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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

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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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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
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding at the Rusty Pelican this past weekend and I was BLOWN AWAY by everything provided to us. Alejandra Gallo was my coordinator and I must give her a lot of credit for answering my hundreds of emails, questions, and last minute changes that took place a few days before the event. She was flexible with us on many issues and was extremely professional and upbeat each time she interacted with myself, my mom, or my wedding planner. Not to mention (even with some rain) the views are spectacular with the Miami skyline surrounding the venue. The service was highly attentive and the food was served promptly and even with 250 people there were no problems. My pickiest friends told me they thought all of the food was exceptional. Lastly, my wedding planner informed me the staff behind the scenes were highly professional and coordinated well with her and all of the vendors which ensured a smooth transition of the nights events. I feel very fortunate to have had an INCREDIBLE wedding at this venue with people who have lots of experience with large events. You cannot go wrong at the Rusty Pelican.
I just had my wedding at the Rusty Pelican this past weekend and I was BLOWN AWAY by everything provided to us. Alejandra Read more...
I just had my wedding at the Rusty Pelican this past weekend and I was BLOWN AWAY by everything provided to us. Alejandra Gallo was my coordinator and I must give her a lot of credit for answering my hundreds of emails, questions, and last minute changes that took place a few days before the event. She was flexible with us on many issues and was extremely professional and upbeat each time she interacted with myself, my mom, or my wedding planner. Not to mention (even with some rain) the views are spectacular with the Miami skyline surrounding the venue. The service was highly attentive and the food was served promptly and even with 250 people there were no problems. My pickiest friends told me they thought all of the food was exceptional. Lastly, my wedding planner informed me the staff behind the scenes were highly professional and coordinated well with her and all of the vendors which ensured a smooth transition of the nights events. I feel very fortunate to have had an INCREDIBLE wedding at this venue with people who have lots of experience with large events. You cannot go wrong at the Rusty Pelican. Read less
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Livia
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
The Banquet Room at the Rusty Pelican looked impressive, beautifully decorated, with that extraordinary view of the Bay, unique of this venue.

The service level of the entire staff was optimal, with many of our guests commenting about the special attention they felt they received at all times. We particularly appreciated the catering manager's presence from the time we arrived until we felt very comfortable that every aspect was under absolute control.

The food was of extraordinary quality and taste, from the hors d'oeuvres, diligently passed around by the servers, to the main menu and dessert.

Having the perfect weather, which allowed a most spectacular view of the Biscayne Bay, absolutely delighted our guests, many having experienced a particularly cold winter up north.

We also appreciate the great logistical coordination with the other vendors, allowing us to enjoy the party without any worries.

Great place for any important event in your life!!
The Banquet Room at the Rusty Pelican looked impressive, beautifully decorated, with that extraordinary view of the Bay, Read more...
The Banquet Room at the Rusty Pelican looked impressive, beautifully decorated, with that extraordinary view of the Bay, unique of this venue.

The service level of the entire staff was optimal, with many of our guests commenting about the special attention they felt they received at all times. We particularly appreciated the catering manager's presence from the time we arrived until we felt very comfortable that every aspect was under absolute control.

The food was of extraordinary quality and taste, from the hors d'oeuvres, diligently passed around by the servers, to the main menu and dessert.

Having the perfect weather, which allowed a most spectacular view of the Biscayne Bay, absolutely delighted our guests, many having experienced a particularly cold winter up north.

We also appreciate the great logistical coordination with the other vendors, allowing us to enjoy the party without any worries.

Great place for any important event in your life!! Read less
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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
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Mrs. Thompson
Wedding:
1/15/2015
2.8/5.0
I had my wedding here 1/15/15, my sister who lives in Miami picked this venue for me, I had never been there before because I don't live in Miami. We got married outside where we had the view of the Miami skyline as the sun set. It was on a week night and they still had people sitting very close to the wedding ceremony and you could hear their conversations from our spot, it didn't feel very private, the music playing overhead on the speakers was very loud, I could hear the vows because I was standing next to the officiant but my guests told me later they had trouble hearing her even though she was speaking very loudly the music playing (not music I chose, random pop music the restaurant was playing ) and the nearby conversations were very distracting. The cocktail hour was nice. The food was good (that's what you would expect from a good restaurant) everything else was okay. If I knew more and could go back in time I would have picked the Venue myself and picked a place I could tour and see before my wedding but oh well! I trusted my sisters judgement and it turned out okay but not 100% perfect like I would have liked. I'm lucky I got to marry the love of my life (I would have eloped with him actually it was the original idea we had) regardless of where or how and the weather was perfect and for all of that we are blessed. Also our photographers were awesome and made the experience great. (Organic moments Photography).
I had my wedding here 1/15/15, my sister who lives in Miami picked this venue for me, I had never been there before Read more...
I had my wedding here 1/15/15, my sister who lives in Miami picked this venue for me, I had never been there before because I don't live in Miami. We got married outside where we had the view of the Miami skyline as the sun set. It was on a week night and they still had people sitting very close to the wedding ceremony and you could hear their conversations from our spot, it didn't feel very private, the music playing overhead on the speakers was very loud, I could hear the vows because I was standing next to the officiant but my guests told me later they had trouble hearing her even though she was speaking very loudly the music playing (not music I chose, random pop music the restaurant was playing ) and the nearby conversations were very distracting. The cocktail hour was nice. The food was good (that's what you would expect from a good restaurant) everything else was okay. If I knew more and could go back in time I would have picked the Venue myself and picked a place I could tour and see before my wedding but oh well! I trusted my sisters judgement and it turned out okay but not 100% perfect like I would have liked. I'm lucky I got to marry the love of my life (I would have eloped with him actually it was the original idea we had) regardless of where or how and the weather was perfect and for all of that we are blessed. Also our photographers were awesome and made the experience great. (Organic moments Photography). 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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