…without the sand!

What could be more romantic than saying your vows on a beautifully landscaped property with serene Biscayne Bay as a backdrop?  We can’t think of anything! A fortunate few brides have discovered this hidden jewel in the heart of Coconut Grove…The Kampong.

 

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Kampong_The Kampong_110708_01_ROAaaaah…The Kampong.

Not only is this 7.5 acre bay front estate gorgeous, it has a wonderful history.  Dr. David Fairchild, namesake of Fairchild Tropical Garden, bought the property in 1916.  He and his wife Marian, daughter of Alexander Graham Bell, named it The Kampong – a Malay word for a village, or a cluster of dwellings for an extended family.  Dr. Fairchild, one of the most influential horticulturalist and plant collectors of his time, was akin to an early "Indiana Jones", conducting field trips in exotic locales all over the globe.

 

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Now owned by the National Tropical Botanical Garden, The Kampong has recently been made available for a select few Weddings.  In addition to the stunning Ceremony location options, the new event space offers a wonderful setting for a dinner reception. Kampong_Indoors

Carefully designed and built to compliment the original architecture, it offers the ideal setting for dining in a Tropical Paradise.  Limestone columns support large beam ceilings, providing a most romantic view of the lush Florida landscape.  If you are looking for a one of a kind venue, only minutes from Miami and South Beach, look no further.