Forget ballrooms or catering halls and museums and art galleries – at least if you happen to be planning a wedding in Miami. The new hot space in which to say your vows in that corner of Florida is a really surprising one. Because it is a parking garage. Sure, it’s a seriously nice parking garage designed by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron (designers of both the Tate Modern and Beijing’s Olympic Stadium)… and it did cost $65 million.
Actually, even though it usually plays host to more high end automobiles than people, it’s not a bad choice if you’re looking for an unusual wedding venue. On top of 360-degree views and sky-high ceilings, it features embedded artwork and a grand staircase just right for making dramatic entrances and picturesque exits. Plus, wedding guests are guaranteed a place to park – since they’ll be stashing their cars one floor below the ceremony and reception space.
I have to say, I like it. It’s unusual, most certainly, but definitely a striking choice for the less-than-ordinary couple. What do you think? Could you get over the fact that this wedding venue is a garage by day?