22 Picturesque Miami Event Venues
It’s the only US city founded by a woman, home to the warmest winter weather in the country, and the birthplace of suntan lotion. Miami may be famous for its white-sand beaches, but its indoor spaces are just as notable. A city that welcomes more than 14 million tourists per year and stakes 10% of its local economy on tourism, Miami’s event venues offer beautiful spaces for meetings, weddings, and corporate events.
Location: 125 SW North River Dr
Great For: Receptions, Company Parties
For all those who’ve mumbled to themselves, “If only we had a friend with a penthouse,” the Penthouse at Riverside Wharf is for you. With capacity for up to 400 guests, the Penthouse offers a rooftop experience high above the hustle and bustle of Miami with modern elegance and homey warmth. A full-service kitchen, dedicated entrance, and ground-level parking make VIP parties simple and company events classy.
Location: 17355 SW 292nd St
Great For: Receptions, Team Retreats, Reunions
Hidden in plain sight in South Miami-Dade sits a retro house with lush gardens, a circular driveway, creative bedrooms, and a surprising secret: it’s all for rent. While many event spaces go out of their way to create a blank slate for designers, this Key West home took another approach, infusing every room with whimsy. Multiple bedrooms, a stunning pool, and comforting living spaces make it ideal for a team sleepaway retreat or family reunion.
Location: 1500 Reynolds Street, Key West
Great For: Conventions, Weddings, Receptions
Managed by the acclaimed Waldorf Astoria brand, Casa Marina is a resort defined by service. The resort says it this way: “Key West History Meets Contemporary Sophistication.” We’d say it this way: when the movers and shakers need a place to meet in Miami, Casa Marina has played host for decades. Opulent rooms and a myriad of meetings spaces make it perfect for conferences, and its private beachfront location makes it a point of attraction for out-of-town attendees.
Location: 194 NW 30th St
Great For: Art Shows, Galas, Press Events
Only artists could turn a manufacturing warehouse into an elegant space for fine art. The M Building is just that, once the center of Miami industry and today the center of its art district. Offering five gallery spaces plus a tropical garden and pool, the M Building makes a fabulous place for a press event, art show, or VIP gathering. And yes, it even has a full-service kitchen.
Location: 2701 NE 42nd St, Lighthouse Point
Great For: Business Lunches, Receptions
For those who dream of hosting a gathering on the Atlantic Ocean, the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club is about as close a second as they come. A short boat ride from the Intercoastal Waterway takes you to Lighthouse Point, a club that makes hosting events a breeze. In-house catering and classy accommodations are perfect for the busy business person in search of a venue to host a lunch or dinner event that goes flawlessly without excessive planning.
Capacity: 230 Reception / 150 Seated
Location: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach
Great For: Weddings, Charity Events, Galas
As professional event planners, we’ve become big fans of art museums. Built to create the perfect atmosphere for works of art, these spaces make gorgeous venues for parties, too. Norton is no exception. “Contemporary” doesn’t begin to capture the clean lines and light-filled spaces that the newly decorated Norton Museum of Art offers to event planners. A collection of ceiling-mounted LEDs fill the small dining room like modern stars, while its outdoor lawn can be outfitted with a tent to accommodate large crowds. Clean and stunning.
Location: 27550 Southwest 222nd Avenue
Great For: Weddings
An epic mansion, manicured gardens, and waterfalls? No, you’re not in Italy. You’re in Miami. The Villa Toscana is an ambitious event venue that caters to weddings, and for good reason. White dresses, black tuxes, and happy guests fit perfectly in the space that offers an escape from Miami without a destination wedding price tag.
Location: 3590 Valkaria Rd, Malabar
Great For: Weddings, Company Picnics
If eight acres of farmland and a 140-year-old farmhouse doesn’t sound like Miami, that’s because it isn’t. It’s in Malabar, 2.5 hours from Miami, and worth every minute of commute. A canopy of oak trees provides cover from the sun and refuge for wedding guests, whose hosts can enjoy turnkey events thanks to straightforward packages.
Capacity: 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale
Great For: Company Parties, Weddings
In 1920, an artist named Frederic Clay Bartlett built an oceanfront home that has provided inspiration to creative types ever since. Today an art gallery, museum, and studio, the Bonnet House sits on grounds that represent five ecosystems. Tables, chairs, air conditioning, and catering are up to the event planner, but a list of preferred vendors is available online.
Location: 301 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables
Great For: VIP Parties, After Parties, Galas
A glance at the photos from the La Jolla Ballroom provides instant understanding as to why a Coral Gables event venue would assume the name of a ritzy California city. Complete with terracotta roof and striped awnings, the Tuscan facade greets visitors with a warm and classy style that’s made it ideal for wedding receptions, film shoot after-parties, and even school proms. Catering is taken care of in-house, and their menu offers something for every palate.
Location: 250 NW 24th St
Great For: Art Shows, VIP Parties, Photo Shoots
The Wynwood Art District is where artists and their fans come to take in the beauty. The Antico is a penthouse dedicated to offering a colorful and expressive space for artists and creatives of all kinds to host and be hosted. The carefully appointed space is splashed with color and filled with art and fine furniture, making it a regular photoshoot destination and luxe vacation haven.