Most people do not realize that not only is Orlando a great place to live and take a vacation, but its also one of the best places to get married in the country. Orlando and the surrounding areas have tons of great locations where residents and those from outside the area can have a great wedding. Below is a list of some of the best places in Orlando and the surrounding areas to hold a wedding and/or reception. This list was compiled by the Unlock Orlando Wedding and Reception Squad and every member of the squad is an Orlando native.
Wedding Venue and Receptions
Orlando/Downtown/College Park Areas
325 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801
Great downtown location, very posh and upbeat location in Orlando for a wedding. Great for a young and vibrant crowd.
255 South Orange Avenue Suite 1800 Orlando, FL 32801
Terrific Downtown Orlando location with incredible views of Orlando and beyond. The inside has a conservative “elite group only” feel to it. Because the Citrus Club is on the 18th floor, the panoramic views of Orlando are extremely hard to beat.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Ave., Orlando, Florida 32803-1537
Great location for both an indoor or outdoor setting with a natural southern Florida feel to the area. Surrounded by incredible gardens and landscaping. Lots of things to see and do, but an enchanting place as well.
Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803-1291
One of the more unique and unforgettable locations to have a wedding in Orlando. Most likely a location that will not be topped by others. Guests can also explore and have fun with different activities in the museum.
Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32803-1483
Still an Orlando Museum setting, but with more of a posh upscale touch to it. Close to Downtown Orlando and Winter Park.
Orange County Regional Historical Center
65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Terrific Downtown Orlando location with a museum setting mostly revolving around the Orlando and Florida area along with different unique museum exhibits on a rotating basis.
Veranda Bed and Breakfast (Thorton Park)
707 East Washington Street Orlando, FL 32801
A old-time Florida southern-style location in the upscale and trendy Thornton Park area. Close to restaurants with outdoor seating and short walking distance from Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola. Ideal for a smaller wedding.
Dubsdread Country Club
549 West Par Street, Orlando, FL 32804
Country Club Wedding setting close to the Downtown Orlando area. The food is great. The Landscaping is beautiful and the inside space lends itself to all sorts of event options. Perfect location for an outdoor or indoor wedding ceremony and/or reception.
The Courtyard at Lake Lucern
211 N. Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801
Great place for a smaller wedding in Orlando area in true southern fashion.
Orlando International Drive/ Walt Disney/ Universal Studios/ Sea World
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819
Toll Free 1-888-422-9445
Great place for a wedding in more of an upscale golf club setting. Based in the Southwest Orlando area. Also a great place for guests and visitors to stay for a few days or weekend.
Bohemian Hotel Celebration
700 Bloom Street Celebration, FL 34741
A wedding location that gives you the feel of getting married in a small town setting. The Celebration Bohemian Hotel is a contemporary classic style hotel located on the water and on the edge of Celebration Town Center. As a bonus there are shops, restaurants, and outdoor recreation activities accessible and within an easy walking distance to the hotel.
Reunion Resort and Club
7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion, FL 34747
Location allows for classic weddings along the champion style golf courses or the water park area. Great for those that want a golf resort style wedding with first class golf resort and water park/swimming pool amenities.
9801 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Well-known for hosting weddings and conventions in the Orlando Disney area. Close to Sea World and International Drive.
Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Large hotel that can accommodate large weddings in the Orlando area. The Rosen Hotel has several hotels in the South Orlando area including one on International Drive area. While they are large hotels, the owner lives locally and still manages the hotels in a hands-on capacity to ensure everything is first rate.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, Florida, 32819
Large hotel that has a picturesque Italian-style backdrop that is too tough to top. Guests can enjoy the bay of an old-style Italian village on the water. It’s impressive and it’s a Universal Studios hotel with easy access to Universal Studios, its restaurants, and City Walk.
Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
5800 Universal Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819-7834
Trendy and fun setting to have a wedding in Orlando. It’s Hard Rock, so you know they know how to entertain and throw a party. It’s also a Universal Studios Hotel allowing guests easy access to the parks and City Walk.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cyrpess
1 Grand Cypress Boulevard Orlando, FL 32836
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An incredible hotel with a ton of property allowing for everything from indoor weddings, weddings along their incredible pools, or even a beach side wedding along the lake. The lobby is amazing and the food is terrific, worthy of a visit, a destination on its own.
Radisson Worldgate Resort Orlando
3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, Florida
Large resort, perfect for weddings and plenty to of amenities and activities for all your guests to enjoy.
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grand Lakes
4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837
Fantastic grounds for an outdoor wedding and large spaces to accommodate indoor and outdoor weddings as well. Lots of golf is also available. Located right next door to the JW Marriott.
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837
Great place to hold a wedding, one of the tallest buildings in the Orlando area so be sure to take the view in from the top of the hotel. Located next door to the Ritz Carlton. Both with lots of finely landscaped outdoor space and large indoor spaces to accommodate most weddings small and large.