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Allisha J. · Married on 07/10/2020
Love the Maxwell Room!
Where do I start? Libby is a dream to work with. Her and her staff made our wedding day stress-free! When our officiant couldn’t make it for the rehearsal, she was there to help up plan the ceremony. She was super quick to respond to any of the questions that I had when planning the event. And was there the whole night making sure all was well. Libby and her whole team, even the staff at the Downtowner, welcomed us like friends any time we asked to see the space to plan or decorate. The Maxwell Room was the only space I could find in my area that offered that northern, romantic type of local. Being in South Florida, the main options are ballrooms or hotels, and I didn’t want any of that. We kept getting compliments all night at how beautiful the space was.Sent on 12/12/2019
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Donna W. · Married on 02/15/2020
So greatful I found this place!
I am so pleased with how everything turned out and I'm so greatful I found this place! Libby was such a pleasure to work with and helped me tremendously. I had an issue with my original venue and about 6 months out I realized I needed to switch venues and found the Historic Maxwell Room and it was a godsend! I could call or email Libby with any questions or concerns and she was happy to help. Libby and her team took my vision and executed everything perfectly. I was a little disappointed that it rained and I could not have my cocktail hour outside but they made it an easy transition from ceremony to reception and it really didn't matter. I got to have the wedding of my dreams for a very reasonable price. If your looking for a romantic vintage wedding like I was this is the place! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was and how amazing the appetizers were! Thank you Libby for giving me my dream wedding!Sent on 03/30/2020
Lizett G. · Married on 02/14/2020
Loved the Historic Maxwell Room
Libby is amazing! From the moment we met I realized all the wonderful reviews were spot on! She must love her job and clearly cares about her brides! The location is truly a hidden gem. The food was delicious! The beautiful brick arches, impressive wooden bar, and lovely outdoor courtyard, really creates a very romantic and classic ambiance for any special event. Our wedding was beautiful and Libby was excellent to work with. She was always happy to answer questions and accommodate every special request. We are so grateful to all the vendors who made our dream wedding into a reality. Happily married since 02-14-2020!Sent on 12/21/2020
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words. I am very humbled. It is our pleasure to make your dream come true.
Sharon B. · Married on 11/03/2019
Don't overlook this hidden venue
Intimate venue is perfect for a guest count of 60-80 people. It didn't feel too big or too small. The atmosphere is everything! Guests commented on how elegant and romantic it was all night, and there were many compliments on the food too. Thank you to Libby and her staff for the memories!!Sent on 01/13/2020
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:Thank you so much Sharon and Alex,
Doreen · Married on 06/15/2019
Hired for wedding venue
We had our wedding at the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby worked us throughout the process. Libby was awesome & ensured that everything went smoothly. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the Downtowner which Libby assisted in coordinating for us. The food & service was wonderful.Sent on 06/16/2019
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:On behalf of myself and my awesome team, we thank you Doeen and Bruce. It was our pleasure to be able to share in your beautiful event.
Phoebe · Married on 02/16/2019
The Venue of Your Dreams
We got married in February 2019, and I cannot tell you how wonderful of an experience it was to work with the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby first off is super down to earth and so accommodating. Our wedding started as a courthouse idea and went all the way to a full fledged wedding. So we had a few changes here and there through out the 5 months of planning, and it was never a problem for Libby and her team. The price is right and totally available on the website. No need for the pesky contact inquiries, you can find it right there in front of you. And for what you get, the food is phenomenal, the drinks are plentiful, and it made for an incredible night. Service is top notch! And the actual appearance of the place is so unique especially in South Florida. You won't find another place like it ladies. Please look no further! It's an incredible place, and Libby and her team are WOW WOW WOW! We used a lot of Maxwell's recommended vendors, and it was like working with a family of people who don't know you but want you to have an amazing day. Thank you so much! Photo credit to Coastal Sun and Surf PhotographySent on 04/23/2019
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Jenna · Married on 02/09/2019
Libby is the best to work with and the venue is so beautiful and intimate, all my guests complimented me on my venue choice. A must see!!!Sent on 03/01/2019
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Lowanda P. · Married on 01/19/2019
All inclusive venue
We had our wedding reception here and it was the perfect location. The inside is warm and inviting. The courtyard is a beautiful location for a photo shoot. Very little decorating required. The staff and food were great and attentive to our guest. Libby is the absolute BEST! Professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful. She was a joy to work with.Sent on 02/13/2019
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:I am so humbled. You were the perfect bride and groom. It means the world to us to know that we met your expectations.
Aubrey · Married on 11/17/2018
I can’t say enough about how amazing!
Stop looking for a venue and book here! Libby is fantastic! Everything was perfect for my wedding day! How many brides say that? The venue was one of the biggest reasons. Libby has thought of everything. Food was great.Sent on 11/26/2018
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:Thank you for such a wonderful compliment.
Giselle · Married on 09/22/2018
Impossible to imagine having our wedding anywhere else but here! Libby is the best-very accommodating! The staff and service were excellent- our guests loved everything including the food!Sent on 09/26/2018
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Monica · Married on 08/10/2018
I cannot say enough about the maxwell room and Libby!!!!! From the beginning she has been my anchor with wedding planning stress. The day of, she was right there on top of everything!!! My guests RAVED about the venue and the food. I’d get married over and over here! Seriously consider maxwell room for your wedding or any other intimate event!!!!Sent on 08/12/2018
Katie · Married on 06/16/2018
Hidden gem of a wedding venue! Look no further!
The Historic Maxwell Room is a hidden gem of a wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale!!! I don’t think it will be kept a secret for very long! My husband and I had our wedding at the Maxwell Room in June of 2018 for our 60 guests. It was the one and only wedding venue we looked at and from the moment Libby, the Event Coordinator at the Maxwell Room, gave us a tour, we knew it was the perfect wedding venue for us. Logistically, my husband and I really liked that we could hold our wedding ceremony and the reception on site, including having the reception catered by the Maxwell Room – we wanted to move right to the cocktail hour and reception after the ceremony without any of our guests having to travel in between. The price for our reception and cocktail hour was right on point and we felt the cost was very fair for what was included in our package. The space itself is intimate, charming and versatile to any bride’s vision of décor for her wedding. Our guests were raving about the venue. The ceremony space turned into the dance floor later on in the evening and the beautiful bar is adjacent to the dance floor so guests could mingle and chat without feeling far away from the action. The courtyard outside the Maxwell Room served as a lovely space for our cocktail hour and for guests to get some air from dancing. Our dinner was delicious and the service impeccable. I cannot recommend this wedding venue enough! Working with Libby, their Event Coordinator, was seamless and completely stress-free - she was professional, offered useful advice and always replied to my questions in a timely manner. She made me feel at ease throughout the entire planning process and made my vision come to life. I’m so grateful to her and the staff at the venue for creating the perfect wedding day for us and for hosting our family and friends.Sent on 01/14/2019
Eveline · Married on 05/12/2018
Libby was our contact person- She was very knowledgeable, kind and responsive. The venue is beautiful, we had both the ceremony and reception at the same location. Every staff member was on point and knew exactly what to do. Many of my guests made it a point to tell me how much they enjoyed the venue and staff.Sent on 05/15/2018
Jean · Married on 04/21/2018
CALLING ALL BRIDES!!!
HISTORIC MAXWELL ROOM - THE MOST PERFECT VENUE IN ALL OF FORT LAUDERDALE!
As a wedding planner/mother of the bride, it was a challenge to find a venue that provided a cool, offbeat vibe, 5-star service and fabulous food. I found it at the Maxwell Room. Last weekend, our families and closest friends celebrated our daughter's wedding in the most perfect space.
The Cuban food, creatively prepared by Chef Lou was superb and plentiful, the service by Libby and her team was impeccable. The space was intimate, warm, inviting and comfortable. It felt like a mix of vintage Havana, New Orleans and funky Brooklyn. Imagine that, a first-class venue with delicious food, white-glove service and a funky fabulous space to celebrate in, while still being affordable!
The experience exceeded my expectation on every level.
Hats off to an amazing team and a spectacular venue!
If I could, I would give it 10-STARS!
Jean Wilco Events
Sent on 05/08/2018
Kelly · Married on 01/14/2018
I cannot say enough about how much we loved the Historic Maxwell Room. This was the first and only venue we looked at, and was definitely a great choice! Libby was fantastic to work with. She helped us with everything from vendor recommendations (which were spot-on) to having extra items such as an aisle runner and candle holders. The venue includes food, alcohol, tables/chairs, linens, servers, ceremony set-up, etc, which made my life so much easier - and it was so affordable considering how much you got. Many of our guests commented on how much they liked the venue and the food. The food was delicious, especially the cocktail hour appetizers. This is such a unique venue with a great staff - highly recommend!Sent on 02/04/2018
Renauri · Married on 10/28/2017
If we could give more stars to Libby and the Maxwell Room we would. The venue and Libby made our wedding the most memorable day of our lives. She was more than accommodating to all of our needs, ideas, and multiple requests to visit the place since we booked the venue. The overall look of the place makes it possible to keep the decorations to a minimum as it has so much charm. Libby's calm attitude and extensive experience came in handy as our wedding took place in the middle of flood warnings, tornado warnings, and torrential down pours. The 'Plan B' for a rainy day should not even be called a plan B as its just as beautiful and amazing as our plan A, the courtyard option. Lot of our guests commented on how glad they were that we hosted our ceremony inside instead of the courtyard as it created a more intimate setting. We opted for the heavy appetizers throughout the happy hour and reception and everyone loved the quality of the food and the uniqueness of it.Sent on 11/06/2017
We loved the Maxwell room and would recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone wanting to have an unique experience.
Kathleen · Married on 10/15/2017
We were so lucky to have been able to have our reception at the Maxwell Room. Libby is an amazing person to work with. She was quick to respond and even helped us determine how we wanted to decorate the venue when we were toying with different ideas. The staff was incredible as well the day of. Very pleasant and quick service. Our guests absolutely enjoyed themselves. And the exposed brick, long bar, and ambience of the venue was perfect for our wedding! Thank you Libby for making our vision of a great day come true!Sent on 12/02/2017
Jennifer · Married on 09/30/2017
the Venue is beautiful!! We fell in love with it right away. It's a good venue for small/intimate wedding. Libby was amazing! She made us feel comfortable and answered all of our questions. Our guests loved the space especially the bar area. We had an amazing time!Sent on 10/09/2017
Margaret · Married on 05/05/2017
If you are looking for an Amazing venue for your Wedding or any other Event look here!!Sent on 05/26/2017
This venue has it all!!
The room is amazing with quite a history. Which add to the feel of the room.
The garden setting is so nice and quaint and looks beautiful.
Then the view of the River!! WOW !!
The food is so very good !! And the prices are great for the quantity, quality and taste. Nothing worse then a dried up piece of chicken or beef. NOT HERE!!
The staff and the Manager Libby Exceptional !!
So very easy to work with. She makes it easy!!
And is right there to answer & help how ever she can. She makes you feel as if she has known you forever and has your back. The prices are so affordable. Go See her she can make it happen.
I am So Very Happy I found her & The Maxwell Room!!
It seriously made all My Dreams Come True!!
Marcus & Margaret Platt ??
Lucy · Married on 04/01/2017
We feel in love with the The Historic Maxwell room as soon as we stepped in. Libby, the event coordinator was so accommodating with all of our requests and very helpful as well. When it finally came to the day off, the staff was on point and gave all of our guest amazing service. The food was delicious. So many of our guests couldn't get enough of the steak! This location was so perfect and I highly recommend this venue for any size wedding. We had 100 guests and there was still room to party, dance and room around and still get that romantic intimate feel.Sent on 04/14/2017
Monica · Married on 02/25/2017
The Maxwell Room was perfect for our wedding and working with them was a pleasure. It made our dream wedding a reality and it was beyond expectations, from the food, the service, the location, and the charm to the amazing help we received from Libby we can't express our gratitude, we definitely made the right decision when we chose the venue for our special day!Sent on 03/17/2017
Amanda · Married on 11/12/2016
Libby and the service staff made my wedding dreams come true. The venue is a perfect place to have a ceremony and reception all in one ! I couldn't be happier and many guests were loving our unique choice!Sent on 11/13/2016
Krystal · Married on 08/05/2016
Stunning venue! Our wedding reception was magical!! Libby answered all of our questions, worked with our budget and gave us as much time as possible to set up and alleviate stress. The food was delicious and I just can't get over how beautiful the venue is - we loved it and our pictures came out wonderful!! Perfect place for a reception - reminded me of a castle.Sent on 08/31/2016
Angela · Married on 07/30/2016
The Historic Maxwell Room created the wedding of my dreams. There is not enough praise I could write, from the charm of the room (even before my own personal touches), the staff-especially Libby, the food and the results, this is the place that my wedding memories are built on. After searching high and low throughout South Florida, my husband and I knew this was it from the moment we walked in the door. Loved the Maxwell Room. Thanks Libby and staff!Sent on 08/08/2016
Karina · Married on 05/29/2016
What a wonderful venue, our wedding was perfect and Libby did such a great job in making sure of this. Planning a wedding remotely is not easy, and I am so glad Libby was able to accommodate all of our needs. Aside from the staff, the Maxwell Room is such beautiful; A private, romantic, rustic location hidden in Fort Lauderdale. We had our ceremony outside by the bay and it was absolutely gorgeous. I was concerned about the restaurant right beside where the ceremony took place but once it all started, they were very respectful of the event, and hearing claps and congratulations from strangers made it that much more special! For food we had a duet of Skirt steak in chimichurri sauce and Grilled Mahi Mahi in mango sauce- simple delicious! I would definitely recommend this venue!Sent on 06/05/2016