Pre-Cruise Ceremonies, Uber, Great Photos and You

Taking a cruise and looking to have a vow renewal or wedding ceremony on the beach before you set off? Take a look at these meet location details especially designed for a quick in and out ceremony with a couple of great photography spots thrown in for extra fun.

Most of my cruise folks use Uber to get around because they won’t be in town long enough to need a car rental. Moreover, they want a spot very close to Port Everglades to make their tight schedule efficient. Here’s what you need to know, and what to enter into your Uber app to set you up for the best drop off/pick up location.

Uber Drop Off and Pick Up is Tightly Controlled

Fort Lauderdale Beach is a constant flow of people. To that end, Uber is limited to specific “No-Go” areas for pick up and drop off. The fine is big money for them so they need a side street location and not one on the main drag known as A1A or Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. This presents a problem as visitors don’t know the side streets or any addresses on them. Below you will find a carefully chosen set of locations to give you exactly what you need to plan your meet up location then walk across to the beach.

*Relax! Even with heavy traffic,  you are
only approximately 10-15 minutes from Port Everglades.

The Middle Ground

Fort Lauderdale Beach is actually comprised of 3 sets of beaches: North Beach, Central Beach and South Beach, the entire length of which is about 2 miles top to bottom. The locations in this post are at the top end of the South Beach section. They were chosen specifically to :

  • Get you to a nearby beach for your gig
  • Avoid traffic congestion and weird one-way street problems
  • Set your Uber drop off/pick up spot convenient for you AND the Uber drivers’ needs
  • Keep you close to the Port for those on tight schedules
  • Plunk you down in the middle of some supremely neato photography options.

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Beach Shack Paddleboards Address – Use this address and location for Uber drop off/pick up

This one-way side street is a sneaky little spot that allows Uber to pop in for  drop off/pick up, plus it sets the Uber driver up perfectly to return you to the Port without having to drive several very congested blocks to U-turn south to Port Everglades to catch your cruise ship. In your Uber app, enter Beach Shack Paddleboards and you’re set to go.


Neato Bandito Photography Options Post Ceremony

>>>>>>North of the Uber drop off point (2 Min Walk)<<<<<<

Greetings to Fort Lauderdale Postcard Stand


Photo Greetings PostcardImmediately due south of the main intersection of Las Olas Blvd & A1A, (one block north of Uber drop off/pick up point,) you’ll find a large, colorful, wooden postcard stand with “Greetings to Fort Lauderdale” on it. You can stand next to it and take a fun photo, then head across the street to the Wish You Were Here Postcard Stand.

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Wish You Were Here Postcard Stand

Photo Beach Postcard Fort Lauderdale FL
This Postcard photo station actually has a cut out so you can be “inside” the sentiment.

>>>>>>South of the Uber Drop Off Location (30 sec walk)<<<<<<

Giant Beach Chair

Big beach chair photo


Immediately south of 5th Street and A1A (the street where Uber dropped you at the Beach Shack Paddleboards address,) check out this gigantic chair you can both sit in together and take a magical photo.

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D.C. Alexander Park

picture of a park in florida

A rare green space down at the beach with grass and trees for some photos set against a lovely natural background. Usually not crowded at all and right next to your Uber drop off/pick up point.

Wooden Totem Pole

picture of totem pole


Essentially located within D.C. Alexander Park on Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd/A1A, this wooden totem pole gives you another unique photography option.

You’ll breathe easier with this set plan connecting Fort Lauderdale Beach to Port Everglades for your vow renewal on the beach (or wedding ceremony or commitment ceremony) before you leave on your cruise.