The "Magic City" lives up to its name when it comes to destination weddings and other special celebrations, with an array of stylish, sophisticated, and chic venues for every taste and budget. Whether an intimate ceremony on the beach or an opulent dinner and dancing affair under crystal chandeliers, the glamorous seaside city of Miami has a unique venue for every occasion.
1.Mondrian South Beach Hotel
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Set on the picturesque shores of Biscayne Bay on the avant garde West Avenue, the Mondrian South Beach Hotel is an eclectic boutique retreat that promises an unforgettable stay. Designed by revolutionary Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, the whimsical and visionary style of the hotel pays homage to Sleeping Beauty's castle with floor-to-ceiling windows and a signature floating staircase. The Mondrian South Beach Hotel offers a stunning venue for special events and functions, such as weddings, receptions, and other celebrations with a selection of beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor venues ranging from private studios, penthouse lounges, and the elegant Grand Ballroom. Exclusive wedding packages include complimentary room upgrades, welcome champagne, couples' massages, complimentary music and entertainment at the rehearsal dinner, and more.
1100 West Avenue, South Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-514-1500
2.Alfred I. DuPont Building
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An integral part of Miami's history, the soaring marble of the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building has survived World Wars and the Great Depression to become one of the city's most famous national historic landmarks. This beautifully preserved art deco skyscraper now provides elegant venues for special celebrations, from wedding receptions to corporate functions. Distinct features of the site include 22,000 square feet of event space in two elegant ballrooms with 30-foot beamed and hand-painted ceilings adorned with Tennessee marble and a bar set behind a 1930s hand-wrought bank teller window. The North Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests and features an elevated stage set over an original security vault, while the South Ballroom caters for up to 550 people for an elegant sit-down dinner or lavish gala affair.
169 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-777-1637
3.Coral Gables Country Club
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Located in Florida's Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Country Club is a historical venue that exudes elegance and class and is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 1,000 guests. Dating back to 1924, the club boasts Mediterranean-style architecture with Brazilian cherry hardwood and marble flooring, 25-foot ceilings, and Austrian crystal chandeliers, creating a beautiful backdrop for sophisticated and glamorous events. Venues include the lavish Coral Grand Ballroom, with its marble columns and hand-painted capitals that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests; the Fountain Room, Courtyard, and Merrick Rooms with three adjacent spaces that cater for up to 60 guests; and the foyer and poolside, which are ideal for cocktail receptions. The Atrium Room overlooks lush gardens through floor-to-ceiling glass walls with access to the outdoor pool area and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
997 N Greenway Dr, Miami, FL 33134, Phone: 305-392-0819
4.Curtiss Mansion & Gardens
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The Curtiss Mansion & Gardens is a Pueblo-Mission Revival-style estate that once belonged to aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss, who rivaled the Wright Brothers and also set world records for motorcycle riding. The centerpiece of the property is a glorious 15,000-square-foot mansion that captures the spirit of 1920s Florida and offers a beautiful venue for special occasions, events, and functions. Multiple spaces are available for both intimate and large indoor, outdoor, and courtyard ceremonies and receptions, including tranquil settings with the lush gardens and landscaped grounds that surround the mansion. The Curtiss Mansion & Gardens also provides a range of premium services such as professional event planning and management, preferred vendor lists, and award-winning catering.
500 Deer Run, Miami Springs, FL 33166, Phone: 305-869-5180
5.Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is an 83-acre botanic garden in the heart of Coral Gables that is home to extensive collections of rare tropical plants and offers a range of beautiful venues for special events and functions, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more. Service locations include the Bailey Palm Glade, a charming, formal setting with beautiful views of the Glade and Royal Palm Lakes that can accommodate up to 280 guests; and the historical amphitheater, with its dramatic entrance across a land bridge and enchanting coconut tree grove for an unforgettable function for up to 350 guests. The Allée and Overlook caters for special daytime and evening ceremonies for up to 80 guests with stunning views of the garden's lowland areas and lakes as well as Pandanus Lake. Reception locations include the Garden House, the Lakeside Marquee, the Glasshouse Café, and the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center.
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156, Phone: 305-667-1651
6.Four Seasons Hotel Miami
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Located in the heart of downtown Miami, the Four Seasons Hotel Miami combines beautiful art deco architecture with an exciting fusion of South and Central American, Caribbean, and American influences to create an unforgettable retreat. The Four Seasons offers custom-designed wedding packages that include professional wedding specialists to take care of every detail, along with a variety of services such as a bridal room for day-use on the wedding day, a specialty suite for the bride and groom on the eve of the marriage, and a complimentary guest room for parents of the bride. Venues at the hotel include a stage and dance floor, tailor-made décor, votive candles for cocktail tables, cocktail stations and bars, Chiavari chairs for receptions, and coordinating table linens and napkins.
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-358-3535
7.Kimpton EPIC Hotel
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The award-winning Kimpton EPIC hotel is set in the heart of downtown Miami surrounded by several other Miami boutique hotels, offering a luxurious venue for special celebrations and events such as weddings, ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and more. The hotel provides a breathtaking backdrop for any event complete with hand-blown glass globes and a wraparound balcony for memorable photographs. The Kimpton EPIC also boasts 31,000 total square feet of flexible space, including a 13,000-square-foot pool terrace and the elegant Metropolis Ballroom for all types of receptions, along with a range of premium services and wedding packages. These include exclusive spa facilities for the bride and groom, first-class catering from the hotel's restaurant Area 31, and a professional wedding planning team to take care of all the details.
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-424-5226
8.Mandarin Oriental Miami
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Surrounded by stunning views, the Mandarin Oriental hotel brings quintessential Miami glamor to Brickell Key. Boasting fabulous facilities, excellent service, and effortless style, the Mandarin Oriental Miami provides a beautiful setting for any wedding or event with a range of stunning venues, exclusive bridal packages, a professional wedding planner, and award-winning catering services. Outdoor spaces include 20,000 square feet of private white sandy beach, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and a floodlit pool deck, while indoor spaces include a magnificent light-filled ballroom for large receptions. Extra touches include top-rated event photographers, benefits for the bride and groom, and honeymoon specials.
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-913-8288
9.Mayfair Hotel & Spa
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Located in the heart of the exclusive waterfront enclave of Coconut Grove, the luxurious Mayfair Hotel & Spa blends design elements from around the world to create an intimate and indulgent ambiance for discerning guests. This artistic retreat caters for romantic Miami weddings and special occasions in elegant style with a variety of beautiful venues and locations for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. Exotic venues range from the captivating Zen-inspired Asian Garden, which teems with lush foliage, to the elegant, chandelier-lit Crystal Ballroom, along with a selection of smaller function rooms for smaller functions. Wedding packages and special services include award-winning catering and menu selection, sophisticated décor, and photographers as well as a professional events management team to handle all the details.
3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL, 33133, Phone: 800-433-4555 / 305-441-0000
10.Miami Shores Country Club
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Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and a spectacular golf course, the Miami Shores Country Club offers a beautiful venue for weddings, receptions, and other special events. Boasting breathtaking views, the Country Club can accommodate up to 500 guests for a variety of different occasions, from grand gala events to intimate wedding ceremonies with several indoor and outdoor venues to choose from. The Grand Ballroom is perfect for lavish seated dinners and elegant celebrations, while the Shores and Village rooms can accommodate up to 150 guests and offer stunning views of the championship golf course. The Garden Patio caters for up to 40 guests for intimate ceremonies or quaint gatherings, and the Bayshore Room offers a cozy retreat with a log-burning fireplace and French doors. The Miami Shores Country Club provides a range of unique wedding packages and special services, including award-winning catering and full bar services.
10000 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores, FL 33138, Phone: 305-795-2360
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Built in 1926, Comber Hall is a beautiful double story venue situated next to Church of the Little Flower in the heart of Coral Gables. Set within a tranquil tree-lined neighborhood and surrounded by multi-million-dollar homes, this historic landmark boasts inspiring architecture and exquisitely landscaped gardens, fountains, palm trees, and lawns to create an exceptional venue for weddings, receptions, and other special functions. The site features two ballrooms with dance floors and entertainment stages that can accommodate up to 300 and 250 guests, respectively, for a seated dinner or a cocktail reception. The upper hall has a large terrace overlooking Coral Gables and the beautiful gardens and is an ideal place for memorable photographs.
2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, FL 33134, Phone: 305-662-4742
12.Renaissance at the Gables
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Renaissance at the Gables is a premier event facility that specializes in hosting weddings in a contemporary and elegant setting. Boasting several indoor ballrooms that can be magically transformed for either small, intimate functions or lavish gala wedding events, Renaissance at the Gables promises an occasion that will exude glamorous sophistication and elegant style. The ballrooms can accommodate up to 500 guests for a gala affair and feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound, customized décor and finishing touches, and premium services such as award-winning catering, photography, and professional event planning teams. A variety of exclusive packages is offered, ranging from the standard Preferred Reception, which features a sign-in table, gift table, cake table, and a fully stocked 4-hour open bar to the Platinum Reception, which includes an array of luxurious extras such as designer linens and first-class cuisine.
2340 32nd Avenue Miami, FL 33145, Phone: 305-445-1313
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A leader in the wedding and special events industry for more than four decades, Renaissance Ballrooms offers two freestanding facilities with six elegant ballrooms that can accommodate a range of functions and events from 50 to 500 guests. Professional on-site event planning and management teams are ready to take care of every detail, while more than 200 menu combinations are skillfully prepared and artfully presented by master chefs from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and the Johnson and Whales Universities. Other exclusive services include an on-site boutique with a vast selection of invitations and accessories to choose from, indoor and outdoor chapels for on-site wedding ceremonies with theater-style seating for up to 500 guests, event furniture and Chiavari chair rentals, designer LED up-lighting packages, and photography, video, and photo booth services.
2340 32nd Avenue Miami, FL 33145, Phone: 305-445-1313
14.St Bernard De Clairvaux
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St Bernard De Clairvaux, also known as the Ancient Spanish Monastery, is a medieval Spanish monastery on West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach that is now an Episcopal church and tourist attraction that provides traditional, contemporary, nondenominational, interfaith, or civil ceremonies. One of the oldest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, the Ancient Spanish Monastery offers a variety of beautiful settings for the most sacred of celebrations. Three charming chapels – the Main Chapel, the Chapter House, and the French Altar – five beautifully manicured and themed gardens for ceremonies, and traditional cloisters for receptions are available. Five outdoor spaces and gardens can accommodate up to 300 guests and include the Banyan Tree, the Loggia, the Prayer Well, St. John Garden, and Saviour Garden.
16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160, Phone: 305-945-1461
15.Thalatta Estate at the Village of Palmetto Bay
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Boasting a stunning bayside location and a rich historical significance, Thalatta Estate at the Village of Palmetto Bay presents a unique setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony, elegant reception, or special celebration. Nestled on the shores of Biscayne Bay in the Village of Palmetto Bay on nostalgic Old Cutler Road, the 1925 Mediterranean Revival estate offers the perfect setting for any event with the glamor and sophistication of South Florida's aristocracy of a bygone era. This vintage mansion offers a unique park for outdoor weddings as well as a selection of indoor venues, ranging from a majestic banyan tree flanked by a quaint Carriage House to a 1920s Main House with original Cuban tile floors, an ornate fireplace, and spectacular views of the sprawling estate grounds and Key Biscayne.
17301 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157, Phone: 305-234-6383
16.The Bath Club
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Built in 1926 by renowned architect Robert A. Taylor, The Bath Club is a beautifully restored and preserved social club that boasts historic architecture combined with modern amenities to present an exclusive venue for private functions and events. Offering the services of a five-star hotel, the Bath Club is a hidden gem with over 26,000 square feet of event space that includes unique and charismatic rooms for every type of function and event, from distinctive cocktail parties to lavish seated dinners. Venues include a beautiful courtyard for ceremonies or welcome receptions, the Billiard Room, a magnificent ballroom, and the multifunctional lounge, which can be used as a dining and dancing space.
5937 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Phone: 305-867-5938
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17.The Club of Knights
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The Club of Knights in Coral Gables offers more than 5,000 combined square feet of space for a variety of special events and functions, from weddings and receptions to lavish gala affairs. Boasting three beautiful venues that can accommodate a maximum of 400 guests overall, The Club of Knights features a grand ballroom for up to 200 guests known as The Oakroom (Ballroom), a tranquil courtyard called The Palms, and a boardroom and lounge area for casual gatherings. The Oakroom has 14-foot ceilings, thick wood beams, and a dance floor for large ballroom receptions, while The Palms offers a stylish outdoor setting with an abundance of green palms, low lighting, and unique paved flooring. The newly renovated boardroom and lounge provide a contemporary cocktail area with comfortable lounge furniture, a built-in bar, and plasma televisions.
270 Catalonia Avenue, Coral Gables FL 3313, Phone: 305-662-4742
18.The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove
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The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove offers a perfect storybook setting for weddings, receptions, and other special celebrations. The glamorous three-level venue features soaring atrium-style ceilings, enormous stained-glass windows, majestic marble staircases, romantic balconies, and sweeping outdoor terraces, creating a beautiful place for all types of functions and events. Antique crystal chandeliers and French/New Orleans décor add an elegant touch, while the open-air courtyards offer tranquil places to escape the crowd. Luxury amenities and services include built-in bars, bridal and VIP chambers with restrooms and showers, fully equipped kitchens for food preparation or catering services, and state-of-the-art audiovisual and sound systems.
3157 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133, Phone: 305-508-9500
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19.The Miller Plantation
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The Miller Plantation is a beautiful 5-acre property close to the University of Miami that features a 1940 colonial-style mansion surrounded by lush grounds and gardens, a grotto with a waterfall, a private beach area, and a meditation garden. The estate also offers tennis courts and a well-maintained aviary and presents a splendid space for private functions and events for up to 140 guests. The Miller Plantation can be hired for all types of events and functions, from destination weddings and ceremonies to family gatherings and other special celebrations, and offers a range of weddings packages and exclusive personalized services, including a professional events management team and preferred vendors lists.
5979 SW 56th St, Coral Gables, FL 33155, Phone: 305-662-4742
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20.The Palms Hotel & Spa
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Set in the heart of Miami Beach, the Palms Hotel & Spa provides a captivating venue for destination weddings and special celebrations in a beautiful tropical beachside setting. Boasting a casual yet elegant style, the hotel offers a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces for every occasion, along with award-winning catering and gourmet cuisine, unrivaled personalized service, and a professional event planning team. The hotel offers a range of wedding packages, including ceremonies and cocktail receptions from casual to elegant sit-down dinner events, experienced preferred vendors, complete menu planning and catering, and exclusive Aveda Spa services for guests of the party.
3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Phone: 305-534-0505
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21.The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
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Nestled between Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami is a chic, urban escape that caters for stylish weddings, intimate ceremonies, and lavish receptions. The hotel boasts a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, from a terra cotta terrace surrounded by lush tropical foliage to an elegant ballroom for lavish gala dinners and receptions. Spectacular sites include the 5,194-square-foot Ritz-Carlton with silk wall-coverings and grand chandeliers, the 2,750-square-foot Piazza San Marco, with it's elegant outdoor villa-style setting, and the 2,800-square-foot open-air enclave of the stone and terra cotta Botticelli Terrace. Comprehensive, customized wedding services range from personalized martini nights for bachelor parties and private bridal showers at Afternoon Tea to professional weddings planners and event management teams to take care of every detail.
3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-644-4680
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Designed by architect Walter De Garmo, Villa Woodbine is a private Mediterranean Renaissance-style villa with Spanish arched loggias and open courtyards that offer a stunning venue for weddings, celebrations, and receptions. Located in Coconut Grove on South Bayshore Drive, the historic property is owned by Bill Hansen Catering and caters for a variety of celebratory events and functions, from weddings to gala dinners. Villa Woodbine can accommodate 230 guests for seated events and 300 for standing or cocktail receptions and has a stage for live music and entertainment. Tented options are available for outdoor functions, and a variety of services are provided by the venue, such as preferred vendor lists and award-winning catering.
2167 South Bayshore Drive Coconut Grove, FL 33133, Phone: 305-858-6660
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23.Vista Lago Ballroom
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Vista Lago Ballroom is an elegant venue that caters for private functions and events and features high vaulted ceilings and gleaming wooden floors, stunning crystal chandeliers and natural lighting, an exquisite 20-foot-tall illuminated lake fountain, and spectacular views of Hidden Lake. Vista Lago Ballroom offers custom-made packages for a variety of events ranging from weddings and receptions to birthdays and corporate functions and includes services such as award-winning catering, customized and themed décor, preferred vendor lists, and professional events planning and management team.
12800 SW 128 St., Miami, FL 33186, Phone: 786-458-4426
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Built in the early 1900s as the private winter home of American businessman James Deering, the Vizcaya Museum is a historic Italian estate surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and is available to hire for private events. Located just a short drive from downtown Miami, Vizcaya's majestic Main House and expansive bay front gardens offer the ideal venue for exclusive destination weddings, intimate ceremonies, and grand receptions. Guests can enjoy private daytime garden services in the spectacular gardens or lavish evening affairs in a variety of venues within the museum, ranging from the Main House, which can accommodate up to 100 guests, to the East Terrace that can host up to 300 seated guests and boasts breathtaking views over Biscayne Bay.
3251 South Miami Avenue, Florida, 33129, Phone: 305 250 9133
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25.The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove
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Situated in the heart of Coconut Grove, The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove is a beautiful historic building surrounded by majestic oak trees, creating a stunning backdrop and venue for weddings and social or corporate events. Built in 1891, the club features original date pine floors and open beam cathedral ceilings with a massive stone fireplace that adds a touch of Old Country charm. The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove is managed by service event planning company Coconut Grove Events, which provides a range of premium services and packages for all types of events. A professional event management team is available to assist with every detail of the event, from catering and floral arrangements to décor and entertainment.
2985 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-446-2909
25 Best Miami Wedding Venues
- Mondrian South Beach Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of klyuchinskaya - Fotolia.com
- Alfred I. DuPont Building, Photo: Alfred I. DuPont Building
- Coral Gables Country Club, Photo: Coral Gables Country Club
- Curtiss Mansion & Gardens, Photo: Curtiss Mansion & Gardens
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of captiva - Fotolia.com
- Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Photo: Courtesy of Nick - Fotolia.com
- Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Photo: Kimpton EPIC Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental Miami, Photo: Mandarin Oriental Miami
- Mayfair Hotel & Spa, Photo: Mayfair Hotel & Spa
- Miami Shores Country Club, Photo: Miami Shores Country Club
- Comber Hall, Photo: Courtesy of ivanovevgeniy - Fotolia.com
- Renaissance at the Gables, Photo: Renaissance at the Gables
- Renaissance Ballrooms, Photo: Renaissance Ballrooms
- St Bernard De Clairvaux, Photo: Courtesy of CE Photography - Fotolia.com
- Thalatta Estate at the Village of Palmetto Bay, Photo: Thalatta Estate at the Village of Palmetto Bay
- The Bath Club, Photo: The Bath Club
- The Club of Knights, Photo: The Club of Knights
- The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove, Photo: The Cruz Building, Coconut Grove
- The Miller Plantation, Photo: The Miller Plantation
- The Palms Hotel & Spa, Photo: The Palms Hotel & Spa
- The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
- Villa Woodbine, Photo: Villa Woodbine
- Vista Lago Ballroom, Photo: Vista Lago Ballroom
- Vizcaya Museum, Photo: Courtesy of travelview - Fotolia.com
- The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove, Photo: The Woman's Club of Coconut Grove
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