Las Olas Boulevard weddings

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. 🙂


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    Las Olas Boulevard - there's no other place quite like it. Las Olas offers you the very best in dining, antiques, shopping, fashion, the arts, history and much more.

    Las Olas Boulevard is located just seconds from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach and enjoys the wonderful South Florida weather. When you visit us on the boulevard, why not come by boat? The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi will bring you right here.

    We have lots of special events which take place throughout the year and some of the nicest people you'll ever wish to meet are right here. If you're planning a destination wedding, there's no better place.

    The boulevard has a lot of history too. Stay at the Riverside Hotel - built in 1936, or visit the Stranahan House Museum and see where Fort Lauderdale itself began. Enjoy breakfast, at any time of day or night, in the historic Floridian diner. See the Elbo Room, the place featured in Where the Boys Are - the iconic Spring Break movie made in 1960.

    Las Olas Boulevard has something to suit all tastes, all ages and all budgets. Dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink in a relaxing bar. Experience fine dining in one of our many restaurants, or grab a pizza, sandwich, panini or salad. Enjoy cuisine from all over the world right here. And don't miss the treats we have for you - chocolates, ice creams, frozen yogurts, candies, pastries - all made right here on Las Olas. Eat at a sidewalk café, people-watch, visit our world-class museum of art, take the kids to the science museum for a day of fun, sit and watch the water traffic go by on the New River ... there's so much to do.

    Shop for the finest goods - and bargains too. Our stores sell everything from diamonds to dresses, from gowns to garlic bread!

    We have all your needs taken care of on Las Olas. We have a pharmacy, dry-cleaners, a deli, dressmakers, gifts, quality cigars ... in addition to pampering services if you're looking for a massage, a manicure or a magnificent haircut. We even have our own Sunday farmers' market.

    We haven't forgotten the business traveler. If you're in Fort Lauderdale for business, you'll find every service you need on the boulevard and what better place to work? Many of our restaurants have free wifi so you can check your email and write your blog as you sip an Italian coffee and enjoy a snack in a sidewalk café.

    We'll look forward to seeing you on Las Olas!