Grace River Island

14524 Riverside Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33905 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Grace River Island

Grace River Island Resort is a tropical wedding venue and large house located on a private island on the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida. The island is accessible by a land bridge, creating a sense of serenity while still being easy to reach from the city. This luxurious resort is well-suited to sunset weddings ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, destination weddings, and couples hoping to escape for their honeymoon. Owners Mike and Karen Peterson hope that their island serves as a relaxing space for such a magical occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Grace River Island Resort is ideal for couples who have been dreaming about a small outdoor wedding ceremony, with a maximum capacity of 100 guests. Before the day begins, the couples are granted access to individual get-ready rooms. Both of these spaces are air-conditioned, ensuring that the couple and their party are comfortable as they make their preparations. There are several event spaces on offer across the island for the wedding day. These include a large grassy area that overlooks the water and boasts a front-row seat to the sunset over the river. There is a large deck right on the river that can be used for the ceremony as well. Depending on where the ceremony is, the reception can be held on the deck or in the clubhouse. The wedding caterers will appreciate the kitchen, which is available for any final preparations the cuisine needs before being served. For small weddings, if the weather is not cooperative, the ceremony or reception can be moved indoors to the clubhouse.

Services Offered

All over the island, couples are treated to stunning views. The surrounding river is a naturally beautiful backdrop to photos while the palm trees that line the driveway add a tropical touch. In the get-ready rooms, the couple and their party can enjoy a full and half-bath, as well as a television, ping-pong table, and foosball table. They have access to the entire island on the day of their wedding to set up their space exactly how they want it. Chairs, tables, and linens are all available from the resort, as well as a picturesque cedar arbor.

Private Island Point
Private Island Point
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Grace River Island
Magic is in the air
Magic is in the air
Love after Sunset
Love after Sunset
Ceremony on the point
Ceremony on the point
Peak of the island
Peak of the island
Music was made in the shade
Music was made in the shade
Newlyweds
Newlyweds
Together at Last
Together at Last
Ready Together
Ready Together
Guys and Gals
Guys and Gals
Wedding with a View
Wedding with a View
Flowerful arbor
Flowerful arbor
Time to Party
Time to Party
Late afternoon wedding
Late afternoon wedding
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Amazing afternoon wedding
Amazing afternoon wedding
Tying the Knot
Tying the Knot
Relaxed Bride
Relaxed Bride
Fun Send Off
Fun Send Off
Fishing Together
Fishing Together
Reception on deck
Reception on deck
Reception is Ready
Reception is Ready
Ready for the reception
Ready for the reception
Reception after dark
Reception after dark
Reception with resin chairs
Reception with resin chairs
Setting up the bar
Setting up the bar
Father daughter dance
Father daughter dance
First Married Couple Dance
First Married Couple Dance
Romantic Row
Romantic Row
Just after sunset
Just after sunset
Lighted Decorations
Lighted Decorations
Wedding This Way
Wedding This Way
Picnic Bride
Picnic Bride
Reception on the Deck
Reception on the Deck
Water View
Water View
The couple at the sweetheart table
The couple at the sweetheart table
Jump
Jump
Swinging Together
Swinging Together
The Kiss
The Kiss
Beginings
Beginings
Outside the Grooms Room
Outside the Grooms Room
Alone
Alone
At the Gate
At the Gate
Can't Wait
Can't Wait
Waiting
Waiting
Hidden
Hidden
Cheers
Cheers
So Happy
So Happy
The man
The man
By the River
By the River
Love
Love
Contemplating Joy
Contemplating Joy
Kiss Under the Tree
Kiss Under the Tree
Joy of Tying the Knot
Joy of Tying the Knot
Sweet heart Table
Sweet heart Table
Romantic Bamboo Walk
Romantic Bamboo Walk
Simple Settings
Simple Settings
Saying I Do
Saying I Do
Dance with Me
Dance with Me
Reception Center piece
Reception Center piece
Head Table
Head Table
Stunning shot
Stunning shot
Nice flowers sir
Nice flowers sir
Deck Ceremony setup
Deck Ceremony setup
Cocktail table by the river
Cocktail table by the river
Tree-lined Entry
Tree-lined Entry
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Bride in front of bamboo
Bride in front of bamboo
Welcome
Welcome
Sunset Kiss
Sunset Kiss
Sunset I Do
Sunset I Do
Sunset Wedding
Sunset Wedding
The Kiss
The Kiss
Better Together
Better Together
Decorations
Decorations
Bunnies
Bunnies
Table Decorations
Table Decorations
Cocktail Hour Decorations
Cocktail Hour Decorations
Beautiful Decorations
Beautiful Decorations
More Beautiful Decorations
More Beautiful Decorations
Giving the speech
Giving the speech
Father-daughter dance
Father-daughter dance
Carrying the bride
Carrying the bride
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Having fun together
Having fun together
Bouquet Bride
Bouquet Bride
Bamboo Path
Bamboo Path
Strolling Along
Strolling Along
Serene
Serene
Tug o War
Tug o War
Ladies Fun
Ladies Fun
Two of Us
Two of Us
Partners
Partners
Ceremony on the Point
Ceremony on the Point
Relaxed
Relaxed
Dad and Daughter
Dad and Daughter
Family
Family
First Look
First Look
Bouquets
Bouquets
Hairspray
Hairspray
Ladies Day
Ladies Day
Dresses
Dresses
Bride Dress
Bride Dress
Three of us
Three of us
Groom and Mates
Groom and Mates
Preparations
Preparations
Fixing
Fixing
Carrying the Bride
Carrying the Bride
Lifted Up
Lifted Up
Shared Love
Shared Love
Tenderhearted
Tenderhearted
Fun in the Sun
Fun in the Sun
Moments to Share
Moments to Share
Special Moment
Special Moment
Walking the Bride
Walking the Bride
Sweethearts
Sweethearts
Ceremny on the Point
Ceremny on the Point
Cake Time
Cake Time
The Ladies
The Ladies
Introducing...
Introducing...
A Look in the Mirror
A Look in the Mirror
Bouquet Toss
Bouquet Toss
Final Touches
Final Touches
Bridal Dress
Bridal Dress
Groom's Help
Groom's Help
Mom and Bride
Mom and Bride
Reception
Reception
Bridesmaid's Dresses
Bridesmaid's Dresses
Beautiful Bride
Beautiful Bride
At the Door
At the Door
First Look
First Look
The Bride
The Bride
Bridal Party on the Porch
Bridal Party on the Porch
Where Love Meets
Where Love Meets
Reflections
Reflections
Island's Edge
Island's Edge
A Little Push
A Little Push
Celebrating
Celebrating
Palms Overhead
Palms Overhead
Touching Love
Touching Love
Under the Arbor
Under the Arbor
Final Wait
Final Wait
Dancing
Dancing
Indoor Option
Indoor Option
Under the Big Tree
Under the Big Tree
Together
Together
Ready
Ready
Just Can't Wait
Just Can't Wait
Harbor Gazebo
Harbor Gazebo
Waiting Bride
Waiting Bride
Meeting the Couple
Meeting the Couple
Under the Arch
Under the Arch
Small Ceremony Setup
Small Ceremony Setup
Visit with the Bride
Visit with the Bride
Cheers
Cheers
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Video Check
Video Check
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
Finishing Touches
Finishing Touches
Ladies Dresses
Ladies Dresses
Flowers on a Pedestal
Flowers on a Pedestal
Ceremony on the Point
Ceremony on the Point
Dancing on the Deck
Dancing on the Deck
Coming Bride
Coming Bride
Cake by the Bamboo
Cake by the Bamboo
Dessert by the Bamboo
Dessert by the Bamboo
Rose Petals
Rose Petals
New Family
New Family
Mr and Mrs
Mr and Mrs
First Kiss
First Kiss
Together Forever
Together Forever
Dad and Daughter
Dad and Daughter
Reception Center piece
Reception Center piece
Beauty on the peak
Beauty on the peak
Bridal party
Bridal party
Ceremony all "decked" out
Ceremony all "decked" out
Saying the I do's
Saying the I do's
Bride getting ready
Bride getting ready
Cocktail hour
Cocktail hour
Beautiful entry way
Beautiful entry way
Stunning
Stunning
Groom getting ready
Groom getting ready
She said yes
She said yes
Saying the vows
Saying the vows
Vale is flowing
Vale is flowing
Details
Details
So in love
So in love
Bride all ready
Bride all ready
Groom all ready
Groom all ready
So sweet
So sweet
Entry way with an amazing view
Entry way with an amazing view
Kiss me Kiss me
Kiss me Kiss me
Bride's dress
Bride's dress
Make up in the bridal room
Make up in the bridal room
Dearly beloved
Dearly beloved
Lets get married
Lets get married
Amazing trees
Amazing trees
No words
No words
Love it
Love it
So pretty
So pretty
They said yes
They said yes
Pretty dress
Pretty dress
Newly married
Newly married
All the pretties
All the pretties
Circle ceremony
Circle ceremony
In love
In love
When I dip you dip we dip
When I dip you dip we dip
Grooms area
Grooms area
Deck lighting
Deck lighting
Bridal room
Bridal room
Bridesmaid taking care of her
Bridesmaid taking care of her
Custom flower arch
Custom flower arch
Rings and flowers
Rings and flowers
Table and Deserts
Table and Deserts
Wedding on the point
Wedding on the point
Deck Ceremony
Deck Ceremony
An arbor on the deck
An arbor on the deck
Circle Wedding
Circle Wedding
Deck from the river
Deck from the river
Ceremony on the point
Ceremony on the point
Ceremony on the point
Ceremony on the point
Arbor on the point
Arbor on the point
Cocktail hour from the river
Cocktail hour from the river
Cocktail hour and house
Cocktail hour and house
Deck arbor from the river
Deck arbor from the river
Cocktail tables
Cocktail tables
Cocktail hour by the river
Cocktail hour by the river
Table decorations
Table decorations
Circle ceremony on the point
Circle ceremony on the point
Exterior of house & hot tub
Exterior of house & hot tub
Sunset by the pool
Sunset by the pool
Private Island Point
Private Island Point
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Grace River Island
Magic is in the air
Magic is in the air

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11 Reviews for Grace River Island

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Russell H. · Getting married on 12/10/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I've experienced most venues in this area . . . and this one's a winner!

    As a Pastor in Fort Myers, I officiate my fair share of weddings, and I've seen many (most?) of the venues our area has to offer. Recently, I conducted a service at what was, for me, a new venue, and WOW! It's an incredible venue, surrounded by the river, with terrific guest-house amenities, a Caribbean Island vibe, and, in the owners (Mike and Karen Peterson), a terrific combination of high skill and true servant's attitude. Again, I've seen the venues this area has to offer, and this one is incomparable!

    Sent on 11/01/2020
  • Samantha

    Samantha · Married on 04/25/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing venue

    We had our wedding at Grace river island at the end of April, let me tell you Mike and Karen were absolutely throughout the entire process leading up to our big day! They also were extremely helpful setting up on the day of the wedding and if we needed anything they wanted us to let them know so they could help us out. I highly recommend having your wedding here, the place is absolutely gorgeous.

    Sent on 05/03/2021

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Grace River Island Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$5,023 - $8,251
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Linens

Grace River Island Price Rates

Grace River Island FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 4000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    120
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Inn/B&B
    Loft
    Mansion
    Park
    Resort
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    July
    August

Map

  • 14524 Riverside Dr Fort Myers, FL, 33905 See on map
    239-572-9607 (Phone number)
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