9 Miami ‘Father of the Bride’ Spots You Can Visit and Feel Like You’re in the Movie


The remake of father of the bride came out last week and it has so many ties to Miami, Florida. This version of the film is about a Cuban-American family in town, and they recorded various familiar locations in South Florida.

Gloria Estefan, who played the mother of the bride, is widely known to have roots in the Magic City, and she also lives there. She brought her cultural knowledge to the big screen and made the film as authentic as possible.

There’s mention of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, which are real places that exist in the city, as well as even a mockup of Brickell Magazine, one of the local publications. They really paid attention to detail for the remake.

From Star Island to Little Havana, you can actually visit these movie locations and be your own entertainment guide! We’ve found a list of where the movie was filmed, so you can feel like you’re part of the cast.

ball and chain

Address: 1513 SW 8th St., Miami, Florida

Why You Need To Go: Ball & Chain is a must-visit restaurant in Miami, and we see it at the start of the film, where the father and mother are getting married. You can always go there for a night out on the town and enjoy salsa dance parties, as it’s famous on Calle 8.

dominoes park

Address: 801 SW 15th Ave., Miami, FL

Why you have to go: Domino Park in Little Havana reflects deep-rooted Cuban culture. In this park, you will find people playing the game as seen in various scenes from the movie.

Little Havana

Address: Calle 8, Little Havana, Miami, Florida

Why you need to go: There were no-name restaurants in the film that were just around the corner from Domino Park on Calle 8, and you can explore the famous neighborhood considered Little Havana, which is a huge cultural hub in the remake.

The Biltmore Hotel

Address: 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Florida

Why you should go: in father of the bride, Andy Garcia, who plays the father, takes his whole family to the Biltmore Hotel, where he hopes his daughter will choose the location for the wedding reception. This famous hotel is absolutely beautiful and you can also stay there!

Majestic

Majestic Restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami, Florida.

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Address: 660 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Florida

Why you need to go: There’s a quick cut from the Majestic Bar & Restaurant on Ocean Drive. It was spotted in the movie, so you can add it to your tour guide list!

Vicky’s Bakery

Address: 3765 W. Flagler St., Miami, Florida

Why you need to go: Although the brick and mortar of Vicky Bakery was not spotted, there is a scene where Garcia is holding a bag of cans of food and coffee from the restaurant when the women are trying on wedding dresses . It’s a well-known Cuban bakery, and you can eat like the characters did on camera!

south beach

South Beach in Miami.

South Beach in Miami.

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Address: South Beach, Miami, Florida

Why you need to go: South Beach’s main road was featured, which is, of course, a Miami must-see. There’s a separate shot of this street all lit up at night, and if you’re not coming here as a tourist, now you can add it to your list of magical movie spots.

Shelborne

Address: 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida

Why you need to go: The cast is heading here for the groom’s bachelor party, and there’s a very focused shot on the entrance to this hotel. It is not only a place where you can relax, but it is also a place where you can enjoy your stay.

star island

Address: Star Island, Miami Beach, Florida

Why you need to go: Star Island is a place you’ll pass when heading to South Beach. You’ll see it on the water with million dollar homes, and it’s a perfect scene where you can still recognize Miami. This place is shown a lot because the family is wealthy and is deduced as a place where the groom’s father buys a house.

Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart, and above all, be respectful on your adventure.

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