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Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$5,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
These prices are available for the months of October through April. These prices are available for the months of May through September.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2022

Step inside Illuminate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and find a unique wedding venue filled with light and love for your event. This new, modern, and breathtaking wedding and event venue is the only venue with a cause. So that means while you are celebrating your once-in-a-lifetime event, you will also be changing the world for children who have disabilities or have endured child abuse and trauma. This venue is available for any celebration including bar mitzvahs, corporate events, baby showers, birthday parties and more. Because this $3m venue is brand new you will be the first of your friends to wow your guests as they enter the curated bar lounge and ballroom. Your limo can drop you at the celebrity entrance to your private VIP/bridal suite complete with a Hollywood make-up bar where you can relax and enjoy a champagne lunch with friends as they help you get ready for your big day.

Facilities and Capacity

At Illuminate, you will be surrounded by a canvas of 10,000 square feet of event space. Your guests will enter through our pre-event bar and lounge and will be immediately immersed into the emotion of the incredible light sculpture installation created by artist Mads Christenson of LA. The main ballroom [can be divided into three spaces to include a ceremony or a dessert reception reveal at the end of the night and] will provide the perfect spot for you and up to 300 of your special guests to mingle, eat fabulous food and dance the night away. You are welcome to use our built-in acoustically-perfect sound and audio-visual system for music, champagne toasts, and heartwarming speeches and videos and photo montages. With complete flexibility and creativity at your disposal, this dynamic space comes to life with our wall-to-ceiling lighting system which eliminates the need to additional décor and lends itself to the tablescape of your dreams. The venue also includes a 20-foot-long white marble bar for your signature drinks and wine service and space for stations, appetizers, and more

Services Offered

Illuminate's team is happy to help you create your dream wedding. These experienced coordinators are available to assist you as you plan your entire event. The planning experts offer all-inclusive packages and can provide a list of top vendor referrals to match your budget and taste. These referrals include caterers, florists, decor, and valet services. The Venue will also work with your outside vendors if you like and fees include liability insurance. They also provide equipment, including stools, chairs, chair covers, tables, and lighting. In addition to these event services, this establishment is a "Venue for a cause" which directly supports children with special needs at JAFCO Children's Ability Center

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Room can be divided into 3 sections

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
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Reviews of Illuminate

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5.0 out of 5 rating
14 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Illuminate is highly praised for its stunning venue, combining elegance with modernity, and exceptional service. Reviewers commend the staff\'s attention to detail, dedication, and accommodation of requests, making events a top priority. Guests rave about the magical ambiance, beautiful design, efficient service, and the high-quality amenities provided. The affordable pricing, high ceilings, quality furniture, and contribution to children\'s programs are highlighted as additional reasons to recommend Illuminate for various events, from weddings to bat mitzvahs.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Illuminate is highly praised for its stunning venue, combining elegance with modernity, and exceptional service. Reviewers commend the staff\'s attention to detail, dedication, and accommodation of requests, making events a top priority. Guests rave about the magical ambiance, beautiful design, efficient service, and the high-quality amenities provided. The affordable pricing, high ceilings, quality furniture, and contribution to children\'s programs are highlighted as additional reasons to recommend Illuminate for various events, from weddings to bat mitzvahs.

Weddingwire
5.0/5 14 reviews
Google
4.9/5 9 reviews
Jennifer
Jennifer F. Sent on 07/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An Unforgettable Experience at Illuminate: Perfect Venue for Any Event!

We celebrated our daughter's bat mitzvah at Illuminate, and it was an absolutely incredible experience. The venue itself is stunning, offering a perfect blend of elegance and modernity. From the moment we began planning, the Illuminate team went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect.

Their attention to detail was impeccable, and they were incredibly accommodating with all of our requests. The staff's dedication to making our event special was evident in every aspect, from the setup to the service throughout the evening. They truly made us feel like our event was their top priority.

The ambiance of the venue added a magical touch to the celebration, and our guests couldn't stop raving about how beautiful everything was. Whether you're planning a bat mitzvah, wedding, or any special event, I highly recommend Illuminate. Their exceptional service and stunning venue made our daughter's bat mitzvah a memorable and joyous occasion for everyone involved. Thank you, Illuminate, for making our day so special!
Heather
Heather Sent on 06/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

What a great experience!

My daughter just got married a couple of weeks ago and it was a lovely experience with no challenges. Everyone had such a great time, and I would highly recommend! Michael was fantastic!
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Khaleel M. Sent on 06/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue and Great Price

My wife and I wanted a wedding that would not break the bank, but not skimp out on quality. This venue was perfect. Michael and his staff were very responsive and flexible from day one. I recommended this venue to all family and friends in search of a beautiful, affordable venue.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner

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Team

Michael Moran
Michael Moran
Venue Manager

Michael J. Moran began his culinary career at the Culinary Institute of America where he graduated with the prestigious Keating Award, voted “student most likely to succeed.” Immediately after graduation Michael was selected as the Executive Chef for Jordanian monarchs King Hussein and Queen Noor. Upon his return to the United States, Michael continued his culinary career at several notable Miami restaurants before becoming a professor at the Florida International University Chaplain School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Currently, Michael is responsible for the oversight and day-to-day operations of several JAFCO-owned facilities throughout the South Florida area. Michael’s unique background as an accomplished culinarian, educator, and consultant allows for him to make an invaluable contribution to any hospitality-related endeavor.

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Illuminate frequently asked questions

Illuminate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Illuminate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Illuminate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
Illuminate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Illuminate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Illuminate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Illuminate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Illuminate is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Illuminate currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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