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.
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.
11 Reviews for Grace River Island
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Aj Kern · Getting married on 05/01/2022
WOW!!! Mike and Karen's place is absolutely amazing! It was the perfect place for our daughter's wedding. We were able to set up the reception room and outside ceremony space just as we wanted. The space is great and the views are terrific. Loved it. The house also made it much easier to host the immediate family with plenty of space and very very comfortable. Mike and Karen were always available and were a tremendous help before, during, and after the wedding. Five star venue. Would recommend to anyone seeking a private location for a wedding. It is beautiful.Sent on 01/29/2020
Russell H. · Getting married on 12/10/2021
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 · Married on 04/25/2021
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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