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Riverside Hotel

Fort Lauderdale , FL
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620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 US (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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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, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, 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, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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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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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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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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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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620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 See On Map
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