@lilliana.da: No problem, I’m happy to help! Do you plan to have your ceremony and reception at the some location???
I am familiar with Villa 221 since it was one location my Fiance and I were considering it as our reception venue. The venue is nice (from the photos we seen) and it has a large outside space which would be perfect for your 200 guests. You would have lots of room to spare. We did not book with this venue because the coordinator was not very pleasant person to deal with — the times we spoke to him on the phone he seemed rushed and bothered to answer any of our questions. Also, I believe we needed to get a liquor license as well.
However, there are many other options that you can take a look at. There is Palmetto Bay Village Center and it as huge if not bigger than Villa 221. The best option to use in this location is the upstairs because it offers you a huge indoor space in which 200 guests won’t even take half of the space. It has a terrace which you can use for the cocktail hour and there is more than enough parking. The coordinators are great and very helpful. You can bring your own vendors but they are very helpful in suggesting good vendors. The only con is that although it’s in Miami, it’s in South Miami. We did not book this venue because our date was booked and it was way too far from our ceremony site.
Another option is Thalatta Estate. This venue is bigger than Villa 221 and Palmetto Bay Village. This venue is located in the City of Pinecrest and it is completely outdoors. If you want to have your ceremony and reception at the same location then this venue is a great option. You can have your ceremony right next to Biscayne Bay, so you, your groom, and guests will have a great view of the water. You can bring your own vendors as well.
The Ronald W. Shane Center is another great option. This location is a blank canvas and the coordinator is really nice and very helpful. I believe it fits 200 guests but I’m not too sure. Many brides who have used this location have held their ceremony and reception because it’s right next to the water. It is located in Miami Beach but not close to South Beach which is great because you don’t have to deal with the bad traffic. Parking isn’t a problem because there is parking in the premise.
Comber Hall in Coral Gables is a lovely indoor option and it offers all-inclusive packages for weddings. It’s a private residence and it will fit 200 guests just fine.
If budget is not an issue then check out Villa Woodbine. It’s an all inclusive venue and it’s located in the Coconut Grove area.
A different type of venue is the Miami Art Center and it’s located in Design district. The venue space is on the rooftop and it looks like a nice place for a reception based on the pictures I have seen. However, you may experience some limitation due the size of your guest list.
Lastly, check out the Rooftop Fashion Lounge located in Miami Beach. It’s a vacant rooftop but I’m sure with the right coordinator it would look great.
If you need anything just PM me. Also, if you need help on finding a photographer…I can give many recommendations on that too, lol 🙂