Globetrotting Cindy is back from sunny Fort Myers, Florida with a fabulous new find for destination weddings. Here’s the scoop:
Fort Myers, known as the “City of Palms,” is the entryway to Southwest Florida (just three hours from Miami and two hours from Fort Lauderdale) and offers some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in Florida. I stayed at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, an 85-acre waterfront property secluded on the lazy shores of San Carlos Bay. With 374 luxurious rooms, a 40,000 sq ft. spa, six restaurants, and the Sanibel Harbour Princess, a 100-foot yacht for dining, this property is a perfect option for a contemporary yet elegant destination wedding on a lavish waterfront escape.
As one of Fort Myers’ most sought after wedding reception locations, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa helps brides plan every element for a perfect wedding. The pristine beauty of Sanibel and Captiva islands provide a picturesque backdrop for an enchanted wedding ceremony and reception, allowing couples to choose from many wedding packages and striking locations: a charming poolside veranda surrounded by lush foliage and fountains; a magnificent 100-foot private luxury yacht; or a secluded cove of the bayside beach all their own. Each scenario offering breathtaking water views and amazing sunsets.
My favorite ceremony packages:
The most private and intimate beach location right on the back bay of the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and beautiful palm trees. Seats 2 to 70 guests – $1,250
The Palm Pool
A grand poolside veranda, surrounded by beautiful landscaping overlooking the majestic back bay of the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 500 guests – $2,000
Everglades Pool Terrace
An intimate tropical poolside location, providing a picturesque view of the resort and the back bay of the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 100 guests – $1,250
Note: The prices above don’t include reception packages, only the ceremony. Reception packages start at $110-$230 per person, based on menus and add-ons.