Best Holiday Party Spots in Downtown Coral Gables
It may feel early to start planning your holiday outings and events but for those of you who make the decisions about where your company, family, friends or Secret Santa get together, you know that it’s never too early to reserve the spot of your choice at a hotel or restaurant. Secure your reservation and cross something off of your list before the post-Black Friday madness begins and be ahead of the curve this year.
Coral Gables’ restaurants have a wide range of spots to host your event in a private setting whether it’s an intimate dinner or a large cocktail party, join in the holiday spirit in our Downtown this year.
Seasons 52 will customize a menu for you and your party from their seasonal favorites. Host your holiday event in one of their private dining spaces with the help of their personal events coordinators, wine pairings from their sommelier, valet parking, and even sound, light and temperature control. Finish with a flight of “mini indulgences” tiny sweets that will appeal to everyone like mini Key Lime Pie and a Belgian Chocolate S’mores.
321 Miracle Mile
At Cibo Wine Bar on Miracle Mile there are three options for private dining; book out their Milano, the private dining room for up to 18 people for a seated dinner, the Salerno, which seats 12, or even book the full venue for up to 200 people to sit and dine or 500 people to sip and mingle. Treat your party to authentic rustic Italian with perfect wine pairings in a sophisticated setting.
45 Miracle Mile
Larger groups will be pleased to discover the two private dining rooms at Fleming’s that can be connected into one larger private room seating up to 85 guests. At Fleming’s they’re comfortable providing an upscale classic dining experience anchored by Chef Pablo’s perfect execution of dishes like filet mignon, prime bone-in ribeye, or prime tomahawk steaks topped with the signature butter of your choice. Go a different way and order the truffle poached lobster or jumbo lump crab meat. Pair your pick with a martini and kick off the holidays the right way!
2525 Ponce de Leon
At Bulla, a popular Spanish gastrobar on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, they know a thing or two about hosting events. If you visit this restaurant regularly, you know that they regularly host parties in their upstairs private dining room and patio. The space is lovely, with patterned tiles and large windows for a sunny, breezy feel whether it’s day or night. Tapas are the perfect party food, order up tablas of cured meats and cheeses, sangria or specialty cocktails and more.
Zucca knows Italian food. If you’re dreaming of an Italian Christmas, reserve your private party in their sophisticated dining room or bar and lounge area underneath Hotel St. Michel. Set the stage with an array of salumi, formaggi and their signature fiore di zucca (squash blossoms) and then feast on regional dishes that are artfully executed.
162 Alcazar Ave
This classic Miracle Mile restaurant has endless options for event space, one for every type of party. There’s the Library, a quaint room with an artificial fireplace, bookshelves on the walls, and old-timey décor that will transport you to the Irish countryside. The Print Room provides an array of open space, perfect for buffets and mingling, plus small balconies that overlook the restaurant’s bar seating. The Snug is exactly what the name implies – a snug space to celebrate the holidays with your very closest friends and family. Planning a large shindig for lots of folks? You’re in luck because John Martin’s has a private event room on the second floor that can accommodate banquet seating, cocktail parties, and more. You can even arrange for your own private bartender in the upstairs space. Work out custom menus for your party with staff and cheers to the holidays!
253 Miracle Mile
Those who book early at Bellmont are rewarded book your holiday party by September 30th and your flamenco show is on the house. At Bellmont, they put style, sophistication, and comfort first, they are happy to make accommodations to make your vision come to life. Whether it’s a formal sit down dinner for up to 80 guests or a cocktail party for up to 120, this family-owned and operated venue will offer a taste of authentic Spanish hospitality.
339 Miracle Mile
Hotels & Event Spaces
If you’re hosting a larger holiday gathering, maybe you have a huge family or are in charge of deciding on your corporate holiday meetings and festivities, don’t overlook these special venues in Coral Gables, perfect for large group dining and entertaining:
The Coral Gables Museum offers several interior and exterior event spaces to take your gathering to the next level. Set up in this historic building from 1939 that was given a major overhaul and renovation in 2010. Nestled amongst the coral stone walls, architectural details and surrounded by the history of Coral Gables you can set up in one of the galleries, the open-air loggia or the plaza out front with the help of their expert events team who have cut their teeth with onsite weddings, corporate events, concerts, cultural festivities and more.
285 Aragon Ave
Hotel Colonnade has more than 23,000 square feet of room for hosting events and activities. If you’re a local, it’s quite possible you’ve attended a wedding or event in the grand ballroom, a circular room with a beautiful fountain as a centerpiece, but there is a wealth of additional space in rooms and venues throughout the building.
180 Aragon Ave
With 254 sleeping rooms available, the Hyatt Regency is an excellent option for those who would like to comfortably sleep a large group of out-of-towners onsite. There are 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including 15 venues for events of any size. For a traditional Coral Gables feel, ask about the George Merrick Boardroom, if you’re going for an open-air experience to celebrate the cool weather months of Miami, look into the Court of Lions.
50 Alhambra Plaza