I got married here recently. I picked this place because I only had a few guests and from all of the banquet halls this is the one that had the nicest small hall. I was very happy with how everything turned out and Eliette was very nice and helpful. She did a lot of things to please me and I know that I wouldn't have gotten such good treatment somewhere else. I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 simply because I found out the day before the wedding that the chocolate fountain was broken but I think they simply stopped offering that service since I did the contract with them a year before my wedding, but instead of telling me I think they made up it broke. I just checked their new packages online and they no longer offer the chocolate fountain. Also, I was supposed to get the cake with ice cream and they didn't give ice cream. I was supposed to get the drink Absolute and instead they game Smirnoff. Also, some guests complained that the appetizers were placed by the bar instead of the server taking them to the tables and one guest who was at the bar did not get the cake at his empty seat. Another thing that upset me is that a random guest asked for the left over cake and the server gave her the half of the bottom tier which was big. We paid $150 for the upgrade of that cake and I wish the server would have told no to that guest and save me the bride that cake. Finally, I LOVED this places despite the little things that happened but one thing I do want to warn people about is the photographer Collar. He seemed nice at first but was VERY rude to my guests on the day of the wedding. A lot of my guests were annoyed because of how rude he was to them. I had to beg my guests not to say anything rude to him and I also had to do a lot of apologizing to my guest for how he spoke to them. Some of the many good things were that the place is beautiful, the food from Chef Jozeito was deilcious, the cake from Selvas bakery was beautiful and super yummy. Once again Eliette was extremely helpful and understanding. They charge in order to change the date of your event and she allowed me to change the date and time with no charge. She also set up about three tables with different decorations for me to pick the decoration I liked. I was very detailed about what I wanted and I kept changing my mind about what I wanted and she was always patient with me. Although a few little things did not turn out the way they were supposed to I will definitely go back to them for future events just because of how good most of the things were. I knew little things would be forgotten but i still LOVED how everything turned out. She also came to me the day of the wedding to ask me if everything was ok. I have nothing but great things to say about Eliette and Royal Ballrooms. Hopefully I will go back for an anniversary celebration or baby shower.
My husband (Ruben) and I recently got married (June 11, 2017) at Aqua Reception Hall. We met several years ago, have two beautiful boys, but never had the opportunity to get married. Until Ruben proposed to me last November. We immediately started our search to find a venue where we could host both our wedding ceremony as well as our wedding reception. We searched many beautiful venues and halls in Miami but we both fell in love with Aqua Reception Hall. From the moment we walked in for our first appointment to see the venue and packages they offered, not only did they treat me and my fiancée with respect and professionalism, they had a lot of patience with me considering I always visited them with my two boys. The moment you walk in the venue, you fall in love with it. Lina, thank you so very much, for working with me and around our budget. Not only did you guide me throughout the process, you made sure I had no doubt or questions regarding any and all details of my wedding. I took your advice on our linens, and thank you for the suggestion, our wedding reception looked fabulous. Claudia, thank you too for your patience. You have an amazing mind for décor. My wedding ceremony was gorgeous and flower arrangements were beautiful. Thank you for including those extra floral arrangements which were not included in my package. That was awesome. The food was incredible that evening. It was exactly what we had hoped for. Not only was it tasteful but the food came out hot. Our guest keep talking about how great the food and appetizers were. The service was amazing, Luis, our head waiter was always attentive to our needs. Ruben and I never had to ask for a beverage. If I could remember everyone else I would include you in this review. Our wedding ceremony and wedding reception amazing. An overall great experience. I wanted to say thank you and share this review with Aqua and others.
Never did I imagine to have such a wonderful night like the night I got married. Specially because of the help of Lina Espitia and the Aqua Reception Hall staff, I had the wedding reception of my dreams. While I was trying to finish college in Gainesville, FL, my mother took charge of planning my wedding. My mother, a detailed-oriented and picky woman, felt an excellent customer service experience from Mrs. Lina, who is also very detail oriented and open to my mother's Venezuelan ideas and party traditions. Because I have some experience in the event planning field, I understand and am grateful all the hard work of the Aqua owners, and the respect, friendliness and professional work of Lina's staff. The day of the reception, which was on June 20, the staff was attentive and professional. DJ Mike has a lot to offer to the dance floor. He has an ability to be flexible and catches on quickly to the guests' music preferences. I may be biased when it comes to the master of ceremony, since I've only met one ever, but he was exceptional and made my first dance with my husband and my dad's dance special. The food was incredible and the photography services, which were recommended by Lina, were exceptional as well! Everything my mother and I imagined the wedding to be came to reality. I was impressed, the guests were impressed, and my mother was happy. To say the least, I would be very happy to work with the owners again. I would never agree with any negative comments towards these amicable and professional staff or the owners because I know Lina will go above and beyond to make your day special! If you are thinking about contacting this vendor, don't think about it twice and just do it. From one ex-bride to a future bride, I hope your wedding night is as special as mine was.
hola quiciera tener una pagina entera para poder escribir que tan agradecida estoy con Aqua Reception Hall y Lina Espitia su duena, Mi evento no fue una boda, fueron los Sweet 16 de mi hija Mariana y puedo decir que no tengo palabras para expresar mi agradecimiento por tan hermoso, fabuloso, elegante, increible, maravilloso e inolvidable evento. cumplio y paso mis expectativas, su gusto, sus detalles, la forma como manejaron todo, sus disenadores, su florista, la que hizo el cake de mi hija fueron personas super amables y con un gusto excepcional, sin dejar atras su chef, su Dj y su maestro de ceremonia, sus meseros, todo su equipo de trabajo fueron excelentes. Fue una noche inolvidable, su salon increible a la altura de los mejores, la hora loca fue increible, el photo booth lo mejor y lo mas hermoso de todo esa forma tan profesional pero a la vez tan calida y personalizada que maneja la senora Lina Espitia, toda mi familia y amigos quedaron encantados con toda la fiesta, tuvieron cuidado hasta del mas minimo detalle.solo me queda decir que lo que pague por la fiesta de mi hija no se compara con lo que obtuve. Gracias Aqua Reception Hall, gracias Lina y a todo tu equipo por haber hecho de esa noche, una noche que ni mi hija, ni nosotros, ni mi familia y amigos olvidaremos nunca. Mil y mil gracias. Monica ,
El evento de mi hija fue el 14 de Julio 2017 fueron sus 15 anos, para mi en lo personal quede super satisfecha con la atencion, servicio y profesionalismo de Aqua y de las personas que fueron parte de este Evento como Angela,quien fue mi coordinadora durante el proceso y el dia de la fiesta. Gracias por todo los detalles por estar pendiente en todo momento durante la fiesta, por el trato a mis invitados, no tuve ninguna queja departe de ellos. Muchas personas dicen que hacer fiesta es una perdida de dinero, y es mejor irse de vacaciones, creo que esta experiencia me hizo cambiar de pensar y ver lo feliz que estaba mi hija y de que todo lo que se planio salio como deseabamos podriamos decir que volveriamos ha usar sus servicios en el futuro. Muchisima gracias a Angela, Lina, la decoradora y los empleados que nos asistieron ese dia, fue una experiencia inolvidable y todos mis invitados les facino todo. Muchisimas gracias una vez mas y tambien por los extras que me dieron sin pedirlo. Que El Senor los bendiga grandemente.
My wife and I recently hosted our daughter’s 15’s at AQUA Reception Hall in the month of May. I am not one to write many reviews, however, I am taking the time to write on how beautiful this venue looked for our daughter’s quinces.She wanted a Paris theme, and AQUA gave us more than what we expected. The staff starting with the sales associate(Samantha) to the general manager (Lina) and all the vendors, not only had the patience and professional courtesy to deal with us but made our daughters dreams a reality. The food was amazing and very tasteful. The venue went out their way to add some additional items which were not included. Thank you so very much. It’s the small details that make the difference. The music, lighting, decoration, photo booth, and staff were amazing. Our coordinator said we had nothing to worry about that evening, and that is exactly how it happened. My hat’s off to Lina and the rest the team at AQUA. All of our guest are still raving about our event.
On May 31, 2014, we had the pleasure to celebrate our daughter's 15 birthday in Aqua Reception Hall. The place was beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff super helpful and friendly. Besides, we could not ask for more in terms of the decorations. We chose an under the sea theme with seahorses, starfishes and pearls, and the place just looked stunning. All my family and friends were very pleased with the Reception Hall. Everybody was asking us how we found that beautiful place. The kids enjoy the party so much because there is a special feature in Aqua where the DJ is placed in a platform. I never saw something like that before in any other reception place.I highly recommend Aqua for any celebration because it is a place that hasn't compare with any other and you really enjoy your celebration!I won't forget my daughter's face when we entered the place, she had a smile that is going to be engraved forever in the bottom of my heart.
Every time I think of how my wedding turned out this past Valentine's Day I want to cry. That first look I got of the venue, before all the guests came in from cocktail hour, took my breath away. Absolutely everything was perfect. The staff at Aqua Reception hall helped me plan out my vision every step of the way. When things didn't sound like they would work with my theme, they gave me their professional opinion and it turned out amazing. Every question that I had throughout the planning process, they answered almost immediately. I served my guests chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.... AMAZING. The serving staff was wonderful and they made sure everything ran smoothly the entire night. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I really could go on and on about how perfect the night was. My dream truly came true... Thank you so much Aqua.