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Venues in Fort Lauderdale, FL,
(954) 556-7547
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    Janelle

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  • Amazing place for my best day !!

    2 Nights

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  • fabulous from beginning to end. Victor is the best and made me feel like our wedding was his only priority for that day. I would follow Victor wherever he goes!!! The pelican was gorgeous

    Katy Anderson

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  • The Pelican was very accommodating to our small group. Provided chairs and did the set up for us and had a back up space in case it rained.

    Louann

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  • Beautiful venue. Our out of town guests stayed at the hotel for the weekend and raved about how nice the hotel is. Excellent service. Melanie is an upmost professional who made us feel like royalty during our event. They were very flexible in creating the perfect menu. Many of our guests commented on the quality of the food. Compliments to the chef. The service was excellent and friendly in the restaurant and bar as well.

    Rachel

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  • Like any wedding there's stress and chaos, but never in my life did I think I would have to change my wedding venue within 5 days of the big day! I truly wish I found this place wayyy before I put deposits down on our original venue. Melanie is a dream! She took us in and gave us such a beautiful wedding. Way more visually spectacular than the other venue. Melanie was so accommodating and really went above and beyond to make sure that my husband to be, myself, and our guests were completely satisfied! I highly recommend this venue to everyone! The location is gorgeous, they have so many spots to choose from all with stunning views! The food was fantastic & the drinks kept coming! I wish I could do it all over again! Thank you so much!!!

    Arlett

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  • I would advice you to visit Pelican Grand to see why it's on the top list of Vendors in Ft. Lauderdale. When I first walked into the doors at the Pelican Grand, I knew this was the place for us to renew our vows. After contacting Janet and discussing with her our visions it was confirmed that we will be using the Pelican Grand. We stayed at the Pelican Grand a day before our event and after and we didn't want to go home. Each morning was amazing as we awoke to the rising of the sun as the rays beamed into our room off the balcony. The day of our event was spectacular. Our guest was speechless and continued to inquire about visiting the Pelican Grand. Our dinning in the Ocean 2000 restaurant was out of this world. The food was excellent from the appetizer to the desert. The staff treated us as we were king and queens and reassured us they had everything covered. Everything was just as we wanted it to be. This is a resort you will return to for many other celebrations. Thank you Janet, D... Read more

    Arielle

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  • The top two things we were looking for in a venue when we started planning were bar and food. Well, the Pelican Grand delivered all of that and MUCH more. First, the hotel and rooms are BEAUTIFUL. When I went for the venue tour I almost cried it was so gorgeous. Second, you don't need a planner at all. The staff there made sure every moment was PERFECT. Third, our guests LOVED the food so much! We are complete foodies and every course was phenomenal! Cooked and seasoned perfectly. I wish we could relive the day over and over again, it was so amazing. Thank you so much Janeth and Chaz, we loved every second!

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    Thank you for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure to make this an amazing day for you and your family! Janeth Alvarez

    chris

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had the most amazing wedding thanks to the team at the Pelican Grand. First off, the setting is unbeatable. The oceanview ballroom on the 11th floor has the most spectacular views of the ocean probably in all of Fort Lauderdale beach. Floor to ceiling ocean view! The staff couldn't be nicer, more flexible and more professional -- and it was like that from the first communication months before the wedding and all throughout the wedding day. For every little minor detail the answer was "no problem!" with a smile and they took care of it. We couldn't have been happier with the venue, and our guests felt the same way.

    Kat

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  • Janeth & Chaz are great!! Our wedding was beautiful & elegant. Our guests can't stop talking about it. The pelican is a gorgeous resort, awesome place for pictures & peace. Thank you so much for an awesome day & thank you for our beautiful gifts!! Will definitely recommend. Love them.

    Kiona

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  • The moment my husband and I walked into Pelican Grand Beach resort we knew it was the perfect venue for us!! It was truly breathtaking! I was so in love with all of the spaces. We chose the Atlantic terrace for ceremony and Oceanview ballroom for our reception! The cocktail hour was on the Oceanview terrace. The views of the Atlantic Ocean was an an absolute dream!! It was breathtakingly beautiful!! Melanie, the catering manager, was such a please to work with. The service was amazing during the reception. I would highly recommend this venue.

    Meghan

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  • WARNING: DO NOT BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE!!!! It is three weeks before my wedding and I just got off the phone with the wedding coordinator, Angie, who was not only a half hour late in calling me per our scheduled time, but also informed me that there is going to be a second wedding at 5:45PM on the beach as I am supposed to be taking my photos from my 5PM wedding. She wanted me to change my cocktail hour on the veranda to another space so that it didn't interrupt the other couple's wedding. At the original walk through sales pitch, I was told specifically that what made this venue so great was that since it was a boutique hotel, I would be the only bride there during the time when my guests where there. The original coordinator, Janeth, had told me that while the may book a second wedding for the morning of my wedding, they would not book one for the evening. Angie tried to gaslight me by saying that a veranda cocktail hour was not something they do, however, it is specifically i... Read more

    Brenna

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  • I'd like to start by saying the Pelican Grand is a gorgeous venue, probably the best in Fort Lauderdale. I'm happy with the look and feel of the hotel, as well as the food. The service however, was horrible. To start, they charged us twice for our wedding. We submitted final payment for the venue 10 days before our wedding, and the morning after our wedding we woke up to see a second, five-figure charge on our credit card. They chalked it up to be an "administrative mistake," however this mistake took days to rectify, affected our credit score, and made it difficult for us to use our credit card on our honeymoon. It was a giant headache and we are not pleased with the way this was handled. Secondly, almost all of our guests who stayed at the hotel were overcharged as well. Some were charged for extra nights, and others had miscellaneous charges applied to their account for no reason. This resulted in many of our guests getting comped nights, which worked out in the end, but created... Read more

    Marianne

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  • My husband and I are so happy that we chose the Pelican Grand Beach Resort for our wedding by the beach!! We decided to have both, our ceremony and reception, at the hotel and we were not disappointed. The view from the patio, where our ceremony and cocktail hour took place, was breathtaking. We had the perfect view of the ocean without having to walk through the sand. The Atlantic ballroom on the bottom floor had a row of windows, giving us the perfect view of the ocean all afternoon. The food was absolutely amazing! Our guests are still raving about how tasty the food had been. The rooms we rented the night before our wedding were gorgeous and so clean. It gave us the opportunity to get dressed the morning of our wedding and to prepare for the big day. Thank you so much to everyone at the Pelican Grand for making our wedding so special!! -Marianne and Mike

    Christine

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  • I held my ceremony and reception at the Pelican Grand. The ceremony was on the Atlantic Deck and the reception directly below in the Atlantic Ballroom. Overall, I was very happy with my wedding, but there some drawbacks. Pros: The setting is absolutely beautiful. We were lucky and got fantastic weather so were able to have the ceremony outdoors. I would have been upset about the amount spent if we had to have our ceremony indoors. The food and drinks were excellent. We did passed appetizers for cocktail hour was more than enough food. We had mahi and flatiron steak for entrees. The mahi, in particular, was a real crowd pleaser. Melanie was flexible on our minimum dollar amount spent. We had a small wedding (about 45 guests) and she worked with us on budget. Cons: I got the sense that the Pelican Grand was used to working with much higher budgets than ours and they weren't shy about letting us know. Melanie referred to our wedding as "DIY". We had the budget for... Read more

    Chantal

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    2.3 out of 5
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  • Not impressed with the service at all. My tables were not set up the way I wanted, and I was very specific. Water glasses were never refilled at all during the whole meal. Coffee was cold. Nobody at the entrance to direct guests to the Atlantic ballroom, like I had been promised. Don’t think they deserve the 24% gratuity they automatically charge. Catering manager never called me back after the event to tally up or anything. Therefore, a two star service.
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