Downtown Miami is one of the prettiest business districts in the entire United States, with its eye-catching architecture and views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami beaches. That’s why we are so into all of the Downtown Miami wedding venues, from hotels to historic sites. Not only are these Downtown Miami wedding venues conveniently located, they also benefit from the fabulous scenery (and warm weather!) that the city has to offer.
Check out some of our favorite Downtown Miami wedding venues.
Epic Hotel Miami
This luxe and modern hotel wedding venue is located in Biscayne Boulevard for the ultimate Miami experience. Couples rave about the delicious food from the well-regarded Area 31 Restaurant, as well as the flexible and accommodating staff. The column-free ballroom is one of the most unique in the area—check out the amazing lighting set up—and can host up to 300 guests for a seated reception. The Epic Hotel is also a great place for your out-of-town guests to stay.
Marriott Biscayne Bay
Among the hotel wedding venues in Downtown Miami, this is the only one that’s located directly on the marina for a space that’s pure Magic City. You can set up your ceremony on a terrace directly on the marina (hello, nautical theme!), and host your reception in either the Bayview Ballroom or the recently renovated Grand Ballroom. This is one of the most ideal Miami wedding venues for larger weddings, as it can host up to 650 guests.
If you’re looking for a Downtown Miami wedding venue with incredible views, check out The Crush, this hotel’s unique ballroom. Located on the 39th floor of the hotel, The Crush features 3,300 square feet of special event space with incredible views of the ocean and skyline. There are smaller indoor spaces for other events, as well as outdoor space. This is among the smaller Miami wedding venues, with a capacity of 175 guests.
James L Knight Center
Yes, this famed entertainment complex and convention center can actually host weddings! One of the most unique Downtown Miami wedding venues, the Riverwalk area overlooking the Miami River and skyline is a gorgeous spot for ceremonies and receptions. This space couldn’t be more centrally located in Miami—definitely a plus for your guests!
This Downtown Miami wedding venue and hotel wins raves not only for its gorgeous setting and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, but also its accommodating staff, great food, and all of the amenities. The Conrad Miami is located right on Brickell Avenue (so convenient!) and can host up to 250 guests for seated dinners. The restaurants on premises also make great spots for rehearsal dinners and other wedding-related events.
The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building
If you’re dreaming of a vintage or Great Gatsby-themed wedding, this historic building from the 1930s is definitely worth a look. This Art Deco-style building has been turned into one of the most unique banquet halls in Miami. It offers so much character (the vaults and teller windows make amazing photo backdrops), and it’s certainly one of the coolest indoor Downtown Miami wedding venues. There are two ballrooms to host all of your wedding events, and the space can host larger special events of up to 1,200 guests.
Briza on the Bay
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds—a tropical waterside Downtown Miami wedding venue, look no further than Briza on the Bay. This Miami wedding venue offers amazing views of Biscayne Bay, abundant indoor and outdoor space, and can host up to 750 guests. You can even make the ultimate grand entrance to your celebration—on a boat or heli-boat! This venue is so popular with couples, it won a Couples’ Choice Award.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
If you’ve always dreamed of getting married surrounded by marine life, but would prefer to wear formalwear instead of scuba gear, this museum Downtown Miami wedding venue is absolutely perfect! You can say your vows directly underneath a 50,000-gallon aquarium with sharks swimming by (seriously!) and then enjoy dinner and dancing on an LED dance floor. And for those interested in host an eco-friendly wedding, the museum’s caterer SAVOR, is known for its sustainability and green practices.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
If you’ve ever attending a performance at the Arsht Center, you probably know what an absolutely breathtaking space it in. And it’s actually available for weddings! The Orchestra Level of the Knight Concert Hall can be set up as a stunning ballroom for up to 850 guests. The Thomson Plaza for the Arts is a unique outdoor space for up to 400 guests.
Doubletree Grand Hotel
The glass covered terrace at this hotel is one of the most unique indoor spaces we’ve seen in Downtown Miami wedding venues. It provides amazing harbor and water views, while remaining protected against the elements. The architecture of the Grand Ballroom gives It a modern vibe, while also featuring those stunning waterfront views.
JW Marriott Miami
Couples adore this elegant hotel and Miami wedding venue on Brickell Avenue, which offers a 10,000 square foot ballroom (hello, stunning crystal chandeliers!) that can be divided in different configurations for your wedding day. This is also a convenient hotel for guest accommodations, as well as a great spot for other pre- and post-wedding events.