At Joy Wallace Catering, we work with 40+ of the best Miami and Coral Gables venues, and we are always thrilled to add newbies to the mix. No event is the same—whether we’re planning a dreamy, whimsical wedding day or a chic, innovative product launch, it’s so important to have the perfect backdrop. That’s where the ideal venue comes in! To ensure our clients get exactly what they need in a venue to bring their event vision to life, we work tirelessly to cultivate a diverse mix of Coral Gables and Miami-area wedding and event venue partners.
So, all that said, today, we’re excited to introduce you to our newest Coral Gables venue: Douglas Entrance. When “Spanish Mediterranean meets Miami modern,” you get the ultimate mix of history, elegance and modernity, all in one spectacular venue. Today, we’re sharing all the tea and what you can expect when hosting events at this fabulous Coral Gables wedding and event venue.
A Little History Behind Coral Gables Venues
But first, there’s a few fun facts about Coral Gables that shine light on why venues here are so unique. When you’re searching for Coral Gables wedding venues or corporate event venues, you may notice that many of them have a sort of Mediterranean flair (like Douglas Entrance). Have you ever wondered why that is?
Coral Gables was one of the first cities to place focus on city planning during the City Beautiful Movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s. This movement was designed to overhaul the current thinking of city planning with a greater focus on beautification and grandeur. So, the city planner and builder at the time, George Merrick, took this movement to heart. He cultivated a city plan that embraced the Mediterranean Revival style and in fact mandated that buildings be centered around this form of architecture. The vision Merrick shared was “a most extraordinary opportunity for the building of ‘Castles in Spain.’” He executed it so well, the Spanish king Alfonso XIII awarded Merrick with the Spanish civil honor of the Order of Isabella the Catholic for celebrating Spanish culture in Coral Gables.
That’s why you’ll find incredible Spanish-style and Italian Renaissance-style buildings all over this fair city. Neat, huh? Now, let’s explore Douglas Entrance!
One of Our Favorite Coral Gables Venues Is Now Available to AJW Clients: Douglas Entrance
We are so excited to be the exclusive caterer for Douglas Entrance and add it to the collection of Coral Gables venues we work with. To have the opportunity to bring incredible events to life at this one-of-a-kind venue is a dream. Here’s why:
History of Douglas Entrance
The building dates back to 1924, with many of the original elements now featured through restoration and extra special care for the venue. It was originally referred to as “La Puerta del Sol,” or The Sun’s Gate in English, and was one of the original entrances to Coral Gables.
Douglas Entrance Venue Features & Amenities
The venue features three diverse spaces to host your event: The Courtyard, Grand Foyer, and Ballroom. With the ability to host up to 200 guests for a seated dinner or 250 for cocktail-style events, there are many opportunities to get creative and ensure guests are comfortable!
There is a bridal suite, plenty of complimentary guest parking, and it’s entirely ADA compliant despite its historic nature.
Styles of Events to Host at Douglas Entrance
One of the many things we love about Douglas Entrance is that it’s ideal for nearly any type of event. From romantic weddings to grand galas or milestone birthday events, it’s well-suited for any celebration or business event!
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Our venue manager for Douglas Entrance, Aileen Roxane Villar, says, “Douglas Entrance is a historic venue that evokes a special Spanish charm with its Mediterranean architecture. The Grand Staircase showcases an iron chandelier and original granite steps that are seriously breathtaking. The ballroom offers large floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular vaulted ceilings, perfect for a night of dining, dancing and celebration! We are so honored at Joy Wallace to be the exclusive caterer. We have a variety of catering collections to suit this amazing venue for any style of wedding or event perfectly. Oh, and we absolutely love the complimentary parking and spacious bridal suite.”
Interested in a tour of our newest venue in Coral Gables?
Let’s chat about getting you scheduled to see Douglas Entrance and any other Coral Gables venues that strike your fancy for your next event. Shall we? Just fill out this form with some details and we’ll get started!
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