Cape Coral Weddings

Cape Coral Weddings - One of the best wedding locations in beautiful and sunny Southwest Florida is the Cape Coral Westin!

One of my daughters recently got married.  She had wanted her wedding to be outside on the water but not at the beach.

Well, I couldn't think of a better place than the Westin, Cape Coral's premier luxury waterfront resort and one of the chain's most highly rated hotels worldwide.

It is gorgeous ....... and the perfect spot for ceremony, reception and honeymoon.  The staff was awesome ...... from event coordinators, to servers, concierge, and housekeeping.  I had only 2 months to prepare and they helped me pull off our amazing wedding! 

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We were able to have the ceremony outside on the water and for the reception, use the private party room attached to the resort's Marker 92 restaurant, known as the Mariner Room, since we only had about 40 guests.  There are also several ballrooms for larger wedding parties.

If you honeymoon at the resort, you'll love the convenience of getting ready before the wedding in your room or suite.

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There are so many beautiful spots for photographs, including outdoor terraces with lush plantings of flowers, the boats and yachts at the marina ....... and indoors, a dramatic fountain in the middle of a spiral staircase in the lobby.

Just before the ceremony, groomsmen can wait downstairs, while the bridal party waits in a seating area on the second floor at the top of the spiral stairs.

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When it was time to get married, my daughter walked down the staircase, through the lobby, then outdoors through a gazebo, and down steps where our guests were seated, to meet up with her groom on a terrace in front of the water.

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Despite the heat, we were comfortable because we had shade and breezes off the river ..... it was truly a lovely spot for the ceremony.

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A grassy area next to the terrace was the perfect place to take wedding photos.

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After taking photographs, we headed over to the reception to celebrate, enjoy a delicious dinner, dance, and cut the cake. 

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What was nice about renting the Mariner Room was that we could step outside and dance to live music being played at the Nauti Mermaid, the Westin's outdoor bar and grill.

Not only do I highly recommend the Westin for Cape Coral weddings, but I also recommend:

  • Photographer - Art by Imagine - Rocco has 35+ years of experience, takes fabulous photos, has great prices, gives good advice, is willing to make custom packages, and helps to make sure everything runs smoothly.  If you can't book Rocco, contact John at Island Coast Photography ..... I've heard his photos are awesome and his prices are very good too.
  • Flowers - Publix on Santa Barbara Blvd - Juliana was very helpful, had great ideas, best prices, and even went out of her way to help me decorate the reception tables.  The best thing to do is go online and take pictures of bouquets that you like before your consultation.
  • Cake - So Sweet Bakery - Denise was also very accommodating, had the tastiest and prettiest cake, the lowest prices, and went beyond the call of duty to help us out.
  • Decorations - Dollar Tree - Yup!  I was able to decorate the tables beautifully and inexpensively at a dollar store.
  • Wedding Gown - David's Bridal - They have a great selection of $100 and $200 gowns.  Just be aware that a storage bag, under garments such as strapless bra and slip, and alterations can turn a $200 dress into a $500 dress.  Also, make sure you understand what all needs to be altered including any slip worn under the gown.  We were quoted $80 for alterations, thinking that was the total, but they ended up being $190 because we had not only the gown hemmed but also slip, and the sides of the gown brought in as well. 
  • Wedding Rings - Zaks Jewelry - They had the best prices to have my wedding rings altered to fit the bride and groom.

Here's a cool idea for the ceremony part of a small wedding ........ you can arrange to have the hotel's boat taken out to sea and have a captain marry you right out on the water!

You'll also want to check out my Beach Wedding Ceremony page for information about Cape Coral weddings at Yacht Club Beach, basic tips, and how to get your marriage license.

The Westin is our top choice for a wedding, but if that doesn't work out for you, Brew Babies, a fine dining restaurant that looks like an Italian villa, would be a fine second choice.

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Related Pages to Cape Coral Weddings

Westin Cape Coral
Marina Village
Marina Village Cape Coral
The Resort at Marina Village
Marina Village Shopping

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The Nauti Mermaid
Tarpon Point Marina
Tarpon Point
Cape Coral Churches

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