9 Destination Wedding Venues on the Ft Lauderdale Coast

If you want your wedding to have a taste of the tropics, head for Fort Lauderdale. Not only will you find pristine beaches, swaying palm trees and nonstop sun, the town boasts an average temperature of 77 blissful degrees year-round! Honeymooning from here is a snap, too, because the city’s Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise-ship ports in the world. But before you dash off to the Caribbean, Mexico or another destination, consider spending some quality time with your new spouse at one of the following fabulous Fort Lauderdale wedding venues where you can tie the knot and have an amazing vacation.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
  • Location: 505 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Contemporary, impressive
  • Fab Feature: The Sunrise Terrace is a dramatic circular patio that extends from the resort toward the beach via an elevated walkway, and offers a panoramic, bird’s-eye view of the Atlantic.
  • Event Space Highlights: Hold an al fresco celebration with cocktails or dinner on the BalQony, a striking wraparound terrace whose low, glass wall ensures there’s no barrier between your guests and a sparkling sea vista. The Grand Ballroom is an exquisite indoor option—contemporary light fixtures and cool-toned décor bring the hotel’s “beach chic” vibe inside.
  • Notable Amenities: Rooms at this all-suite hotel boast stunning views of the ocean, balconies, Italian marble bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and a kitchen or kitchenette.
  • Accommodations: A large selection of studios and 1–3 bedroom suites.

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Location: 999 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Casual coastal sophistication
  • Fab Feature: Guest rooms reflect the soothing colors of the sand and sea, and provide glorious ocean views.
  • Event Space Highlights: Penthouse-level rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows framing expansive ocean vistas. There’s also a 2nd-floor room with a waterfront terrace.
  • Notable Services: Their “Food is Art” philosophy means that they pay as much attention to their cuisine’s visual impact as is they do to the ingredients.
  • Accommodations: 240 guest rooms and suites

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale



Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
  • Location: 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Contemporary beachfront luxe
  • Fab Feature: The hotel has the largest oceanfront spa in the area, with 18 treatment rooms, a private spa pool, meditation labyrinth, exclusive spa café, movement studio, fitness center, and a variety of classes. Bridal beauty services are available at the Spa Salon.
  • Event Space Highlights: Their expansive outdoor terrace is ideal for a larger ceremony, while their private beach accommodates a more intimate one. Indoors, the oceanfront ballroom impresses with a panoramic view of the Atlantic through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Wedding Package Perks: They have a package for just about every wedding-related event, from the rehearsal dinner and afternoon or evening reception to the morning-after brunch. Enhancement options include a wide selection of stations, like Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, Pasta, Fish Taco, Ahi Tuna and Mandarin Stir-fry!
  • Accommodations: 650 guest rooms and suites

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa



Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
  • Location: 2301 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Waterfront resort luxury
  • Fab Feature: The circular Pier Top Ballroom actually rotates, giving you 360-degree views of the Ft. Lauderdale cityscape—spectacular at night!
  • Event Space Highlights: The Pier Top and Panorama Ballrooms offer fantastic views, while the more traditional Crystal Ballroom comes with crystal chandeliers (naturally!) and a glass atrium overlooking the tropical landscaping. Outdoors, The Garden terrace is surrounded by lush landscaping and faces the pool and Palm Lawn, a great spot for a ceremony. 
  • Notable Services: Wedding packages are all customizable, and their culinary team can adapt your menu to meet ethnic and dietary concerns as well as your budget.
  • Accommodations: 384 guest rooms

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six



Pelican Grand Beach Resort
  • Location: 2000 North Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Classically elegant and fun!
  • Fab Feature: You can float on an inner tube or swim down their unique “Lazy River”—its currents gently push you along…
  • Event Space Highlights: The Oceanview and Atlantic Ballrooms both come with their own terraces, providing great indoor/outdoor settings. The Pool Deck and open-air Verandah present two more waterside options…and let’s not forget their private beach and romantic Rooftop Terrace—perfect for an al fresco ceremony.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Along with a variety of packages, you can choose from a long list of enhancements, such as a Baked Brie or Sushi Display and a Specialty Coffee Station (complete with whipped cream and flavorings like hazelnut, amaretto and white chocolate).
  • Accommodations: 156 guest rooms and suites

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Pelican Grand Beach Resort



The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
  • Location: 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Posh, beachfront resort
  • Fab Feature: When you book a suite on their exclusive Club Level, you really get the VIP treatment. Start with sipping champagne from your personal balcony while savoring stunning ocean views, then stroll into the Club Lounge, where you’ll find five food presentations daily along with a selection of wines, liqueurs, and more. 
  • Event Space Highlights: Hand-strung Hungarian crystal chandeliers and silk padded walls set off the Grand Ballroom, a traditionally elegant space that can be divided into three sections. Up on the 7th floor, the tropical pool deck affords sweeping ocean views.
  • Wedding Menu Snapshot: At the Ritz, food is art! An appetizer like Seared Ahi Tuna with Compressed Watermelon Salad, Roasted Beets and Citrus Aioli is a creative introduction to entrées such as Lamb Loin Noisette with Roasted Fennel, Glazed Baby Carrots and Niçoise Olive-Candied Orange Tapenade…and Hoisin-Glazed Local Bass with Purple Mashed Potatoes, Haricots Verts, and Lemongrass Beurre Blanc. Even classic desserts like Tiramisu are made with a twist—the Ritz’ version includes Carmelized Banana and Passion Fruit Sauce!
  • Accommodations: 192 guest rooms and suites

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale



Riverside Hotel
  • Location: 620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Classic elegance with a tropical flair
  • Interesting Tidbit: Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, this riverfront property is the only hotel on trendy Las Olas Boulevard.
  • Event Space Highlights: Exchange vows on a waterfront patio surrounded by swaying palms and overlooking majestic yachts, then party in one of their two ballrooms—both of which open onto their own patio and enjoy spectacular views of the Fort Lauderdale skyline.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Their celebration packages may include an open bar, reception hors d’oeuvres, dinner service and a custom-designed wedding cake—plus they’re happy to customize your menu.
  • Accommodations: 220 guest rooms

Riverside Hotel

Riverside Hotel

Riverside Hotel



The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
  • Location: 321 N Ft. Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Relaxed, contemporary, oceanside luxury
  • Fab Feature: A cleverly designed skywalk connects their 3rd-floor pool deck to the beach for easy (and safe) access to the sand.
  • Event Space Highlights: The ocean views from their rooftop Sunrise Terrace are spectacular. Indoors, two ballrooms can be configured for just about any size group, and both sophisticated venues come with a high ceiling and classic décor.
  • Wedding Package Perks: In addition to a 1-hour cocktail reception and 4-hour dinner-dance, all packages include a menu tasting for up to four guests, a customized wedding website, wedding-night accommodations for the couple, and much more.
  • Accommodations: 432 guest rooms and suites

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



Ocean Manor
  • Location: 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Style: Breezy, historic, oceanfront
  • Interesting Tidbit: This 1950s venue was the first luxury high-rise hotel built directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach, and it laid the foundation for the fabulous Galt Ocean Mile.
  • Event Space Highlights: The 11th-floor balcony is a heavenly setting for an oceanview ceremony…or you can exchange vows on the beach. Receptions are hosted in the Penthouse as well as in their lovely Banquet Room.
  • Wedding Package Perks: All packages include buffet-style service, a champagne toast for all wedding guests, complimentary tasting for the bridal couple, and special room rates for overnight guests.
  • Accommodations: 125 guest rooms and suites

Ocean Manor

Ocean Manor



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