5 Perfect Spots For A (Beautiful!) Quickie Miami Wedding

When it comes to wedding planning, maybe you're more Runaway Bride than Father of the Bride? We feel you. But that doesn't mean you have to go through a torturous process of tastings and waiting, when all you want to do is get hitched. What you need is a quickie wedding — something you can plan in, um, under a month and doesn't feel anything like Vegas. To hook you up, we've found the most gorgeous venues that might have some available spots for your spontaneous nuptials. From luscious gardens to a downtown rooftop, our gallery of the best quickie wedding spots in Miami has a definite vow factor.
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Red Fish Grill
Red Fish Grill is one of those places you tend to forget about because it’s hidden in the back of Matheson Hammock Park. But once you rediscover it, you’ll be happy others are so slow to catch on. This Biscayne Bay restaurant is for the romantic bride who wants to walk barefoot in the sand. Red Fish Grill will close down its breezy patio for your special day as long you guarantee at least 60 guests, but no more than 100. Bummer, looks like you can’t invite embarrassing Uncle Frank.
9610 Old Cutler Road; 305-668-8798.

Photo: Courtesy of Red Fish Grill.
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Epic’s 16th-Floor Pool Deck
This downtown hotel has a killer 4,000-square-foot ballroom drenched in Mother of Pearls cascading from the ceiling, and features a ridiculous view of the city skyline. But there's one catch: Anxious brides reserve this spot like two years in advance. Cray-cray, we know. With your time restraints you’ll want to go with the equally stunning 16th floor pool deck complete with catering services courtesy of the award-winning Area31. And if Travel + Leisure calls it one of the best lounges in the country, who are we to disagree?
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way; 305-424-5226.

Photo: Courtesy of Epic.
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Nikki Beach
Sure, Nikki Beach is known for its fist-pumping Sunday afternoon parties. But just picture this oceanfront spot without the house music and the trippy foreigners, and you've got yourself a pretty magical place. Where else in Miami Beach can you actually dine on the sand, lounge in cabanas, and still host a formal affair? Nikki Beach — that’s about it.
One Ocean Drive; 305-538-1111.

Photo: Courtesy of Nikki Beach.
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The Kampong
When soon-to-be-weds dream of saying I do at an estate, they usually head to Vizcaya or Deering Estate. But Dr. David Fairchild’s former estate, Kampong Gardens, is more our jam. Fairchild was a famous horticulturalist and plant collector, so you can just imagine the natural beauty that grows all over this Coconut Grove enclave. A full reception can cost $6,000 in location fees, but if you’re just looking to exchange vows under The Wedding Tree a much smaller price tag ($475) is attached.
4013 South Douglas Road; 305-442-7169.

Photo: Courtesy of The Kampong.
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Peacock Garden Café
If Anthropologie branched out into the restaurant business, it would look just like Peacock Garden Café. The owners of this adorable Coconut Grove hidden gem are so accommodating when it comes to private events that you may just want to move in. Completely customize a brunch, lunch, or dinner event and host it outside on the patio (our fave!) or inside. Just don’t forget the white sangria — it’s to die for, and totally toast-worthy.
2889 McFarlane Road; 305-774-3332.

Photo: Courtesy of Peacock Garden Cafe.