The Veranda at Thornton Park is a unique wedding venue located in one of Orlando’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Nestled below century-old trees, this venue—and the Colonial-era buildings that make up the estate—provides a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. Enjoy the gentle breeze over Eola Lake, romantic string lights under a starlit sky, a totally private space and the beauty of a serene and natural setting. The Veranda at Thornton Park excels at orchestrating intimate and community-focused events, offering award-winning and expert event management and providing state-of-the-art technological support. Escape the hustle and bustle of Disney and Universal Studios theme parks and arrive in the backyard of Orlando’s most prominent historic estates.
Facilities and Capacity
The Veranda at Thornton Park offers timeless elegance within four beautiful courtyards rich in history and five elegantly restored 20th-century homes. These indoor and outdoor historic and natural settings can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests.
The Veranda at Thornton Park offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. This venue specializes in weddings, business meetings, team meetings, birthday parties, and community events. Wedding services available include the following:
The Veranda at Thornton Park provides full on-site event planning and coordination. Their knowledgeable and expert staff will help you plan your event from start to finish. Rely on expert management across all facets of planning, including event logistics, tailored catering and cuisine, event services, event follow-up and gratitude. Wedding planning services include the following:
The Veranda at Thornton Park is located just two blocks from Lake Eola and only minutes from the central business district along Orange Avenue. Guests have only a 20-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport to this venue. The Veranda at Thornton Park can also provide transportation services for guests to nearby area attractions.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jesica · Married on 03/17/2018
The Veranda at Thorton Park was the PERFECT venue for our wedding. We instantly fell in love when we saw the venue. They have beautiful string lights everywhere. Cyndi was really helpful giving us ideas for vendors, and always available for any questions. They let you plan your wedding however you want to, and work with a large variety of vendors. Gerald Wagner – Young was heaven-sent. He truly made our dream wedding come true. He helped with everything from the floorplans, to the wedding timeline, to the day of coordination. Everything ran so smoothly, we couldn’t of asked for a better venue and better people to work with. They do everything they can to make sure you have the best day of your life. Highly, highly recommend. If I could give more fire more than five stars I would!!!
Amber · Married on 11/16/2018
Effortless from the start
We ended up at The Veranda after our original venue was condemned. They were offering a special for people affected by the condemnation, which was beyond generous and certainly helped ease the stress of losing our first venue.
Gerald, the event coordinator, was so amazing from the beginning. He made the whole process so easy. We had a vision of having a petting zoo, and he totally ran with it and didn’t tell us no. It ended up being a hit!
I can’t say enough how amazing Gerald was to work with. I wasn’t worried about anything on my big day because I knew we were in good hands. Gerald was always so responsive and made us feel at ease.
It was a bummer losing our first venue, but I believe everything happens for a reason. In hindsight, it was the best thing that could have happened. We found The Veranda and we found Gerald and we had a beyond perfect day.
Steven · Married on 09/22/2018
Gerald is an amazing individual and fantastic at what he does. He was available for us whenever needed and went out of his way to ensure things went smoothly. The venue looked even better at night all lit up with the lights and all of our needs were fully met. We would choose The Veranda again in a heart beat.
An amazing courtyard surrounded by gorgeous houses, where else can you find that? The Veranda at Thornton Park has beautiful spaces inside and out perfect for weddings or special events. We would highly recommend!