The Personal Experience
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.
Private Gated Estate
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. We welcome weddings for all and last minute weddings are our specialty.
The Perfect Day
"My coordinator and I planned the most perfect day which reflected my own personal style. The estate is a versitile backdrop for any imagined event from the elegance of the "Gilded Age" mansion, the country charm of the grand front porch and gazebo to the stunning redwood equestrian carriage house doors. Our small ceremony was perfect in the shaded meditation garden that always has a comfortable cooler temperature." AW
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. Let your "happily ever after" begin at the Stetson Mansion Estate.
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 is capped at @125.
You may wish to book a complete value package from John Michael and never spend another minute worrying about finding professional vendors or we can help you find a coordinator to help you fulfill your vision. We can offer various additional suggestions for such things as flowers, DJ and photography. You might also be interested in wedding insurance. Go here for Wedding Pricing