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Riverside Hotel is a classic ballroom wedding venue located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The venue is versatile with indoor and outdoor spaces for both ceremony and reception. They strive to provide couples with everything couples need to make their wedding vision a reality. Located near the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beaches, Port Everglades, and is conveniently within close proximity to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. With luxury facilities, couples and guests are sure to enjoy their time at Riverside Hotel.
With amenities at the hotel and nearby, guests have the ability to relax and enjoy their stay during the big wedding weekend. A dancefloor, lighting and sound systems are all available to entertain you and your guests. In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception at Riverside Hotel, couples may also use the hotel to host their engagement party and bridal shower.
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Couples can host 150 - 250 guests at Riverside Hotel. Palms and lush Florida foliage provide a serene ambiance on the New River Patio. The Himmarshee Ballroom provides a luxurious charm perfect for every couple who dreams of a little elegance on their wedding day. The Skyline Terrace is attached to the Himmarshee Ballroom and offers amazing views of the river and city skyline to the ocean. The Veraqnda is an open air event space on the rooftop. As a hotel, Riverside Hotel offers accommodations for couples and their guests. Each of the 231 rooms offers gorgeous views with comfortable and modern amenities. Rooms from classic standard to executive king are available, with a range of room styles in between. ADA-compliant rooms are also available, so there is a perfect space for every couple and guest to stay.
In-house catering and bar services are provided by the Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille. The diverse menu means there is something for every guest to enjoy for their meal while preparing to dance the night away.
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Riverside was the perfect mix of old Florida charm, downtown nightlife, & the ease & convenience of having everything in one place. We had our ceremony on the beautiful ground floor, patio near the water, cocktail hour on the terrace overlooking the city, and the reception in the air-conditioned ballroom. The food and cake were both delicious and our guests kept complementing us on the beauty of the venue. Riverside was so easy to work with and made the planning process seamless. It was truly the best night ever
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Riverside Hotel is a beautiful and unique setting for a wedding or special event. In fact, we celebrated our honeymoon night there 23 years ago. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. There's a beautiful balcony in the old wing that overlooks Las Olas Boulevard.
One of the top wedding venues in Ft. Lauderdale. The staff is friendly & accomodating, the food & service is tops....
The Riverside Hotel is one of our favorite locations!! With such an beautiful and unique location paired with a top notch catering department you will find the best choice for any event at The Riverside Hotel.
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