After all the showers and planning, it's almost time for the big day, but before diving into all the wedding festivities, sit back and kick off the celebrations in style with a rehearsal dinner to remember. These four hot spots combine all the best that Miami has to offer: from sexy speakeasy lounges to dazzling skyline views.
Gather with 36 of your closest friends and family at the royal table in the beach-house chic that is Betsy's hidden bar, where you'll feel like a Hollywood starlet holding court in this sexy underground lounge for the evening.
Most of the celebs dining at the Seaspice roll up by yacht to the restaurant's private dock, so you can do a bit of people watching from your seat on the water in the outdoor lounge. The converted warehouse on the Miami River looks like a luxe version of a boathouse tucked away from South Beach but still shows off some of the city's best skyline views. The brasserie-style menu at Seaspice is big on wood-fired casseroles and handcrafted pizzettas, while the sister restaurant on the opposite end, Modern Garden, goes to hot and cold extremes with a crudo bar and hot stone concept where you'll cook table-side on an 850-degree volcanic slab.
No matter where you choose to host your rehearsal dinner on the 30-acre garden, you're guaranteed views over the entire Homestead winery. Set up an elegant affair under one of the tikis with the sound of a waterfall gushing in the background and prepare for a farm-to-table feast, topped off by a toast with one of the southernmost winery's sparkling wines.
The only oceanfront Mexican restaurant in Miami, the thatched roof Cantina Beach is a casual option for guests to sit back and relax before the wedding-day duties commence, while indulging in tapas and tequila. Turn dinner into an interactive affair and indulge in a guided tequila tasting with a tequilier working through just a fraction of the spot's 110-bottle collection, while guacamole is prepared table-side for the party.