The Villa

Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-779-8700
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Average Base Cost: $68,000

Average base cost for a Villa wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony and reception using applicable rental and service fees and a food/beverage price of $300/pp for hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, and a Deluxe bar. Entertainment, flowers, valet, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, wedding coordinator, 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 rental fees and food/beverage minimums for The Villa break down as follows:

Sunday – Thursday

  • Venue Rental: $13,000 (up to 125 guests. Additional guests are $25/pp)
  • Food and Beverage Minimum: $0

Friday – Saturday

  • Venue Rental: $17,000 (up to 125 guests. Additional guests are $25/pp)
  • Food and Beverage Minimum: $30,000

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What’s Included:

  • Round tables
  • Chiavari chairs
  • White linens
  • One hour of set-up and a four-hour event beginning at 5 p.m.
  • One-hour reception in courtyard and three hours in Mosaic Garden and adjoining room space.
  • Access to public spaces on first floor only including courtyard and Mosaic Garden.
  • Venue rental does not include access to Onyx Bar, Dining Room and upper floors of The Villa.
  • Tenting is available at an additional cost

Food: Menus can be customized to fit your tastes/budget, however you can expect to pay within the range, below, for the following items:

  • One Hour Passed Hors d’oeuvres: $ 42.00/pp
  • Two Hours Passed Hors d’oeuvres: $ 75.00/pp
  • Three-course plated dinners range from $135-$175/pp and up (depending on selections/additions)

 

Beverage: Per person open bar prices start at 2 hours for the following options:

Premium Brands

Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Light Rum, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Johnny Walker Black and Jim Beam Bourbon, House Wines, Beer.

Add $15 Per Person for Tableside Wine Service

  • 2 Hours of Open Bar at $ 46.00/pp
  • 3 Hours of Open Bar at $ 64.00/pp
  • 4 Hours of Open Bar at $ 82.00/pp
  • 5 Hours of Open Bar at $ 100.00/pp

Deluxe Brands

Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Mount Gay Rum, Seagram’s 7 Blended Whiskey, Johnnie Walker Black Scotch, Patron Silver Tequila, Jack Daniels Bourbon, House Wines, Beer and House Champagne.

Add $15 Per Person for Tableside Wine Service

  • 2 Hours of Open Bar at $ 60.00/pp
  • 3 Hours of Open Bar at $ 80.00/pp
  • 4 Hours of Open Bar at $ 100.00/pp
  • 5 Hours of Open Bar at $ 120.00/pp

NOTE: There is a $200.00 bartender fee. One bartender is required for every 50 guests.

 

More Stats:

Space Type: Mostly outside (except for the dining room and lounge)

Size: The maximum capacity for a seated dinner is 130-150 with a stage and dance floor. The Il Sole dining room or G Lounge can hold up to 30 guests.

Bridal Suite: This would be your room.

Parking: You would have to arrange for valet parking.

How Will Grandma Get There? The Villa is also a boutique hotel, with 10 custom suites on the property, so she can always stay on-site. In the past the average cost for a buy-out of all the hotel rooms was around $11,500, though that price can change (and might be negotiable). Guests not staying at The Villa have a ton of hotel options nearby, including The Loews and The Tides.

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Party On! The rental fee is based on a 5 hour event (1 hour for set-up and 4 hours for the event). Your start/end time will be decided upon in the contract (as far as curfew, this is South Beach so expect the event to be able to go into the wee hours if you want). You will be charged an overtime fee if your event extends beyond the anticipated end time. Overtime charges are $50.00 per staff member/per hour (over scheduled end-time for the event). An additional per hour beverage fee per guest is also applicable.

 

The Report: 

Formerly known as The Versace Mansion (it was designer Gianni Versace’s personal residence until his death in 1997), the 19,000 square foot Villa features a 24-karat gold lined Thousand Mosaic Pool designed by Gianni Versace as well as 10 custom suites for guests. The building was originally built in 1930 by architect and philanthropist Alden Freedman. Modeled after Santa Domingo’s “Alcazar de Colon” (“the oldest house in the Western hemisphere”), the house featured Moorish tiles and mosaics, and was a popular spot for Freeman to entertain friends. After his death in 1937 the space went on to become an apartment building, and was later purchased by Versace in 1992 along with the neighboring empty hotel, The Revere. Demolishing the hotel was a controversial move since it was on the National Register of Historic Places, but eventually the designer was able to go ahead with his $33 million renovation. Since Versace’s death ownership of The Villa has changed hands a couple of times, but it now exists as a restaurant, boutique hotel, and venue space.

Woman Getting Married Says:

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to have a party here. It’s amazingly ornate/beautiful inside and out, and the location in the middle of South Beach can’t be beat. My main issue with the space is that it is primarily outside, and covering it with a tent in order to have a rain back-up plan seems to defeat the purpose of having your wedding there. It’s also not a huge space, even for weddings under 150 people. Despite all of that and the price tag (though honestly it’s not insane given the history of the space and the location), having a wedding here would definitely be a fun and memorable event. I would opt for a smaller guest list around 50 people to max out as much space as you can. Given it’s recent real estate changes, I would also make sure the venue is staying put for the foreseeable future. Don’t be afraid to ask about the status of the current ownership and any development plans before signing on the dotted line.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

7 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

7 Venue Value

WGM Rating

4 Comments

  • Hi Alyssa!

    The contact I have is Jacki at jolson@vmmiamibeach.com. Let me know if that helps!

  • Alyssa says:

    Hi! does anyone have a valid contact information for someone at the Villa? I would love to hold my wedding there next year but have not had any success in getting in touch with someone directly.

  • Hi Lauren! You are SO welcome. That makes me happy to hear. 🙂

  • Lauren says:

    Thank you so much for this!!! I’ve been hunting for this information for a while now. I would have happy if I could have found an update rental estimate (the most recent was 2012/2013). You gave me all the information I was looking for and even more information that I didn’t know was needed. Again, thank you!

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