As Fisher Island events go, there is only one, but it is extraordinary. Once the private winter estate of William K. Vanderbilt, this 216-acre island created in 1905 is now a hip, private, stylish enclave. Situated in Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, one of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S., is accessible only by yacht or a private ferry service departing from Terminal Road just off Miami Beach's MacArthur Causeway. The lush, exclusive island offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami Skyline.
Located 11 miles from the Miami International Airport, Fisher Island is 1 mile from the Miami Beach Convention Center and less than a mile from downtown Miami.
Hotel venues on Fisher Island are limited, but ultra luxurious. The Fisher Island Club Hotel has four historic cottages, six courtyard villas and a guesthouse with five 1-bedroom junior suites, private beach club, 9-hole championship golf course, full-service spa and fitness center and the Vanderbilt Mansion Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 150 for receptions. The 12-suite Provident Luxury Suites on Fisher Island has one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with numerous luxury amenities.
On the island, hotel guests enjoy tennis, golf, spa, and beach activities. South Beach is less than a mile away via ferry so it's easy to head over for some glitz and nightlife. In fact, groups desiring to meet and stay near the island should consider Miami's South Beach, the most convenient choice with several meeting-oriented hotels such as the 790-room Loews Miami Beach and 375-room Ritz-Carlton South Beach.
For special event venues on Fisher Island, both the Fisher Island Club Hotel and Provident Luxury Suites can coordinate events at indoor and outdoor venues on the island. Options in South Beach include the 1111 Lincoln Road Event Space and Lucky Strike Lanes.
Two exceptional Italian restaurants, La Trattoria and Porto Servo, highlight the dining venues on Fisher Island. Several excellent options are available in South Beach such as celebrated restaurants like Joe's Stone Crab and Big Pink.