Couples seeking the perfect place for a wedding ceremony will surely find it against a backdrop of bursting Fourth of July fireworks on their own private-island resort at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. The resort in the Lower Florida Keys sits on a 5.5-acre, palm-fringed island, accessible only by boat or seaplane. The We Saw Stars island-buyout package ($215,000) provides exclusive access to the property and is available for the weekend of July 3 through 5, 2015, with food and accommodations for up to 60 invited guests, as well as yacht transport between the island and Little Torch Key.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa has long served as a secluded escape for high-profile guests like President Harry S. Truman, who visited often with his wife Bess. When guests arrive at their oceanfront one-bedroom suite they find a welcome bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne. All meals are included at the Dining Room—rated as the best hotel dining in Florida by Zagat—which is run by the executive chef Roly Cruz-Taura, who masterfully blends French and Latin flavors. For the wedding itself, the hotel provides a professional wedding planner to make sure everything runs smoothly. And, as a gift, the couple receives a $5,000 resort credit for a return visit on their anniversary. (littlepalmisland.com)