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Riverside Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, FL View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
40 reviews
$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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.

Services Offered
With amenities at the hotel and nearby, guests have the ability to relax and enjoy their stay during the big wedding weekend. Tables, gold Chiavari chairs, flatware and glassware, linens, and napkins are provided for catering services. Setup and clean up are provided by the venue, along with valet parking for every guests' convenience. 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.

Facilities and Capacity
With eight event spaces available, couples can host a maximum of 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. 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.

Catering

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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$1,000

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

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

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

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Athena S. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Perfect Indoor/Outdoor City Venue!

    If your gut is leaning towards booking Riverside Hotel for your wedding, do it! After looking at other venues, something kept pulling me back to Riverside. Loma is there for you for every single question you may have (my parents and I had a lot!) and has the most welcome, open and funny personality! We had post wedding blues partly because spending time talking with Loma and the rest of the staff at Riverside about wedding details had come to a close. My in-laws hosted the rehearsal at Wild Sea on Las Olas (part of Riverside collection) and we hosted our Bon Voyage Breakfast on the Skyline Terrace. The service, quality and atmosphere at each event was incredible- you experience the family owned essence of Riverside at each event. Most of our guests were out of town and made a vacation out of our wedding and loved being right on Las Olas. They loved staying at Riverside with the convenience of the water taxi stop, pool and bars and restaurants that are part of the hotel and the kindness of the staff throughout their stay. This is not a hotel where your guests are stuck in four walls during their stay and during your reception. The day of the wedding was truly everything I had envisioned. We had our cocktail hour on the Skyline Terrace and reception in the Himmarshee Ballroom. I asked Loma if we could keep a bar outside and doors open for access to the Terrace and I am so glad we did. Guests who wanted to take in the city and River views, take pictures or smoke a cigar from cocktail hour did just that and it was nice to have an indoor/outdoor setup in Florida! We even led one of our Greek dance lines outside throughout the whole terrace! I am still getting compliments on the food! We chose the duet of roasted chicken breast and pan seared diver scallops with the grits and tasso cream sauce and the grilled 12 oz New York strip steak with Yukon gold hash with slab bacon and house made steak sauce. First of all, the portions were outrageous, you have never seen this much as a wedding entree I promise you. Guests continue to rave about the portion, presentation, perfect temperature and impeccable flavors. Chef Brian even made sure to add the colorful vegetables we loved that were plated at our tasting. The salad was not your usual and the cucumber slices wrapped around the rest of the salad was such an elegant visual touch. The amuse bouche was also out of this world- where else can you choose Cap n' Crunch chicken and waffles as one of your five choices? Guests continued to be thrilled with the food during dessert. We chose red velvet cake/cream cheese filling with fresh raspberries and lemon cake with key lime buttercream. Guests were so impressed with how moist, fresh and flavorful it was. We can't wait to eat our top tier for our anniversary! Chef Sabrina's design was perfect! Special thank you to the whole Riverside team and especially Loma, Aldo and Finn. You will all be a part of our day when we look back on it. Everyone involved in planning and all the guests had nothing but positive words. Loma makes you feel like family and made our day outstanding! The setup was incredible (see pic of me during the reveal), all the food and cake were unlike any other wedding and the atmosphere created by the whole staff is such a huge bonus and makes a big difference in the planning process and outcome of your day; Loma even left us a card and some treats in our suite which was so special. So much thanks to everyone at Riverside Hotel!
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    Gillian M. Married on 04/11/2022
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    Excellent Wedding at Riverside Hotel

    We had the most amazing wedding experience at Riverside Hotel! It was a struggle to plan through COVID, but I felt incredibly safe with Riverside and still felt extra special throughout the process. We loved being able to get married by the water and having the rooftop as our reception to dance the night away!
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    Fayanne W. Married on 11/11/2021
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    Excellent service!!

    Let me start by saying that I had to switch from another venue in the middle of wedding planning because they were dishonest and tried to raise prices after we signed a contract with them. I am SO HAPPY that we switched to the Riverside Hotel for our wedding!! Their customer service was excellent. I was so stressed out when I had to switch venues at first; however, Loma Grant answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I had so many questions and Loma answered them quickly and effectively. She is so kind, funny, efficient, and helpful! The venue has beautiful views of the river and downtown Fort Lauderdale. We had our ceremony/cocktail hour on the Skyline Terrace followed by our reception in the Himmarshee ballroom and we loved it!

    The catering and hotel staff did a fantastic job as well! Our food/cake tasting for the wedding felt like we were at a 5 star restaurant! The wedding cake made by Sabrina was exactly how I wanted it to look like and it was delicious. Our food made by the chef (Brian) was so appetizing. The servers and catering team made our wedding run so smoothly that I had no complaints.

    When we arrived at the Hotel, the staff and valet made sure to accommodate all of our needs and our guests. My husband and I had an early check in, which was nice! Guests who attended the wedding that didn't stay at the hotel were offered complimentary valet parking, which is a perk in downtown Fort Lauderdale since parking isn't free. It was a lovely stay and we will definitely go back to stay in the future.

    Loma went above and beyond to make our wedding day as worry-free as possible even when there were things out of our control. She did a great job of making our wedding vision come to life. Thank you Loma and all of the staff from the Riverside Hotel for our amazing wedding day!!

    - Moya and Chris :-)
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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.

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One of the top wedding venues in Ft. Lauderdale. The staff is friendly & accomodating, the food & service is tops....

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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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620 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
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Riverside Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Riverside Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Riverside Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Riverside Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Riverside Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Riverside Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Riverside Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Riverside Hotel for wedding events?

Riverside Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Riverside Hotel offer?

Riverside Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Riverside Hotel offer for wedding events?

Riverside Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Riverside Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Riverside Hotel is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.

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