Escape to Laplaya for a Dreamy Destination Wedding on Florida’s Paradise Coast
NAPLES, Fla. — For decades, couples have flocked to Florida’s Paradise Coast/Naples to tie the most sacred knot of all. And increasingly, betrothed lovebirds are saying “I Do” to LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, choosing the newly upgraded property as their wedding venue, confident that their nuptials and accompanying celebrations will result in an unforgettable experience for the couple and guests alike.
With a gifted and professional staff, myriad on-site venues, the finest food, drink and entertainment options, and stunning views that will complement the couple’s glow, a LaPlaya wedding is nothing short of extraordinary, perfect to the last detail.
Coastal Living magazine has named Naples one of its “Happiest Seaside Towns” for several years running. Happy town, happy wedding, happy couple. Choosing LaPlaya will only make it happier.
Whether it’s an intimate affair for a few dozen guests or a grand fete for hundreds, LaPlaya delivers.
“The I Do’s”
LaPlaya has an abundance of on-site locations for your ceremony. For the ultimate Florida experience, exchange vows right on the beach as the sun sets over the glimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You can also take the wedding walk across our lush lawn surrounded by tropical foliage and offering expansive beach views. All options offer lovely tropical backdrops that will stir everyone’s ardor. For all-out glamour, say your I Do’s in one of our waterfront ballrooms.
Get the Party Started
With vows consummated, the newlyweds and guests will stroll down Lantern Lane, a brick breezeway flanked by regal columns, lit by candles and graced by bamboo and lush native foliage. It’s a must-stop for post-ceremony photos.
Then it’s on to the reception, where LaPlaya offers plenty of choices.
For indoor/outdoor revelry, there’s our two opulent ballrooms: the Vanderbilt, which accommodates up to 350 guests; and the more intimate but no less stunning Bayview, which can handle 175. Both feature four sets of French doors that open onto a lovely terrace with sweeping views of Vanderbilt Bay.
For the full outdoor experience, the ballroom terrace is a popular spot that overlooks Vanderbilt Bay from a covered, open-air space. The Gulf Lawn sits adjacent to the beach and provides ample room to stretch out and soak up sea breezes. Another option is to gather around the North Pool, a tropical paradise. For more intimate wedding parties, consider the private dining room at the resort’s acclaimed BALEENnaples restaurant.
LaPlaya’s catering managers pride themselves on having the flexibility and imagination to create tailored experiences to fit the personalities, wedding themes and wishes of every happy couple.
Menus are prepared under the supervision of the resort’s classically trained chef. They’re not set in stone — think of them as starting points to spark the imagination. Couples are encouraged to fashion their own experience on their special day, taking full advantage of the staff’s guidance, expertise and locally sourced fruits, vegetables and seafood. Food and drink choices abound ranging from elegant hors d’oeuvres to fully plated dinners, an extensive wine list, local craft beers, and globally-inspired cocktails.
Wedding Station menus are also available, including such popular options as the mac & cheese bar, slider bar, mashed potato and toppings bar, New York Deli, and pasta and wok stations. And let’s not overlook our scrumptious carving stations — roast pig, prime rib, turkey breast and more — and the ever so cool ice cream sundae station and gelato cart.
Of course, no wedding is complete without a bar. LaPlaya, with its abundance of signature cocktails and other libations, can fuel everything from a dance-til-you-drop party to a more subdued mingle over aged brandy.
And just a reminder: The food and drink menus can be customized to fit rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, farewell brunches and whatever gatherings a couple can dream up. A themed party on the pool deck, a bridal primping party in The Beach House’s Mangrove Suite, or a Jack & Jill shower beachside at sunset, the possibilities are as endless as the Gulf Shore views.
Just because the wedding night is over, doesn’t mean you have to leave. LaPlaya resort, Naples, and the surrounding area offer myriad ways to craft a memorable honeymoon.
Couples can celebrate their new lives together in one of LaPlaya’s newly imagined rooms or suites. And one of Southwest Florida’s loveliest beaches is just a walk outside one’s door.
While away the days at the resort pools, including one that’s adults-only, and that feature private poolside cabanas, or out on our private beach — where jet skis, paddleboards, snorkeling and parasailing await. No honeymoon would be complete without a visit to Asian-inspired SpaTerre, a world unto itself with all the pampering (massages, treatments, a full salon) a newly married couple could desire, and even private rooms with balconies that let in Gulf breezes. Couples massage, anyone?
A round of golf at LaPlaya Golf Course is just a short ride away. Downtown Naples, the hub of our “Happy Seaside Town” — with its world-class restaurants, entertainment and shopping — is only 10 miles south.
LaPlaya has designed a special “Honeymoon in Paradise” package that includes a premium beachfront room, sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, daily breakfast in bed, a couples massage in SpaTerre, and complimentary parking and resort fee.
About LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
Nestled on the picturesque beachfront in Naples overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for locals and travelers alike. The resort boasts 189 guest rooms and eight suites; a 4,500 square foot SpaTerre with salon and spa services; a state-of-the-art fitness center; beach butler service; private poolside cabanas with cold towel and sorbet service; waterfront dining at BALEENnaples and Tiki Bar; sophisticated meeting and event spaces; an 18-hole Robert Cupp-designed golf course; and LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club, an elite membership club. For more information about LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, please visit www.laplayaresort.com or the resort’s social media accounts –Facebook: @LaPlayaBeachResort / Twitter: @LaPlayaNaples / Instagram: @laplayanaples.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From the historic passenger Napa Valley Wine Train, to luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 43 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.
Mary Jane Kolassa, Paradise Advertising & Marketing, Inc.
mjkolassa@ParadiseAdv.com (407) 463-0040