5 Memorable Fort Myers Venues for Your Special Occasion

Jean Jones
June 22, 2015

Wedding_Venues_SWFAre you planning a wedding or special event? Finding the right venue sets the stage for a memorable experience. Fort Myers is home to several stunning locations that are perfect for any occasion. We've saved you some time by scouting out the top venues in the area.

1. White Orchid at Oasis
3027 E. Riverside Drive

It's hard to imagine a more romantic setting than this Olde Florida-style home conveniently located near downtown's River District. As you walk the cobblestone paths on the tropical landscape, you'll feel worlds away from Fort Myers. On-site catering and floral design are available to make your planning easier. White Orchid also features a charming tea room that's just right for smaller gatherings like bridal showers and birthday luncheons.

2. Edison Restaurant, Bar & Banquet Center
3583 McGregor Boulevard

Historic McGregor Boulevard and the nearby Edison & Ford Winter Estates lend an elegant ambiance to this banquet center. Olde Florida architecture and newly-renovated rooms provide an attractive mix of classic and contemporary. Scenic views overlooking Fort Myers Country Club add the finishing touch to this beautiful venue.

3. Southern Waters 
16400 Daughtry's Creek Road

If you're looking for an intimate, natural setting, this is the place. Southern Waters is an 18-acre estate and lodge alongside Daughtry's Creek. The lodge is surrounded by landscaped grounds, native gardens, and mossy oak trees. With amenities like a rock hot tub and waterfall, it's also a lovely place to spend the wedding night.

4. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street

Looking for a unique and truly spectacular setting? SBDAC is a majestic backdrop for a wedding or any special occasion. This one-time post office and Federal Building has received an innovative remodeling while still retaining its historic architecture. Features include Neoclassical Revival-style columns made from Florida limestone and walls embedded with seashells and coral formations. The two-story Grand Atrium and marble staircase allow for great photo opportunities.

5. DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa
2000 Estero Boulevard

One of the signature attractions of Fort Myers is its Gulf Coast location. At DiamondHead you can have a picturesque wedding that's like a scene out of a movie. Both indoor and outdoor banquet facilities are available for the rehearsal dinner and reception. You may even want to plan a stay before or after to take advantage of the luxury suites, on-site spa and water activities like sailing and Waverunner jaunts.

Do you have any event-planning tips or tricks to make the process a bit smoother? Share your ideas with us in the comments!

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