Private Gated Estate
Brides step down the grand staircase once graced by the Queen of England, Countess of Portugal and First Lady of the United States. Built as Florida's most modern and elegant mansion in 1886, this National Historic Place is an architectural masterpiece filled with every original opulent detail which means photo opportunities are unsurpassed.We welcome last minute and destination weddings.
Closed to the public for 100 years, Florida's most historic home has been fully restored and updated to today's standards and taste. It is now more relevant than when it was built. Still a private family run sanctuary from all the hustle of commercial wedding mills, there is no other Central Florida venue that will allow you to celebrate your wedding in a romantic, private and gated "Gilded Age" estate.
The romantic backdrop for your photos will be 16 rare and complex parquet wood floor patterns, 10,000 panes of antique leaded and stained glass windows and a seamless blend of historic and contemporary furnishings and decor. The atmosphere at this 2.3 acre private gated estate is classic but fresh. There are 13 new bathrooms and 5 new kitchen areas. You and your guests will join the exclusive list of presidents and royalty who have celebrated in this glamorous estate. The Stetson Mansion, where your "happily ever after" begins.
Booking Your Wedding
Various outdoor ceremony and reception sites with the mansion and meditation garden romantically illuminated. Indoor and outdoor photography locations for the bridal party. Dressing cottage for the bride and bridesmaids and hotel room for the groomsmen with overnight stay for the couple. Your guests will have the optional opportunity to walk through the stunning Stetson Mansion on their way to your outdoor reception so they can experience the grandeur of this National Historic Place.
Besides the eight romantic outside areas there are two beautiful inside areas that can accommodate up to 24 guests for ceremonies, dinners or destination weddings. All events over 24 people are held outside. Please be advised that the Stetson Mansion Estate is primarily available for outdoor weddings with tenting and usually capped at 125 and can go up to 150.
We can help you arrange optional tenting, tables, Chiavari chairs, linens and a delicious catered seated dinner served on china with real silverware and glassware. Various additional suggestions are offered for such things as flowers, DJ and photography and wedding coordinator.