Reception Palace Ballrooms opened in 2000, thanks to the founding mother-daughter duo of Aida and Soraya Huguet. Over the last decade, it has since remained a family-owned and operated business that values clients on a personal level from the moment someone calls the office until the last guest leaves the event.
The idea behind Reception Palace Ballrooms really began with Soraya’s father, and Aida’s late husband, Alfredo, a natural in the hospitality business. He loved to cook, entertain, organize, please and delight, which made him and his family the perfect fit for the special event industry.
It was Alfredo who inspired the passion that Soraya and Aida grew for helping others turn simple occasions into something special, and, after he passed, that fire still burned within the two. Soraya and her mother decided it was time to use that passion and get back into the business. They opened Reception Palace Ballrooms, one of the very first stand-alone reception venues in the Miami area.
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As her father’s child, it’s no wonder Soraya fell in love with the event planning industry. Growing up in this industry afforded Soraya an early peek into what she wanted her future to be. In 1993, Soraya graduated from FIU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Management and has since been planning and coordinating events in the Miami area.
After years of helping so many live real-life fairytale weddings, quinces, parties and events, Soraya finally achieved a dream of her own: having a stand-alone building specially designed for weddings, quinces and other social events. Now, Soraya and her mother and partner, Aida, use this dream-come-true venue to fulfill even more of Miami resident’s whims and desires.
When the family founded Tropicana Fiestas in 1987, Aida not only learned the business, but truly fell in love with it. From then on, Aida became the behind the scenes “Mother Figure” Event Producer that makes it all possible every single weekend. Thanks to her constant hard work and dedication her team has learned just how to master the art of turning any celebration into truly enchanting experience.
When you walk into Reception Palace, you’re walking into not only a dream that has become a reality for them, but you’re walking into their home. That’s what sets them apart from the rest. Aida represents wisdom & respect not only within the industry but amongst all she comes in contact with. For that same reason, hidden in the depth of their ballrooms you might find little owls looking over the newlyweds, clients & guest, offering helpfulness, wisdom, guidance & blessings to all who enter Reception Palace Ballrooms.