At The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, style and luxury are effortless. This beachfront resort is characterized by a relaxed ambiance, a modern setting, and an idyllic location for destination weddings in Florida. Couples and guests from around the globe love gathering together at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, as it provides the perfect atmosphere for a laid-back wedding weekend while still providing a gorgeous canvas for creating luxury weddings.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale – A Dream Destination for Luxury Weddings

While Florida is home to many popular wedding destinations, Fort Lauderdale boasts its own unique charm. Thanks to the Intracoastal Waterway cutting through the city, it is often referred to as “the Venice of America,” and offers a wide range of experiences for couples to include in their wedding itineraries. Even between wedding events, guests may wish to tour Fort Lauderdale via water taxi, take in some art galleries, or even pay a visit to Florida’s famed Everglades just 30 minutes away. 

At the heart of the city, of course, is The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. As a five-star hotel, The Ritz is a dream destination for luxury weddings. This exclusive property has also played host to countless high-profile weddings and events over the years. Whether couples and their guests choose to explore all of Fort Lauderdale or simply create their own “celebration bubble” without ever setting foot off the resort, each moment of their wedding experience can be customized to create the ultimate wedding experience. 

Choose from a Variety of Stunning Venues for Your Ceremony and Reception

From beachfront wedding ceremonies to ballroom receptions, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has a variety of stunning venues for each portion of the wedding day. There are 22 event rooms in total, with 8 additional breakout rooms. Many couples opt for beach weddings in Fort Lauderdale, but the Grand Ballroom is also available to create an over-the-top luxury wedding filled with glitz and glam. The capacity for the Grand Ballroom is 400 guests.

Couples hosting intimate weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale may prefer the Astor Ballroom featuring an ocean-view foyer and terrace. With the indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s the best of both worlds. The seventh-floor pool deck also overlooks the beach and may be the perfect spot for intimate wedding ceremonies or sunset cocktail hours. 

The hotel’s minimalist, “beach chic” design lends itself to being incredibly transformative for wedding planners and event designers. For the wedding of Erika Zanders and MLB player Edwin Jackson Jr., Mindy Weiss made over the ballroom with a dramatic wash of colorful lighting and arranged chairs in a circle to surround a platform for the couple’s wedding ceremony. The venues at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale are fantastic spaces for couples and their wedding planning teams to create something truly unique.

Culinary Delights – Exquisite Dining Options for Your Wedding Reception

The catering services at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale are the epitome of modern-coastal fare. As a favorite spot for wining and dining, Burlock Coast restaurant has an ultra-cool Prohibition era vibe to it, with cocktails inspired by that era. Farm-to-table cuisine is served, and Burlock Coast is a great spot for couples to host a post-wedding brunch before guests depart. If they’re fortunate enough to be getting married during stone crab season, the restaurant also serves up the tasty – and sustainable – seafood favorite. 

For wedding receptions, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has a talented culinary staff who provides countless fine dining options, along with menu customizations. From three-course gourmet dinners, to sprawling dessert buffets, to wedding cakes, couples can be sure to create a fully bespoke dining experience for their guests. 

Spa and Wellness Services for the Bride and Groom

No five-star wedding experience would be complete without some pampering at a luxury spa. The Ritz-Carlton Spa Fort Lauderdale is a haven for couples and their guests to relax and rejuvenate before and after the wedding weekend. Brides and their bridal parties will enjoy a morning of pre-wedding manicures and pedicures, along with makeup services for a stress-free getting ready process.

After the wedding, the newlyweds may choose to wind down with a couples’ massage. Other signature treatments include the Rebalancing Citrus Spring – a full-body stone massage with a citrus scrub made with mandarin and orange oils. There’s also an Intuitive Ocean experience, which relaxes and re-mineralizes the skin with sea salt and a warm marine mud wrap. For couples and guests who partied hard, the Cleansing Ceremony couldn’t be more apropos. This luxury spa experience cleanses and detoxifies the body with an exfoliating treatment, followed by a lymphatic draining massage.

There’s so many sights and experiences at one’s fingertips when visiting The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale; but wedding weekends can be just as epic when couples and their guests choose to spend the entire time together onsite. From grand to intimate, glam to minimal – luxury weddings at The Ritz can be anything a couple envisions. 

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