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Harriet Himmel Theatre

West Palm Beach , FL

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West Palm Beach, FL US
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Sarvenaz
Wedding:
2/17/2017
5.0/5.0
Nothing on my Pinterest board could even come close to how beautiful the Harriet Himmel Theater looked when I walked into it on my wedding day. Every detail was set up exactly as requested, and thanks to the amazing staff I didn't have to worry about anything on my wedding day. The venue is so beautiful it barely even needs added decor, and even so, the venue adds in features like candles along the entire wall and free custom lighting. Doug Brown, the owner and caterer, is exactly the type of person every couple needs when planning a wedding. He has tons of experience, is calm and easygoing, and is always quick to respond. And as for the food - it was absolutely delicious! Just the appetizers were enough to leave a lasting impression on the guests, not to mention the multiple courses that came afterward. I am craving their food again just thinking about it. Being in the heart of CityPlace is another special touch for this venue. Most of our guests were from out of town, and they got to experience a special part of Palm Beach thanks to the location of this venue. With my strict budget I never expected to be able to 'have it all' for my wedding, but this venue made it all a reality.
Nothing on my Pinterest board could even come close to how beautiful the Harriet Himmel Theater looked when I walked into Read more...
Nothing on my Pinterest board could even come close to how beautiful the Harriet Himmel Theater looked when I walked into it on my wedding day. Every detail was set up exactly as requested, and thanks to the amazing staff I didn't have to worry about anything on my wedding day. The venue is so beautiful it barely even needs added decor, and even so, the venue adds in features like candles along the entire wall and free custom lighting. Doug Brown, the owner and caterer, is exactly the type of person every couple needs when planning a wedding. He has tons of experience, is calm and easygoing, and is always quick to respond. And as for the food - it was absolutely delicious! Just the appetizers were enough to leave a lasting impression on the guests, not to mention the multiple courses that came afterward. I am craving their food again just thinking about it. Being in the heart of CityPlace is another special touch for this venue. Most of our guests were from out of town, and they got to experience a special part of Palm Beach thanks to the location of this venue. With my strict budget I never expected to be able to 'have it all' for my wedding, but this venue made it all a reality. Read less
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Carolina
Wedding:
1/27/2017
5.0/5.0
After several months of visiting venues and seeing options within our price range we stumbled upon the Harriet Himmel. Immediately the gorgeous chandeliers and candlelit background caught my eye. I wanted a romantic venue but something different from the regular South Florida hotel weddings. After my wedding, everyone raved about how beautiful and romantic our venue was and our church, Holy Trinity which was also right down the street and had the same dark wood romantic look. Doug from Ovations was amazing from beginning to end. I did not have a wedding coordinator which made me uneasy but Doug made sure I did not have to worry about anything. He was very attentive and helpful with my many questions, so easy to work with, and his team went above on beyond to make sure hubby and me had a smile and a champagne glass all through the night. The balcony at the Harriet Himmel was very convenient as we had a cigar roller – this was a huge hit. The food was great (the prime rib was amazing), the service was excellent, and knowing that CityPlace will always have a special place for us every time we walk by is the cherry on top. I would definitely recommend the Harriet Himmel to other brides out there as it was one of the best decisions I made towards planning my dream wedding! <3 CS
After several months of visiting venues and seeing options within our price range we stumbled upon the Harriet Himmel. Read more...
After several months of visiting venues and seeing options within our price range we stumbled upon the Harriet Himmel. Immediately the gorgeous chandeliers and candlelit background caught my eye. I wanted a romantic venue but something different from the regular South Florida hotel weddings. After my wedding, everyone raved about how beautiful and romantic our venue was and our church, Holy Trinity which was also right down the street and had the same dark wood romantic look. Doug from Ovations was amazing from beginning to end. I did not have a wedding coordinator which made me uneasy but Doug made sure I did not have to worry about anything. He was very attentive and helpful with my many questions, so easy to work with, and his team went above on beyond to make sure hubby and me had a smile and a champagne glass all through the night. The balcony at the Harriet Himmel was very convenient as we had a cigar roller – this was a huge hit. The food was great (the prime rib was amazing), the service was excellent, and knowing that CityPlace will always have a special place for us every time we walk by is the cherry on top. I would definitely recommend the Harriet Himmel to other brides out there as it was one of the best decisions I made towards planning my dream wedding! <3 CS Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/30/2016
5.0/5.0
After looking at several hotel venues and unconvinced by their regidity we found the Harriet Himmel. Doug, the manager, met us at the door and from the start it was a great experience. The venue is absolutely beautiful, with large chandeliers and Spanish colonial characteristics. But even more significant was the staff. Doug was amazing, he has a lot of experience, offers great ideas and is extremely supportive. We booked the venue a year in advance and he stayed in touch with us throughout. We had a few meetings with him and he was also gave us great advise and support. His staff on the day was also amazing, very attentive and caring, they made sure it was a very smooth experience. Chef Christine made the food and it was delicious! We had a private tasting - just the two of us which made it very special. The food on the day tasted great, exactly as it did during the tasting. She even made two extra portions for us to take to the hotel after the party! They made the whole experience even more special. All the guests commented how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly everything ran. Words cannot express how thankful we are to Doug, Christine and their staff!
After looking at several hotel venues and unconvinced by their regidity we found the Harriet Himmel. Doug, the manager, Read more...
After looking at several hotel venues and unconvinced by their regidity we found the Harriet Himmel. Doug, the manager, met us at the door and from the start it was a great experience. The venue is absolutely beautiful, with large chandeliers and Spanish colonial characteristics. But even more significant was the staff. Doug was amazing, he has a lot of experience, offers great ideas and is extremely supportive. We booked the venue a year in advance and he stayed in touch with us throughout. We had a few meetings with him and he was also gave us great advise and support. His staff on the day was also amazing, very attentive and caring, they made sure it was a very smooth experience. Chef Christine made the food and it was delicious! We had a private tasting - just the two of us which made it very special. The food on the day tasted great, exactly as it did during the tasting. She even made two extra portions for us to take to the hotel after the party! They made the whole experience even more special. All the guests commented how beautiful the venue was and how smoothly everything ran. Words cannot express how thankful we are to Doug, Christine and their staff! Read less
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Rachelle
Wedding:
12/3/2016
5.0/5.0
DREAM TEAM! I cannot say enough positive things about Doug and the Harriet Himmel Theatre. This was the second venue we looked at and booked right away. Doug makes the entire process so easy and after meeting with him, I knew I was in good hands. You can clearly see the passion and love he has for the business and he puts in his all! He knows a lot of venders in the industry and after talking to me suggested a florist and cake bakery that he knew would fit our style and personality. Everything on the wedding day was absolutely perfect and we never had to worry about a thing. I never thought that my own wedding would be the least stressful wedding I had ever been in. On top of getting Doug when booking the Harriet Himmel, the venue itself is breathtaking! The wood beams and chandeliers give it a classic and romantic look. I would recommend Doug and the Harriet Himmel theatre a million times over! Amazing amazing! And the food was so good, we still have guests telling us how good the food was and what a great wedding we had 3 months later, and we owe it all to Doug! Thank you!!
DREAM TEAM! I cannot say enough positive things about Doug and the Harriet Himmel Theatre. This was the second venue we Read more...
DREAM TEAM! I cannot say enough positive things about Doug and the Harriet Himmel Theatre. This was the second venue we looked at and booked right away. Doug makes the entire process so easy and after meeting with him, I knew I was in good hands. You can clearly see the passion and love he has for the business and he puts in his all! He knows a lot of venders in the industry and after talking to me suggested a florist and cake bakery that he knew would fit our style and personality. Everything on the wedding day was absolutely perfect and we never had to worry about a thing. I never thought that my own wedding would be the least stressful wedding I had ever been in. On top of getting Doug when booking the Harriet Himmel, the venue itself is breathtaking! The wood beams and chandeliers give it a classic and romantic look. I would recommend Doug and the Harriet Himmel theatre a million times over! Amazing amazing! And the food was so good, we still have guests telling us how good the food was and what a great wedding we had 3 months later, and we owe it all to Doug! Thank you!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/2/2016
5.0/5.0
PERFECTION! That is the only word I need to describe our wedding at the Harriet Himmel Theater. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning and unique, Doug Brown and his entire staff are AMAZING! From the moment I walked into the venue for the first time (takes your breath away!), to our tasting with Doug and Chef Christine, to the very end of our wedding day, Doug and his staff were so attentive, accommodating and treated us like royalty. Doug was so calming, funny and answered all my questions when I needed him. The day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly, as the bride and groom we had two servers for just the two of us! We didn't need to ask for anything, even if the ice started to melt a little in our water, we blinked and we had a new one! Chef Christine and Ovations Catering created a flawless menu, the portions are huge compared to other weddings I've attended, your guests will not leave hungry! All of our guests are still talking about how much they loved the venue, the food and the staff! If I could relive the day over and over, I would not change a thing!
PERFECTION! That is the only word I need to describe our wedding at the Harriet Himmel Theater. Not only is the venue Read more...
PERFECTION! That is the only word I need to describe our wedding at the Harriet Himmel Theater. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning and unique, Doug Brown and his entire staff are AMAZING! From the moment I walked into the venue for the first time (takes your breath away!), to our tasting with Doug and Chef Christine, to the very end of our wedding day, Doug and his staff were so attentive, accommodating and treated us like royalty. Doug was so calming, funny and answered all my questions when I needed him. The day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly, as the bride and groom we had two servers for just the two of us! We didn't need to ask for anything, even if the ice started to melt a little in our water, we blinked and we had a new one! Chef Christine and Ovations Catering created a flawless menu, the portions are huge compared to other weddings I've attended, your guests will not leave hungry! All of our guests are still talking about how much they loved the venue, the food and the staff! If I could relive the day over and over, I would not change a thing! Read less
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Serena
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
The first time I saw this venue I fell in love with it, but when i walked in to our reception on the day of with all the decorations, lights, and table settings, it truly took my breath away. This venue has so much character and originality that no ordinary hotel ballroom could ever have. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the wedding was, and honestly, it was because of this venue! Throughout the whole planning process, Doug and his staff were amazing. From day one Doug went above and beyond to make our day exactly what we wanted from planning to setup to a couple of days of hiccups, he handled everything without me even having to worry. Our cake (ordered from a separate company) got dinged in transportation, and Doug was on it and covered it with flowers before I even had time to notice! The food was wonderful, our guests commented on how delicious it was, and the staff made the whole reception so much fun for us and our guests. We even had a staff member dedicated to serving the bride and groom getting us anything we needed! I would 100% recommend having your wedding here!
The first time I saw this venue I fell in love with it, but when i walked in to our reception on the day of with all the Read more...
The first time I saw this venue I fell in love with it, but when i walked in to our reception on the day of with all the decorations, lights, and table settings, it truly took my breath away. This venue has so much character and originality that no ordinary hotel ballroom could ever have. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the wedding was, and honestly, it was because of this venue! Throughout the whole planning process, Doug and his staff were amazing. From day one Doug went above and beyond to make our day exactly what we wanted from planning to setup to a couple of days of hiccups, he handled everything without me even having to worry. Our cake (ordered from a separate company) got dinged in transportation, and Doug was on it and covered it with flowers before I even had time to notice! The food was wonderful, our guests commented on how delicious it was, and the staff made the whole reception so much fun for us and our guests. We even had a staff member dedicated to serving the bride and groom getting us anything we needed! I would 100% recommend having your wedding here! Read less
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isabella
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Doug as his staff are incredible! I would recommend them over and over and over!
Doug as his staff are incredible! I would recommend them over and over and over!
Doug as his staff are incredible! I would recommend them over and over and over! Read less
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Peggy
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
I recommend 100% the Harriet Himmel Theater for a wedding venue. The venue was built in 1929 as a church and then became a theater and is now used for events. The history of the building is quite unique, and the decor still has an old, vintage feel with the outside lending itself for beautiful pictures. The Himmel is the centerpiece for CityPlace, which is great for our out-of-town guests having everything in one place. We are having both the ceremony and the reception there. Couldn't asked for a more perfect place. Doug Brown, the venue coordinator, is such a pleasure to work with. We were allowed to bring in our own decorations at no additional charge, which was a huge savings when on a limited budget. He gave us some great suggestions, but he is allowing us to stay true to our design as well.
I recommend 100% the Harriet Himmel Theater for a wedding venue. The venue was built in 1929 as a church and then became a Read more...
I recommend 100% the Harriet Himmel Theater for a wedding venue. The venue was built in 1929 as a church and then became a theater and is now used for events. The history of the building is quite unique, and the decor still has an old, vintage feel with the outside lending itself for beautiful pictures. The Himmel is the centerpiece for CityPlace, which is great for our out-of-town guests having everything in one place. We are having both the ceremony and the reception there. Couldn't asked for a more perfect place. Doug Brown, the venue coordinator, is such a pleasure to work with. We were allowed to bring in our own decorations at no additional charge, which was a huge savings when on a limited budget. He gave us some great suggestions, but he is allowing us to stay true to our design as well. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Could have a asked for as better venue!
Could have a asked for as better venue!
Could have a asked for as better venue! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We would just like to say what an incredible pleasure it was working with Doug Brown. He was the man in charge of making our wedding PERFECT! The Harriet Himmel Theater is a perfect mix of classic elegance and modern fun!

This location is a prime wedding spot. My guests were FLOORED at the beauty of our reception hall. I felt like a princess. Doug was so easy to get a hold of, answered all my questions, and was always offering his services. Anything that I needed, Doug was right there for me. On the actual day of the reception, we had a disaster with our cake topper. Within literally 2.5 seconds, he fixed it by taking of the topper and putting some flowers on top of it. Also, the staff is just incredible. We were busy taking pictures with the photographer and the staff made sure to put aside some hors d' oeuvres for my husband and I so we had something to eat, which was very thoughtful.

I really couldn't have asked for a better reception hall or better service. My husband and I felt at ease knowing Doug and his team were taking care of everything. What I liked most about the whole wedding process was that NOT ONCE did Doug talk to me or make me worry about something UNLESS I absolutely needed to know something. He kept me in the loop of things and was very patient with me.

I could tell that this was the place where I wanted my reception to be the minute I walked in. Doug has a great sense of humor and he just knew what I wanted. He was super easy to work with and to talk to. He is very friendly. To me, the venue was gorgeous and amazing, but what made it perfect was the people I had to work with, which was Doug and Christine. I can say that without a doubt, if they were difficult, I would have passed up the opportunity to hold my reception there because I like very easy going and simple people who make my life easy.

If anyone has any questions, please email me, aubrey4410@yahoo.com. This venue comes with my HIGHEST recommendation!! Thank you, Doug!!
We would just like to say what an incredible pleasure it was working with Doug Brown. He was the man in charge of making Read more...
We would just like to say what an incredible pleasure it was working with Doug Brown. He was the man in charge of making our wedding PERFECT! The Harriet Himmel Theater is a perfect mix of classic elegance and modern fun!

This location is a prime wedding spot. My guests were FLOORED at the beauty of our reception hall. I felt like a princess. Doug was so easy to get a hold of, answered all my questions, and was always offering his services. Anything that I needed, Doug was right there for me. On the actual day of the reception, we had a disaster with our cake topper. Within literally 2.5 seconds, he fixed it by taking of the topper and putting some flowers on top of it. Also, the staff is just incredible. We were busy taking pictures with the photographer and the staff made sure to put aside some hors d' oeuvres for my husband and I so we had something to eat, which was very thoughtful.

I really couldn't have asked for a better reception hall or better service. My husband and I felt at ease knowing Doug and his team were taking care of everything. What I liked most about the whole wedding process was that NOT ONCE did Doug talk to me or make me worry about something UNLESS I absolutely needed to know something. He kept me in the loop of things and was very patient with me.

I could tell that this was the place where I wanted my reception to be the minute I walked in. Doug has a great sense of humor and he just knew what I wanted. He was super easy to work with and to talk to. He is very friendly. To me, the venue was gorgeous and amazing, but what made it perfect was the people I had to work with, which was Doug and Christine. I can say that without a doubt, if they were difficult, I would have passed up the opportunity to hold my reception there because I like very easy going and simple people who make my life easy.

If anyone has any questions, please email me, aubrey4410@yahoo.com. This venue comes with my HIGHEST recommendation!! Thank you, Doug!! Read less
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