The best place to get married in Fort Lauderdale? On and around Las Olas Boulevard, of course! Residents who know the area well frequently choose the boulevard – as do those couples who are looking for a great destination wedding. I’ll start with my four favorites – in no particular order because I’ve no idea which I’d choose!
Let’s start with the wonderful Stranahan House – steeped in history and right on the river. The grounds and the riverfront patio are the perfect location. You can have the entire event – including the reception – in the Stranahan House grounds. The house is perfect for up to 150 guests.
For larger groups (or any size) the Riverside Hotel is equally historic and their romantic Wedding Circle is right on the banks of the river. (Brides – arrive to your wedding ceremony by boat!) The hotel can arrange the entire event for you and of course, there’s no better place for your guests to stay.
Remaining by the water, how about getting married in the shade of beautiful tress with the river flowing by? Yes, you can hold your marriage ceremony in Colee Hammock Park. You’ll need to get a permit from the city and there is a fee (A couple of hundred dollars – cheaper if you are a resident).
And then of course, the beach. My favorite photographer often sees couples exchanging vows on the beach just as the sun rises. Wow. You can’t rope off an area or block the public in any way so dawn is the perfect time and you’ll almost have the beach to yourselves. No permit required – no fee!
There’s also the Rotary Gazebo, the Esplanade Pavilion, the Riverwalk South Gazebo and Stranahan Park Pavilion located in our near Riverwalk Park. For park wedding permits and details call 954-828-4610.
You can’t have your wedding reception on the beach or in one of our parks but there are many Las Olas restaurants that would love to host you. 🙂