The Historic Maxwell Room 10 South New River Drive East • Fort Lauderdale • Florida 33301


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Its original brick archways and colonnades retain the artsy feel of old Fort Lauderdale. This 1920s Mediterranean Revival building—once a penny arcade used as a cover for a speakeasy during prohibition!—has found new life as a wedding venue with New River views and vintage charm.
  • You can say “I do” al fresco. Host an intimate wedding ceremony along the nearby seawall dock or in the privacy of Maxwell Room’s cloistered courtyard, which also makes a great spot for a late nightcap and stargazing.
  • Inside, the exposed brick walls and open-beam ceilings convey a warm, rustic feeling. Several rooms, all with tall, arched entries, offer enormous flexibility while including a separate area for dancing and an atmospheric, old saloon-style bar.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $900/event
  • The venue rental fee can include:

    • Exclusive use of the reception space
    • Tables, chairs, and linens
    • Optional lighting upgrades
    • Planning & coordination services
    • And more!

    This venue can accommodate additional rental hours, starting at $275/hour.

Ceremony Fee
  • $475–900/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Ceremony locations include a 1920s Den, an outdoor Courtyard, or the waterfront Seawall.

Package Prices
  • $105/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • All packages include:

    • Cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres
    • Plated, stations-style, or buffet dinner with choice of entrées
    • 4-hour open bar services
    • Champagne toast
    • And more!
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%
Additional Info
  • 22% is Service charge.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 50 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 400
Reception Seated 160 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic


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