The Historic Needham Estate




Steeped in Old World elegance and charm, the Historic Needham Estate - located in downtown Fort Lauderdale right on the water off of Las Olas - offers a regal and unique venue to create an exceptional experience on your wedding day. One of five famous structures designed and built by Francis Abreau on the New River in the 1920s, it mixes history with luxury and style - spiral staircases, shimmering chandeliers, and gold ornate details truly complete the look. Exchange vows outdoors on the manicured landscape beneath the palm trees and gorgeous facade of the building - which also proves to be an ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs. Later, eat a deliciously prepared dinner and enjoy cocktails either indoor in the historic, ornately decorated living room or outdoor under twinkling lights with a view of the New River. Either way, guests will laugh and enjoy your special day in this elegant villa - truly an unforgettable venue.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Private Estate, Ocean/Waterfront View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 180 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 180 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:45PM..

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $14,330 and up to $33,500 and up for a ceremony,cocktail and dinner reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. A refundable security deposit of $2,000 is required. Please inquire with the event coordinator to purchase additional hours.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Historic Needham Estate is estimated at between $24,020 and $25,814 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Public parking
Hair and Make up

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:30PM