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Riverside Hotel

Fort Lauderdale , FL
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LOCATION

620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 US (map)

PHONE

954-467-0671

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ABOUT US

The Riverside Hotel will make the day you have always imagined, one to remember.

No other wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale can match the ambiance, charm or service of Las Olas... Read more
The Riverside Hotel will make the day you have always imagined, one to remember.

No other wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale can match the ambiance, charm or service of Las Olas Boulevard's Riverside Hotel. We provide award winning cuisine and detailed attention that will make your wedding day one that you and your guests will always cherish.

With a surplus of indoor and outdoor venues- flexible ceremony, reception and pre-function spaces are easily tailored to fit the vision of your special day.

The romance and bustle of Las Olas Boulevard, the Riverside Hotel's storied past and the serenity of the New River come together to form the perfect setting to say I do. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married this past weekend at The Riverside Hotel and everything was beautiful. Being a bride from the northeast I wanted an outdoor venue and we searched the entire fort lauderdale area and could not find anything that suited our needs until we found the Riverside. We had our ceremony on the patio by the river, the location is normally beautiful we however, happened to book when the building next to it was under construction. This was not a problem esthetically as the view of the river still remained spectacular, however, the lighting was an issue. The power to the patio had been cut and we had no lights, and our ceremony was at 7 pm. I will say the hotels coordinator Jessica did her best with what she had and provided up lighting which added a little bit of light, enough for our guest to safely make it up to the cocktail hour. Our passed hors d'oeuvres were delicious and the wait staff and bartenders were polite and attentive. Our reception was the show stopper! The Riverside accommodated our requests and allowed us to have our entire reception on the terrace and it turned out beautiful. We had a small dance floor, enough tables for 70 people and an unbeatable view of the downtown Fort Lauderdale Skyline. People were raving today about the view and the delicious food that the Riverside prepared. I was extremely happy with the venue and cannot thank Jessica King enough for all of her help, she made our day perfect, and what else can a bride ask for.
My husband and I just got married this past weekend at The Riverside Hotel and everything was beautiful. Being a bride Read more...
My husband and I just got married this past weekend at The Riverside Hotel and everything was beautiful. Being a bride from the northeast I wanted an outdoor venue and we searched the entire fort lauderdale area and could not find anything that suited our needs until we found the Riverside. We had our ceremony on the patio by the river, the location is normally beautiful we however, happened to book when the building next to it was under construction. This was not a problem esthetically as the view of the river still remained spectacular, however, the lighting was an issue. The power to the patio had been cut and we had no lights, and our ceremony was at 7 pm. I will say the hotels coordinator Jessica did her best with what she had and provided up lighting which added a little bit of light, enough for our guest to safely make it up to the cocktail hour. Our passed hors d'oeuvres were delicious and the wait staff and bartenders were polite and attentive. Our reception was the show stopper! The Riverside accommodated our requests and allowed us to have our entire reception on the terrace and it turned out beautiful. We had a small dance floor, enough tables for 70 people and an unbeatable view of the downtown Fort Lauderdale Skyline. People were raving today about the view and the delicious food that the Riverside prepared. I was extremely happy with the venue and cannot thank Jessica King enough for all of her help, she made our day perfect, and what else can a bride ask for. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
4/10/2015
5.0/5.0
My daughters wedding at the Riverside Hotel was perfect! The Riverside provides 3 separate sites to be used for the 3 segments of a wedding and by doing it this way the event seems a lot longer. This is great because it goes by too quickly as it is.. We had the ceremony by the river, was beautiful, cocktail hour on the terrace with a canopy to protect from the sun and a wonderful view to the ocean. It is a spectacular place for cocktails. The dinner/dancing was held in the ballroom. Jessica King is indispensable as the wedding coordinator. She is very experienced and had many great ideas but never overbearing. She was so good at coordinating all the vendors and timelines that I never felt I needed to hire an outside wedding coordinator. The banquet staff and the manager Debbie were great. Debbie has an eye for the smallest detail and is very creative. It is the small things that makes a wedding perfect and Debbie and Jessica helped us make our vision come true. The food was restaurant quality, as good as if you had ordered for 2 people at a restaurant. The service was perfectly timed and the staff made sure the bride and groom were taken care of from the start of cocktail hour until the end. I even have to commend the bell staff who ferried multiple loads of items all around the hotel very promptly and always with a smile. The Riverside Hotel's location on Las Olas Blvd was terrific for our many out-of-town guests who stayed longer. There is so much to do and it is so vibrant. A wonderful wedding at a wonderful location.
My daughters wedding at the Riverside Hotel was perfect! The Riverside provides 3 separate sites to be used for the 3 Read more...
My daughters wedding at the Riverside Hotel was perfect! The Riverside provides 3 separate sites to be used for the 3 segments of a wedding and by doing it this way the event seems a lot longer. This is great because it goes by too quickly as it is.. We had the ceremony by the river, was beautiful, cocktail hour on the terrace with a canopy to protect from the sun and a wonderful view to the ocean. It is a spectacular place for cocktails. The dinner/dancing was held in the ballroom. Jessica King is indispensable as the wedding coordinator. She is very experienced and had many great ideas but never overbearing. She was so good at coordinating all the vendors and timelines that I never felt I needed to hire an outside wedding coordinator. The banquet staff and the manager Debbie were great. Debbie has an eye for the smallest detail and is very creative. It is the small things that makes a wedding perfect and Debbie and Jessica helped us make our vision come true. The food was restaurant quality, as good as if you had ordered for 2 people at a restaurant. The service was perfectly timed and the staff made sure the bride and groom were taken care of from the start of cocktail hour until the end. I even have to commend the bell staff who ferried multiple loads of items all around the hotel very promptly and always with a smile. The Riverside Hotel's location on Las Olas Blvd was terrific for our many out-of-town guests who stayed longer. There is so much to do and it is so vibrant. A wonderful wedding at a wonderful location. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
From the first time we met Rebecca Kendig at The Riverside Hotel, we knew we were having our ceremony and reception there. When we met Jessica King, the wedding planner, she was completely all in and gave us ideas we would have never thought of. Jessica made us feel like we were the only clients she had. Jessica was there every step of the way. She was unbelievable! Professional, kind, astute...couldn't have been better. Everything from Jessica's planning, to the food, the beautiful venue, the rooms were fantastic. We want to do it all over again. Everyone said it was the best wedding they have ever attended and we credit that to Jessica and everyone at The Riverside. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
From the first time we met Rebecca Kendig at The Riverside Hotel, we knew we were having our ceremony and reception there. Read more...
From the first time we met Rebecca Kendig at The Riverside Hotel, we knew we were having our ceremony and reception there. When we met Jessica King, the wedding planner, she was completely all in and gave us ideas we would have never thought of. Jessica made us feel like we were the only clients she had. Jessica was there every step of the way. She was unbelievable! Professional, kind, astute...couldn't have been better. Everything from Jessica's planning, to the food, the beautiful venue, the rooms were fantastic. We want to do it all over again. Everyone said it was the best wedding they have ever attended and we credit that to Jessica and everyone at The Riverside. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Joyce
Wedding:
12/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica King, Riverside Hotel Wedding Coordinator, was a God-send! She gave me tips for all things wedding. My only regret is I didn't have Jessica from the first day I started planning my Wedding.

The Riverside staff were professional and very helpful. Everyone raved about the food and the venue.
Jessica King, Riverside Hotel Wedding Coordinator, was a God-send! She gave me tips for all things wedding. My only regret Read more...
Jessica King, Riverside Hotel Wedding Coordinator, was a God-send! She gave me tips for all things wedding. My only regret is I didn't have Jessica from the first day I started planning my Wedding.

The Riverside staff were professional and very helpful. Everyone raved about the food and the venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Riverside Hotel gave us the most elegant wedding we could ever dream of. Mark Semple and his team ran our entire event flawlessly. From start to finish, making plans, choosing dates, menus, hours, floor plans, etc...Mark and the Riverside never left me with a worry. You can customize your package/menu to your price range. The Riverside hotel is a historic hotel on Las Olas boulevard. A beautiful setting for a "Cinderella" affair. Guest enjoyed staying at the hotel and a great room price block was set up for them (affordable, especially for out of town guests). If I could do everything all over again, I wouldn't change a thing (well I would worry less lol). The hotel went over and above for me and I recommend their venu over any beach hotel anyday. Did I mention the 8th floor patio and ft. Lauderdale skyline view!!!!
The Riverside Hotel gave us the most elegant wedding we could ever dream of. Mark Semple and his team ran our entire event Read more...
The Riverside Hotel gave us the most elegant wedding we could ever dream of. Mark Semple and his team ran our entire event flawlessly. From start to finish, making plans, choosing dates, menus, hours, floor plans, etc...Mark and the Riverside never left me with a worry. You can customize your package/menu to your price range. The Riverside hotel is a historic hotel on Las Olas boulevard. A beautiful setting for a "Cinderella" affair. Guest enjoyed staying at the hotel and a great room price block was set up for them (affordable, especially for out of town guests). If I could do everything all over again, I wouldn't change a thing (well I would worry less lol). The hotel went over and above for me and I recommend their venu over any beach hotel anyday. Did I mention the 8th floor patio and ft. Lauderdale skyline view!!!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I got married at the beautiful Riverside Hotel on December 1st. We had the pleasure of working with Mark, Debbie, Fin and all of the other wonderful staff. From the moment we walked in the door we felt this venue was perfect for us. It was the only venue in South Florida that had all 3 wedding components that we loved (ceremony, cocktail and reception). The ceremony was absolutely stunning - we got married in their "ceremony ring" as the sun was setting. The cocktail hour wasn't in the location we had wanted because of the wind, but the Riverside quickly moved locations without any issues. The reception completely exceeded my expectations - the coordination the Riverside did to make that happen was incredible. I am a planner for a living so with Mark and the team, we did not need a wedding planner.

Additionally, the food was the best wedding food I had ever had (and we are not just saying that). The cake was also included in our package and Ana Paz did a fabulous job. We highly recommend this vendor as they were extremely easy to work with and helped us to have the perfect wedding!
My Husband and I got married at the beautiful Riverside Hotel on December 1st. We had the pleasure of working with Mark, Read more...
My Husband and I got married at the beautiful Riverside Hotel on December 1st. We had the pleasure of working with Mark, Debbie, Fin and all of the other wonderful staff. From the moment we walked in the door we felt this venue was perfect for us. It was the only venue in South Florida that had all 3 wedding components that we loved (ceremony, cocktail and reception). The ceremony was absolutely stunning - we got married in their "ceremony ring" as the sun was setting. The cocktail hour wasn't in the location we had wanted because of the wind, but the Riverside quickly moved locations without any issues. The reception completely exceeded my expectations - the coordination the Riverside did to make that happen was incredible. I am a planner for a living so with Mark and the team, we did not need a wedding planner.

Additionally, the food was the best wedding food I had ever had (and we are not just saying that). The cake was also included in our package and Ana Paz did a fabulous job. We highly recommend this vendor as they were extremely easy to work with and helped us to have the perfect wedding! Read less
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lindsay
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our November 2012 wedding and brunch at the Riverside Hotel. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful Mark Sempel & his staff were. Mark coordinated everything-- we didn't have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. The atmosphere was amazing, the food was delicious, we can't say enough good things about the Riverside!!
We had our November 2012 wedding and brunch at the Riverside Hotel. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful Mark Read more...
We had our November 2012 wedding and brunch at the Riverside Hotel. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful Mark Sempel & his staff were. Mark coordinated everything-- we didn't have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. The atmosphere was amazing, the food was delicious, we can't say enough good things about the Riverside!! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
this hotel is beautiful. mark semple is absolutely the most fabulous person ever. he answered every question we had, he made sure the wedding and reception went off without a hitch. he couldn't have done more for us if he tried. i reccomend this hotel for the wedding and reception. the food was so above and beyond what you think of as "hotel" food. it was more like a gourmet meal at a five star restaurant. what a great team at this hotel. love,love,love them!
this hotel is beautiful. mark semple is absolutely the most fabulous person ever. he answered every question we had, he Read more...
this hotel is beautiful. mark semple is absolutely the most fabulous person ever. he answered every question we had, he made sure the wedding and reception went off without a hitch. he couldn't have done more for us if he tried. i reccomend this hotel for the wedding and reception. the food was so above and beyond what you think of as "hotel" food. it was more like a gourmet meal at a five star restaurant. what a great team at this hotel. love,love,love them! Read less
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mmccoy08
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Mark and the event staff at riverside hotel was perfect!! Mark answered all my questions whenever they came up. He provided anything and everything we requested. This hotel was the perfect setting for the wedding and provided wonderful backrounds for the photos. I had several family members stay there as well and plan on staying there any time they come to florida. The food was fantastic as well! It was def. not typical wedding food. By far Mark Semple is the star and deserves an award for how awesome he was!!
Mark and the event staff at riverside hotel was perfect!! Mark answered all my questions whenever they came up. He Read more...
Mark and the event staff at riverside hotel was perfect!! Mark answered all my questions whenever they came up. He provided anything and everything we requested. This hotel was the perfect setting for the wedding and provided wonderful backrounds for the photos. I had several family members stay there as well and plan on staying there any time they come to florida. The food was fantastic as well! It was def. not typical wedding food. By far Mark Semple is the star and deserves an award for how awesome he was!! Read less
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Paulina
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I stayed at Riverside Hotel the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids and that's where we got ready. The staff was amazing and we got upgraded to a suite with no extra charge. Also, my husband and I stayed there two nights after the wedding and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The place has beautiful decor, and the rooms are super clean. Great place to stay...:)
I stayed at Riverside Hotel the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids and that's where we got ready. The staff was Read more...
I stayed at Riverside Hotel the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids and that's where we got ready. The staff was amazing and we got upgraded to a suite with no extra charge. Also, my husband and I stayed there two nights after the wedding and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The place has beautiful decor, and the rooms are super clean. Great place to stay...:) Read less
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