Photo: Courtesy of The Garden at Thompson Miami Beach
Gather your friends and family for a garden party to remember as you toast your upcoming nuptials surrounded by nothing but nature. From rooftop oases to botanic gardens on the beach, these five pieces of paradise are prime territory for making the big announcement in style.
The Garden at Thompson Miami Beach
Local landscape architect Raymond Jungles was the mastermind behind the Thompson's stone-paved garden sitting just steps from the sea. If you're looking for a casual affair, this retro-style setting reminiscent of 1950's Miami is just for you, with bespoke beverages whipped up by mixologists at the nearby historic bungalow, 1930's House. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Rooftop on Ponce
Set up a party under the stars in your very own rooftop garden with Miami's skyline sparkling in the distance. There's no bad view in the house here, from the 360-degree panoramic windows in the glass-encased gazebo — which doubles as a lounge and bar — to the grass-lined terrace where you can throw a cocktail fête for up to 125 people.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
The best part about this garden oasis — besides its prime South Beach location — is that it offers up a blank canvas when it comes to creating a fête that fits your style. From white tent affairs to more rustic, ranch-style setups, you can dress up the garden as much as you'd like for a guest list of up to 300 people. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Standard Miami Beach
Boho brides-to-be will feel at home in the Standard's meditation garden surrounded by tropical foliage that feels more like Bali than Miami Beach. Throw a grown-up version of a drum circle with a party in the grass for up to 60, or host a more intimate moonlight affair with full dinner for 20 under the Swing Garden terrace.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Named after one of the most famous plant explorers, Dr. Fairchild was first to curate the garden's collection, traveling from the Philippines to the Indonesian archipelago in search of the perfect plants. Now the lush tropical landscape filled with lily ponds makes a garden party seem magical, both at sunset and when the stars come out. For a jaw-dropping setting, throw a cocktail soirée in the Glasshouse Café underneath the 8-foot-long Chihuly chandelier, with floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to rainforest views. Read real brides' reviews here!