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Top Reception venues in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Private Meeting Room for 8
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Intimate & Chic Event Space
  • $90/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lounge with balcony to book a party or event
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rustic Inn Crabhouse
  • $1/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Trendy Bar & Bright Spacious Patio (Buyout)
  • $2000/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event Venue with Full Bar,Stage,Theater,Sound
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Frequently Asked Questions about Reception venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Fort Lauderdale?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Fort Lauderdale on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Fort Lauderdale?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Fort Lauderdale at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Reception venues are available in Fort Lauderdale?
Right now, there are 80 Reception venues available in Fort Lauderdale.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Fort Lauderdale bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Fort Lauderdale guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Fort Lauderdale locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Fort Lauderdale?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Fort Lauderdale. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Fort Lauderdale booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Fort Lauderdale?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Fort Lauderdale is $358 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Fort Lauderdale?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Reception venues in Fort Lauderdale, FL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $1 to $2000.
Which Reception venues are most popular in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2023?
The top 3 Reception venues in Fort Lauderdale, FL right now are Private Meeting Room for 8 , Intimate & Chic Event Space and Lounge with balcony to book a party or event.
How do I book a Fort Lauderdale location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Fort Lauderdale reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Fort Lauderdale

Nicknamed the Venice of America for its many canals and waterways, Fort Lauderdale is a tropical retreat for visitors to its sunny shores. Less than an hour north of Miami, the city logs more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year on its more than 165 miles of waterways. Along with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, Fort Lauderdale is also home to a thriving performance and visual arts community and many historical sites dating back to around 1838.

With its tropical paradise vibes and laid-back atmosphere, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to host a reception. Oceanfront venues and eateries will wow guests, and the city has a wide variety of attractions to appeal to guests of all ages. Dance clubs, cocktail lounges, wine bars, brew pubs and more await those looking for an exciting afternoon or evening reception. And with many local vendors specializing in catering, cakes, décor, and more, you’ll have no problem creating a memorable experience for all your guests.

  • Interesting Fact
    “Al fresco dining” is an absolute must at one of Fort Lauderdale’s many waterfront restaurants, where you can get the freshest seafood and see the best outdoor entertainment money can buy.

Reception Options in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Quality options for food, décor, equipment, entertainment and more can take the hassle out of planning a reception. Fortunately, numerous local vendors are available in Fort Lauderdale to help you produce your reception event.

  • Catering
    With its close proximity to Miami, Fort Lauderdale offers a wide array of restaurants and catering services that can provide the perfect menu for your reception. Authentic Cuban food, fresh seafood, fine dining and more can be found lining the city’s streets and beaches, and many services are available to deliver and set-up at your chosen venue.

    Douglas K Catering
    This licensed and professional catering company has been serving the Greater Fort Lauderdale area for more than 30 years. Experienced chefs whip up everything from Greek gyro buffets to homestyle pot roast and mashed potatoes. If you’re looking for other reception services, the company’s network of local vendors are only a phone call away.

  • Reception Equipment Rental
    Whether you’re looking for something as simple as table linens or complex as an entire banquet set-up, Fort Lauderdale’s party rental vendors are available to meet your needs. There are also companies specializing in games and inflatables for younger guests.

  • Mobile Bar Service
    Treat your guests to top-notch margaritas, craft beers or specialty cocktails with one of Fort Lauderdale’s mobile beverage services. With setup and tear-down all taken care of, talented bartenders are available to provide your reception guests with great customer service.

  • Reception Photographers
    From dinner to dancing to all the special moments in between, photographers can capture memories for you and your guests to look back on for years to come. Fort Lauderdale is home to many award-winning photographers, many of whom have been in the event photography business for more than a decade.

  • Live Music
    Fort Lauderdale’s live music scene showcases performers from every genre of music, from up-and-coming bands to big name bands. You can find a well known band (or cover band) to perform live at your reception no problem.

Reception Planning Companies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • Black Swan Events Inc.
    Offering complete event management services, Black Swan Events promises to allow you to be a guest at your own reception. In business since 2012, Black Swan Events specializes in rentals and decor, catering, audio and visual equipment, last-minute planning, day-of coordination and more. As a full-service event planning company, they strive to be your go-to company for all things events.

  • Event Bliss
    Founder Emily Sherman started Event Bliss more than a decade ago, and has since coordinated more than 900 weddings and events in south Florida. Her company, Event Bliss, prides itself on staying on top of the latest reception designs and styles and offers a complete coordination experience, from designing floral centerpieces to helping with venue selection.

  • Main Event Planners
    This talented team of event planners has been working to create the perfect reception events for their clients’ for more than 30 years. From conception through completion, their team of first-rate event planners will work with you to realize (and produce) your unique vision for the event. Whether it’s wrapping party favors or typing up reception-day checklists, the team excels at creating a stress-free environment for both you and your guests.

Pros and Cons of Hosting a Reception in Fort Lauderdale


  • Incredible beaches
    Fort Lauderdale boasts miles of soft, sandy beaches and warm Atlantic waters for your enjoyment.

  • Walkable city
    Lodging, restaurants, attractions and shopping are located close together, eliminating some common parking frustration.

  • Exciting nightlife
    Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 120 nightclubs, most of them located in the trendy Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District.


  • No off-season
    An average of 23 million people visit Fort Lauderdale every year, largely due to the tropical climate. As such, there are many tourists who visit the city year-round.

  • Unpredictable weather
    The Fort Lauderdale area is impacted by hurricanes frequently. Even if it is not directly hit by the storm, the weather can be severe.

  • Insects and pests
    Because of the humid, warm climate, mosquitoes can ruin an evening outing, and fire ants, which can cause severe allergic reactions, are everywhere. Also, beware of jellyfish.

Famous Reception Locations in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Check out one of these famous Fort Lauderdale attractions while you’re in town for your reception event!

  • The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project
    One of Fort Lauderdale’s most creative spaces - the city’s Hollywood Mural Project - invites you to stretch your legs and saunter through one of the country’s most ambitious public art displays. The project is home to more than 25 murals in a 12-block area, painted by many regional and national artists. There are plenty of places to stop, sip and snack along the route, and it’s a great way to experience the city’s cultural heritage.

  • Flamingo Gardens
    Flamingo Gardens gives visitors the opportunity to see some of south Florida’s most unique wildlife, some of which aren’t found anywhere else in the country or the world. Take a stroll through the botanical gardens, which contains more than 3,000 species of rare, exotic and native plants, or visit the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the largest collection of native Florida wildlife.

  • Cruisin’ Tikis
    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have your own private tiki bar, wonder no more. These rental-able floating tiki bars - available at 10 S. New River Drive East Fort Lauderdale - seat 6 adults, come complete with ice cooler for drinks, a bar with a sink, a state-of-the-art bluetooth speaker system, and a captain to serve as your personal tour guide. You can choose from oceanfront or river cruises, and enjoy the evening cocktail hour – or even brunch – tiki style.