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Deering Estate at Cutler

Miami , FL
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16701 SW 72 Ave.
Miami, FL US 33157 (map)

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305-235-1668

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
The Deering Estate is a gorgeous venue! Perfect for the bride that wants to bring in her own vendors and coordinate everything. They are really strict on the rules - no candles, stakes in the ground, forklifts, cars inside the estate, etc, but since it is an historic site, it is understandable. Even though it rained right before the ceremony, the venue was still gorgeous, and we even got amazing pictures with a rainbow over the water. The staff was helpful and very easy to work with!
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Lara
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous venue and professional events team. Comped our site visit as well as everyone for our rehearsal. We had planners from their preferred vendor list (Events on a Budget), so they knew the routine with what was acceptable and not as far as set up, noise, hours, etc. There are a lot of rules, for example I was surprised to learn you cannot drop flower petals (or anything for that matter), on the lawn/aisle. With such a stunning back drop for our ceremony we didn't mind sticking to the rules they have in place. They did allow set up of vintage furniture for cocktail hour and heat lamps for our dinner in the courtyard. Whenever we called they got back to us the same day, and were always pleasant!
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Janessa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Gorgeous location!! My wedding was absolutely gorgeous!! Location is beautiful I had the reception by the water and reception inside.. Everyone loved the location. I got beautiful pictures.. Only one small issue is since the location is a historical site there is many rules and regulations.. Make sure you go over all rules before booking so you don't get any surprises... However despite the rules location and staff is great! If I had to do it over again I wouldn't change anything... I loved the location and was very happy with the venue for my reception!
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say! I love this venue! We had a fabulous wedding here! Thank you~!
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Cecily
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Between the amazing weather, the beautiful view of the water, the stone house and the courtyard, I definitely had my fairytale wedding. The great part is, that in one location you technically have 3 different venues. I had my ceremony by the water, cocktail hour at the courtyard and reception in the stone house. All my guests were completely blown away!
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Linda
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I first visited the Deering Estate back when I was touring my different wedding venues. It was my last stop for the day, after visiting a couple of country clubs. As soon as my mother, sister and I entered the gates to the estate our jaws immediately dropped and that is when I knew I had to get married there. The long walkway with the high tree canopy over it, the Stone House, the Richmond Cottage, the huge royal palms and view of Biscayne Bay made this place stand out so much. It just felt different than any other place. The Deering Estate is elegant, but not over the top and it has so much natural beauty that it really cannot be beat, and the views of the water make it a perfect waterfront location without sand! My guests still can't stop talking about how amazing of a place it was, and it is wonderful that you get the location to yourself for the evening. I knew I wanted a ceremony and reception location all in one, so that guests didn't have to drive somewhere in between and the deering estate was perfect. The transition from the lawn for the ceremony, to the porch and lawn for cocktail hour, to the courtyard (STUNNING) for the reception, and then inside the ballroom for dancing made it so perfect. This is the perfect place for a dream wedding!
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gabriel
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
awesome and luxurious place!! everything was amazing
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Yenise
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Few places are as beautiful and picturesque as The Deering Estate at Cutler. The views of the water, the regality of the house, the dance floor inside the mansion, the palmtree-lined walkways...I could go on and on. This place is hands-down one of the most beautiful locations in all South Florida to have a wedding. Book early because a lot of other brides think this way as well!!!
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Liz
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.6/5.0
Deering is absolutely beautiful! It is a bit pricey and they do have a lot of rules, but absolutely worth the breathtaking views and grounds. The bathrooms could use a little sprucing up, but I absolutely recommend this venue if you are looking for a unique, beautiful space. Other than Vizcaya, there is nothing else that even comes close.
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Loren
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The Deering Estate is such a beautiful location. Jenna is awesome to work with and very helpful.
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Bait and Switch
Wedding:
2/11/2012
4.6/5.0
The venue is beautiful. I received many compliments from my guests.
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Maria
Wedding:
1/28/2012
4.2/5.0
Deering is a great venue for the wedding. Jenna was very flexible in meeting some last minute preparations. The grounds were clean and very well maintained. The walk to where the ceremony is a bit long, but otherwise the premises are amazing. Deering does has some restrictions regarding the reception so it is important to read the guidelines. All in all, Deering is a beautiful place to have a wedding and captures the great essence of the Biscayne Bay.
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Eleni
Wedding:
1/8/2012
3.7/5.0
The deering estate is probably one of the most beautiful places to have your wedding. I personally had my reception in the courtyard and it was a dream come true! Nevertheless, they have many restrictions, such as not being able to put poles to put lights or orbs, there cannot be any open flames, and you cannot put petals on the floor. These are just a few of the many restrictions they impose on you, if you are planning to go with them, just make sure you are aware of the restrictions before you make your final decision.
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Z
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.4/5.0
Deering Estate is such a gorgeous place! it couldnt have been more perfect for my romantic wedding. We had many out of town guest so I wanted them to experience the beauty of Miami with all of the palm trees and water. People are still talking about how gorgeous the venue was and how hey felt like they were in a beautiful villa. I'm happy with my decision to have my wedding here but I must say the wedding planning was so stressful because the list of rules was pages and pages long...some of the rules were understandable and some completely rediculous. Not allowing music outside or uplighting inside were some that I really had a struggle with. Another negative was that one of the guards was very rude at the end of the wedding...the dj went over the end time by a couple of minutes because the guest encouraged him to play one more song and the guard basically made a scene having the dj turn off all music mid song. He couldve been more discrete about it or just waited 1 more minute for the song to be over.
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CrystalDiaz51
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Those Deering Brothers sure knew how to live large. While James was importing Italian marble for his little winter cottage, Vizcaya, brother Charles was building this sprawling bayside mansion. The 1922 estate included…
When me and my formally Fiancé visit the Venue, We knew this was going to be our venue!! The staff was the best.
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stefany
Wedding:
10/1/2011
1.9/5.0
deeding its beautiful however, the management team does not do a good job at maintaining the place or taking care of issues that are brought up before weddings, the mosquito, wasps situation in deeding its horrible and management doesn't care about it. they also are constantly changing the rules and days before the event you need to change your plans. the best about deeding its how beautiful it is.
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Brooke256
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding at Deering was incredible. I first went to Deering when I was 12 or 13 with my father, an attorney, for a bar association event. I remember how beautiful it was in this rustic, majestic, old Florida sort of way. I decided then and there that Deering was where I wanted to get married. My own wedding day was far more beautiful than that evening and far more magical than anything I had imagined.

While many brides I talk to have always had Viscaya on their minds as a number one choice, I think the Deering's smaller size and history made the affair a bit more intimate. Also, because it is rustic and natural beauty, rather than brilliant chandelier sparkle beauty, our decor really looked spectacular and was not overshadowed by the venue.

The staff at Deering was incredibly accommodating in terms of flexing their normal rules to suit my vision of the wedding.

I have talked to some brides that were concerned with the shabby bathrooms (it is a public park owned and operated by Miami Dade County), but we handled that by ensuring they were clean, that each bathroom was appropriately decorated with our flowers and offered a nice collection of soaps, lotions, hairspray, etc. so that it had a nicer feel for guests.

We had the ceremony outside facing the water despite warnings that it had rained earlier in the day and the grass may be flooded. I decided to risk the possibility of additional rain and have the ceremony on the grass but set back a little farther than where we had planned (the grass was still a little wet). We were in luck, it did not rain and the ceremony was beautiful. It was at 5:45 in September and a little warm so we gave all the guests fans and lemonade basil drinks. The pictures show amazing yellow light falling down behind my father and I as we walked down the aisle.

I highly recommend this venue to anyone considering it. Another nice thing with selecting this venue is the fact that the funds spent go back to Miami Dade Public Parks.
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munecita6
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.4/5.0
I dreamed of getting married here since I was a small child and my dream came true. It is a beautiful location and the amazing views are practically uncomparable. There was a change in coordinators after I booked the event. There were some promises made to me that were not fufilled but I learned my lesson and next time I will get everything in writing! The new coordinator did try very hard to accomodate some of the requests though. Regardless the wedding turned out beautifully and was everything I had dreamed of and more. My guests came from all over the US and were floored by the beautiful venue. The value is a little off because there are other venues in South Florida in the same class and price range but offer much more amenities. Nevertheless it is worth every penny spent and it is a histirical site so you can expect to pay a little more than average.
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capt
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.9/5.0
The venue was a beautiful. There wasn't one person that didn't tell me how beautiful this place was. For what you pay you get a really large area for the wedding. I had the cocktail party out on a lawn right in front of the water. Then the dancing was inside what they call the stone house. Which the walls & ceiling are beautiful. Then the dinner was at the courtyard right in front of the stone house. So you get a large area to use for the price. I had a lot of children at my wedding and they were able run & play on the lawn b/c it was a large area and parents didn't have to tell their kids to behave like you would if you were at a smaller venue.
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G.G.
Wedding:
12/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Besides being a beautiful venue, the employees are very courteous and are always willing to help with any issues..I was very pleased with the staff the day of the wedding..The securitys were very friendly and professional...Truly an exceptional place to have your wedding..=) ts a little expensive but at the end of the day it is a beautiful venue and the scenery is spectacular!
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n22109
Wedding:
2/21/2009
4.0/5.0
Deering Estate is BEAUTIFUL!
Its extremely hard to get a hold of the event coordinator.
There was also trash around the lawn that I had friends picking up during the rehearsal the day before the wedding and when the wedding ceremony was being setup.

Despite its flaws, the views are gorgeous! I still wouldn't have picked another place despite its flaws.
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Mrs.Perry
Wedding:
2/7/2009
3.6/5.0
The venue itself is amazing , the view is priceless . Leslie was hard to reach but Candy was very helpful and responsive . I was called the day before the wedding and told there was spackle on the walls inside the house , because the house was under reconstruction . Leslie asked if this would be a problem and said no but I wondered would it of made a difference if it was ? They weren't going to fix it , so why call ? I wouldn't of even noticed , extra stress I didn't need. Other than that the wedding was amazing , I would do it again in a heart beat.
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Andrea
Wedding:
2/24/2008
3.8/5.0
A beautiful and breath taking venue. Just make sure that you have a back up plan because of the weather.
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Happily Married
Wedding:
12/30/2007
4.6/5.0
Deering Estate truly turned my wedding into a fairytale. We had many guests from out of town that ooh'ed and ahh'ed at the gorgeous scenery such as the bay, the palm trees, and the enchanting historic estate. We were lucky that it didn't rain as most of the events took place outside. The one complaint was that during Christmas season they have many christmas decorations and a huge Christmas tree in the ballroom which they did not let us remove. However, everything else was great!
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/6/2006
5.0/5.0
This place is an absolute dream!!! Leslie, the wedding coordinator, is really helpful and it was such a pleasure working with her.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Deering Estate is an incredibly special and unique venue (spectacular views, beautiful grounds and charming, historical home) and we loved every minute of our wedding there. The only drawback in service is Leslie in the event's dept. but her colleague, Candy, was wonderful and made sure our special day was perfect.
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