Located in downtown Lake Mary overlooking West Crystal Lake, the Lake Mary Events Center is a beautiful and classic wedding venue. With panoramic lake views, this timeless American Colonial wedding venue is jaw dropping and encompasses everything you need in one building! From private quarters to prepare for your ceremony to the exquisite sparkler proof foyer for your cinematic exit it’s a wedding venue straight out of a movie! The wrap-around verandah overlooking the water, the indoor ceremony space, and, every exquisite detail in between, Lake Mary Events Center wedding venue truly has it all!
As Central Florida wedding photographers, we always enjoy photographing locations that leave us feeling as if we stepped into another era and/or state! Tour this venue on our blog and take in the view from the stately Rotunda overlooking the event lawn and enjoy the peaceful and awe inspiring views. This venue was literally built for celebrations! Lake Mary Events Center wedding venue with its crisp white exterior, marble floors, verandah, and emerald green lawns just beg for weddings to commence!
Wedding Sites Available at Lake Mary Events Center
Lakeside Ceremony Site
Includes the Event Lawn + Trellis Spaces
The Lake Mary Events Center Lakeside ceremony site, includes: the Event Lawn, as well as, the Trellis Spaces, and the Fountain Patio, and can accommodate 240 people (seated). Specifically, the larger trellis can accommodate 240, whereas, the smaller trellis accommodates 130. The Lake Mary Events Center has up to 160 outdoor white resin chairs available for complimentary use.
The Lakeside Ceremony Site individual rental is available Monday – Friday; yet, the Lakeside Ceremony Site is not available as a sole rental after 3 pm on Thursdays or 2 pm on Fridays. Sole rental includes 2 hours at the lakeside ceremony area. The Lakeside Ceremony Site is included with Thursday and Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, holiday, and entire building rentals for the full duration of your rental period.
The Lakeside Ceremony Sites allow bubbles or the release of butterflies. Flower petals (natural nor silk), birdseed, rice (biodegradable, puffed rice, etc.) are not allowed.
The phenomenal glass-enclosed Rotunda is one of the most beautiful ceremony sites inside the Lake Mary Events Center and in Central Florida! This ceremony space can seat up to 160 people. The Lake Mary Events Center has up to 160 white resin chairs available for complimentary use or mahogany chiavari chairs (available upgrade).
Rental of the Rotunda individually is available Monday through Friday; however, the Rotunda is not available as a sole rental after 3 pm on Thursdays or 2 pm on Fridays. Site use is included with Thursday and Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, holiday, and Full Building bookings for the entire duration of your rental period.
Flower petals (real or silk) can be used within the Rotunda, however, they must be cleaned up by a member of the rental party immediately after your ceremony. Rice of any kind, birdseed, bubbles, butterflies, etc. may not be released within this space. Moreover, unity candles are not permitted inside the Lake Mary Events Center, including the Rotunda.
Indoor Reception Spaces
Includes the Grand Ballroom, Ballroom A, Ballroom B, Meeting Room
It’s grand, but serene from the minute you walk into the Lake Mary Events Center. Marble floors, clean, neutrals, vaulted ceilings, incredibly large bay windows and an airy foyer with an air of sophistication. There’s multiple indoor reception spaces between the Grand Ballroom (3750 sq. ft) , which seats up to 240, Ballroom A (2400 square ft), which is the larger portion of the Grand Ballroom and seats up to 120 wedding guests. Ballroom B (1350 square ft) is the smaller portion of the Grand Ballroom and seats up to 80. There’s also a Meeting Room (800 square ft), which can be used as storage or a waiting room, a place for the wedding party to convene in between the ceremony and group photos and more! There are also 2 dressing rooms for the bride and groom to prep before the ceremony and throughout the wedding. Lake Mary Events Center only rents out the entire building for all weekend events (Thursday-Sunday), which ensures privacy on your wedding day (more info below).
The Grand Ballroom has a slight stage on the wall opposite of the entrance, which allows couples to put their entertainment at the forefront and center or they can actually place their sweethearts table and decor. To the side of the Grand Ballroom is a foyer which is great for cocktail hour and/or for a buffet that’s not in the ballroom.
Our Favorite Wedding Photography Locations at Lake Mary Events Center
This venue has many striking outdoor spaces for photographing wedding portraits, from the event lawn, to the fountain patio and verandah spaces! Your wedding photos will literally glisten with natural lighting, gorgeous Florida greenery, and glistening lake views in the background! One of our ultimate favorite spots are the trellis walkways! There are 2 trellis walkways and they are fantastic for capturing first looks and your I DO Crew group shots. We also love photographing within the Rotunda, which has floor to ceiling windows, the Event Lawn with the Rotunda and the venue as a whole as your backdrop! Lastly, but never least, the bamboo is a fantastically bright!
Our Favorite Things About Lake Mary Events Center
- Ample + complimentary parking.
- Multiple ceremony, cocktail, and reception spaces.
- Everything you need from start to finish in ONE building + coordinating lawn.
- West Crystal Lake views!
- Emerald green lawn.
- Fantastic location with easy access to I-4 + major highways. Close to downtown Orlando.
- Tons of accommodation options close by.
- The Rotunda’s floor to ceiling windows makes for gorgeous photos, lots of natural light!
- The Fountain Patio + Verandah are breathtaking.
- The cinematic feel!
Lake Mary Events Center office hours:
Monday through Friday – 8 am to 5 pm