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The Howey Mansion

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About

The Howey Mansion is a historic wedding venue located in Howie in the Hills, Florida. Featuring a breathtaking property, lush gardens, and antique decor, this is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the central Florida area. While many historic mansions can be overwhelming, this space is designed to welcome everyone that walks through its doors. With a mix of elegance and charm, The Howey Mansion will enhance your special day!

Facilities and Capacity
This mansion provides its couples with a truly stunning setting. With a magnificent foyer, graceful curving stone stairway, three immense fireplaces, and a ballroom-sized drawing-room, The Howey Mansion is large enough to house all of your wedding guests. The types of event spaces that are available include indoor, covered, and uncovered outdoor settings. There are also numerous scenic views that can be enjoyed throughout the property. The Howey Mansion can comfortably seat up to 300 people.

Services Offered
Not only is The Howey Mansion a breathtaking wedding venue, but it is also made up of a world-class staff who are trained to exceed all of their clients’ expectations. This historic building is available to host a variety of your wedding-related events, including your wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, elopement, and/or rehearsal dinner. Event planning packages range from opulent all the way down to intimate, depending on the type of celebration you have envisioned. Services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Pet friendly
  • Preferred vendors only
  • WiFi

History
This 20-room mansion was built in 1925 by the community’s founder, William J. Howey. Five years prior, Howey purchased 60,000 acres in central Florida and founded the town that bore his name. Designed by Katherine Cotheal Budd, the home has a Mediterranean Revival vibe to it. Throughout the years, this lavish home has hosted numerous parties with famous guests that include U.S. presidents and Hollywood superstars.

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
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    Annalisa D. Married on 03/19/2022
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    Best day of our lives!!

    The Howey Mansion was everything we wanted for our wedding and MORE. My husband and I were engaged in January of 2020, so right before COVID changed everything. Originally, we wanted a small family wedding and wanted to take a trip to Italy where my family is from. Unfortunately, with COVID putting a halt to travel plans, we quickly realized that wouldn’t be possible and that we’d need a venue here to accommodate more family/friends than intended. After some research, my mother found the Howey Mansion and we instantly fell in love with the photos. We scheduled a tour and it was our first and only stop on the wedding venue search. As soon as we pulled up, we knew we wanted to get married there.

    Lori and the staff were always so attentive and answered all of my (many) questions and (many) emails. As we approached the wedding it seemed like I was emailing more than twice a day, and they were always quick to respond and informative.

    Arthur’s catering was an absolute joy to have with the venue and the food was so delicious!! There were options for everyone and the hors d'oeuvres were so fun!! We received so many compliments on how good the food was. I was lucky enough to get to try both entrees and I must say, the chicken was the best chicken I’ve ever had.

    We got the package that granted us access to the mansion at 11 am and it was so incredibly worth it. The vendors had more than enough time to set up and allowed both bridal parties and parents to get ready with ease. I also enjoyed seeing everything come together throughout the day!

    This same package also included access to the prohibition room for the last two hours of the event and it was such a hit with our guests! It’s definitely one of the most unique features I’ve ever seen at a wedding and everyone really enjoyed it. The mansion is so beautiful that there are so many areas for our guests to explore which I really loved. It’s hard to put into words how unique the venue is, especially for a wedding.

    We also opted to have the wedding party spend the night in the mansion and the two guest cottages and it was SO MUCH FUN. We kept the fun going and were well taken care of with accommodations such as towels, toiletries and more than enough beds for 18+ people. Fran was so helpful with getting all of the overnight guests to their rooms and with checking out in the morning. She had some great history stories about the mansion as well.

    All this to say that our wedding day was even more perfect than we could have ever envisioned. We had a beautiful Mediterranean theme as we wanted but also got to celebrate with all of our friends and family in a beautiful ceremony, at a gorgeous venue with incredible food and drinks!

    We’ve had so many of our guests tell us that it was the best and most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to and even some family who have already looked into renting the venue out for other events.

    I’m almost in tears as I write this because of how perfect and dream-like our day was. I’m so sad that it’s over but the memories made at the mansion are ones that my new husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives!
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    Jessiann B. Married on 02/13/2022
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    Beautiful fairytale location

    This is the perfect venue to have a wedding that feels surreal. It is one of the most romantic venues FLorida has to offer (in my opinion) and you will definitely not regret it once you see your pictures. The historical mansion is not only beautiful on its own but has many different options to choose from for both the ceremony area as well as reception indoor or outdoor. Lori was amazing throughout the whole process, always keeping open communication with us whenever we had questions or concerns. And helping us with special requests. Fran was also amazing during the day off, helping make sure everything ran smoothly as well as saving some appetizers for us to try after our pictures. I highly recommend this beautiful venue.
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    Brandi P. Married on 10/18/2020
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    Stunning venue

    I had my wedding ceremony and reception at this absolutely gorgeous location. Lori and her team were very accommodating to our vision of a micro brunch wedding. Everything was phenomenal..both of our families and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Get married here!
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Team

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Lori Player
Event Designer

With more than 20 years of experience at Arthur’s, Lori prides herself on keeping her passion for events fresh every day. Before joining the Howey team, she studied Art and Theatre in college and was a cook, kitchen manager, and general manager at various restaurants in Orlando. Lori has used her experience in theatre to become one of the most creative people on our team. She plans weddings as if they are theatrical moments by understanding her clients’ stories, setting the scene, and picking the right food to bring it all together.

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The Howey Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Howey Mansion?

The Howey Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Howey Mansion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Howey Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Howey Mansion, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Howey Mansion includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Howey Mansion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Howey Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Howey Mansion for wedding events?

The Howey Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Howey Mansion offer?

The Howey Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Howey Mansion offer for wedding events?

The Howey Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Howey Mansion have available for wedding events?

The Howey Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Howey Mansion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Howey Mansion is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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