Chairs and couches inside the Miami Beach Convention Center

Safe, spacious and sophisticated special events at the Miami Beach Convention Center

(MIAMI, FL) – September 24, 2020 – As buildings across Miami Dade County reopen at reduced capacities, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) has developed and deployed health and safety measures to support social events at the venue, inviting event planners and brides-to-be to explore the venue’s many offerings for weddings, holiday parties, and private events.

With over 1.4 million square feet of beautiful and divisible event space (and a variety of indoor/outdoor options) the MBCC has the space you need to achieve social distancing for any private event. Weddings, private parties, holiday receptions and more can enjoy the Grand Ballroom, the Sunset Vista or one of the many junior ballroom spaces as sophisticated and safe options for private events.

Sodexo and Centerplate’s program Together We Rise details companywide food and beverage safety measures that support easy catering and concessions. MBCC’s exclusive catering by Centerplate features Chef Ismael Lasalle’s custom menus highlighting locally sourced ingredients and South Florida’s rich flavors. Tastemaker and influencer Steven Haas helps MBCC’s clients design unforgettable event experiences. MBCC’s delicious menu offerings are beautifully served by Centerplate with elegance, presentation and tons of flavor. MBCC’s revamped food and beverage service invites you to celebrate with confidence!

MBCC Ready reopening plans detail the rigorous venue health and safety measures deployed to reduce the risk of transmission and return to live events, highlighting the venue’s 1.4 million square feet of flexible event space and 9-acres of surrounding green space to achieve social distancing for events of all types and sizes, including private social events.

The MBCC’s Grand Ballroom offers the most flexible and sophisticated space for safe social distancing at private parties and special events. With 60,000 square feet of dynamic ballroom space, glamorous event design options are endless. Reserve the Grand Ballroom for the main event and enjoy the adjoining Prefunction Area (18,000 sq. ft.) for cocktail hour or welcome drinks. Explore indoor and outdoor options on the Grand Ballroom Terraces overlooking Collins Canal Park’s tropical garden views. The Grand Ballroom offers secure and separate private entry for guests to complete the VIP experience.

The Sunset Vista Ballroom also offers adjoining Prefunction (10,000 sq. ft.) and Terrace (11,000 sq. ft) space to support flexible event designs, healthy social distancing, and spectacular sunset views. With 20,000 square feet of dynamic event space and private entry for a seamless guest experience, the Sunset Vista Ballroom brings celebrations to life in the heart of Miami Beach. MBCC’s flexible junior ballrooms (ranging in size from 12,000 to 16,000 square feet) and sunlit prefunction spaces and lobbies support easy and secure access into the venue, promoting a safe and healthy guest flow for a variety of event types.

The Grand Ballroom Terrace and the Sunset Vista Terrace overlook 9-acres of lush green space comprised of Collins Canal Park, Pride Park and historic Carl Fisher Clubhouse. The outdoor spaces on the City Center Campus surrounding the MBCC provide additional healthy event solutions to accommodate gatherings and celebrate together safely.

Customizable event layouts support social distancing for a wide range of guest counts, while health and safety measures give guests the confidence needed for an unforgettable event experience in the MBCC’s lavish ballrooms. Surrounded by 9-acres of green spaceadorned with inspirational artwork by Miami Beach’s Art in Public Places program, and walking distance to some of Miami Beach’s best shopping, culture, and entertainment (and beaches!), the MBCC’s dynamic ballrooms are perfect for your next special event.

Prime dates are available, contact us today at [email protected] (or call 786-459-8017) for the space you need. Request custom menus and food & beverage service packages by contacting [email protected].

MBCC’s other reopening measures include recent awarding of GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation supporting comprehensive cleaning and disinfection protocols with third-party validation. MBCC Health Ambassadors facilitate the event planning process. MBCC staff participates in the City of Miami Beach’s MB Standard program, undergoing regular COVID-19 testing, health screenings and more. MBCC has also added new physical and digital, permanent and portable signage throughout the venue that reinforce CDC recommended practices. Learn more about the MBCC’s Venue Measures on our website.

The MBCC established the MBCC Recovery Task Force in order to develop and implement fundamental practices and procedures which adhere to local public health recommendations (including those from the City of Miami BeachMiami Dade CountyState of FloridaCDC and WHO), while also incorporating venue industry best practices and recommendations from Spectra Venue ManagementSodexo-Centerplate, Smart City NetworksEverlast Productions and 1st Class ValetPrior to the development of the Reopening Plan document, the Task Force released the MBCC’s Recovery Plan (comprised of Guiding Principles & Metricsas well as Venue Measures), in support of practices that protect the collective health and pave the way for a safe return to live events. Learn more about the MBCC’s Venue Measures on our website.

Some videos linked in this article were captured prior to the coronavirus pandemic and may not reflect the current venue measures in place, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

The (MBCC) is the centerpiece to Miami Beach’s meetings and conventions industry. Reimagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program, 9-acres of public green space that can serve as incremental event space, and much, much more.

For general information, visit or call 786-276-2600. Learn more about the MBCC’s Venue Measures on our website. For booking inquiries, contact [email protected]Visit the GMCVB for a virtual tour of the MBCC. Follow MBCC on FacebookInstagramYou TubeTwitter and Linked In.


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