6 MIAMI WEDDING VENUES YOU DON’T WANT TO OVERLOOK
When it comes to great wedding photography locations, you can’t beat Miami. This diverse city breaks the mold of traditional venues, providing a myriad of options for contemporary wedding and engagement locations.
When I’m photographing a wedding in Miami, my desire is to create more than just average photos; I want to create art. It’s important to me to make authentic connections with my clients, because when they trust me, the result is bold, contemporary wedding photos and dynamic portraits that are not fussy or staged.
These six locations I have chosen to highlight provide many unique opportunities for fantastic wedding photos because of the attention to detail and the artistic elements introduced in the spaces.
IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT GETTING MARRIED IN ANY OF THESE MIAMI VENUES, AND ARE LOOKING FOR A MIAMI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO LOVES THE VIBE OF THESE VENUES THEN LET’S TALK!
Eclectic, upscale, and industrial, I think it’s fair to say you won’t find a venue as unique as Ace Prop Warehouse in Miami. This warehouse is a working prop house for the film and photography industry and houses thousands of vintage and contemporary props.
The event space is massive, hosting events up to 600 guests. The floors are polished cement; the walls are filled with everything from neon to post-modern funk art pieces. Ace can hold wedding ceremonies as well as receptions, and they also have several studio areas which are perfect for wedding party getting ready photos, wedding couple portraits or family photos. It’s fashionable, it’s funky, and it’s a fantastic place for wedding photography in South Florida.
Location: 398 North East 78th St, Miami
Event Spaces: Ace Studio for wedding and reception, Studios A and B for getting ready areas
Capacity: 600 guests in Ace Studio
Parking: On-site for up to 300 cars
Food and Beverage: Preferred vendor list for bar and catering
Perk: Amazing rentals right on site
Contact: Ace Props Events
A museum that combines the wonder of the cosmos with aquarium and body and mind installations, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a Miami wedding venue your guests will not forget. If your wedding is family-friendly, small kids and teenagers alike will enjoy exploring the giant mirror mazes, the engineering labs, and the three-level aquarium
Your wedding can take place in several areas of the museum, including a living rooftop area with killer views of downtown Miami. Or in a Planetarium with the stars above you, or at the lower level of the aquarium where hammerhead sharks, native Florida fish, and devil rays float silently in an oculus lens overhead.
Move the party to the Baptist Health Gallery, and you can party the night away on their interactive LED dance floor, or rest and converse in the contemporary lounge areas. Due to the varied amount of locations, you don’t need décor for this venue; just add guests, and you’re ready for an amazing wedding experience.
Location: 1101 Biscayne Blvd
Event Spaces: Frost Planetarium 150 guest minimum. Aquarium Wedding 150 guest minimum
Parking: Available in the museum garage, validation available
Food and Beverage: In-house catering, Constellation Culinary
Perk: Free museum membership for one year
Contact: Wedding and events coordinator
The Miami Event Space is full of light with an ultramodern look that is a raw canvas in terms of how you want to style the wedding. The loft-style space can be set up for both ceremonies and receptions, and it’s open and spacious layout allows for a nice flow between events.
The Glass Box is a smaller room that has floor to ceiling industrial windows that allow for amazing light during the day and night scenes after dark and is adjacent to the outdoor Palm Garden area, which features a Bocce ball court and colorful hammocks.
The space makes it easy for excellent wedding photography options in Miami. With industrial beams, glass staircases, art installations, and the outdoor courtyard, you don’t have to step off the property to have great photos.
Location: 7610 NE 4th Ct, Miami
Event Spaces: Miami Event Space 350-500 Guests, Second Floor Loft, 150 guests, Glass Box 150 guests, Palm Garden (outdoor cocktail or small events) 150 guests
Parking: Lot on-site, fees vary by event
Food and Beverage: Preferred Vendor list
Perk: Able to handle complex AV needs including projection, WiFi available
Contact: Booking inquiries
One of Miami’s most stunning waterfront venues, the Perez Art Museum, is a building of striking art and form. Outside, it’s ultra-modern with tall industrial-like beans and latticed roofing, and inside, it manages to have a lush, maritime feel with planked wooden floors and white walls.
You can get married in a gallery and a garden all at once. The museum features “vertical gardens” placed all over the venue, and they are meticulously maintained and updated. The alfresco terrace is an excellent spot for cocktail hour and is large enough that wedding party photos can be taken here.
The Perez Art Museum is a great choice for couples who want an upscale and impressive wedding venue with great views of Biscayne Bay.
Location: 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
Parking: Available in the museum garage, validation available
Capacity: 450 guests, requires a museum buyout to rent
Event Spaces: Entire museum, including all indoor and outdoor areas
Rate: Begins at $18,000
Food and Beverage: Approved vendors only
Perk: Complimentary use of the museum for a 2-hour photoshoot and 1-year museum membership
Contact: Wedding Information
If you’re a contemporary art fan, your wedding may be the perfect match for this venue. Once a public library, the expansive outside lawn leads up to the art deco exterior of the building; this in itself is a recipe for fantastic wedding photos in Miami.
Inside you’ll find installations that have a varied range from pop art to mixed media visuals, which makes this building a fascinating place to hold a wedding reception. The museum does not host wedding ceremonies indoors but can accommodate up to 300 guests on the front lawn.
With installations changing seasonally, you can count on the fact that your wedding photos won’t look like anyone else’s!
Location: 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami
Parking: Metered parking and hourly garages nearby
Event Spaces: Vary with their installation schedule. Lindeman family courtyard hosts up to 300 standing, Trudy and Paul Cejas Gallery up to 85 guests
Food and Beverage: Thierry Islanbert Culinary is the exclusive caterer
Perk: Offers wedding planning services
Contact: Venue Rental
A well-known building in Miami’s South Beach Art Deco area, “The Wolf,” is a 1920’s Mediterranean Revival building that houses over 200,000 art objects from everyday life. From ceramics to old kitchen items to books, the changing displays are designed to delight children as well as adults.
The main venue can seat up to 80 guests for dinner or 180 for a stand-up cocktail reception in the Entry Hall, which is decorated in what you can only describe as old-world Miami.
Grand vaulted ceilings, inlaid tile and ornamental stonework painted in every color imaginable, and a large fountain provide an excellent setting for photos for your Miami wedding
Located:1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Parking: Street Parking in residential zones
Food and Beverage: Preferred vendor list
Event Spaces: Lobby (Entry Hall) 80 seated, 180 cocktail reception, Auditorium 80 seated 150 cocktail reception, 2nd-floor vestibule 60 seated, 80 cocktail reception
Perk: Photography is allowed in the galleries
Contact: Rent the Wolf
Hiring a professional photographer for your Miami wedding is one of the most important choices you will make for your wedding day. It’s an honor I do not take lightly! From the first time we connect, I spend time getting to know you and your day, and how you want to live your day.
The magic happens when there is trust, and you have amazing venues like this to work with. Many of my clients become trusted friends, and I do not consider myself just another vendor.
Let’s connect and talk about your wedding in Miami!