3 featured reviews
Member Since: 4/9/2013
Choosing The Palms Hotel and Spa as the venue for our wedding ceremony and reception was the best decision we could make. From the initial visit to the site, we felt welcomed and already certain this would be the perfect venue. In search of a place that could offer us a tropical destination wedding type feel for an affordable cost, we researched over 20 venues in the South Beach area. The Palms is in the perfect location as it is conveniently located on Collins where your guests will have access to the lively vibe of South Beach, yet feel as if they are in a tropical oasis, as it is in an area that is relatively quiet and not as hectic as further down the strip. We were offered a competitive wedding package which was surely the best value for the area. Our guests were offered discounted rooms which were easily booked with the assistance of the reservations department. All our planning and concerns were always addressed with ease and professionalism by Michelle Cannici, catering director. She would field all our emails and phone calls in a timely manner, making it clear from the start she was dedicated to making our day a hassle-free, smooth, memorable experience. She is an expert at what she does! Our ceremony was held on the beach, cocktails on the Essensia Lounge Terrace, and reception in the Royal Palm Ballroom. I can say that the day was simply beautiful. The staff was more than accomomdating and pleasant. The atmosphere was calm and organized. The food was fantastic. The catering/ waitstaff were friendly and efficient. Though we did not have a wedding planner per se, the staff ensured that all needs were addressed, communicated with our outside vendors, and guided us every step of the way that evening. They took care to execute things just as we wanted them. I cannot say enough about this gorgeous wedding experience, and would not hesitate to reccommend this venue to any couple looking for a place where you can have your ceremony and reception at the same site, with outstanding customer service and a great value for your money. Many thanks to the staff at The Palms Hotel & Spa, and particularly to the Director of Catering, Ms. Cannici.
Member Since: 10/4/2013
Though I'm the former editor of a bridal magazine and I know every venue in South Florida, I knew there was only one place I wanted to host my engagement brunch--The Palms. Chef Julie has always been such a pleasure to talk with and I appreciate her commitment to using organic, fresh, local meats and produce whenever possible. When I asked her about hosting a brunch there this past September, she responded within hours with a fun, unique menu and even offered to help me save money by making my table arrangements with herbs from her garden.
Needless to say, the meal was even better than we expected. My friends are still craving her sausage and mushroom pizza! And she even made special plates for my vegan friends and my fiance and me (who were too busy socializing to eat the beautiful spread when it was presented!).
Her calm, kind demeanor also apparently spread to her staff. My fiance commented that he's never seen such happy, responsive servers. And we weren't the only group dining at the restaurant at that time!
I HIGHLY recommend brides and brides-to-be consider hosting their event at The Palms. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff is attentive and the food is AWESOME!
Member Since: 3/11/2013
The Palms Hotel & Spa made our wedding day perfect! With the help of Michelle Cannici (Wedding coordinator) and Paul King (Catering Manager), the day went by with absolutely no stress. They made sure the day was on schedule, guests were enjoying themselves, and that everything was running smoothly. The venue itself was just as beautiful as ever. My guests complimented my husband and I on the location and the venue, saying everything was beautiful and magnificent.
I would highly recommend The Palms Hotel & Spa to any and every couple looking for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception venue. We are so blessed to have had The Palms Hotel & Spa and all of their staff for our wedding day. Couldn't imagine my wedding any other way without them. And hopefully we will get back soon to just relax on vacation with them again!
Oceanfront Ceremonies & Receptions
Let us captivate you with an unforgettable Miami Beach wedding celebration orchestrated by our catering specialists in true beachside serenity. Exceptional indoor & outdoor spaces, including our picturesque Colonial-style gazebo and private lawn set amidst a botanical paradise!
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Hotel/Resort
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012