Palm Beach is a picturesque city of sandy beaches, sparkling shorelines, and rows of slim palm trees that tower over perfectly manicured greenery. Home to Worth Avenue, the East Coast’s answer to Rodeo Drive, Palm Beach is filled with exquisite fine dining and exclusive high-end shopping. In a city defined by extravagance, only the best Palm Beach luxury hotels and extravagant event spaces will do, and we’ve mapped out the top ballrooms in Palm Beach that will be sure to add wow to any celebration.
The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is the epitome of indulgence. The five-star, five-diamond resort redefines luxury with its prime oceanfront location, phenomenal service, lavish amenities, and sophisticated style. When it comes to events, the exclusive retreat holds itself to especially high standards. Former guests gush about the incredible, over-the-top service and devoted staff. The getaway closed for the summer to complete a multi-million dollar renovation, and will be reopening in November of 2018 with a revamped property and the debut of a new restaurant from two-Michelin star chef, Mauro Colagreco — it will be his first restaurant in the states. The resort’s Royal Poinciana Ballroom and Flagler Ballroom are both elegantly decorated in neutral colors, and adorned with crystal light fixtures and mirrored wall accents. The tastefully designed rooms are perfect for glamorous weddings, destination conferences, or fundraising galas. The Royal Poinciana Foyer may be used to add a dimension of natural light to events with its large row of windows that overlook lovely resort gardens. The Four Seasons Palm Beach’s award-winning service, experienced team of event experts, beautiful ballrooms, and delectable fine dining make it a worthy spot for any type of event.
Royal Poinciana Ballroom Capacity: 300 (Seated) – 300 (Standing)
Flagler Ballroom Capacity: 300 (Seated) – 300 (Standing)
This boutique-style hotel provides guests with a relaxing experience in a luxurious setting. The Colony pays attention to every detail, in both its décor and service. Event-goers rave about the venue’s attentive staff and tasteful food. The Coral Ballroom is the hotel’s newest venue space. Located in a building of its own, the beautifully decorated room is the perfect place for a private event that’s intimate in size but grand in detail. High-end fabrics, elegant chandeliers, and a majestic porte-cochére generate the feeling of exclusivity among event attendees. Whether generously accentuated with florals, or modestly embellished by candlelight, the Coral Ballroom would serve as a stunning room for a wedding reception Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. The Colony’s in-house wedding planner will help make the event joyful and stress-free.
Coral Ballroom Capacity: 200 (Seated) – 250 (Standing)
The Breakers is truly a one-of-a-kind luxury resort destination with world-class service and an unbeatable beachfront property. With classic old-school charm, incredible architecture, and awe-inspiring decor, any one of The Breakers’ many venue spaces can offer a glamorous experience. Among the resort’s event spaces are multiple gorgeous ballrooms that dazzle with extensive floor to ceiling detail. The Circle Ballroom offers a 30-foot fresco-painted dome ceiling and 15-foot windows overlooking the Atlantic, while the Italian-styled Mediterranean Ballroom glows with large chandeliers and elegantly arched windows through which you can observe the resort’s luscious Mediterranean Courtyard. The dreamy Venetian Ballroom outfits floor-to-ceiling windows with high-end fabrics in glam shades of gold. The largest space of all — the Ponce de Leon Ballroom — plays host to the resort’s lavish New Year’s Eve ball. It’s home to nine magnificent crystal chandeliers and refreshing tropical garden views.
The Circle Ballroom Capacity: 210 Seated (Weddings Only)
Mediterranean Ballroom Capacity: 250 Seated
Venetian Ballroom Capacity: 550 Seated
Ponce de Leon Ballroom Capacity: 850 Seated
Known for its legendary championship golf courses, the PGA National Resort & Spa has more to offer than its manicured turfs. With exquisite dining options, a full-service spa, top-notch service, and a magnificent pool, the PGA National Resort & Spa is the ultimate treat for any occasion. A mere 20 minutes from the Palm Beach International Airport, the resort serves as a convenient and luxurious spot to host a destination celebration. The PGA Grand Ballroom is one of the resort’s many venue spaces and, at 10,000 square feet, the space can host an extravagant reception for over 500 guests, or can be sectioned off into thirds for more intimate events or to create a flow from cocktails to dinner then dancing. With simple, delicate décor, the ballroom can transform into any imaginable theme, from a romantic event with soft colors, abundant floral décor, and gentle lighting, to a modern party with intense colors and bright lights. The PGA National Resort & Spa’s in-house planners, affair managers, and catering team will help plan and execute your one-of-a-kind stunning celebration.
The PGA Grand Ballroom Capacity: 660 (Seated) – 1190 (Standing)
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is perched on seven stunning acres of Florida’s gold coast, and offers intoxicating ocean views and a gorgeous private beach. The Forbes five-star resort charms visitors with unparalleled amenities for adults and children, making it the perfect place to stay as both a guest and event host. By day, explore aquatic sports, relax by one of two beachside pools, or revel in Eau Spa’s services before taking part in event festivities. Among the many versatile venue spaces are three magnificent ballrooms, the largest being The Grand Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom and the slightly-smaller Plaza Ballroom are home to sparkling Austrian chandeliers that dangle from 14-foot ceilings. The Ocean Ballroom, although the smallest of the three, is no less awe-inspiring. This enchanting room boasts dreamlike views of the Atlantic and connects to an oceanfront terrace for a breath of fresh air. The Eau’s ballrooms act as blank slates from which extraordinary visions can become reality.
The Grand Ballroom Capacity: 600 (Seated) – 800 (Standing)
The Ocean Ballroom Capacity: 150 (Seated) – 200 (Standing)
The Plaza Ballroom Capacity: 180 (Seated): 200 (Standing)
With 134 hotel rooms, Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa is an intimately-sized hotel with all the benefits of a large resort — and none of the chaos. The boutique-style getaway has a polished, contemporary vibe. The spot offers more than 7,000 square feet of adaptable event space, skilled in-house planners, and staff to ensure that events run smoothly. Malcolm’s Ballroom is a unique space, combining the luxury of an temperature-controlled indoor environment with the views of an outdoor venue space through floor-to-ceiling oceanfront windows. The wall of windows in Malcolm’s Ballroom would serve as an enchanting seascape backdrop for a wedding ceremony, creating a picture-perfect spot for “I do’s.” Sleek embellishments, modern ambiance, and stunning, scenic views allow the room to wow, even without over the top décor and excessive garnishing. Whether hosting a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, baby shower, conference or banquet, the beauty of Malcolm’s Ballroom will make for a memorable event.
Malcolm’s Ballroom Capacity: 130 (Seated) – 250 (Standing)
Boca Raton Resort & Club
The Boca Raton Resort & Club sits on a spectacular oceanfront property with Inter-coastal Waterway views, providing gorgeous backdrops for events. The luxury resort boasts 365 acres of lush greenery and gardens with tons of lovely, photographable spots. The resort offers several grand ballrooms, among other event spaces, ensuring hosts will be able to find the perfect spot for their celebration. The Royal Palm Ballroom incorporates chic Mediterranean style with textured walls for visual depth, intricately arched door frames, and sparkling chandeliers to add warmth. Seating over 1,500 guests comfortably, this ballroom would be the ideal setting for an iconic gala, a large corporate celebration, or a wedding to remember. The resort staff specializes in handling large-scale events, and their award-winning planning service, Boca By Design, will take care of every last detail.
Royal Palm Ballroom Capacity: 1,200 (Seated) – 1,500 (Standing)
The Brazilian Court Hotel
Just steps away from the high-end shops and upscale dining on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue, The Brazilian Court Hotel is an intimate treat for guests looking for a relaxing getaway. The Spanish Colonial-style hotel offers heavenly courtyards and a chic private pool and has been recognized as one of the top, small hotels in the world by numerous sources. They host phenomenal events year-round in their largest event space — The Ballroom, home to timeless artwork and elegant décor. The Ballroom’s classy neutral tones feature dark embellishments, a magnificent glass skylight, and glowing wall lights throughout. One benefit of hosting an event at a smaller-sized resort is The Brazilian Court Hotel’s guarantee to host only one wedding or celebration at a time, ensuring you and your guests have the staff’s full attention and a flawless event.
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