Lincoln Road for Meetings,
Events & Receptions

By Shayne Benowitz | Mar 21, 2018
Lincoln Road and 1111 Building
Lincoln Road offers a wealth of possibilities for meeting planners

Plan your meeting, event or reception at one of Lincoln Road’s many venues for a true taste of South Beach.

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Biscayne Bay, Lincoln Road is the heart and soul of life in South Beach. The pedestrian thoroughfare is home to sidewalk cafes, boutiques, art galleries and performance venues making it a natural gathering place for South Beach locals and visitors. It also offers a wealth of possibilities for meeting planners working with groups on events, receptions and spousal programming.


New World Center

New World Symphony

Adjacent to Lincoln Road, you’ll find New World Center, a modern concert hall designed by star architect Frank Gehry and home to the New World Symphony and Soundscape Park. Founded by Grammy Award-winning artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, New World Symphony is America’s orchestral academy and the training ground for the next generation of symphonic superstars. While the venue is an excellent place to entertain groups, it’s also available for private rentals.

The main performance hall is a highly configurable, multimedia space with impressive technical capabilities and acoustic integrity. The space is ideal for hosting summits, concerts, broadcasts and theatrical events, and it can also be activated for dinner receptions and gala events. The space can accommodate up to 1,200 people with both fixed and floor seating or up to 400 people for a seated dinner. Additional spaces for event planning of any scale include:

    SunTrust Pavilion – This 2,700 square foot room was designed to accommodate a full orchestra rehearsal or a recording session. It can easily accommodate corporate presentations, lectures, dinners and receptions, theater-style panel discussions and intimate artistic presentations of musical performances, film screenings and private gallery-style art shows. With a wall of windows facing SoundScape Park, this multipurpose room can accommodate 250 standing, 160 guests seated for dinner or 170 individuals seated theater-style in rows.

    Atrium – Perfect for larger cocktail receptions, dinners and networking events. The captivating architectural details like cascading geometric shapes, curved surfaces and a vaulted ceiling with six stories of natural light, provide a unique backdrop for your event. It also boasts a signature glass backlit bar as a focal point. This space accommodates up to 160 seated guests for formal dining or 350 guests for receptions.

    Rooftop Garden – With breathtaking views of the city, this intimate and expandable space is an ideal location for chic receptions, high-end dinners, private parties and small performances. It accommodates 250 guests standing or 160 seated.

    Jane & Gerald Katcher Donor Lounge – A flexible, intimate space with views of the adjacent rooftop garden. Perfect for executive retreats, conference breakout sessions, lunches, dinners and receptions. This space accommodates 100 seats theater-style, 80 for seated dinner, or 100 individuals standing.

    SoundScape Park – This 2.5-acre urban park in the cultural and civic heart of Miami Beach, is a flexible, multi-use space adjacent to the New World Center. As a public municipal space, SoundScape Park is owned and operated by the City of Miami Beach, so any events taking place in the park area are subject to permitting by the City of Miami Beach.

Colony Theatre

The historic Colony Theatre originally opened in 1935 as a Paramount Pictures movie house. Home to the Miami New Drama company, this Art Deco landmark is now a 415-seat playhouse. It’s a popular venue for visiting film festivals, ballet companies and other performing arts. The venue can also be rented for receptions, parties, seminars and meetings with top notch theatrical and audio-visual resources.

1111 Building

1111 Building Event Lincolon Road on Miami Beach

An architectural landmark by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, the 1111 Building was spearheaded as an urban redevelopment project on Lincoln Road’s western end. Featuring a sculptural concrete slab parking deck, vertical garden and water features, it also houses shopping boutiques and restaurants. The 1111 parking deck can be activated for cocktail parties, receptions and dinners creating a space with sweeping 360 degree panoramas of Miami’s skyline inside an architecturally significant space. It has played host to high-end clients including Paper magazine, Ferrari and BMW, as well as community events like yoga classes and flea markets.


Lincoln Road is one of South Beach’s premiere leisure and shopping destinations, so your group can be entertained for hours. You’ll find high-end boutiques like Alchemist and Intermix alongside recognizable brands like Apple, H&M, Zara, Forever 21, J. Crew and Lululemon. It’s also home to art galleries including Robert Fontaine Gallery, Romero Britto, David Castillo Gallery, Peter Lik and the Art Center/South Florida, which is home to multiple open artist studios and exhibitions with free admission. Plus, a trip to Lincoln Road isn’t complete without ducking into Miami’s independent bookstore, Books & Books.


YUCA private lounge

For dinners and/or spousal events, consider one of Lincoln Road’s eclectic array of popular eateries, many of which offer private dining rooms and outdoor café seating. Meat Market is a stylish steakhouse by chef-owner Sean Brasel turning out inventive dishes like roasted truffle Rockefeller oysters and braised short rib ravioli alongside prime cuts of meat. Sushi Samba is a creative destination for sushi with a pan-Latin twist. You’ll delight over everything from wagyu gyoza dumplings to crispy yellowtail taquitos, rock shrimp tempura and miso-marinated Chilean sea bass.

Rosa Mexicano is an upscale Mexican restaurant where every order should start with tableside-prepared guacamole and a round of frozen pomegranate margaritas. Other highlights include the chicken mole poblano enchiladas, pork carnitas and arrachera steak tacos. Yuca is shorthand for Young Urban Cuban American and this Lincoln Road mainstay is a great place to get a taste of modern, upscale Cuban food. Often called Nuevo Latino cuisine, menu highlights include goat cheese croquetas with caramelized onions and guava, roasted piquillo peppers with chorizo and porcini in cream sauce and ropa vieja made with angus beef.

An afternoon or evening out on Lincoln Road at one of its many venues will leave your group with a true taste of what South Beach is all about.

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