Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens: The Ultimate Event Location in Miami


March 2023 – Miami is already known as one of the world’s preeminent top cosmopolitan cities, thanks to its diverse cultures, showplace of the arts, and international destination. Now, there is one more reason to make Miami your metropolis of choice: hosting an unforgettable event at the Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island Gardens.

Yacht Haven Grande Miami (YHGM) is rapidly making a name for itself not only as the finest superyacht marina in the area, but also as the “go to” facility for its glamourous venues, desirable location and stunning views of the Miami skyline.

With a marina capacity to berth 50 superyachts (up to 550’/167m), this island destination is centrally located between downtown Miami and iconic Miami Beach, just a 10 minute drive away, and is the perfect “home base” from which to access South Florida’s year round social calendar. Easy access from the Atlantic Ocean and no overhead restrictions allows any sized yacht to tie up at YHGM.

When it’s time for your event, what could be more amazing than a perfectly curated party on the water’s edge, with one of finest cityscapes right in front of you?  From fashion shows to F1 events to corporate gatherings to culinary celebrations and more, you will see that YHGM can exceed your expectations.

With growing demand among discerning hosts looking for ever more impressive settings to wow clients and VIP guests, we understand their needs and are confident that we can create luxurious and upscale experiences at IGY Event Haven Miami” explains Romina Bompani, IGY’s sponsorship & event sales manager.

IGY Event Haven for five-star entertaining

Yacht Haven Grande Marina is part of the world-wide IGY network of marinas and venues. IGY Event Haven at Island Gardens, adjacent to the marina, is known as the most exclusive private event venue in Miami. It boasts an intimate, five-star setting for corporate or non-profit events, awards ceremonies, cocktail parties, product launches, private concerts and celebrations small or large.

Featuring a total space of 80,000 sq. ft. with a capacity for a whopping 2,350 guests, the IGY Event Haven is divided into individual entertainment zones including the VIP Marina Lounge (150 guests), the Wood Event Deck (200 guests) and the Production Lawn (2000 guests).

YHGM’s versatile event spaces, overlooking the incredible Miami skyline, are hard to beat. In addition to the venues, “Our VIP lounge and outdoor section itself holds around 150 people so that’s also ideal for a smaller gathering,” explains Bompani.

Our marina and event spaces are also ideal locations for filming music videos and movie productions and are attractive destinations for anything from small business gatherings to elite fashions shows.” says Arianna Haskelson, IGY’s marketing manager. 

The jewel in the crown is the Miami cityscape backdrop, with Haskelson adding “The view itself is the main draw – it’s the entire Miami skyline”. Majestic during the day and magical in the evening, Haskelson adds that “it’s even more stunning at night”.

With easy access from the highway for guests attending events, the YHGM management team understands the need for discreate security. Docking your yacht or hosting a private event comes with secured access and 24 hour security.

The most memorable Miami parties

YHGM has previously hosted a number of spectacular parties tied in with prestigious cultural, arts and sporting fixtures. Name brand events, such as the  Louis Vuitton Virgil Abloh memorial fashion show, sporting events including the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in 2022, and private events during Art Basel last winter.

High profile superyachts that have visited the marina include Bravo Eugenia (109m), Kismet (95m),  Elysian (66m), Kisses (53m) and Gene Machine (55m), the sister yacht to Gene Chaser which hosted the glittering launch party for IGY’s exclusive Trident membership program in May 2022. Most recently, the superyacht AHPO (115m) called YHGM home during the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show.

YHGM has already contracted to host another Art Basel party later this year, and an F1 VIP event during the second Grand Prix this spring. YHGM also presents the SuperYacht Miami show in conjunction with the Miami Boat Show with a Superyacht Lounge for captains, owners, brokers and media. A fashion show celebrating Swim Week is also scheduled.

When it comes to catering for large scale events at Yacht Haven Grande Miami, the possibilities are endless. With Miami being a melting pot of international cuisine, event planners can choose their own chef or restaurant.

For more information to coordinate private catering options or dedicated- planning for your next special event, please call +1 754-422-6985 or send an email to [email protected].

What to expect from Yacht Haven Grande Miami at Island Gardens

YHGM is here to cater to your needs with our marina amenities. Golf carts are available to transport guests between yachts and venues. Miami International Airport is a short ride away. If desired, there’s an onsite helicopter landing pad.

Location is key, and YHGM is in the center of the action. Access all that Miami has to offer, from iconic South Beach and Art Deco themed Ocean Drive to the Fashion District, Coconut Grove and beyond.

Further amenities include a captain/crew lounge with BBQ area, private conference rooms and business center, parking and onsite dining. You’ll also find customs and immigration assistance, valet service, laundry and dry cleaning, regulated waste removal and secure storage on site.

The Dockmaster and friendly marina team collaborate with the superyacht leading providers to coordinate arrangements for vessel maintenance, fuelling, provisioning, concierge services and any other requirements to make your stay enjoyable.

As a year-round destination and perfect jumping off point to the Bahamas, Caribbean or other exotic locations, visiting yachts can also take advantage of lower summer dockage and transient rates from June through October annually. “We want to treat those yachts who decide to stay in the Miami area during the off season with attractive dockage rates,” adds Haskelson.

Let Yacht Haven Grande Marina be on your cruising itinerary or host to your next major event. As the most exclusive superyacht marina in downtown Miami with all that is offered, you’ll realize that you want to be here.