Harborside Event Center

Naples/Fort Myers



Harborside Event Center will be unavailable for events beginning on March 6, 2017. The construction is estimated to last for one year, through February 2018. While it is possible that HEC could be available during the construction period for some events/programs we will not contract with or guarantee any events during this period. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated to reoccurring events that have been impacted. We will be happy to provide a courtesy “hold” for your event but please note that this is not suggesting the event will occur. These holds will only be activated if there is a major alteration to the above mentioned schedule. If you are interested in scheduling your date prior to our scheduled closure I will be happy to look at our calendar to see what we have available. Harborside Event Center in historic downtown Fort Myers, Florida is a wonderful space to host your wedding celebration. This Event Center is a highly flexible facility that can cater to your specific wedding vision. Intimate weddings, as well as extravagant receptions, are both suitable for this picturesque venue. The neutral colored room has extremely large windows overlooking the city's downtown. The natural light and evening skyline both provide an exciting atmospheric element to your event. The addition of floral centerpieces and other festive decor to this space quickly creates a romantic wedding site. The Harborside Event Center can cater your wedding with food that delights the senses, buffet and bar options ensure that you and your guests are perfectly fueled for an evening of dancing. Enjoy a wedding reception that is all you have dreamed of. At Harborside Event Center, your special day will be an effortless affair filled with bliss.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 1,600 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 1,600 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the ceremony and reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $125/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Harborside Event Center is estimated at between $3,784 and $7,404 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM
General liability insurance required for over 250 guest