Post # 1
I am getting married Aapril 24th 2010, I am trying to find a unique outdoor reception venue for 80 guest. I would prefer the venue did not have any strings attached- such as just a flat rate to use it and I can find everything else. Does anyone have any suggestions. I want the flat rate to be under $2,000.
Miss LunchTime Bride.
PS. I would even consider a private residence with an amazing back yard.
Post # 3
Most outdoor venues in Miami-Dade tend to be a bit pricey and many "strings" attached. Have you checked into a picnic Shelter at Matheson Hammock? I attended an outdoor spring wedding there at the first shelter to the right (made out of coral rock) almost 20 years ago and remember it being simply beautiful!! Good luck…..
Post # 4
Consider Deering Estate. The rental for their small cottage house & courtyard is around $1,500. However, that is without a tent & if you want a tent you must rent it from them & its super pricey.
Also, I tried booking my wedding there and I called July 2008 for Oct 2009 and it was booked. It’s definitely a good value, if you can get in there.
Also contact Fetes & Events – they often run specials for less than 100 guests with everything included for like $4,000 with the location included. They also can point you in the right direction for locations
Venetian Pools was also renovated and they are around $1,500. Only string attached is not after 11pm or so & no glass allowed. It would be perfect for an 80 guest wedding. I didnt do it there in case they had delays with construction being that it just reopened and my wedding is in October.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Barbarita has a point. Venues in Miami tend to be pricey, and even more so when you throw in the word "wedding". Not that I advocate sneakiness, but you might want to leave out the "w" word when investigating venue pricing. 80 guests sounds like the perfect size for a "nice party". ;o)
In the Grove, there’s The Barnacle Historic State Park, which has an amazing lawn and a covered pavilion. I’m not sure if they’re available for "nice parties", but for something unique Cabana One at The Mayfair Hotel has awesome views of the bay and the Miami skyline. It’s up on the rooftop!
The Deering Estate is fabulous, but definitely look into the additional charges like park security guards, and per guest catering permits.
What kind of feel are you going for? Casual? Formal? Dinner? Cocktails?
Post # 6
Thank you for all the great suggestions… here’s an update…
the park idea’s would be wonderful however our ceremony is scheduled for 6pm – which at first I was very excited about since i thought it was a perfect time, but now i am regretting a little. The parks do not allow events at night and Venetian Pool is amazing but I would have a 2 hour reception (just not enough time to really enjoy the event).
The Deering estate is awesome but BOOKED through JUNE 2010. WOW!!!!!!!!!!
Cabana One has exactly the feel I am looking for but seems very pricey- either way I will contact them.
however Yorkie gave me a great idea…. Does anyone know of a Condo building with a rooftop terrace that is available for an event? maybe in Brickell??? Downtown??? Gables???
thanks again Ladies…
Happy 4th of July…
Post # 7
Have you considered The Chart House in Coconut Grove? They have outdoor space for a ceremony that seats approx 80, and the reception can be inside or outside. Janis, the wedding coordinator, has been fabulous to work with!
Post # 8
Hello Girls!! I have the save situation!! outdoors wedding for November!! please helpme with not pricey locatuions but nice places!!! Thanks
Post # 9
Check out Hemingway’s restaurant there! I’m getting married at its counterpart in Pensacola and they have a gorgeous 3rd floor verandah overlooking the beach. Even my band is excited to play there! Great food and might be what your wallet and design would love!
Post # 10
A really nice reception space is the Sonesta hotel in Coconut Grove it is overlooking the Biscayne Bay inside with adjoining terraces for outdoor weddings and receptions. A friend of mine had her reception here and the staff and wedding planner handled everything. Sometimes the extra help can make a big difference on how you remeber your special day. Stress-free and comanding people what to do instead of the bride running around hours before. The area is great for your guests to relax and enjoy your wedding.
Post # 11
@Blair Williams: do you know what she spent? Thanks