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February 2017

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.