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Downtown Miami’s Hottest Wedding Venues

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Glittering skyscrapers, a vibrant nightlife, incredible bay views, epic sunsets and some of the most well-known downtown Miami wedding venues are what draw couples to the pulsing heart of this city to celebrate their special day. Whether you’re looking for a location that is pure Miami or a setting that ventures outside the box, there is a downtown location for every love story. Here are a couple downtown wedding venues in Miami you’ve probably heard about that will especially make your big day stand out:

Penthouse at Riverside Wharf

Penthouse at Riverside Wharf: Quintessentially Miami

Perched on the Miami River, the Penthouse at Riverside Wharf is the epitome of the Miami experience. Treat your out-of-town family and friends to the only closed rooftop wedding venue with mesmerizing 360-degree views of the glittering skyline, VIP-level amenities and elegant atmosphere that has set the stage for some of the most exclusive events. A wedding here feels like what one bride described as being “inside the heartbeat of Downtown Brickell.”

Talk about a grand entrance. If you’re a couple looking for a true downtown Miami wedding venue to share with all your loved ones, the Penthouse at Riverside Wharf has your name written all over it. It’s the perfect blank canvas lending to any design or style. 

Other desirable perks of this venue include a wrap-around terrace—for intimate conversations and mingling over cocktails; fully equipped kitchen, valet parking, state-of-the-art sound system and enough space to accommodate 440 guests. Caution: your wedding photos might break Instagram. 

The Historic Alfred Dupont Building

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The Historic Alfred Dupont Building: An “uncommon” historical touch

For the couple who wants to transport their guests to another time, the Historic Alfred Dupont Building is a downtown wedding venue that certainly preserves the spirit of old Miami while embodying “New York sophistication.” Built in 1939, it’s Miami’s only art deco skyscraper. Your guests will be enthralled with vintage details like teller stations (what a way to order a drink!), security cameras and an incredible iron-wrought bank vault that leads them to an exquisite ballroom.

The property showcases over 22,000 square feet covered in Tennessee marble, elaborate brass work and hand-painted ceilings. There’s a reason why this venue tops so many of Miami’s best lists and has become one of this country’s most sought-after venues. The unlimited hours and volume are a guest favorite perk. This phenomenal wedding venue has seen all kinds of theatrical celebrations. Invite up to 750 guests for an experience that will truly go down in history.

Fun fact: The Alfred Dupont Building has had several moments of fame, serving as a backdrop for Bad Boys, 2 Fast and Furious, Miami Vice and other well-known television shows and films.

Your Miami wedding venue is out there

Joy Wallace Catering and Events is well known for providing exceptional catering and creating unparalleled weddings and event experiences. If you’re on the search for a wedding venue downtown or anywhere else in Miami, really, we would love to hear about it. Or if you just want to know more about things to do in Miami while you’re here, let’s talk!

If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy: 11 Historic Miami Venues.

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