Places to Elope In Florida

Places to Elope In Florida

There are so many truly magical places to elope in Florida. Some of our favorites include Smathers Beach, Key West Botanical Garden and West Martello Tower to name a few. Scroll down to see more, along with photos and descriptions!

Places to elope in Florida
Key West
Smathers Beach, a Florida small wedding venue

Smathers Beach

Excellent for mornings or sunsets, Smathers beach is lined with palm trees, fine sand, and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The City of Key West maintains this top-notch public beach. Totally free too!

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Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, a Florida small wedding venue

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Preservation is at the forefront of this venue. It’s the only frost-free, natural conservation habit, botanical garden in the continental United States! Choose among several spots, like the lakeside terrace, butterfly garden, nature pavilion, or courtyard. The garden highlights flora native to the Keys, Cuba, and Caribbean. Venue rental fee applies.

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Bahia Honda State Park, a Florida small wedding venue

Bahia Honda State Park

The park has palm-lined beaches, clear waters, and awesome sunsets. Just under an hour from Key West, the park feels remote and secluded. You can gaze off into the distance and see what was once a railroad bridge connecting the Keys to the mainland. Venue rental fee applies – good for three hours!

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy, a Florida small wedding venue

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy

Cascading waterfalls, colorful birds, tropical plants, and of course, butterflies! Perfect for 10-15 people. This venue is all indoors, but it’s every side is glass so you can still see everything outside.

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West Martello Tower, a Florida small wedding venue

West Martello Tower

History and horticulture here! The tower was first constructed by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1822 when the Navy surveyed Key West. Later, the tower was a symbol of defiance as Key West was the only southern city allied with the Federal government during the Civil War. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the gorgeous tower grounds offer a gazebo and several cozy enclaves with ocean views and garden tropical plants. Venue rental fee applies.

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Orlando
Harry P. Leu Gardens, a Florida small wedding venue

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens have almost 50 acres of manicured tropical plants, winding trails, and small lakes. You can choose to have your Harry P. Leu Gardens wedding ceremony surrounded by 200-year old oak trees!

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Mayan Courtyard, Art & History Museums - Maitland, a Florida small wedding venue

Mayan Courtyard, Art & History Museums - Maitland

The Mayan Courtyard shines with sculptures and floor tiles that lead to a lovely small pond where you can have your ceremony. Host a unique Maitland Art and History Museum wedding that you’ll remember forever!

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Kraft Azalea Park, a Florida small wedding venue

Kraft Azalea Park

A canopy of cypress trees envelopes Greek columns right by a small lake. Have a Kraft Azalea Park wedding in a residential Winter Park neighborhood. These public gardens feel like a step back in time.

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Gazebo at Langford Park, a Florida small wedding venue

Gazebo at Langford Park

The Gazebo at Langford Park is a hidden gem! Mayor Carl T. Langford Park provides a natural refuge in Downtown Orlando. The park is located in a shady oasis of mature oaks! The Gazebo is tucked away from the park down a quaint pathway leading to the secluded location.

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Dickson Azalea Park, a Florida small wedding venue

Dickson Azalea Park

Dickson Azalea Park provides another natural refuge in Downtown Orlando. The park is recessed from road level so you walk down into a lush green space away from the bustle of the city! Permit fee applies.

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Miami
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach Access, a Florida small wedding venue

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach Access

Cape Florida has a stretch of sand often ranked in the top 10 beaches nationwide. The beach is accessible and offers excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean. The area has served as a beacon for freedom from Seminole Indians to runaway slaves who secretly gathered before safely departing to the British Bahamas.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, a Florida small wedding venue

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has so many beautiful options among collections of rare plants, palms, flowering trees, and vines. You have several exquisite backdrops for your ceremony throughout the grounds.

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Lighthouse Grounds, a Florida small wedding venue

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Lighthouse Grounds

The Lighthouse Grounds encompasses the gated area around the Cape Florida lighthouse, Keepers Cottage, coconut palm pathway and surrounding area. There are many setup options in this area depending on preference, some set up guests along the coconut palm pathway and have their ceremony in front of the lighthouse, some setup guests in front of the cottage and use the cottage patio for their ceremony, some use the very back area for the ceremony and take their pictures throughout.

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Pleasant Garden, a Florida small wedding venue

Pleasant Garden

Pleasant Garden holds true to its name with its peaceful yet rustic ambiance for elopement ceremonies. With multiple ceremony locations throughout the property, it is the perfect mix of magic and Miami with sun-filled palm trees to radiate the day and dazzling string lights to illuminate the evenings.

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St. Augustine
St. John’s County Beaches, a Florida small wedding venue

St. John’s County Beaches

You can’t go wrong with 41 miles of pristine white sand beaches for your St. Augustine elopement! Choose your sweet spot on the coastline, and we will help you with the permit (you can feel good about that permit fee as the county uses it to keep the beaches beautiful!). We love that over 16 miles is drivable so rent that jeep! Local Simply Eloped planners are experts at this stretch of water and help you with all the beach wedding details.

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Peña-Peck House Garden, a Florida small wedding venue

Peña-Peck House Garden

Your St. Augustine elopement in the ‘secret’ garden of Pena Peck House has a royal story. Have your Pena Peck House wedding in a place originally built by the Spanish royal family in 1750!

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Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, a Florida small wedding venue

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Are you dreaming of tying the knot in the famous Florida gardens and beaches and celebrating in the city of St. Augustine? Your Washington Oaks Garden State Park wedding is waiting to be realized!

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Villa Zorayda Museum, a Florida small wedding venue

Villa Zorayda Museum

St. Augustine is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., full of Byzantine-themed locations. Have your Villa Zorayda Museum wedding in an impressive (and highly romantic!) example of historic architecture!

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Ocean Hammock Park, a Florida small wedding venue

Ocean Hammock Park

St. Augustine boasts endless elopement hidden gems, and Ocean Hammock Park is one of them. The walkway to the beach has overhanging palm leaves and a breathtaking view, ideal for a Matheson Hammock Park wedding.

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