Fort Lauderdale brides, have I found the venue for you! Waterfront? Check! Gorgeous historic architecture? Check! Gracious and luxurious interior? Check! Steps from Las Olas and a water taxi stop? Check! Sprawling lawn and lovely courtyard? Check! Elegant yet intimate, the property exudes old Florida grandeur and would make a marvelous wedding location.
I had the pleasure of touring the Needham Estate with C.A. Messana of CA Catering, the exclusive caterer to the property, recently and I felt like I had found a hidden gem in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Located just a block away from the shops and restaurants of Las Olas Boulevard, the property sits upon the New River, with a lovely angled view up the waterway. Tucked away behind pretty, vine-covered gates, the entry courtyard offers a spacious location for an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour.
Guests also have the use of the first floor of the home, which has been lovingly restored and features original tile flooring and cypress ceilings. The floor plan allows for a variety of well-appointed seating areas and spills out onto a rear lawn that can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner under the stars.
Are you in love yet? Let’s plan your wedding here!