Venue: Moore Building
Where: Miami’s Design District (about a 10 minute drive from Miami Beach)
Rental Rates: $8,000 will get you full access to the building from 6 a.m. the day of the event to 6 a.m. the following morning. I’ve “heard” that they want to start charging an additional $1,000-$4,000 for the accompanying Garden Lounge, which was considered part of the package when I saw it.
Notes: The Moore Building is located in Miami’s Design District, a newly “hip” area that has lots of great galleries and stores. (I saw a Christian Louboutin store two doors down. I was salivating.) The building is a historic landmark and used to be an old warehouse, however they’ve made some great modern touches (such as wood/finished black cement floors, an atrium, and the next door garden.) and the place is 4 stories and massive (it can hold up to 10,000 people). You can hire security for the event (at around $12/hour), and their valet/parking attendants. Because the Design District becomes a ghost town at night, you’d also have to arrange for a taxi/limo company to get guests back to their hotels if they’re not driving. Bridge House Events, who rents the facility, has a catering company you can use, and you can also bring in outside catering companies as well. There is an elevator and prep-area for catering, too.
WGM SAYS: This venue was a bit too modern for me, and for a 100 people I wouldn’t need this much space, so the 4 floors would go unused. The garden was nice and lush, but it didn’t flow very well as there were planted bamboo plants throughout that you formed a bit of a maze. I feel like I could have made it work if I could have gotten it for a steal, but for $8k (plus a potential additional fee for the garden), it didn’t do it for me.
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