20 featured reviews
Member Since: 2/7/2011
I loved everything about La Jolla, The venue, the people, the food. They make sure you don’t worry about anything on your special day. Maria was so wonderful, even with a newborn she was just a text message away. Thank you all!
Member Since: 7/9/2012
Since the first time we had a connection. They where there for me when I called or send an email. Very helpful and I am very glad I picked la jolla. Couldn't have asked for a better place for my special day. On the day of the wedding I didn't have to worry about a thing. They had everything under control and the decoration was amazing. Best place I have ever been for a venue. The food was phenomenal. Great meat and people was serving two plates. Service very professional. Thank you la jolla staff for making the day a perfect one. Everybody was delightful and impressed of the wedding!!
Member Since: 1/30/2012
Everithig Was Amazing
Member Since: 5/1/2004
Great venue, simple but elegant. The services was excellent, I must mention that Rosario and Maria Belen were outstanding from the first day, I was able to relax and enjoyed the process, and of course I was very happy with the results.
Member Since: 7/27/2011
Words cannot express the amount of gratitude that my wife and I have towards this amazing venue. From start to finish the experience was well guided and they always had the best intentions for our big day. Special thanks to Rosario and Olga, without their help our vision would not have come true. My wife and I signed our contract before La Jolla transformed into the elegant venue it is today. We saw this venue when it did not have any of the marvelous wooden doors or the gorgeous chandeliers that mark this venue distinguishable from any other. Yea you can pay an arm and a leg at any other venue but you will not receive the same treatment or that warm family love that Rosario will provide. My wife is a hard person to please but, when I saw her smile and sign of approval the day of wedding especially after doing the venue walk through I knew we had ultimately made the right choice. My guests were astonished at how great they were treated and how no one guest went unattended. My wife and I always had our drink of choice and anything we needed Olga was at our right hand. Olga knew exactly our timeline of events and coordinated everything in a professional manner so that we did not have to worry about a single thing. Until this day I still get numerous amounts of compliments for my wedding. Rosario and Olga thank you from the bottom of my heart, you will have a special place in our lives. You made our wedding a dream come true especially with the surprise you had waiting for us.
- Mr. & Mrs. Montealegre
Member Since: 10/4/2013
Convenient location, elegant, fun and price conscious venue, La Jolla Ballroom is perfect for any event. From the first day that I walked into their offices, they addressed every concern and were very accommodating to our needs and requests. We chose them because of their promise to take care of every detail and they delivered that and more. The evening of the event was memorable. Every guest we have talked to was impressed with the food, the service, the DJ and the venue, most importantly our daughter had an evening she will not soon forget. Thank you for making it so easy for us to enjoy our daughter’s party. The staff was superb, the place looked great. Thank you Delia for the most amazing centerpieces I have ever seen. La Jolla is a true gem!! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!!!!
Member Since: 10/4/2013
My wedding in this beautiful venue was traditional with a touch of classy but so modern! My husband, family, my friends and I are very happy with the outcome and had a wonderful experience! It is very true that they are very attentive and professional! The venue is very unique and makes you feel like you are in a dream world with the uplighting giving it the perfect touch! Thank you La Jolla for everything! It was a memorable day !
Member Since: 10/4/2013
I am so exited to host my wedding in this beautiful venue! It is so modern and classy and unlike any other! My fiance and I are very happy with our planner and how helpful and efficient everyone has been with us, they are very attentive and we truly appreciate the way they have treated us. The venue is a dream and the food is amazing! Thankfully everything has fallen into our budget and I am pleased to say YES to this venue! Trust me you will not regret it! Thank you La Jolla for helping us make this day the most special day our our lives!
Member Since: 10/4/2013
My wedding was the wedding of the decade! I do not usually take the time to review a place but this venue was incredibly unforgettable! I was able to add in every detail I wanted with the help of wonderful Planners. They met my every need and were able to work with my budget, which was very important to me. Throughout the whole process of planning and especially the day of, they were very attentive, and amicably professional. I was able to relax and let them lead the way to my happily ever after! Thank you so much for everything La Jolla! I am truly thankful!
Member Since: 10/4/2013
La Joya Ballroom has got to be the best place to do a beautiful, classy, and do it all wedding! It is a beautiful and incredibly unique venue. They cared about my needs and how I wanted things done. They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable and sure of the perfect outcome! I want to thank you all for everything you did for my husband and I, it was truly the most amazing experience! I would not have liked it any other way! You made my dream come true and I am truly thankful!
Member Since: 9/27/2013
La Jolla is the best place where you can do any event… My wedding was perfect… Everything was amazing, the food, decoration, music and the people that work there are excellent, they are very professional… All guests have told me that my wedding was the best party that they have gone…La Jolla is the best choice by far to do an event of any kind here in Miami.
Member Since: 1/17/2008
La Joya Ballroom is a beautiful and incredibly unique venue.Thank you all so much for everything…it was a wonderful experience, wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everybody was so nice and they were all on top of everything, very prompt.! We love the fun, high-energy atmosphere of the Ballroom. We couldn't have been happier with how everything looked and turned out. Rosario "You are Awesome". Thank you!
Member Since: 9/28/2012
The staff from La jolla truly made me feel like a VIP everytime i dealt with them and the day of the event they made me feel at easy and all went very smooth
Member Since: 8/20/2012
We recently held a reception in La Jolla Ballroom and everything went great. They were very accommodating and my guests are still complimenting the food. We decided on stations: martini mash and cuban station, both of which were incredibly delicious. The service we received was amazing, we had our own server who made sure to keep our drinks topped and retrieve our food (including appetizers during the cocktail hour).
All of the vendors were easy to work with and delivered. The cake was beautiful, Wendy with Ala Flowers did amazing arrangements, and Touch of Class was so incredibly helpful.
This is definitely a venue you want to explore for a great time in The Gables.
Member Since: 6/8/2011
I fall in love with La Jolla on day one. Rosario was great and the place was gorgeous. The second time I went I meet Maria Belen (best wedding coordinator in the world) she help me a lot and she really pay attention to what I wantedand she made it all possible. She gave me great suggestions too. All the vendors are great and they all were able to translated my wishes. If you are planning any event, go to La Jolla and ask for Maria Belen, she is the best
Member Since: 1/17/2011
If you are looking for an exclusive, elegant, modern and budget friendly place to host your wedding, LA JOLLA IS YOUR PLACE TO BE! This is a crazy bride talking, trust me! I changed my Ming over a million times and they were always there with me changing stuff until the last minute to make every wish come true! They made me happy, my husband, My MOTHER and especially my father's budget! This was a great experience! The decor was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the service was impeccable and my night, unforgettable!!!! Check this place out! You won't believe it until you actually experience!!! Thank you Maria Belen and Rosario for all your help and support! And thank you the whole La Jolla Team!
Member Since: 3/18/2012
Excellent venue, great service very nice and accomidating! Would recommend to others and would definately do another event here!
Member Since: 1/13/2012
This is the best venue for a wedding. The go above and beyond to make you have the most magical day of your life. I can truly say the exceeded all my expectations. It could have not been better! Working with Sofia made all the difference in the world. She tries to accomodate the bride and groom in every possible way.
Member Since: 3/18/2012
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding reception at La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables. Despite initial pre-sale/contracting challenges, every part of the reception met or exceeded our high expectations. Based on our experience, we highly recommend La Jolla Ballroom and its’ staff!
Flexibility: The flexibility La Jolla offered was one of the main reasons we were initially drawn to it over most other venues in Miami. Most venues have a very difficult time veering from their standard wedding packages and preapproved vendors. La Jolla was able to accommodate everything we asked for which included things like having a specific Venezuelan rum at the bar, allowing us to provide a certain appetizer they didn’t offer, and allowing us to use an outside vendor supply the deserts. Furthermore, La Jolla staff, led by Sofia, made key adjustments during the reception to accommodate the receptions natural flow.
Service: We could not have asked for better service from La Jolla staff. This, in my opinion, is what sets La Jolla apart from most venues in Miami. I have been to many weddings in Miami (i.e. Biltmore, Ritz, Turnberry, etc.) and the personal attention does not compare. The staff, servers, and bartenders were very cordial and seemed to have a genuine interest in making sure everyone was well attended. My husband and I had a dedicated server who looked after us the entire wedding – she was fantastic. Many of my discerning guests commented on how great the service was.
Food: We really enjoyed the food during the food tasting, but were concerned that the food during the reception would be inferior since it was being prepared for 160+ people. This, however, was not the case. The appetizers, buffet, and end-of-evening food station were fresh, well prepared, and of high quality. Many of our guests were highly complementary of the food.
Ballroom & decorations: Sofia did an excellent job to ensure that the ballroom looked great (tables, linens, lighting, layout, etc.). She understood the style that we wanted and set up the ballroom accordingly. The coordination between Sofia and Dilia from ‘A Touch of Class’ was seamless. It was also great to have both of them present during the event ensuring that everything went as planned.
Contracting: The one area that we had difficulty with was in going from the initial agreement, to the point of having a signed contract. We would have liked for this to be handled in a more formal and efficient manner to avoid miscommunications and overpromising at the onset.
We would like to sincerely thank La Jolla and Touch of Class for making this event perfect. We would especially like to thank Sofia for her personal attention, patience, and flexibility. The reception would not have turned out the same without her.
Member Since: 9/8/2012
Well, my fiance and I are quite the frugal couple we look for savings and are definitely huge bargainers. We found La Jolla Ballroom today in fact, and have just made the decision that we WANT to get married here :) We are both young still in school and are paying for the wedding ourselves and finding a place that we love within our price range is just simply incredible. Our consultant was Innette (I am not sure that I spelled it correctly) and she was absolutely understanding with our information and budget wise. I advice all of you brides out there that are in the area to look into this ballroom. They will make your dream wedding come true. It is a new venue with very nice space and nice bathrooms as well as beautiful chandeliers! We are so blessed and thankful to have found this place I cannot wait to start our wedding planning!
A Gem in the heart of Coral Gables..
Plan your wedding or event at this beautiful landmark. La Jolla is a gem in the heart of Coral Gables. An eclectic array of elegance available for weddings, quinces, corporate & special events! With over 20 years of experience, we provide all inclusive services and off premise catering.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013