It is impossible to ignore the fact that one of the most outspoken weaknesses of human nature is the uncontrollable crave for luxury. Everybody dreams of comfort and sumptuousness almost subconsciously. Perhaps the reason for this craving is the stereotypes of a blissful lifestyle imposed by the capitalist society. We strive for wealth and refinement. We hope to become bigger and taller than we really are. Relations to this crave in culture are dramatically opposed. Those who have access to luxury praise its charms and the others blaspheme and blame it for extremes and pretentiousness. Both points of view miss the fundamental point: one way or another, the desire for luxury always has been and remains to be an integral part of human nature, which makes it quite natural. There is nothing wrong with the wish to have a softer chair or a more expensive dress, especially if you can afford it. This applies particularly to such grandiose things, like a wedding. Even if you are incapable to meet the expense of luxury in your everyday life, any excess may be a perfect fit on such a joyous day.
So, where is the measure of true luxury and sophistication in celebrating the most important day of our lives? What can you allow yourself and to what extent? Perhaps there are places where these limits exist. Maybe somewhere you can be condemned in bad taste and extravagance. However, in Palm Beach, you can afford the most gorgeous wedding without meeting a single glance of conviction. After all, a Palm Beach wedding is a ceremony where limits cease to exist.
Whether your wedding reception is small and intimate or with hundreds of guests present, the Addison will ensure that your big day is unique and memorable. As you plan your celebration, many decisions will come easily, while others may be more difficult; however, selecting The Addison is one choice that you will appreciate for years to come. The Addison has certainly become Boca Raton’s most highly selected premier wedding location due to our culinary excellence and our outstanding beauty. The Addison has the grandeur of a 1920’s estate steeped in old world elegance and charm making the Addison the perfect setting to host the single most important day of your life. The Addison is set amidst a breathtaking courtyard featuring 100 year old Banyan Trees and a cascading fountain providing you with a magical setting to say “I Do”. We will assist you through the entire planning process: custom-designing your menu, suggesting linens and table décor to match your taste, estimating your expenses and, of course, an Addison events specialist will be on site for the day of your wedding to coordinate and ensure a flawless event. From the moment you enter the Addison's Banyan covered courtyard, you step into a world where gracious dining and entertaining are always in style. Originally built in 1926 by acclaimed architect, Addison Mizner, the Addison is steeped in Old World elegance and charm. A variety of private settings include rooms for chic dinner parties, stylish luncheons and corporate meetings to a grand ballroom perfect for hundreds of guests.
Yet another wonderful wedding venue, the Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was completed in 1902. Now it is a National Historic Landmark. Whether for a gala sunset reception, or an intimate gathering surrounded by Gilded Age magnificence, the Flagler Museum offers a variety of wedding reception options. In our quest to maintain Henry Flagler’s legacy of extraordinary service, your location desires will be met to perfection at the effortlessly elegant and timeless Whitehall mansion. On August 24, 1901, Henry Flagler married Mary Lily Kenan and the couple soon moved into their Palm Beach estate Whitehall. Whitehall was Flagler’s wedding present to his new bride, 75-room Beaux Arts palace was hailed in contemporary accounts as "More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world..." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark creating experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime. Whitehall offers a variety of grand spaces each filled with breathtaking 19th century splendor and enduring architectural details. Marble floors, painted ceilings, and crystal chandeliers impart a classic atmosphere. There are unique event spaces, including the Grand Hall with its grand double staircase, the West Room with its 27ft. ceilings, and the new Flagler Kenan Pavilion with its panoramic water views.
In order not to waste too many words on the palpable argument, and not to restate some obvious truths, just consider your dream wedding once again - only this time, forget about the pricing. You are worthy of the most lavish, tremendous, gorgeous wedding, and it does not have to be extremely expensive. Eventually, the day of your wedding is a day when you can allow yourself everything. So ,come to Palm Beach and experience the charm of luxury without limiting yourself with some pointless frames. Be unconditionally and infinitely happy.