by Amanda Greenberg, Marketing Coordinator
There’s no place quite like Miami, from its iconic Art Deco style architecture to its playful Latin and Asian-inspired cuisines. Miami Beach hotels play host to remarkable events all the time — from a creative bohemian Bat Mitzvah to a Vera Wang bridal preview show — and there’s no shortage of real life inspiration for your own dreamed-of celebration.
The perfect event space provides an opportunity for your vision to unfold. The 1 Hotel South Beach offers several spaces perfect for your celebration; in fact, we love the venue so much that we hosted our own Miami launch party there, as planned by Chris Weinberg Events. One of the most unique aspects of this Miami Beach hotel is its commitment to environmental sustainability. That eco-focus is present everywhere from the design to the message at the chic locale. The hotel’s many unique event spaces include the North East Terrace with a built-in bar and wood paneling, which offers a cosmopolitan feel in the beach town. Others gravitate to the Cabana Pool or the Private Beach Club for luxe outdoor events. The Terra Ballroom designer incorporated a green wall that offers a focal point for gorgeous celebrations.
Terra Ballroom Max Capacity: 1,000
When you arrive at the Setai Miami Beach, you feel like you’ve arrived in paradise. They have several pools flanked with palm trees and boasting an exclusive feel. The property’s dining rooms make a remarkable first impression with high ceilings, eclectic flare, and delicious Mediterranean food. One of the hotel’s best kept secrets is its Sunday brunches that include live jazz performances and noteworthy Roederer champagne. The Setai Miami Beach offers 1,500 sq. ft of event space and specializes in executive meetings, intimate weddings, and other special occasions. We especially love this luxurious and colorful tented beach wedding from Paulette Wolf Events.
Chef’s Kitchen Capacity: 40 (seated) – 65 (standing)
The Courtyard Capacity: 300
The Ocean Grill Capacity: 70 (seated) – 120 (standing)
The Pool Deck Max Capacity: 480
The event spaces at the W South Beach are beautiful white canvases just waiting to be transformed into your dream celebration. This intricate Gothic-style wedding illustrates how party hosts can use dramatic florals, moody uplighting, and other décor elements to customize their celebrations at the W South Beach. Another fabulous option at the W South Beach is a breezy outdoor celebration on The Lawn or The Grove — spaces that are perfect for stylish under-the-stars weddings or corporate cocktail parties.
The Great Room Capacity: 90 (seated) – 400 (standing)
Studios Capacity: 21 (seated) – 48 (standing)
Outdoor Spaces Capacity: 65 (seated) – 2000 (standing)
The Dutch Capacity: 16 (private dining) – 170 (full buyout)
Mr. Chow Capacity: 55 (private dining) – 250 (full buyout)
The rooftop at The Betsy Hotel is one of our favorites in all of Miami, and it’s easy to see why. It offers both elegant simplicity and stunning views, both of which paired perfectly for this rustic rooftop wedding. The Betsy Hotel also boasts an event space that looks like a vintage library, complete with a bar for a 25-person private dinner or corporate meeting. The hotel’s open-air Atrium, located in the center of the hotel, is beautifully accented with simple string lights and its neutral color palette is perfect for any type of outdoor celebration.
The Betsy Hotel Capacity: 200 – 1,500
Undeniably sophisticated, the Mondrian South Beach is one of the most exquisite Miami Beach hotels. Designed by Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, the Mondrian South Beach is both whimsical and elevated. Pearl chandeliers, open spaces, and stunning views of Biscayne Bay make this hotel the ideal location for any celebration. With nine different event spaces and the ability to accommodate up to 200 guests, the hotel has spaces that are perfect for birthday or anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and more.
Mondrain Café Private Dining Capacity: 50 (seated) – 70 (standing)
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach exudes the brand’s expected luxury, while taking inspiration from its beachy surroundings. Though it’s currently undergoing a massive renovation and won’t reopen its doors until fall of 2019, we would be remiss not to include it on this list of beautiful venues. As one of the closest hotels to the Miami Beach Convention Center, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is convenient for large-scale conferences and meetings. Book this Miami Beach hotel for your wedding ahead of the reopening to secure your spot in 2019 and beyond.
Capacity: 400 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Rem Koolhaas, the Faena Hotel Miami Beach features 12 incredibly gorgeous event venues. The pristine Faena Playa is perfect for a beachfront rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or other intimate celebration, while we love the Faena Forum for massive conferences and corporate events (it fits up to 1,000 guests). At this royalty-themed Bar Mitzvah, the event planners added life-size chess pieces and red lighting to transform the Faena Forum into a perfectly-themed celebration, while still letting the venue itself shine.
Faena Playa Max Capacity: 200
La Cava Max Capacity: 33
Sun Bar at the Pool Max Capacity: 200
Faena Forum Max Capacity: 1000
The Living Room Max Capacity: 125
This 1950s-style Miami Beach hotel is iconic, and for good reason. We swoon over the romantic weddings and innovative corporate events that take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. With 10 event spaces — more than half perfect for outdoor celebrations — and endless opportunities for customization, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach works for all types of events. We love how this double milestone birthday party made the space feel like a chic, spacious nightclub. Another exceptional part of this Miami Beach hotel is its Michelin-starred restaurant, Hakkasan, which offers party guests weekend dim sum.
Fontainebleau Capacity: 82 (seated) – 595 (standing)
Sparkle Capacity: 450 (seated) – 1746 (standing)
Ocean Lawn Capacity: 400 (seated) – 500 (standing)
This beautiful beachfront resort offers views galore and inspired event spaces for cocktail parties, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, corporate events, meetings, and more. Choose one of their beautiful event spaces for an intimate celebration of 20 or a grand-scale party for 200. A unique aspect of this Miami Beach hotel is its dedication to eco-friendly elements and the fact that they have an AVEDA salon onsite — perfect for a day of pampering and primping.
Garden Gazebo Max Capacity: 140
The Beach Max Capacity: 200
Veranda Terrace Max Capacity: 146
The South Lawn Max Capacity: 200
The Eden Roc Miami Beach has undergone a stunning $250 million transformation, and the property truly exudes comfortable luxury. This Miami Beach hotel has over 70,000 sq. ft. of event space, including a grand ballroom and beachfront event space. We love how this Bat Mitzvah celebration changed the look of the space with wow lighting. When customizing your event menu for a corporate cocktail party, luxury wedding, birthday celebration, or other type of event, you will work with chefs from infamous on-site restaurants Nobu and Malibu Farms.
ERC Garden Max Capacity: 1,500
Sea Breeze/Spa Terrace Max Capacity: 250
Mona Lisa Capacity: 364
Royal Palm South Beach has a location that’s hard to beat — you’ll find this stunning Miami Beach hotel where Collins Avenue meets Ocean Drive. The hotel has 12 meeting and event spaces, and we especially love this property for its ability to host your entire wedding weekend, from rehearsal dinner to reception to post-wedding brunch. An especially unique element of this hotel is their Compass Rose Bar, which has an Art Deco vibe and pays tribute to post-Prohibition cocktails and even has artifacts from the 1930s on display.
Capacity: up to 300
Loews Miami Beach Hotel is a luxe Miami beach hotel known for stellar business events and glamorous social celebrations. The hotel’s largest ballroom can accommodate up to 7,000 people for a seated dinner, which is ideal for grand galas and branded corporate events. If you’re hosting a multi-day event in Miami, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers 22 smaller meeting sites, including intimate spaces perfect for break-out sessions, panel discussions, and smaller meetings. For weddings, the Americana Ballroom has stunning ocean views from floor-to-ceiling paneled windows, so your guests can take in all that Miami has to offer while celebrating your nuptials.
Americana Lawn Capacity: 350 (seated) – 600 (standing)
St. Moritz Lawn Capacity: 120 (seated) – 400 (standing)
At SLS South Beach, you can indulge in Latin flavors from James Beard award-winning chef José Andrés while celebrating with your guests against a beautiful and playful Miami backdrop. Design is heavily prioritized at this beautiful Miami Beach hotel. The property itself has been styled by Philippe Starck, and some of the penthouses have been designed by music legend, Lenny Kravitz. SLS South Beach has multiple cabanas and lounge areas and chic vibes at each bar and restaurant. Your guests will feel the positive, relaxing energy from the moment they enter your celebration.
Capacity: up to 150 (standing)
Named after former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Delano South Beach is a renowned Miami Beach hotel praised for its “unparalleled Philippe Starck” design. With an all-white exterior and art deco-style interior, Delano South Beach has been a go-to spot for celebrities and party hosts alike. The luxury boutique hotel has multiple event spaces, including a rooftop solarium, a tree-studded orchard, and a media room.
Beach Club Capacity: 120 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Gallery & Terrace Max Capacity: 70
Rooftop Solarium Capacity: 60 (seated) -120 (standing)
Orchard Capacity: 30 (seated) – 300 (standing)
With a menu designed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, you know the cuisine — and every event — at The Miami Beach EDITION will be absolutely delectable. Plan a romantic outdoor wedding with ocean views, or choose the large Forum for a 1,000-guest conference. The Miami Beach EDITION also takes guest entertainment to another level, offering a skating rink, a bowling alley, and luxurious spa treatments.
Outdoor Space Max Capacity: 240
Miami Beach EDITION Forum Max Capacity: 920
La Vista Terrace Capacity: 140 (seated) – 240 (standing)
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