Sydonie Mansion is a rustic mansion and wedding venue in Mount Dora, Florida. This historic landmark was originally built in 1904, and offers Old Florida charm in its historic structures and beautifully manicured grounds. Start the day with a romantic ceremony under the shade of the oak trees. Enjoy cocktail hour in the garden terrace, then celebrate in the spacious dining hall for your seated reception. You will have a dedicated event staff by your side at every step to ensure a seamless flow of events. If you want to make your wedding day truly unforgettable, choose Sydonie Mansion.
Facilities and Capacity
Sydonie Mansion offers both indoor and outdoor facilities to host your wedding ceremony or reception. You may hold your intimate ceremony under the shade of the old growth oak trees covered in Spanish moss. The front lawn also has plenty of open space for a tented reception, offering picturesque views of Lake Minore. The inner courtyard features lush natural foliage and is ideal for cocktail hour. The courtyard has a covered porch and several covered walkways for guests to mingle, relax, and enjoy. The mansion dining room is available for intimate seated dinners of up to 60 guests. It is also a great place to serve a buffet or use as a private dining area for the wedding party and family. Get-ready rooms and a catering kitchen are also available onsite. All venue spaces at the Sydonie Mansion can be personalized with your own decor and seating arrangements.
Sydonie Mansion offers fulls-ervice rentals to make your wedding day planning hassle-free. They have several preferred caterers and event coordinators for you to work with throughout the wedding planning process. These caterers and planners have years of experience, and are familiar with events at the mansion. You may book up to 10 hours of rental time, as well as a rehearsal and two-hour photography session. Tables and chairs, citronella torches, and a ceremony arch are provided as part of your package.
24 Reviews for Sydonie Mansion
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Vanessa Del Valle · Married on 11/10/2020
Breathtaking Venue with an Awesome Venue Manager!
When we drove up to Sydonie Mansion, we immediately thought wow, are we still in Florida? It took our breath away. We were greeted by the venue manager, Stacey, who took us around the property and it got more beautiful with every step we took. From the acres of land where the ceremony area is (with a lake in the back), a hidden boat house for beautiful pictures, a garden that makes you feel like you're in Spain, the bridal and groom suite...I could go on and on. Stacey was so incredibly helpful with sending us recommended vendors, making sure our vision was brought to life, answering our questions amidst a pandemic and helping us to pivot and still make sure everything went smoothly and beautifully. Her and her staff were there on the day of our wedding and they did a wonderful job with set up and making sure the bridal party and family had everything they needed. It was an absolute dream come true getting married here - my husband and I are so grateful we stumbled across this hidden gem in Mount Dora!!Sent on 12/07/2020
Kelly Mckinnis · Married on 10/03/2020
The best wedding venue in the Orlando area!
Omg. Where to begin. So far, Sydonie has been incredible. Our first tour was perfect and after learning the history behind the mansion, we knew this was where we were going to have our wedding. We went to another venue, but it just didn't have the same charm as Sydonie. Jeane, the planner they want you to book, is also AMAZING. Our wedding is in April 2020 and I seriously cannot wait to get married there!Sent on 03/23/2019
Lindsay Beaver · Married on 02/22/2020
The Perfect Old Florida Venue With An Idyllic Garden
After seeing Sydonie Mansion online, I could feel that it was the venue I'd been searching for. My husband and I arranged a tour and although it was their off season, we could see how beautiful it was and how much the owners and staff care for the property. Between the time that we booked and our wedding day, the dance floor was redone with polished concrete, pavers were added up to the wooden arch, and additional paving was done on the driveway. All of this was done in a way that enhanced the experience for our guests without losing any of the historic charm.
We visited the property 5 times total: venue tour, engagement photos, walk-through with our day of coordinator (their preferred DOC was unavailable), rehearsal, and wedding day. Sydonie requires a DOC and we were so glad we had one on the day! Our families still helped here and there, but there was guidance for vendors running silently in the background while they took care of specific, personal tasks.
A huge perk with this venue is having tables and chairs included and being able to add market lighting to our package. That saved us some rental fees and time negotiating additional contracts. Depending on the time of year you're getting married, you may need heaters. For our wedding, we booked 4 heaters with their preferred vendor the day before the wedding when a cold front came through. Their price was lower than renting them through our caterers. My MIL also brought a basket of blankets, which were a hit when the temperatures dropped! They also have small machines that can fit on your table to mitigate mosquitos, but they spray prior to weddings. We had them as backup and I didn't notice any all night. We also forgot our card box and they happened to have one we could use. Thankfully, that's all we forgot.
Thank you so much to Stacey! She answered our texts and emails about little details along the way and made us feel welcome throughout our visits to the property. Karen took over for our wedding day and everything went perfectly. She made sure their team was able to execute all the little details and even tried to help my husband find his lost keys at the end of the night. We can't thank you all enough for all your hard work making our day perfect!
Lindsay and Sal
02.22.20Sent on 03/15/2020
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