Whether you're planning the wedding of the year or arranging a small business meeting, selecting the right venue is key to ensuring a successful event. Thankfully, the Fort Myers area offers an array of venues to meet your needs. Here's a look at four of the city’s most impressive ones:
Set alongside the Caloosahatchee River, The White Orchid is a historic Florida home that offers beautiful views of the water along with lush, green landscaping and quaint, winding cobblestone paths. The perfect location for a fairytale wedding, this venue is located within easy reach of the River District but feels isolated from the hubbub of city life. The White Orchid can accommodate groups of up to 500 on the lawn or smaller groups up to 150 inside. In addition to weddings, they specialize in formal black-tie galas, holiday parties, and other upscale events.
The lush, hidden gardens at Burrough's Home & Gardens are the perfect setting for a smaller gathering such as a baby shower, bridal shower or business conference. For larger groups, they offer an open-air pavilion, which seats up to 300 and provides stunning views of the Caloosahatchee River. Built in 1901 in a Georgian Revival style, the Burroughs Mansion is decorated with antique furnishings and historic artifacts, making it a romantic setting for wedding photos.
With scenic views overlooking the Fort Myers Country Club, Edison Banquet Center can accommodate events ranging from weddings to corporate conferences. The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 180 guests and features hardwood floors, crown molding, vaulted ceilings and other historic architectural accents. The Library, on the other hand, is a smaller event space capable of seating 40 to 50 guests and offers a more modern, corporate experience with plasma screen televisions and large booths.
If you're looking for a more rustic, family-friendly setting for your event, Southern Fresh Farm is an excellent choice. An actual farm that grows produce and raises fish, they offer rental spaces for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers and more. Their event barn provides an authentic country vibe, but you also can host your party outdoors under their spacious event tent.
These are just a few of the lovely wedding and event venues to be found near your Fort Myers apartment home. If you're planning an event in the coming months, be sure to reserve your space as early as possible as these popular venues tend to fill up quickly.
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