Winter Park Events Center FAQs

What is the cost and capacity for each area?

Grand Ballroom
4,700 square feet | 250 seated banquet style | 316 seated theater style
Sunday through Thursday
2-hour minimum | hourly | $450

Rooftop Meeting Room
700 square feet | 49 seated classroom style
Sunday through Thursday
Meeting Room only | $250 per hour [2 hour minimum]

Rooftop Terrace
2,200 square feet | 142 guests seated
Sunday through Thursday
Terrace only | $1500 for 3 hours [3-hour minimum]
Each additional hour | $200

Rooftop Terrace & Rooftop Meeting Room
191 guests total
Sunday through Thursday
Rooftop Terrace + Meeting Room | $1700 for 3 hours [3-hour minimum]
Each additional hour | $250

Tiedtke Amphitheater
3,200 square feet | 348 guests seated
Exclusive use | $1200 for 3 hours [3-hour minimum]
Each additional hour | $200

Belvedere
6,300 square feet | 421 guests seated
Select areas | $1000 for 3 hours [3-hour minimum]
Each additional hour | $150

Entire Building Reservation*
Friday | 2 p.m.-1 a.m. | $4800
Saturday | Noon-1 a.m. | $5200
Sunday | 2 p.m.-midnight | $4200
Includes
Grand Ballroom | Rooftop Terrace | Rooftop Meeting Room | Pre-function Lobby [1,300 square feet, 15′ ceiling height] | Dressing Rooms [2] | Kitchens [2]

*Outdoor areas can be added for an additional fee.

Can I rent the outdoor areas separately on Friday & Saturday?
On Friday and Saturday, we rent the Events Center entire building inside space as a package with the outdoor areas as an optional add-on. While we do not strictly prohibit stand-alone rentals of the add-on spaces, management has the operational flexibility to schedule smaller scale rentals of our add-on spaces during peak times if it can be accommodated without interfering with an existing or potential full building rental.

Do you have to be a Winter Park resident to reserve space at the Winter Park Events Center?
You do not have to be a resident of Winter Park to rent space at the Winter Park Events Center.

Is my date available?
We have an online calendar that shows our up to date availability. You can access the calendar HERE, for availability questions pleas email us at  eventscenter@cityofwinterpark.org.

Can I see the space in person?
Yes, to schedule a tour, please contact eventscenter@cityofwinterpark.org.

What color are the floor and walls of the Grand Ballroom?
The floor is polished gray concrete and the walls are painted with Benjamin Moore #1267 Ruby Dusk.
Access our complete color palette

Are there kitchen facilities on site?
Yes, we have two full-service kitchens, one upstairs and one downstairs. Level one has a full-service catering kitchen and level two has a prep kitchen. Kitchens may only be used by our approvedcaterers.

Do you have a space where wedding parties can get ready, people can store their personal items, etc.?
Yes, we have two professionally decorated dressing rooms, one on each floor. Both come with a single washroom, lounge furniture, mini fridge, television, vanity, and a small safe for valuables. Please note that the Events Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Do you have outdoor spaces? Are they covered/shaded?
We have three options if you are looking for an outdoor space:
Rooftop Terrace
[included in a full building rental Friday and Saturday]
2,200 square feet | partially covered | sits atop the Events Center on the southern edge
Tiedtke Amphitheater
3,200 square feet | ambient lighting | tenting allowed | grass-covered tiered seating
Belvedere
6,300 square feet | palm tree feature with uplighting | tenting allowed | elevated above the Tiedtke Amphitheater

Is my event completely private?
The indoor event space will be exclusive to only your party. Outdoor areas of the Events Center are never completely private as our venue is within a city park and adjacent to our public library. There will likely be community spectators and passers-by during any event you host with us, especially outdoors.

Is the space ADA compliant?
Yes and there is an elevator inside the Events Center.

Do you provide event coordination services?
The Winter Park Events Center does not provide coordination or event planning services.

What kind of audiovisual equipment is included in the rental?

  • The Grand Ballroom has two 164″ drop-down projector screens, built-in sound system and digitally controlled lighting.
  • The Rooftop Meeting Room has one 139″ projector screen.
  • We also provide podiums and wireless microphones upon request.

What are your venue’s insurance requirements?
Access the Events Center insurance requirements.

Can we provide our own food?
No. We have partnered with some of central Florida’s finest caterers to provide food and beverage services in our venue.

  • Please contact our preferred caterers directly to secure their services.
  • Gatherings hosting less than 25 guests are permitted to bring in pre-made platters or other food.
  • Please note that catering fees are not included in the venue rental price and no other catering services are permitted.

Can we provide our own alcohol?
No. The sale of alcohol, directly or indirectly, such as charging an entry fee or cover charge, is permitted only through a licensed caterer. You can work directly through the catering company for special requests on providing your own alcohol for them to serve.

Do you have preferred vendors for services other than catering?
No. Our only vendor requirement is to use one of the four catering companies on our provided list. You are welcome to use outside vendors of your choice for all other services.

How many parking spaces are available?
We have 151 onsite parking spaces at the Library & Events Center as well as additional spaces in surrounding lots depending on the time and date of your event.

What furniture will be included with my rental?
The furniture items listed below are included in the rental fee and are available for use in the indoor event spaces including the Grand Ballroom, Pre-function Lobby, Rooftop Meeting Room and Rooftop Terrace.

  • 60″ round tables | 40
  • 30″x96″ rectangle tables | 30
  • 30″x30″ square tables | 5
  • 72″x24″ conference tables | 12
  • 32″ round x 42″ high top tables | 10
  • Chairs for high top tables | 40
  • Outdoor chairs for Rooftop Terrace | 150
  • Nesting chairs for conference tables | 24
  • Ballroom chairs | 350

Please note that we do not provide linens, flatware, drink ware or any other event décor or any outdoor furniture and/or tents for the Belvedere and Tiedtke Amphitheater.

Is set up and break down included in the time booked?
Yes, you will need to use the time allotted in your rental time block for set up and break down. Typically, set up takes approximately 2 hours and break down requires about an hour. For hourly rentals, we allow one complimentary hour for set up.

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.