Lakeside Inn is a historic hotel and wedding venue located in Mount Dora, Florida that provides a timeless wedding experience. For more than 135 years, this special and historic venue has helped couples and their families celebrate one of life’s most cherished days. Pass through the stone gateposts of Lakeside Inn and you’ll be instantly transported back in time. Large, moss-draped oak trees and acres of beautifully landscaped grounds sweep down to the white sand shoreline of Lake Dora.
Facilities and Capacity
Lakeside Inn has approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor function space to complement a number of picturesque outdoor spaces. Couples can host their indoor reception in their newly-renovated dining room featuring historic Florida architecture, sparkling chandeliers and a beautiful garden view through floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
Lakeside Inn offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Whether you envision an intimate gathering of friends and family or a large celebration, they will help bring your dream wedding to life in a richly romantic setting. Event services offered include the following:
Along with top-notch service, the culinary staff at Lakeside Inn offers both plated and buffet menus for your guests to enjoy. Wedding menus can be customized based on your personal tastes and event needs.
Five brightly painted yellow and white buildings feature 87 guest rooms and suites, the Beauclaire Dining Room, Tremain’s Tavern, a 200-foot verandah lined with traditional white rocking chairs, a grand lobby and The Gatehouse Gift Gallery. The Inn also offers a large lakefront swimming pool and two docks.
Lakeside Inn is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Built in 1883, Lakeside Inn is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the state of Florida. This inn is the last of the grand Victorian-era hotels still remaining in Central Florida.
Lakeside Inn is located on Lake Dora in Mount Dora, Florida near Gilbert Park, Palm Island Park, Sunset Park, the Mt. Dora Museum of Speed and the Mr. Dora History Museum. This venue is also located approximately 40 minutes northwest of Orlando and Orlando-area attractions.
Recommended by 85% of couples
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Robin · Married on 09/08/2018
Being a Mt Dora native, I couldn't think of a better place to have my wedding. The Inn is absolutely beautiful and the staff exceeded all expectations! Jessica was amazing and handled everything in perfect harmony! The setting, the food, the presentation - all were flawless! I can't thank everyone enough at the Lakeside Inn for making our day SPECTACULAR! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!Sent on 09/25/2018
Ivelisse Ruiz · Married on 06/02/2019
From the moment we stepped foot on the venue and met with the coordinator to inquire on what they had to offer for weddings...to the moment it was time to clean up when the reception was over....has been magical. Jessica, who runs the wedding cordination at Lakeside has been an absolute Angel! Whenever we had a question and/or something was not going quite right she was always very responsive and helpful. She was a huge part of making our day memorable and beautiful!!!Sent on 06/06/2019
JOHANNA · Married on 12/29/2018
In love with Lakeside Inn
Jessica, the wedding director, was great to work with. I have absolutely no complaints in dealing with Jessica. Everything I asked for she tried her best to make possible.Sent on 01/03/2019
Due to budget reasons I offered a lunch reception. We served our guests, the salmon, chicken and pasta. I personally went around to check in with all my guests, and everyone loved the food! So many people came up to me to mention how yummy the salmon dish was.
I definitely recommend Lakeside Inn as an option for your wedding!
Such an amazing and unique venue. If you want a breathtaking view with an "old Florida" feel, this is your spot.
This is such a picture perfect place! I have had the pleasure of doing a few shoots here and you couldn't ask for a better view. A seaplane was docked and it made for some really memorable images for the couple.
Incredible venue! Shannon Corrigan is the best!