Miami is known for being larger than life—but what if you’re thinking small for your wedding day? No worries! There are lots of small wedding venues in Miami and the greater Miami area. We found some of the best venues for small Miami weddings—which we’re defining as under 150 guests—for those interested in keeping their Florida wedding intimate.
Check out 11 amazing small wedding venues in Miami and the surrounding area.
Sole on the Ocean Resort
If private and small Miami weddings are your thing and one of the fabulous Miami beaches is your dream destination, check out this resort on Sunny Isle Beach—which has been called “The Florida Riviera.” You can get married on a private dune, followed by a reception in one of the gorgeous ballrooms, featuring huge floor-to-ceiling windows and waterfront views. This resort can host up to 120 guests for a wedding.
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Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
There are a variety of gorgeous settings for a wedding at this resort, located on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. You can get married on the private beach, or in the Palm Court surrounded by lush greenery. For receptions, we love the modern Ocean Terrace, which can accommodate up to 64 guests for a formal dinner and 120 for a cocktail-style reception. One of the prettiest Miami wedding venues, the ocean views are amazing!
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Residence Inn Miami Aventura
If you’re interested in more traditional small wedding venues in Miami, this wedding location in between Miami and Fort Lauderdale offers four different event spaces. The Royal Palm ballrooms can be combined to host up to 120 guests, and there are also smaller rooms for rehearsal dinners or other events. Plus, your guests can stay on premises for super-easy accessibility.
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B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale
There are only a few small wedding venues near Miami that allow you to get married on a private beach—and this is one of them. We love the “destination wedding” feel of this resort, which offers tons of activities and amenities to create a full wedding weekend for your guests. The relaxed setting offers a gorgeous ballroom, which is right off the beach for an outdoor feel, indoors. This venue has a capacity of 140 for weddings—and with 487 guest rooms, your whole crew can easily stay on site!
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Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If amazing views are your priority when it comes to Miami wedding venues, look no further than this Fort Lauderdale resort. The rooftop Oceanview Terrace is aptly named, as it has incredible views of the ocean, as well as a lovely gazebo perfect for ceremonies. At this resort, receptions are traditionally held in the Oceanview Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 100 guests. This resort has a lively and tropical feel and receives raves on the staff and food from couples.
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The Historic Maxwell Room
Are you dreaming of a wedding with a vintage feel? The Historic Maxwell Room in Fort Lauderdale is an ideal wedding venue for an Old World-inspired wedding, and one of our favorite small wedding venues near Miami. The venue was first built in the 1920s, and is a historic site in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The seawall on the south side of the New River is a unique and scenic spot for a ceremony, and the reception room, with its brick walls and intimate feel is ideal for a romantic celebration. The venue can host up to 120 guests for a wedding.
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Lago Mar Country Club
There are so many reasons why country club weddings rock—from the in-house catering to the gorgeous, impeccably-manicured scenery. This South Florida country club, located in Plantation, has all that and more—it even won a Couple’s Choice Award for its many raves from couples. The space can accommodate between 50 and 130 guests for a wedding, and includes a golf course ceremony, poolside cocktail hour, and ballroom reception.
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Delray Sands Resort
What could be more romantic than an intimate beachfront wedding with the ocean crashing just steps away? At the Delray Sands Resort, you can wed on a private patio with ocean views, and then host your reception in the well-appointed Blu Ocean Ballroom, which can hold up to 100 guests. This resort also offers spaces for rehearsal dinners and other events, including the Ocean Terrace which can hold up to 60 guests.
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Looking for a garden wedding in the greater Miami area? This Mediterranean-style inn in Delray Beach is absolutely charming. The Sundy House features several outdoor settings where you can wed, including the lawn, which offers views of the lush Taru Garden. You can also marry in the Southern-style gazebo or near the tranquil pond. As for receptions, there are two spaces which evoke an Old Florida vibe. The Sundy House can accommodate up to 110 guests—and your loved ones can stay on premises!
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Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club
Located in Jupiter, this golf club offers the ultimate in stress-free planning for small Miami weddings. With a caterer on site and a variety of spaces to hold your wedding, prepping for your big day is sure to be a breeze! The ballroom is newly renovated, and the venue can host up to 140 guests. Couples rave about the gorgeous grounds and variety of amazing backdrops for photos, as well as the food and the accommodating staff.
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The Chesterfield Hotel Palm Beach
If you’re hoping for a wedding that evokes vintage elegance, this Palm Beach hotel is definitely worth a look—it's one of our favorite small wedding venues near Miami. The Chesterfield Hotel was built in the 1920s and overflows with classic charm. If you’re hosting lots of out-of-town guests, the hotel actually allows you to take over all of the rooms to create a fun destination wedding experience for the whole crew. As for the wedding itself, you can marry in the Pavilion (which can host up to 100 guests), or for smaller ceremonies, the Pool Deck (50 guests) or the intimate Library (20 guests). Receptions are held indoors in the ornate banquet space.
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