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Riverside Hotel

Fort Lauderdale , FL
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LOCATION

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

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954-467-0671

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Only one word describes weddings at the Riverside Hotel - unforgettable. No other venue in Fort Lauderdale can match the ambiance, cuisine - and create the long lasting memories of your... Read more
Only one word describes weddings at the Riverside Hotel - unforgettable. No other venue in Fort Lauderdale can match the ambiance, cuisine - and create the long lasting memories of your special day - of a wedding at the Riverside Hotel on romantic Las Olas Boulevard. The Riverside Hotel provides the fine cuisine and detailed service to make your wedding day one that you and your guests will always cherish. Whether it's local or a destination wedding, your family and friends will enjoy celebrating with you in classic style at a prime location.

Say I DO at the Ceremonial Ring Plaza, a romantic outdoor venue along the New River, or inside one of our exquisite banquet facilities. Leave the worry and work to us! Our experienced catering and events experts will work with you to create and manage an event that is just right for your special day.

We can help arrange for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and much more!

The pride of Fort Lauderdale since opening in the 1930's, the Riverside Hotel is full of traditional Florida charm combined with elegance and every modern facility. The hotel is located on the fabulous Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown. Experience the ultimate in hospitality at Fort Lauderdale's magnificent hotel - totally renovated with modern rooms and amenities and a gleaming Executive Tower. Near the airport, seaport, beach, shopping and entertainment district, the Riverside Hotel offers the graciousness of the Old South with the comfort and convenience of today's modern world. Read less
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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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Eileen
Wedding:
2/14/2014
3.6/5.0
The Riverside was a beautiful and very classy place to have any party. The service and food were just perfect. Anything involving the 8th floor balcony is breathtaking. The city is a perfect backdrop for cocktails and some classy music. (We used a guitarist) I would like to have another party here... any party!!
The Riverside was a beautiful and very classy place to have any party. The service and food were just perfect. Anything Read more...
The Riverside was a beautiful and very classy place to have any party. The service and food were just perfect. Anything involving the 8th floor balcony is breathtaking. The city is a perfect backdrop for cocktails and some classy music. (We used a guitarist) I would like to have another party here... any party!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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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anicolas
Wedding:
5/29/2010
2.0/5.0
Most of our guests were from out of town, our wedding took place nearby and we tried to set up room blocks for them. They were rude to our guests, and had trouble handing out the guest bags. We had to call them on a regular basis after hearing from our guests as they tried to make reservations and were told there are no room blocks for our wedding.
Most of our guests were from out of town, our wedding took place nearby and we tried to set up room blocks for them. They Read more...
Most of our guests were from out of town, our wedding took place nearby and we tried to set up room blocks for them. They were rude to our guests, and had trouble handing out the guest bags. We had to call them on a regular basis after hearing from our guests as they tried to make reservations and were told there are no room blocks for our wedding. Read less
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Ursula
Wedding:
10/11/2009
4.9/5.0
Mark at the Riverside Hotel was extremely accomadating. Las Olas and the riverfront area is a beatiful spot for a venue. This hotel has a lot of history as well. Great food and service.
Mark at the Riverside Hotel was extremely accomadating. Las Olas and the riverfront area is a beatiful spot for a venue. Read more...
Mark at the Riverside Hotel was extremely accomadating. Las Olas and the riverfront area is a beatiful spot for a venue. This hotel has a lot of history as well. Great food and service. Read less
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bananachime
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.0/5.0
My wedding reception was at the Riverside and was handled by Mark Semple. I had a list of things that I knew needed to be done as far as catering, venue set up, etc. and every time I called to check on something, Mark already had it taken care of. All of my requests were handled professionally and though it did take awhile to get in touch with someone most times I called, my calls were always returned by the end of the next day. The day of my wedding Mark informed me that he could not be there but two other people would be taking over for him. This made me a little nervous. However, everything turned out perfectly. Debbie was excellent. The only qualm I had was when my husband and I went to check-in to our hotel room, the woman at the front desk had no idea that our wedding was taking place and that a room should have been reserved for us. We were also a little disappointed that the room she did end up giving us was just a regular room - we had hoped for something a little more than that. I also selected table linens through the Riverside, I was very pleased with the selection and quality. I received a lot of good feedback. The food was delicious. I had read other reviews that were so-so about the Riverside, but I was very happy with our wedding reception there.
My wedding reception was at the Riverside and was handled by Mark Semple. I had a list of things that I knew needed to be Read more...
My wedding reception was at the Riverside and was handled by Mark Semple. I had a list of things that I knew needed to be done as far as catering, venue set up, etc. and every time I called to check on something, Mark already had it taken care of. All of my requests were handled professionally and though it did take awhile to get in touch with someone most times I called, my calls were always returned by the end of the next day. The day of my wedding Mark informed me that he could not be there but two other people would be taking over for him. This made me a little nervous. However, everything turned out perfectly. Debbie was excellent. The only qualm I had was when my husband and I went to check-in to our hotel room, the woman at the front desk had no idea that our wedding was taking place and that a room should have been reserved for us. We were also a little disappointed that the room she did end up giving us was just a regular room - we had hoped for something a little more than that. I also selected table linens through the Riverside, I was very pleased with the selection and quality. I received a lot of good feedback. The food was delicious. I had read other reviews that were so-so about the Riverside, but I was very happy with our wedding reception there. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alison
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
I chose them for many reasons. I had the cermony, cocktail hour and recepation. The food was fantastic. I did not want an outside caterer. That is more room for error. Highly recommend.
I chose them for many reasons. I had the cermony, cocktail hour and recepation. The food was fantastic. I did not want an Read more...
I chose them for many reasons. I had the cermony, cocktail hour and recepation. The food was fantastic. I did not want an outside caterer. That is more room for error. Highly recommend. Read less
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