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Facility Rentals FAQs

  • Facility Rentals FAQs

What time is the museum available for rentals?
Vizcaya is available for rental in the evening only, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. These hours can be extended to one a.m. at the latest, with an additional charge of $1,500 per hour.

What is Vizcaya’s capacity, both indoors and out?
Vizcaya is best suited for smaller events. The available areas inside the Main House can accommodate up to 100 seated guests. The East Terrace, which overlooks Biscayne Bay, can accommodate up to 300 seated guests.

What areas are available for a ceremony, cocktail party and reception?
Ceremonies can be held in the gardens, or in the Courtyard of the Main House. Cocktail parties can be held either in the Courtyard of the Main House, the gardens, or the terraces that overlook Biscayne Bay. Smaller receptions (100 guests or fewer) may be held in the Courtyard of the Main House.

Larger receptions (100 guests or more) may be held on the terraces that overlook Biscayne Bay and Vizcaya’s historic gardens. Tenting is recommended for events held on the upper East Terrace.

Does Vizcaya handle catering, rentals, and/or décor?
Vizcaya provides the location only and does not handle the catering/rental/décor aspect of your event. Vizcaya will supply a list of companies that are familiar with our property and its policies.

Do we need to use vendors from your list?
Although not required, we highly recommend the use of vendors that are familiar with Vizcaya’s policies.

What is the price range for caterers on your recommended list?
Prices vary widely depending on menu and caterer selected.

At what time can set-up of evening rentals begin?
Since we are open to the public during the day, set up may not begin until 3 p.m. on the upper East Terrace, 4 p.m. in the gardens, and 5:15 p.m. in the Courtyard of the Main House. For those clients who require more time, earlier set-ups are available on the East Terrace for an additional fee.

Does Vizcaya provide parking for my guests, what is the fee, and how far is the parking lot to the entrance?
Vizcaya’s parking lot provides 125 spaces and is included in the evening rental fee. The parking lot is roughly 300 feet from the Main House. For larger events, additional parking is available across South Miami Avenue from the Main House.

Do you have electrical capabilities available outside for musicians, bands and/or sound and lighting companies?
There is a 200 amp (3) phase tie-in for the East Terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay and also for the Garden Mound.

Is there access by boat from the Bay?
Vizcaya does not permit access from the water.

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