Have you tried Morikami?
I am getting married next year at the Sundy House! I think it is a very romantic setting, and everyone I have talked to who had a wedding there loved every moment. And, since the place is so beautiful, you don't need to do much to dress it up! Good Luck!
If you want to have your wedding outdoors, I would strongly suggest the American Orchid Society. It was enchanted and amazing. You need very little decor there aside from candlelight due to the surroundings.
The website doesn't do it justice. Morikami is also beautiful, in a different way. Good Luck
I second Sundy House! My wedding was too big for it, but we fell so in love with it that we considered trimming the guest list...
I ended up at Mizner Country Club, which probably is a bit too big for what you're looking for.
Another location we liked, but were too big for, was The Colony Palm Beach. It's patio and pool area feels very Kennedy-era, and they can do the ceremony and reception outside.
Congratulations! We were married at Sundy House In March. We bypassed some of the Palm Beach places because they were just too 'ritzy' for us. We were looking for casual elegance and found it in Sundy House. I never thought of the Orchid Society in West Palm. It sounds like it would be really nice for a wedding also. Sundy House was a little pricey but we got what we paid for and more! The nicest part was the ambiance and the fact that I did not have to do anything at all. Everyone there goes out of their way to make sure that your 'event', as they call it, is wonderful and worry free. I think you will fall in love. Remember though that the flora changes all the time with the seasons. We have never been there when it has looked the same as the time before. Now that I have pictures I will post them to the site and you will get a feel for March/April.
The American Orchid Society (which was owned by the Morikami) is now closed.
But I'm getting married at the Morikami, and it's a wonderful place. The wedding coordinators are fantastic, you can't beat the food, and because they only do ceremonies after they close the museum, you're almost guaranteed a sunset ceremony.
Hi- thanks for your response! If you don't mind what was the Sundy charging? we (like everyone) are on a budget but I would like to have a range in mind when we go in to meet with them.
It depends on what time and location for your ceremony, menu choice, number of people etc. When you meet with AJ or Anayda they will lay it all out for you as far as choices. The paperwork they give you is very complete and they make adjustments for if your estimated number of guests increase or decrease. When you meet don't be afraid to ask for all the information you want. Sometimes they forget that we (brides) have not ever done this stuff before and they do it every weekend. Remember also that the price includes everything except your reception gifts which you don't necessarily have to give out. Thank you cards with a special message works well. We were married at 11:00 am and had a 1 hour cocktail and 2 hour reception which was a buffet. It seems to me that we paid about $15,800 for 75 guests but we added on a roast beef carving station, specialty drink and some other small things. Like I said though it depends on day, time, number of guests etc. The evening wedding is beautiful with all the lights but the drawback to that is you can't see the foliage. You just need to go with what feels right for you and your honey because no one else matters.... it's YOUR day!
May I ask where you wound up doing your ceremony/reception? I am starting the planning process now and am looking for the same things you were.
We did everything at the Sundy House and were very pleased. To this day Marco still comes over and says hello to us if we are there which is not often. It is a beautiful place and the people are wonderful to work with and will make things work for you.
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