No, the founder of Bill Hansen Luxury Catering & Events Production (www.BillHansenCatering.com) is seeking clients who want to push the envelope with creative and adventurous weddings, corporate events, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.
The event planning starts with the selection of venues, and Hansen has cornered the market with more than 100 unique places spanning from Palm Beach County to the Keys. Perhaps one of the most interesting is the Park Place Event Space & Theatre, a historic and majestic site featuring an 800-seat theatre, large reception room, and access to the scenic Lummus Park. It is located at 471 NW 3rd Street in Miami.
As founder of this 35-year-old Coconut Grove-based firm, Hansen readily admits that Park Place offers features unlike any other in the area.
“Just imagine the possibilities with this venue,” he said. “Corporate events can take advantage of the theatre for presentations, shareholder meetings, and entertainment. Likewise, think of the possibilities with a wedding. The stage-like setting can accommodate the actual reception and then provide a concert-like setting for entertainment.”
The other appealing feature is that the historic nature of Park Place is truly unlike any other.
“Park Place gives people the opportunity to step back in history,” said Hansen. “The theatre hosted the old silent movies and has one of the only existing Skinner Pipe Organs. But with the recent renovation, it combines modern design with Old Miami architecture.”
According to Hansen, it provides the setting for a truly memorable event. He also stresses that it is also very practical.
“It is appealing to corporations because of the theatre and the adjacent dining room,” added Hansen. “Brides can choose from several outdoor and indoor locations for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions and dining. They also have use of Lummus Park, which offers a rustic setting on the river. It is simply a venue that combines many advantages and a strong sense of history.”
Based out of the historic Villa Woodbine historic mansion in Coconut Grove, Hansen and his team of executive chefs and planners consistently deliver on its promise of creating “one-of-a-kind” experiences that eliminate the stress during the preparation and the day of the event.
“We have become the ‘go-to” caterers and event planners for people seeking non-traditional venues,” said Hansen. “Many people want something unique as opposed to a hotel or a country club. We pride ourselves on offering our clients the most diverse selection of venues in South Florida.
In addition to Villa Woodbine and Vizcaya, Hansen offers other venues including the The Kampong, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Palm Court, the DuPont Building, The Moore Building, The Cruz Building, The Charles Deering Estate, 1111 Lincoln Road, The Gallery of Amazing Things, The Versace Mansion, The Rubell Family Collection, The Ice Palace, The Walton House, The Ancient Spanish Monastery, The Bonnet House, The Needham Estate, to name a few. He caterers at over 100 venues throughout South Florida.
There is no detail too small for Hansen and his staff.
“We offer all types of cuisine with a catering staff that rivals any 5-star restaurant in the area,” said Hansen. “Our chefs provide all types of ethnic cuisines and Kosher menus, to name a few. There isn’t a menu we cannot provide to our clients.”
In addition to Villa Woodbine, Hansen offers other venues including Vizcaya, the Kampong, Fairchild Tropical Garden, SAMSARA, the Walton House, Estancia Culinaria, Park Place, Palm Court, The Alfred I DuPont Building, The Moore Building, The Cruz Building, the Walton House, Samsara, Estancia Culinaria, The Charles Deering Estate, 1111 Lincoln Road, The Gallery of Amazing Things, The Versace Mansion, The Temple House the Rubell Family Collection, The Ice Palace, The Walton House, The Ancient Spanish Monastery, The Bonnet House, The Needham Estate, to name a few. He caters at more than 100 venues throughout South Florida.
About Bill Hansen Luxury Catering & Events Production
Bill Hansen started Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Events Production in 1980, under the name Bills’ Catering. Working out of The Miami Club, downtown Miami’s premier city club, he took Miami by storm and became a major player in the upscale catering arena. In 1983, he discovered Villa Woodbine, a historic mansion in Coconut Grove, which is today one of Miami’s most sought-after weddings venues.
For the past 35 years Bill Hansen Luxury Catering has paired with South Florida’s finest venues and vendors to cater and produce luxury events for hundreds of Fortune 500 firms, thousands of bridal couples and the who's who of the celebrity world, offering its clients a wide variety of unique venues along with innovative catering, event planning, décor, and flawless execution.
It is the preferred or exclusive provider at over 100 South Florida venues and was recently voted “Caterer of the Year” in 2015 by Bizbash readers and colleagues. The firm was also named the 2016 Business of the Year" by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.