Riverland, FL — Nestled in a lair of palm trees, a wooden door hides the most unlikely of event rental spaces – a private secret garden dubbed ‘Jazzy’s Hideaway’.
Naomi and Joel, the hardworking owners & operators of this hidden gem, typically enjoy their property privately amongst friends and family. However, Naomi, a retired nurse from England, recently followed through on a friend’s recommendation to share its splendor with the public.
“It’s the perfect space for a wedding, birthday dinner or corporate party,” a graciously hospitable Naomi suggests. She offers free tours of the property, by appointment only.
“Gay weddings are welcomed,” she adds.
Upon entry, guests are impressed with a 300’ paved driveway adorned with a centrally-located crystal chandelier. Naomi admits to laying out each pattern of the pavers while Joel placed them all down by hand. “It took us about 3 weeks to complete.”
The décor at Jazzy’s Hideaway is rustic. Multiple pathways lead from the front of the place to various patios/sitting areas. It houses a full outdoor kitchen with a gas stove, an enclosed bar and VIP lounges; it’s unlikely one will find anything close to it in Fort Lauderdale.
At night, Jazzy’s Hideaway sparkles; the couple prefers to keep the noise level at a tasteful volume to respect their residential neighbors.
The venue is the harmonious outcome of the newlywed couple’s different personalities and skill sets. When the two aren’t hosting parties, they maintain the premises.
“The chemistry we have is very productive.” Joel states, “While I’m furiously working on a project, she is working on hers and we both are trying to figure out who can out-WOW the other.”
“He built most of what you see here, I just added the feminine touch,” Naomi smiles at their collective effort.
Jazzy’s Hideaway is currently hosting a free wedding venue giveaway sweepstakes; the winner will be announced at their New Year’s Eve Celebration starting at 9pm.
For more information about the sweepstakes, NYE event, or to schedule a private tour, visit: www.jazzyshideaway.com or follow @JazzysHideaway on Instagram.
Story and photos by: Arri Henry
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