There are so many beautiful locations in Florida to have a wedding, especially right here in Central Florida. When picking a wedding venue, you want to consider how many guests you are inviting and what works for them as well as for you. While you can’t pick a venue that pleases everyone’s travel budgets, it is important to have a wedding that the people most special to you can attend without emptying their wallets.

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful state. With hundreds of beautiful beaches and parks, there are endless options for outdoor weddings that you should most certainly take advantage of. Florida also offers diverse architecture and stunning churches. But with the abundance of great options, it can be difficult to narrow them down. This post is going to focus on the outdoor venues Central Florida has to offer, with great prices and beautiful photo ops!

Kraft Azalea Garden: Winter Park, FL
This is one of my favorite spots in Winter Park. As a photographer, I constantly get asked to do family pictures at this park, it’s a crowd favorite. This park has beautiful cypress trees towering over the area on the shore of Lake Maitland and a stunning structure called “The Exedra” (pictured below) that makes for the perfect wedding spot. The park is open all year from 8 am to dusk. You can call 407.599.3339 to reserve the location and ask any further questions you may have about this hidden gem. Email:

“The Exedra” at Kraft Azalea Gardens. Picture by Florida Beachside Weddings

Maitland Civic Center: Maitland, FL

Known as the “Venue on the Lake”, this location can double as a ceremony and reception location. Weddings can be held outdoors overlooking the charming Lake Lily or indoors. The center features an indoor reception area as well as an outdoor terrace that can host a reception just as easily. With a perfect view of the lake, this location is convenient and affordable for any couple. I have booked this location for a reception in the past and it was just fantastic. You can call 407.647.2111 to check out this great find of a venue! Email:

The Alfond Inn: Winter Park, FL

This hotel located right next to Rollins College in Winter Park is undeniably stunning. With a variety of space, including a conservatory, the Inn is very versatile and will complement any wedding theme. Although this venue is a little pricey, if you have the money I would recommend spending it here. The hotel provides both indoor and outdoor locations that can hold up to 220 guests. This venue also conveniently provides catering and alcohol for your wedding. Being a hotel, your traveling guests will have the perfect place to stay, and placed right in the Park Ave area, there is plenty to do and see. I would highly recommend this gorgeous location, and you can look further into it by calling 407.645.6670 ext. 1. The Alfond Inn can be contacted for bookings at

I hope with these three outdoor options, you have found the location for your special day, or maybe have a bit of a better idea of what you would like. In Florida, there is a beautiful spot everywhere you turn, so don’t stress. You’ll find your perfect wedding spot soon!


Written by Katherine Murphy