Love Story: Dare to Dream Big
Faena Forum, an OMA-designed architectural gem with a centerpiece oculus and a stunning rose marble amphitheater, has played host to Miami's most exclusive weddings, no two alike.
Hundreds of geometric windows bathe the monumental space in natural light, while floor-to-ceiling windows frame pastel-streaked sunsets over Indian Creek. For couples and wedding planners, the Forum’s sprawling 43,000-square-foot interiors are like a blank canvas where imagination is the only limit. Whether the event is a micro-wedding or a 500-guest celebration, Faena’s team of event planners make one of the most important moments of a couple’s love story something of a fairytale.“There is never too grand an ask for us,” says Ashly Olivier, Director of Catering.
“The Forum’s multidimensional space offers maximum versatility. We have the ability to be flexible with design and desires.”
The Forum has been draped in hanging botanicals, breathtaking flower-laden altars, and vibrant florals brightening the entire room. Twinkling lights and soft-glowing candles set a dreamy stage for couples as they exchanged vows in front of their nearest and dearest. “After a private ceremony, friends and family enjoy craft cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the intimate amphitheater before heading back upstairs to dine and dance all night.
“We have the capacity for an 11-piece band and a DJ,” says Olivier. There’s also on-site catering, projection options, a high-tech sound system, as well as a recessed stage and private green room. Photographers love shooting from the Forum’s observation deck, which offers a panoramic view of the couple’s grand entrance and the party as it ensues.
“We ensure no detail is overlooked, so the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their storybook wedding come to life.”