Say “I Do” at Our Downtown Miami Wedding Venue!

Downtown Miami Wedding Venue

Get married in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

February is not only National Wedding Month, it’s also the end of engagement season. Love is still lingering in the air after the most romantic holiday of the year, as recently engaged couples celebrate this new milestone in their lives. If you’re beginning to plan your special day and are wondering where to get married in Miami, the search is over – you can tie the knot right here at our Downtown Miami wedding venue!

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony, or a grand affair, the Hilton Miami Downtown’s event spaces are flexible and can accommodate events of any size. Our experienced wedding team can and has handled it all, making us the perfect choice for traditional and non-traditional weddings. If you’re looking to have a Jewish wedding in Miami, we over in-house Kosher catering. As an LGBT-friendly Miami hotel, we are also a great choice for same-sex weddings.

Get ready to wow your guests with our incredible banquet menus – whether you prefer traditional wedding fare or international flavors, we have plenty of of mouth-watering choices that will please everyone’s palates.

 Most importantly, the wedded couple-to-be will be taken care of by our team with complimentary upgrades and designated changing areas for each partner on the big day. After a night of fun and celebration, guests wishing to stay the night will receive special room rates.

With close proximity to the Miami International Airport and beautiful views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a top-rated choice for weddings in Miami. Featuring a newly renovated lobby, guest rooms, and food and beverage outlets, both you and your guests will enjoy comfort and luxury while celebrating such a special occasion.

Ready to get started planning your wedding? Fill out our request for proposal. We hope to be a part of the most special moment in your life. 

Erin go Bragh! Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Miami

St. Patrick's Day in Miami

Show your shamrock pride at these Miami St. Patrick’s Day events.

Whether you’re Irish or not, it’s always exciting to dress up in green, embody the Irish spirit, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From traditional bagpipe music, to great food and drink specials, there are plenty of things to do for the holiday in our city. If you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Miami, you’ll definitely want to check out these events.

Coral Gables St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park | March 11th
Join the South Florida Emerald Society for a traditional Celtic celebration. Irish traditional, contemporary, and bagpipe bands, along with Irish dancers will entertain the masses at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. You’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Irish fare, including soda bread and corned beef and cabbage. There’s plenty to do for kids, including face painting and a rock wall, and of course Irish whisky and stout for the adults.

St. Pat’s Wynwood 2017 at Mana Wynwood | March 17th
Embrace the shamrock spirit and sport your green to one of Miami’s most exciting St. Patrick’s Day parties! St. Pat’s Wynwood is free and open to the public. DJs will have you dancing into the early morning, as you sip on green beer.

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party at Fadó Irish Pub | March 17th
Brickell Village is always a favorite hang for St. Patrick’s Day celebrators! Head to Fadó Irish Pub for Miami’s biggest St. Paddy’s bash! While the sun’s out and way past sunset, eat, drink, and be merry while taking in some festive live music. More details will be announced closer to St. Patrick’s Day.

Extend your time in South Florida and join us for St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Between all the Irish-themed fun, unwind in the sunshine by our rooftop pool, while sipping on festive cocktails at our CityVu Pool Bar. There’s also plenty of fun to be had our new 1601 Lounge!

Bassheads, Are You Ready for This Year’s Ultra Music Festival?

Feel the bass and dance at one of the biggest music festivals in Miami.

Love house, drum and bass, dubstep, and other genres of EDM? Next month, one of the biggest music festivals to take place in South Florida is making its epic return. Get ready for entrancing beats, dancing the night away, and coming together with those who have similar taste in music at Ultra Music Festival!

Ultra Music FestivalUltra Music Festival
March 24th – 26th, 2017
Bayfront Park

As usual, some of the top live EDM performers and DJs will be performing at the festival. However, this year, the festival is split into Phase 01 and the Resistance. The 2017 Ultra lineup includes Major Lazer, Afrojack, David Guetta, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Jamie Jones, Matador, The Martinez Brothers, and many more, guaranteed to keep the bass dropping throughout the weekend in Bayfront Park.

Need a hotel for Ultra? Standard king and double rooms are still available at the Hilton Miami Downtown for $359! Experience newly renovated accommodations with a relaxing ambiance, perfect for resting up between sets. Work on your tan relaxing alongside our rooftop pool or sip on some of our incredible cocktails at our lobby bar. We have everything you need for your spring trip to Miami, all conveniently located just 15 minutes away from Miami International Airport and five minutes away from Bayfront Park.

To take advantage of this special rate, reserve your stay for Ultra through Ultra’s booking partners.

Live it Up at Carnaval Miami!

Carnaval Miami

Celebrate Carnaval season at these spring events in Miami.

Miami’s always been a melting pot of different cultures and there’s no surprise that many of these cultures’ traditions have been brought to our city. If intoxicating rhythms, colorful, festive attire, incredible dancing, and delicious dining are calling your name, you’ll definitely want to take part in Carnaval Miami this year. This March, there will be several Carnaval events in Miami you’ll definitely want to check out!

Calle Ocho – March 12th
The name says it all; on March 12th, this Miami street festival is taking over SW 8th Street. Held by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Calle Ocho will feature eight stages of entertainment, street performers, international food kiosks, and more. This event is touted as the largest Hispanic street festival in the southeast US!

Carnaval on the Mile – March 4th & 5th
In nearby Coral Gables, you’ll find Carnaval fun on the Miracle Mile. Carnaval on the Mile showcases art and music all weekend-long, along with fun family games and events, and even a café for your four-legged canine friends.

Cork & Fork – March 4th & 5th
Love to eat? While you’re enjoying the fun at Carnaval on the Mile, be sure to check out Cork & Fork, one of Carnaval Miami’s newest events. South Florida’s top chefs are sharing their knowledge, offering tastings and wine pairings, and more.

There are plenty of other Carnaval events taking place, including sports and game tournaments; visit their website to learn more.

Visiting Miami in March? Join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown and experience the excitement of our newly updated rooms, restaurant and lounge, and lobby! Get a taste of Caribbean, South American, and South Floridian fusion cuisine at our very own Brisa Bistro. While you’re resting up for these fun, energetic events, you can enjoy beautiful views of Downtown Miami and the Biscayne Bay from your room.

Get Down at the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival!

Miami Downtown Jazz Festival

Boogie with the best of them at this annual jazz festival in Miami.

Love smooth and Latin jazz? Make plans to be in Miami the last weekend of February. Some of the best jazz acts, locally and internationally, along with up-and-coming performers will be playing funky rhythms all weekend long. Get ready to get down at the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival!

Miami Downtown Jazz Festival
February 24th – 25th, 2017
Various Locations in Downtown Miami

This year, WDNA 88.9 FM Public Radio, South Florida’s prime time jazz station has put together an impressive lineup, including Grammy® Award-winner Bryan Lynch, MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto, and more. Trios, quartets, sextets, jazz bands and more, featuring woodwinds, jazz singers, brass, drums, and more will be taking the stages at several locations in Downtown Miami. Some of South Florida’s finest jazz students will also be joining the stages, including Miami Charter School Jazz Band, New World School of the Arts Jazz Band, and the University of Miami Extensions. Several of this year’s venues for the jazz festival include History Miami, Miami Dade College, and the Olympia Theater Lobby. Visit their website for more details on stage locations and performers.

Between jazz events in Miami, grab a bite to eat at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our newly-renovated Brisa Bistro boasts a melting pot of flavors, with dishes inspired by the Caribbean, Europe, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza or a mouth-watering seafood entrée, our Miami restaurant can cater to all cravings.

Treat Your Taste Buds at the 2017 SOBE Wine and Food Festival!

Foodies won’t want to miss out on the biggest food festival in Miami.

Do you consider yourself a foodie? If you love trying different wines, cocktails, dishes, and watching Food Network and the Cooking Channel, you’ll definitely want to make plans to be in Miami next month. Some of the best chefs and culinary celebrities are sharing their passion for fine dining, passing along their culinary knowledge, and serving those who are passionate about food and drink at the 2017 SOBE Wine and Food Festival!

2017 SOBE Wine and Food FestivalSouth Beach Wine and
Food Festival
February 22nd – 26th, 2017
Various Locations in
South Florida

Arrive with an empty stomach, ready to indulge and enjoy incredible dining in Miami! Tastings, seminars, brunches, lunches, and intimate dinners offer plenty of opportunities to treat yourself to incredible cuisine, crafted by South Florida eateries and top chefs. If you’re all about nightlife, late night parties offer more opportunity to sip and savor, and there are some great kid-friendly events as well if you plan on attending the festival as a family. Wondering who you can expect to see at this year’s SOBEWFF®? Anthony Bourdain, Aarón Sánchez, Tia Mowry, Martha Stewart, Trisha Yearwood, Emeril Lagasse, and Robert Irvine are just a few of the personalities that will be present at this year’s festival.

If you plan on also exploring Downtown Miami on your festival trip, give our restaurant, Brisa Bistro a try, which was recently renovated. At the Hilton Miami Downtown, we’re serving up fusion cuisine, combining the flavors of South Florida, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. We hope you have a blast at this year’s SOBE Wine and Food Festival!

Grab Your First Mate & Head to the 2017 Miami International Boat Show ®

Boat enthusiasts won’t want to miss the biggest boat show in Miami this year.

Love being on the water? Make plans to spend President’s Day Weekend in Miami this year, as some of the biggest boat and marine equipment and accessories companies will be in South Florida for one of the most anticipated Miami boat shows. Mid-February, stop by the 2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®!

2017 Miami International Boat SHowMiami International Boat Show®
February 16th – 20th, 2017
Miami Marine Stadium
Park & Basin 

Travel by land or sea to the boat show, where you’ll see plenty of boats on land and in the water. Throughout the show, there will be plenty of exhibitors offering the latest in nautical gifts, electronics, and more as well. Looking to improve your boating skills? Attend the workshops and seminars, and have some fun at the paddle sports demos.

Enjoy a discounted rate for the 2017 Miami International Boat Show® at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Experience the luxury of our newly renovated facilities with incredible views. Boat enthusiasts will love our views of the Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami, where you can see cruise ships and other boats docking and sailing across the water.

Let Love Blossom on a Valentine’s Day Getaway in Miami

Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with one of our Miami hotel romance packages.

It may only be January, but romance is already in the air here in Miami with Valentine’s Day approaching! Whether you’re planning on celebrating on February 14th this year, or during the weekend, what better way is there to celebrate than by getting away? With several events, and incredible dining choices, and gorgeous views that spark up romance, you’ll definitely want to celebrate the holiday of love with a Valentine’s Day getaway in Miami this year.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers several Miami romance packages for two:

Valentine's Day Getaway in MiamiBed & Breakfast Package

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast for two at Brisa Bistro
  • Use of our rooftop pool & fitness center

Weekend Getaway Package

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Breakfast
  • Double Hilton HHonors Points
  • Late checkout

With February being Miami Romance Month, you’re sure to find Valentine’s Day events in Miami taking place both on Valentine’s Day and during the weekends. An event not to be missed is the annual Valentine’s Day Concert at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, featuring award-winning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry this year.

Featuring impressive views of the Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, newly updated guest rooms, and a rooftop pool, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Make your stay extra romantic with one of our amenity platters, such as our Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, French Bubbles, or Vino platters. Interested in a romantic dinner for two? Our Brisa Bistro offers mouth-watering, multi-cultural cuisines, adding to the perfect Miami romantic retreat.

New Year’s Wishes from Hilton Miami Downtown!

Hilton Miami Downtown

Our Hilton hotel in Downtown Miami wishes you a happy and healthy new year.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

The final hours of 2016 are upon us, and all of us are excitedly looking forward to what 2017 will bring! Our family hopes the new year is everyone you are hoping for, filled with love, joy, prosperity, and good health.

Here at the Hilton Miami Downtown, we’ll be ending the year with an incredible Miami New Year’s Eve dinner! Our three-course meal includes your choice between three appetizers, three entrées, with our popular open face ravioli and seared sea bass making their return, and a tasting dessert trio. If you’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in Miami dancing the night away, you’ll definitely want to start your evening with a delicious, filling dinner to get you through the night.

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to travel more in 2017, we hope you’ll make Miami one of your destinations! Whether you’re planning a cruise out of the Port of Miami, or interested in exploring Miami’s incredible neighborhoods and beaches, the Hilton Miami Downtown offer a central, convenient location to do it all. In addition to offering close proximity to some of Miami’s best attractions, our location offers incredible views of the city and Biscayne Bay. With ample amenities, including a rooftop pool, our popular Brisa Bistro, and fitness center, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect stay.

Seasons Greetings from the Hilton Miami Downtown!

Hilton Miami Downtown

Our hotel in Miami wishes everyone the happiest of holidays.

The halls have been decked, The Nutcracker performed, gifts have been wrapped, and bright lights are twinkling…the holidays are finally here! Everyone in the Hilton Miami Downtown family would like to wish everyone happy holidays.

“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

If you’ll be spending Christmas Eve in Miami, we cordially invite you to our Miami Christmas dinner! We’ll be serving a delectable, three-course meal, including three entrée choices. Several Miami holiday events will also be continuing into the first week of the new year.

Still need a hotel for the holidays in Miami? We would be delighted to have you with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Take a picture in front of our beautiful tree in our newly-updated lobby. Before heading out for holiday festivities and celebrations with your family and friends, fuel up with your favorite Starbucks coffees in our lounge.