With so much gorgeous land to spare, Orlando wedding venues can be pretty large, which isn’t great if you’re planning a more intimate wedding celebration. These small wedding venues Orlando couples love are big on style, but offer more petite spaces. Smaller ceremonies and receptions not only slash your guest list, but also your budget, since many services you’ll use for your wedding will charge per guest. Plus, you have the opportunity to experiment with reception trends, like intimate seating. (Although you certainly aren’t limited to just one seating style with these small venues in Orlando.)
Check out six small wedding venues Orlando couples love to find your perfect intimate space!
Conveniently located between Orlando and Daytona Beach, Byte Beach has been a dining staple in the DeLand community for more than 25 years. As a wedding venue, Byte Beach is ideal for bite-sized ceremonies and seated receptions of up to 45 guests and cocktail-style receptions of up to 100 guests. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor space, including a modern, covered outdoor lounge. Catering here is also top-notch with a focus on seasonal dishes, modern tapas, and creative hors d’oeuvres.
The Royal Crest Room
Though this gorgeous garden in St. Cloud is set on thousands of square feet of land, The Royal Crest Room is still one of the small wedding venues Orlando couples rate highly because of the stunning outdoor ceremony space that works well for intimate ceremonies. The outdoor Wedding Pergola is decked with natural stonework, overhead arches, and white pillars; it looks just as great with 50 chairs as with 100. Indoors, there’s the 4,000-square-foot Royal Crest Room, which accommodates up to 220 wedding guests, but this venue includes plenty of additional, smaller rooms couples can explore to find the best fit for an intimate ceremony. No matter the size of your party, weddings here include a diverse range of catering options along with a champagne toast for the adults.
The Venue 142
One of the newer small wedding venues Orlando couples are choosing, The Venue 142 opened in downtown DeLand in the summer of 2018. Striking just the right design tone with hints of industrial chic and hints of bohemian elegance, this converted and restored space is perfect for couples with lots of ideas to come in and completely personalize a space. With both indoor and outdoor space options, couples can host up to 190 guests in this sparse space, but much smaller parties won’t be met with lots of empty space, either. Included rectangle tables and Chiavari chairs, plus exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows make The Venue 142 just right for stylish wedding photos.
Venture due east of Orlando to Titusville, just off the Indian River, to find the sups-charming Birdsong Barn. A restored pole barn to make all of your rustic or farmhouse chic goals come true, this small wedding venue accommodates up to 185 guests in the outdoor space. Couples may choose between covered and uncovered as well.
Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall
Don’t let the striking turn-of-the-century architecture fool you: Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall is one of the most popular small wedding venues Orlando couples go gaga over. One of the oldest surviving school buildings in Central Florida, this Sanford venue was originally used as a grammar school. Artfully restored to show off the abundance of natural light, gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, photo-worthy chandeliers, and a modern, neutral color palette, couples with all kinds of wedding styles flock to this romantic Orlando venue. The venue is divided into many smaller event spaces including an outdoor ceremony area, a social hall with a custom wood bar, a 3,000-square-foot auditorium cum reception ballroom and a historic classroom that is suitable for smaller gatherings. Suites for couples to get ready have also been retrofitted into the space. Up to 220 wedding guests can be accommodated, but smaller parties are welcome.
A quaint country home surrounded by colorful blooms and healthy foliage, Celebration Gardens is one of the most unique small venues in Orlando. Nature lovers will adore the unfussy, natural garden where ceremonies take place in front of a classic gazebo. Head to the pavillion for a covered reception that can host up to 200 guests, but looks great with half or a fraction of that number. Hanging potted plants, cobblestone ground, and swaying palm trees complete the atmosphere in the pavillion.