Oceanfront Venues on Fort Lauderdale Beach

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Planners seeking a meeting destination with both business-friendly features and relaxation-focused amenities will discover the ideal venue at this Fort Lauderdale hotel. Across from the beach and overlooking the ocean, the hotel offers more than 24,000 sq. ft. of conference space to host trade shows, board meetings, trainings, corporate retreats and banquets. Meeting spaces are complemented by traditional services including catering and audiovisual as well as specialty features such as a photo concierge.

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Event Rooms

25811 SQ FT

Total Event Space

520

Capacity Largest Space

8

Breakout Rooms

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 Ferncliff Room

Meetings & Events

Showcasing over 24,000 sq. ft. of event space in Fort Lauderdale including outdoor options

Dedicated Meetings and Special Events Team with day of event Conference Concierge Service
Over 190 newly renovated Guestrooms and Suites, all with private balconies and water views
Only 5 Diamond resort with event spaces in Fort Lauderdale
Conveniently located within 5 miles of Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades
Pool Deck - Aerial View

Virtually Tour Our Luxurious Meeting Rooms

Discover Fort Lauderdale meeting rooms that just do not meet your expectations, they exceed them. From elegant ballrooms to pre-function event space, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale offers stunning venues and impeccable service to make your gatherings a success. Let us help you complement your engagements by selecting the perfect meeting space for your agenda and group size.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Grand Ballroom with space for up to 520 guests, a foyer and pre-function space.

John Jacob Boardroom available for intimate events of up to 18 guests.

Pool deck can be transformed into an ocean-view reception setting.

Photography concierge to capture event photos and videos, head shots and more.

Audiovisual equipment and experts.

Catering including themed breaks and receptions with live-action stations.

Themed décor and entertainment to customize your event.

Team-building activities to benefit the local community.

Impact Experiences

A memorable and enriching stay can extend well beyond our hotels. That’s why The Ritz-Carlton proudly offers Impact Experiences, providing inspiring opportunities for our guests to contribute to the local community. Impact Experiences are compelling social and environmental impact activities where there is one constant – each program makes a lasting and authentic difference.

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Breakout Locations

Coastal Dining and Alternative Spaces

For intimate occasions, special celebrations, or entertaining corporate clients, we invite you to host your event in one of our elegant private dining rooms. Our venues are currently able to accommodate a wide range of group sizes, from relaxed parties of six to larger events of up to 40. For more information or to reserve your private event please contact Steve Mulch at Steve.Mulch@ritzcarlton.com.

Burlock Coast - Private Dining Terrace

A Variety of Experiences

Impact Experiences offers on-property activities that can be incorporated in the conference agenda during lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks, including: partnering with the hotel’s culinary team to prepare the ingredients for a regionally adapted dish for donation to a local hunger relief organization, assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks for donation to students whose academic success is threatened by poverty, collaborating in teams to assemble emergency preparedness kits for shipping to a disaster relief facility or community organization, and designing and creating greetings and birthday cards for children in a local pediatric healthcare facility or children’s organization.

Impact Hour, a platform for leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints partner organizations to showcase how they are successfully addressing social and environmental issues.

Additionally, Signature Impact Experiences invite our group guests to take part in an off-site volunteer activity, unique to the destination.

Photography Concierge

The Photography Concierge is a dedicated team of professionals available capture images for group clients and social celebrations, creating memories for a lifetime. For more information please call (305) 365-4266.

The Photography Concierge provides services for:

Portraits

Group Photos

Head Shots / Bio Shots

Candid/Event Photography

Video Slide Shows (still photographs)

Name I.D. Badges

Videography (live feed)

Daily Videography Recaps (testimonials and sound bites)

The Photography Concierge provides services for:

Candid Event Photography

Engagement Sessions

Video Slide Shows (still photographs)

Portraits

Wedding Photography

Wedding Videography

The Beauty of Nature

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most distinctive natural landmarks — a barrier island of tall trees and greenery between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Group guests can assist in conservation activities that will preserve and protect this ecological landmark, efforts that will help ensure the hundreds of Caribbean and migratory bird species that call the park home can safely nest for years to come. Please contact your meetings and special events professional for details on how Impact Experiences can be matched to your group.

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Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Astor Ballroom 34.7x86x- 2838 180 100 - - 260 120
Astor Ballroom I 33x27x- 891 60 30 20 18 80 40
Astor Ballroom II 34x33x- 1089 90 40 22 22 100 50
Astor Ballroom III 33x26x- 858 60 30 20 18 80 40
Astor Ballroom I & II 33x60x- 1980 150 60 - - 180 90
Astor Ballroom II & III 33x59x- 1947 150 60 - - 175 90
Astor Foyer 86x14x- 1233 - - - - 180 -
Astor Terrace 200x17x- 3076 - - - - 260 120
Beechwood Room 42x21x- 882 - 36 20 18 80 40
Ferncliff 31x30x- 1650 150 70 40 36 150 90
Ferncliff Room I 31x30x- 930 90 40 22 24 85 50
Ferncliff Room II 28x25x- 700 60 30 16 20 65 40
John Jacob Boardroom 48x18x- 810 0 0 16 0 0 0
3rd Floor Pre-Function 55x28x- 1540 - - - - 180 -
Grand Ballroom 57x150x- 8500 520 310 - - 520 460
Ballroom I 62x57x- 3534 280 130 40 50 280 200
Ballroom II 57x46x- 2622 140 100 36 40 140 160
Ballroom III 51x47x- 2397 100 80 30 33 120 100
Ballroom I & II 60x103x- 6129 420 230 - - 500 360
Ballroom II & III 54x93x- 5022 240 180 - - 400 260
Grand Foyer 150x19x- 2850 - - - - 500 180
4th Floor Pre-Function 90x19x- 1710 - - - - - -
Astor Lounge 38x19x- 722 - - - - 35 -
Astor Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
34.7x86x-
Area (sq.ft)
2838
Theater
180
Schoolroom
100
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
260
Banquet
120
Astor Ballroom I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33x27x-
Area (sq.ft)
891
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Astor Ballroom II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
34x33x-
Area (sq.ft)
1089
Theater
90
Schoolroom
40
Conference
22
U-Shape
22
Reception
100
Banquet
50
Astor Ballroom III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33x26x-
Area (sq.ft)
858
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Astor Ballroom I & II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33x60x-
Area (sq.ft)
1980
Theater
150
Schoolroom
60
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
180
Banquet
90
Astor Ballroom II & III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33x59x-
Area (sq.ft)
1947
Theater
150
Schoolroom
60
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
175
Banquet
90
Astor Foyer
Dimensions (LxWxH)
86x14x-
Area (sq.ft)
1233
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
180
Banquet
-
Astor Terrace
Dimensions (LxWxH)
200x17x-
Area (sq.ft)
3076
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
260
Banquet
120
Beechwood Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
42x21x-
Area (sq.ft)
882
Theater
-
Schoolroom
36
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Ferncliff
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31x30x-
Area (sq.ft)
1650
Theater
150
Schoolroom
70
Conference
40
U-Shape
36
Reception
150
Banquet
90
Ferncliff Room I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31x30x-
Area (sq.ft)
930
Theater
90
Schoolroom
40
Conference
22
U-Shape
24
Reception
85
Banquet
50
Ferncliff Room II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
28x25x-
Area (sq.ft)
700
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
16
U-Shape
20
Reception
65
Banquet
40
John Jacob Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
48x18x-
Area (sq.ft)
810
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
16
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
3rd Floor Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
55x28x-
Area (sq.ft)
1540
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
180
Banquet
-
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
57x150x-
Area (sq.ft)
8500
Theater
520
Schoolroom
310
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
520
Banquet
460
Ballroom I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
62x57x-
Area (sq.ft)
3534
Theater
280
Schoolroom
130
Conference
40
U-Shape
50
Reception
280
Banquet
200
Ballroom II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
57x46x-
Area (sq.ft)
2622
Theater
140
Schoolroom
100
Conference
36
U-Shape
40
Reception
140
Banquet
160
Ballroom III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
51x47x-
Area (sq.ft)
2397
Theater
100
Schoolroom
80
Conference
30
U-Shape
33
Reception
120
Banquet
100
Ballroom I & II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x103x-
Area (sq.ft)
6129
Theater
420
Schoolroom
230
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
500
Banquet
360
Ballroom II & III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
54x93x-
Area (sq.ft)
5022
Theater
240
Schoolroom
180
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
400
Banquet
260
Grand Foyer
Dimensions (LxWxH)
150x19x-
Area (sq.ft)
2850
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
500
Banquet
180
4th Floor Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
90x19x-
Area (sq.ft)
1710
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Astor Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
38x19x-
Area (sq.ft)
722
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
35
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Astor Ballroom 10.6x26.2x- 263.7 180 100 - - 260 120
Astor Ballroom I 10.1x8.2x- 82.8 60 30 20 18 80 40
Astor Ballroom II 10.4x10.1x- 101.2 90 40 22 22 100 50
Astor Ballroom III 10.1x7.9x- 79.7 60 30 20 18 80 40
Astor Ballroom I & II 10.1x18.3x- 183.9 150 60 - - 180 90
Astor Ballroom II & III 10.1x18x- 180.9 150 60 - - 175 90
Astor Foyer 26.2x4.3x- 114.5 - - - - 180 -
Astor Terrace 61x5.2x- 285.8 - - - - 260 120
Beechwood Room 12.8x6.4x- 81.9 - 36 20 18 80 40
Ferncliff 9.4x9.1x- 153.3 150 70 40 36 150 90
Ferncliff Room I 9.4x9.1x- 86.4 90 40 22 24 85 50
Ferncliff Room II 8.5x7.6x- 65 60 30 16 20 65 40
John Jacob Boardroom 14.6x5.5x- 75.3 0 0 16 0 0 0
3rd Floor Pre-Function 16.8x8.5x- 143.1 - - - - 180 -
Grand Ballroom 17.4x45.7x- 789.7 520 310 - - 520 460
Ballroom I 18.9x17.4x- 328.3 280 130 40 50 280 200
Ballroom II 17.4x14x- 243.6 140 100 36 40 140 160
Ballroom III 15.5x14.3x- 222.7 100 80 30 33 120 100
Ballroom I & II 18.3x31.4x- 569.4 420 230 - - 500 360
Ballroom II & III 16.5x28.3x- 466.6 240 180 - - 400 260
Grand Foyer 45.7x5.8x- 264.8 - - - - 500 180
4th Floor Pre-Function 27.4x5.8x- 158.9 - - - - - -
Astor Lounge 11.6x5.8x- 67.1 - - - - 35 -
Astor Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.6x26.2x-
Area (sq.mt)
263.7
Theater
180
Schoolroom
100
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
260
Banquet
120
Astor Ballroom I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1x8.2x-
Area (sq.mt)
82.8
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Astor Ballroom II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.4x10.1x-
Area (sq.mt)
101.2
Theater
90
Schoolroom
40
Conference
22
U-Shape
22
Reception
100
Banquet
50
Astor Ballroom III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1x7.9x-
Area (sq.mt)
79.7
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Astor Ballroom I & II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1x18.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
183.9
Theater
150
Schoolroom
60
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
180
Banquet
90
Astor Ballroom II & III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.1x18x-
Area (sq.mt)
180.9
Theater
150
Schoolroom
60
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
175
Banquet
90
Astor Foyer
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.2x4.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
114.5
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
180
Banquet
-
Astor Terrace
Dimensions (LxWxH)
61x5.2x-
Area (sq.mt)
285.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
260
Banquet
120
Beechwood Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.8x6.4x-
Area (sq.mt)
81.9
Theater
-
Schoolroom
36
Conference
20
U-Shape
18
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Ferncliff
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4x9.1x-
Area (sq.mt)
153.3
Theater
150
Schoolroom
70
Conference
40
U-Shape
36
Reception
150
Banquet
90
Ferncliff Room I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4x9.1x-
Area (sq.mt)
86.4
Theater
90
Schoolroom
40
Conference
22
U-Shape
24
Reception
85
Banquet
50
Ferncliff Room II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5x7.6x-
Area (sq.mt)
65
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
16
U-Shape
20
Reception
65
Banquet
40
John Jacob Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.6x5.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
75.3
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
16
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
3rd Floor Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.8x8.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
143.1
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
180
Banquet
-
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.4x45.7x-
Area (sq.mt)
789.7
Theater
520
Schoolroom
310
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
520
Banquet
460
Ballroom I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.9x17.4x-
Area (sq.mt)
328.3
Theater
280
Schoolroom
130
Conference
40
U-Shape
50
Reception
280
Banquet
200
Ballroom II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.4x14x-
Area (sq.mt)
243.6
Theater
140
Schoolroom
100
Conference
36
U-Shape
40
Reception
140
Banquet
160
Ballroom III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.5x14.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
222.7
Theater
100
Schoolroom
80
Conference
30
U-Shape
33
Reception
120
Banquet
100
Ballroom I & II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x31.4x-
Area (sq.mt)
569.4
Theater
420
Schoolroom
230
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
500
Banquet
360
Ballroom II & III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.5x28.3x-
Area (sq.mt)
466.6
Theater
240
Schoolroom
180
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
400
Banquet
260
Grand Foyer
Dimensions (LxWxH)
45.7x5.8x-
Area (sq.mt)
264.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
500
Banquet
180
4th Floor Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.4x5.8x-
Area (sq.mt)
158.9
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Astor Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.6x5.8x-
Area (sq.mt)
67.1
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
35
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers