What kind of a wedding would I experience at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale?
Contemporary sophistication and traditional elegance is the best way to describe a wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. From the mesmerizing water views when walking through our foyers to the breathtaking chandeliers in our ballrooms, there are very few additions you will need to create a perfect wedding at our hotel. Our Ladies and Gentlemen have the perfectly subtle touch to make your wedding experience uncomplicated and worry free. Occupancy maximum is 400 persons. We do not offer beach ceremonies.
Can I get my flowers from the hotel?
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale does not have an on-site florist however, we have wonderful relationships with various floral vendors in the local area who know our hotel very well and have continuously partnered with us to create exceptional events. We will gladly provide you with a list of our preferred vendors.
Do you suggest photographers, entertainment and other vendors?
Capturing the memory of your special day is important, so let our staff assist you in finding the perfect photographer.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has established great relationships with many entertainment acts! Whether you are looking for a traditional orchestra, DJ, swing band, or a jazz trio, we have the resources to assist you in finding the perfect match for your celebration.
Who will help me through the wedding planning process?
Our Weddings Team consists of a Catering Sales Manager and Special Events Manager.
Upon contacting the resort, a Catering Sales Manager will:
Check availability for preferred dates
Provide a tour of the wedding locations to select venue/s that meet your needs
Create a personalized wedding proposal outlining costs inclusive of food, beverage and space rental fees
Work with Reservations Manager to establish a guest room block with preferred rates
Work with you to understand your vision and determine any additional services needed
Create a Wedding Agreement to secure your date and venue/s
Once your Wedding Agreement has been signed and returned, our Special Events Manager will work with you on every detail including:
Confirm your preferences and help design your event
Recommend vendors in areas such as wedding planning, floral design, photography, videography, officiate, entertainment, and beauty consultants
Act as your wedding liaison between your wedding planner, selected wedding vendors and the resort
Layout your floor plan including placement of tables, dance floor, bar and wedding cake and any additional displays
Schedule tasting with the Chef and work with you to create your personalized wedding menu
Work closely with you and/or your wedding planner to develop the ceremony and reception timeline
Monitor your guest room block
Detail a Wedding Resume outlining all your event specifics to communicate all aspects of your wedding to the hotel
Oversee Ceremony and Reception set-up, food preparations and all other resort operations on the day of your wedding
Create an estimate of charges outlining your financial commitment and deposit schedule
Review accuracy of banquet check prior to completion of your final bill
What other services can The Ritz-Carlton provide for my event?
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale can also provide a wide range of specialty items to help you personalize your event. These upgraded items include, but are not limited to: Chiavari chairs, specialty linens, specialty base plates and Ritz-Carlton menu cards (Additional Fees may apply).
How far in advance should I reserve the date?
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale typically books weddings approximately 9 - 12 months in advance of the wedding date.
Is there a minimum guest requirement to have a wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale?
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is pleased to host a beautiful wedding for you, no matter how grand or intimate.