Weddings

The Orange County Regional History Center

Orlando, FL View map

About

Located in the beautifully restored 1927 Courthouse, The Orange County Regional History Center is a historic wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Orlando. This venue boasts classic architecture, flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces, four floors of unique and interactive exhibits and a central Orlando location. Whether you desire an intimate ceremony with your closest family members, or a grand wedding celebration with all your friends, the Orange County Regional History Center is the perfect setting for a unique and memorable wedding event.

Facilities and Capacity
The Orange County Regional History Center offers five main indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 200 wedding guests. Say “I do” in their historic courtroom or outdoor courtyard, sip on cocktails in the lively first-floor atrium, dance the night away in the Traveling Exhibit Hall, or rent out exhibits and let your guests experience the entire museum.

Services Offered
The Orange County Regional History Center offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. The History Center is an ideal setting for all your wedding festivities, including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. Wedding services available include the following:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting
  • Chairs
  • Tables


History
In 1927, a neoclassical revival building—now the History Center’s home—was built and became Orlando’s main courthouse. By 1942, the community sought to remember a century of history through a pioneer-times display in the old brownstone courthouse next door. This popular exhibit grew, and a historical museum was opened in Loch Haven Park after the brownstone courthouse was demolished in 1957. When the newest high-rise Orlando courthouse debuted in 1995, the 1927 courthouse became a regional history museum.

Location
The Orange County Regional History Center is located at Magnolia Avenue and Central Boulevard in the heart of downtown Orlando. Parking is available in the Library Parking Garage across from the Orlando Public Library. This venue is located minutes away from popular Orlando area theme parks and attractions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

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    Erica Married on 07/27/2019
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    Event: Graduation party on 12.12.14

    I held my upscale, over the top graduation party at OCRHC. When I met with Taylor to discuss my vision for the night, she immediately understood what it was I was going after. Taylor is sweet, prompt, and very professional. Often times I would be able to get emails responded to within a few hours. The space used was the lobby for cocktail hour and the traveling exhibit room for the party. Ashley H. handled the day of logistics for my event.

    I would use OCRHC again for another event in a heartbeat. The staff was so wonderful and they were fully engaged with me regarding making sure the details was just right.
  • Laurel
    Laurel R. Married on 04/13/2019
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    Excellent and Beautiful Venue!

    The Orange County Regional History Center was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception! Megan and Taylor helped us with all of the planning details. They were great in recommending vendors for us as well (Plus Catering and Elegant Entertainment were wonderful). Megan was great at meeting with us multiple times to go over table layout, table choices, chair choices, and our monogram. This venue is beautiful and close to many hotels and city activities as well. I wish we could host events here every weekend! We highly recommend The Orange County Regional History Center!
  • Samantha
    Samantha Married on 09/29/2018
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    Perfect Venue at a Reasonable Price

    We absolutely loved having our wedding at the history center. We researched a lot of venues, but for the price, location, and space, this was the best deal by far. My husband and I loved being able to choose all of our own vendors. We especially loved being able to supply the alcohol ourselves. This seriously saved us so much money! Not a lot of venues allow this so this was a big plus.

    Taylor was also seriously wonderful during the entire process. She was quick to respond to calls and emails and made sure our day went off without a hitch.

    Our guests loved the venue and especially loved being able to walk around the exhibits during cocktail hour. It was so conveniently located to hotels, restaurants, and bars too and our guests appreciated that. The courtroom made for some really neat photos too! I would definitely recommend considering getting married at the history center!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
A Chair Affair A Chair Affair Wedding Rentals

It has its own special charm, and makes for a lovely wedding venue! Definitely check it out!

Pearl White Events Pearl White Events Wedding Planners

We love the Orange County Regional History Center for it's historical building features and classic ambiance. It's great for photos indoors and outdoors. A cool thing about this place is their old court room that Ted Bundy sat at!

MARIA SHAFER, CELEBRATION EXPERT MARIA SHAFER, CELEBRATION EXPERT Wedding DJs

This venue is definitely one of Central Florida's most unique locations for your event! The courtroom is a wonderful ceremony location (not to mention the wonderful acoustics!), and the ballroom is large, and beautifully lit. Nothing "standard" or "routine" about this place!

Map

65 East Central Boulevard Orlando, FL, 32801
4078367035
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The Orange County Regional History Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Orange County Regional History Center?

The Orange County Regional History Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Orange County Regional History Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Orange County Regional History Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Orange County Regional History Center for wedding events?

The Orange County Regional History Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Orange County Regional History Center offer?

The Orange County Regional History Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Orange County Regional History Center offer for wedding events?

The Orange County Regional History Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does The Orange County Regional History Center have available for wedding events?

The Orange County Regional History Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Orange County Regional History Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Orange County Regional History Center is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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