Riverside Hotel

Fort Lauderdale



From the first champagne toast to the final toss of the bouquet, make your wedding dreams come true at the Riverside Hotel. With an array of stunning venues that range from a lush garden setting to an elegant ballroom, nothing is left out at this spectacular venue. Exchange vows on The New River Patio. The space features a cobblestone walkway leading to a waterfront patio surrounded by swaying palms and majestic yachts. After the ceremony, host your reception in either the Himmarshee or New River Ballrooms. Enjoy signature cocktails with hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres while taking in spectacular views of the Fort Lauderdale skyline. These magnificent reception rooms also offer great city views. Whether you’re planning a large gathering or a more intimate event, the Riverside Hotel can accommodate all sizes and styles of weddings.Their full-service Wedding Concierge will guide you every step of the way – from the cake and seating arrangements to the decorations, so you can relax and relish in this special day.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Hotel/Resort, Ocean/Waterfront View, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:30AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a wedding ceremony is $800 and includes an extra hour of event time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $1,200.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Riverside Hotel is estimated at between $18,775 and $22,357 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
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet/shuttle service provided

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
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 11:30PM