Looking to plan your next corporate event, conference, meeting, or company retreat? Greater Fort Lauderdale has large-scale venues for every type of gathering. From event spaces featuring wildlife and nature to those with state-of-the-art technology, groups of all shapes and sizes are sure to be pleased with these options.
Theaters and Auditoriums
If your event requires the size and capabilities of a theater or auditorium, check out the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. With plenty of options for any affair, you can throw a chic party for 100 of your most important colleagues in one of the gallery spaces, or rent out the theater to showcase a performance or presentation.
Looking for something a bit more scientific? Book a function at the Museum of Discovery & Science & AutoNation IMAX, where groups of 30 to 3,000 can gather to celebrate and learn from interactive exhibitions, while connecting over cocktails in fantastic indoor and outdoor settings.
Out-of-the-ordinary event settings abound in Greater Fort Lauderdale. For a one-of-a-kind dining adventure, reserve the 40,000-square-foot event space at Hugh’s Culinary. Here, attendees can be part of a gourmet experience while tasting top-notch food that’s cooked and served by professional chefs in a theater-style kitchen.
Throw a party for your animal-loving group at Flamingo Gardens’ tropical paradise, a sanctuary where birds of prey, reptiles, and mammals feel at home. Your group can dance the night away under a canopy of live oaks or have a barbecue at the covered picnic area while surrounded by plants native to the area.
Got a troop in search of views that will take their breath away? Relax in the serenity of the natural world at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, which encompasses 1,500 acres of coastal mangrove wetlands. The center has an outdoor amphitheater that can seat 200, and the Mangrove Hall which can accommodate up to 160 attendees for receptions, lectures, or meetings.
What group wouldn’t want to take in the scenery on a yacht, riverboat, or even a gondola? Greater Fort Lauderdale has plenty of water venues for attendees to cruise the waterways and savor the sights.
Meetings and gatherings are a breeze with Tropical Sailing Catamaran Charters. Set sail and enjoy world-class meals and first-rate drinks while taking in the sights and scenery of the Atlantic. In search of something more personalized? Sunset tours, snorkeling, and customized team-building events can all be included with different packages.
Looking for a space filled with history? Check out The Old River House, one of the earliest buildings Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Located along the Riverwalk with three dining rooms and an outdoor space, this is the ideal setting for both intimate affairs or large-scale events. Open for lunch and dinner as a seafood restaurant, your guests can enjoy private dining from a menu full of local favorites like Scallop Mornay and Seminole Tomahawk Steak.
With temperate weather year round, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s sports venues are the ideal setting for a wide variety of sporting needs.
Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium’s four fields are perfect for large groups to gather with gear for soccer or football. The 110-acre multipurpose facility also features courts for tennis, netball, and basketball, and boasts the only cricket field in the U.S. that is certified by the International Cricket Council. Fields and courts lit for evening hours allow teams to keep games going into the night.
There’s no shortage of action-packed event venues for groups of all sizes to compete with—and against—each other. Experience the intensity of fierce sportsmanship at Xtreme Action Park, where attendees can take part in go-kart racing, bowling, and roller skating, or soar above the arcade on the ropes course. The venue offers packages for corporate events which include everything from team building opportunities to catering, giving you the option to customize your event to your specific needs.