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Beautiful Places for the Big Day: Wedding Venues in Naples That Wow!

Sep 07, 2021 05:00PM ● By ANN MARIE O’PHELAN

Whether your wedding plans are formal and call for a big ballroom or you are leaning toward a small, casual wedding on the beach, Southwest Florida offers many great places where your wedding bells will ring joyously. Here are a few nearby favorites. 


The Ritz-Carlton offers not one but two resort experiences in Naples, and both are great places for weddings and events: The Ritz-Carlton Naples on the beach and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Wedding packages are available for intimate to large-sized weddings—two to 500 people—at a beachfront house or in a dramatic ballroom or various outdoor venues. “The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, just debuted a new 3,600-square-foot event lawn located just off of the main dining patio, making it an excellent venue for weddings,” says Annie Jones, director of public relations at The Ritz Carlton Resorts of Naples. Dedicated event specialists are on hand to offer onsite design of décor, audiovisual and floral elements to ensure all expectations are exceeded. “Our goal is to provide a seamless planning experience of working with one team,” adds Jones. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, 2600 Tiburon Drive. The Ritz-Carlton Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-598-6621; Contact Lydia Redmond, director of weddings. 


Call out: With a magnificent ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces, there are many choices to host the perfect wedding, shower rehearsal dinner at The Ritz Carlton Resorts of Naples. 


Situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Vanderbilt Bay, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is a dream location for a luxurious Naples beach wedding or honeymoon. LaPlaya features more than 12,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor space, including the Vanderbilt Ballroom, which holds up to 350 guests, and the Bayview Ballroom, which holds up to 150 guests. The picturesque beachfront setting, lush lawn and personalized service can turn fantasy weddings into reality. “Couples can exchange vows right on the beach, take their wedding walk across the lush lawn surrounded by tropical foliage and choose from an array of flexible venues for their reception,” says public relations representative Jenna Rogers. Couples are encouraged to fashion their own experience on their special day, taking full advantage of the staff’s guidance and expertise, as well as the delicious meals prepared under the supervision of the resort’s classically trained chef. LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples. 239-597-3123;  Contact [email protected] or 239-449-1175. 


Call out: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, more than12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space to help make any dream wedding come true. The beach resort overlooks the ocean and picturesque Vanderbilt Bay. 


Ann Marie O’Phelan is a Southwest Florida resident and a regular contributor to TOTI Media. 


More Local Wedding Venues 

The Club at Olde Cypress
7165 Treeline Drive, Naples 


The Club at the Strand
5840 Strand Blvd., Naples, 


Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club
10154 Heritage Bay Blvd., Naples 


Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa
 560 S. Collier Blvd, Marco Island 


JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island 


Kensington Golf & Country Club
2700 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 


Marco Beach Ocean Resort
480 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island 


Marco Island Yacht Club
1400 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island 


Naples Princess
550 Port o Call Way, Naples 


Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples 


Vineyards Country Club
400 Vineyards Blvd., Naples