Dedicated to hosting stylish weddings in an historic location, The National Hotel is a Miami wedding venue for adults only. It’s a unique blend of timelessness, sophistication and character, that still highlights Miami’s signature beach party atmosphere. We asked Ivette Davalos, Director of Sales & Catering at The National Hotel, to share more about this beautiful Miami wedding venue and what couples can expect when booking the hotel for their special day.
GO: If you had to describe The National Hotel in three words, what would they be? What makes the property special?
A: Legendary, timeless, and unforgettable style.
The National Hotel is an adults-only beachfront oasis that captures the essence of the Art Deco era.
GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: With the demand ever-changing, we have coordinated weddings within a matter of two weeks to as far out as two years.
GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: Our wedding specialist is with the couple from the pre-planning stage, to the site tour, to the contracting phase up until the day of the wedding.
GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: We can accommodate a hotel buyout of 137 rooms with a two-night minimum stay, and a full Aqua Pool buyout with the maximum capacity of 150 guests for a seated dinner, or 400 guests for a reception style dinner.
GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: For ceremonies, the Compass Pool, Garden Deck, Aqua Pool and National Hotel Beach are available; and for receptions, the Oval Room, Garden Deck, Martini Bar & Lounge, and Aqua Pool are available.
GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that The National Hotel offers a couple?
A: The bride and groom receive a bridal suite the night of the wedding with discounted rates. There are suite upgrade options for the parents of the couples, and discounts on rehearsals and farewell brunches. Also, the exclusivity aspect on the day of the wedding as the hotel only hosts one wedding per day.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your customized wedding menu options.
A: We offer three packages that includes a plated dinner, buffet dinner, and our WOW menu that includes plated, buffet, and stations. We can also customize packages based on food and beverage preferences and/or price points, as long as the minimum food and beverage spends are met.
GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does the property offer couples and their guests that set you apart from other Miami wedding venues?
A: The full focus of the National Hotel is our National wedding couple with one direct point person to assist their every need. From group blocks, onsite events, offsite event assistance, transportation, and beach activities, the couple just lets us know what is needed or requested and we can take it from there.