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Douglas Entrance Historic Ballroom

Coral Gables , FL

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Coral Gables, FL US
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Linda
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.8/5.0
I booked the Douglas Entrance through my amazing caterer, A Fancy Fiesta Production, and it was a great decision. The price was reasonable compared to other locations, it offered me outdoor ceremony (courtyard and fountain) and indoor reception space (to-die-for ballroom) and even a place for everyone to get ready. The venue itself carries so much history and is full of elegance and beauty - it was perfect for our special day.
I booked the Douglas Entrance through my amazing caterer, A Fancy Fiesta Production, and it was a great decision. The Read more...
I booked the Douglas Entrance through my amazing caterer, A Fancy Fiesta Production, and it was a great decision. The price was reasonable compared to other locations, it offered me outdoor ceremony (courtyard and fountain) and indoor reception space (to-die-for ballroom) and even a place for everyone to get ready. The venue itself carries so much history and is full of elegance and beauty - it was perfect for our special day. Read less
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Adeline
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went off without a hitch on our wedding day thanks to our planner/caterer Exquisite productions! Thank you Jose and Raquel Salcedo!!!!
Everything went off without a hitch on our wedding day thanks to our planner/caterer Exquisite productions! Thank you Jose Read more...
Everything went off without a hitch on our wedding day thanks to our planner/caterer Exquisite productions! Thank you Jose and Raquel Salcedo!!!! Read less
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Yajaira
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful venue for a wedding. We were so glad to have chosen to have both our wedding ceremony and reception there.
Absolutely beautiful venue for a wedding. We were so glad to have chosen to have both our wedding ceremony and reception Read more...
Absolutely beautiful venue for a wedding. We were so glad to have chosen to have both our wedding ceremony and reception there. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue is magnificent. Event Manager Raul Araya is great to work with. He is a true Proffesional.
This venue is magnificent. Event Manager Raul Araya is great to work with. He is a true Proffesional.
This venue is magnificent. Event Manager Raul Araya is great to work with. He is a true Proffesional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The venue is gorgeous. It sets the tone for a very romantic wedding. Not only did we love it but our guests can't stop talking about it.
The venue is gorgeous. It sets the tone for a very romantic wedding. Not only did we love it but our guests can't stop Read more...
The venue is gorgeous. It sets the tone for a very romantic wedding. Not only did we love it but our guests can't stop talking about it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This was the only venue that my husband and I checked out after a recommendation from a friend. We had seen several other venues at other friends' weddings so we had something to compare it to. The venue was beautiful and takes to uplighting wonderfully. It definitely has a historic, romantic feel. We had our cocktail hour outside by the fountain (which can play music from a cd) and our reception in the ballroom. On top of everything else, it is very affordable compared to other venues in Miami. I would definitely recommend this venue.
This was the only venue that my husband and I checked out after a recommendation from a friend. We had seen several other Read more...
This was the only venue that my husband and I checked out after a recommendation from a friend. We had seen several other venues at other friends' weddings so we had something to compare it to. The venue was beautiful and takes to uplighting wonderfully. It definitely has a historic, romantic feel. We had our cocktail hour outside by the fountain (which can play music from a cd) and our reception in the ballroom. On top of everything else, it is very affordable compared to other venues in Miami. I would definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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WeAreGs
Wedding:
2/4/2012
4.8/5.0
This location at first was a compromise between my mother and I as I wanted modern chic and the overall look of the location is not that. I did and do find the location beautiful though. Over time I grew to love it and on the day of the wedding I realized I could not have had our wedding at a better location. The fountain and cocktail area was absolutely gorgeous, and with our decor, it came to life to totally be what I had envisioned. It was modern chic and perfect! Raul was always awesome although a little hard to reach at first (only at first, after our initial meeting and now after the wedding i can reach him in a heart beat) and on the day of the wedding the person left there to make sure all was well and be up to date on time was fantastic. I ended up going over in time by an hour and all I had to do was sign a paper there agreeing to it. I never felt pressured to leave or as if we were being watched like little kids and I really liked that we were given the option of how long the party would be that day. The bridal suite they let you use was extremely helpful for us. LOVED IT!
This location at first was a compromise between my mother and I as I wanted modern chic and the overall look of the Read more...
This location at first was a compromise between my mother and I as I wanted modern chic and the overall look of the location is not that. I did and do find the location beautiful though. Over time I grew to love it and on the day of the wedding I realized I could not have had our wedding at a better location. The fountain and cocktail area was absolutely gorgeous, and with our decor, it came to life to totally be what I had envisioned. It was modern chic and perfect! Raul was always awesome although a little hard to reach at first (only at first, after our initial meeting and now after the wedding i can reach him in a heart beat) and on the day of the wedding the person left there to make sure all was well and be up to date on time was fantastic. I ended up going over in time by an hour and all I had to do was sign a paper there agreeing to it. I never felt pressured to leave or as if we were being watched like little kids and I really liked that we were given the option of how long the party would be that day. The bridal suite they let you use was extremely helpful for us. LOVED IT! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
12/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Doulgas Entrance is such a beautiful location. It is a historic land mark of Miami, right in the entrance to Coral Gables. It is in a private road with its own underground parking garage, so it makes it very convenient for the guests, and economical because I didn't have to hire car services. The outside area near the fountain was very clean and well maintained with the trees surrounding it. The staircase inside was the selling point for me. It is amazing!!! There is a beautiful chandilier hanging there also. The main room upstairs has the most beautiful ceiling work I have every seen. It is so ornate that you do not even have to go crazy decoration, because you don't want to take away from it.
Doulgas Entrance is such a beautiful location. It is a historic land mark of Miami, right in the entrance to Coral Gables. Read more...
Doulgas Entrance is such a beautiful location. It is a historic land mark of Miami, right in the entrance to Coral Gables. It is in a private road with its own underground parking garage, so it makes it very convenient for the guests, and economical because I didn't have to hire car services. The outside area near the fountain was very clean and well maintained with the trees surrounding it. The staircase inside was the selling point for me. It is amazing!!! There is a beautiful chandilier hanging there also. The main room upstairs has the most beautiful ceiling work I have every seen. It is so ornate that you do not even have to go crazy decoration, because you don't want to take away from it. Read less
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tgolden09
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception.
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception.
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception. Read less
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Talia
Wedding:
3/20/2011
4.3/5.0
Raul Araya, the events coordinator for Douglas Entrance was very helpful in answering my questions about the venue. My ceremony and reception were held at the venue and both turned out great. The only downfall with the venue was that I ordered ColdStone for my wedding and because the venue did not have a "traditional" freight elevator the slab could not make it up to the ballroom.
Raul Araya, the events coordinator for Douglas Entrance was very helpful in answering my questions about the venue. My Read more...
Raul Araya, the events coordinator for Douglas Entrance was very helpful in answering my questions about the venue. My ceremony and reception were held at the venue and both turned out great. The only downfall with the venue was that I ordered ColdStone for my wedding and because the venue did not have a "traditional" freight elevator the slab could not make it up to the ballroom. Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue for reception..
Beautiful venue for reception..
Beautiful venue for reception.. Read less
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Giselle
Wedding:
10/2/2010
1.9/5.0
I fell in love with the Douglas Entrance from the moment I walked in, and in the end I don't have regrets doing it there. But there were many bumps and flaws. First Raul is impossible to get a hold of. Everytime I called he was unavailble, and the few times I visited with appointments, I would have to sit and wait for him to be found around building. They say the ballroom can fit up to 250 for sit down, don't believe them. The day before my wedding, Raul instructed the maintenace to turn and set-up the dance floor long ways which eliminated about 5 feet off of each side of the ballroom and made it impossible for me to fit my tables for my 170 guests. Very unhappy with their response to not being able to flip is back around (the direction it has always been) on the day of my wedding, ending with very cramped tables and uncomfortable guests. This of course was devasting to me since I work in architecture and worked very hard on a floor plan using a special design program to stratigically layout the tables and seating in the ballroom so that it would all fit perfectly.
I fell in love with the Douglas Entrance from the moment I walked in, and in the end I don't have regrets doing it there. Read more...
I fell in love with the Douglas Entrance from the moment I walked in, and in the end I don't have regrets doing it there. But there were many bumps and flaws. First Raul is impossible to get a hold of. Everytime I called he was unavailble, and the few times I visited with appointments, I would have to sit and wait for him to be found around building. They say the ballroom can fit up to 250 for sit down, don't believe them. The day before my wedding, Raul instructed the maintenace to turn and set-up the dance floor long ways which eliminated about 5 feet off of each side of the ballroom and made it impossible for me to fit my tables for my 170 guests. Very unhappy with their response to not being able to flip is back around (the direction it has always been) on the day of my wedding, ending with very cramped tables and uncomfortable guests. This of course was devasting to me since I work in architecture and worked very hard on a floor plan using a special design program to stratigically layout the tables and seating in the ballroom so that it would all fit perfectly. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/27/2009
1.9/5.0
I love the Douglas Entrance however I was not pleased with their service. They failed to notify me that the fountain had been broken for a month and I found out the DAY OF my wedding that the fountain was broken, no water inside and my ceremony was supposed to be around the fountain. Also, Raul is difficult to reach. The guards are very rude and they wouldn't even move the nasty black tables/chairs for my ceremony because it was the "smoking area" and they can't do anything without Raul's permission. Raul was never to be found or reached so my wedding pictures have a smoking area in the background. Luckily, the reception in the ballroom went perfect.
I love the Douglas Entrance however I was not pleased with their service. They failed to notify me that the fountain had Read more...
I love the Douglas Entrance however I was not pleased with their service. They failed to notify me that the fountain had been broken for a month and I found out the DAY OF my wedding that the fountain was broken, no water inside and my ceremony was supposed to be around the fountain. Also, Raul is difficult to reach. The guards are very rude and they wouldn't even move the nasty black tables/chairs for my ceremony because it was the "smoking area" and they can't do anything without Raul's permission. Raul was never to be found or reached so my wedding pictures have a smoking area in the background. Luckily, the reception in the ballroom went perfect. Read less
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cristy0583
Wedding:
8/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Douglas Entrance. I had an excellent experience, Raul was a pleasure to work with and was very responsive. It is an incredibly beautiful venue and was perfect for our wedding. I absolutely loved it!
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Douglas Entrance. I had an excellent experience, Raul was a pleasure to Read more...
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Douglas Entrance. I had an excellent experience, Raul was a pleasure to work with and was very responsive. It is an incredibly beautiful venue and was perfect for our wedding. I absolutely loved it! Read less
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EllyERN212
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Raul was a pleasure to deal with. He would always return my calls promptly. He even called us to see the remodeling of the DE once it was completed to show us. The security during the reception was very nice to deal with as well. The fountain outside had already been turned off and we wanted to go take some pictures the security guard went ahead and turned it back on so my Husband and I can take pictures. I would definately recommend this Venue!!!
Raul was a pleasure to deal with. He would always return my calls promptly. He even called us to see the remodeling of the Read more...
Raul was a pleasure to deal with. He would always return my calls promptly. He even called us to see the remodeling of the DE once it was completed to show us. The security during the reception was very nice to deal with as well. The fountain outside had already been turned off and we wanted to go take some pictures the security guard went ahead and turned it back on so my Husband and I can take pictures. I would definately recommend this Venue!!! Read less
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