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We had an incredible experience for our wedding at the Sonesta on 10/24/15. All of our guests were blown away by the penthouse views as well as the food, location from the airport and beach, and the rooms. We wouldn't have changed a thing. A minor hiccup was a slight lack of communications from our hotel coordinator in the final few weeks before the wedding, but nothing was affected by it and everything was worked out just fine. The overall experience was more like a dream and I just wish I was able to have more of the food and have it last longer! Bravo
We had our wedding at the Sonesta last weekend, October 17, 2015. My Mother-in-Law hosted the rehearsal dinner there as well which was on Friday night. Honestly, from the moment our wedding/event planner showed us the penthouse, we just knew that this was the perfect place to have our wedding. Close to the airport, beautiful rooms with breathtaking views plus it was directly across the street from the beach.
Considering that about 90% of our guests were traveling from out of town, the location was perfect!
I wanted to share a few things that really made a huge difference. The service was TOP NOTCH! I came down with laryngitis Friday morning, therefore, I could hardly speak on Friday night. The staff working at our rehearsal just went over and above my expectations. I wish I could remember the one ladies name, she was so sweet. She made it a point to have hot tea with a lot of honey at my table at all times while always checking in on me. The rehearsal dinner was located downstairs in the room by the pool, I think the name was Saio? We had about 30 people in that room with a great dinner and of course cocktails. It was perfect as well as private.
We also selected this hotel due to the fact that it has a contingency plan in case it would rain. Our heart was set on having our wedding on the beach but we both live in South Florida so we know that it can start raining at any moment of the day. They offer a room up in the penthouse that you can reserve if it is too windy or rainy. To be honest, it is such a beautiful room where if we weren't able to have our wedding on the beach, I wouldn't have been too disappointed, did I mention the views??????
After the beach ceremony, our guests were directed up the penthouse for cocktails before entering into the ballroom. I can't believe how this room was transformed. It was magical! The space is perfect for a wedding of our size about 155 or a lot more! I would highly recommend booking this hotel!!!
The penthouse wedding and reception venues was gorgeous, the food was amazing and the service was exceptional! The wait staff at the reception were extremely helpful and provided top notch service. My husband and I had several guests tell us how much they enjoyed the event and we would like to thank the staff at Sonesta for making it a truly awesome day for us and our guests. The rooms were wonderful and our out of town guests had a great stay at the hotel. Thanks to Noha, Arthur, Jeff as well as the reception wait staff!
This is THE place to have your wedding! Not only is the view breathtaking but the service is amazing! My guests were floored by how beautiful everything was. They described my wedding as " something that you see on tv". I agree!!!!
We chose Sonesta Hotel for its location away from the congestion further south on Ft. Laud Beach. Room rates and sizes vary which allowed all our guests to stay together allowing for more quality time. There are entry of activities and site seeing walking distance.We requested all our guests booked on the tenth floor close to our suite. The rooms all have ceiling to floor ocean views,comfortable beds and nicely decorated. The entire staff was genuinely sincere and welcoming.
We chose an all inclusive location so there would be no worry about transportation or weather concerns that could have ruined our day.
The entire weekend was perfectly executed by Catering Mgr Noha Ghali, Beverage Mgr. Daniel Meys and Executive Chef Mark Heinemann.
Banquet Mgr. Jeff Carlson and his staff showcased Marks food with attentive but not intrusive service.
We and our guests have happy memories after a weekend long wedding celebration at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach.
I would highly recommend the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale for your wedding. I had my rehearsal, brunch, wedding, and reception there the weekend of 10-25-14 and the hotel itself as well as the staff made my wedding a night to remember. The reason I originally went with the hotel was because of it's spectacular views and modern South Beach type decor. My husband and I loved the atmosphere and the proximity to the beach for our many out of town guests. Arthur Sands was a pleasure to work with and made sure everything ran smoothly. He was very helpful and responsive to my requests and helped me with the transition when the hotel changed from B Ocean to Sonesta. Arthur also recommended vendors that also were wonderful. The food for each event, my rehearsal dinner, the cocktail hour, the reception, and the breakfast was incredible. I was shocked as usually wedding food isn't always up to par.
The staff did an amazing job coordinating each of my events and I would recommend this hotel to anyone getting married that is looking for a beautiful "beach" wedding without getting your toes in the sand:)
Arthur Sands was incredibly responsive, professional, knowledgeable and kind from the beginning- even before we even decided that we seriously wanted to hold our wedding ceremony and reception at Sonesta. That goes a long way with me since it seems these days most places just want to sweet talk you and sell you impossible things. Everything Arthur promised us was delivered and then some. He made the entire planning process a breeze. He always answered any questions I might've had in a timely manner and never thought a single question I had was silly. He took the time to explain things, which meant a lot to us!
The Sonesta is just a breathtaking location for a wedding. The Horizon ballroom was picture-perfect for our brunch reception. The photos came out so well with the ocean as the backdrop. Our guests kept raving about the food and how scrumptious it was! The brunch spread was amazing!!!! We had the omelet chef, and he was a hit with our guests. We barely had a moment to eat, but what we did have was really tasty! We were told the smoked salmon and beef tips were the best.
The wait staff we had made our event all the more better. Each and every one of them was so attentive to us, the bride and groom. We always had filled champagne glasses and they even served us our food from the buffet. That kind of quality service stands out even on a special day like a wedding day. We stayed on-site that weekend and the hotel staff helped to create a special ambiance for us. They sent us champagne and a sinful dessert with a handwritten card to congratulate us. That was a thoughtful, personal touch that we both enjoyed!
The Sonesta provided a great value for our dollar and we could never imagine having our wedding anywhere else!
Our wedding at B Ocean was just beautiful. We had many guests fly in from the cold weather, so we wanted to impress them a little bit with the ocean scenery - safe to say we accomplished that! We were married outside under a full moon over the ocean - simply stunning. All of our guests commented on how well run the whole night was. The service was smooth and the staff just couldn't do enough for us. One guest told us that the food was so delicious, he was going to come back the next night for dinner! Not what one usually hears about wedding food! Arthur was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the entire planning process - he must have responded to each email I sent him within 5 minutes! He also recommended the most wonderful vendors who worked together seamlessly as a cohesive unit. I'm sure it took an army to make our wedding perfect, but I would never know. I had the least stressful day I could have imagined, and I want to do it all over again! THANK YOU!!
To all the brides out there, please book your wedding at B Ocean hotel only if you want superb service, excellent food, and a view to die for. From the Catering Manager Arthur Sands, to the Sales Manager Judy Harstein everything was done in perfection and class. I recently wed at the B Ocean hotel in August 2013, my guest loved the hotel setting and the services that they provided my ceremony and reception was organized and the evening flowed perfectly. Working with Arthur and Judy was one of the easiest relationships to have during my wedding process. They made me and my family and friends feel comfortable and at home. I will recommend this hotel to anyone who is truly ready to have a classy and absolutely good time at their wedding. You are definitely in good hands with the venue, they took care of all of my needs and request and was always professional. My husband and I are officially going back to B Ocean Hotel every year.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale. Should you refer another couple to the B Ocean and they decide to have their wedding here we will provide you and Robert with an Overnight Stay at the Hotel and Dinner for Two in SA1A.
If and when you return to the B Ocean for a getaway please call me so I can personally handle your reservation.
My wedding was just perfect. The horizon ballroom at night is beautiful. It oversees the ocean and makes it just romantic. Noha and William were just amazing. They made sure everything was perfect. I would definitely come back and stay at the B Ocean again and renew my vows.
Everyone at the B Ocean hotel was more than incredible for my wedding! The hotel itself is ideal with the most gorgeous view and a penthouse that was built for the perfect event. I worked with Arthur Sands as my coordinator and he was very accommodating, attentive and just an overall nice person. He made sure no detail was missed and stayed on top of everything. The people that I worked with the day of my wedding were equally as amazing! Noha, Jeff, and William were as kind and helpful as Arthur had been. The staff and the accommodations at the B Ocean were top notch and I would not change a single thing about my wedding!
Great venue with unforgettable view!
We recently got married at B Ocean Hotel and we had an amazing experience and saw our Dream Wedding come to Life.
Arthur Sands is a pleasure to work with & his wonderful team exceeded all of our expectations. He went the extra mile to help us, we didn't worry about a thing on the day of our wedding they provided the best service ever !!
He also recommended Wedding vendors who we ran with and we were highly impressed with all.
Eduardo and the his entire staff were very professional and worked hand in hand with all our wedding vendors. They hard work and they were always warm and helpful.
Our family and friends who stayed at the hotel were highly impressed and loved their bedrooms with the most spectacular views of the ocean and the high level of staff service.
Everyone who attended our wedding had a fun time and were full of compliments for the venue, the penthouse ballroom oh my gosh had the most stunning floor to ceiling views of the Ocean, wow !! Panache Style created an ambience filled with love & romance.
Our ceremony was hosted on The Terrace and Bobby created simple elegance and I was the happiest bride ever !!
The presentation of the food and beverage was excellent for our cocktail hour & our reception. B Ocean Menu/Buffet was so delicious and satisfied our taste buds fully. Our Wedding planner Joni Scalzo made sure we ate lol ! The entire experience was unforgettable & memorable & more than we had hoped for.
I highly recommend Arthur and his team at The B Ocean Hotel, Fort Lauderdale the venue was perfect.
Make it your first choice in Fort Lauderdale you will not regret it !! We loved it and we will treasure our very special day at B Ocean Hotel .
Thank you, thank you so very much Arthur, Eduardo and B Ocean, we will be back for dinner at Saia for your most delicious Sushi and of course to say hi to you all !!
Amazing venue!!! The staff is perfect and makes you feel like royalty. The scenery is amazing with ocean views at every glance. The food cannot be any better. The atmosphere is very private, which is rare for hotel weddings. And even better, if guests are coming from out of town, they can relax by the beach! Highly recommend this venue!!
-Dave and Courtney
B Ocean was a fabulous hotel for our wedding guests to stay. We arranged a block of rooms a few month in advance and was kept in constant touch with. Their overall services was superb. Very pleasant and the rooms were gorgeous, very decently priced oceanfront hotel.
We absolutely loved the B. After doing an extensive amount of research, I stumbled across the B Ocean online one night. My now husband and I were so anxious to see the property, we went to the hotel at 2am to see the location. From the first employee we encountered at the desk, everyone was very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Arthur, the catering manager, was great throughout the planning process and involved the day of the wedding. We got married on the breeze terrace (second floor), which was beautiful (think...the beach without the sand) and had 2 reception rooms (Infinity for the formalities and Horizon for the dessert/party room). All the guest rooms are an ocean view, by the way. Doesn't hurt if you have out of town guests!