The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building Est. Prior to 1930

169 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL, United States

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The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building
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Party in style at this highly sought-after Miami hot spot, a former bank that’s now the place to be. 
Two ballrooms with vaulted ceilings and more than enough space that radiate with elegant decor and upper-class vibes.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Historic Building
Other
Views
Cityscape
Style
Art Deco
Classic
Elegant
Fanciful
Glamorous
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Alfred I. Dupont Building is Miami’s only Art Deco skyscraper and a representation of Depression Moderne architecture. Built in 1939, the restored mezzanine level began serving as an elegant special event space in 2001.
A former bank headquarters, the 22,000-square-foot space with two distinct ballrooms boasts wall-to-wall marble flooring, hand-painted cypress wood ceilings, original brass scrollwork on gates, and original teller windows and bank vaults.
 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Additional Hours (over 4-hours)- $250.00
Additional Guests (Over 250 guests)- $15
Restoration Fee- $995-$1,595
Refundable Damage & Repair Deposit- $5,000
Sales Tax- 7%

 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
600
Buffet
550
Standing
1200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Opened on Christmas Day, 1939, THE ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, designated an Historic Landmark in 1992 and became a Dade Heritage Trust Inductee in 1999. 

Dubbed the "USS Neversink" during World War II, when it served as Fleet Headquarters for the 7th Naval Command, the iconic tower was the first skyscraper constructed in Miami after the completion of the Dade County Courthouse in 1928, signaling the city's economic recovery from the Great Depression. The immaculately detailed interior decoration of the Depression Moderne-style building features hand-wrought iron, bas-relief elevator doors and hand-painted ceilings featuring the history of South Florida, Seminole Indian motifs and local flora and fauna.

Comprising the entire 22,000 square foot Mezzanine Level of the Building. The former Florida National Bank's details include bas relief elevator doors, wall-to-wall marble floors, hand painted Cypress wood ceilings, detailed scroll work and intricately detailed brass gates and grates have earned it a spot on numerous "Miami's Best" lists.

The Venue is divided into two distinct ballrooms as well as two service corridors accessing both sides of the Venue. In addition to its' use as a venue, the Mezzanine Level has also been utilized as a location for countless movies, television shows, commercials and print advertisements

Design:
As you enter the North Ballroom from the brass-lined historical escalator, grand details such as the wall-to-wall Tennessee Marble floors and balustrades, brass scrollwork gates and grates, marble and limestone clad columns and hand painted wood ceilings welcome you.  The east wall is lined with five of the original bank teller-windows which are usually utilized as a bar.
Along the west side of the Ballroom is the cash-vault and, right beside it, the immense and recognizable round-door Safe Deposit Vault.  Originally lined with hundreds of safe-deposit-boxes, the Vault now serves as 1,500 square-feet of usable event space.
 
The South Ballroom serves as a blank canvass for any multitude of events. Boasting almost 6,500 square feet of wide-open usable venue space and 30 foot-tall ceilings, the Venue's South Ballroom has been host to product launches, fashion shows, theatrical and musical performances, film screenings, distinguished lectures, classroom set-ups and Miami's most elegant and exclusive private parties and wedding receptions.

Whether a cocktail reception or a seat and serve dinner, your guests will find themselves immersed in Miami history as they enjoy your event in this grand historic landmark space.  Dress it up or dress it down, the Venue's South Ballroom will surely impress!
Awards & Notables Awards:
Recipient of the 2009 Event Solutions Magazine SPOTLIGHT AWARD for BEST EVENT SITE.
Finalist of the 2013 National BizBash Event Style Awards for BEST BALLROOM IN NORTH AMERICA.
Finalist of the 2015 Catersource- Event Solutions SPOTLIGHT AWARD for BEST EVENT SITE.
Curved Miami's #1 " GAYEST PLACES IN MIAMI TO GET GAY MARRIED IN 2015" 
Miami New Time's Best of the Best- Event Site of 2013

Film:
Bad Boys 2
I Love you Phillip Morris
Burn Notice
The Glades
Graceland
Pitbull's "Baddest Girl in Town"
The Line
(2011) Charlie's Angels
Pain & Gain

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