The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a truly one-of-a-kind wedding venue situated right on the banks of Biscayne Bay. Originally built in 1916 as an estate for a wealthy Miami businessman, the venue exudes Renaissance elegance with expansive and carefully curated gardens reminiscent of those at the Palace of Versailles.
Couples from across the globe have gotten married here for the unparalleled charm, architecture, gardens, and waterfront views. There’s really no other venue that compares!
Now, weddings are all about logistics—how many people can be seated, the best spots to take photos at sunset, you get the picture. Here are some things to consider when looking at Vizcaya for your wedding venue.
With sprawling gardens, a large outdoor terrace, and alcoves throughout the Main House, you can host up to 300 seated and 1,000 cocktail-style for your wedding. They offer parking for up to 125 vehicles on-site and additional parking across the street.
Daytime Weddings at Vizcaya
Vizcaya offers a special daytime wedding ceremony package for you to get married in the stunning, lush gardens of the estate. Rentals are between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Keep in mind, though, that with this option, your rental includes the garden only, not the Main House.
Evening Weddings at Vizcaya
Evening rentals at Vizcaya are extra special, as you gain access to the gardens, Main House, and courtyard. Each locale provides a stunning backdrop for the start of your new life together!
Vizcaya Wedding Rental Pricing Details
If you’re opting for just a daytime ceremony, the rental fee is $1,500 for up to 25 guests (note that you have to include your vendors in this count), plus $25 for additional guests up to 50 total. If you’re planning a full evening wedding ceremony and reception, base rental fees for 125 people start at $12,500 for peak night weddings (Friday–Tuesday) and $7,500 for off-peak evenings (Monday–Thursday). You can add additional guests based upon the capacity of the spaces you choose for an additional $25 per person.
There is also a catering permit fee of $375+ that is determined based upon the guest count.
But, don’t worry—when you choose the right caterer, they can help you work with the venue on all these details! You won’t have to worry about a thing.
After you’ve got the logistics down, it’s time to think about what kind of cuisine you want to serve during your whimsical wedding day. Joy Wallace Catering is a preferred caterer at Vizcaya that works hand in hand with our couples, listening to their Miami wedding vision and bringing it to life. We’ve catered at Vizcaya for years and have so many creative ideas to make your celebration of love extra special!
Custom Menus Created to Tell Your Love Story
Your wedding day is the only day that will be 100% about you and your partner. So, let’s make sure your menu exudes your unique personalities through creative cuisine!
Sustainably Sourced Local Cuisine from Trusted Purveyors
Catering in Miami is a true joy. We’re surrounded by farmers and purveyors that provide quality ingredients that we use in each and every dish. Miami flavors can’t be beaten!
5-Star Service and Presentation
In a luxurious and opulent venue like Vizcaya, service must be 5-star. Rest assured that every plate put out will be a work of art, and you and your guests will be taken care of with attentive service throughout your celebration.
Plus, we offer more than just cuisine! Joy Wallace Catering can also help you design your dream wedding day at Vizcaya.
As a full-service caterer in Miami, Joy Wallace Catering doesn’t only cater local weddings at Vizcaya; we can help with planning and design, too! Our creative team members will channel your event vision and bring your wedding to life.
Romantic Lighting & Candles
With an intricately detailed architectural marvel like Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, you want to use lighting to play up the features of the estate. By cleverly placing extra candles and uplighting around the venue, you’ll be able to illuminate every unique detail.
White Florals & Lush Greenery
You want your décor to complement the venue, not take away from it. For that reason, many individuals choose a neutral color palette for their wedding at Vizcaya. By choosing delicate white blooms and lush greenery features’ you’re able to highlight the natural beauty of the venue!
But, all that said, we’re not opposed to pops of colors, and we love metallic accents.
What are you envisioning for your wedding day at Vizcaya? Work with Joy Wallace Catering to take a tour and start bringing your Miami wedding vision to life at Vizcaya. Our skilled catering, design and operations team will transform your dream day into a reality that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Let’s start planning!