If you’re looking for one of the most scenic beaches for your Florida destination wedding, check out the hidden gem of Naples, Florida. This quiet upscale golf course community features white, sandy beaches, lush landscaping, and few tourists. Cinthia and Tim are Chicagoans who love the sunshine state. They envisioned a destination beach wedding here in the states, and The Club at the Strand in Naples, Florida did not disappoint.
About The Club at the Strand // Florida Destination Wedding Venue
Whether you’re a Florida native or planning your own destination wedding, The Club at The Strand has you covered. As an all-inclusive wedding venue, you can rest assured every detail will be accounted for even if you’re unable to plan with the event team in-person.
The Club at the Strand is not your average beach venue. The golf course clubhouse looks more like a sprawling family estate. As much a luxury wedding venue as recreational clubhouse, the private venue has the appeal of a historic southern mansion overlooking the lush Savannah golf course. Imagine the trifecta: garden party beach vibes meet historic estate grandeur—it’s a beautiful combination.
The palms and overflowing blooms add a built-in tropical aesthetic. Elevate the look with string lights, a flowing fountain, and beautiful tablescapes, and you have the most dreamy botanical setting for your destination wedding.
The Florida coast is known for its warm climate that makes beach wedding possible all year long. However, if you decide to dine or host your reception inside, the clubhouse feels welcoming with southern-home-inspired décor and wall art. The floor-to-ceiling windows and draperies make the space feel open and bright, and the furnishings add an inviting touch.
When available, the Club’s executive chef hand-selects locally grown or caught produce, meat, and seafood. You get to choose from a deliciously curated menu crafted with the highest quality ingredients. The menus change seasonally, so inquire with the culinary team to select the perfect dishes and serving style for your wedding.
Located in a private gated golf course community, The Club at the Strand provides a premier Florida destination wedding experience. You have easy access to the beach with the added bonus of beautiful manicured gardens and luxury event space, too! Their team excels in planning picture-perfect destination weddings and ensuring everything is in place when you arrive.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, a garden venue like this is ideal because of the shade. The botanicals also offer some natural framing opportunities to work with. When deciding where to place the aisle and ceremony arch, consider the time of day and angle of the sun. If you can’t avoid bright sunlight (like at the beach), position the alter so that the sun is behind you to avoid squinting—you don’t want the sun in your eyes when you exchange vows! Plus, having the sun behind you will prevent harsh shadows and create a beautiful beachy glow instead.
Florida Destination Wedding Vendors
The Club at the Strand hosted an extraordinary wedding day for Cinthia and Tim, but they also had an incredible vendor team to make it happen. I want to give an extra big shout out their DJ @curate_entertainment. They specialize in luxury weddings and events, and their DJ was exceptionally professional, well-dressed, and in-tune with the party vibes all evening long—pardon the pun.
These two booked a wonderful team of wedding professionals. Check them out below for your Florida destination wedding!
Florida Wedding Vendor Team
Photography // @hannawalkowaik
Hair // @ecbridalglow
Makeup // @jaz.mua
Floral // @tomtrovatoeventfloraldesign
DJ // @curate_entertainment
Caterer // @theclubatthestrand
Reception Site // @theclubatthestrand
Brides Dress Designer + Shop // @daydream_bridal
Grooms Suit Designer + Shop // @stateandliberty
Brides People Attire // @lulus
Grooms People Attire // @stateandliberty
Invitation // @minted