2167 S Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33133
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Average Base Cost: $29,000
Our average base cost for a Villa Woodbine wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $130/pp plus associated fees. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.
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How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: The venue rental fee ranges from $4,500 to $9,000 depending on the day of week and season. Overall I would budget $8,000 on average for this.
- October – May: Rental for the day, lighting decor, valet parking, restroom attendant, cleanup and security
- May – September: In addition to the above, an air-conditioned tent is included with chandelier lighting inside.
Extras: Tent rental option (if renting October-May), service charge and sales tax.
Food and Beverage: You must use their exclusive in-house caterer, Bill Hansen Catering. The average price per person for a plated meal and bar is $130+.
Outside Vendors Allowed? : The Bill Hansen Catering and Event production team is required for everything except the floral designer, musician, videographer, photographer, and event planner. They can offer suggestions if you would like, and they reserve the right to disapprove any potential vendor.
Important Info: Live ensembles, approved deejays and small combos are permitted in a particular area. However, amplified music and dance floors are not allowed outside.
Space Type: Inside/Outside.
Ceremony location options are in the garden, in the courtyard, in the front lawn or in the front entrance of the house.
Size: See the maximum guest count, below
Seated Indoors: 70
Seated Outdoors: 230
Seated Indoors: 100
Seated Outdoors: 230
Bridal Suite: There is a bridal suite located on the second floor, which has a large balcony overlooking the garden and the courtyard area.
Parking: There is plenty of parking on site and most often valet is provided with your rental.
How Will Grandma Get There? Villa Woodbine is located in Coconut Grove and is less than a mile away from several hotels including the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove and the Courtyard Marriott Coconut Grove. It is located about 20 minutes to the Miami International Airport.
Party On! The music must stop and breakdown must begin by 11 p.m. No exceptions.
Villa Woodbine was designed by famed Miami architect Walter De Garmo, who was known for his Mediterranean-Renaissance style and designed such prominent buildings as the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove and even assisted in the design of Vizcaya. His architectural style is noted for the open air designs of central courtyards and large loggias with Spanish arches.
Originally built for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyd of Appleton, Wisconsin (and owners of the Appleton Paper Company), Villa Woodbine was used as the family’s winter residence, and the area where it was built later became known as “Millionaire’s Row”, with such notable neighbors as the Woolworth’s.
Villa Woodbine stayed in the family until the 1950’s, but the new owners stayed under the radar until 1961, when an issue of Life magazine revealed it was the home in which the Bay of Pigs invasion was purportedly planned. It is now owned and operated by the Bill Hansen Catering company, one of Miami’s most sought after caterers.
Woman Getting Married Says:
I grew up in Coconut Grove so I know just how special and beautiful this area is. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a prettier neighborhood anywhere in the country. I love Coconut Grove as a venue location because it’s super convenient for out-of-town guests (they can walk everywhere) and great hotel options are close to this venue. This venue is also extremely charming and brides rave about the service and catering (it’s definitely one of the best in Miami). If you’re looking for a late night venue this is not your spot as the stop time of 11 p.m. is strict due to a zoning ordinance, but if you’re looking for a unique and interesting venue and are willing to take the party down the block to your hotel afterwards, then this wedding venue should be on the list of all Miami brides.