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Venue 650

Winter Haven, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
27 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

  • Woman-owned

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
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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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    Hannah L. Married on 07/30/2022
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    Best Day Ever

    Highly recommend!! The staff at Venue 650 made sure our day was the best day! They were always available any time we had questions.
    The venue is absolutely stunning! Little decorations needed because the venue is stunning on its own.
    We could not have had such an easy day without the staff during the planning process and on our wedding day!

    Venue 650's reply:

    Thank you, Hannah, You and Ryan were a pleasure! We wish you the best in all things and a beautiful future.
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    Monique Married on 07/23/2022
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    Beautiful Place to get Married!

    Venue 650 was the absolute best place I’ve ever seen and I wouldn’t change it for the world that we hosted our wedding there! The amount of room the decor definitely has the rustic and modern vibe. Lyttie and the whole team were always quick to answer any questions and always super friendly. The moment I saw this venue I literally compared every other venue to it and that’s when I knew that this had to be the Place. Thank you all for letting me spend the most important day of my life at your wonderful venue!!

    Venue 650's reply:

    I could not write a better review if I wrote it myself, but even more important than 5 stars is the wonderful experience on this most important day in your life. We wish you the best and a future filled with health and happiness:)
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    Christyann S. Married on 07/16/2022
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    A very wonderful experience. I give this venue a 5 ⭐️

    What a Wonderful experience we had with Venue 650. I will definitely recommend this Venue to friends and families.

    Venue 650's reply:

    Thank you so very much Christyann and thank you for trusting your event to Venue 650, we wish you the best!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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The Wild Hare Flowers & Events The Wild Hare Flowers & Events Wedding Florists

We love working with Venue 650! The newest venue in Winter Haven is absolutely the best!

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650 6th St. SW Winter Haven, FL, 33880
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