices are quite fair. They has facilities for a reception as well. Give them a call and tell then
Donna sent you. Call 954-473-2955 or visit their website at
Beach Weddings, I do so many beach weddings and here in south Florida there is just no
limit to the beautiful beach locations to chose from. I am happy to make suggestions as to a
place you might enjoy.

A Beautiful Historic location on Fort Lauderdale's New River.I had the opportunity to perform a wedding ceremony at
the wonderful and Historic New River Inn on the 5th of May. It was a Saturday evening and the night of the Super Moon. The
ceremony was outside on the back lawn of the Inn and the reception was on the front lawn. Both had views of the New River and
couldn't have been prettier or more romantic.
When you reserve the Inn for your wedding and reception you get the whole thing. Indoors and out. There are no other events
going on to spoil your's and your guest will enjoy the beautiful environment.
I took advantage of the wide front porch with big rocking chairs to enjoy it to the fullest.
For information about booking this jewel of a location for your event visit their site or
call them at
954-463-4431 You can visit the New River Inn at 219 SW 2nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale. It is located on the
Riverwalk just west of Andrews Ave and the Railroad tracks on the river.