Weddings at Riverside Hotel

Picture Your Perfect Day at Our Top Fort Lauderdale Venue

Celebrate your love at the Riverside Hotel, the heart of the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. From ceremony to reception, our unique venue spaces offer the charm & elegance that will make your wedding celebration an event to remember. Say "I Do" amid the swaying palms and lush greenery of the New River patio while yachts sail by on the river. Imagine your reception on the gorgeous Skyline Terrace surrounded by staggering beach, city skyline and river views. This incredible Terrace space opens into the Himmarshee Ballroom for your night of dinner and dancing.

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Las Olas Boulevard will be your wedding celebration playground! Boutique shopping, eclectic galleries and 150 of the hottest bars & restaurants are moments from your doorstep. Check out our very own Riverside Restaurant Collection and enjoy award-winning dining experiences at Wild Sea Las Olas, Boathouse at the Riverside, & Golden Lyon Vintage Pub. 

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New River Patio

Say "I Do" amid the swaying palms and lush greenery of the New River Patio while yachts sail by on the New River.

Himmarshee Ballroom

From plated dinners, to customized stations, brunches and Kosher offerings, our unique venue space offers the charm and elegance that will make your wedding celebration an event to remember.

bride posing by alter next to river

Skyline Terrace

Imagine your ceremony or reception on the gorgeous Skyline Terrace surrounded by staggering beach, city skyline and river views. This incredible Terrace space opens into the Himmarshee Ballroom for your night of dinner and dancing.

Endless Options

Las Olas Boulevard will be your wedding celebration playground. With over 20,000 square feet of unique event space that will make your wedding celebration an event to remember.

Veranda on Las Olas

13,000 square feet of unique open-air rooftop space.

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

Wild Sea also offers private dining space customized to your needs. To plan a private event contact marketing@riversidehotel.com or 954-377-0943.

Weddings at a Glance

Browse images of weddings hosted at Riverside Hotel below. Follow us on Instagram to check out more photos of our property and see some of our favorite #RiversideWeddings! 

"Riverside Hotel was top notch for our wedding."

Riverside Hotel was top notch for our wedding. Loma was the best. She assisted every step of the way. We had a monsoon during our wedding ceremony which was suppose to be outside and the Riverside Hotel staff were able to transition the ceremony inside and in a snap transition the cocktail hour back outside when there was a break in the weather.

We got several compliments on how great the food was and at least half of our guests stayed at the hotel and made it a weekend.

The pool was a big pre-wedding hangout.

The Big City Tavern across the street was the perfect after party spot for post rehearsal dinner and post wedding.

10/10 all the way around to the entire staff!

Amanda & Kevin

"The Riverside Hotel has to be one of the best venues for a wedding that I have ever been at"

My husband and I had our wedding at The Riverside Hotel on October 9, 2021. The hotel was the second venue we looked at 2 plus years ago when we first started our planning, and we immediately fell in love with the ambiance and location of the hotel. Due to covid, our wedding had to be postponed a few times and the hotel made it very easy for us to reschedule and to finally get the wedding f our dreams. This could not have been possible without the help of Loma Grant, the Director of Catering Sales, who made the planning even easier. Loma is a delight to work with and has a wonderful attention to detail.
We had our reception in the Champ Carr Ballroom and the room is a perfect setting for a small intimate wedding such as ours. The food, wedding cake and service was out of this world and all of the servers and other individuals involved during our reception were equally gracious and courteous.
Most of my guests for the wedding came from the New Jersey/New York area and were simply blown away by the hotel. They were able to stay at the hotel in beautiful guest rooms and never had to leave the property due to the three wonderful restaurants located on the property. Also, the lobby of the hotel has been recently renovated and is absolutely beautiful.
I have been to many venues and weddings in my lifetime and the Riverside Hotel has to be one of the best venues for a wedding that I have ever been at. Thank you again Loma and Riverside Hotel!!!!!

Lauren

 "Loma worked with us through each re-planning without skipping a beat!"

Coming from out-of-town (Suburbs of Philadelphia, PA), we visit Fort Lauderdale often. The Riverside Hotel has always been our go-to destination. We love the hotel’s classic yet renovated style, amenities, restaurants, location, and views (Be sure to ask for a water view if staying with the hotel!). With our affinity for the hotel, it seemed only natural that we have our wedding here. We first began planning our wedding prior to the COVID pandemic. As the pandemic developed, travel was impacted and meeting in groups was limited or made impossible, causing us to re-plan our wedding multiple times. Thanks to Loma Grant (The Director of Catering Sales) we were able to maintain order in chaos. Loma worked with us through each re-planning without skipping a beat. Her attention to detail and flair for tasteful style made our long-awaited day perfect. -Thank you, Loma! As part of our planning process, Loma arranged an on-site food and wine tasting for us. Chef Brian prepared filet mignon (with garlic buttermilk whipped potatoes, madeira wine shallot glace), and lemon crusted salmon (with risotto and a spinach and artichoke cream sauce, and fresh market vegetables). Each was truly exceptional and exceeded our expectations. This was followed by a cake tasting with samplings prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Sabrina. We were able to select combinations of cake type & flavor, filling layer type, and icing type. The selections were wonderful, and we ultimately chose a three-tier lemon cake with raspberry layering and buttercream. We requested the cake be decorated to match the theme of our wedding. Sabrina perfectly created our vision. It was delicious and beautiful! -Thank you, Brian, and Sabrina!

Jennifer

"Loma went above and beyond to make our wedding day as worry-free as possible!"

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 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 :-)

Moya & Chris

"From the very beginning of the planning stages to our wedding day, Loma Grant and the staff executed everything perfectly." 

From the very beginning of the planning stages to our wedding day, Loma Grant and the staff executed everything perfectly.  Loma, the director of catering, was always very professional, pleasant, and always with a smile on her face.  Every member of the staff…Kimberly, Martine, Ashline, chef, pastry chef, Jerome…all very accommodating.  Unfortunately, a few days before the wedding, there was a Covid outbreak with many cancellations.  Loma did everything possible to help make the day beautiful.  She was there every step of the way, always with a positive attitude and a solution.  This was our second family wedding at the hotel and would highly recommend the Riverside Hotel.

 

Corinne & Mike

"Choosing the Riverside Hotel was the BEST descision ever!"

Absolutley Amazing! Choosing Riverside Hotel was the best decision ever! When we originally booked (Before COVID) we were working with Cathy. During the COVID chaos Loma took over and was a true blessing from the sky! She went above and beyond, they worked so closely with us and were so kind and accommodating! We had to switch our buffet station to a plated meal and let me tell you the food was amazing! 


The food tasting was wonderful, Loma had set up an entire private room for us all decorated. She was so responsive and professional. Despite our guest count changing and us loosing guests due to COVID she was so quick to bounce back and forth and help us with everything. She would answer my calls, emails, texts even super late at night.


It stormed the day of our wedding and they had to move our entire cocktail hour inside, they did such an amazing job I had no idea everuthing they had to do and it was just so beautifully decorated that guests had no idea it was a last minute change.
Everyone was so sweet and so helpful.We had a blast, Loma took care of everything and she even wrote us a card that she left in our suite with champagne, strawberry covered chocolate and roses.


Chef Sabrina made us an absolutely gorgeous and delicious cake and the Chef was just amazing, everyone enjoyed all the food.
The location is AMAZING, and the picture spots inside and around the hotel are stunning. I highly recommend this venue!
Thank you to all the staff, thank you so Chef Sabrina and thank you to Loma for everything!

Emeline C

"Riverside is the perfect COVID-friendly Venue!"

I was married here on 1.17.2021... Riverside is the perfect COVID-friendly venue for a micro wedding!... the staff is very accommodating and Loma is a dream to work with. She is passionate about marriage and it shows in her execution of a beautiful wedding day.

I recommend the skyline terrace and himmarashee ballroom for the perfect flow from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner. Everything is located on the 8th floor so guests can be comfortable and not worry about using the elevator or stairs for duration of your special day.

Ronnie

We loved being able to get married by the water and having the rooftop as our reception to dance the night away!

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!

Gillian M.

"The venue, the people, the comforting rooms... this venue outdid itself!"

The venue, the people, the comforting rooms... this venue outdid itself! We had a wedding during Covid, and The Riverside Hotel made us feel like there was nothing to worry about and we could have the wedding of our dreams- and we did! Loma Grant was there with us through every step of the way, and she was a comfort when things became stressful. The pastry chef is AMAZING. Every single thing she does is a work of art for the eye and the mouth! Every plate of food was absolutely delicious, and they even gave me a special bride's dinner ;) This venue holds a special place in our hearts and we are forever grateful to have held our wedding at the Riverside Hotel.

A Happy Riverside Bride

"I would highly recommed this venue for any wedding, party or just to celebrate!"

The Riverside Hotel saved the day for me and my beautiful bride our venue cancelled our wedding because of covid and thanks to Loma, Heiko, and the Riverside Staff we were able to have out amazing day!!! I would highly recommed this venue for any wedding, party or just to celebrate. It is located in the Heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. It is a stunning venue with some of the best views in town. If you are looking for a venue in fort lauderdale this is the spot!!! Thank you very much for making out day very special!! The Riverside Staff and Hotel will always be apart of our family!!!! 

Scott & Stephanie

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