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Events, Meetings, and Weddings

The Museum's plaza area, main display shed, and several air-conditioned lounge cars are available for meetings, weddings, and other events.

Wedding of Bill and Lourdes MetzOver the past five decades, in close cooperation with the Miami Dade County Parks Department, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum has grown into a remarkable historic train and industrial arts collection. The Museum offers train rides on historic rail equipment and is open six days a week to the public (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday), 350 days a year. The railroad museum is not just a collection of trains. It is about families, community, schools and the joy of learning in a historic environment. On its fifty acres of historic property the Museum provides train rides and hosts increasing numbers of guided school field trips with an orientation presentation, lectures, bus tours, birthday parties, weddings, receptions, business and corporate meetings, film shoots and special events that bring the history of trains to life. The mission of the Museum is to serve by educating all the youths and adults who walk through its doors. Its commitment to education focuses on hands-on interdisciplinary and intergenerational exhibits, programs, outreach activities and special events which speak to the richness and diversity of our Florida heritage.

Option A

Rental fees per 3 hour event for the plaza and the lawn (up to 225 guests)

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: $400.00
Monday through Thursday: $250.00

Maximum suggested number of guests is 225. Each additional guest over 225 is $9.50 per guest. Each additional hour $100.00.

Option B

Rental fees per 3 hour event for the Ferdinand Magellan platform ceremony (up to 125 guests)

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: $450.00
Monday through Thursday: $275.00

Maximum suggested number of guests is 125. Each additional guest over 125 is $9.50 per guest. Each additional hour $100.00.

Option C

Rental fees per three hour event for air conditioned lounge car (maximum capacity 55 guests)

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: $450.00
Monday through Thursday: $250.00

Each additional hour $100.00.

Wedding under the Shed

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum can work to meet your catering needs and can work with your preffered caterer.

  • All rentals are subject to 7% Miami-Dade County Sales Tax and a $200 refundable Security Deposit.
  • Evening rentals after 7:00 p.m. require a $100.00 per hour fee for Zoo Security because we are within the security perimeter of the MetroZoo after closing.
  • A summer discount of 25% is given during the months of June, July and August.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice.

For more information, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Executive Director, at 786-217-8780.

The area of Museum property desired for the service or reception must be approved by the Museum in advance. Generally, most of our train cars are not available for events with the exception of our lounge cars (see Lounge Car rental section). Tax will be added to total bill.

Large events and/or multi-day events requiring significant use of the grounds, including closing the Museum during the event, require significant lead time (a minimum of one month is recommended).

 

Business Meeting

ACL 254

The Museum has a lounge car which is now available for rent. The ACL Observation Bar Lounge #254 is sure to offer a very unique place to conduct your next business meeting. The air-conditioned lounge car can accommodate up to 45 people and is ready for catered events such as business meetings. After hours use can be arranged. Please follow the link to see photos of the car.


Four Hour Package - (Use of the #254 for only 4 hours)

$100.00 Non-refundable Reservation Fee (the reservation is not confirmed until this fee is received).
+ $200.00 Payment due on the day of the meeting.
$300.00 Total (Based on attendance of 45 or guests. Total may increase with additional guests).

Full Day Package - (meeting may start as early as 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.)

$100.00 Non-refundable Reservation Fee (the reservation is not confirmed until this fee is received).
+ $300.00 Payment due on the day of the meeting.
$400.00 Total (Based on attendance of 45 or guests. Total may increase with additional guests).

Full Day "Table" Package - (meeting may start as early as 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.)
Don't need a lounge car? You may use up to five of our picnic tables that are located within the main exhibit building to host your meeting.

$100.00 Non-refundable Reservation Fee (the reservation is not confirmed until this fee is received).
+ $75.00 Payment due on the day of the meeting.
$175.00 Total (Based on attendance of 45 or guests. Total may increase with additional guests).

ACL 254

Please consult the Party and Event Information Sheet or call for more details.

Please see our Reservation Information section for availability and details on booking your rental.

 

Reservations Information

For reservations, availability, or other information, call 305-253-0063 during regular weekday hours, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .