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Southeast Florida
Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort, Key Largo. 305/451-3595 or 800-426-6729 Amoray as in a moray eel, and as in amore', love. Underwater and sunset cruise wedding ceremonies and waterfront honeymoons.

SeaEscape, Port Everglades, 954/925-9700.
Day cruises to sea provide a sea-surround wedding and reception setting day or evening.

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, 800/222-6543
An in-house set designer creates custom fantasy wedding themes.

Hyatt Key West 800/233-1234
An on-site wedding consultant makes all the arrangments. Honeymoon packages include a two-hour sunset cruise aboard the hotel's own 60-foot sailing yacht.

Kona Kai Resort, Key Largo. 800/365-STAY
Intimate and waterfront, it can handle full catering and wedding services.

Little Palm Island, Little Torch Key. 800/343-8567 A South Seas island getaway with no phones, no TV.

Northeast Florida
Bailey House, Fernandina Beach.800/251-5390
One of Florida's first hostelries, its Victorian style makes the perfect setting for an intimate honeymoon as part of Fernandina Beach's historic district.

Southwest Florida
Burroughs Home, Fort Myers, 941/332-6125.
A Georgian-Revival-style, turn-of-the-centur mansion on the Caloosahatchee River.

Lover's Key State Recreation Area, Fort Myers Beach, 941/463-4588. The new beachside gazebo at this romantically named park was built expressly for weddings.

The Grandview, Fort Myers Beach. 941/765-4422 or 800-325-2525 Perched on the banks of Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, where the dolphins play, and near Lover's Key State Recreation Area, it provides a handy and scenic reception and honeymoon venue.

Chapel By the Sea, Captiva, 941/472-8712; 800/808-2163
A church wedding you say? This quaint and picturesque seaside setting makes all the difference.

Song of the Sea, Sanibel Island. 941/472-1110 or 800-831-7384
An intimate, European-style beach resort popular with couples and couples-to-be.

Rod & Gun Club, Everglades City.941/695-2101
The historic sportsman lodge hearkens back to Old South hospitality with a screened veranda that overlooks the river. Accommodations are romantically rustic cottages.


West Central Florida
Crosley Mansion, Bradenton, 941/722-3244.
A circa 1920 Spanish Revival mansion on Sarasota Bay.

Ringling Estate, Sarasota, 941/359-5733.
Choose your wedding ambiance: the Rose Garden, the lawn of Ringling's Ca'd'Zan Italian palace, or the bayfront.

Don CeSar Resort & Spa, St. Pete Beach. 800/637-7200
This brushing-bride-pink palace has spelled romance on the beach since the Roaring Twenties.

Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, Holmes Beach 941/778-5444 Florida offers a wide variety of romantic inns and B&Bs. Harrington House, one of the few on the beach, hosts exceptional weddings and honeymoons.

Florida's Panahandle
Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs, 850/922-3633.
Put together a historic marble floored lodge and the nation's most formidable freshwater springs, and you have the makings of an unforgettable wedding. Guests can take a glass-bottom boat ride through the teeming woodlands. Bride and groom can sneak off to one of the lodge's historic rooms.

Steinhatchee Landing, Steinhatchee. 352/498-3513
Quiet, romantic setting of old live oaks dripping Spanish moss, Victorian and Georgian cottages and nature's backyard

Central Florida
Bartholomew's Yesteryear Cruises, Tavares, 352/343-7047.
Lake excursions aboard a 95-passenger riverboat.

FAO Schwarz at Pointe Orlando, 407/352-9900.
Toy box weddings for the kid in us all.

Church Street Station, Orlando, 407/422-2434.
Victorian ballrooms, gardens and horse-drawn carriages.

River Ranch, Lake Wales 941/692-1321 or 800/785-2102
A dude ranch with hotel rooms, efficiencies, suites (including a honeymoon suite), cottages and RV hook-ups. Ask about the Wild West Wedding Package.

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, 941/676-1408.
An on-site wedding co-ordinator and a singing tower add magic to the moment.

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World, 407/933-0130.
Professional Winston Cup drivers take you and guests on a 125 mile per hour whiz around the racetrack.

Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa, Walt Disney World Village. 407/827-2727 or 800/327-2990
Lakeside gazebos for the ceremony, luxury and fantasy for the honeymoon.

Magic Kingdom Castle, Walt Disney World. 407/828-3400
Fairy tales DO come true.

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, 407/828-3400.
Cinderella, Under the Sea and other Disney theme weddings; on-site weddings at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT or Disney MGM Studios; Intimate Wedding packages at Disney resorts.

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