Historical Estates in Miami
The Deering Estate
The Deering Estate is a preserved example of Miami in the 1920’s. It’s a registered landmark, a stunning event location, a museum and an ecological gem.
The Estate is part of a state-protected park, spread across 444 acres of coastal Miami and offers everything from canoe tours, bird walks, hiking and eco-tours. But it’s the Estate itself and the waterfront grounds that will have you dreaming of the event possibilities.
This charming Stone House Ballroom with it’s checkered floors and ornate ceiling opens to the veranda and would be an ideal lunch spot following a guided tour of the buildings and grounds.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Build between 1914 and 1922, this was the winter home of farming manufacturer James Deering. Yep! The son of the man who built the Deering Estate.
Villa Vizcaya is on of the most intact remaining examples from an era when the nation’s most successful entrepreneur-built estates were inspired by the stately homes of Europe.
Vizcaya features a Main House filled with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), and mangrove shore. This Estate is closer to Miami if you are prioritizing shorter transfer times and the home and stunning gardens have long been event location favorites.