Wedding Testimonials

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My husband and I were married at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort on 2/5/22. This must be the most beautiful and majestic venue in Fort Lauderdale. Our ceremony and cocktail hour were on the rooftop with breathtaking ocean views followed by our reception in the Oceanview ballroom with floor to ceiling windows of the ocean. Everyone is still in awe with how beautiful the setting was. We were also extremely pleased with the food which was amazing. We had the pleasure to work with Shelley in booking the event and then Janira made it all happen. Both ladies were fantastic to work with and helped us execute the wedding day of our dreams. We were able to stay in an Oceanview suite for a few days with our wedding night being complementary. Wow what a room with another amazing view. It was very hard to leave. Our guests enjoyed all the resort amenities and loved dining on the veranda. Can’t wait to return and hope to celebrate our anniversaries there moving forward!

Are you thinking about having a wedding during the COVID pandemic in FLL? Look no further. The Pelican went above and beyond local guidelines to make sure all of our guests were safe during and after the wedding. Janira and her team did a great job keeping everyone socially distant at our event. We even made changes to make sure guests were safe while on the property, an example is having our guests served instead of serving themselves. This hotel is a great spot for a wedding, the Oceanview Ballroom has the best view on all of FLL Beach hands down. Our photos turned out great. Our wedding could not have been any better. We had such a great time and we are forever thankful to the Pelican staff who safely pulled off a safe and beautiful wedding.
Danny K

Thank you so much for all your help as we prepares for our wedding day. You helped put us at ease, and we felt assured that everything would come together perfectly- and it did. We thank you as well for the champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and (most especially) embroiled robes. We absolutely love them and remember the fantastic experience at Pelican Grand every time we use them.
Brenda & Matthew Stevens

Dear Janeth and Pelican,
Thank you for all your hard work you did to make our wedding day so perfect! You kept everything so well organized we couldn’t have asked for anything better! We all had a great time and left with special memories!
Thank you,
Danielle & Fred Naccarato

I can’t thank you and the rest of the staff enough for the wonderful experience Ralph and I had for our wedding. It was truly a special day at the most perfect venue. I am sure I will see you again as Ralph and I will visit the resort for years to come (and bring Anastasia with us). Thanks again!

Dear Janeth and Pelican Grand staff,
Thank you so much for making our special day so beautiful! The staff was very nice and helpful, the food was amazing your venue was absolutely breathtaking! We look forward to returning in the future!
Jack & Kristin Stroning

We just wanted to thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding so amazing! We are still hearing from our friends and family about how beautiful everything was! Thanks again! We really appreciate all you did!
Nicole & Josh

We didn’t get a chance to thank you last evening for going above and beyond to make our daughter’s wedding wonderful! Thank you and warmest regards. Just a small token of respect enclosed!
Henry & Marilyn

Janeth & Chaz,
I want to thank you for your excellent services provided for my wedding on April 26, 2014. Everything was perfect, which made the day and night spectacular! You made my wedding everything I imagined it to be. Everyone loved the food and thought the venue was beautiful. Thank you for making my day magical! Thank you!
Teri Smith

Janeth and Chaz,
I want to thank you for your excellent services provided for my wedding on April 26th, 2014. Everything was perfect, which made the day and night spectacular! You made my wedding everything I imagined it to be. Everyone loved the food and thought the venue was beautiful. Thank you for making my day magical!
Thank you,
Terri Smith– Smith/Dalzell Wedding

This venue is hands down the most beautiful venue in Fort Lauderdale. It’s no wonder why they do numerous weddings per year. The staff is exceptional, professional, and easy to work with. and I would recommend this venue to all.
– Tiffany – WeddingWire

Janeth was wonderful to work with. Since this was a destination wedding, and we were not able to visit the venue prior to the wedding, we had a lot of questions. Janeth always got back to us quickly and was very helpful. On the days leading up to the wedding she really brought everything together and was flexible with some last minute changes.

The entire staff at The Pelican was extremely friendly and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
We especially loved our bartender!
– Gina – WeddingWire

Hi Janeth, Stephen and I wanted to take a minute to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so special. You and your team were fantastic and we could not have hoped for a better day (storm and all). We have received so many complements on the wedding ceremony and reception, the Pelican Grand Resort in general, and mostly how warm, helpful, enjoyable and respectful the staff at the Pelican Grand are. We also were so impressed by all our vendor which we got from your list of recommendations. There was not one thing we would change about the whole wedding day and the entire weekend we shared at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Thank you. All my best,
– Beth

Hello Janeth, I wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding simply “perfect”. You made planning a wedding so easy and with no added stress! Your responses to any of my emails or phone calls were prompt and without hesitation. Planning a wedding is not easy, but when you work with someone as patient and as reliable as you, it makes it that much more simpler. Keith and I have both said that we would recommend the Pelican Grand to anyone looking to have a destination wedding. You and all your staff were on top of things and catered to all of my guests! Every one of my guests loved the place! Please pass this email along to your superior for me. I want he or she to know what a top notch person you, your staff and the hotel are! Thank you again!
– Jessica Jussif

Kim, Thank you for helping to make our day special. Your recommendation for a romantic, amazing Italian restaurant (Casa d Angelo)for us to dine in after our wedding was spot on! We appreciate your help in making our day effortlessly beautiful. Many thanks.
– Beth and Jay Robb

I am writing this letter in regards to the fantastic job Janeth Alvarez did handling my daughter’s wedding. I also would like to mention that I believe she has a single-handedly grown the Pelican Grand Beach Resort into a premier wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale. Several years ago, I was on the Fort Lauderdale High School Class Reunion Board and was searching for a location to hold our 50th reunion. The manager at the time was quite terse and not very helpful, though your property is of course exquisite. Eventually we found that we needed a space for over 250 guests which eliminated the Pelican from our possible venues. When my daughter got engaged last November, we began the wedding venue search in early December. Immediately upon meeting with Janeth, we found her warm, friendly, informative, helpful and very knowledgeable about weddings in general. This was a very refreshing change and a large factor as to why we chose to hold the event at your hotel.  I believe Janeth has grown the Pelican Grand into a premier destination wedding venue due to her professionalism, organization and contacts throughout the area. When we first received a vendor list upon visiting the Pelican for the first time, the list was somewhat lacking, but since has grown into the most sophisticated list of vendors around Fort Lauderdale thanks to Janeth. Everyone we worked with from cupcakes to hair stylists knew her by name and spoke very highly of her which made it very apparent that these Fort Lauderdale establishments are now vying for her attention. In closing, I would like to thank you for making such an excellent choice in hiring Janeth, as it has improved your establishment tenfold. Additionally, I would like to thank Janeth herself for being one of the main reasons everything ran so smoothly on my daughter’s wedding day, and for taking the time to ensure it was special for all of us.
– Carole Farrell

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