Photo: Courtesy of Ball & Chain
Shower the bride-to-be with all her favorite treats at a party she won't forget anytime soon. One of these five spots will suit brides of all tastes, whether she wants a sophisticated rooftop soirée or a Cuban club prime for dancing.
Ball & Chain (Above)
What started as a saloon in the 1930s, the storied nightclub in Little Havana went on to host jazz greats like Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong in the 1950s before becoming a furniture shop a decade later. Recently reopening to look "as if it never closed," the jazz bar's Cuban-style outdoor courtyard is the perfect setting for a bridal shower with a vintage Miami feel that not only offers stand-out music, but a killer cocktail selection as well.
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Sparkle and Shine Darling
Inspired by a girls' trip to Paris, Adrienne Bosh's (wife of Miami Heat player Chris Bosh) beautiful little boutique is sure to make you do just as its name suggests — sparkle and shine. With three event spaces hosting six to 16 guests, the hardest part of the planning process will be narrowing down the guestlist. The Sparkle and Shine team takes care of the rest of the details — décor, dessert station, gift area, photo backdrop, swag bags, and bubbly — so all your bridal party planner has to do is choose a theme best suited to the bride. Will it be a Great Gatsby gala or a Breakfast at Tiffany's bash?
Photo: Courtesy of Juvia
Take your bridal shower to the sky with views over South Beach's famed Lincoln Road from Juvia's penthouse perch in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 parking garage. Both locals and out-of-towners will ooh and ahh over the 360-degree views of the Art Deco District and Atlantic Ocean, as well as the mix of Asian, French, and South American flavors weaved into dishes by chefs who have worked alongside greats like Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse.
Photo: Courtesy of Cafeina Lounge
The tucked-away Wynwood lounge is nestled on one of the neighborhood's sidestreets and offers plenty of options for bridal shower parties with a slightly hipster edge. DJs spin vinyls al fresco in the garden lined with lantern-filled trees and hammocks while the manor-style indoor lounge specializes in speakeasy vibes and craft cocktails that can easily be closed off for your private fête, complete with mixologists whipping up your drink of choice.
Photo: Courtesy of The Delano Hotel
Bianca at Delano
The iconic Miami Beach Delano hotel's Italian eatery Bianca boasts an Alice in Wonderland-style terrace that twinkles at night. By day, the manicured grass and gardens transform into a chic playground for those who want to see and be seen poolside. Choose from one of the set menus catering to the bride's tastes and spend the rest of the afternoon lounging in your very own oasis tucked away on South Beach.