The Spanish Monastery

Location: 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160

Telephone: 305-945-1461

Type: Medieval monastery transported from Spain & rebuilt in the U.S.

Background:

The Ancient Spanish Monastery is unlike any other Miami wedding venue. It's a medieval monastery that was build in the year 1133 AD and was transported from Spain in 1925 & rebuilt in the U.S in 1953 and was called "the biggest jigsaw puzzle in history" by Times Magazine. Today, The Ancient Spanish Monastery offers a truly magical setting for your special day. Their formal gardens showcase over 20 acres of rare palms, Spanish oaks, cycads, banyans, flowering trees, and much more. The Romanesque and Gothic architecture of this beautiful and historic venue provides a dramatic setting for your Spanish Monastery wedding.

 

Make your wedding extra special with its historic ambiance and atmosphere

 

The Monasteries landscaped grounds include five outdoor spaces for weddings along with three beautiful chapels to choose from so that your wedding can be tailored to your budget, the size of your wedding party, and the number of guests. All fees include a one-hour ceremony and half an hour for pictures. The Main Chapel is perfect for weddings with up to 150 guests, and its rental price includes the organist and pipe organ already. Next is the Chapter House, which is a smaller chapel that seats up to 80 guests. The rental fee consists of the organist and portable keyboard. And the last chapel is the French Altar, which is an intimate Chapel for up to 10 guests. The rental fee does not include music. Receptions are most often held in the Cloisters of the 12th century Romanesque and Gothic building. The Cloisters' covered passageways are perfect for a served dinner, buffet dinner, or food stations. The halls surround an open courtyard, which is perfect for music and dancing.

 

Other reception spaces include the Loggia and the Gardens. Unlike any other South Florida location, the formal gardens of the Ancient Spanish Monastery showcase over 20 acres of rare palms, Spanish oaks, cycads, banyans, flowering trees, and much more. The landscaped grounds, with the 12th century Romanesque and Gothic building as a backdrop, will make for an unforgettable event.

 

Event Space: 

Chapel Weddings

With three beautiful Chapels to choose from your wedding can be tailored to your budget, the size of your wedding party, and the number of guests. All fees include a one-hour ceremony and half an hour for pictures.                                                

The Main Chapel is perfect for weddings with up to 150 guests. The rental fee includes the organist and pipe organ. 

The Chapter House is a smaller Chapel which seats up to 80 guests. The rental fee includes the organist and portable keyboard.

The French Altar is an intimate Chapel for up to 10 guests. The rental fee does not include music.


Garden Weddings

Unlike any other South Florida location, the formal gardens of the Ancient Spanish Monastery showcase over 20 acres of rare palms, Spanish oaks, cycads, banyans, flowering trees,  and much more. The landscaped grounds, with the 12th century Romanesque and Gothic building as a backdrop, will make for an unforgettable event.

 

There are five outdoor spaces for weddings: The Loggia, Prayer Well, Banyan Tree, Saviour Garden, and St. John Garden. The Gardens can accomodate up to 300 guests.

 


Receptions

Receptions may be held in the Cloisters (which are the covered passageways that surround an open courtyard), the Loggia or the Gardens. The rental fee is for a three-hour reception. Each additional hour is $500 and may go as late as 12:30 am.

 

A three-hour reception may also be held in the Gardens or Loggia. Additional hours may be purchased for $500 per hour.  An added benefit of holding your event at The Ancient Spanish Monastery is the ability to bring your chosen team of caterers, florists and decorators.


A cocktail hour may be held in the Gardens or Loggia prior to dinner and dancing for $800. 

Parking:  Parking is free for all who visit

Catering: BYO

Accommodations: There are several hotels near the Spanish Monastery. Click HERE to view a link from trip advisor. 

Transportation: Public transportation to the Monastery is limited to the MetroBus. You'll want the routes that go to and from Aventura Mall, but you'll still have a healthy walk to get to the Monastery's West Dixie Highway location.

Here are some of our favorite shots from The Spanish Monastery from Miami Wedding Photographer, Alisa Ferris:

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Contact

(305) 450-4723  

Address

5220 NW 72 Ave #22

Miami, FL 33166

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