16 Beautiful Wedding Venues in Central Florida

The Encore Resort Blog
April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023

When it comes to wedding spots in Florida, most people tend to go in one of two directions: the beach or the theme parks (opens in a new tab). But not you — you’re looking for something really special! A unique destination that’s a little trendy, a little unknown — and 100% perfect for starting your new life together. But how will you ever find it? Let us help! Here are 16 of the best (but still semi-secret) Central Florida wedding venues the locals are excited about:

1. Encore Resort at Reunion Reunion, FL

Encore's outdoor clubhouse terrace decorated for a wedding at sunset.

If you envision an enchanting open-air ceremony, a charming tented outdoor affair, or a cozy gathering with loved ones, Encore Resort at Reunion offers a selection of stunning and distinct settings to suit your desires. Beyond merely a resort, Encore is an all-encompassing destination, boasting luxurious vacation homes, an array of top-tier amenities, and breathtaking event spaces.

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2. Margaritaville Resort Orlando Kissimmee, FL

Embark on the journey to your dream wedding in paradise at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, where every moment is infused with the spirit of relaxation and celebration. Nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Orlando, this tropical oasis offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. Picture exchanging vows under swaying palm trees or beside tranquil waters, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of paradise. With a dedicated team of experienced wedding planners at your service, every detail, from venue selection to catering options, is meticulously tailored to reflect your unique vision and style. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, Margaritaville Resort Orlando promises to transform your wedding day into an unforgettable tropical escape, filled with love, laughter, and lasting memories.

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3. Spectrum Resort Orlando Reunion, FL

Dive into the extraordinary and rekindle the unforgettable at Spectrum Resort Orlando. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime affair. Elevate it to brilliance at Spectrum Resort, where your celebration will be crafted with an extra touch of magic for you, your cherished ones, and guests alike. Select from an array of exceptional indoor and outdoor venues, indulge in buffet-style dinners, and savor specialty catering packages. Experience a day filled with delectable cuisine and unparalleled service, ensuring that this momentous occasion is everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

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4. The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando Reunion, FL

Experience the magic of your special day come to life under the sunny skies at The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando. Plan the wedding of your dreams whether you desire a grand black-tie affair amidst verdant gardens and pristine golf courses or an intimate gathering within one of the luxurious resort homes. The elegant venues and delectable menus cater to every taste, while the natural beauty that envelops the resort’s timeless wedding facilities, luxurious amenities, and opulent accommodations adds an unparalleled charm. Delight in every detail with the assistance of the elite planning partners and a dedicated team devoted to ensuring every moment is nothing short of perfection.

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5. The Balcony Downtown Orlando, FL

Elegant rooftop wedding reception in downtown Orlando, Florida
© The Balcony Orlando

A real head-turner, The Balcony is a trendy, 10,000-square-foot outdoor/indoor event space that bridges the gap between the iconic SunTrust Towers in downtown. It may be just 11 floors up, but you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world — one with cool breezes, twinkling lights and the distant sounds of the city below.

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6. The Acre Orlando Orlando, FL

An unexpected haven in the heart of one of the business districts, this property both surprises and delights all who enter. Ideal for outdoor ceremonies and celebrations, The Acre features an open-air dance floor, field dining setup, romantic string lights, optional fire pit, and several ivy-draped structures for stunning photographs.

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Rustic outdoor wedding ceremony setup
© The Acre Orlando

7. Farmers Market Winter Park, FL

Bride and groom kissing under umbrellas next to railroad tracks
© City of Winter Park

Rustic charm and old-world character join forces to make this retired train depot a must-consider wedding location in Central Florida. Offering 2,800 square feet for dining, dancing and more, the Farmer’s Market creates a dream-like setting with its exposed brick walls, high wood ceilings, steel beams and sliding barn-style doors.

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8. Casa Feliz Winter Park, FL

The beauty of the historic Robert Bruce Barbour House — also known as Casa Feliz — cannot be overstated. A carefully restored red brick Spanish farmhouse, it’s best known for its classy robin’s egg blue shutters, stately courtyard and well-manicured gardens, as well as an exceptional event team keen on personalizing your experience!

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Outdoor, nighttime wedding reception at a historic brick mansion
© Casa Feliz

9. Orlando Science Center Orlando, FL

Wedding reception set up in a dinosaur exhibit at the Orlando Science Center
© Orlando Science Center

For a truly unique option that’s sure to keep your guests talking for years, the Orlando Science Center can host your ceremony and reception! Indoors beside your favorite exhibit, or outdoors on a perfectly-lit terrace or beside a sparkling lake, the choices are almost limitless as you write the next chapter of your love story.

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10. Highland Manor Apopka, FL

The stuff of southern fairytales, this secluded estate offers a picturesque backdrop for your big day, complete with centuries-old oak trees, a lush green lawn and rolling hills. Guests can mingle on the verandah and dance the night away in a cozy ballroom that includes an attached hall and built-in bar.

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Beautiful historic manor exterior
© Dubsdread Catering

11. The Barn at Mazak Ranch Bithlo, FL

Rustic wedding reception in a barn
© Barn at Mazak - Rachel Laxton Photography

There’s no better definition of “rustic elegance” than The Barn at Mazak Ranch nestled on the outskirts of Orlando. With several open-air venues to choose from for your ceremony, the centerpiece of this 200-acre property is its oversized barn that can be customized to accommodate receptions of up to 400 guests!

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12. Syndonie Mansion Zellwood, FL

Built in 1904, Syndonie Mansion features incredible gardens, unique sculptures, intricate ironwork, and world-class Mediterranean-style craftsmanship. Whether your dream wedding includes classical or whimsical elements, the rich history and lure of its vine-covered building are enough to capture anyone’s imagination.

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Historic Spanish-style mansion set up for a wedding reception
© Sydonie Mansion

13. The Club at Eaglebrooke Lakeland, FL

Wedding ceremony on a golf course next to a lake
© The Club at Eaglebrook

Set against a beautiful lake backdrop, this country club makes the ideal place for your contemporary ceremony — particularly at sunset. Exchange vows amidst warm Florida breezes before posing for those perfect wedding party photos on the lush green. Finally, head inside to share a delicious meal and dance the night away!

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14. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando, FL

A luxurious resort nestled on 1,500 verdant acres with a private lake and a distinctive lagoon-style pool provides an all-inclusive wedding venue. Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards named it Orlando’s top resort, and it offers a variety of venues ranging from lakeside to coastal locations and huge ballrooms to accommodate a wide range of guest capacities.

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Bride and groom dancing in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
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15. Dragonfly Farms Palm Bay, FL

Rustic, modern wedding reception
© Dragonfly Farms

This venue strives to provide couples with a stress-free and pleasurable wedding experience, distinguishing itself with a Pinterest-worthy location that respects budgetary constraints and displays real concern for each wedding as if it were their own. Dragonfly Farms is dedicated to making wedding fantasies come true, with a gorgeous covered ceremony pavilion and an amazing reception location that will leave visitors in awe.

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16. Historic Dubsdread Ballroom Orlando, FL

This venue exemplifies Southern charm and culinary expertise, located against the gorgeous Dubsdread Golf Course. It can handle weddings ranging from modest to huge, with both indoor and outdoor ceremony options. Along with vital facilities and services, Dubsdread offers individual planning assistance to guarantee a smooth and memorable wedding day.

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Historic, rustic style ballroom set up for a wedding reception - Dubsdread Ballroom
© Dubsdread Catering
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Book Your Wedding Accommodations at Encore Resort

Looking for a place that all of your friends and family will want to stay before, during or after your big day? Our private vacation home rentals at Encore Resort at Reunion in Central Florida make it convenient for everyone to remain close while still having their own personal space. Plus, we are only 20 minutes from the theme parks and just over an hour from the beach — so while your wedding may be held elsewhere, your guests can still enjoy the perks of an Orlando destination wedding! Call us or Request a Proposal for more details.

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