Florida residents dreaming of having a wedding at a winery do not have to venture to the west coast of the country to find what they're looking for. For South Florida brides, there are plenty of options for sipping wine and basking in that newlywed glow on your wedding day. These wedding venue options will please both the wine curious all the way to the ultimate wine connoisseur—with just the right amount of Floridian flair. From urban wineries that specialize in sustainably-grown wine to acres and acres of the quiet countryside, here are five unique South Florida winery wedding venues.
Lake Ridge Winery and Vineyards (Above)
Lake Ridge is set on 127 acres of Florida countryside near Orlando, making it a lovely setting for brides interested in a wedding with a more rural feel. This vineyard is the largest winery in Florida with over 100,000 people visit the winery every year. Lake Ridge's labels have won more than 600 awards in winemaking.
Schnebly Redland's Winery and Brewery
Rated one of the top 18 wineries in the U.S., Schnebly Redland's Winery and Brewery is located in Homestead, Florida. With gorgeous surroundings amidst acres and acres of tropical gardens, Schnebly makes brides feel right at home. Brides can have three location choices for their ceremony: the courtyard with a paved runner leading up to a waterfall and two additional choices, a more intimate "Waterfall Tiki," and a larger "Grand Tiki." With new catering menus and gorgeous views, Schnebly's is perfect for weddings both big and small.
Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery
Couples can enjoy a relaxing and laidback wedding vibe at Endless Summer Vineyard and Winery. With unique touches like the oldest boogie board in existence displayed and other quirky ambiance fillers, Endless Summer is perfect for the wine lush-turned-surfer. There are shaded wooden swings perfect for your wedding photos (including many one-of-a-kind wedding props and chairs), and guests can even feed turtles and fish from a covered dock.
Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery
Bunker Hill is an environmentally-friendly winery with multiple eco-friendly options for brides. One such option is the recycled wine bottle wedding arch. Brides can choose a bottle to engrave in the wedding arch, creating a lasting memory at the wedding venue. Newlyweds can stay in the vineyard's quaint "Winter Garden Farm," a two-bedroom, two-bath home located on the premises. For brides who love a little mystery, Bunker Hill has an ongoing blog on their site with ghost stories about spirits who haunt the vineyard.
Quantum Leap Winery
Quantum Leap Winery is an urban winery, which is not often found in Florida. Their wine production model is based on sustainably grown wine. Located near downtown Orlando, the winery can accommodate as little as 35 to as many as 400 guests. It's contemporary yet rustic, so brides with many different tastes can enjoy a beautiful wedding day. Tasting room hours are Thursday through Saturday, so couples looking to sample their wine before making a decision will have ample days to choose from—that's the most fun part of a vineyard wedding, right?