Venue 650

650 6th St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Venue 650

Venue 650 is a historic wedding venue located in Winter Haven, Florida that was originally home to The Florida Chief newspaper, dating back to 1911. While it boasts plenty of charm, the venue also boasts the convenience of being near the big cities of Tampa and Orlando and all the activities and entertainment they have to offer. You and your wedding party will truly find plenty to learn about and do in this space.

Facilities and Capacity
Venue 650 is quite versatile and can easily accommodate different wedding party sizes and styles. In fact, the decor is pretty neutral, making it an ideal backdrop for you to personalize. Many of the spaces feature warm touches such as brick walls, concrete floors, and exposed ceilings. Overall, the style is quite industrial chic. Couples will find the open floor plan ready to comfortably accommodate up to 400 of their loved ones. If you are interested in exchanging your vows outdoors, the is a garden site available, which features an old-world style. If you and your loved ones need a place to relax and hang out in between events, there is a Lounge area which has views of the garden. There are also private and separate dressing rooms—the Brides Boutique and the Grooms Den—for the wedding parties to get ready in.

Services Offered
Couples are welcome to plan and host all stages of their wedding at Venue 650 including the bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. Elopements are welcomed as well. The team is more than happy to assist with both set up and clean up. They can also provide you with tables and chairs for you to use on your big day. For your convenience, the venue does offer wheelchair access and parking.

History
This venue boasts quite the unique history. Back in 1911, M.M. “Dad” Lee founded his newspaper, The Florida Chief. Even through unforeseen events and natural disasters, this newspaper remained strong. It was in this building that the newspaper was birthed and grew strong in the community. Even though eventually the newspaper was sold and the name was changed, this venue still retains its ties to the past and celebrates the success of Lee’s paper. Today, this venue is pleased to be able to open its doors to couples seeking a unique and history-filled site to exchange their vows.

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18 Reviews for Venue 650

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Sieara · Married on 05/08/2021

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Breathtaking

    We got married here on May 8, 2021. This venue is beyond beautiful and the staff is exceptionally friendly, professional and helpful. Although we was assisted by everyone, I would like to focus on Lyttie for a moment. Lyttie was the first person we talked to via phone when we were looking for our venue. Lyttie was extremely professional and even face timed us to see the space because we were so far away and couldn’t come that week. Whenever we had a question and needed a quick reply I was able to text Lyttie or Becky and was guaranteed to get a reply in less than 10 minutes. The staff is amazing the space is beyond enormous and the venue itself is dropped dead gorgeous. We love Venue 650 😊

    Sent on 05/31/2021
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    Karina · Married on 09/12/2020

    5.0
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    Corona Bride

    Becky and her team made scheduling my day super easy. With the constant changes due to the pandemic, Venue 650 accommodated those changes and worked with me every step of the way. The venue was beautiful and dressing rooms made it super easy to have a place for my husband and I to get ready and sneak away for a few minutes.

    Sent on 05/01/2021

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Venue 650 FAQ

  • 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
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
  • 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?
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 650 6th St. SW Winter Haven, FL, 33880 See on map
    863-236-9327 (Phone number)
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