Today’s Virtual Venue Tour brings up to the sunny and prestigious city of Coral Gables, Florida and The Westin Colonnade. I came across this beauty late last year when we were working on the launch of our inaugural Florida issue of Occasions. Just a few minutes from the downtown area, this venue is perfect if you want to get away from the busy-ness of a city as happening as Miami but not so far away that you can’t show your guests what the South Florida nightlife is all about. With a highly-trained event staff helping you create moments of magic on your big day for you and your wedding guests, you can enjoy the amenities at this neo-classical venue that gives the word luxury a whole new meaning.
The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables offers an ideal combination of settings for any social event. Arrive in style for your fairy tale celebration by way of a sweeping grand staircase into the beautiful Galleria with its towering ceilings, natural lighting, and breathtaking marble.
The magnificent Merrick and Colonnade Ballrooms are ideal for events, with coffered ceilings and a flood of sunshine through their windowed walls. Ornate gold chandeliers and light gold and wood accents make for an elegant, sophisticated affair.
The historic Rotunda (pictured above) boasts 50-foot dome ceilings with high windows and a grand staircase perfect for a bride’s entrance. This stunning venue can dazzle up to 600 for a reception or 350 for a sit-down banquet.
Some at a glance stats about this beautiful venue:
- TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 23,000 (click here for floor plans)
- # OF EVENT SPACES: 4
- CAPACITY: 400
- CATERING: Onsite
- INCLUDES: Tables, chairs and white linen
- PARKING: Valet parking available
- SPECIAL FEATURES: Historic Rotunda Ballroom with domed ceiling, rooftop terrace overlooking Miracle Mile
CREDITS: Photos courtesy of The Westin Colonnade
If you would like to read more about this venue, click here or schedule a tour of the facility.