Weddings

small wedding cake decorated with sea shells atop a cake stand surrounded by cupcakesThe Winter Park Events Center features distinguished detail you won’t find anywhere else. It is located in Winter Park, the City of Culture and Heritage. Find your perfect ceremony location in one of several areas that are available both indoors and outdoors in the Grand Ballroom, Belvedere, Rooftop Terrace or picturesque Tiedtke Amphitheater.

The 4,700 square-foot Grand Ballroom features soaring ceilings and unsurpassed views, making it the perfect venue for a wedding reception. A monumental, circular staircase takes guests to the Rooftop Terrace for a unique experience available only at the Winter Park Events Center.

Beautifully equipped dressing rooms are available both upstairs and downstairs for the wedding party’s convenience. Venue-owned tables and chairs are provided for each event or rental furniture can be brought in with Events Center staff assistance.

Meetings & Gatherings

hands of several people holding, pointing or writing on various marketing pieces of paperThe Winter Park Events Center is the perfect location for business meetings, corporate functions, conventions and conferences. Impress your clients with Winter Park’s newest gem.

The Events Center is also the perfect space for baby or bridal showers, milestone birthday celebrations and so much more. Let us help you turn your vision into a reality.

Men and women clebrating a birthday with candles on a cake and adult beveragesOur versatile venue features state-of-the-art projection screens, audio visual equipment, serene views and high-end furnishings. The Tiedtke Amphitheater is a great opportunity to feature live music, a cocktail reception or tented soirée.

Morse Boulevard view of the Porte CochereThe entire Events Center is available for weddings, social gatherings, corporate events, fundraisers and much more. This reservation includes beautiful venue-owned tables and chairs where guests will be surrounded by dynamic architecture that enhances any event.

Includes

Grand Ballroom | Rooftop Terrace | Rooftop Meeting Room | Pre-function Lobby | Dressing Rooms [2] | Kitchens [2]

street view of Events Center from Morse BouleveardFriday
2 p.m. to 1 a.m. | $4800
Saturday
noon to 1 a.m. | $5200
Sunday
2 p.m. to midnight | $4200

Outdoor areas must be reserved separately.

convention setup with people sitting in chairs watching speakerbanquet set-up with tables and chairs
The Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 250 seated guests banquet style with ample space for dancing and dining. It can also accommodate up to 320 seated guests theater style for meetings, training sessions, etc.

Boasting a 17-foot domed ceiling and soaring arched windows, the Grand Ballroom provides attendees 270-degree views of the lakeside property. The high-quality, built-in sound system accompanied by controlled lighting allows for paramount versatility.

Men and women in formal attire entering into Grand Ballroom wedding receptionSunday through Thursday
2-hour minimum | hourly | $450

Friday & Saturday
Available as part of an entire building reservation.

Sample floor plans
Receptions | 100 guests | 200 guests | 250 guests
Meetings | 100 attendees | 300 attendees

People looking out over the lake from the Rooftop Terracerendering of reception set-up on the Rooftop TerraceWith stunning views of the park and beyond, the Rooftop Terrace can accommodate up to 150 guests for outdoor wedding ceremonies, dinners or cocktail hours. Soaring 38 feet above Lake Mendsen, this unique 2,200-square-foot Terrace atop the city’s newest venue provides attendees a unique experience.

Sunday through Thursday
Terrace only | 3 hours | $1500
Each additional hour | $200
Rooftop Terrace + Meeting Room | 3 hours | $1700
Each additional hour | $250

Friday & Saturday
Available as part of an entire building reservation.

Sample floor plans
Ceremony | 75 guests
Reception | 100 guests
Cocktail Party | up to 150 guests

Rooftop Meeting Room set up hollow square styleWith an expansive view of central Florida’s skyline on one side and the striking interior monumental staircase on the other, this 750-square-foot room holds up to 50 seated guests for private meetings, bridal showers, parties, training sessions and the like. It is fully equipped with a high-tech audiovisual system along with venue-owned tables and chairs. It is conveniently adjacent to the spectacular Rooftop Terrace.

Sunday through Thursday
Meeting Room | hourly | $250
Terrace + Rooftop Meeting Room | 3 hours | $1700
Each additional hour | $250

Friday & Saturday
Available as part of an entire building reservation.

Sample floor plans
U-shape | 24 attendees
Classroom | 50 attendees

party guests under large outdoor tentaerial view of outdoor area with pavers and palm treesThe elevated 5,100-square-foot platform overlooking Lake Mendsen can accommodate up to 200 guests for outdoor wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties or celebratory dinners. The area may also be tented for added character and imaginative décor. This unique space features a beautifully landscaped circular zone with uplighting.

Select Areas
3-hour minimum | 3 hours | $1000
Each additional hour | $150

Sample floor plans
Ceremony | 200 guests
Tented Event | 150-250 guests

aerial view of the Winter Park Events Center property from the lakeThis picturesque outdoor area overlooking sparkling Lake Mendsen can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. The Tiedtke Amphitheater is ideal for wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties, musical performances and more. Tenting is allowed, electrical outlets are available, and ambient lighting glows throughout.

Exclusive Use
3-hour minimum | 3 hours | $1200
Each additional hour | $200

Sample floor plans
Ceremony | 250 guests
Reception | 100 guests
Cocktail Party | up to 200 guests

Self-parking is available on-site as well as across from the venue, or valet parking services can be arranged. Valet works well with our beautiful Porte Cochère that provides protection from inclement weather.

Upon signing the event contract, reservation is confirmed.

Payment Timeline

At time of signing event contract
$500 incidentals deposit
& 25% of total rental fee [non-refundable]

12 months prior to event date
Additional 25% of total rental fee [non-refundable]

6 months prior to event date
Rental fee balance [non-refundable]

Events scheduled within 45 days
$500 incidentals deposit
& 100% of total rental fee [non-refundable & non-transferable]

*All fees are subject to applicable taxes.

Cancellations

12+ months prior to event date
Loss of incidentals deposit & 25% of rental fee

3-12 months prior to event date
Loss of incidentals deposit & 50% of rental fee

0-3 months prior to event date
Loss of incidentals deposit & 100% of rental fee

Inquire About Your Date

African American older adult couple dancing in outdoor settingBooking & Deposit

To reserve the Winter Park Events Center, an event rental contract must be signed and returned to the reservations office within seven calendar days from the inquiry form submittal date.

A provisional hold will be placed on your date as a courtesy to allow time to review and sign the contract and pay your initial deposits. Only one date may be held per special event and may not be extended.

Facility Rules & Regulations

Catering

We have partnered with some of central Florida’s finest caterers to provide food and beverage services in our venue. Please contact these preferred caterers directly. Catering fees are not included in the venue rental price and no other catering services are permitted.*

*Gatherings hosting less than 25 guests are permitted to bring in pre-made platters or other food and beverages that do not require use of the kitchen. Kitchens are only to be used by the above approved caterers .

Grand Ballroom Virtual Experiences

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Main Assembly

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East Corner

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South Corner

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alexandra Pate

Event & Venue Manager

Melissa Madsen

Events Coordinator

Our Vision

Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.