Miami’s Top Five Wedding Sites for Culture, Charm and Style
The glamourous couples of today want a wedding that reflects their characters. That means personalized experiences have taken the place of those one-décor-fits-all finds. Good news, Miami is filled with fabulous sites that help couples and their guests experience their interests and their individuality. Celebrity party planner Chris Weinberg takes us on a tour of her top five favorites.
For Sophisticated Music Lovers: The New World SymphonyFor couples looking to dance the night away to their favorite melodies, New World is the perfect place. Here, you get the unparalleled acoustics of a world-renowned symphony’s home plus custom video projection.Couples can exchange vows in the rooftop garden terrace, overlooking Miami Beach. The symphony’s seats can be retracted into the wall, creating the perfect space for celebration.The in-house caterer is Thierry Isambert Culinary, which is famous for creative culinary concepts.
For A Dramatic Effect: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsWant to have your first dance on the stage where some of the best plays, operas, ballets, and concerts are performed? As Miami’s premiere venue for performing arts, the Arsht Center offers a grandiose magnificence that will impress every guest. Here, audience seats are covered with a massive festival floor to transform the theater into your personalized event space. More still, the Arsht allows your guests to dine on a menu designed by culinary director is Brad Kilgore, a multi-time James Beard Award nominee and the creator at Alter and Kaido.
For Contemporary Art Aficionados: The Perez Art Museum MiamiPAMM is where exclusivity and beauty mingle, as this venue has the potential to awaken all of your senses. From the decorative live art – there are chandelier-like plants -- to the in-house caterer Constellation Culinary Group’s divine dishes. What’s more, this venue overlooks both the water and the city. The couple can even have a private photo shoot in the museum with the available exhibits. It’s a rare experience that provides both photos and memories to last forever.
For Luxury Overload: The Faena HotelThis venue takes extravagant to the next level. Couples can recite their vows in front of an enormous Damien Hirst art piece of a golden, woolly mammoth skeleton. Afterwards,everyone crosses the street to the illustrious Faena Forum for a grand celebration.
For Environmentalists: The 1 HotelThe 1 Hotel in South Beach is unique for its clean, modern style as well as its commitment to preserving the environment. Those who appreciate sustainability will be wowed by the hotel’s eco-friendly practices. From the moment you step foot into the lobby, you instantly feel relaxed and your senses are dazzled with the smell of coconut and fresh herbs.
Photo Credits: Arsht - Ray Santana Photography; PAMM - Payy Daniels Photography; Faena - Suzanne Delawar Studios; 1 Hotel - Suzanne Delawar Studios.