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Woman's Club of Coconut Grove

Miami , FL

LOCATION

2985 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133 US (map)

PHONE

305-446-2909

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Convienently located in the heart of Coconut Grove, This historic building can be your coral castle for your fairytale wedding! With exceptional service and ammenities, its your one stop... Read more
Convienently located in the heart of Coconut Grove, This historic building can be your coral castle for your fairytale wedding! With exceptional service and ammenities, its your one stop shop for any and all your event needs! Come make your history apart of ours!



Judi Julmisse

Coconut Grove Events
2985 South Bayshore Dr.
Coconut Grove Fl 33133
Email: judi@coconutgroveevents.com
Tel: 305-446-2909
Cell: 786-285-9196
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeurves, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Centerpieces, Chairs, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Eric n Monica
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The Coconut Grove Women's Club made my wife and I's dream wedding come to life. The owners (Leslie & her husband) sat with us and listened to our ideas and what we wanted for our special day. They were by our sides every step of the way from appointments, to adding things, changes, etc. The night of our wedding, every detail we spoke about was carried out to perfection. Our guests as well as us were floored with how beautiful everything came together. The staff was incredible, the food & cake was spectacular & the DJ kept everyone dancing all night. Most importantly, they made us a very happy bride & groom. We recommend this venue to any couple looking for an intimate and magical occasion.
The Coconut Grove Women's Club made my wife and I's dream wedding come to life. The owners (Leslie & her husband) sat with Read more...
The Coconut Grove Women's Club made my wife and I's dream wedding come to life. The owners (Leslie & her husband) sat with us and listened to our ideas and what we wanted for our special day. They were by our sides every step of the way from appointments, to adding things, changes, etc. The night of our wedding, every detail we spoke about was carried out to perfection. Our guests as well as us were floored with how beautiful everything came together. The staff was incredible, the food & cake was spectacular & the DJ kept everyone dancing all night. Most importantly, they made us a very happy bride & groom. We recommend this venue to any couple looking for an intimate and magical occasion. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/20/2011
4.9/5.0
We were looking for a place that would match the rustic vibe we were going for and we definitely found it. This place is beautiful. The wood floor and beams and the fireplace are perfect for a vintage/rustic wedding. The event coordinator, Erika was amazing. She made sure everything went perfect. Our wedding went on without any glitches thanks to Erika. At the end of the night the staff packed to go containers for me and the groom. The place is pet friendly so my husband surprised me by including our yorkie in the wedding. Erika even made sure Bentley (Yorkie) had something to eat and drink. The guests have not stopped talking about the food. Everything was beautiful.
We were looking for a place that would match the rustic vibe we were going for and we definitely found it. This place is Read more...
We were looking for a place that would match the rustic vibe we were going for and we definitely found it. This place is beautiful. The wood floor and beams and the fireplace are perfect for a vintage/rustic wedding. The event coordinator, Erika was amazing. She made sure everything went perfect. Our wedding went on without any glitches thanks to Erika. At the end of the night the staff packed to go containers for me and the groom. The place is pet friendly so my husband surprised me by including our yorkie in the wedding. Erika even made sure Bentley (Yorkie) had something to eat and drink. The guests have not stopped talking about the food. Everything was beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Better than what i imagined! Everything was beautiful and the caterer was amazing.
Better than what i imagined! Everything was beautiful and the caterer was amazing.
Better than what i imagined! Everything was beautiful and the caterer was amazing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Throughout the planning process, Leslie was great! She was very responsive to our emails and always accommodated our visits when we came in from out of town. Similarly, Tim, who supervised our event, was phenomenal! I cannot say enough good things about him. He really did everything in his power to work with our caterers to make our event a success. Everything was beautiful and the space looked incredibly romantic. Everyone complimented us on our unique venue selection. It really was worth the expense and the staff at Coconut Grove Events was superb. Highly recommended!
Throughout the planning process, Leslie was great! She was very responsive to our emails and always accommodated our Read more...
Throughout the planning process, Leslie was great! She was very responsive to our emails and always accommodated our visits when we came in from out of town. Similarly, Tim, who supervised our event, was phenomenal! I cannot say enough good things about him. He really did everything in his power to work with our caterers to make our event a success. Everything was beautiful and the space looked incredibly romantic. Everyone complimented us on our unique venue selection. It really was worth the expense and the staff at Coconut Grove Events was superb. Highly recommended! Read less
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Sharlene
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.8/5.0
We spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect venue that would be unique, elegant, special and cozy - not your typical ballroom. We LOVED this venue, as did our guests. It's not easy to find a historical building in Miami. The Woman's Club is cozy and beautiful in its simplicity. Leslie Rowe and her team were very professional and helped make the event run smoothly. They provided the venue, draping on the ceiling (which was key), lighting throughout and the parking attendant. The draping and lighting were crucial to set the mood. The venue is beautiful, but it needs some touches to make it stand out a bit more... and on 'value' I put 4 stars only because the "touches" each cost quite a bit. It's important to be conscious of the fact that the venue rental fee is one thing, but you'd have to add all the extras (which can really add up). We brought an outside wedding planning/catering company/florist, but Leslie Rowe did offer a great and competitive package. I'd do it here again in a heartbeat.. I'm still in love with "our" special venue.
We spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect venue that would be unique, elegant, special and cozy - not your typical Read more...
We spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect venue that would be unique, elegant, special and cozy - not your typical ballroom. We LOVED this venue, as did our guests. It's not easy to find a historical building in Miami. The Woman's Club is cozy and beautiful in its simplicity. Leslie Rowe and her team were very professional and helped make the event run smoothly. They provided the venue, draping on the ceiling (which was key), lighting throughout and the parking attendant. The draping and lighting were crucial to set the mood. The venue is beautiful, but it needs some touches to make it stand out a bit more... and on 'value' I put 4 stars only because the "touches" each cost quite a bit. It's important to be conscious of the fact that the venue rental fee is one thing, but you'd have to add all the extras (which can really add up). We brought an outside wedding planning/catering company/florist, but Leslie Rowe did offer a great and competitive package. I'd do it here again in a heartbeat.. I'm still in love with "our" special venue. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Private User
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.1/5.0
We just had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Woman's Club. Leslie and Rudy were incredibly helpful throughout the process. Leslie was very flexible in changing the packages to accommodate our vision. We changed the menu multiple times and it never seemed to be a bother. Also, Leslie was quite willing to meet in person and took a great deal of time ensuring that we were comfortable with the decisions we were making.

The biggest negative was the lack of attention to details in the documentation and pricing. The prices add up FAST. There's added charges for nearly everything (draping around the windows, candles on the fireplace, etc.). It took a lot of maneuvering and asking to forgo certain things in exchange for others, but as I said, Leslie was super accommodating to these requests. The pricing was difficult to follow, and we had multiple drafts going on and we had a hard time understanding what was the most up to date. It takes a lot of legwork to make sure all the details are being documented.

The space is beyond beautiful. Beyond the hardwood floors and the gorgeous chandeliers, the selling point was really the carte blanche "dogs allowed". We have two large dogs (70 and 80 pounds each) and kept getting told that it would be impossible to find a space that would allow them to be present beyond the ceremony. Not only were they allowed to be a part of the ceremony, but they were able to stay the entire night through the reception (and were quite the life of the party).

Can't say enough about the catering. It was BEYOND delicious. We had three stations of food and the presentation was gorgeous. The food was out of this world - really can't say enough for that. Plus, the wait staff was superb - always friendly and cheerful and willing to help out in whatever capacity.
We just had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Woman's Club. Leslie and Rudy were incredibly helpful Read more...
We just had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Woman's Club. Leslie and Rudy were incredibly helpful throughout the process. Leslie was very flexible in changing the packages to accommodate our vision. We changed the menu multiple times and it never seemed to be a bother. Also, Leslie was quite willing to meet in person and took a great deal of time ensuring that we were comfortable with the decisions we were making.

The biggest negative was the lack of attention to details in the documentation and pricing. The prices add up FAST. There's added charges for nearly everything (draping around the windows, candles on the fireplace, etc.). It took a lot of maneuvering and asking to forgo certain things in exchange for others, but as I said, Leslie was super accommodating to these requests. The pricing was difficult to follow, and we had multiple drafts going on and we had a hard time understanding what was the most up to date. It takes a lot of legwork to make sure all the details are being documented.

The space is beyond beautiful. Beyond the hardwood floors and the gorgeous chandeliers, the selling point was really the carte blanche "dogs allowed". We have two large dogs (70 and 80 pounds each) and kept getting told that it would be impossible to find a space that would allow them to be present beyond the ceremony. Not only were they allowed to be a part of the ceremony, but they were able to stay the entire night through the reception (and were quite the life of the party).

Can't say enough about the catering. It was BEYOND delicious. We had three stations of food and the presentation was gorgeous. The food was out of this world - really can't say enough for that. Plus, the wait staff was superb - always friendly and cheerful and willing to help out in whatever capacity. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
The venue is classic and beautiful. The CGWC was flexible with my requests and went out of their way to accommodate my requests. The food was superb. Their catering service was friendly and truly the best food I've ever had at a wedding. Thankfully, it was our wedding! I wish the cleanup would've gone a little smoother as I had a few things not returned to me or thrown away. The aisle should've been a little wider so that two ppl can actually fit through easily. All in all, the venue was absolutely perfect for us. I looked at other venues as this was the only one that worked with our budget, provided the elegance and flexibility we wanted. I would definitely recommend it.
The venue is classic and beautiful. The CGWC was flexible with my requests and went out of their way to accommodate my Read more...
The venue is classic and beautiful. The CGWC was flexible with my requests and went out of their way to accommodate my requests. The food was superb. Their catering service was friendly and truly the best food I've ever had at a wedding. Thankfully, it was our wedding! I wish the cleanup would've gone a little smoother as I had a few things not returned to me or thrown away. The aisle should've been a little wider so that two ppl can actually fit through easily. All in all, the venue was absolutely perfect for us. I looked at other venues as this was the only one that worked with our budget, provided the elegance and flexibility we wanted. I would definitely recommend it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.8/5.0
This venue is a beautiful place. Parking is difficult because is in a busy area of Miami (touristy). Its important to tell your guests not to run too late. You will have to pay for everything, they only provide tables. You will pay for chairs, any special lights, lights in the chimney, lights outside etc. At first I was having issues with the staff because they only give you an 8 hr window for everything- set up, party and clean up. I believe the owner is the one that is the most difficult an non accommodating but I worked with Judi who was very nice and helped alot. Since I did everything myself she allowed me to do some of my set up the day before which was a life saver. The rest the Vendors along with my Aunt helped set up the day off the event. It really is a beautiful place to get married in. I would only change their whole 8 hr ridiculousness and just rent the day of the event out. And I would also be a little cheaper on their packages because coconut grove event prices are too expensive, if they were more reasonable I would've done everything through them instead of having all the different vendors.
This venue is a beautiful place. Parking is difficult because is in a busy area of Miami (touristy). Its important to tell Read more...
This venue is a beautiful place. Parking is difficult because is in a busy area of Miami (touristy). Its important to tell your guests not to run too late. You will have to pay for everything, they only provide tables. You will pay for chairs, any special lights, lights in the chimney, lights outside etc. At first I was having issues with the staff because they only give you an 8 hr window for everything- set up, party and clean up. I believe the owner is the one that is the most difficult an non accommodating but I worked with Judi who was very nice and helped alot. Since I did everything myself she allowed me to do some of my set up the day before which was a life saver. The rest the Vendors along with my Aunt helped set up the day off the event. It really is a beautiful place to get married in. I would only change their whole 8 hr ridiculousness and just rent the day of the event out. And I would also be a little cheaper on their packages because coconut grove event prices are too expensive, if they were more reasonable I would've done everything through them instead of having all the different vendors. Read less
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Woman's Club of Coconut Grove responded with the following comments:

Parking is provided at the parking garage two doors over and it is pre arranged by the Club. With the rental only option, the club comes with tables and chairs, which were provided.

We have since changed out 8 hour policy to be more accommodating to our brides.

We apologize that your experience was not everything you imagined.
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/22/2014
3.6/5.0
The venue was very beautiful and well kept, but still keeping an "Old Florida" charm.
The venue was very beautiful and well kept, but still keeping an "Old Florida" charm.
The venue was very beautiful and well kept, but still keeping an "Old Florida" charm. Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
3/7/2015
1.9/5.0
Summary:
Event fine. Staff/administration (Leslie/Rudy) terrible. Venue is nice but BEWARE… if you have any issues with them it is going to be very difficult to communicate and work with them. Poor customer service.

Also: 1) make sure you do your OWN research on the date of the event if you want an outdoor event as their knowledge of local festivals (that may interfere with an outdoor wedding) is poor. 2) the whole process of receiving the refund check has been incredibly frustrating with nothing but hostility and lack of communication from Leslie and the staff at the Women’s Club.

Details:
I am the brother of the bride and paid for the wedding. After the wedding, I asked that the check for the return of the damage deposit be made out to me and sent to my house, I also sent an email and so did my sister (the bride) with my address.

Many unanswered/unreturned phone calls and emails that were promised but never sent later, I discovered that the check had been sent to my sister’s old address (she had already moved). It was another uphill struggle to get Leslie to agree to cancel that check and issue a new one. At which point she called me and stated that they had the check but that is was made out to my sister. Even though they agreed to do so before they then refused to make it out to me. My sister has moved to Texas, and I paid for the wedding. Yet they refuse to give me the refund deposit even with her consent.

In addition, my sister wanted to have an outdoor wedding and the date was checked against the Coconut Grove Events Calendar, and a date was picked with allegedly no conflicts according to Leslie. Lo and behold my mother and I happened to pick up a random newspaper the week before that was advertising the outdoor Beer Festival directly across the street from the Club. So no outdoor wedding, Leslie claimed that the park had not sent her the details, but come on, that is her job to research the dates.
Summary:
Event fine. Staff/administration (Leslie/Rudy) terrible. Venue is nice but BEWARE… if you have any issues Read more...
Summary:
Event fine. Staff/administration (Leslie/Rudy) terrible. Venue is nice but BEWARE… if you have any issues with them it is going to be very difficult to communicate and work with them. Poor customer service.

Also: 1) make sure you do your OWN research on the date of the event if you want an outdoor event as their knowledge of local festivals (that may interfere with an outdoor wedding) is poor. 2) the whole process of receiving the refund check has been incredibly frustrating with nothing but hostility and lack of communication from Leslie and the staff at the Women’s Club.

Details:
I am the brother of the bride and paid for the wedding. After the wedding, I asked that the check for the return of the damage deposit be made out to me and sent to my house, I also sent an email and so did my sister (the bride) with my address.

Many unanswered/unreturned phone calls and emails that were promised but never sent later, I discovered that the check had been sent to my sister’s old address (she had already moved). It was another uphill struggle to get Leslie to agree to cancel that check and issue a new one. At which point she called me and stated that they had the check but that is was made out to my sister. Even though they agreed to do so before they then refused to make it out to me. My sister has moved to Texas, and I paid for the wedding. Yet they refuse to give me the refund deposit even with her consent.

In addition, my sister wanted to have an outdoor wedding and the date was checked against the Coconut Grove Events Calendar, and a date was picked with allegedly no conflicts according to Leslie. Lo and behold my mother and I happened to pick up a random newspaper the week before that was advertising the outdoor Beer Festival directly across the street from the Club. So no outdoor wedding, Leslie claimed that the park had not sent her the details, but come on, that is her job to research the dates. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Woman's Club of Coconut Grove responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. Reviews help us improve the service we offer future brides. We'd like to wish you and Tyler all the best with your future plans and we'd like to wish your brother the best regards.

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