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Old Davie School

Fort Lauderdale, FL View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
9 reviews
Up to 175 guests

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Up to 175 guests

Old Davie School Historical Museum offers a unique, historic venue. Old Davie School provides you full freedom to choose the caterers, photographers, musicians, or florist that perfectly match your mood and taste. This flexibility allows you to tailor your event to your budget.

We have 2 venues available for rental.

The Auditorium holds up to 175 people and comes with round tables and mahogany chivari chairs. In addition, you get set up time prior to your event and an hour after to clean up. There is a Chickee Hut on the patio and it is included with this room rental.

The Cafetorium has a room capacity of 150 people and includes rectangle tables and banquet chairs. This room has an elevated stage and a full kitchen.

To hold the date – a 50% deposit is required. No later than 30 days prior to your event the balance of the contract is due + applicable refundable security deposit. The renter is required to supply general liability insurance and include host liquor liability if alcohol is being served.

Venue tours are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10-4. Please call or email for an appointment.

We would love the opportunity to discuss your options here at Old Davie School Historical Museum.

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?

$3,800

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

$3,800

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?

$1,700

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

$1,020

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

175

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

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rebecca L. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Old Davie School Venue

    Kris and Cindy at the Old Davie School Historical Museum (ODSHM) are absolutely wonderful. I had a list of venues lined up for the day but, after visiting the venue and chatting with them, we canceled all of our other tours, went back, and booked the same day. Kris is extremely personable and made us feel special. She asked us questions about ourselves and genuinely felt interested in getting to know us and our story. Kris and Cindy answered any and all questions I had and provided accommodations and solutions to any issues that arose. ODSHM has two venues to choose from with a host of outdoor photo opportunities. I just really liked the feel of the venue for the kind of wedding reception my fiancé and I are looking for. If you are hosting an event, getting married, etc., then go and take a look! Even if you do not book with them, I have a feeling you will not be disappointed!
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    Rachel Married on 11/14/2015
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    The staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating to our needs. Kimberly was very friendly and took us on multiple tours of the place, letting us get a real feel for the space. We had the entire wedding at this location. We rented the Amphitheatre so that we could get access to the rest of the outdoor area, as well as the Bridal Suite, Chickee Hut (for the cocktail hour) and of course the Auditorium.
    We had an early morning Ceremony outside under the tree cover followed by a Brunch Reception just upstairs in the old auditorium. We provided a layout for all of the furniture and the staff made sure everything was set up just the way we needed it, including the chairs for the ceremony, which was in the round. We neatly fit 100 people under the trees with this setup.
    The Bride and bridesmaids were comfortable hanging out in the Bridal Suite before the ceremony, a room in one of the historic houses. It rained that day, but the staff was helpful in managing expectations and providing alternate locations. Thankfully it did not come to that. The Chickee Hut provided a great space for our cocktail hour. It was shaded, easily decorated, and larger than it seems. The staff let us take a few pictures inside one of the old classrooms as well, which was a great touch to our theme.
    The auditorium is large and has a lot of windows and lets in a ton of natural lighting. Old Davie School does provide tables and chairs for this room, but we chose to rent alternate chairs that went better with our vision. The original flooring is close to 100 years old and approval is needed for outside furniture/vendors and did create some limitations on what could be used on the tables (i.e. no glitter or candles), but this didn’t affect our wedding theme.
    We definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique location in a historic setting for an intimate wedding.
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    Crystal Married on 12/07/2013
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    outstanding venue! perfect for those Miami brides that want a non-traditional Miami wedding, or want a destination wedding but don't have the bang for that buck. This little Davie gem, looks like you just traveled a long way away from the very loud and crowded city. It is warm and inviting and the staff is just SO pleasant. If you decide to book here, and are a fan of all things vintage or anything with a story, MAKE SURE to check out the museum. They even have a classroom completely intact! THUMBS WAY UP!

Awards

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Kris Stansell
Kris Stansell
Events Director

Hi There. My name is Kris and I love LOVE! It was always my dream job to work in the wedding industry, but having a family & kids, it was hard to work weekends. My kids are now grown & I found my dream job at ODSHM. I enjoy meeting every couple & learning their love story. My favorite– how was the proposal? Old Davie School is an incredibly unique venue–not your typical hotel or country club, for sure. I planned my own daughter’s wedding here 7 years ago & have learned quite a lot since then. I love sharing what I’ve learned & the great ideas/tips from some very creative couples.

Map

6650 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33314
9547971044
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Old Davie School frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Old Davie School?

Old Davie School includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Old Davie School in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Old Davie School for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Old Davie School for wedding events?

Old Davie School offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Old Davie School offer?

Old Davie School offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Old Davie School offer for wedding events?

Old Davie School offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Old Davie School have available for wedding events?

Old Davie School offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Old Davie School and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Old Davie School is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.4 in flexibility.

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