University of Miami

University of Miami

Experience Miami at The U!

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


An Inspiring & Innovative Environment

With quality services, diverse facilities and knowledgeable staff, University of Miami creates an inspiring and innovative educational environment for your conference, business meeting, camp or retreat. We strive to create a welcoming venue where educationally focused conferences and camps achieve their desired outcomes. Offering our expertise in Miami event planning along with the attentiveness and dependability you deserve, our team of professionals is excited to welcome you to THE U!

Located in Coral Gables, a beautifully lush city in sunny South Florida, the University of Miami is just seven miles from downtown Miami and offers conference planners the ability to look beyond our campus and offer their conference guests the option to explore the many culturally diverse neighborhoods of the region.

  • Lodging Solutions – Offering both singles and double room layouts.
  • Meeting Spaces – University of Miami has venues for events of all sizes. Together with overnight accommodations and food and beverage services, we can provide all your conference needs.
  • Food & Beverage – Providing you with a variety of both on- and off-campus food service vendors to deliver high quality dining and catering options for budgets both big and small.

You have a story to share. Let us help you tell it at our incredible Miami event space.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 175
  • Largest Theatre Style: 800
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 167
  • Largest Seated Reception: 420
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1000
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Expo Banquet
Lakeside Village Expo Center
  • 7,100 Sq. Ft.
  • 240 Banquet Style
  • 160 Classroom Style
  • 444 Theatre Style
  • 60 Hollow Square Space Style
Grand Ballrooms (Combined)
  • 9,929 Sq. Ft.
  • 432 Banquet Style
  • 180 Classroom Style
  • 800 Theatre Style
Grand Ballroom East
  • 2,712 Sq. Ft.
  • 96 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 165 Theatre Style
Grand Ballroom West
  • 2,712 Sq. Ft.
  • 96 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 165 Theatre Style
Grand Ballroom Center
  • 4,505 Sq. Ft.
  • 286 Banquet Style
  • 82 Classroom Style
  • 286 Theatre Style
Lakeside Village Auditorium
Lakeside Village Auditorium
  • 2,972 Sq. Ft.
  • 167 (fixed tiered seating) Theatre Style
Activities Room Combined
  • 2,482 Sq. Ft.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 168 Theatre Style
Lakeside Village Pavilion
  • 2,520 Sq. Ft.
  • 90 Banquet Style
  • 90 Classroom Style
  • 180 Theatre Style
  • 20 Hollow Square Space Style
Senate Room
Senate Room
  • 1,538 Sq. Ft.
  • 65 (fixed, auditorium) Classroom Style
Iron Arrow
Iron Arrow Room
  • 1,251 Sq. Ft.
  • 49 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 49 Theatre Style
  • 36 Hollow Square Space Style
Vista Room
  • 553 Sq. Ft.
  • 16 Banquet Style
  • 9 Classroom Style
  • 30 Theatre Style
  • 20 Hollow Square Space Style
Executive Conference Room
  • 384 Sq. Ft.
  • 12 (fixed) Conference Style
Lakeside Patio & Stage
Lakeside Village Courtyard
Lakeside Village Plaza
  • ~3,500 Sq. Ft.
Coach Tour
Rock Plaza

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

In Style Catering by Chartwells
InStyle Catering is a premier catering service offering exquisite food, stunning décor, and unparalleled customer service. From large-scale events to intimate gatherings, our highly skilled and dedicated team is at your service every step of the way to ensure your special occasion is everything you envisioned and more.
Mena Catering
With a unique approach to fine dining, spectacular décor and original design for every event, Mena Catering has what it takes, no matter the occasion.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 3700
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : $0
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Lakeside Village
With a commitment to the integration of the various aspects of campus life into a single facility, the 12-acre village is comprised of 25 interconnected buildings and a multitude of outdoor spaces including a grand courtyard, study spots, recreational spaces, and outdoor terraces.
  • 450 Rooms
  • 1115 Beds
  • Guest Wifi: $0
Mahoney Residential College
Located at the northeast end of campus on the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Stanford Drive. The MetroRail station is a short 10 minute walk away.
  • 700 Beds
  • Guest Wifi: $0
Pearson Residential College
Located at the northeast end of campus on the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Stanford Drive. The MetroRail station is a short 10 minute walk away.
  • 710 Beds
  • Guest Wifi: $0
Eaton Residential College
Eaton is located directly on the eastern side of Lake Osceola. The Eaton Residential College rooms are set up in a suite arrangement with two double rooms connected by a bathroom. Each floor includes single and double rooms with study lounges and laundry rooms on each floor.
  • 375 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Chairs
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Scenic Views
  • Stage
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • Train
  • VIP Room
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1280 Stanford Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Miami International Airport - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Miami International Airport - 20 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Miami | Coral Gables |

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


WiFi Internet access is available at no charge to all University of Miami guests, and those staying on campus will experience upgraded service. The vast majority of our classroom spaces and event spaces all have technology, ranging from projectors and screens to more enhanced features such as microphones, document cameras, podiums and more.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: No
  • Pet Friendly: No


Campus Transportation
For conference guests who are unable or would prefer not to travel campus by foot, the University operates a network of on-campus shuttles, connecting conference guests to the many facilities utilized for conferences and camps.
Front Desk Amenities
In addition to providing answers to many campus-related questions, the staff at each of our residential area desks can provide overnight guests with vacuum cleaners, luggage carts and other comfort items.