November 6, 2012 12:26 PM   Subscribe

NEED A WEDDING SPOT IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA: Hi there! My fiance and I are planning to get married in early June in or around Boca Raton, Florida. We are looking for a venue (for both the ceremony and the reception) that is indoors (i.e., air conditioned) but that has windows/a view of the outdoors, and can fit 150-200 people. Can be anywhere within a half hour drive of Boca Raton (e.g., Deerfield Beach, Boca Del Mar, etc.). We have searched the Internet with little luck (and the Japanese Gardens are too small). Help!
posted by laswingkid to Travel & Transportation around Boca Raton, FL (4 answers total)
I got married in Deerfield Beach recently. Oh wait it was 22 years ago. But we had the reception at a large hotel right on the beach, on A1A. I gmapped it and I believe the property is now a Wyndham hotel. There's also an Embassy Suites right on the beach also. These are on A1A just south of Hillsboro Blvd. Congratulations and good luck!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:44 PM on November 6, 2012

I know it's not indoors, but I LOVE the Pavillion at Boca Inlet Park. I've thrown many a wedding shower/party there.

Grills, electricity (for a boom box) and probably one of the prettiest views around.

I can also recommend my UU Church, although it was in Ft. Lauderdale. Pretty gardens and patio out back. The church itself will easily accomodate your wedding party. I had my wedding there. Rev Gail did our vows (don't tell her anything you don't want her to repeat to the whole congregation.) We had Rabbi Greg as well.

Debbie from the church did our Flowers and Chuppa. She also took over as my wedding planner, which was nice because I didn't care two hoots about that anyway. Our photographer, DJ, piano player all came from the church.

There's a labyrinth that's really nice and meditative to walk.

I personally gave them new stoves for the kitchen about 8 years ago, so if you want to cater on site, you can.

It's not the beach, but you won't be sorry if you pick it due to the low cost and the general attractiveness of the site.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:07 PM on November 6, 2012

I got married back in May, and we were looking in Delray Beach, FL. We didn't want the festivities/ceremony at a chain hotel like the Marriott (although I have since been to a function there and it is really nice) So some of the places we looked at were:

1. Morikami Gardens, which you obviously know about (and it can totally fit 150-400 guests. but you have to do the wedding after 5:30 PM.) It's an absolutely gorgeous place, and worth it if you are flexible in the timing in my opinion. I would have loved to have done this, but it was out of my price range.

2. There's also The Colony Hotel's Private Beach Club on A1A, I'm not sure of the guest capacity, but their contact info is:
Available for private parties, weddings or corporate events. For information contact Sales & Marketing 561-276-4123.

3. The Four Seasons Hotel on A1A: Site

4. And lastly, The one my wife really wanted: (but this only fits up to 140 guests) The Sundy House in Delray... Site here

We ended up getting married on the beach at Linton and A1A, with a reception at a wonderful italian restaurant down in Boca by the turnpike.

Hope this helps somewhat, and I wish you joy and happiness!!!
posted by Debaser626 at 10:48 AM on November 7, 2012

Oh... I also used to work as an office grunt for a marketing department, and they would use this site: all the time when they were setting up events.

For my wedding, I didn't find anything that suited us in Delray Beach that we didn't already know about, but since your search area is wider, it may be useful to you.

(I can't vouch for its awesomeness, but they seemed to love it.)
posted by Debaser626 at 10:55 AM on November 7, 2012

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