On the southern end of uber-exclusive Palm Beach Island, in the tiny hamlet of Manlapan, sits the five star Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, possibly the best place to get married in South Florida.
As "eau" is French for "water", Eau Palm Beach is aptly named for the water that quite literally flows around and through the resort. Directly on the Atlantic Ocean, Eau’s seven acres of prime waterfront land just over the Ocean Avenue bridge are also just a few blocks from the Intracoastal. Besides being surrounded by water, the theme extends through the hotel, most notably in the opulent and award winning spa. This world-class destination located inside the resort is a mind-blowing 42,000 square feet of extravagant self indulgence. If you’d like to find a way to be pampered for upwards of 72 consecutive hours, this is the place for you.
Weddings at Eau Resort embody exactly what makes Palm Beach so famous. They have an army of professionals there to cater to your every need and expertly craft your perfect day. While many places make similar claims, the Eau delivers on the lofty expectations they set. They can transform nearly any spot on property into a ceremony location. Poolside, ocean view, beach, and waterfront options are just a few examples, all of which can lead into the awe-inspiring ballroom. Having a magnificent restaurant under the same roof serving recherché delicacies suitable for even the most refined palate add to the obvious appeal.
Photographic opportunities abound, as the oceanfront space displays its dignified character from nearly every angle. Getting ready with the wedding party in a suite, having a first look among the cabanas, a ceremony steps from the beach, cocktail hour around the pools and a reception in the Grand Ballroom are all capped off by one of their great wedding selling points, a night in the Commander-in-Chief Suite for the newlywed couple.
Exploring the area either during the time around the wedding or when returning for an anniversary trip, simply viewing Palm Beach Island is an activity in itself. A scenic drive north displays an elevated view of the ocean on one side, paired with some of the most regal homes in the country, most of which are visible from Ocean Boulevard. Turning at the clocktower takes you down one of the three most famous shopping districts in the country, Worth Avenue. Shops frequently have plaques by their front door listing their locations, prominently displaying Palm Beach or Worth Ave as an instantaneously recognizable prestigious location. The Breakers of Palm Beach, the island’s original standard for over-the-top splendiferous extravagance looms large on the horizon from nearly every direction. Stop by and enjoy one of nearly a dozen restaurants, a round of golf, or just a walk through the halls of history and relive a bit of Florida’s Golden Age.
Visiting Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa is an experience all qualified visitors should partake in at least once. When the allure of the space and the intrigue of the possibilities peak your interest enough to host your special day there, we’ll be ready with cameras and smiles to accompany you the entire way.
Location: Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, 100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, FL 33462.1/400; f/2.8; ISO 640; 110.0 mm.