Whether for a grand sunset reception or an intimate gathering, the Historic 1916 Sample-McDougald House offers a beautiful, one-of-a-kind backdrop for your outdoor wedding ceremony and/or reception.
The Sample-McDougald House is perfect for destination weddings that are unique to South Florida’s coastal and historic charm. This tropical setting is close proximity to downtown Fort Lauderdale and only 2.5 miles to the beach. The two-story, Georgian-style southern estate is beautifully appointed with a large sweeping front porch with large white columns. Set in a 5-acre park with pine, oak and magnolia trees, lush landscaping and a quaint heritage garden, a wedding at the Sample-McDougald House is exquisite.
The fees for weddings and receptions are for the venue only, and we can recommend experienced vendors for your wedding day services. A list of preferred vendors is available.
Please call for an appointment for a site tour with our Rental Sales Manager. Personal tours are available by appointment only, but you are welcome to self-tour the grounds Tuesday – Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m.
Wedding site tours are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact:
Lee Waldo, Rental Sales Manager
754.307.5446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Courtyard Ceremony & Patio Reception
The 1916 Historic Sample-McDougald House is a timeless backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. The two-story Georgian-style home features a grand front porch with large white columns with traditional southern charm. Located just next to the home, the clover-leaf design brick paver courtyard is a contemporary outdoor setting among a tree-lined entry walk and classic white gazebo. A simple and elegant ceremony location adjacent to our reception patio, this location is idea for smaller gatherings of up to 75 guests.
75 attendees maximum. $1500
East Glade Gazebo Ceremony & Reception
Located in the east grass glade just a few
steps from the home, a classic white gazebo,
lush foliage and southern trees provide a
grand outdoor setting for your ceremony.
An exceptional outdoor space with gravel
walkway, this location is idea for larger
gatherings of up to 200 guests. With this
package the West Courtyard may be
combined for use with the reception patio.
200 attendees maximum. $2000
Front Porch Ceremony & Reception
The 1916 Historic Sample-McDougald House
is a timeless backdrop for your wedding
ceremony and reception. The two-story
Georgian-style home features a grand
front porch with large white columns with
traditional southern charm. Large flanking
windows, the second-story wood trim and
architectural shutters combine to create
an elegant, grand, vintage setting for your
ceremony. As the premier historic ceremony
location at our site, this location is idea for
smaller gatherings of up to 75 guests.
75 attendees maximum. $2000
East Gazebo, West Courtyard or Front Porch Ceremony Only
All rentals subject to 6% sales tax.