Are animals allowed on the Vizcaya property?

No they’re not allowed.

Can I bring my own food to the venue for my event?

Vizcaya do not allow any Outside Catering for events within our venue, because we have our In-House Catering. Vizcaya does allow one cultural appetizer and one cultural entrée to be brought in. Cultural appetizers and entrées must be prepared in advance.

Why is buffet pricing more expensive than plated pricing?

For buffet, we anticipate that your guests will try each dish that our Chef prepares, and go back for second options. The buffet stays open for an additional 10-15 minutes after the final guests make their selections.

Are there Food and Beverage Minimums?

Yes, it depends on the season, as well as the day and time of your event. Please contact a Sales Manager for additional information. 

How late is Vizcaya open for events?

Our events end at 11:00 pm. Last call for alcohol is 10:30 pm, last song bar/bar closes at 10:45 pm.

Can we only have a Ceremony event?

Vizcaya does not provide Ceremony ONLY events. Our pricing includes the Ceremony and Reception option or just a Wedding Reception.

Do you provide alcohol or a bartender for my event?

Vizcaya does not provide the alcohol for an event, but you are allowed to bring any alcohol you would like without any corkage or handling fees. We also provide the bartender, mixers, garnishes and non-alcoholic beverages.

What is the Capacity of guests at Vizcaya’s venue?

Vizcaya can accommodate a total of 240 people for each event. This would be for a Plated Dinner, if you were planning to have a buffet it would be 180 people.

Do we receive a wedding coordinator or do we need to hire an outside wedding coordinator?

Vizcaya’s event package includes a Day of Coordinator to help plan and execute the entire event from Booking to Day of Event.

Can we only have an event on the Weekend?

Vizcaya can accommodate events any day of the week. We have special pricing available for weekday weddings and January and February months. Please contact one of our Sales Managers for additional information.

Does Vizcaya have private parking for events?

All parking is street residential, but Vizcaya does have six parking spots on property that are first come first serve. Also U Street that is parallel to our Events Pavilion, and 21st street directly in front of our Mansion is free parking every day.

Do I need Insurance for my Event?

Vizcaya does require that our clients provide event insurance for the day of their event. Our Event Coordinators will be more than happy to inform the client of the requirements that we have and how to go acquire event insurance. Since the client is hosting the event and possibly providing alcohol as well, we want to make sure that all parties involved are insured.