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Art & History Museums, Maitland

Maitland, FL View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
142 reviews
$4k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 125 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$4k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 125 guests

Art & History Museums, Maitland is a historic museum wedding venue located in the greater Orlando area. The combination of gorgeous gardens, breathtaking architecture and extraordinary artwork offers a one-of-a-kind environment for your big day. Couples that crave offbeat and unconventional elements will love the unique nature of the museum. Their staff believes that each couple is totally unique and will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
The art museum has four event spaces for indoor and uncovered outdoor gatherings. These areas can accommodate up to 125 guests. The Main Garden features stunning architecture and a sparkling pond ideal for a dreamy garden celebration. In the Chapel and Mayan Courtyard, guests will be enchanted by the ornate sculptures and beautiful landscaping. The Germaine Marvel Building, the largest indoor space, is a spacious open-plan building. Finally, the Rotary Event Plaza is our tented venue that allows you an outdoor venue surrounded by the lush green land.

Catering
The museum has a list of preferred pre-approved caterers.

Other Facilities
The art center has additional facilities to help your big day run smoothly. These spaces and areas include:

  • On-site parking
  • Wheelchair access (Germaine Marvel Building)

Other Services
Art & History Museums, Maitland is willing to host a variety of wedding-related celebrations. These events include:

  • Elopements
  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

History
As Central Florida’s first National Historic Landmark, this venue was originally called the Research Studio. It was founded in 1937 by artist and architect J. André Smith. By the late 1940s, the building began opening up for weddings.

Location
Located next to Lake Sybelia, the venue is 38 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Downtown Orlando is about 15 minutes away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,350

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

125

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
September
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    Victoria B. Married on 08/20/2022
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    Perfect !!!

    The venue was everything I imagined for my elopement. Plenty of photographable spots. During the ceremony the sun was shining on the alter but my only option was to do it in the morning in august so not much I could do there! The pictures were still amazing. It was perfectly private and when I got there I just walked right into the venue and had the time slot to myself without interruptions.

    Art & History Museums, Maitland's reply:

    Victoria, thank you so much for those kind words. We are so glad that A&H was the perfect backdrop to your elopement. The photos came out STUNNING! We hope to see you both on campus again soon! Best, Paola Narvaez
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    Gayle F. Married on 05/15/2022
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    The Best Small Wedding Venue Ever!

    We recently held our destination 40th anniversary vow renewal at The Art and History Museums – Maitland using their Mayan Chapel and Courtyard facility. I selected the facility during COVID. Honestly, from the second I saw the courtyard I felt so grateful to find such a treasure. The Mayan Chapel and Courtyard is one of the most beautiful settings you can select for a small gathering. It was so lush and peaceful with wonderfully ornate structures. I really felt like we were transported to a different period in time.
    We arrived to find everything set up beautifully. A smile came to my face as I was warmly welcomed by our assigned contact who said we could easily reach her for anything else we needed. As we were about to start the ceremony, a heavy downpour ensued with occasional claps of thunder. The small chapel provided us refuge so our event could take place in the timeframe planned. I have to say that the chapel felt grounded and strong as it protected us from the elements. The rain provided a soothing backdrop as Rev Kevin Knox presided over our ceremony. I had enlisted a harpist, Christine, who provided peaceful music in the background during the ceremony. Our wonderful photographer captured the most stunning images of the event. The entire event was simply beautiful and touching, serene and uplifting.
    After the storm passed, we were able to go out into the courtyard and have the most spectacular photographs taken. The ornate grey walls really complimented my white dress and my husband’s grey suit and pink tie.
    I have to say, that the Art and History Museums – Maitland was a dream to work with. They communicated in a very timely fashion and we able to answer any questions we had. They did not rush us through the ceremony and were available to help with any requests we had. They worked very well with our harpist, photographer and minister, so planning the event was exceptionally smooth. There was no stress and everything turned out perfectly!
    If you are looking for a spectacular venue, with delightful people to work with, I highly suggest you select Art and History Museums - Maitland. You will be so glad you did!

    Art & History Museums, Maitland's reply:

    Gayle, Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure working with you and i'm so glad that despite the minor weather hiccup, the day proved to be beautiful. You were amazing with keeping us involved with your planning so we could assist in making your special day as smooth as possible! Thank you for choosing A&H and congratulations again!
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    Yasmine S. Married on 10/20/2021
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    Breathtaking venue

    The Chapel & Mayan Courtyard was the perfect backdrop for our intimate wedding. We didn’t even look at any other venue. No decorations needed, the venue itself is breathtaking. Perfect for a budget friendly wedding. Staff was friendly, helpful, and accommodating.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals Wedding Rentals

Brittney and her staff are always so wonderful and easy to work with. This is a beautiful venue with so many different options for your ceremony and reception!

Gourmet Catering Gourmet Catering Wedding Caterers

This is a charming venue for an outdoor wedding.

Chris Gillyard Photography Chris Gillyard Photography Wedding Photographers

This is a Great Location in Mainland . It caters to all events from weddings . To art show nights .. This artful designed building allows beautiful lighting to flow through out it's open hallways and beautiful Court yard ceremony location . . It also holds a beautiful sunset nightly on its lake front view . What a great art Museum & Event Location . two thumbs up !!

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231 West Packwood Avenue Maitland, FL, 32751
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Event Manager Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm by appointment only
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