Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

If you’re looking for a unique and lavish way to say, “I do” nothing can beat a destination wedding in a stunning beachfront paradise. Exchanging vows to your beloved in the most beautiful surroundings sets the perfect tone for your life together.

If money is no object, why not have the day you always dreamed off, and invite everybody you could possibly want, A List style. We’ve sought out some of the most lavish destinations in America that can cater for up to 500 guests so there’s no need to worry about leaving anyone out.

South Florida - Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina Holiday Isle

Located in a glorious 13-acre tropical paradise, Postcard Inn is recognised as Florida Keys’ premier romantic wedding destination. Offering an array of wedding packages and customised wedding options they can deliver everything from intimate beachfront weddings with your nearest and dearest through to a tropical ceremony and lavish reception for up to 500 people. With a team of professional staff on site to take care of as much or as little as you would like, the paradise island offers couples and their guests the opportunity to relax in the most spectacular surroundings; enjoy quality time with friends and family and even engage in a spot of water sports.  

With multiple ceremony and reception locations within the resort, you are guaranteed to find the perfect spot for you and your guests. The most popular and largest ceremony spots are Rum Runners Beach and Bimini Row, each offering space for up to 1,000 guests. Offering spectacular ocean front locations both of these venues are the perfect place to hold your ceremony or alternatively, for your guests to welcome you back to land after making vows at sea. Yes, that’s right! A unique and unconventional option, getting married on a boat allows you to have the intimate ceremony in the middle of the ocean and a huge wedding celebration with family and friends on the beach afterwards.

Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

Image courtesy of The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida


New Jersey Shore Beach 

Located on a picturesque beach location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Place Resort and Spa is one of the most romantic American beach destinations to say, “I do”. Offering the ultimate in panoramic ocean views and enhanced amenities, the venue can cater for up to 1000 seated guests on the idyllic beachfront and 800 seated guests in two of their spectacular ballrooms. Options for your big day include fine indoor and outdoor patio dining, a la carte food menus at the pool and beach, ocean-inspired spa services, and the casual vibe of bonfire nights on the beach. Not forgetting the festive Tipi thatched roof bar, serving cocktails and summery apéritifs till the early hours.


Featuring 255 luxurious guest rooms and suites for your special guests, Ocean Place is just minutes from many appealing shops, restaurants and hotels. Taking care of all of the little details, the resort’s dedicated wedding experts and talented chefs will guarantee everything is put into place to ensure that your day is one that you and your guests will cherish forever.


Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

Image courtesy of The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida


Wychmere Beach Club, Cape Cod

Longwood's beach wedding and retreat venue is the crème de la crème in luxury wedding venues. Named one of top venues in America by Brides Magazine, it provides an array of breathtaking event spaces and delicious local food to make your special day one to remember. Regular visitors include President Barack Obama, Frank Sinatra Junior, Sarah Jessica Parker, The Beach Boys and Carolina Herrara.


Boasting an impressive 20 acres of beautiful beach, vast indoor event space and amenities fit for a king, it’s pure luxury. For couples looking to tie the knot, the options are endless. From a range of luxurious tented beach weddings for up to 400 guests all the way through to the stunning French inspired Harbour room featuring sliding glass walls that open to the harbor waters; the resort’s wedding planners ensure to bring your ideas to life and execute them in the most beautiful surroundings. Of course, there is also the opportunity to hold a sun kissed beach ceremony for 500 guests on the private Beach Clambake. 


The Breakers, Palm Beach Florida

Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

Image courtesy of The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida


Located on Palm Beach, Florida, The Breakers is another one of America’s premier wedding destinations and winner of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award. Boasting an incredible 140 acres of breathtaking views, it is certainly one of America’s legendary wedding resorts and offers everything a bride or groom could want from a destination wedding.


Catering for weddings with up to 500 guests on the beach or in their majestic ballroom, The Breakers stands alone with unmatched quality and versatility in cuisine, presentation and service. Providing a true destination wedding weekend, wedding guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in a spacious beach fronted bungalow, complete with private patio and an array of amenities and services right on their doorstep. For ladies, this includes a luxurious spa where they can enjoy being pampered before the big day and for the gents, a fabulous championship golf course and tennis courts, which were also voted one of the “top 50 tennis resorts” by Tennis Magazine.


Entertainment for an East Coast wedding 

For the beachfront setting

Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

If you are going to wed on the beachfront why not take advantage of the huge expanse of white sand and have this large-scale sand artist create a personalized design in it to celebrate your special day. Not only incredible special due to its unique design and ephemeral nature, it also offers a beautiful photo opportunity. You and your guests can pose on top of the finished design and have an aerial photo taken that will show off the design in full, its shear scale and all of your lovely guests! 



Once again making the most out of your wedding venue’s beachfront location, these LED water jetpacks will really make a lasting impression as they give an adrenaline packed performance in the sea. Able to turn on the LED lights as the sunsets these performers look great at any time of day and can provide a wow-factor introduction to the evening party or an incredible end to the day. 



In our opinion, no setting is better suited to fire performers than the beachfront. This phenomenal troupe of fire dancers provides an exhilarating show that will completely mesmerise you and your guests. Swirling flaming props such as poi, hoop, fans, staff, palm torches and fire swords their dynamically choreographed show fuses elements of modern and tribal dance. Utterly enthralling, these fire dancers will bring a heated touch of passion to your evening reception on the beach. 


Night-time bonfires on the beach with acoustic sing-alongs – if the thought of that makes you nostalgic then our acoustic singer is perfect for your tropical beach wedding. Performing his own original songs, this musician’s repertoire of songs are immensely emotional and will provide the perfect background music for your wedding breakfast. Inspired by the likes of Jack Johnson, Ben Howard and Jason Mraz he’s a great choice if you’re a fan of indie, folk, pop. 

Add the wow factor with these acts


Aerialists always bring an elegant feel to any event, hence why they are so popular with weddings and VIP soirees. This amazing group of aerialists and contortionists can perform on range of aerial apparatus including silks, or on a variety of freestanding rigs if you venue is without rigging. Offering a wide choice of beautiful costumes they can even tailor make costumes to specific requirements if your wedding has a very definite aesthetic theme. Their incredible skilled performances will leave you and your guests in awe.


Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

If you want something a little bit different from your ordinary party band, this Acoustic Dance Band are the perfect option. Presenting high calibre live performances that will have all of your guests getting down to the music on the dance floor, they perform Motown, folk, jazz, classic rock and top 40 hits – the choice is yours. Also able to offer different line-ups with the addition of female vocals, mandolin and keyboard / piano they can adapt to you! 


Tropical American Wedding Venues for 500+ Guests

Got a vintage theme? This dance band cover music from the 1920s all the way up to contemporary hits – all performed with a vintage twist. Having put on shows for Google, Apple and McKinsey these guys are at the top of their game. This 6-piece band can fill any space and will have your guests shaking their tail feathers on the dance floor as the sun goes down.

A tropical wedding for over 500 guests…

We hope we’ve inspired you with our selection of beach wedding destinations on the East Coast – boasting the most beautiful views of the ocean and the beach and with space for all of your friends and family they are the ultimate wedding venues. 


If you like the wedding entertainment ideas that we’ve presented – great! Just get in touch and we can check availability for your wedding date. If you’d like to see more options, or have something specific in mind, just let us know and we can source it for you. We can’t wait to help you start planning your beautiful tropical beach wedding! Call us on +1 702 563 4452.

__By Alanna Bestwick

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