history of splendor
Experience the grand exterior of 17 stories of Wisconsin limestone and Alabama black granite. Inside past the bas-relief brass elevator doors and the ornate iron grates beyond the escalator, the building welcomes you to its true brilliance. The marble walls and floors echo with the history of Miami’s elite as you enter the ballrooms. Turn your gaze upward at the intricately hand-painted cypress ceilings. The grandeur of this extraordinary location makes it the perfect venue for your special event.
A historic and breathtaking landmark in Miami for over three quarters of a century, the Alfred I. duPont Building reflects the culture and designs of past eras that paves the way for future generations. The Art Deco style of the late 1920s to 1930s is prevalent throughout, from the granite and limestone aesthetics of the exterior to the delicately painted cypress ceiling and marble paneling of the interior. Step into the duPont building, and you walk in the footsteps of Florida’s historical elites into a wonderfully preserved and grandiose piece of history.
Order a martini from a bartender behind a 1930s hand-wrought bank teller window. Sip it in the confines of the original bank vault. Dance your way through two distinct ballrooms and 22,000 glorious square feet of event space lined with Tennessee marble. Toast under 30-foot beamed and hand-painted ceilings at tables draped and embellished exactly according to your unique desires. For Miami’s best, the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building special event venue provides a dramatic, history-steeped backdrop without peer.