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Rusty Pelican

Key Biscayne , FL
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LOCATION

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149 US (map)

PHONE

305-361-3818

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Most Sought after Location in all of South Florida. With Breathtaking Views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami Skyline, the Rusty Pelican has become the First Choice of people who will... Read more
The Most Sought after Location in all of South Florida. With Breathtaking Views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami Skyline, the Rusty Pelican has become the First Choice of people who will settle for only the Best. Come see why this Landmark Location continues the be a South Florida Favorite for nearly 50 Years. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1970
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
80
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.6
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4.7/5.0
4.4/5.0
4.6/5.0
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Even though our wedding is still months away, I really felt the need to write about how excited and grateful we are to be working with Ana Cofino at the Rusty Key Biscayne. She has been beyond amazing. My fiance and I live in Chicago, which makes planning our wedding a bit more challenging. The Rusty Pelican's beauty ofcourse speaks for itself. Ana sat with us for hours and made sure all of our thousands of questions were answered. She really took the time to help us plan our wedding at the Rusty. She was warm, relatable and very professional. Ana walked us step by step through all the details of the contract and put everything we discussed into writing in a folder for us to take home. Because of Ana, we had no hesitations to sign at the Rusty.

I highly encourage anyone looking for a wedding venue to look into the Rusty Pelican.
Even though our wedding is still months away, I really felt the need to write about how excited and grateful we are to be Read more...
Even though our wedding is still months away, I really felt the need to write about how excited and grateful we are to be working with Ana Cofino at the Rusty Key Biscayne. She has been beyond amazing. My fiance and I live in Chicago, which makes planning our wedding a bit more challenging. The Rusty Pelican's beauty ofcourse speaks for itself. Ana sat with us for hours and made sure all of our thousands of questions were answered. She really took the time to help us plan our wedding at the Rusty. She was warm, relatable and very professional. Ana walked us step by step through all the details of the contract and put everything we discussed into writing in a folder for us to take home. Because of Ana, we had no hesitations to sign at the Rusty.

I highly encourage anyone looking for a wedding venue to look into the Rusty Pelican. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Since the moment I saw the ballroom and that amazing view at the Rusty Pelican I knew I had my venue! The Rusty has the best view in Miami by far! Ana Maria was so nice and professional the whole time. She always answered all my questions in a timely manner. The ballroom is amazing especially at night with the Miami skyline. Everyone was also raving about how good the food was. It was definitely not your typical "wedding food", one perk of having your wedding at an actual restaurant. The only thing is they are strict with certain requests like having confetti on the dance floor, or having a sparkles or confetti send off. They did not let us do that! But other than that you cannot go wrong!
Since the moment I saw the ballroom and that amazing view at the Rusty Pelican I knew I had my venue! The Rusty has the Read more...
Since the moment I saw the ballroom and that amazing view at the Rusty Pelican I knew I had my venue! The Rusty has the best view in Miami by far! Ana Maria was so nice and professional the whole time. She always answered all my questions in a timely manner. The ballroom is amazing especially at night with the Miami skyline. Everyone was also raving about how good the food was. It was definitely not your typical "wedding food", one perk of having your wedding at an actual restaurant. The only thing is they are strict with certain requests like having confetti on the dance floor, or having a sparkles or confetti send off. They did not let us do that! But other than that you cannot go wrong! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
My husband and I went to see this location after seeing a handful of Eekk venues and a few OK ones.. when I walked in I knew I could have my dream wedding here. The process was easy, within 2 days my contact was signed and the prepping started. It was a wonderful experience.
My husband and I went to see this location after seeing a handful of Eekk venues and a few OK ones.. when I walked in I Read more...
My husband and I went to see this location after seeing a handful of Eekk venues and a few OK ones.. when I walked in I knew I could have my dream wedding here. The process was easy, within 2 days my contact was signed and the prepping started. It was a wonderful experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Amazing view and venue and fabulous food. The day of was a DREAM! The reason it didn't give them all 5 stars was because of some issues with attention to detail in the contract negotiations. Make sure you have everything in writing!
Amazing view and venue and fabulous food. The day of was a DREAM! The reason it didn't give them all 5 stars was because Read more...
Amazing view and venue and fabulous food. The day of was a DREAM! The reason it didn't give them all 5 stars was because of some issues with attention to detail in the contract negotiations. Make sure you have everything in writing! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/3/2015
4.6/5.0
I loved the way my wedding came together. They did a great job making me dream and reality. And the view....that was the real winner! Exceptional service, food, view, and overall venue.

They are very strict and not at all flexible on the rules of the venue. Make sure all your vendors have liability insurance before you book because the venue requires from all vendors. Unfortunately, we didn't know that and had to cancel our plans with one. Ask a ton of questions before you book anything.
I loved the way my wedding came together. They did a great job making me dream and reality. And the view....that was the Read more...
I loved the way my wedding came together. They did a great job making me dream and reality. And the view....that was the real winner! Exceptional service, food, view, and overall venue.

They are very strict and not at all flexible on the rules of the venue. Make sure all your vendors have liability insurance before you book because the venue requires from all vendors. Unfortunately, we didn't know that and had to cancel our plans with one. Ask a ton of questions before you book anything. Read less
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Giovanna
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception at the rusty pelican. This venue is absolutely gorgeous and I really had my fairytale wedding. The guests are still talking about how great the food was how great the views were are how beautiful the wedding was! Everything really turned out perfect!
I had my ceremony and reception at the rusty pelican. This venue is absolutely gorgeous and I really had my fairytale Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception at the rusty pelican. This venue is absolutely gorgeous and I really had my fairytale wedding. The guests are still talking about how great the food was how great the views were are how beautiful the wedding was! Everything really turned out perfect! Read less
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Alessandra
Wedding:
9/14/2014
4.8/5.0
My wedding reception turned out perfectly thanks to the staff at Rusty Pelican. They made sure to take care of us and our guests. Their service was impeccable. My husband and I we're worry free the entire time and were able to enjoy our reception to the fullest. Highly recommend this venue for wedding reception.
My wedding reception turned out perfectly thanks to the staff at Rusty Pelican. They made sure to take care of us and our Read more...
My wedding reception turned out perfectly thanks to the staff at Rusty Pelican. They made sure to take care of us and our guests. Their service was impeccable. My husband and I we're worry free the entire time and were able to enjoy our reception to the fullest. Highly recommend this venue for wedding reception. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/17/2014
2.0/5.0
The only stressful experiences I had throughout my year of wedding planning were caused by the Rusty Pelican. There were several things that were informed to me during my initial meeting (before booking the venue) that were then changed later on, including the price of the premium beverage. They mistakenly worded the price in the 2013 wedding package, which was what was informed to me during the initial meeting, they then corrected this in their 2014 package and refused to honor what had been initially informed. So please make sure to receive everything in writing, specifically when dealing with Ana Colfino. Two weeks before my wedding while I was at my Bachelorette weekend getaway I received a call saying that they had double booked the Terrace where my ceremony would be taking place... my options were to move my ceremony downstairs or change my time.... this was informed to me two weeks before (so that I couldn't move my wedding to a different venue) even though they knew about it months in advance. In the end they got the other party to move their event and the conflict was resolved but it ruined my bachelorette weekend (I received a 3% discount on my event for the inconvenience) . The day of my wedding they had an event booked in the same ballroom during the day giving all of my vendors only 2 hrs to set up. Also, the food was served 45 minutes late reducing the dancing time (even though I reviewed the timeline with Ana countless times). In the end, I had a beautiful wedding. The views were amazing, the food was great. However, it is not worth to spend your hard earned money on a place that (1) cares about quantity not quality (if they could they would book 10 events per day), (2) is not honorable (they really don't care to honor their words), (3) doesn't give you the value for the money you're paying. There are many beautiful places in Miami, take your money elsewhere.
The only stressful experiences I had throughout my year of wedding planning were caused by the Rusty Pelican. There were Read more...
The only stressful experiences I had throughout my year of wedding planning were caused by the Rusty Pelican. There were several things that were informed to me during my initial meeting (before booking the venue) that were then changed later on, including the price of the premium beverage. They mistakenly worded the price in the 2013 wedding package, which was what was informed to me during the initial meeting, they then corrected this in their 2014 package and refused to honor what had been initially informed. So please make sure to receive everything in writing, specifically when dealing with Ana Colfino. Two weeks before my wedding while I was at my Bachelorette weekend getaway I received a call saying that they had double booked the Terrace where my ceremony would be taking place... my options were to move my ceremony downstairs or change my time.... this was informed to me two weeks before (so that I couldn't move my wedding to a different venue) even though they knew about it months in advance. In the end they got the other party to move their event and the conflict was resolved but it ruined my bachelorette weekend (I received a 3% discount on my event for the inconvenience) . The day of my wedding they had an event booked in the same ballroom during the day giving all of my vendors only 2 hrs to set up. Also, the food was served 45 minutes late reducing the dancing time (even though I reviewed the timeline with Ana countless times). In the end, I had a beautiful wedding. The views were amazing, the food was great. However, it is not worth to spend your hard earned money on a place that (1) cares about quantity not quality (if they could they would book 10 events per day), (2) is not honorable (they really don't care to honor their words), (3) doesn't give you the value for the money you're paying. There are many beautiful places in Miami, take your money elsewhere. Read less
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naomi
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.4/5.0
The venue and food were impeccable. The location is absolutely stunning. The food was impressive and was not banquet quality at all. We didn't even have anything fancy, just the airline chicken breast which was not dry! The passed appetizers were amazing. Lots of guests raved about them. A server came and brought us our own plate. All of the servers were very attentive. I am so glad we had our wedding at the RP. The location cannot be beat. If I had to complain about one thing, it would be promptness in replying to emails and phone calls. They are clearly very busy and have lots of business. However, on your special day, they make you feel like you are their only client.
The venue and food were impeccable. The location is absolutely stunning. The food was impressive and was not banquet Read more...
The venue and food were impeccable. The location is absolutely stunning. The food was impressive and was not banquet quality at all. We didn't even have anything fancy, just the airline chicken breast which was not dry! The passed appetizers were amazing. Lots of guests raved about them. A server came and brought us our own plate. All of the servers were very attentive. I am so glad we had our wedding at the RP. The location cannot be beat. If I had to complain about one thing, it would be promptness in replying to emails and phone calls. They are clearly very busy and have lots of business. However, on your special day, they make you feel like you are their only client. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Would highly recommend Rusty Pelican. Renovated to a crisp modern look, Panoramic View of the bay and City Skyline. Staff is great and professional, food taste great.
Would highly recommend Rusty Pelican. Renovated to a crisp modern look, Panoramic View of the bay and City Skyline. Staff Read more...
Would highly recommend Rusty Pelican. Renovated to a crisp modern look, Panoramic View of the bay and City Skyline. Staff is great and professional, food taste great. Read less
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