Ethan's Empire - A Mitzvah Suited for a King

When a client of The Temple House said they wanted to have a King of The Empire themed Bar Mitzvah, The Temple House events team knew exactly how to create an event designed exclusively for royalty.  The custom décor  and every fabulous detail was dedicated to the man-of-the-hour and his royal “coming of age”.   With an enormous golden globe (because he ruled the world for the night), crowns taller than life, regal furniture and life size horses with crystal beaded chandeliers, the Bar Mitzvah king sat in his own custom throne commanding one of the biggest nights of his life.   Of course, the dazzling 360-degree projection mapping elevated the noble ambiance to a whole new level.  There was non-stop themed enjoyment all night, that kept the party going until the very end. The royal feast was provided Thierry's Catering.

Shakira Launches New Album at The Temple House - May 2017

Shakira with Team Temple House - Dan, Ariel, Andres & Ashley

Shakira with Team Temple House - Dan, Ariel, Andres & Ashley

Shakira and her team at Jay Z’s Roc Nation selected The Temple House to launch her new and highly anticipated album "El Dorado" for an exclusive ultra-VIP audience. For close to three hours, a small group of celebrities, industry titans, friends, family and media were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime private and super intimate concert by Shakira.  

After feasting on Colombian delicacies from Thierry’s Catering, Shakira took the stage and opened her performance with an acoustic version of "Chantaje".   After chatting with guests about the new album,  Latin Grammy-nominated Prince Royce joined Shakira on the stage to sing the gorgeous duet Déjà vu" (Royce’s 15th number one song on the Tropical Songs Airplay chart) that dazzled the audience.  And, as if that wasn’t enough, there was still yet another surprise when the singer and music superstar, and Latin Grammy winner Nicky Jam joined Shakira for another duet ("Perro Fiel").  Shakira ended the set with a fabulous rendition of the song "Me Enamore".

Shakira and her design and event team utilized the dramatic 360-degree projection mapping system at The Temple House, which was used as a backdrop for the event and featured stunning visuals provided by United Projection.  Guests walked into dazzling golden rays to set the vibe (honoring the title of the album, which means gold), and each song had it's own accompanying visuals.  

After having Shakira at The Temple House, we can tell you without doubt that Shakira sounds as good live and in person as she does on her albums. We can also assure you that she is as awesome, gorgeous, humble and sweet in person as you might think she would be!!! 

Shakira and Nicky Jam singing Perro Fiel

Shakira and Nicky Jam singing Perro Fiel

Shakira and Prince Royce Sing Deja Vu

Shakira and Prince Royce Sing Deja Vu

Koncept Events Post

Koncept Events, one of our preferred event management agencies, does an AWESOME post on The Temple House.

Koncept Events is a Global Destination Services, Total Event Management, and Brand Marketing Agency. Corporate headquarters reside in Fort Lauderdale, FL providing regional expertise throughout the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Founded in 2007, Angie Nelson and Hillary Smith, CMP, CSEP have proven to be the most sought after executives in corporate destination services and meeting planning management. Their company continues to celebrate growth with a team of the industry’s most creative and effective logistical minds and KE is consistently seen on the roster of recipients for many of the hospitality industries most prestigious and coveted awards. Their leadership is called upon for frequent public speaking engagements and they are published regularly across numerous media outlets for their expertise in the field.

KE’s suite of services includes Site Selection & Contract Negotiation, Meeting Planning, Registration & Event Engagement Technology, Production & Show Management, Group Transportation, Tours & Excursions, Teambuilders, Offsite Venues, Experiential Entertainment, Floral Design, Gifts, Event Design & Décor, Product Launches, Multi-City Road Shows, Brand Ambassadors, Pop-Up Experiences, Experiential Marketing Events, and MUCH MORE!


The Temple House in Miami Beach has been named as one, of only three, finalists in the BizBash 2014 National Event Style Awards for the category of ‘Best Wedding and Events Venue’.BizBash is the leading innovator and resource hub for the event and meeting industry and their 2014 National Event Style Awards honor the best ideas, strategies, products, and venues across North America.

The Temple House was chosen for this high profile national award nomination because it has demonstrated innovation, quality of execution, effectiveness, and an influential impact on the event and meeting industry. The Temple House is a Miami Beach landmark with a proven track record of executing private events of the highest caliber. It is frequently featured in the media, in movies and as the backdrop of television shows and music videos. The Temple House is one of the few event venues in the world that has seen such a high volume of widely-known celebrities pass through it – movie stars, musical artists, sporting legends, artists, and CEOs.

The Temple House boasts approximately 16,000 square feet of event venue space and features a 6,600 square foot grand room with 25-foot ceilings, a state of the art lighting and audio system, a custom Brazilian cherry wood mezzanine, a stunning Santorini-inspired outside terrace with an eye-candy water feature, a fully air conditioned catering space, and more.

One of the sexiest and chicest locations to have an amazing wedding and after party at in all of Miami Beach,” states Grace Ormonde, Editor in Chief of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. “The Temple House is is one of my all time favorite venues.

The Temple House was the winner of the 2013 Most Spectacular Restoration Award, the 2013 Innovative Architecture Award and the 2014 Historic Preservation With Adaptive Re-Use Award from the city of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

When all eyes are on an event, and it needs to go off without a hitch,” states Temple House owner, Daniel Davidson, “The Temple House provides an unparalleled peace of mind, only possible through the well-documented reputation and event history of our venue and the expertise and experience of our team of event professionals.

The winners of the 2014 National Event Style Awards will be announced at BizBash Live: The Expo New York on October 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.


The Temple House was the Miami Beach event venue for the recent Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s “Pinnacle Collection” Fashion Show featuring a beautiful runway showcase presenting Michael Costello Couture’s latest collection and brand new designs. Pinnacle Entertainment Group – founded in Miami by Dion Pouncil, Co-Founder James Cloud and managing partner Ronel Charles – has a team that strives to consistently fill the event event designing, planning, management, and special event voids with premium and memorable events. Needless to say, they stayed true to form in the orchestration of this VERY buzzworthy Miami Fashion Week event!

Michael Costello is an incredibly sought-after designer who was featured on Project Runway season 8, finishing in 4th place, and he was a Project Runway All-Star season 1 finalist. His portfolio includes designs for: Toni Braxton, Paulina Rubio, Paris Hilton, Salma Hayek, Traci Bingham, Livvi Franc, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Mya, Celine Dion, Michelle Williams and many others.

The show also featured dresses from MT Costello, which is the line Michael creates in collaboration with his sister, Stephanie Costello.

Celebrities in attendance at the event included: Grammy Award winning singer & star of WeTV’s “Tamar and Vince”, Tamara Braxton and Vince Herbert; Real Housewives of Miami stars, Alexia Echevarria and Lisa  Hochstein; Michael Yo; Janice Combs; Yovanna Ventura; Miami socialite Julz Goddard; Public School Menswear co-founder, Maxwell Osborne; and fashion multi-tasker, Milan Vulkmarovich.

This exclusive affair at the Temple House was sponsored by Cavalli Miami Restaurant & LoungeLe Grand Saint Sparkling Vodka (who sponsored a cocktail reception where guests enjoyed some of their Rosé sparkling vodka), and Lou la Vie (the Florida-based luxury and exotic car rental company who was the official car sponsor for the event).

Reverberations from this event, in the form of photos, videos and fashion news were felt worldwide — a testament to the event design firm, the designers, the models, the guests, the sponsors, and the blank canvas of The Temple House event space, which was easily adapted for use into a simply stunning setting for a world-class runway show featuring some of the biggest names in the business.