The Vizcaya Ball, now in its 66th year, once again achieved a triumphant sold-out status as it welcomed 350 guests on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Beyond the glitz and glamour, this annual extravaganza served a noble cause—raising funds for the continued preservation of the historic Vizcaya estate, a National Historic Landmark.
A Glimpse of Old Hollywood
In a nod to the age of unparalleled glamour, attendees graced the cascade entrance donned in sophisticated black-tie attire, reminiscent of the icons of the silver screen. The event’s Old Hollywood theme set the stage for an evening that blended timeless elegance with contemporary festivities.
A Symphony of Elegance
The Main House courtyard resonated with the sounds of Jeffrey Grainger and Orchestra, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of Beltro Entertainment during the cocktail reception. The waterfront terrace of Vizcaya became the stage for the night’s festivities, guided by the eloquence of NBC 6 anchor Roxanne Vargas, reprising her role as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Stars Under the Stars
As the night unfolded, patrons enjoyed a seated dinner under the stars, meticulously prepared by Theirry Catering and Event Design. The atmosphere was charged with the artistry of the New Century Dance Company, paving the way for a night of dancing to the rhythmic beats of the Valerie Tyson Band.
Stewards of the Evening
The event was expertly steered by co-chairs Christy and David Martin and Alexa and Adam Wolman. The Ball Committee, comprising individuals dedicated to the cause, played a pivotal role in orchestrating this grand affair. Notable sponsors, including Citadel, Jenni and Joshua Coba, Terra, and others, lent their support to ensure the success of this elegant evening.
As the Vizcaya Ball celebrated its 66th edition, it not only immersed guests in a world of sophistication but also contributed to the preservation of a historical gem. This annual gala stands as a testament to the community’s commitment to safeguarding cultural heritage while reveling in a night of opulence and camaraderie.