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The Historic Maxwell Room

10 South New River Drive East
Fort Lauderdale, FL, FL
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(954) 463-6630
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 60 Reviews


    Allisha Jackson

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  • Where do I start? Libby is a dream to work with. Her and her staff made our wedding day stress-free! When our officiant couldn’t make it for the rehearsal, she was there to help up plan the ceremony. She was super quick to respond to any of the questions that I had when planning the event. And was there the whole night making sure all was well. Libby and her whole team, even the staff at the Downtowner, welcomed us like friends any time we asked to see the space to plan or decorate. The Maxwell Room was the only space I could find in my area that offered that northern, romantic type of local. Being in South Florida, the main options are ballrooms or hotels, and I didn’t want any of that. We kept getting compliments all night at how beautiful the space was.

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    Hi Allisha and Stanley, Thank you for such an amazing review. It is our mission that your day is as perfect as you dream it to be.We wish you a world full of happiness. very sincerely, Libby and the Maxwell and Downtowner team!!

    Donna whitesall

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  • I am so pleased with how everything turned out and I'm so greatful I found this place! Libby was such a pleasure to work with and helped me tremendously. I had an issue with my original venue and about 6 months out I realized I needed to switch venues and found the Historic Maxwell Room and it was a godsend! I could call or email Libby with any questions or concerns and she was happy to help. Libby and her team took my vision and executed everything perfectly. I was a little disappointed that it rained and I could not have my cocktail hour outside but they made it an easy transition from ceremony to reception and it really didn't matter. I got to have the wedding of my dreams for a very reasonable price. If your looking for a romantic vintage wedding like I was this is the place! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was and how amazing the appetizers were! Thank you Libby for giving me my dream wedding!

    Sharon Brennan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Intimate venue is perfect for a guest count of 60-80 people. It didn't feel too big or too small. The atmosphere is everything! Guests commented on how elegant and romantic it was all night, and there were many compliments on the food too. Thank you to Libby and her staff for the memories!!

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    Thank you so much Sharon and Alex, It was such a pleasure to be a part of your most important day. We wish you all the very best. Very sincerely, Libby and Staff.

    Doreen

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding at the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby worked us throughout the process. Libby was awesome & ensured that everything went smoothly. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the Downtowner which Libby assisted in coordinating for us. The food & service was wonderful.

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    On behalf of myself and my awesome team, we thank you Doeen and Bruce. It was our pleasure to be able to share in your beautiful event.

    Phoebe

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  • We got married in February 2019, and I cannot tell you how wonderful of an experience it was to work with the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby first off is super down to earth and so accommodating. Our wedding started as a courthouse idea and went all the way to a full fledged wedding. So we had a few changes here and there through out the 5 months of planning, and it was never a problem for Libby and her team. The price is right and totally available on the website. No need for the pesky contact inquiries, you can find it right there in front of you. And for what you get, the food is phenomenal, the drinks are plentiful, and it made for an incredible night. Service is top notch! And the actual appearance of the place is so unique especially in South Florida. You won't find another place like it ladies. Please look no further! It's an incredible place, and Libby and her team are WOW WOW WOW! We used a lot of Maxwell's recommended vendors, and it was like working with a family of people who... Read more

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    Thank you for sharing your most important day with us. You were an exquisite bride. Thank you for all the kind words Phoebe. We love our job here at the Historic Maxwell Room.

    JENNA

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  • Libby is the best to work with and the venue is so beautiful and intimate, all my guests complimented me on my venue choice. A must see!!!

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    Jenna, Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for sharing your perfect day with us here at the Historic Maxwell Room.We wish you every bit of Health and Happiness the world has to offer.

    Lowanda Paraison

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  • We had our wedding reception here and it was the perfect location. The inside is warm and inviting. The courtyard is a beautiful location for a photo shoot. Very little decorating required. The staff and food were great and attentive to our guest. Libby is the absolute BEST! Professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful. She was a joy to work with.

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    I am so humbled. You were the perfect bride and groom. It means the world to us to know that we met your expectations. We wish you all the best, the world has to offer.

    Aubrey

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  • Stop looking for a venue and book here! Libby is fantastic! Everything was perfect for my wedding day! How many brides say that? The venue was one of the biggest reasons. Libby has thought of everything. Food was great.

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    Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. You were a gorgeous bride, inside and out.You have such an amazing mother, as well as all your family and friends. I am so glad that your evening was perfect for you.Thank you for sharing your most important day with us here at the Maxwell room.

    Giselle

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  • Impossible to imagine having our wedding anywhere else but here! Libby is the best-very accommodating! The staff and service were excellent- our guests loved everything including the food!

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    Giselle and Ivan , Thank you for the beautiful compliment. We wish you all the very best the world has to offer on your new journey as one.

    Monica

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  • I cannot say enough about the maxwell room and Libby!!!!! From the beginning she has been my anchor with wedding planning stress. The day of, she was right there on top of everything!!! My guests RAVED about the venue and the food. I’d get married over and over here! Seriously consider maxwell room for your wedding or any other intimate event!!!!

    Katie

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  • The Historic Maxwell Room is a hidden gem of a wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale!!! I don’t think it will be kept a secret for very long! My husband and I had our wedding at the Maxwell Room in June of 2018 for our 60 guests. It was the one and only wedding venue we looked at and from the moment Libby, the Event Coordinator at the Maxwell Room, gave us a tour, we knew it was the perfect wedding venue for us. Logistically, my husband and I really liked that we could hold our wedding ceremony and the reception on site, including having the reception catered by the Maxwell Room – we wanted to move right to the cocktail hour and reception after the ceremony without any of our guests having to travel in between. The price for our reception and cocktail hour was right on point and we felt the cost was very fair for what was included in our package. The space itself is intimate, charming and versatile to any bride’s vision of décor for her wedding. Our guests were raving about the venue... Read more

    Brittany Ellingsworth

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  • Our wedding turned out beautiful! Libby was amazing and answered all our questions in a timely matter and did everything she could to make sure we were happy. This venue is a secret little gem in South Florida. We really didn’t want a hotel ballroom or anything stuffy like that and when we saw this space we fell In love. It is perfect on its on with the brick detail and romantic lighting. But once we decorated, it all came together just how I dreamed. Thank you so much!!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words. You were truly a beautiful bride. Inside and out. We wish you both all the happiness the world has to offer.

    Christina

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • If you're looking for package deals, look no further. This little venue is situated right on the New River and shares a kitchen with the Downtowner restaurant (owned by the same people, I think). While I was a little nervous a few times during the year leading up to my wedding due to the fact Libby, the event coordinator, kept forgetting who I was (bless it, I don't blame her - she has hundreds of events to coordinate at all times)... my fears were unfounded. She is so flexible and helps offer up suggestions for setting your event up. She has been doing this for years and she absolutely knows what she's doing. And the venue is GORGEOUS when it's all done up. Hell, it's gorgeous all by itself. My guests kept telling me for days after how much they loved my venue and how did I find it and what a gem, etc etc. They also kept commenting on Libby's staff - and how they were the best wedding staff they'd ever experienced. Seriously guys, the bartenders took CARE of my people. The wait st... Read more

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    What a wonderful compliment. Thank you so much. I adore my staff as well, and will be sure to read this to them. I'm sorry that I kept forgetting that you were from Boston...I mean ...Atlanta.... I mean Nashville. We wish you both the world full of happiness!!

    Mariangie

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  • Absolutely amazing! First, Libby, the coordinator, is easy going and wants to help you make your vision come through. Secondly, the venue is gorgeous. I was looking for a historical venue, for a vintage literary theme wedding and this place was perfect. It's cozy, perfect for my 60 guests. Their courtyard is romantic and the inside is out of this world. Guests loved the location and the FOOD! omg the food is top-notch. Their servers, everyone that worked the night of our wedding were 100% professional and helpful. All the pictures look like a Jane Austen book.

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    Happy New Year Mariangie, Thank you for this very complimentary post. You were a gorgeous bride. We wish you a world full of health and happiness. The Historic Maxwell Room

    Leonela

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  • You opened the bar without even asking me and nobody knew it was open already. Not even myself. So about half an hour of the bar time was wasted cause nobody knew. I wanted to have the toast first. I had a schedule and had to do everything different because of that. I was really pissed off. You had only one waitress to deal with about 40 ppl at the same time and she clearly did her best but she definitely couldn't cover the while thing. Nobody offered me food. When I asked you you brought me a "little plate with everything" with no chicken empanadas. Our plate was COLD as a dead person's feet. As a bride I didn't have time to eat during the whole day and that stuff was not even warm. So I guess my guests had to eat the same Crap. Now, I think we payed for food enough for 60 ppl. There were not 60 people and the father of the groom didn't get to eat anything .. I'm so embarrassed with him, the groom's family had to buy MC DONAL's on the way out 'cause they didn't eat anything at the wed... Read more

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    Leonela, I am so bummed this has brought my incredible venue down a star, and the review just breaks my heart. You had a budget of under $2000, and I tried to give you everything I possibly could. I even personally bought you dinner several nights BC I loved you two so much. You were over an hour and a half late to your own ceremony, and you didn't let anyone know until you were 5mins away. You gave me a copy of your timeline the day before the wedding.. and you had it down to the minute (6:12, 7:03..) it was so absolutely absurd and completely different from everything we previously discussed in 5+ meetings. There were 3 people plus myself working your Event. We replenished both fruit and veggie platters twice because everyone was really enjoying it. You didn't buy dinner for your guests, you only purchased 5 appetizers for the entire 4 hours, so of course they had to eat after the wedding. It was your decision to host one hour of open beer and wine, with the remaining 3hours a cash bar. I anticipated your guests having trouble understanding that, so I even posted a few signs at the bar explaining the hourly situation. I am so sorry your night wasn't what you dreamed it to be, and I am embarrassed for you. That's the opposite of what I am in the business for. I wish you and Luis the best of luck and love.
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