Post # 1
Hi central Florida bees..
I am running into such issues with finding a venue! My guest list is around 185 and I need suggestions of places to look into. I have a caterer and basically every place I’ve been interested in won’t let outside caterers come in, and if they do it’s an outrageous price! Any suggestions?!
Post # 3
I think you will run into that issue a LOT with Florida locations. However, I think places like national parks, beaches or some hotels would be good. What kind of area are you looking at (tampa, orlando, daytona, etc) and what type of venue do you want?
Post # 4
Here are some places that let you bring in your own caterer:
Winter Park Farmer’s Market, Heaven Event Center, Lake Mary Event Center (but you have to pick one of their approved caterers), Paradise Cove.
I’m not sure about these places: Maitland Art Center, Orlando History Center
Post # 5
If you are looking specifically Winter Park area, there is also the Orlando Scottish Rite that’s off of Dodd and Howell Branch Lake Road and Bahia Shrine Auditorium off of Maitland. Both are pretty large and very helpful people there. You can DEFINITELY bring your own caterer and they have large kitchens that would be accomidating. The first location has a nice outdoor area for ceremony but Bahia shrine does not. They have an indoor area, though.
Post # 6
There are a lot of beautiful venues. The Orlando Science Center was one of our venues too, and the venue is great. You can even have your wedding in the bones room.
Heaven Event Center, mentioned by another Bee, is another interesting place. I recently shot a wedding there and it’s not too bad.