Weddings At The Betsy
One of Brides Magazine’s 10 Best Beach Wedding Venues in Miami, The Betsy excels at stylish, sophisticated weddings distinguished by vintage glamour, timeless elegance, and an inclusive spirit. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony, a lavish reception with a touch of South Beach glam, or a dream destination wedding, our beachside haven offers unique indoor and outdoor venues, culinary excellence by renowned Chef Laurent Tourondel and his team, and event specialists who are there for you every step of the way. Magical from beginning to end – that’s our promise.
Ocean Front Deck
Our Ocean Front Deck is among Miami’s most sought-after wedding venues. Intimate and unforgettable, it pairs breathtaking views of the Atlantic with a romantic atmosphere. Perfect for a ceremony or rehearsal dinner under the stars.
Occupancy: Up to 200 guests
The Skyline Deck crowns the Art Deco Wing, offering magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami’s skyline in a palette of cream, chestnut, and tropical green, making it an exquisite outdoor backdrop for your wedding ceremony.
Occupancy: Up to 180 guests
One of our most flexible spaces, this open-air venue offers lush greenery, warm bistro lighting, a water feature, and limestone flooring reminiscent of an Italian palazzo. A beautiful setting for an unforgettable reception.
Occupancy: Up to 600 guests
Let your imagination run wild in this airy, modern and flexible space - perfect for ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and receptions with plenty of space for dancing, live bands and lounge seating.
Occupancy: Up to 200 guests
A little bit vintage, a little bit rock n’ roll – B Bar is a standout among our venues with a private entrance, dedicated bar, reflective ceiling, and customizable lightboxes. Perfect for rehearsal dinners or cocktail receptions.
Occupancy: Up to 100 guests
A beautiful space with lots of natural light and direct Collins Avenue access, the Carlton Room exudes the cozy comfort of a sophisticated Miami living room. A built-in espresso and wine bar make it an ideal spot for informal gatherings or large dinners.
Occupancy: Up to 200 guests
The Library honors our literary origins, and commitment to providing unique spaces that feel like oases. Up to 30 people can gather here for a small reception or private dinner. It also contains a bar which can be stocked for your special event.
Occupancy: Up to 40 guests
With 360-degree views of Miami’s skyline and the Art Deco district, is there a lovelier place at sunset in all of Miami? A shimmering setting, the Pool Deck is ideal for daytime functions or sunset get-togethers around the beautifully lit pool.
Occupancy: Up to 250 guests
An ideal setting for an intimate dinner or small ceremony, the Boardroom boasts natural light, a library, and a terrace with tiered seating.
Occupancy: Up to 40 guests
LT Steak & Seafood
LT Steak & Seafood is a casually elegant New American restaurant, fusing international flavors and techniques from France, Asia & Latin America. Used in its entirety, this striking space can accommodate up to 120 seated guests.
Occupancy: Up to 220 guests
Skyline Penthouse & Terrace
An intimate and romantic retreat perched atop the Art Deco Wing, this loft-style room boasts 1,710 sq ft of space complete with a 1,000 sq ft wrap around terrace, stylishly furnished living areas, a sparkling chandelier, and a Baby Grand piano.
Occupancy: up to 125 guests
Tucked away in the back The Betsy, The Alley is a modern trattoria serving Neapolitan-style pizza, homemade pasta, salads, Italian-style cocktails, beer & wine. An ideal location for a bridal luncheon or rehearsal dinner for up to 50 guests.
Occupancy: Up to 80 guests
The world may be on hold, but your dream wedding doesn’t have to be.
At The Betsy, we’re embracing the opportunities of the present moment to create elevated celebrations on a smaller scale, with the same stunning outdoor spaces, exceptional food, and peerless attention to detail that are the hallmarks of any Betsy event.
A small wedding at The Betsy means heightened personalization and intimate sophistication for you and your inner circle, where enlightened luxury meets an unmatched oceanfront setting. It means letting the magic of your wedding celebration wash over an entire weekend — taking in our live jazz evenings, strolling the beach as the sun comes up, and enjoying the unbeatable exclusivity of a stay in a secluded block of guest rooms reserved just for you and your loved ones.
Magical from beginning to end – that’s our promise. At The Betsy, we share your vision for a stylish, sophisticated wedding that’s been designed just for you. We've already done some of the planning for you, browse our Wedding Collections to start imagining your dream wedding.
Whether it is your rehearsal dinner, welcome reception, or farewell brunch, our menus – conceived and crafted by Chef Tourondel and his team – celebrate international flavors and culinary traditions while lavishing attention on every kind of palate. In need of a cake? We do that too - click here to learn more.
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Gabriela on 10.14.2019
"MY WEDDING WAS ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL AT THE BETSY! EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!!! Not to toot my own horn or the hotels but by far this was the BEST food I've ever had at a wedding. UNBELIEVABLE! And Nicole the coordinator is beyond spectacular, she truly feels like a friend now! And I will never forget my betsy family!"
Ashley on 06.23.2019
"Beautiful Hotel with such great photo and ceremony options. We picked this hotel because of the historical & art deco nature of the hotel and its location. We met one of the owners and he accompanied us on our tour and provided many “fun facts” about the hotel and the area. This extra touch was something that really sold us on The Betsy. The event spaces that held our ceremony, cocktail hr & reception looked amazing and the food was soo good!! Again...the food was SOO GOOD!! The hotel staff was awesome as well. Every staff member I crossed paths with was courteous, polite and friendly."
Vanessa on 04.23.2019
"If you're getting married in Miami this is the way to go!! This venue is perfection. The food is perfection, the space is perfection, the lighting is perfection, the staff is PERFECTION!! The food and drinks were plentiful. Nicole Lopez was amazing to work with, thoughtful and involved every step of the way. The event staff did everything so seamlessly. My wedding day was a literal dream come true, I wouldn't have asked for better service. Absolutely impeccable!!!!"
Juliette on 03.17.2019
"We were so thrilled with our destination wedding at the Betsy Hotel. From the get-go, Nicole Lopez was a thoughtful, thorough, and supportive planning partner. We threw all kinds of ideas at her and she made them happen! When our guest count was trending higher than we had anticipated (!!), she calmly found solutions and assured us that we would still have the day we dreamed of. And all of this while being sensitive and respectful of our budget. Our guests RAVED about the Betsy - we couldn't have asked for a better venue!"
Can we have our ceremony on property or on the beach?
Yes! There is a fee of $1500 plus 7% tax and 23% service charge for ceremonies on property. This includes set up, your choice of ceremony chairs, a table for the officiant, microphone, speaker and audio visual technician. The beach is public property and a proper permit must be secured through the City of Miami Beach. Your Event Specialist can assist with the rental of white folding chairs on the beach for your ceremony and a small round table for your officiant. You are responsible for any additional decor. No electrical equipment is allowed per the City of Miami Beach.
Do you include any decor?
We can assist in arranging décor at an additional cost or your Event Specialist can provide a list of preferred vendors. Should you choose to make these arrangements yourself, kindly supply us with a list of your vendors so that we may assist them in servicing your needs. All vendors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance listing The Betsy as additionally insured
Are there any venue fees?
Our wedding packages include all venue fees. If we are customizing a proposal for you, a venue fee will apply.
What happens in case of rain?
In case of inclement weather, an indoor option is discussed in advance or tenting can be coordinated through the Catering Department. For tenting, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. The final weather call must be made 4 hours before the event start time, depending on the extent of setup needed.
Do we need a wedding planner?
Yes, a wedding planner/coordinator is required to handle all weddings booked at The Betsy-South Beach. This person will serve as the on-site contact and personal liaison between you, all vendors, and the hotel staff. The catering department has a list of preferred planners or you may choose your own. Planners must provide a Certificate of Liability.
Can we bring in our own music?
Full surround sound is available in all venues should you wish to plug in your own playlist. The device with your playlist must be provided. The Betsy-South Beach has an extensive list of Musicians and DJs that can be arranged by the Catering Department. All vendors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance listing The Betsy as additionally insured. *All music is subject to the Noise Ordinances of The City of Miami Beach 1440 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 I 305.531.6100 I [email protected] I www.thebetsyhotel.com
Can we bring in our own food or alcohol?
LT Steak & Seafood caters all events at The Betsy-South Beach. We do not allow outside food and beverage to be served. Menus can be customized as requested and special dietary needs such as allergies, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher is handled through the Catering Department. All beverages must be purchased through the Hotel unless a corkage charge has been pre-arranged through the Catering Department. All Federal, State and Local Laws with regard to food & beverage purchases and consumption are strictly adhered to and enforced.
What is the charge for children?
Meals for children under 12 years of age are available at 50% the menu price. We can also arrange for a special children’s menu.
When is the deposit and final payment due?
The first deposit of 25% is due upon signing. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the event date along with the final guest count. A payment schedule can be created with your Events Specialist should you want to make payments on a monthly basis.
What are the noise restrictions?
All outdoor events with music must end by 11pm to comply with the City of Miami Beach Noise Ordinance. Events can move indoors to continue the festivities as the noise and volume are confined.
How much is parking?
Valet parking is available at a rate of $20 per car during the day and $43 per car for overnight. The charges may be applied to your master account or your guests may be responsible for their own parking charges. If you wish to cover valet parking for vendors, advance notice must be provided to the Catering department. The Betsy-South Beach is not responsible for vendor parking.
When can we schedule the rehearsal?
The hotel will confirm the date and time for the rehearsal one (1) week prior to the wedding. Requests for a specific date and time can be made but the hotel reserves the right to book the space for another event.
Do you offer special rates for guests that want to stay at the hotel?
Yes, we’d be pleased to host a block of rooms for your guests! Our Group Sales Manager can connect with you to establish our best available group rate. Please email [email protected] for more information.
Does the couple get a guest room?
A complimentary suite upgrade is provided to the couple for the duration of their stay when booking a Classic King Room. Events with 50 guests or more receive a complimentary suite for the evening of the event.