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The World Equestrian Center

Ocala, FL View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
1 review

About

World Equestrian Center Ocala is Central, Florida’s premier wedding venue. Located on a sprawling 378 acres, we provide a breathtaking backdrop for equestrian enthusiasts as well as those seeking an absolutely opulent setting for their special day.

Here, a team of event planners is ready to help you bring your dream day to life—we take care of the details, leaving you free to focus on making memories. With lush rolling grounds, towering trees and unique luxury accommodations, this property offers an unforgettable setting for your milestone event.

Facilities and Capacity

Both indoor and outdoor gatherings can be facilitated at World Equestrian Center – Ocala's beautiful venues. The on-site chapel's charming exterior and landscaped surroundings are ideal for capturing pristine wedding photos. Outside, you can host your reception in the romantic atmosphere of the Oak-Canopy Garden.

Close to the Oak-Canopy Garden—just a horse-drawn carriage ride away—The Equestrian Hotel offers luxurious lodging in 248 rooms and suites. The grand hotel is home to a fine dining restaurant, a gastro pub and an authentic French patisserie that can artfully craft the wedding cake of your dreams. The Equestrian’s intimate Rose Garden and sweeping terrace overlooking the Grand Arena are both beautiful options for outdoor receptions, rehearsals or wedding showers, while the stunning and extraordinarily chic Paris Room can provide indoor seating for up to 40 guests.

In addition to The Equestrian Hotel, the property offers a host of other facilities, including five expansive indoor arenas, stylishly-appointed mezzanine suites, and two large column-free exposition centers ideal for holding ceremonies or large gatherings.

Services Offered

World Equestrian Center Ocala has a dedicated team that is fully committed to working with the bride and groom to create your unforgettable day. Choose from pre-existing wedding packages, or work with our team to bring your unique vision to life.

Before the day begins, the couple and their party can take some time to pamper themselves at The Equestrian Hotel’s full-service resort spa. Calluna Spa, a 7,000 square-foot salon and spa, offers all manner of luxurious body treatments and facials. Their exceptional providers can help you create the perfect look for your big day with hair, nail and makeup services. Browse their curated wedding packages to feel and look your best when it counts the most.

With on-site catering, the offerings prepared by our world-class culinary team are sure to delight even the most discerning of palates. Our menus are customizable and can be built around you and your partner’s preferences, dietary restrictions and budget. We pride ourselves on our exceptional quality and use only the freshest ingredients in every dish. The executive pastry team’s wedding cake menu includes options for personalized and chef-designed cakes with a plethora of flavor and filling options to suit your taste. Couples choosing to celebrate their special day with us will also have access to our renowned sommelier who can expertly guide you through wine and beverage selections so that you can toast to a happy future together.

Contact our team to learn more about booking your wedding with World Equestrian Center – Ocala.

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?

$5,000

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

$2,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,000

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

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$27

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Garden
Hotel
Religious
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
Rated
5.0
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Joylin V. Married on 04/19/2022
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    Excellent they went above and beyond

    Everything was so perfect. They are professional, and take care about every detail. WEC and their team went above and beyond on every expectation we have for our wedding day. I highly recommend this place like the best place to do any celebration.

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1390 NW 80th Avenue Ocala, FL, 34482
352-414-7900
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The World Equestrian Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The World Equestrian Center?

The World Equestrian Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The World Equestrian Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The World Equestrian Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The World Equestrian Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The World Equestrian Center includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The World Equestrian Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The World Equestrian Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Religious
  • Resort

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The World Equestrian Center for wedding events?

The World Equestrian Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The World Equestrian Center offer?

The World Equestrian Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The World Equestrian Center offer for wedding events?

The World Equestrian Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The World Equestrian Center have available for wedding events?

The World Equestrian Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The World Equestrian Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The World Equestrian Center 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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