Category: Special Events

Spine-Chilling Halloween Event Venue Themes for 2023


This year, Halloween enthusiasts are taking event planning to new heights. From dark and mysterious forest settings to ghastly haunted mansions, Halloween 2023 promises an unforgettable spooky season adorned with the most innovative and hair-raising venue themes. If you are keen to host a night of frights at The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building that will be talked about for years to come, delve into these eerie and extravagant venue themes designed to chill the spine of even the bravest souls.

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Live Music or DJ: Making the Right Choice for Your Event


Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a corporate event, or a grand birthday party, the kind of music you choose to entertain your guests with can make or break the event. It’s a vital decision, and often boils down to two popular choices — live music or a DJ. Let’s take a closer look at both options, examining the pros and cons to help you make the right choice for your upcoming event at The Historic Alfred I duPont Building.

The Magnetism of Live Music


  • Dynamic Experi

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Retirement Party

Retirement is a significant milestone in anyone's life, representing a shift from years of hard work to a period of relaxation, leisure, and well-deserved rest. It's only fitting to celebrate this life event with a bang. If you're tasked with planning a retirement party, fret not! The Historic Alfred I duPont Building in Miami has a step-by-step guide on how to throw an unforgettable retirement party that honors the retiree and their years of dedication and service.

Step 1: Know the Retiree's Preferences

A Guide to Finding a Venue for Your Conference or Workshop

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Planning a successful event requires meticulous attention to detail, and one of the most critical decisions you'll make is choosing the right venue. The perfect venue sets the stage for a seamless event that leaves a lasting impression on your attendees. To help you in your quest for the ideal venue, we've compiled this essential guide with key factors to consider during your search.

1. Define Your Conference or Workshop Needs:

Before you start scouting for venues, clearly outline the requi

Features to Look for in a Corporate Event Venue

Choosing the right venue is crucial when planning a corporate event. The venue sets the tone for the entire experience, impacting attendees' impression of your organization and the event's overall success. With countless options available, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect corporate event venue. Lets discuss the key features to look for in a venue to ensure a seamless and memorable event.

  • Capacity and Flexibility:

One of the primary considerations when selecting a corporate event venue is its capacity to accommodate your guest list comfortably. It's essential to choose

Corporate Team Building Activities in Miami

In these days when so many corporations allow work-from-home arrangements with their employees, it’s even more important that employers take advantage of meeting and conference opportunities to facilitate team building.

Such activities can help facilitate communication among far-flung employees, foster cohesion and enhance performance among teams, and boost morale. But to ensure buy-in from all participants, such activities should be fun.

Here are some great team-building ideas in the Miami area that your employees will be guaranteed to look forward to.


Celebrating Earth Day in Miami

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, to demonstrate support for a healthy, sustainable environment. More than 20 million Americans took part that day, gathering in streets, parks, and auditoriums coast to coast to rally for our planet.

The voices raised that day sparked the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts. The environmental movement has since spread worldwide, with commemorations in 193 countries on April 22 every year.

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Why Not Go DefaultVeg at Your Next Event?

As more people become sensitive to the impact of humans on the earth, many are looking for ways to be more sustainable in everything they do.

One way is to turn the traditional food service model on its head. Typically events offering traditional fare with meat, seafood, and dairy at conferences, weddings and other gatherings. They'll then provide a few special dishes for vegetarians or vegans. The DefaultVeg movement aims to flip that notion.

In the past, those who wanted vegan or vegetarian meals at an event had to practically beg for special meals, if they were able to get them at all. The DefaultVeg idea begins with a wide selection of plant-based meals, and asks meat-eaters to opt out if they want their usual menu items.


Miami Beach Pride Is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Marking its 15th year, Miami Beach Pride returns once again next month for two weeks of celebrating the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. 

What began in 2009 as a relatively small gathering of 15,000 people has exploded into an international extravaganza attracting more than 170,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, along with their friends, allies, and supporters.

Sixteen days of events

The festivities kick off Friday, March 31, 2023, at 6 p.m. with the Prid

How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party

Who doesn’t love a good whodunnit? Whether you want to plan something unusual for your friends, or you’re looking for a unique addition to any corporate gathering, why not throw a murder mystery party? It’s fun, it’s involving, and it’s a great team-building tool.

It may seem too complicated, but you can pull together an intriguing murder mystery party with a little planning and a couple of weeks. There are plenty of budget-friendly and even free murder mystery party kits available online. For a higher-end bash, you can even hire companies that will send actors