Wedding Planning Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain my marriage license in Greater Fort Lauderdale?
Obtaining your marriage license is simple in Broward County.  You can pre-apply and print an online application to bring with you to any Broward County Courthouse locations.  The standard license fee is $93.50 and two forms of identification are required.  You do not need to be a resident of the county or state to apply for your marriage license in Greater Fort Lauderdale.  Click here for additional marriage license information.

Where can I have a beach ceremony?  Do I need a permit?
Restrictions vary depending on which of our eight Blue Wave beaches you choose for your beach ceremony.  The City of Fort Lauderdale does not require a permit to have a wedding ceremony on their public beaches. Please follow the links below to get more information on other municipalities that do require a beach permit. Need a wedding officiant? Click here.

When is the best time to get married in Greater Fort Lauderdale? 
Any time is the perfect time for a wedding in Greater Fort Lauderdale!  With an average temperature of 77 degrees year-round, the weather is always right for tying the knot.  Seasonally speaking, many couples find January - April to be the most ideal time to say "I do," and November is also a popular month for nuptials.  Of course, June is the traditional wedding month.

What unique venues are there other than hotels for my wedding? 
From the seagrass to the sawgrass, you can choose year round park pavilions, yacht charters, country clubs, museums, and even underwater ceremonies. There is something to suit every wedding style.  Set sail on a yacht.  Declare your vows under the sea.  Get back to nature in a butterfly garden or alongside flamingos or at a swamp safari in a Seminole Indian Reservation.  Be artfully wed in one of our museums. And the list goes on...


When it comes to your wedding, it should be as personal and special as the couple. Greater Fort Lauderdale's wedding experts are on call to plan destination celebrations in show-stopping spaces and outdoor locations. And it's no surprise that couples can expect ideal weather all year round. The average temperature is 77 degrees with an estimated 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.

Nature enthusiasts will find an abundance of parks and nature preserves sprinkled throughout the destination, as well as the Everglades with its untamed beauty and colorful wildlife.  Then there's the vivid nightlife, varied restaurant scenespasarts and culture and boutique properties that give Greater Fort Lauderdale a further edge as an inviting place to tie the knot.