Venue Spotlight: The CocoPlum

Situated in the wedding capital of South Florida, Coral Gables, the CocoPlum is an extremely popular wedding venue in Miami.  If you’re looking for an old world, Spanish feel, this may be the venue for you.  And with a virtually all-inclusive package, it’s one of the more affordable wedding venues in Coral Gables.

From the outside, the CocoPlum fits right into the Coral Gables landscape with it’s Spanish inspired architecture.

The nice thing about this venue is that it has both outdoor and indoor space.  The outdoor space probably won’t work for the reception, but could definitely work for your cocktail hour.  Add some lounge furniture and you can definitely create a sexy, Miami feel to the space.  However, note that the space does look larger in the picture than in person.

The best part of the venue is the reception hall.  I was a little concerned about the pink flooring- something they’re actually quite proud of- but it actually looks pretty nice in person.  With the right draping and uplights, I can see this room being very romantic.

As I mentioned, the wedding package at the CocoPlum is almost all inclusive.  For $115/person you get your standard tables, chairs, linens, and glassware, as well as flowers, a cake, DJ, and photography or video services.  You also have open bar with premium brands and butler passed hors d’ouevres, salad, and 2 entree selections with plated dinner service.

This all sounded perfectly fabulous, but there are a couple of things you should know.  The CocoPlum is an older venue and it’s obvious in certain spaces- particularly the entry way into the venue where you would likely have your gift table and guest book.  You also are limited to using certain vendors when you use this package.  The photographer is Marcio Cavalcanti ,the DJ services are from DJ by JP Productions, and the flowers are by Martha Villar.   You may also need to upgrade some of these services as only the basic packages are included in the $115/person price.  You may be able to negotiate using different vendors, but I’m not sure how/if that would affect the package pricing.  You will also have to pay a rental fee of $2,340 for 4 hours.

Overall, I found this venue to be a little dark and a little too old for my particular taste, but the catering manager, Rosie, is extremely sweet.  I’ve also seen lots of pictures of weddings that have looked truly gorgeous.  For the price, it’s hard to beat.

Have you seen The CocoPlum?  What are your thoughts?


Mrs. M


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