The Cruz Building

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Average Base Cost: $29,000

Our average base cost for a Cruz Building wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list using the full building rental on a Saturday night and an average food/beverage cost of $125/pp. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The fee for the Cruz Building breaks down as follows:

Full Building Rental:

  • Monday-Thursday: $7,995
  • Friday or Sunday:$9,995
  • Saturday: $11,995
  • 3 levels
  • Based on a 5-hour event, 10 hours load-in/out
  • Extra load-in/load out hours:$200/each
  • Overtime hours: $1,000

Level 1 & 2 (max. guest count 225)

  • Monday-Thursday: $5,995
  • Friday or Sunday:$7,995
  • Saturday: Not Available
  • Optional VIP Suite: $250
  • Extra load-in/load-out hours: $200
  • Additional event hours $1000
  • Based on a 4-hour event, 5 hours load-in/out

Single Level (max. guest count 125)

  • Monday-Thursday: $4,995
  • Friday or Sunday:$5,995
  • Saturday: Not Available
  • Optional VIP Suite: $250
  • Extra load-in/load-out hours: $200
  • Additional event hours $1000
  • Based on a 4-hour event, 5 hours load-in/out

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What’s Included:

  • Built-in, Carved Mahogany Bars on Each Level
  • Decorative Glass and Brass Scenic Elevator
  • Ornately Furnished Restrooms on Each Level
  • Catering Kitchen on Each Level
  • Security, Doorman and Bath Attendant(s)
  • Luxury VIP/Bridal Suite with Private Bathroom & Shower
  • Location for Portrait and Group Photography
  • State-of-the-Art Sound System
  • Extended Load-In/Load-Out Available
  • Green Room with Private Bathroom and Shower

Vendors: You may bring in your own vendors (including catering!), subject to their approval

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Optional Extras: If dancing is being done on marble or wood floors, they require that you rent a dance floor to protect the floors.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: The Cruz Building can accommodate up to 700 guests for a strolling reception or cocktails. Capacity for sit-down or buffet dinners varies depending on the number of levels used at once, and the design of the event. Each level seats 100 – 250 guests for sit-down dinners, depending on the seating arrangements.

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: You will need to hire a valet company

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How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is located 15 minutes from the airport, and a short walk or cab ride from hotels such as The Mayfair and The Ritz-Carlton.

Party On! There is no curfew. Your event must end at the time designated on your contract, but you may choose to extend the hours, at an additional charge.

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The Report: 

Originally built in 2003, this three-level building only looks like a historic landmark! With atrium ceilings, stained-glass windows, marble staircases, and outdoor terraces, the Cruz Building is illuminated by gas flame lanterns and antique crystal chandeliers, giving it a definitely New Orleans/French-inspired look. They only book one wedding at a time, so you would not be sharing the building with anybody else.

Woman Getting Married Says:

This is such a unique wedding venue for Miami, especially because it looks like it could be located in the French Quarter instead of Coconut Grove. I think the possibilities are endless here in terms of decor, though I would definitely learn towards a European/Caribbean/vintage vibe here over anything modern. And the fact that there is no curfew and you can bring in your own caterer is a big win (though your overtime cost of $1,000/hour will catch-up to you, so just be mindful of that when planning your start time). Also, you can’t beat the Coconut Grove location, which is perfect for out-of-town guests and Miami residents in terms of getting there and activities around the area.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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