New World Center

Rooftop Garden & Donor Lounge


Rooftop Garden

A panoramic vista of Miami Beach from Biscayne Bay to the Atlantic Ocean makes the rooftop garden an ideal location for chic receptions, high-end dinners, private parties and intimate performances.

Projection of video or corporate logos on the outdoor “cube” and ornamental lighting of the garden can further augment your guest’s evening experience. Custom cut sun sails can be deployed overhead to provide shade for guest comfort during a beautiful brunch or luncheon.

Cultivating Culture with Nature

The New World Center’s rooftop garden is one of the most distinctive event venues available in Miami Beach, offering a window to the city's natural beauty. Although the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a few blocks north, your guests can also enjoy a diverse collection of local and exotic plants on our rooftop along with a breathtaking view of the city. To the east, beautiful SoundScape Park sits just below, leading the eye toward the expansive Atlantic Ocean where on a clear night the moon rises from behind Miami Beach’s iconic Art Deco hotels.

Intimate and Expandable

Designed by Raymond Jungles with local indigenous flora, the gorgeous rooftop garden accommodates 250 guests standing or 160 seated. Several tree-topped planters with surrounding benches form nooks where lounge seating can create intimate spots for conversation.

Peruse the following floorplans to see how the space can be arranged, and contact the NWC team for a personal consultation.




For additional covered space, the adjacent Jane and Gerald Katcher Donor Lounge can also be annexed.

Donor Lounge

The Jane and Gerald Katcher Donor Lounge is a flexible, intimate space that inspires creative conversation. With views of the adjacent rooftop garden, the Donor Lounge is perfect for executive retreats, conference breakout sessions, lunches, dinners and receptions and accommodates 100 seats theater-style, 80 for seated dinner, or 100 individuals standing.

The following seating chart gives an example of how the lounge can be set up. Upon reaching out to us, a personalized seating chart can be arranged.


Community of the Arts

Situated in the heart of a community passionate about the arts, the New World Center is home to the New World Symphony, a preeminent fellowship program training musicians for leadership roles in music worldwide. The New World Symphony is anchor to the surrounding Miami Beach arts institutions, including the world-renowned Miami City Ballet and Colony Theatre, home to Miami New Drama. Your guests will enjoy days of wonderful arts and culture as a complement to your destination event.  

Rave Reviews

The relaxing, intimate atmosphere of the Rooftop Garden and Donor Lounge leave a lasting impression, as visitors often share.

"The Wallcasts are brilliant and the park is beautiful. The view of all of South Beach from the roof garden is equally beautiful. Well worth a visit!" – Elizabeth B.

"I adored appreciating the shape of the gardens and its acoustics..." – Camilo L.

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