Nestled on three lush acres at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, the historic Capen House is a unique Winter Park venue that offers multiple options for celebrations of all sizes. The beautifully restored house, attached patio, and large lakefront lawn overlook Lake Osceola, providing the perfect backdrop for memories to last a lifetime.
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 arrivals or departures. The Capen House has room for 80 seated or 120 standing guests. There are two outdoor spaces overlooking the lake that can accommodate 150+ guests.
The historic charm of The Capen House is complemented by:
While the Capen House does not provide in-house catering, we 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. We 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.
16 Reviews for The Capen House
Recommended by 94% of couples
10 User photos
Sydney · Married on 02/29/2020
Loved our wedding at the capen house!
Our wedding day was a dream at the Capen house! We loved the home, gardens, bridal suite, and lake views!
Because this is a historic home, there are strict rules that come with this venue, but I will tell you that navigating around these is doable and is SO worth it! Our photographers kept commenting that every inch of this property made for a beautiful shot - it’s gorgeous here! The location also can’t be beat - our guests loved spending the weekend in winter park, and we were able to book a trolley for a short ride to our after party on park Avenue. The required vendors for catering and rentals are lovely options and we had no issues working within this parameters. All in all, would highly recommend this venue!Sent on 03/07/2020
Helenn B. · Married on 02/09/2020
The Capen House is truly a beautiful venue. Kim and Denise have been gems so far and so extremely helpful throughout the touring and booking process answering every single one of our questions and accommodating us as possible!Sent on 04/01/2019
Evelyn A. · Married on 09/21/2019
Beautiful. Beautiful lake view especially during sunset.Sent on 09/22/2019
The Capen House's reply:Thank you so much, Evelyn! It has been such a pleasure working with you and I'm thrilled that Sabrina and Luis had a picture-perfect day.
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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.