14 Fabulous South Florida Venues to Book for Your Rehearsal Dinner

Considering the many moving parts of planning your South Florida wedding, it can be easy to overlook booking the rehearsal dinner. However, it remains a very special moment for engaged couples and their families. Often, it signifies the first time relatives from each side share a meal at the same table and get to know one another.

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Generally, the atmosphere is more intimate and relaxed than the wedding reception and there are no specific rules to follow. However, choosing a location that offers a different type of atmosphere and menu than your wedding reception is highly recommended. This keeps each event separate and unique. Here are rehearsal dinner venues in the South Florida area perfect for this special day:

A9 Event Space

Known for its modern, stylish vibe and glamorous finishes, A9's 2000 square foot event space is a great mix of industrial and glam. The urban loroom features modern crystal chandeliers, loft ceilings, draping, and LED uplights in your color choice.

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Ballyhoo’s Restaurant

Famous for all-you-can eat stone crabs, char-grilled oysters, fresh yellowtail snapper, sushi-grade tuna, conch fritters, churrasco steak, and homemade Key lime pie, Ballyhoo's offers both inside and patio dining.

Benny’s on the Beach

Located on Lake Worth Pier, Benny’s on the Beach offers breathtaking ocean views, great service and food, and a casual relaxed atmosphere. Benny's offers something for everyone~ breakfast after a beach run, brunch on a lazy tropical afternoon or lunch with family and friends. Benny's offers a unique surfside dining experience that is real Florida at its best.

Café Avanti

For serious Italian dining in relaxed style, Cafe Avanti is in a class of its own. Located in one of Miami Beach's most charming neighborhoods, Cafe Avanti has used divine flavors and luxurious, attentive service to become a Miami Beach institution.

Good, honest Northern Italian specialties are served with a personal touch in an intimate atmosphere, making it the perfect place to celebrate.


A local landmark for 30 years, Christy's can make your special occasion extra special with its great food and exceptional service. 

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Crane’s Beachhouse Hotel and Tiki Bar

Escape the ordinary with Crane’s! Imagine your special day in an intimate, tropical island paradise. Personalized planning assistance by its onsite Event Director helps you design your customized event for groups up to 100 and create a memorable experience and stress-free day for you and your guests.


Guanabanas has grown to become an institution in northern Palm Beach County for three reasons: the lush, tropical setting; great cuisine and cocktails (long gone are the sandwich shop days!); and live music from both national acts and the hottest names in South Florida. Guanabanas is a 100 percent open-air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead, and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Key Largo Conch House

This beautiful award-winning restaurant set in a wooded tropical setting will make a great spot for your rehearsal dinner, or almost any other special event. They can accommodate up to 70 guests. Since it’s not not waterfront, they can cater and set up a events for you at most other beach locations from Key Largo to Islamorada.


In Key West, Mangia Mangia is famous not only for their fresh homemade pasta, but also for creating a nourishing meal that envelops you by sight, smell and taste. 

Old Town Manor

The historic garden setting of the Old Town Manor, located in beautiful Old Town Key West, assures an intimate experience you and your guests will never forget.

Pavilion Grille

This unique venue features tropical fountains, natural palm trees and a romantic white canopy-covered 2,000 square foot dance floor. They offer a wide selection of customized menu choices.

Prime 112

Located in the historic Browns Hotel, the home of Miami Beach’s first hotel built in 1915, Prime 112 is a chef-driven boutique steakhouse that offers an innovative menu in a high-energy environment.

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Red Fish Grill

Enjoy fresh fish at one of South Florida's most romantic restaurants. Housed in an historic building on the beach, Red Fish Grill offers gourmet dining in a unique and breathtaking setting.

The Rum Barrel

 The Rum Barrel evokes the aura of a seafarer's tavern in the very heart of downtown Key West -- the ultimate Caribbean setting for dinners and special events. Planners can choose between indoor and outdoor receptions, from The Rum Barrel's open-air scenic roofto

Posted by Partyspace South Florida on 09/04/2015

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