Fort Lauderdale Historical Society




Celebrate your special occasion at an historic Southern Plantation on the banks of the New River. The 1905 New River Inn is an ideal location for a vintage Southern-style wedding. As your guests enjoy cocktails on the veranda, take tons of gorgeous wedding photos among some of the most significant and beautiful structures in the city! Once you have filled your future wedding album, dance the night away beneath an airy white canopy on the Inn’s front lawn. The open air tent will allow guests to mingle and dine while enjoying a cool breeze and the lush greenery of the museum’s grounds. This romantic outdoor space is also highly customizable, allowing each and every couple to personalize it to their own unique tastes!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Plantation, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:00PM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

Rental rates begin at $1,200 which includes 5 hours of event time and 2 hours for set up/clean up. Additional hours can be arranged.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is estimated at between $10,527 and $20,052 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated Jun 14, 2018)

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