We decided on this hotel for our destination wedding because of the location and the fact that it had everything we were looking for all in one place. The event came off without a hitch, like a hot knife through butter! We originally wanted to have the wedding right on the beach but decided against it due to the potential risk for wind and sand impeding on our elderly guests. We're glad we did because the garden setting with the gazebo proved to be the perfect setting for our nuptials. We were a bit concerned when our coordinator told us there was construction going on next door and it was quite loud. But decided to take the risk anyway since the wedding was on a Saturday and we were told that they may or may not be working due to their construction deadlines. It turned out they were working but either with limited staff or with very soft hammers because we hardly noticed the noise.
The Veranda Terrace was perfect for our reception as well. It was the perfect size for the brunch, cake cutting, dancing and drinking. We also enjoyed walking just a few footsteps to the beach to bask in the Miami sun the day after. The quality of the food was very good too however the pricing is a bit ridiculous! We spent $305.00 by just walking in the door! They charge your credit card for incidentals before you even use them. They gave us a city view room on the 11th floor corner away from the construction which had a view of Miami Beach and the bathroom had a view of the beach. However the room was very small so we asked for an upgrade and we thought since we were honeymooners that they might accommodate us. No one ever got back to us the whole six days we were there with a response!
The pros definitely outweighed the cons and even though we felt like we were taken to the cleaners on several occasions we can't deny that we had the time of our lives! We received quite a bit of positive feedback on the wedding from our guests as well. So if you're looking for a bit of paradise for your wedding this is the place. Just make sure you bring plenty of cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let us welcome you with genuine service and laid-back sophistication at our serene oceanfront resort, set in the heart of Miami Beach. Soul-reviving AVEDA spa experiences, natural gourmet cuisine at Essensia and newly renovated rooms, all inspired by the beautiful nature surrounding our sanctuary. Discover Miami Beach’s award-winning independent beach resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palms Hotel Miami Beach
- The Palms Hotel And Spa
- Palms Hotel Miami Beach
- Palms South Beach
- The Palms South Beach
- Miami The Palms
- Palms Miami