The Cruz Building is an architectural gem in the heart of Coconut Grove that offers a picture-perfect storybook setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, and other special celebrations. Filled with antique and vintage treasures, the incredible three-story venue features soaring atrium-style ceilings, vast stained-glass windows, sweeping marble staircases, romantic balconies and beautiful outdoor terraces, creating an alluring and distinctive site for all types of functions and events. Ornate stonework, travertine marble columns, antique brickwork arches, intricate, wrought-iron decorative balconies, and winged goddess and 19th-century lion sculptures grace the exterior of the building, while interiors are adorned with antique crystal chandeliers, gas flame lanterns, and extravagant French/New Orleans décor. The exquisite venue offers an array of locations for exceptional events, as well as tranquil places to escape the crowd, and luxury amenities and services include bridal and VIP chambers with restrooms and showers, fully equipped kitchens for food preparation or catering services, built-in full-service bars, and state-of-the-art audiovisual and sound systems.
Amenities and Facilities
The Cruz Building features beautifully appointed indoor and outdoor venues for a variety of events and functions located across three levels in the building.
The Grand Staircase Courtyard features a spectacular 28-foot, stained glass atrium ceiling, Italian cobblestone flooring, European architectural antiques, a tinkling fountain, and flickering gas flame lanterns, making it an exquisite locale for grand bridal entrances and elegant cocktail receptions.
The English Bar Room is located next to the Grand Staircase Courtyard and features a 40-foot, intricately carved bar with natural onyx stone counters taking center-stage in the room. This gorgeous chamber also has hand painted, wine-colored walls, checkered marble floors, and a collection of one-of-a-kind antique chandeliers.
Royal Mezzanine is reached by ascending the Grand Staircase from the courtyard and features dark wood floors, cozy wrought iron and brass nooks, and private paneled booths; a hand-carved wooden bar with an Onyx counter and an intricate, stained glass soffit. This luxuriously appointed space is ideal for intimate cocktail parties.
The Cruz Ballroom is an elegant hall with 40-foot mahogany wood paneling and walls adorned with Tuscan countryside scenes, hand-painted, celestial ceilings, and a massive 100-light, bronze chandelier, all of which creates an opulent and romantic setting for receptions of up to 250 guests.
The Terraza De Leon is a beautiful natural limestone terrace decorated with water birds and bronze sculpted trees and lit by iron and copper lanterns that offers a stunning outdoor venue for cocktail gatherings and ceremonies beneath the stars. It’s also a perfect setting for tossing the bouquet and exceptional photo opportunities.
Services available with the rental of The Cruz Building or one of the venues within it includes the use of the entire building, the use of the full-service bars on each floor, a luxurious bridal chamber with an en-suite bathroom, and a green room with a private restroom and shower for entertainers or other members of the bridal party. The venue also features modern bathrooms on every floor with bathroom attendants, a beautiful beveled glass and brass panoramic elevator for wheelchair access, fully equipped prep kitchens with fridges, icemakers, and dumbwaiters on every level, and a state-of-the-art sound system across all floors and terraces, including fully integrated, iPod-ready audio sound system. The Cruz Building also features street-level load-in and load-out access with elevator access to all levels, as well as storage capabilities for kitchen equipment and supplies, and dedicated high-speed wireless Internet access.
The Cruz Building is located at 3157 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove and offers valet or self-parking is available at the Estate's Visitor Center and along 72 Avenue.
3157 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133, Phone: 305-508-9500
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