Orlando is a wonderful location for destination weddings and elopements. Ready to begin your wedding planning, but unsure where to start? We have compiled local elopement locations and places for a small wedding in Orlando that you might not have thought of.
Just be sure you book the venue, even if it will just be the two of you and your witnesses or officiant. Even if you plan on being quick and quiet, you’ll need the location’s permission to perform a wedding or elopement of any size. Read on for all the details.
Updated October 2022 by Marianna Frances
Elope in Orlando
These small wedding locations are in Orlando itself. If you want an intimate beautiful day in the City Beautiful, these wedding venues are perfect for you.
The most iconic of Orlando parks is a popular wedding location. And this picture-perfect park is a great place to elope in Orlando. You’ll need to plan ahead to book Lake Eola, due to its popularity.
Submitting a reservation request is not a guarantee a date will be available. Reservations must be paid in full to secure the event date.
Lake Eola Park
512 East Washington Street
Phone 407.246.2378 | Email [email protected]
The Veranda at Thornton Park
Located just steps from Lake Eola Park, this cozy venue nestled in the Thornton Park District has customizable options for couples looking to plan a micro wedding.
The venue is completely outdoors, offering a unique setting with twinkle lights, vintage buildings and multiple courtyards.
Pricing: Packages begin at $1,200 for 50 guests or less.
For more information, view the wedding packages.
Image credit: The Veranda at Thornton Park
ORLANDO HISTORY CENTER MUSEUM
The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. Get married inside the building’s historic 1927 courtroom. After the ceremony, take photos around the property and the exhibits.
Email Kelly Bresnowitz at [email protected] for pricing and availability.
Small wedding in Orlando – Image credit: Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando History Center Museum
63 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
The Acre Orlando
This might just be the perfect place to elope in Orlando. This gorgeous venue is one of the few that actually has a package custom built for eloping in Orlando.
The Acre Orlando offers a beautiful backdrop for your special day.
The Elopement package includes:
- One hour total rental
- Gardens only
- Ceremony spot with chairs
- 10 guest maximum
2022 Pricing: $750 / 2023 Pricing: $875
Image credit: The Acre Orlando
4421 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
KRAFT AZALEA GARDENS
Also known as Winter Park’s Secret Garden, Kraft Azalea Gardens is an ideal location for an intimate exchange of vows. There is a dock, benches, towering Cypress trees, and the Exedra monument located in this 5.22-acre garden.
The Exedra overlooks Lake Maitland making it a perfect gathering spot for a vow renewal ceremony. The maximum number of guests who can attend is 20.
Image credit: City of Winter Park
For additional information such as pricing or to reserve the park, call 407-599-3334.
Kraft Azalea Gardens
1365 Alabama Drive
Winter Park, FL
Quantum Leap Winery
Located in the Mills 50 District, Quantum Leap Winery is the perfect location for couples who love wine and rich details. The Barrel Room can accommodate up to 35 guests and is perfect to elope or have a micro wedding.
Quantum Leap Winery will also connect you with their list of preferred vendors and caterers.
Pricing is customized based on the date, event length and space required.
Image credit: Quantum Leap Winery
Quantum Leap Winery
1312 Wilfred Drive Orlando, FL 32803
CYPRESS GROVE PARK GAZEBO
Cypress Grove Park is a beautiful 80-acre public park located in the middle of Orlando, on beautiful Lake Jessamine. The cozy lakefront gazebo is available for wedding ceremonies and there are great photo opportunities around the park.
To make a reservation, please call the park directly at 407-254-6770 or email [email protected]
Cypress Grove Park Gazebo
290 Holden Ave.
Orlando, FL 32839
HARRY P. LEU GARDENS
Leu Gardens has specialized in garden weddings for many years. Lovebirds have used this 50-acre botanical oasis as the backdrop to their declaration of love for weddings, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies. The standard ceremony sites are for guests of 26 or more.
You have your choice of the Rose Garden, Leu House Museum Lawn or Landing, and the Floral Clock. Small ceremonies are for guests of 25 or less and can be held in the South Woods Gazebo, Trellis, or Courtyard Gazebo.
For smaller ceremonies of 25 guests or less, the rate is $375. Check out detailed information and pictures.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
AEROPHILE BALLOON AT DISNEY SPRINGS
Aerophile Balloon wedding experience at Disney Springs is unlike anything you could dream of. On your perfect day, the happy couple and up to 27 of your closest friends and family, board one of the largest helium balloons in the world. You will set sail for an unforgettable life together, we will gently float into the heavens 400 feet over Disney.
Your wedding ceremony will experience will be 30 minutes giving you plenty of time for the ceremony and time to also experience the spectacular 360-degree views which include Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld.
Email [email protected] to plan your day.
1486 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Tucked away in a private corner of Lake Buena Vista, Paradise Cove is an idyllic oasis on the shores of Lake Bryan. Twinkling lights and tiki torches add to the magical glow of this secluded paradise. A palm-thatched cabana and a pristine sandy beach lend an elegant island vibe for your Orlando beach wedding.
Paradise Cove is centrally located to most attractions in Orlando, it is a fun and unique spot for your special getaway. This venue is even dog friendly, in case you want to include your furry children.
Contact Kaylie Coleman at 407-239-6939 or email [email protected] for more information.
13245 Lake Bryan Dr.
Orlando, FL, 32821
Small Weddings Near Orlando
These small wedding locations are near Orlando. If you want to elope in Orlando consider these locations that are a short drive outside the city limits.
MAITLAND ART CENTER
The Maitland Art and History Museum offers several locations to say “I do” all over again. One unique location is the chapel with its open ceiling and pond you can stand on as you exchange your vows. There is also the Mayan Courtyard, Main Garden, Germaine Marvel Building, and Cottage at Lake Lily.
Contact Rental Manager Paola Narvaez at the extension below or by email at [email protected] for pricing and other information.
Maitland Art Center
231 W. Packwood Avenue
407-539-2181 ext. 253
Image credit: Yuliya Panchenko Photography
THE HIDDEN BARN
This countryside location provides the ultimate experience in rustic-styled events with options that are not offered anywhere else in Florida. Elope in Orlando, well near it, at this barn-style private venue with a beautiful landscape and personal touches.
Email [email protected] or call owners Glenn and Jennifer Tatum to find out more.
The Hidden Barn
4215 Ondich Road
Apopka, FL, 32712
Enjoy beautiful Florida views at your small wedding near Orlando. Majestic retired Disney horses, picturesque sunsets, and lush gardens await at BLB Hacienda. This elegant barn venue is located only ten miles outside of Orlando in Sorrento.
Plan out your special day with an email to [email protected]
29832 Deerwood Farms Rd.
Sorrento, FL 32776
THE SECRET GARDEN
This outdoor garden is situated on a private 14-acre lake and is surrounded by natural beauty and landscapes. The house on this property was built originally in 1963 and has been renovated in 2000 and decorated with an antique charm.
Email [email protected] to check availability and rates.
The Secret Garden
1477 North Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood, FL, 32750
THE LITTLE WEDDING CHAPEL
Consider this all-inclusive one-stop intimate ceremony/reception destination in historic downtown Eustis. Every package is all-inclusive of minister, coordinator, music, use of two dressing rooms, and fully decorated spaces. The adorable Euro-inspired intimate Chapel or garden gazebo are the perfect setting for your private nuptials!
There is even an Elope with Elvis option for those looking for something a little out -of-the-box.
Reach out to owner Theresa Brusa at [email protected] to find out more.
The Little Wedding Chapel
901 East Magnolia Ave.
Eustis, FL 32726
ADDITIONAL VENDORS + RESOURCES
If you want to elope in Orlando you may want to consider these vendors to help make it special.
HANNAH GLO PHOTO
Hannah has captured a multitude of weddings around Orlando and beyond, and can help you select a perfect location, refer you to local florists for your bouquet, and more. She recently debuted 3 Intimate Wedding Collections featuring elopement, minimony, and micro wedding options.
Pricing starts at $800
You can reach out to her by calling 863-944-4687 or emailing [email protected]
These Orlando event design specialists are able to collaborate with couples on custom offerings suited for their micro wedding! When working with couples on micro weddings or elopements, the team can provide personal florals, ceremony design, and the tablescape for the post-ceremony celebratory luncheon/dinner. Additionally, they recently collaborated with Hannah Glo Photo, East End Market, and Over Easy Events on a darling micro wedding. The team provided a bouquet, boutonnieres, wrist corsages, as well as floral designs for their ceremony and lunch tables, and styling and set up with Revel’s decor pieces. For more information on how they can help you design the Orlando micro wedding of your dreams, fill out their contact form here.
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