THE CRUZ BUILDING, COCONUT GROVE / by Eric Monteiro

The beautiful Cruz Building sits in the heart of Coconut Grove, Miami's "Village by the Bay," a lively, historical neighborhood that attracts many of the city's artists and celebrities.

We count ourselves lucky to have catered some spectacular and memorable weddings, charitable galas and corporate events at the Cruz Building, so we thought we'd highlight a few things that make the place fabulous!

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With its natural keystone and travertine columns, authentic gas-flame lanterns, Gothic stone sculptures, and iron balconies, the façade of the Cruz Building is reminiscent of a French row house.

The 10,000 square foot venue features indoor and outdoor spaces on three levels which can be opened one by one as the evening progresses, or opened all at once allowing your guests to discover this opulent setting and mingle as they please.

Up to 700 guests can fill the entire venue, while capacity for a sit-down dinner is between 100 - 250 people per level, the venue's total depending on how many levels are opened up for seated dining.

Many of the objects decorating the the venue are architectural European and French New Orleans antiques.

 

LEVEL 1 - Grand Staircase Courtyard & English Bar Room

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    The front doors on Commodore Plaza open into this opulent indoor courtyard replete with:

    • Italian cobblestone flooring
    • An impressive 28-foot stained glass atrium ceiling
    • Flickering gas-flame lanterns
    • An array of European architectural antiques
    • A 40 ft intricately carved bar with natural onyx stone counter tops, illuminated from underneath
    • Antique chandeliers

    LEVEL 2 - The Royal Mezzanine & Outdoor Terrace

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    The Grand Staircase ascends to the Royal mezzanine where wrought iron and brass alcoves overlook the lower level.

    Level 2 features include:

    • A unique bar with an Onyx countertop
    • Rich dark wood floors
    • A row of private, paneled booths
    • An outdoor terrace overlooking Commodore Plaza

    LEVEL 3 - Cruz Ballroom & Terraza Del Leon

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    The Cruz Ballroom is opulent,  truly decadent, and can accommodate approximately 250 seated guests, in addition to tables and dancing.

    Features include:

    • Massive stained glass window
    • Tuscan countryside mural
    • Celestial ceilings
    • 40-foot mahogany wood paneled bar
    • Massive, 100-light, bronze chandelier
    • Natural limestone terrace lit by iron and copper lanterns
    • Regal Twin lion sculptures
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