Located in Winter Park, Florida, The Capen House is a romantic museum wedding venue on the picture-perfect grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. Between original 1885 heart pine floors and vintage light fixtures, the historic space is ideal for couples who love classic elements with a chic touch. The luxurious lakefront gardens will fill your special day with nature and subtle elegance.
Facilities and Capacity
Spanning over three and a half acres, the manicured landscape offers timeless beauty. The Capen House has an exquisite hospitality suite, a spacious lakefront patio and an indoor veranda with a scenic view of Lake Osceola. The boat dock doubles as extra space for entertainment and creative departures. Couples can comfortably host up to 350 guests over 2,500 square feet of event space.
The historic charm of The Capen House is complemented by their wedding-related services. These offerings include:
While The Capen House does not provide in-house catering, they have a list of preferred and approved caterers and bartenders. There is a catering prep kitchen on the premises.
This romantic venue offers on-site parking and wheelchair access to the grounds. If needed, The Capen House has a preferred vendor for valet parking.
To celebrate your love, consider hosting various wedding-related events at this venue. They are happy to provide space for the following celebrations:
James Seymour Capen, one of Winter Park's first residents, built the establishment in 1885. Over the next century, it was owned by various local families and couples. It faced demolition in 2013, but the Winter Park community raised enough to money to save the house and move it to the Albin Polasek Museum. The Capen House went through a two-year renovation, resulting in a historic facility full of vintage elegance.
The Capen House is nestled along the edge of Lake Osceola. It is located near the Orlando Science Center, Winter Park History Museum and Rollins College. The Orlando International Airport is 29 minutes away.
Recommended by 92% of couples
Francesca · Married on 06/21/2014
Beautiful venue. It's very tucked away from everything but it really was perfect for our wedding. Very intimate.
Emily · Married on 10/21/2018
Kim, Denise, George, and Jarod helped us in every step of the way to make sure our wedding went off without a hitch. They provided us with great recommendations for vendors. They do have a required vendor list for somethings but with how well our wedding went I wouldn’t chose anyone else even if I could have.Sent on 10/26/2018
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Letha · Married on 03/02/2018
A huge thank you to Kim and all of the staff at The Capen House. We held our wedding there and it could not have been a more perfect day. Kim was very communicative throughout the whole process and was so accomodating to help us get everything just right the day of. The venue itself is gorgeous...from the gardens outside with the lake as a backdrop to the interior of the house with its beautiful hardwood floors. My guests are still commenting on how lovely the venue was.
One of our team's favorite places to work. So lush and beautiful, it's perfect for weddings.
We have catered many events at the Albin Polasek Museum, ranging from private to corporate to weddings and everything in between. The staff is always a pleasure to work with and the venue is absolutely beautiful!
This an amazing location for a very memorable ceremony and reception. The staff will take really good care of you.