Private Party on the Patio

Private Parties

With a variety of elegant ballrooms and outdoor group dining spaces surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Essensia and The Palms Hotel & Spa can cater to vibrant celebrations of all types – no matter if you are looking to host an intimate private family dinner for 20 or a festive company party for 200 guests.

Essensia Restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 40 people, while our highly trained catering specialists will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind Miami Beach event for your team or your loved ones, if you have more than 40 guests. Natural Gourmet Selections with some items inspired by Essensia’s menus are available throughout our standard catering offers, or can be personalized according to your taste and requirements. Private events spaces at The Palms Hotel & Spa range from al-fresco dining areas underneath the swaying palms to well-appointed ballrooms – all available to create just that perfect event for you.

meetings-restaurant-pool-terrace-225x120Essensia Restaurant Pool Terrace
Seated and standing capacity 40
Part of Essensia restaurant and close to the pool this terrace is in the midst of our tropical gardens and is the perfect venue for relaxed lunches or laid-back dinners for smaller groups of up to 40 guests.

For more information about our restaurant pool terrace please contact our F&B Manager, Elizabeth Petersen at 305.908.5426 or email

Banquet Spaces:


Veranda Terrace
Seated and standing capacity 130/200
Our large covered terrace is the ideal area for al-fresco breakfasts or brunches, cocktail receptions or casual dinner functions. It overlooks the gardens and offers direct access from the Queen Palm ballroom.

meetings-queen-palm-225x120Queen Palm
Seated and standing capacity 130/200
This elegant yet tropical Ballroom features French doors with direct access to the Veranda Terrace, floor to ceiling windows with unrestricted views of our gardens and Gazebo as well as an artfully crafted chandelier, wall lighting and a state-of-the-art integrated AV System.

meetings-royal-palm-225x120Royal Palm
Seated and standing capacity 220/350
Our largest Ballroom offers large windows, high ceilings with elegant lighting and unique chandeliers as well as mirrors give the room a grand ambiance. The room’s neutral décor serves as a blank canvass to create any ambiance you desire while its integrated state-of-the-art AV System will assist you with any such requirements during your event.

South Lawn
Seated and standing capacity 150/250
This wonderful garden setting with possible additional use of the Tiki huts and cabanas will provide for a balmy and tropical Miami Beach event for an al-fresco dinner reception under the stars or a tropical cocktail reception.

For additional banquet space information please call our Director of Catering, Michelle Cannici at 305.908.5449 or email