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Long Key Nature Center

Davie , FL

LOCATION

3501 SW 130th Ave
Davie, FL US 33330 (map)

PHONE

954-327-8797

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ABOUT US

Long Key Nature Center is host to many weddings, receptions, and corproate meetings. The assembly hall, called the Oak Hammock Hall, is a large 2,390 square foot meeting room which... Read more
Long Key Nature Center is host to many weddings, receptions, and corproate meetings. The assembly hall, called the Oak Hammock Hall, is a large 2,390 square foot meeting room which includes tables, chairs, a cater’s kitchen, and use of the surround sound audio/visual system (52-inch flat screen TVs, CD player, DVD player, and laptop hookup.) Please visit us online at http://www.broward.org/Parks/LongKeyNaturalArea for more information, or call us at (954) 357-8797 to book your wedding. Read less
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Tori
Wedding:
11/22/2014
4.1/5.0
It was tough to find a wedding venue to accommodate my 200+ guest list within my price range but the Long Key Nature Center fits perfectly. It has a beautiful outdoor area for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I believe it shows off everything that represents Florida with all the tree and wildlife. It also has a nice air condition Hall that can host a large number of guest. I like that they provide all the tables and chairs and an ice machine! It is a great venue if you are doing your own catering and a lot of amenities are included in the price.
It was tough to find a wedding venue to accommodate my 200+ guest list within my price range but the Long Key Nature Read more...
It was tough to find a wedding venue to accommodate my 200+ guest list within my price range but the Long Key Nature Center fits perfectly. It has a beautiful outdoor area for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I believe it shows off everything that represents Florida with all the tree and wildlife. It also has a nice air condition Hall that can host a large number of guest. I like that they provide all the tables and chairs and an ice machine! It is a great venue if you are doing your own catering and a lot of amenities are included in the price. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
The venue is very beautiful and well set up
The venue is very beautiful and well set up
The venue is very beautiful and well set up Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/19/2014
1.0/5.0
Unfortunately I absolutely loved the location but didnt love the manager that was in charge while my wedding was taking place. She was very rude, constantly yelling at everyone and not acting professional. She should definitely not be working with the public. Unfortunately after my experience there I will not be recommending this venue to anyone!
Unfortunately I absolutely loved the location but didnt love the manager that was in charge while my wedding was taking Read more...
Unfortunately I absolutely loved the location but didnt love the manager that was in charge while my wedding was taking place. She was very rude, constantly yelling at everyone and not acting professional. She should definitely not be working with the public. Unfortunately after my experience there I will not be recommending this venue to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.8/5.0
We were recently married here and there were quite a few cons; no lighting outdoors, the contact person returned my phone calls and emails only shortly before the wedding, and the cleaning crew was entirely unprofessional and rude. Never in my life have I ever had such rude interactions with staff. They yelled at us and slammed/locked the doors in our faces at 11pm- just as we were about to leave. Having a destination wedding proved to be very challenging with this venue, as I mentioned, Nancy and Vicky didn't return my phone calls until 10 days before my wedding. Even after the one time I was able to speak with someone they still did not answer my questions. They constantly sent emails requesting information we provided to them several times. Honestly, communication seems to be a big issue with them. It was difficult to then coordinate the other vendors I had in place. Also, Long Key prohibits the use of their chairs and tables outside and the only rental areas are the hall and the tree covered area to the left of the hall. On the upside, the venue was clean and ready for set-up at the beginning of our rental time. For the amount we paid, we should have gone to Thalatta Estate.
We were recently married here and there were quite a few cons; no lighting outdoors, the contact person returned my phone Read more...
We were recently married here and there were quite a few cons; no lighting outdoors, the contact person returned my phone calls and emails only shortly before the wedding, and the cleaning crew was entirely unprofessional and rude. Never in my life have I ever had such rude interactions with staff. They yelled at us and slammed/locked the doors in our faces at 11pm- just as we were about to leave. Having a destination wedding proved to be very challenging with this venue, as I mentioned, Nancy and Vicky didn't return my phone calls until 10 days before my wedding. Even after the one time I was able to speak with someone they still did not answer my questions. They constantly sent emails requesting information we provided to them several times. Honestly, communication seems to be a big issue with them. It was difficult to then coordinate the other vendors I had in place. Also, Long Key prohibits the use of their chairs and tables outside and the only rental areas are the hall and the tree covered area to the left of the hall. On the upside, the venue was clean and ready for set-up at the beginning of our rental time. For the amount we paid, we should have gone to Thalatta Estate. Read less
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gabrielle
Wedding:
3/9/2013
4.5/5.0
The venue was so beautiful. It was great for familys.
The venue was so beautiful. It was great for familys.
The venue was so beautiful. It was great for familys. Read less
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Angelica
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Long Key Nature Center and it was absolutely gorgeous. Perfect place to capture unbelievable photos. The bridge in the background gave us some great shots. The staff was very nice and set up all the table and chairs just the way we wanted and we're very helpful in all the last minute preparations. Overall would def recommend!
We had our reception at Long Key Nature Center and it was absolutely gorgeous. Perfect place to capture unbelievable Read more...
We had our reception at Long Key Nature Center and it was absolutely gorgeous. Perfect place to capture unbelievable photos. The bridge in the background gave us some great shots. The staff was very nice and set up all the table and chairs just the way we wanted and we're very helpful in all the last minute preparations. Overall would def recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/11/2012
4.7/5.0
We booked Long Key Nature center for our wedding. All my guests said they thought that our wedding was from the movies. The great canopy trees was an excellent backdrop to the ceremony, and I got a great wedding package through Imperial Design that turned the adjacent banquet hall into a fantasy reception. We really liked the fact that you can have an outdoor wedding and then move inside for the reception, which was great because I found out that it actually started raining at some point during the evening and I didn't even realize it. It has a large catering kitchen which made things really easy for the caterers and the park will set up the tables and chairs for you which are included for the hall (not for outside) in whichever layout you want, so your wedding coordinator only have to worry about decorating. We were also able to use the outside for free by renting the hall which was a great bargain for us.

There are restrictions that you must be aware of: You will have to use violins or guitars because loud amplified music is not allowed. We were able to get away with a keyboard on a small power pack. The outside outlets are locked and unavailable so you will have to take that into account.

You can't throw anything that will endanger the wildlife, so we had our guests blow bubbles after the ceremony. Also no hard liquor allowed, only wine and beer in cans or kegs ONLY. The restrictions can be daunting at first but it if you want that nature theme it is worth it!

We had a wonderful wedding and the staff was very helpful. Vicki the event director at the park will help walk you through the whole process of how to have a great venue experience. She was a great help to us and was very detailed, which made it easy to work with the park.
We booked Long Key Nature center for our wedding. All my guests said they thought that our wedding was from the movies. Read more...
We booked Long Key Nature center for our wedding. All my guests said they thought that our wedding was from the movies. The great canopy trees was an excellent backdrop to the ceremony, and I got a great wedding package through Imperial Design that turned the adjacent banquet hall into a fantasy reception. We really liked the fact that you can have an outdoor wedding and then move inside for the reception, which was great because I found out that it actually started raining at some point during the evening and I didn't even realize it. It has a large catering kitchen which made things really easy for the caterers and the park will set up the tables and chairs for you which are included for the hall (not for outside) in whichever layout you want, so your wedding coordinator only have to worry about decorating. We were also able to use the outside for free by renting the hall which was a great bargain for us.

There are restrictions that you must be aware of: You will have to use violins or guitars because loud amplified music is not allowed. We were able to get away with a keyboard on a small power pack. The outside outlets are locked and unavailable so you will have to take that into account.

You can't throw anything that will endanger the wildlife, so we had our guests blow bubbles after the ceremony. Also no hard liquor allowed, only wine and beer in cans or kegs ONLY. The restrictions can be daunting at first but it if you want that nature theme it is worth it!

We had a wonderful wedding and the staff was very helpful. Vicki the event director at the park will help walk you through the whole process of how to have a great venue experience. She was a great help to us and was very detailed, which made it easy to work with the park. Read less
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Precious
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue! Kind and helpful staff.
Beautiful venue! Kind and helpful staff.
Beautiful venue! Kind and helpful staff. Read less
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fire0787
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.4/5.0
The park is absolutely beautiful as well as the reception hall. Everything is new, clean, and neutral for easy decoration.
My only complaint is the countless rules and regulations. It is worth it though because of the end product. Our pictures came out amazing and we had a great time.
The park is absolutely beautiful as well as the reception hall. Everything is new, clean, and neutral for easy decoration. Read more...
The park is absolutely beautiful as well as the reception hall. Everything is new, clean, and neutral for easy decoration.
My only complaint is the countless rules and regulations. It is worth it though because of the end product. Our pictures came out amazing and we had a great time. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Great venue! Truly magical views...if it's not raining, check out the two oak trees at the side of the venue...gorgeous ceremony location....unfortunately, it rained on my wedding day, so we had to transition to the reception venue, the Oak Hammock Hall...but I definitely didn't complain....still a very very gorgeous hall! My caterer absolutely loved the size of the kitchen area....the bathrooms were very new, clean, fresh! Butterflies everywhere...and the beautiful lake at the back of the venue is tranquil and serene....I love the touch of the rocking chairs in the back...I can go on and on about why I loved this venue, but you have to see it for yourself! Highly recommended for a wedding!
Great venue! Truly magical views...if it's not raining, check out the two oak trees at the side of the venue...gorgeous Read more...
Great venue! Truly magical views...if it's not raining, check out the two oak trees at the side of the venue...gorgeous ceremony location....unfortunately, it rained on my wedding day, so we had to transition to the reception venue, the Oak Hammock Hall...but I definitely didn't complain....still a very very gorgeous hall! My caterer absolutely loved the size of the kitchen area....the bathrooms were very new, clean, fresh! Butterflies everywhere...and the beautiful lake at the back of the venue is tranquil and serene....I love the touch of the rocking chairs in the back...I can go on and on about why I loved this venue, but you have to see it for yourself! Highly recommended for a wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The staff at Long Key Nature Center was very professional and prompt. They did everything they could to make sure my day was perfect. I would definitely recommend anyone in this area to check them out. Very pleased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The staff at Long Key Nature Center was very professional and prompt. They did everything they could to make sure my day Read more...
The staff at Long Key Nature Center was very professional and prompt. They did everything they could to make sure my day was perfect. I would definitely recommend anyone in this area to check them out. Very pleased!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Christi
Wedding:
4/9/2011
3.9/5.0
Lot of rules due to the nature preserve, but if you're flexible and creative, you'll have great use of this place and its fantastic surroundings.
Lot of rules due to the nature preserve, but if you're flexible and creative, you'll have great use of this place and its Read more...
Lot of rules due to the nature preserve, but if you're flexible and creative, you'll have great use of this place and its fantastic surroundings. Read less
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Mrs. Dz
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Long Key Nature Center was the perfect place to have our wedding. The greenery in the background make our pictures look awesome. Because it is a state park, they have a lot of restrictions about alcohol and what music, but we were able to work around them. I would recommend this venue to anyone who loves the outdoors.
Long Key Nature Center was the perfect place to have our wedding. The greenery in the background make our pictures look Read more...
Long Key Nature Center was the perfect place to have our wedding. The greenery in the background make our pictures look awesome. Because it is a state park, they have a lot of restrictions about alcohol and what music, but we were able to work around them. I would recommend this venue to anyone who loves the outdoors. Read less
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vazzy
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.0/5.0
We had our reception here; Beautiful setting; keep in mind it is a county park and you must understand all rules and regs; also beer and wine only allowed at county parks as well (but if your guests love you they will deal :)
We had our reception here; Beautiful setting; keep in mind it is a county park and you must understand all rules and regs; Read more...
We had our reception here; Beautiful setting; keep in mind it is a county park and you must understand all rules and regs; also beer and wine only allowed at county parks as well (but if your guests love you they will deal :) Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The scenery around the nature is center is perfect for wedding pictures.
The scenery around the nature is center is perfect for wedding pictures.
The scenery around the nature is center is perfect for wedding pictures. Read less
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Christiane104
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Most amazing park to have a wedding! The scenery is breath taking and the pictures come out amazing!

The reception hall is huge and it's neutral colors make for easy decorating!


Everything turned out perfect!! Would recommend this park to any Bride and Groom looking for such a gorgeous back drop!!
Most amazing park to have a wedding! The scenery is breath taking and the pictures come out amazing!

The Read more...
Most amazing park to have a wedding! The scenery is breath taking and the pictures come out amazing!

The reception hall is huge and it's neutral colors make for easy decorating!


Everything turned out perfect!! Would recommend this park to any Bride and Groom looking for such a gorgeous back drop!! Read less
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