Eight Picture-Perfect Florida Churches and Chapels

However popular outside-the-box wedding venues become, churches and chapels will always come out on top considering the faith that countless couples base their unions on. Florida is home to scores of these spiritual houses, some of which are bases for particular faiths, while others welcome worshipers and wedding couples regardless of their religious convictions.

Eight Picture-Perfect Florida Chapels and Churches | Weddings Illustrated

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In addition to the spiritual role they serve in couples’ wedding celebrations, these venues are also often characterized by breathtaking architecture—from sleek and modern to traditional—that makes for perfect photography fodder. Here are eight charming Florida chapels and churches that, regardless of their affiliation, will provide a picture-perfect start to your wedding story.

Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples

Trinity By the Cove Episcopal Church, Naples, Hunter Ryan Photo | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo

Weddings at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church in Naples are available to couples who have been a member of the parish for at least one year, and planning is overseen by the parish wedding coordinator.

Captiva Chapel by the Sea

Chapel by the Sea, Captiva, Florida, Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography

This tiny white chapel is nondenominational and is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Weddings here can be scheduled mid-November through April.

Seaside Interfaith Chapel

Seaside Interfaith Chapel in Seaside, Florida. Photo by W&E Photographie | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by W&E Photographie

Architecturally, Seaside’s distinctive white nondenominational chapel is our favorite on the list. Its bell tower soars almost seven stories, making it the tallest building in town.

Windsor Chapel, Vero Beach

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Photo by Vitalic Photo

Designed by architect Léon Krier, this Town Hall in the seaside Vero Beach community of Windsor also serves as a nondenominational chapel. Thirty white columns support its steeply pitched roof, and crescent-shaped cutouts add to the modern feel of its facade.

Coral Gables United Church of Christ

Coral Gables Congregational Church, Merari Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Merari Photography

This church, whose congregation prides itself on diversity and welcoming worshipers from all walks of life, welcomes weddings of non-member couples, as well. It’s the oldest church in Coral Gables and the first in Florida to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lighthouse Church of Boca Grande

Lighthouse Church of Boca Grande, Florida, Dave Lapham Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Dave Lapham Photography

Members of this Methodist church‘s congregation are devoted to the community, and whether you’re a local or simply plan to have your ceremony here, you’ll feel its familial love.

Rosemary Beach Town Hall

Rosemary Beach Town Hall, Leslee Mitchell Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Photo by Leslee Mitchell Photography

Although it’s not technically a church or chapel, the small stature and charming architecture of Rosemary Beach’s Town Hall render it worthy of comparison. Its walled courtyard is the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony and makes for a breathtaking photo backdrop.

Episcopal Church of the Mediator, Micanopy

Church of the Mediator, Micanopy, Florida | Weddings Illustrated

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This Episcopalian church, located about 100 miles north of Orlando via the Florida Turnpike, was built in 1873. Its lush landscape and simple construction are perfect for an Old Florida-inspired wedding.



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