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Venues in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
(954) 377-0971
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    Chantel

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding on March 14th and it was better than I could ever imagine. Cathy was there to make sure the day was smooth. She was amazing from the first day we met leading up to the event. She’s was always responsiveness and making sure things went as planned. The Hotel and staff was also very welcoming and helpful in making sure all the guest were happy. The Riverside Hotel is a great location and atmosphere for a wedding or any event. I would highly recommend the Riverside hotel for anyone looking to have an event there.

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    Thank you Chantel and Will. It was our pleasure to host your wedding in the Wild Sea Oyster Bar restaurant. You were a lovely couple to work with. I wish you both the best of luck and happiness in your future together! Cathy

    Erika Grassing

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are looking for an incredible venue for your wedding, look no further. The Riverside Hotel absolutely blew us away, and far exceeded our expectations! Cathy Fox was our coordinator, and she was beyond helpful. She was responsive, and was able to answer all of our questions. She made the whole process so smooth, we are very grateful for all of her help. We had the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner reception at the hotel. The staff at the hotel was AMAZING, from the front desk, to our server Tami, to the valet and bellhops. The whole weekend we were made to feel like royalty. Tami was personable, friendly and on point all night long. Our cake and cookie wedding favors were made by the incredible pastry chef, Sabrina, and it was by far the best desserts I have ever had. The hotel itself was so beautiful, and you really can’t beat the location in downtown Fort Lauderdale, on the river. We highly recommended the Riverside Hotel!

    I.S.M.

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Riverside Hotel was amazing in every way. Everyone from the front desk to the Catering Sales Manager, Cathy Fox made sure our wedding was flawless. Cathy was our main contact and she followed through on every detail from the first day we met while we were looking for a venue for our wedding. She provided a wealth of information for various vendors and services. In addition the pastry chef for the Riverside, Sabrina Courtemanche, made our wedding cake exactly as we wanted it, it was not only beautiful but absolutely delicious. Katie Plachter Donahue, Group Sales Manager, was extremely helpful in coordinating the block of rooms for our out of town guests staying at the hotel for the wedding. Last but not least the staff that serviced our wedding reception was efficient, helpful, friendly and professional, making our guests feel important and comfortable. We can not express our gratitude and appreciation enough to everyone at the Riverside Hotel, in making our wedding unforge... Read more

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    Thank you Isis and Julio. Katie and Sabrina join me in saying that it was truly our pleasure to help you with your wedding plans. Cathy

    Kevin Feingold

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    5 out of 5
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  • My fiance and I tied the knot at this beautiful hotel Oct. 12th. It was such a great experience. We had our ceremony on the 8th floor balcony over looking the river. The staff did an amazing job and the food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely have another event at The Riverside hotel.

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    :-) thank you Kevin, we appreciate your review. It was truly lovely and we wish you both all the best!

    Beth Patterson

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everything was perfect!!! Cathy Fox directed and advised in quiet knowledgeable manner. The food was delicious and set up was smooth and beautiful. The historical hotel was unique on the intercoastal and added to the ambience of the wedding.

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    Hello Beth, It was such a pleasure working with you on Rachel and William's wedding. I love the lanterns that you used, I'm going to have to make a trip to Pier 1. It was a perfect day and a perfect start for their life together. Thank you for choosing us. Cathy

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Riverside Hotel is a great place to have your wedding. The staff is AMAZING. Jacob helped us plan everything and in the end it was PERFECT. We can't thank him or the banquet staff enough for helping us. Every staff member was courteous and respectful. All our guests had a great stay at the Riverside.

    Sarah

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  • My husband and I got married here in May 2018 and it was the perfect day! Our ceremony was held on the back river patio which was absolutely beautiful! We had the reception inside the Himarshee ballroom and it was set up very nicely. The food was great, the cake was DELICIOUS, and all of our guests had so much fun! We planned this as a destination wedding as we live in Philadelphia, PA and had around 120 guests in attendance and I felt like the venue was just right for our group's needs. I cannot say enough good things about the ease of planning the wedding from a distance and how well the actual day of went. Thank you Riverside Hotel for making our wedding just as perfect as we had imagined!

    Jose

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    5 out of 5
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  • Excellent service. Every detail was perfect and I was very happy with the ratio quality/price. All my guests have congratulated us of such a successful and beautiful affair. I must congratulate Cathy Fox, the catering director, for guiding, and handholding me, through the planning of the wedding and, best of all, taking me through seating and unexpected new guests and late cancellations. She is marvelous and has a huge reservoir of patience with hysterical parents. Thank you Cathy!

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    You're welcome Jose, it was such a pleasure helping you and seeing all of your plans come to fruition. I'm happy that Cristina and Thomas have wonderful memories of their evening with family and friends. Cathy

    Alain

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our original wedding venue was damaged by hurricane Irma and we had to look for a new venue 3 days before our wedding day. Riverside Hotel came to the rescue! Jacob Houser and the team at Riverside Hotel made the impossible happen and gave us a picture perfect wedding that we will never forget. Jacob sat down with my wife and I and went through all the details, contacted vendors and made sure everything went smooth. They offered us a great deal and threw in several things as part of the price. Debbie took over on our wedding day and sealed the deal. We can't express how grateful we are to Riverside Hotel and their team for an amazing experience. We will forever remember.

    Suzanne

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    5 out of 5
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  • We always love staying at this hotel because of the location, classic charm and the top notch service. We decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Riverside and everything was absolutely amazing. Barbara Lane and Debbie Freedman made sure everything was running smoothly and were able to move our wedding indoors due to inclement weather without a hitch. I received many compliments from my guests on the food and the location being right on Las Olas Blvd. The staff is very friendly and remember us every time we stay here. Immediately after our wedding reception we went downstairs to Preston's Lounge and had continued excellent service from the bartender, Ryan.

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding was the most magical weekend! I don't usually write reviews but the Riverside hotel and Barbara made sure that once We checked in we had nothing left to do but enjoy our special weekend. Our guests absolutely enjoyed their stay as well and if it wasn't for Barbara'a eye for detail I would have forgotten to bring down my wedding signs for our flower girls! The food and service was exquisite and to this day our family and friends still rave about our wedding weekend! Thank you Riverside hotel and Barbara for being a part of our love story!!

    Dwyer Gerrity

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  • After looking at over 10 venues in both Miami and Ft Laud areas, we loved the charm and historic aspect of the Riverside Hotel. Staff has been extremely responsive and willing to work with us every step of the way so far. Great place if you want a package of venue, unique ceremony / reception (separate) spaces, catering, cake, valet - all included in total price + right on Las Olas, ideal for any out of town guests to show them the true Fort Lauderdale experience!

    Lauren

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  • I would do it all over again!! Cathy was amazing and the whole staff was too. Such a wonderful experience and so elegant. They made my dream wedding a reality!

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    Thank you Lauren and Mason, The entire staff at the Riverside Hotel appreciate you choosing us to be part of your special memories. We all wish you happiness in your future together. Cathy Fox

    k

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • Leading up to the wedding things were a bit hectic. Our initial planner left Riverside after we signed, so we had to go over everything that was initially agreed upon with the first planner, with the new planner ( & at times had to re-negotiate, because the initial planner & the new planner didn't exchange notes) - so that process was stressful. However the day of, everything went off without a hitch. The staff at the Riverside was professional, friendly, & didn't miss a beat. Everything looked fantastic, the bartender was quick & made great cocktails, the waitstaff was seamless, & the food was delicious.

    Daphne

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  • We used the Riverside Hotel for our reception site. We had met several times with Jessica King to discuss the reception and make plans. After deciding to use the Riverside we moved to New Orleans but decided to still have the reception in Fort Lauderdale. In December we flew down from New Orleans to have our tasting. Upon meeting with Jessica she was unaware of any tasting - even though we communicated with her several times regarding this matter prior to coming into town. She arranged for us to eat at the restaurant and have a pseudo tasting, however this was quite the inconvenience for us and was rather unprofessional. After that we contacted Jessica to discuss questions from our meeting, however, after emailing her several times we received no response. Roughly one month after our initial email we received a form email stating that she was leaving the Riverside. Had we not repeatedly attempted communication we would have not known our event coordinator was leaving. Additionally, thr... Read more
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