Florida Venue: The Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale


Photos: Courtesy of The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale (top);
all others are courtesy of Heather Lee

When I was in Fort Lauderdale recently, I got a chance to check out the wedding spaces at The Westin Beach Resort & Spa. My favorite was the Sky Terrace, a chic rooftop space perfect for alfresco ceremonies and receptions. The ceremony can be arranged facing the ocean, with the waves as the backdrop (top); following the ceremony, the space can be transformed into a cocktail-style reception, complete with sleek lounge seating, glowing fire pits, assorted food stations, and even a make-your-own-mojito bar. Also, the onsite Heavenly Spa can be reserved for some pre-wedding pampering with your bridesmaids. And another plus is the hotel's private beach access (via an elevated skywalk), so you and your groom can head to the ocean for portraits on the beach without having to deal with highway traffic. For more information on booking The Westin Beach Resort & Spa for your wedding, contact the hotel's wedding coordinator, Tammy Tyson, at (954) 245-3805; tammy.tyson@starwoodhotels.com. —Heather Lee, Brides Florida

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