The Betsy

Capacity: 650 Reception / 350 Seated

Location: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Great For: Receptions, Award Banquets

At the calm end of Ocean Drive rests the Betsy Ross Hotel, today known simply as “The Betsy.” The hotel’s three oceanfront decks provide serene views to parties of up to 50, 150, and 200. The indoor Art Deco Wing on the ground floor can host up to 650 for receptions with style, topping the list of 19 different spaces that can accommodate groups of any size or seating format.

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

Capacity: 150

Location: 205 Whitehead Street, Key West

Great For: Wedding Receptions

Built-in the 1840’s and saved from destruction in 1958, the Audubon House is rich with history. Originally a family home for a Captain, the property is maintained today by a nonprofit foundation and offers a glimpse of 19th century Key West wealth. Its lush gardens coordinate perfectly with green shutters and make decorating a snatch.

Skydeck Rooftop

Capacity: 249

Location: 605 Lincoln Rd

Great For: Corporate Events, Photo Shoots

Adjacent to the acclaimed New Symphony Building, the Skydeck Rooftop offers 360-degree views of South Beach from its 8th-floor perch at 605 Lincoln Road. Plush white sofas offer cushy seating, while the picturesque views leave little need (but plenty of flexibility) for decor. A fabulous destination for high-class meet-ups.

Funky Buddha Brewery

Capacity: 150

Location: 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park

Great For: Class Reunions, Informal Gatherings

Planning a simple gathering for a medium-sized crowd? Oakland Park’s Funky Buddha Brewery offers space and entertainment in one. A working brewery, Funky Buddha offers guests a glimpse at the beer-making process, including the grain mashing and bottle capping processes. Conference rooms can accommodate small crowds of 5-20 guests, while the full Grand Banquet Hall can seat up to 150.

The Mansion at Tuckahoe

Capacity: 400

Location: 1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach

Great For: Galas, Weddings

If the carefully lit mansion at the end of a circular driveway doesn’t catch your eye, the waterfront views of the Indian River Lagoon surely will. The Mansion at Tuckahoe is operated by Martin County Parks and Recreation Department and can accommodate up to 400 guests for a memorable wedding or gala. Need even more space? Their 50’ x 120’ terrace can be outfitted with a tent to expand the occupancy even further.

Ever After Farms Ranch

Capacity: 200

Location: 8501 SW Fox Brown Rd

Great For: Weddings

A 20-acre horse farm, Ever After Farms Ranch is a wedding destination built to please. With seating for up to 200 guests, the white barn features a myriad of thoughtful touches including chandelier lighting, a groom’s suite, a bridal suite, and even onsite communion tables and pre-selected photo op spots including a 1926 Studebaker.

Redland Koi Gardens

Capacity: 200

Location: 25600 SW 147th Ave, Homestead

Great For: Receptions, VIP Events

A 2.5-acre garden, the Redland Koi Gardens are as opulent an outdoor space as they come. So visually striking are their accommodations, the venue lists “photo shoots” among its official rental options. Up to 200 guests can be comfortably seated under a canopy of trees for a presentation or ceremony before being moved to another area of the garden for cocktails and dinner.

Villa Woodbine

Capacity: 300

Location: 2167 South Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove

Great For: Corporate Galas

A private mansion in Coconut Grove, the Villa Woodbine is an opulent event space just south of downtown Miami for hosting up to 300 guests in style. Bill Hansen Catering is the exclusive caterer to the venue, though other services can be brought in at the host’s discretion. Valet parking is required, and indoor music is permitted without restrictions.

The Cooper Estate

Capacity: 150

Location: 14201 SW 248th St., Redland

Great For: Weddings

A limestone barn? A working nursery? A sunken grotto? All are part of the appeal of the Cooper Estate, a venue that hosts weddings big and small on a regular basis. Located just far enough away for an escape, the Redland event space is a regular award-winner among wedding planners and customers alike.

Emanuel

Capacity: 400

Location: 1723 Washington Ave

Great For: Live Music, Charitable Galas

Located in the Art Deco neighborhood of Miami Beach, Emanuel (also known as ELVMIAMIBEACH) is a luxe event space perfect for a corporate party or charitable gala. Their professional A/V team can make accommodations for live music, and their dedicated hair and makeup room are a telltale sign that the visually stunning venue is frequently used for photoshoots and video production.