Surf, sand, swaying palms, gentle breezes—subtropical Miami Beach has all the feel of a Caribbean destination wedding location while still being a part of the contiguous United States, meaning no worrying about whether or not your guests have valid passports for international travel and no destination wedding paperwork headaches. (Just make sure to apply for your marriage license together and in person sometime within 60 days before the ceremony, notes the County Clerk's website.)
But there's so much more to Miami Beach than its balmy days and temperate nights. In fact, some of the best destination wedding venues here have nary a speck of sand underfoot: think, a gorgeous jewel box theater venue, a Modernist rooftop oasis, an Ocean Drive mansion that was once the private residence of a famous fashion designer. These Miami Beach gems are definitely worth discovering.