The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Cafe Boulud is located in the center of Palm Beach, Florida, within the historic Brazilian Court Hotel. Couples hosting their wedding ceremony or reception here are treated to fine dining and elegant indoor and outdoor spaces.
Grand Ballroom. A leaded glass skylight highlights the Parisian atmosphere of this room with neutral tones that can be decorated to suit the tastes of the bride and groom. Up to 120 guests can be accommodated here with 90 sitting comfortably at a seated reception. Wall scones illuminate the contemporary artwork and a stage is offered for the wedding party or live entertainment.
The Conservatory hosts up to 60 guests standing or 50 seated. Natural lighting is provided by the arched glass doors that lead to the gardens and a bronze Spanish Cyprus tree branch adorns the ceiling in a graceful manner. This room opens up to the Grand Ballroom through floor-to-ceiling sliding mirrored doors. When the two are combined, 120 guests with a dance floor are accommodated.
Terrace. For an outside event, the covered Terrace, just off the Conservatory, offers rounds for a standing reception for up to 50 guests. Air-conditioning units as well as ceiling fans create a comfortable evening amid palm trees and garden plants in the balmy Florida climate. The space can also be combined with the Conservatory and Grand Ballroom to host a maximum of 60 guests with a dance floor.
Fountain Courtyard. A few steps away from the Terrace is the Fountain Courtyard. Couples can combine the two spaces to host up to 120 guests for a standing reception. This open-air space offers a cherub-topped fountain, round umbrella tables and lush greenery.
What You Should Know
Catering is provided on site by Chef Daniel Boulud’s award-winning fare and service. He customizes your menu to suit your tastes and requests, including seasonal dishes and nut-free and gluten-free options.
Cafe Boulud offers two wedding reception packages for couples to choose from, each of which includes:
- One-hour, pre-dinner reception
- Selection of four or six passed hors d’oeuvres, both cold and warm
- Three- or five-course dinner
- Custom designed wedding cake
- Five hours of premium or luxury open bar
A farewell brunch is also offered, which includes two hours of a brunch-style buffet with two hours of deluxe open bar and a takeaway gift for each guest. Enhancements for your reception include displays, such as an artisanal cheese board and Mediterranean market table as well as a create-a-crepe station and create-your-own sundae bar. Hors d’oeuvres, first course and main course selections are extensive. A few samples include Maine lobster salad, Caesar salad, sautéed mahi-mahi and Daniel Boulud’s duo of beef (beef tenderloin and red wine-braised short rib).
Bridal suites are also available to the couple. The bride and groom and their wedding party can also enjoy the on-site Frederic Fekkai Salon and Spa to relax or prepare for the celebration. Only one event is hosted at a time to give each couple individualized attention on their wedding day.
Your wedding cake is customized by size, shape and taste according to your desires. Rolled fondant can cover your cake if desired, with a Swiss buttercream foundation applied underneath. Cake and filling choices include the following:
- Cake flavors: chocolate, Antigua lemon, pound cake, hazelnut sponge, almond biscuit and carrot
- Filling flavors: vanilla or lemon mousseline with berries, chocolate or praline mousseline, mocha ganache, cream cheese mousse and buttercream
From the Vendor
Casual Elegance & Intimacy in a Tropical Paradise
Chef Daniel Boulud's superb cuisine in a picture-perfect setting in The Brazilian Court, an historic boutique hotel. Pampering at Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa & luxe guest suites complete this amenity-rich destination. We offer a level of intimacy that you & your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Perfect Venue for Elegant Florida weddingReviewed on 4/26/2015 Lauren L
The Brazilian Court was the most beautiful venue for my wedding. Theresa and Brandy were absolutely amazing to work with. They have such attention to detail. The day of the wedding was so amazingly perfect and stress-free. The outdoor courtyard makes the most beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. I would highly highly recommend!! Worth every dollar!
Wonderful Wedding with the Best Venue!Reviewed on 5/28/2013 Augusta H
Every person involved in our wedding catered by Cafe Boulud was outstanding! The policy of hosting one event, especially a wedding, makes the experience so much more intimate and we all felt truly cared for. The wedding was marvelous due to the entire staff's attention to detail and kindness to all of our guests. They went out of their way to make this a wonderful and stress free weekend for us. I cannot thank the staff enough for their attention and exceptional service for the weekend. We were so spoiled! I am still getting comments about the high quality of service including hotel rooms to servers to the food - basically the entire environment! You will be well taken care of by Cafe Boulud if you choose to host your event here, which you will never regret!
Cafe BouludReviewed on 2/06/2013 Lyndsey P
The most amazing group of people ever..they want everything to be perfect and it was the most amazing night of my life!
MagicalReviewed on 11/16/2012 Randi B
The entire staff at Cafe Boulud and the Brazilian Court are so accommodating and professional. Emily Marrah was such a pleasure to work with. She made my experience wonderful from beginning to end. My wedding at the Brazilian Court was a dream come true. Cafe Boulud prepared a beautiful and truly gourmet feast. The Pastry Chef is excellent and worked with me to create my dream cake. Beautiful hotel, beautiful restaurant, fabulous staff.
ImpeccableReviewed on 10/26/2011 Amber C
Everything was impeccable. We loved every minute we spent before, during and after the wedding. This is a very special place.
My favorite venue in FloridaReviewed on 6/22/2011 mitzi f
we had a wonderful wedding at the Brazilian Court. Every aspect was memorable and I wouldn't have changed a thing. The landscape is gorgeous, the rooms very comfortable, the staff quick to help and make you feel welcome and the food divine.
AwesomeReviewed on 6/18/2011 Wil B
Great service! Great food. Very flexible with the menu. From beginning to end an awesome experience.
Mother of the groomReviewed on 11/20/2010 Jane G
As parents of the groom, we held our rehearsal dinner at Cafe Boulud. The night was magical. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were enjoyed around the lovely fountain, and then dinner was served in the Conservatory. The venue is absolutely glorious. The food was incredible. We are "foodies" so food was extremely important to us, and we were blown away! From the first hors d'oeuvre to the dessert, each bite got better and better! The wine selection was outstanding. The service was unparalleled! From the valet to the event planners to the wait staff, to housekeeping, the service could not have been better. I do wedding flowers so I did the flowers. However, Emily took all of the flowers, menu cards, place cards, and favors and placed all exactly where I wanted them, so that I could enjoy getting ready and our rehearsal. I walked into the fountain terrace and the conservatory completely decorated and glorious. The first moment that Emily and I met via email, I knew that she was the consumate professional, and I wasn't disappointed! Cafe Boulud is beyond perfect. We will remember the event forever!!! Thank you Cafe Boulud and, espcially, Emily.
Amazing experience!Reviewed on 11/18/2010 Karly L
Our wedding was 11/6/10 at Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court and it could not have been more perfect. Café Boulud is known for their food, which is the absolute best around. As our main course, we chose Daniel’s Duo of Beef which is absolutely delicious. All of our guests raved about the food, but also about the exceptional service they received all night. Many said our wedding was the best wedding they had ever attended. I can’t say enough about the professional and service at all levels. Emily, specifically, was fantastic to work with, very responsive and has such an attention to detail. It was such a relief to know that all of the details were in such great hands and I did not have to worry about a thing. The venue itself is so beautiful, intimate and perfect for an outdoor ceremony. We held our ceremony outdoors in the courtyard and it was absolutely breathtaking. The cocktail hour was held around the beautiful fountain area as the sun was setting. The hotel has a boutique-feel and is so warm and inviting. We had such a wonderful experience at Café Boulud and I can’t rave enough about this venue. We can’t wait to go back!
World Class Wedding VenueReviewed on 11/18/2010 Kate W
Our wedding was on 10/30/10 at Cafe Boulud/Brazilian Court. As New Yorkers, we wanted the best possible food and wine, and with Cafe Boulud, that is absolutely what you get as the genius of Daniel Boulud is present in ever dish. (Daniel's duo of beef, the lobster duo and the mushroom tartlet were what we served and people swore it was some of the best food they had ever tasted) Their attention to detail was unbelievable. We had several vegetarians and they were served a different exquisite fish dish instead of the beef. They even made sure a guest who was celebrating her birthday that night got a cupcake with a candle in it! The venue is unparalleled in the area; it is warm, inviting and unique as guests can go from inside to out in the courtyard with ease. The service we received from every person was top of the line; they helped my maid of honor suprise us with a slide show, ensure my family's table had a special bottle of red and white wine... the list goes on and on. They were flexible, extremely responsive and worked with us like partners. I connected so well with one of the fantastic women I worked with there that I gave her the same gift I gave my bridesmaids! Also within the hotel is the fantastic Frederic Fekkai salon; the women who did my hair and makeup were unbelievable and to have it all done on site was invaluable. We spent the entire wedding day there with some of the girls hanging at the pool while others had their hair/makeup done. The room we had as a bridal suite was lush and roomy and I had a custom-made lunch from Cafe Boulud delivered which thrilled the bridal party. I truly can not rave enough about this venue. Best of luck in your wedding planning!