The Heitman House is a waterfront wedding venue in Fort Myers, Florida, located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Initially built in 1908 as an engagement gift, the grand house is a symbol of love’s new beginnings, enticing couples to make their vows here. Boasting beautiful views from a wraparound porch, this historic building exudes charm and romance, creating the ideal backdrop for joyful celebrations of all kinds. Newlyweds are sure to cherish every precious memory made at this splendid venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Renowned for its personalized services and delicious catering, The Heitman House welcomes wedding parties to host the wedding of their dreams on-site. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces available, the venue caters to intimate or larger weddings in all weather conditions. Say ‘I Do’ by a vintage bay window or host the ceremony surrounded by lush greenery and views of the river. Moving onto the cocktail hour, newlyweds can explore the venue’s many idyllic locations for photos. While the house makes a wonderful backdrop to the day’s events, couples will surely not miss the opportunity to walk along the 200-foot pier. This walkway invites guests to mingle and enjoy the calming ambience produced by the hush of gentle waves. For the reception, newlyweds are welcome to customize the gardens with an open-air dance floor and banqueting area. A sheltered alternative is also available.
The Heitman House offers all-inclusive wedding packages, beginning with a venue walkthrough and comprehensive in-house event coordination. With a vast selection of rentals on offer, the venue can provide tables, chairs, and linens, along with complete setup and teardown services. Catering and bar packages are managed by the in-house kitchen, allowing couples to choose between buffets, stations, or plated dining styles for the reception. Additionally, a charming selection of decorative furniture and lighting are on-site to enhance the venue’s naturally beautiful qualities. Couples can get ready for their once-in-a-lifetime event in the bridal suite, while the staff can provide a shuttle service for guests.
128 Reviews for The Heitman House
Recommended by 98% of couples
184 User photos
Shelby · Married on 12/12/2020
My dream Pinterest wedding
Let me start with this... I found this venue on Pinterest 6 years ago & I knew me and my then boyfriend would get married here. Sure enough when we got engaged in 2020, this is the first and only venue we toured. The owner, Jeremy is amazing and so so helpful and makes sense Because his two right hand Wo(men) are kick ass as well!!! We love Cece & Lexi... they dealt with me for 22 months!!! And never once made
Me feel like my questions/ concerns/ craziness was unwanted. They all made the whole experience... 688 days of it ... MAGIC. NOW the DAY OF THE WEDDING was like a dream... absolutely perfect .. from my point of view not a single thing went wrong!!! Lexi made sure I had the best day... no stress and was always dancing and enjoying myself.
Allllll my guests loved not only the venue, but the employees as well... on their way out at the end of the line you would think they all knew Lexi her whole life. She truly was one with the family!
I truly wish some nights never ended!
Jeremy, Cece, Lexi you haven’t seen the last of me... Hey who knows... maybe a baby shower will be held there in the figure ;)Sent on 12/17/2020
Lydia F. · Married on 06/06/2021
Magical, special and memorable!
The Heitman House was absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed every minute of our special day! The wedding coordinator CeCe was fabulous! She was so good at her job and made me feel at ease! Jeremy the owner was so awesome! He answered every question I had with responsivness and polietness. We were treated so wonderfully by the staff! Dennis the chef made fantastic food! We had a pasta bar and it was delicious! I am so grateful my parents provided for me to enjoy my wedding day at the best venue in town. I am still beaming with joy reminiscing on the day and every special moment that was created! I did not feel stressed that day, now leading up to it was a differant story lol. Seriously though this team is awesome and I would HIGHLY recommend using The Heitman House for your special day too!Sent on 06/10/2021
The Heitman House's reply:You're the sweetest Lydia. We love your family and friends and are grateful we could take part of your special day!
Christine J. · Married on 04/17/2021
Working with Jeremy felt just like we were planning our wedding with a friend. He explained everything really well and genuinely had our best interest in mind and worked with us to make sure we were able to get what we needed. I can't even begin to explain HOW incredible it is to have so many vendors in one. Saves so much time and stress.Sent on 09/06/2019
The Heitman House's reply:Thank you Christine! We look forward to continuing to make your wedding planning process as smooth as possible and can't wait to celebrate the special day with you!!
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The Heitman House is one of the best wedding venues in Southwest Florida! Jeremy and his staff are an absolute pleasure to work with. We highly recommend this venue!
Hands down one of my favorite vendors to work with !!!! love the management there . They have treated every bride and groom so well.
I have had the honor of working here here for several events and I am always overwhelmed by the professionalism of the staff. They make everyone feel like Kings and Queens. The establishment is absolutely beautiful and can cater to your every need. I wholeheartedly recommend this venue for your wedding or any event where you need space, Awesome Food, and the most professional and courteous staff in the Fort Myers area!