Weddings & Celebrations
Your Dream Wedding Awaits
- Historic Settings
- Intimate & Grand Spaces
- Waterfront Views
Celebrate your love for one another in one of the most beautiful settings in South Florida. Located along Biscayne Bay with 450 acres of natural beauty and history, Deering Estate offers spectacular settings and views for your special day. Say your vows surrounded by old oaks and historic homes, at the palm-lined edge of Biscayne Bay or beneath sparkling crystal chandeliers.
About Your Experience
From the moment you enter the historical wooden gates and stroll down the lush covered path you enter a world of elegance and serenity. With the view of the Historic Houses Museums along with the beautiful manicured lawn, lined with royal palms and overlooking the quiet waters of Biscayne Bay, Deering Estate offers a variety of settings.
You have the flexibility to bring in your own specially-selected team of caterers, florists, and decorations, to create and customize the wedding you have always dreamed of! Our Special Event Staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Their experience is at your disposal to assist you in making decisions for your event.
- Endless waterfront views
- Natural Beauty and Historic Architecture
- Exclusive Evening Rental Options
- Flexible Catering, Photography & Vendor Options
- Ideal for Small to Large Groups
- 3 Large Outdoor Venue Spaces
- Elegant Indoor Add on
- Unique Indoor and Outdoor Alcoves
Overlooking the quite waters of Biscayne Bay, the Front Lawn is surrounded by history and natural elegance. Most popular for ceremonies and large outdoor reception, the historic homes act as your backdrop as you walk down the aisle and the moon rises over the bay as you have your first dance!
Max Capacity: 1000+
For a unique option, art, history and architecture come together in the elegant Stone House Museum. Host an intimate ceremony in the historical and elegant Great Hall with black and white checkered floors and opulent chandeliers or allow your guest to immerse themselves in the history of the Stone House during your cocktail reception as they stroll through the first and second floors. The indoor Stone House Museum can be added on to the Historic Grounds Evening Rental or reserved on its own for a Ceremony Only option.
Max Capacity: 80 for Ceremony
150 for Cocktail Reception
Enjoy dinner and dancing under the stars in the Court Yard, bordered by lush gardens, old oaks wrapped in string lights and two historical homes.
Max Capacity: 300
With a perfect mix of coastal elegance, the Royal Palm Grove features a large meadow adjacent to towering royal palms tress with views of Biscayne Bay and the Historical Stone House. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the shade as they enjoy the breeze coming off the bay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to make an appointment for an onsite or virtual site tour?
Yes; An appointment is required to ensure availability and to not interfere with ongoing events. For your convenience we offer both in person tours and live virtual tours. Based on availability, walk-ins or last minute requests for virtual tours are welcome. Site tours last anywhere from 30 min – one hour.
To schedule an appointment please complete the inquiry form here.
What are the event hours?
Evening events may begin immediately after the estate closes at 5:00pm with music off no later than 11:00pm and all guests must leave by 11:30pm. If you are interested in a daytime event please contact our special events office to see what rental options and times are available.
Can I bring my own vendors?
Yes, Deering Estate is just the venue and gives you the flexibility to bring in your own specially selected team of outside vendors, such as caterers, florists, decorations, and other service providers— you can customize and create the event you have always dreamed of! Our Resource Guide has some caterers/vendors listed that have worked with us in the past and are familiar with our rules and regulations.
Is there an indoor option at Deering Estate?
Yes, you can host an intimate ceremony in the historical and elegant Stone House Great Hall with black-and-white checkered floors and crystal chandeliers, or transport your guests back in time and allow your guest to immerse themselves in the history of the Stone House during your cocktail reception as they stroll through the first and second floors. The Historical Stone House is available as a ceremony-only option for small ceremonies or as an add-on to the Historical Grounds option for small ceremonies and strolling cocktail receptions.
In the case of inclement weather, what happens to an outdoor wedding?
Tents may be set-up in most outdoor event areas. The Special Events Coordinator must be notified if the permittee chooses to have a tent three days in advance.
Are wedding ceremony rehearsals permitted?
Yes, but must be scheduled with the special events staff and are limited to 30 guests.
What happens if Deering has to close due to COVID-19?
We understand that during these uncertain times you might be concerned on how the current events will affect your future wedding plans. At this time we anticipate Deering Estate to be operational in the fall of 2020 and moving forward. We will continue to monitor things as they evolve and maintain communication with those who may be effected. In the event Deering Estate will have to close and will not be able to host your wedding on its scheduled date, we will be happy to work with you to find alternative dates to host your special day.
Get in Touch
Schedule a Walk-Thru
Schedule a Virtual or On-Site Walk-Thru
Christina Cotto, Event Manager
(305) 235-1668, press 1, then dial ext. 247
Submit a Question or Schedule a Walk-Thru
Need more information? Simply fill out our inquiry form below and we will get back to you.