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Lake Wales Arts Center

Lake Wales, FL View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
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$1k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

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$1k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 225 guests

Lake Wales Arts Center is a wedding venue in Lake Wales, Florida. This beautiful mission-style building was home to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church for more than 60 years. Today, it's a vibrant center for the visual and performing arts, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lake Wales Arts Center is part of the fabric of the community and a perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Lake Wales Arts Center is a triumph of Spanish Colonial architecture. Visitors will also note the various Roman, Byzantine, and Renaissance influences. Stucco walls support a pitched tile roof; the slender, tower-like chimney that stretches towards the sky is purely decorative and gives the building a delightfully whimsical, asymmetrical look. The octagonal dome is another of the building's many marvels. It features 16 clerestory windows and a simple Latin cross on its crown.

Lake Wales Arts Center hosts weddings and other special events for parties of up to 225 people. The venue offers a choice of beautiful event spaces, including Updike Hall, the venue's magnificent concert hall, Crews Gallery, the Outdoor Patio, and the Cozy Green Room, perfect for intimate gatherings of up to eight people. The venue also has a kitchen, which your catering team is welcome to use.

Services Offered

Lake Wales Arts Center offers four and eight-hour rental options. Wedding package features include tables, chairs, decorative easels, and on-site staff support for the duration of your rental. You are welcome to add additional time to your package if needed. Other optional extras include a marquee sign, sound and lighting equipment, and the use of the grand piano. The Lake Wales Arts Center team thanks you for your consideration, and they hope to hear from you soon!

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?

$700

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

$700

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?

$700

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

$700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

225

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
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    Nicole Married on 10/23/2010
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    We had our reception at the Lake Wales Arts Center. It was absolutely gorgeous! For those of you who don't know this building used to be a Catholic Church, it was built in 1927. It has hard wood floors, a stage (we had our sweetheart table on the stage), and beautiful stained glass windows. You HAVE to get a tour to see the inside (I couldn't find any pics online when I was researching it). The ceiling is valuted and has a dome section with a painting on it. There are lights that look like lanterns hanging from the ceiling. There is also an antique chandelier in the stairwell (this is where the guests will enter the hall). Allison was so helpful and pleasant to work with. She let us come in to decorate a couple of days prior to the event, but that was because they didn't have any other events going on. Even though our vendors took longer than planned to clean up (which caused us to pay for another hour of rental) and our caterer "accidentally" used some wine that belonged to the center, Allison was very understanding. We got to have our cocktail hour downstairs in the gallery which has different art exhibits at different points in time, for ours there was a photography exhibit. They have a volunteer that sits at the front desk during your event. That was nice because I got locked out of the bridal room at one point and she was able to let me back in. Just keep a couple of things in mind...We had a little over 100 people and it was a little bit of a tight squeeze with the dance floor (using a mixture of rounds and rectangles), also they say they have rectangle tables but there are 2 different kinds (they are the same length but the plastic tables had the legs VERY close to the edge which made it uncomfortable for guests who sat at the end). We sat 10 people at the 8' ft. rectangle tables but for comfort you should seat 8 at these tables. Even though we had 10 at each table, the chairs are wide and comfortable so that really helped. The only reason I put a 4 for responsiveness and professionalism is because Allison is also the bookkeeper there at the moment and she is very laid back. She is not an event coordinator. Just know that going in. It didn't present any problems at all for me. She was very helpful and even gave us her cell number and offered to come in on weekends to meet with us.
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1099 FL-60 E Lake Wales, FL, 33853
863-676-8426
904-349-3228
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