When it comes to feeling like a princess on your big day, there's nothing that creates that Cinderella-feeling more than a gorgeous ballroom venue. With a venue that is both majestic and regal, brides look like they are in a castle rather than a major city like Miami. But, even in the Sunshine State, it can be done! From ballrooms set sky-high to those accessible only by private yacht, these haute Miami reception spots are sure to impress all of your guests — and make you feel just as much of a star as you should for the grand entrance.
Downtown weddings at EPIC come with your very own fairy godmother, dubbed "The Wedding Muse," who will take care of all the ins and outs of the wedding planning process. While she's managing details, locally-inspired cuisine is prepared by award-winning Area 31's Chef Wolfgang Birk — and beautifully presented on the tables in the 13,000-square-foot Metropolis Ballroom on the 14th floor, seating up to 400. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Trump National Doral
At Trump National Doral in Miami's golf country, the toughest choice brides have to make is deciding between its six stunning ballrooms. Brides with a large guest list can design the wedding of their dreams in the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom under cascading crystal chandeliers for up to 1,000 guests. For a smaller affair that's just as extravagant, the Imperial Ballroom can fit up to 350 guests, topped off with sweeping views of the world-famous golf courses and a private patio — perfect for standing cocktails. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
At the super luxe St. Regis Bal Harbour, brides can have the best of both worlds: beach and ballroom. Start with a ceremony on the sand, follow your nuptials with cocktails on the Ocean Palm Court overlooking the water, and then move inside to the drop-dead gorgeous Astor Ballroom. This room has walls that are literally adorned with glittering gems, and the space is fit for a reception seating up to 350. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Vanderbilt Mansion at Fisher Island Club
The only way to reach the private Fisher Island is by boat, so charter a yacht for your guests to arrive in style. Once used as the Vanderbilt's winter estate, the Mediterranean-inspired mansion is now considered one of the most decadent and exclusive spots in Miami for dinner and dancing. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami Beach
As if Fontainebleau's famous "Stairway to Nowhere" in the lobby isn't already a whimsical spot for couples to make a grand entrance, wait until you step inside its ballrooms. With a capacity of up to 800, these beauties are the best mix of vintage and modern Miami served up in an iconic Morris Lapidus design — accented by floating ceilings and crystal chandeliers. While the look is quite original to begin with, these ballrooms lend themselves to being large blank canvases that can quickly transform to take on any theme. Read real brides' reviews here!