Posts Tagged ‘Florida Weddings’

Jacksonville Caribbean Festival

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

 

JACKSONVILLE CARIBBEAN

FESTIVAL

Weekend of August 13th, 2016

Jacksonville Caribbean CarnivalNot going to the Caribbean this year? No worries…come visit the Jacksonville Caribbean Festival to enjoy new experiences, celebrate and get to know all the diverse Caribbean cultures, and spoil yourself in the festivities!

The Jacksonville Caribbean Festival celebrates all Caribbean cultures with a day of live music, dancing, authentic cuisine, artists, vendors and a parade. Before heading to the festival portion of this event, grab a spot for the parade and check out the vibrant costumes, elaborate floats, and traditional dance troupes while the sounds of calypso, soca and steel drums can be heard throughout the area. Finish your day with a Caribbean-style Mardis Gras festival that doubles as an elaborate food festival showcasing the exquisite flavors and aromas of authentic Caribbean cuisine as well as Caribbean craft displays, catchy steel drum music and live performances.

For additional information click on Jacksonville Caribbean Festival . This year’s event you don’t want to miss! Make your reservations today!

Looking for an alternative to your traditional hotel stay?  Try one of the Florida Bed & Breakfast Inns they are sure not to disappoint!

Club Continental SuitesClub Continental Suites, nestled on the banks of the St. John’s River under towering, moss draped oaks, this former private estate is now a romantic and intimate bed & breakfast and private club. Fifteen oversized river suites & seven rooms in the original 1923 mansion beckon you to step back in time to Old World Florida.

Riverdale InnRiverdale Inn Bed & Breakfast In Jacksonville at the turn of the century, 50 mansions lined Riverside Avenue in an area known as “The Row”. Today, only two of these fabled homes remain. The Riverdale Inn is one of them. A beautifully restored Victorian style Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Riverside, in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

St. Johns River Cruises and Blue Springs State Park

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

River View of Blue Spring State Park-1Looking to get in touch with nature and relaxing?   The St. Johns River Cruises are considered the most popular nature oriented tour in Florida. The vessels navigate through the shallow backwaters of the historic St. Johns River that allows you to hear the sounds of nature as they surround the boat.   During the informative narrated cruise, you will learn about the history and Blue Spring State Park-1nature of this area, the many species of birds, plants, and trees. While navigating through these waters you will see manatees, turtles and perhaps an alligator or two.  Frequent stops are made for photographs, intimate encounters, and a thorough look at this most fragile ecosystem.  In addition to the Boat Tours, also offered are guided Backwater Tours of Blue Spring State Park and canoe and kayak rentals

 

 

 

 

The Alling House-1To continue the on with the relaxation, and only three miles from the St. John’s River and Blue Spring State Park, The Alling House Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place to stay with your friends and family.  Also a great place for a family reunions with plenty of room for all members of the family including your pet.

Your invited to sit for a spell in the swing on our large front porch and relax while listening to the many beautiful birds. Take a peek at the goldfish in our pond and spy on the two large bullfrogs that guard the edge. The Alling House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near Main Street, Deland where many people enjoy strolling down Main Street with its historic atmosphere, antique shops, restaurants and so much more.  Also located in the Orlando area and just a short trip from all of the well-known tourist parks. There is always something going on in the area. Whether it be a festival, fair, NASCAR race, Bike Week, or antique auction.The Alling House -Wedding 1

 

 

It‘s Watermelon Festival Time!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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66TH ANNUAL WATERMELON FESTIVAL! ~ June 4 – June 18

June is the home to the ever popular Jefferson County Watermelon Festival. Originally the festival was started to recognize the watermelon growers in Jefferson County. Held the third weekend of June, this festival is enjoying going into its 66th year of watermelon, music, children’s theater, pageants, Street Dance, arts and crafts vendors, food, a 5K run, car show, art show ghost tours seed spitting contest, watermelon carving contest, softball tournament, Beer Garden, parade and much, much more. The Watermelon Festival continues as a time-honored tradition that says it’s summertime in Monticello, FL.  Below is an illustration of the events taking place during the 66th Annual Watermelon Festival.Watermelon-1

June 4, Watermelon Pageants

June 10, Kickoff Dinner, Bed Race, and Rodeo

June 11, Rodeo

June 16, Woman’s Club Fashion Show

June 17, Rotary Barbecue, Street Dance & Children’s Theatre, Arts & Crafts

June 18, FMB Breakfast, Antique Car Show, Children’s Theatre, Arts & Crafts, Parade & Festival

 

 

John Denham House-1Just 5 miles from Interstate 10, The Award Winning 1872 John Denham House Bed and Breakfast, an authentic elegant circa 1870′s restoration – this thirteen room early Victorian Mansion was built by a Scottish immigrant cotton trader. It has eight fireplaces, many period antiques, an acre of restored grounds and a cuppola on top.
Walk our beautiful small town with friendly shops and home- grown restaurants. Enjoy gorgeous canopy road drives under huge oaks, as well as;

  •  Antique and Junque Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Beautiful Historic walking/driving tour,
  • Lakes and Rivers
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Birding Areas
  • Hiking Trails
  • Watermelon Festival
  • Performing Theater
  • Winery, and
  • Many Bicycling Trails.
  • Or just sit on the wonderful front porch or veranda and listen to the fountain and birds sing.

Enjoy a Polo Match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Wellington Polo Action 1Enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida whether you’re an avid Polo enthusiast or being introduced to Polo for the first time…you will, without a doubt, revel in this impressive sport. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season will conclude with the USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on Sunday, April 24.

Southern Palm BNB 1Southern Palm Bed and Breakfast – A Private Tropical Paradise… designed with your comfort in mind. Stroll around this private paradise and admire the surroundings, situated 20 peaceful acres with urban amenities close by. Very convenient to the Wellington Equestrian show grounds and only minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, Lion Country Safari and Cruzan Music Amphitheater.

Danville A Tiny Town Inside A Hanger

Friday, January 10th, 2014
Dan Shaw with his airplane.

Dan Shaw with his airplane.

Welcome to Danville, a tiny town inside a hangar 

We are so proud of  Danville Bed and Breakfast who is a Member Partner with the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association.  The following was written by Martin E Comas of the Orlando Sentinel.  Congratulations Dan Shaw, on your creative ideas and absolutely wonderful Bed and Breakfast.

By Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel  5:31 p.m. EST, January 5, 2014

Danville is a bed and breakfast built out of a former airplane hangar and featured on HGTV.

Dan Shaw will flash you a wide grin and tell you he is the mayor of Danville, arguably one of the most unique “towns” in the world.

His mini-village with a 1940s theme is tucked inside a large airplane hangar on the outskirts of Geneva in a rural pocket of east Seminole County.  At 3,000 square feet, it’s just large enough to hold an Irish pub, a phone booth, streetlights, a one-room City Hall, a movie theater and a single-occupancy bed-and-breakfast.

And to show you his colorful mini-village, “Mayor” Shaw presses a remote control that lifts open a side wall of the hangar painted to look like a quaint Florida home. It’s like opening a very large automatic garage door.

“My wife — an electorate of one — voted me mayor,” Shaw said with a laugh. “And we had to name our town something, so I decided to name it Danville.”

Over the past two years, Danville has been the venue for dozens of weddings, anniversaries, parties and other large events. And many of those guests end up spending the night at the Danville inn.

“We like to think of it as the best place in Orlando to have a party,” said Sally Bush, who handles sales and marketing.

Shaw, an avid pilot and a retired plumbing contractor, came up with the idea for Danville several years ago when he decided to build an airplane hangar that would also serve as a guest house for his visiting aviator buddies on his 25-acre wooded property.

And over the years, he erected walls, added rooms, installed bathrooms and set up a kitchen inside the hangar. He also brought in antique furniture, phones, desks, typewriters, fans and other mid-20th-century items he picked up on craigslist, eBay, and salvage yards. Items also came from the old Rosie O’Grady’s jazz emporium in downtown Orlando.

“I didn’t want it to be a normal [airplane] hangar,” Shaw, 66, said. “I wanted something unusual. I wanted something different. I wanted it to be fun, and we accomplished that.”

Soon, people started asking Shaw if they could use Danville for parties, weddings or other events. So about four years ago, Shaw received approval from Seminole County to run his mini-village as a one-occupancy bed and breakfast.

In the past year, about 25 couples have tied the knot in Danville’s outdoor gazebo and gardens before spending the night at the bed and breakfast.

Some of the past guests included a Scottish wedding party that flew into Sanford from across the Atlantic to hold their wedding ceremony in Danville.

“They were great fun,” Shaw said.

The bed-and-breakfast includes a living room, a guest room, and a second floor with a large master suite with large windows that look out onto Danville. The second floor also includes a movie theater with a 1920s theme and a 3-D large-screen television.

Danville does little advertising, Bush said. Rather, she relies on word-of-mouth and travel websites to promote the business, including tripadvisor.com and flipkey.com, which have given it positive reviews.

Shaw said he has lost track of how much money he has spent building Danville. He is constantly adding new features. A few weeks ago, for example, he completed a phone booth with an old-style cradle phone and rotary dial.

“For me, there’s nothing more fun than watching people’s faces when the door swings up and they see Danville,” Shaw said. “And it’s a wonderful way to meet people.”

mcomas@tribune.com or 407-420-5718

 

Country Wedding at Solomon’s Castle 2013

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Brides Room and Bride, Julie Poucher

When you think of a setting for a perfect country wedding, Solomon’s Castle is a must see.  There are many spots to host a wedding at the Castle, but I wanted to showcase a true country wedding under the oaks.  These photos show what happens when 200 guests participate in the Wedding under the Oaks and Reception in the Chocolate House. When Alane Solomon was planning this wedding for Julie Poucher and Clay Taylor, she agreed to build a special cupcake tree just for them.  Like famous Artist father Howard Solomon, Alane Solomon has the skills and talent to pull off the impossible.  Many little girls have fantasies of getting married at a Castle and Solomon’s Castle is the place for getting married in front of various setting at the Castle or in the woods under the oaks.  Also on the property is a “light house” that is a perfect location for the Rehearsal Dinner.  The beautiful Bride, in the Brides Room, in the Chocolate House can see out into this enchanting setting.  The perfect wedding day being a Queen for the day.

Celebrate Special Occasions in Florida

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Special occasions are just that: special. There are only so many of them in a lifetime. A marriage, the birth of a child, a big anniversary (silver, gold), a retirement. Certain occasions beg for special recognition.

Florida Weddings

To get married on the beach in Florida. Bliss.

Celebrate your next special occasion in Florida.

Are you planning a wedding? Have a destination wedding in Florida, where you can say your vows on the beach and spend your honeymoon at a Florida Bed and Breakfast, kissed by sunshine and warmth.

Approaching your silver or gold anniversary? Celebrate it in Florida. Travel with just your spouse, or bring along the whole family. This is indeed cause for jubilation.

Retiring? Travel to Florida with your closest business associates and their spouses. You’ve worked a long time, and you deserve something more than a party.

Special occasions deserved to be recognized and celebrated in style. Bring your next special occasion to a Florida Bed and Breakfast.

Happy New Year from Florida Bed and Breakfasts

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Thank you for hosting your weddings here, and thank you for spending your honeymoons in Florida. Thank you for coming to Florida before your babies were born, and thank you for coming to Florida after your babies left the nest. Thank you for slipping away to Florida for romantic getaways and girlfriend getaways and bachelor parties.

Thank you for staying at Florida Bed and Breakfasts when you traveled here, whether you came for business or to get away from it all.

We appreciate your business, and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2012.

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Happy New Year, from Florida Bed and Breakfasts.

Happy New Year! 

Florida Weddings

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Start your life as a married couple in Florida.

Weddings are wonderful events no matter where they take place. When couples commit to spending their lives together, it doesn’t really matter if they take their vows in their own back yard or in their local church or temple. The important thing is that they make that commitment.

That said, Destination Weddings can be spectacular.

Couples are drawn to Destination Weddings because it’s exciting to get married in beautiful or far away places. It can also be significantly easier to marry away from home. That’s why many people choose to have their Weddings at Florida Bed and Breakfasts.

Destination Weddings tend to be smaller than weddings hosted close to home. Guests typically include a handful of friends and close family members. Details such as refreshments, photography, and flowers are often arranged by the Florida Bed and Breakfast innkeepers. The happy couple may have as much or as little input as they like.

This allows couples to rejoice in their marriage and enjoy their guests.

Destination Weddings in Florida may be held on the beach, in private gardens, and in luxurious Bed and Breakfast inns. They are the ideal way to begin a life together.

Please see Florida Weddings for a list of Florida Bed and Breakfasts specializing in weddings and elopements.

 

Get Married in Florida

Monday, June 27th, 2011

If you dream of a barefoot wedding, get married in Florida. Florida beaches have some of the most amazing sand in the world. Your feet will be caressed as you say your vows to the music of the gentle sound of the surf. Your first night together as a married couple in a Florida Bed and Breakfast will be unspeakably romantic.

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Florida Weddings - unspeakably romantic.

NW Florida Bed and Breakfasts are ideal for remote weddings; forget your troubles and leave everything but romance behind with a Forgotten Coast wedding.

Enjoy the benefits of an urban wedding in the Miami or Tampa area. Say your vows on the beach, then dance the night away at a night club before returning to the quiet of your Florida Bed and Breakfast.

Enjoy historic charm in a Florida Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine or Amelia Island. Take your first horse drawn carriage ride together as a married couple on your way back to the inn.

Details will vary from couple to couple, but no matter what, Florida weddings offer romance and beauty to spare. Whether you’re planning an elopement or a  wedding with many guests, consider hosting your wedding at a Florida Bed and Breakfast.

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