The 24 coolest wedding venues in the Orlando area

Orlandoans are a unique and diverse bunch, so when it comes to special occasions (like a wedding),  you shouldn't be pigeonholed into the traditional same old same olds. With that in mind, we wanted to make sure that if you do decide to tie the knot this spring, you've got some good intel. Here are 25 of the best places around Orlando to get hitched.

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Harry P. Leu Gardens
President Obama ain't the only one who gets to enjoy a Rose Garden. Go all in on love at one of Orlando's most botanically-beautiful spots where you can host your ceremony in their intimate Rose Garden.
1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-246-2620
Photo via lindsayacope/Instagram
Harry P. Leu Gardens
President Obama ain't the only one who gets to enjoy a Rose Garden. Go all in on love at one of Orlando's most botanically-beautiful spots where you can host your ceremony in their intimate Rose Garden.
1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-246-2620

Photo via lindsayacope/Instagram
Mayan Courtyard at Maitland Art Center
The Mayan Courtyard is for those of you lovebirds looking for something a little different. The walkways covered with garden plants will make you and your guests feel enclosed even as you celebrate under the night sky.
231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland | 407-539-2181
Photo via Art & History Museums - Maitland/Facebook
Mayan Courtyard at Maitland Art Center
The Mayan Courtyard is for those of you lovebirds looking for something a little different. The walkways covered with garden plants will make you and your guests feel enclosed even as you celebrate under the night sky.
231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland | 407-539-2181

Photo via Art & History Museums - Maitland/Facebook
Mead Gardens
With over 50 years experience throwing weddings, it's safe to say you can leave your special day in Mead Gardens' hands. They've got different spots on the premises to choose from like the Amphitheatre for larger parties, or the Butterfly Garden for small gatherings. 
1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park | 407-599-2800
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Mead Gardens
With over 50 years experience throwing weddings, it's safe to say you can leave your special day in Mead Gardens' hands. They've got different spots on the premises to choose from like the Amphitheatre for larger parties, or the Butterfly Garden for small gatherings.
1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park | 407-599-2800

Photo via lethalinjection
Mennello Museum of American Art
There's nothing quite like saying "I do" to your soulmate in front of a lake sunset. The Mennello area is great for big parties because you've large trees for shade (a must in Florida) and interesting art sculptures to look at.
900 E. Princeton St. | 407-246-4278
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Mennello Museum of American Art
There's nothing quite like saying "I do" to your soulmate in front of a lake sunset. The Mennello area is great for big parties because you've large trees for shade (a must in Florida) and interesting art sculptures to look at.
900 E. Princeton St. | 407-246-4278

Photo via mennellomuseum
Norman’s at Ritz-Carlton
Have a wedding at a James Beard award-winning chef’s restaurant is always a crowd pleasing maneuver.
4012 Central Florida Parkway | 407-393-4333
Photo via Norman's/Facebook
Norman’s at Ritz-Carlton
Have a wedding at a James Beard award-winning chef’s restaurant is always a crowd pleasing maneuver.
4012 Central Florida Parkway | 407-393-4333

Photo via Norman's/Facebook
Orlando Museum of Art
There’s a few options here as to where to have your reception, but you’re in an art museum, man. Pick the Gallery Hall and revel in how the skylight graces the paintings around you.
2416 N Mills Ave. | 407-896-4231
Photo via Orlando Museum of Art/Facebook
Orlando Museum of Art
There’s a few options here as to where to have your reception, but you’re in an art museum, man. Pick the Gallery Hall and revel in how the skylight graces the paintings around you.
2416 N Mills Ave. | 407-896-4231

Photo via Orlando Museum of Art/Facebook
Orchid Garden
If you aren’t familiar with Orchid Garden, this space is a favorite for Orlando Weekly events and for good reason – it’s one of the most photogenic spots in downtown Orlando.
126 W. Church St. | 407-970-3277
Photo by Sierra Ford
Orchid Garden
If you aren’t familiar with Orchid Garden, this space is a favorite for Orlando Weekly events and for good reason – it’s one of the most photogenic spots in downtown Orlando.
126 W. Church St. | 407-970-3277

Photo by Sierra Ford
Orlando Science Center
This dinosaur might be forever alone, but you two definitely won't be.
777 E. Princeton St. | 407-514-2000
Photo via jessicapawli/Instagram
Orlando Science Center
This dinosaur might be forever alone, but you two definitely won't be.
777 E. Princeton St. | 407-514-2000

Photo via jessicapawli/Instagram
Quantum Leap Winery
Hosting a wedding in a winery? You already know who you are.
1312 Wilfred Drive | 407-730-3082
Photo via cuisiniers/Instagram
Quantum Leap Winery
Hosting a wedding in a winery? You already know who you are.
1312 Wilfred Drive | 407-730-3082

Photo via cuisiniers/Instagram
Shark Encounter at SeaWorld
Not many people can say a shark congratulated them at their wedding, but since you live in Orlando-- brag away. The Mr. and Mrs. might not have time for this, but your guests will certainly love that they get quick access to the Manta and Kraken coasters during your event.
7007 Sea World Drive | 888-800-5447
Photo via seaworldparks.com
Shark Encounter at SeaWorld
Not many people can say a shark congratulated them at their wedding, but since you live in Orlando-- brag away. The Mr. and Mrs. might not have time for this, but your guests will certainly love that they get quick access to the Manta and Kraken coasters during your event.
7007 Sea World Drive | 888-800-5447

Photo via seaworldparks.com