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8 Luxurious Orlando Wedding Venues Perfect For Your Florida Wedding 

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When you picture your wedding day, what does it look like? Maybe you imagine being surrounded by everyone you know in a sunny, tropical location. Or an intimate celebration on a rooftop under the stars. Or a classy soiree with white glove service and the most beautiful floral installation you’ve ever seen. 

Sounds like a dream, right? You can find all of this and more in Florida. 

Whether you’re a Florida resident or planning your dream destination wedding here in the sunshine state, there are so many reasons Florida is a great place to get married. 

The pristine beaches, emerald waters, and tropical climate are highly sought after, but there are also incredible venues in the heart of the state: Orlando! 

There’s plenty to do and many wedding venues in Orlando to choose from. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few of our favorite wedding venues in the area – from modern rooftops to sophisticated, all-inclusive resorts and just about everything in between. 

Searching for wedding venues in Orlando: things to note

Cost

The average price for a wedding in Florida was $30,600 in 2020. While this number is on the higher end when you compare Florida to other states in the US, it’s definitely not the limit. With so many luxury resorts, Florida is one of the best places to get married if you’re looking for that over-the-top wedding celebration. 

Tourism

Florida is one of the top destinations for travel in the US, with peak seasons being March-April, June-August, and mid-December-early January. If you’re looking to avoid crowds, it’s best to avoid planning your wedding during these months! Especially if you will be getting married at a resort or hotel. 

Weather

If you’re looking for tropical, sunny skies, the best months to have your wedding in Florida are January-May and November-December. For other relevant information like weather patterns, and obtaining a marriage license, Visit Orlando is a good starting point. 

Once you’ve ironed out the key information (like your ideal wedding date, your guest count, and your venue must-haves) you can begin searching for a venue! Why not start with these?

Check out these 8 luxury Orlando wedding venues

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is one of Florida’s most luxurious hotels. This is the perfect venue for small weddings in Orlando. A high budget doesn’t always mean a hig guest count, and for this reason, this hotel has ceremony-only packages for parties of 35 or fewer. They also advertise “green” weddings, meaning your menu can be entirely organic if you wish! 

Price: Starting at $198-$225 per plate 

Guest capacity: up to 1650

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 9

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando gives you all the fun and magic of being close to Universal without sacrificing luxurious accommodations and chic design. The hotel has Mediterranean-inspired decor and was created to look like a famous hotel in the heart of the Mediterranean. They also offer rehearsal dinner options at Universal CityWalk’s most popular restaurants. 

Price: Starting at $180 per plate 

Guest capacity: 20-1300

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 9

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

If you’ve ever dreamed of saying “I do” on your own private island, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando is the next best thing. The resort has a 25,000 square foot island for your ceremony and reception. And as an official Walt Disney World hotel, you have access to all the Disney perks without having to sacrifice that five-star service. 

Price: Starting at $210+ per plate

Guest capacity: 10-1070

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 15

The Balcony Orlando 

The Balcony Orlando is a modern, industrial venue with lots of neutral space to bring your unique vision to fruition. The space is located on a rooftop in downtown Orlando with stunning skyline views. In addition to the rooftop deck, there’s a gallery space for your reception or in case of inclement weather.

Price: Contact venue for details 

Guest capacity: up to 250

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 2

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

If you’re a Disney fan but not interested in getting married in Walt Disney World, this is the venue for you. The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is a stone’s throw away from Disney Springs, and they are pros at hosting Disney-themed weddings. This resort is perfect if you’re looking for subtle (or not so subtle) Disney details on your wedding day. 

Price: Starting at $135-$170 per plate 

Guest capacity: up to 2,000

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 10

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is also close to Disney (1 mile away, to be exact). They have a private lake that creates a stunning, serene backdrop for your wedding celebration, and the resort itself gives you many options for both your wedding and wedding-related events. 

Price: Starting at $140-$165 per plate 

Guest capacity: up to 750

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 7

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando gives you the opportunity to soak up the excitement and nightlife of downtown Orlando in a sophisticated setting. The hotel has a rooftop pool and outdoor patio that make for a stunning ceremony space, and with easy access to the best restaurants and clubs in Orlando, you can literally keep the party going until the sun rises. 

Price: Contact venue for details

Guest capacity: up to 200

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 12

Walt Disney World Resort 

It’s no surprise that Walt Disney World Resort is included in this list. When people think of weddings in Florida, Disney is usually a top venue option. Planning a wedding in Disney can be a little complicated, but we’ve got a blog to help you get started! 

Price: Starting at $140-$210 per plate

Guest capacity: up to 300

Number of ceremony and reception spaces: 50+

Looking for an Orlando videographer or photographer to capture your wedding? 

You really can’t go wrong with any of the Orlando wedding venues on this list. And once you’ve got your dream venue, you’ll need a team of vendors who know Florida weddings like the back of their hand. 
Our team at Dalton Young Films is based in Destin, just a few hours away from Orlando in the Florida Panhandle. We photograph and film weddings all over the state. Contact us today to see if we’d be a good fit to capture your wedding, or if you need more recommendations for wedding venues in Orlando!

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