Outdoor Wedding Venues Miami

Of all the seemingly infinite decisions couples must make when wedding planning, one of the most important (not to mention potentially stressful!) is selecting the perfect wedding venue. For many couples, an outdoor wedding venue represents their dream wedding.

South Florida couples are in particular luck, as there is no shortage of amazing outdoor wedding venues in Miami.

The sandy beaches of Miami are certainly the ultimate waterfront venue, and draw many hopeful couples from throughout Florida, across the United States, and far beyond! Couples flock to South Beach, Miami Beach, and all along Biscayne Bay to say ‘I do.’ Spectacular waterfront views are the main draw of a Miami beach wedding, but there are several drawbacks to consider.

First, the weather: even in the sunny climate of Miami, brides- and grooms-to-be run the risk of having their big event rained out. Next, the need for multiple venues: with a beach wedding ceremony, it is necessary to have a second, separate reception venue from the ceremony venue location (if the couple is planning on having a reception, that is!). This presents a logistical challenge for both the couple and their guests, and adds unnecessary stress. Finally, the openness of the property: a beachfront wedding, romantic and intimate though it may seem, does run the risk of gawkers and unwelcome commentators.

For couples seeking an outdoor event space with a little more privacy and far less unpredictability, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has several amazing outdoor wedding venues to choose from among our 83 acres of paradise.

Choosing a Garden Wedding Event Venue
For daytime and evening ceremonies. Restrictions may apply.

Of all wedding venues in Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden may offer the best, most complete experience for couples seeking options for outdoor ceremonies. Wedding ceremonies at Fairchild provide the benefits offered by other amazing Miami outdoor wedding venues – beautiful setting, romantic ambiance – and combine them with a highly customizable format, so that a couple’s special day truly reflects their style and spirit.

Hosting an Outdoor Wedding at Fairchild

Couples who choose to tie the knot at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will be pleasantly surprised not only by the majestic beauty of our gardens, but also by the amount of customization they are able to enjoy when selecting spaces for both their ceremony and wedding reception venues.

The events team has carefully curated a collection of wedding packages to fit each couple’s unique needs. Couples will select a collection based on their desired number of guests, then search the catalog of pre-designed outdoor Miami wedding packages.

Each package offers open-air wedding ceremony venues, stylish reception venues, and even sophisticated cocktail hour sites. Each of these sites lies in our romantic, 83-acre tropical oasis within charming Coral Gables, Florida. Each collection also comes with a “Plan B” wedding venue location, so nothing is left to chance on the day of the couple’s big event!

Listed below are our available Garden wedding venues within Fairchild and applicable packages for each. No matter which outdoor space a couple chooses for their nuptials, our botanical garden provides an idyllic outdoor venue for the occasion!


Outdoor Wedding Venues in Miami, FL at Fairchild
For daytime and evening rental. Restrictions may apply. 

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Bailey Palm Glade

This unique style and beauty of this area of our grounds have earned Bailey Palm Glade a position as a Miami icon. Couples who say ‘I Do’ at the Bailey Palm Glade will do so surrounded by palm trees, water views, and (doubtlessly!) very dazzled guests. One of our most dramatic spaces at Fairchild, the Bailey Palm Glade’s 100-foot aisle ensures that every bride’s walk to the altar is a memorable one.

Capacity: 275 guests

Available in all of Fairchild’s Wedding packages.

Garden Club of America Amphitheater

Of all our outdoor wedding venues within our gardens, the Garden Club of America Amphitheater is perhaps the most formal. This timeless, iconic space is shaded by coconut palm trees and framed by oolitic Florida limestone. This quiet, refined setting is a space unique among all other Miami (and indeed, Florida) venues!

Capacity: 250 guests

Available in the following packages: Love is in the Air, Ceremony Only and Premier Marquee

Pandanus Lake Lawn

Pandanus Lake is a consummate Miami venue, with abundant pandans surrounding glistening waterfront views. This botanical garden event venue is ideal for couples interested in event spaces with lots of impressive options for wedding photos.

Capacity: 150 guests

Available in the following package: Premier Marquee Wedding

Tropical Arboretum

As the only event space of its kind in Miami, the Tropical Arboretum ensures that events held within its space are guaranteed to be magical. The couple and their guests are surrounded by over 700 species of flowering trees from around the world, all right here in our south Florida oasis.

Capacity: 250 guests

Available in the following packages: Love is in the Air, Ceremony Only and Premier Marquee

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Allée & Overlook Vista

Of the many available outdoor wedding venues in Miami, it’s likely none is any more magnificent than the Allée and Overlook Vista. The journey down the tree-lined Allée culminates in a breathtaking view of our gardens at the Overlook Vista.

The atmosphere of this Miami wedding venue is a perfect marriage of romance and awe; an ideal setting for any new couple’s beginning.

Capacity: 80 guests

Available in the following packages: Love is in the Air, Ceremony Only, Virtual and Premier Marquee Wedding Packages. Also available for Cocktail Hour in the Premier Marquee Package only

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Amazonica Pool Lawn

Couples can make their event stand out as extraordinary in their guests’ minds at the Amazonica Pool Lawn. As a wedding venue, the Amazonica Pool Lawn is uniquely beautiful, with its several water features and dozens of rare aquatic plants. Also making up the landscape are our arid and succulent gardens, exotic vines, and our Tropical Arboretum. Nowhere else in Miami can one find an outdoor wedding venue with such panache.

Capacity: 200 guests

Available in the following packages: the Premier Marquee Wedding Package for both Ceremony and/or Cocktail Hour

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Cycad Vista Lawn

Beautiful views are a hallmark of outdoor wedding venues in Miami, but that’s perhaps best embodied by the Cycad Vista Lawn. An atmosphere of profound openness, Cycad Vista Lawn has sprawling views that include the Bailey Palm Glade’s palm trees as well as an adjacent rainforest canopy. The sounds of southeasterly winds rustling through the fronds contribute an other-worldliness to this site.

Capacity: 250 Guests

Available in the following package: the Premier Marquee Wedding Package for both Ceremony and/or Cocktail Hour

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Moos Sunken Garden

A veritable secret garden, this “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” gem is a natural Florida solution hole brimming with cycads and aroids. Of all our wedding venue or event spaces here in the Gardens, this is perhaps the most quaint and intimate. An idyllic waterfall provides a serene soundtrack for the hopeful couple’s vows; what could be more romantic?

Available in the following package: the Virtual Wedding Package Only

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Tropical Plant Conservatory & Rare Plant House

For couples looking to capture the exotic charm of some of the rarest plants in the world without leaving Miami, the Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House is a great choice.

The floor, made of native Miami oolite is replete with ancient marine fossils from south Florida’s underwater past, sets the tropical tone. Couples planning to wed at the Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House will do so alongside a pond brimming with African cichlids of vibrant orange, metallic blue, and white: rather more dynamic than traditional koi ponds!

And what do all good Miami wedding venues need to complete the scene? Tropical flowers! Any event in this area of our gardens will be set over a backdrop of dozens of rare philodendrons, anthuriums, and south Florida’s emblematic orchids.

Available in the following package: the Virtual Wedding Package Only

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‘Entrance’ in the Palmetum 

Ilan Averbuch’s ‘Entrance’ sculpture invites the hopeful couple into the Palmetum’s longest vista. The Palmetum is the perfect wedding venue for couples who want to be surrounded by the ubiquitous palms of Miami without going to South Beach. The Palmetum is home to over 1,000 palms across its 13 acres, ensuring that events held in this area never lack classic Miami scenery.

Available in the following package: the Virtual Wedding Package Only

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Ellipse Mosaic Patio & Staircase

While South Beach may be famous for its art deco style, the Ellipse Mosaic Patio & Staircase is an homage to a more ancient Miami heritage: it is flanked by an imposing staircase made entirely from coral! This stairway will look just as impressive in wedding photos as it does in person.

Capacity: 125 guests

Available in the following packages: This event venue is available for Cocktail Hour in the Premier Marquee Package only


Outdoor Reception Sites at Fairchild
For daytime and evening rental. Restrictions may apply. 

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Garden House & Lawn

Couples planning a wedding that incorporates both indoor and outdoor spaces are in luck with the Garden House. It is the one place that best captures both the timeless sophistication of our Miami-influenced architecture and the expansive, manicured lawn of our vibrant gardens.

Capacity: 200 guests (banquet style and dance floor)

Available in the following package: Love is in the Air Wedding Package

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Phillips Courtyard

Phillips Courtyard is a charming area featuring beautiful coral rock and surrounded by lush foliage and moss-laden oak trees that frame our Gatehouse, a stunning and classic Miami stone house. The site was the original 1938 entrance to the Fairchild property and anchors our stately Allée & Overlook.

Capacity: 40 guests

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Lakeside Marquee & Pandanus Lake Lawn

The Lakeside Marquee and Pandanus Lake reception site is a dreamy venue for a fab Miami garden wedding. With space for up to 375 guests, our towering palms and exotic pandans conjure images of a far-off country without leaving Miami. The lake’s edge makes for a dramatic photo-op for the new couple.

Capacity: 375 guests (banquet style and dance floor)

Available in the following package: Premier Marquee Wedding Package only

Getting Started

Ready to start planning your dream Miami wedding? We look forward to helping you plan and customize your special event. Visit our website for more details about the packages and event spaces we have available, or feel free to contact us below!

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