unique wedding venue in miami

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@lilliana.da: Welcome to be WB! Are you strictly looking for venues that provide everything or would you be interested in venues where you can bring your own vendors (not sure since you’re in Chi-town)? Also, would you be interested in venues located in Broward? When I was doing my researched, I loved the venues in Broward than in Miami-Dade county.

Here are some options that are in Miami and in Broward:

1. The Fire Tower: You can have the ceremony and reception there, the ceremony area has a view of the bay but I believe it’s a limited area for seats.

2. Cauley Square: This place is completely outdoors and it’s largest garden is the best! They have everything there and it’s very affordable. We didn’t pick it because it was way too far for my family and guests.

3. The Coral Gables Women’s Club: I believe it’s all inclusive and it’s affordable.

4. The Curtiss Mansion: Renovated private residence that is now being used for private events.

5. The Addison: Lovely venue and their ceremonies are held next to a large banyan tree. I have seen many pictures and they are so beautiful. Venue is located in Broward.

6. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Must see, unsure of the price and I believe they have a carter you have to use if you decide to go with them. This is outside of Miami.

Post # 5
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@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 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 6
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@msfuturea:  Hello, I was surprise to see how good you were helping future brides all the information you gave them ,That was very nice of you. I wanted to ask you if by any chance do you have any ideas of a beach weding, My daughter wants a cindirella beach wedding but she doesnt want to make the guest drive after the ceremony so she will like to have the venue in the same place / hotel . I was thinking maybe the Newport beach hotel but I don’t think the venue is big enough, I beleive we having from 150 to 200 guests. Maybe you know of a place that she can marry by the beach or maybe water it doesnt have to be the beach as long as the reception is in the same place . Bueno any suggestions I will appreciated. Thanks

Post # 7
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As the largest venue in Miami, we host small and large weddings.

Congratulations and we hope you have a wonderful wedding.

Post # 8
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Come see me at the Curtiss Mansion whenever you’d like a tour!



Post # 8
8 posts

I got married at the Coral Gables Country Club and loved it. Inclusive of alcohol and wedding cake, price for a delicious filet mignon was $100 per head plus $10 upgrade (our choice) for better liquor, and $20 service fee as well as FL tax. Essentially comes out to $135-140 per head. They do have a minimum of about $28,000 before tax and service fees for the larger Coral Room (lower minimum for the smaller room) but that minimum could be negotiated. 

Venue all depends on: 1) size of your wedding, 2) whether you want catering included or you want to bring your own vendors, 3) your realistic budget. 

I am going to include a review of wedding venues in Miami on my blog, mytimelessmiamiwedding.wordpress.com

Post # 10
7355 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

allyd :  this thread is 5 years old. I think it’s pretty likely that the OP has found her venue by now.

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