No, you are welcome to visit during hours of operations as there are no fees to visit the estate. We are open to the public during these hours:
September 1 - May 31
Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
June 1 - August 31
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
No, the rental fees are for the 1-day usage of Thalatta Estate only and do not include tables/chairs/caterers, etc. You are responsible for bringing in the tables and chairs, and hiring your own caterer, etc.
The rental fees give you access to the entire day at Thalatta Estate. Your event MUST finish at 11pm (no exceptions) and clean-up must take place from 11p.m.-1a.m. if your event ends at 11p.m. We do not book two events on the same day, so your event will be only rental that day. Tables, chairs, decorations must be put up the same day and removed the same evening.
We do not have a preferred vendor list so you are welcome to use your own. However, only licensed and insured vendors will be allowed to work/serve at Thalatta Estate. The caterer must provide us with a Certificate of Liability insurance naming the “Village of Palmetto Bay” as an additional insured. They also have to sign the catering permit form. If you are planning on serving alcohol at your event, the caterer’s insurance must include Liquor Liability.
Thalatta Estate is equipped with a prep kitchen that the caterer will have access to use during the event. There are no heating elements in the kitchen (besides two microwaves) so caterers are responsible to bring their own equipment. No cooking, grilling or deep frying in the prep kitchen. The caterer is responsible for cleaning up the kitchen and properly disposing of all garbage into the dumpster on-site. Failure to clean-up will result in a loss of your security deposit.
For any party over 50 guests, you are required to hire valet services through the Village's contracted vendor. Arrangements for valet services can be made with the Park Reservation Specialist or designee.
For any party under 50 guests, 1 security officer is required for the duration of your event. For any party over 50 guests, a minimum of 2 security officers will be required. Security services will be reserved at the time of your booking through the Park Reservation Specialist or designee.
There is minimal power supply by the waterside ceremony site for microphones or sound system. There is no lighting in that area after-dark other than the pathway lights.
Thalatta Estate does have lighting at night, and most renters do not bring in additional lights. If you want to add decorative lights, please remember that everything must be setup and taken down the same day. Thalatta Estate also offer string lights to rent. Also, any damage caused by the installation/addition of lights and decoration will result in a loss of your security deposit.
Thalatta Estate is an outdoor venue. If you wish to tent your event, you must hire a licensed and insured tent company. We do not have a preferred vendor list for tent rentals. All tents will require a permit, and your tent rental company is responsible for pulling the appropriate permits. Tents must be secured by water-barrels and cannot be staked into the grass. Tents must be installed and removed on the same day of the event.
No motorized vehicles are allowed beyond the parking lot. However, if you choose to rent a golf cart for your event, you must have a designated driver at all times for the golf cart. We do not have a preferred vendor for golf cart rentals and it is your responsibility to use a reputable and licensed rental company. The golf cart must be delivered and picked up the same day of your event.
We accept checks, credit cards (MC, Visa, Discover, Amex) and money orders. Checks are payable to "Village of Palmetto Bay". If you are booking an event less than 30 days away, checks will not be accepted.
Please note that starting November 1st, 2013 we will implement a non-refundable 2.25% convenience fee for the use of all credit cards. As of January 27th, 2013 State Statutes allows all public entities to charge extra for use of a credit cards. Please refer to the 2013 Florida Statutes 215.322 for further information. To avoid this fee you may make payments via personal check, cashier’s check, money order or cash
If you want to pay with cash, you will be required to pay directly at the Palmetto Bay Municipal Center (located at 9705 E. Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157). The Village cashier does not accept bills larger than $20.