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Your Next Event Could Go Down In History ...

When you choose the New River Inn Museum of History as the venue for your event, you are selecting the most unique urban oasis in Fort Lauderdale. Nestled in the heart of Riverwalk Park, the New River Inn Museum of History provides your guests with a charming atmosphere that includes breathtaking views of the New River. We invite you and your guests to experience the beauty and history of the 1905 New River Inn Museum of History!

A Venue Rich In History

The New River Inn Museum of History, built in 1905, is Broward County's oldest remaining hotel building. Constructed for owner Philemon Bryan, the hotel, which operated until 1955, featured 24 guest rooms, a dining room and was lit with carbide lamps. This 1905 hotel was the first property in Broward County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You Have Options!

Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event or party to celebrate a special occasion, the New River Inn Museum of History is a venue that offers multiple options.

The Lucy Bryan Room
This charming room accommodates up to 50 seated guests or 100 standing guests.

The Parlor
This private room is typically used by the event host as either a bridal suite, coat room or just a quiet hideaway for pre-event organization.

The Veranda
Offering the perfect backdrop for photos, as well as relaxing rocking chairs for your guests, the first floor veranda of the New River Inn Museum of History is one of the most picturesque destinations in all of Fort Lauderdale.

The Grounds
The front lawn (accommodates 100 guests) and the back lawn (accommodates 150 guests) offer breathtaking views of the New River and downtown Fort Lauderdale.

All rentals include use of all of the above as well as 5-hour security personnel. For use of the gazebo, please contact the City of Fort Lauderdale (954) 828-5346. For valet parking, contact Peter Bostrum (954) 214-3829 or

Ideal Accommodations for:

  • Weddings
  • Bridal Showers
  • Engagement Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Corporate Events
  • Meetings and Workshops
  • Memorial Services
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Sweet 16 Parties
  • Quinceaneras
Wedding Gallery

To request more information about hosting your event at the New River Inn Museum of History, contact the Weddings and Party Rentals Department.