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 by John B. Stetson, the famed hatmaker, this National Historic Place is an architectural masterpiece. Florida's First Luxury Estate's has been enhanced with a multi-million dollar restoration and complete update to today's standards and style. The only grand "Gilded Age" mansion ever built in Florida, filled with every original opulent detail, means this private estate offers photo opportunities unsurpassed anywhere in Central Florida.
Famed hatmaker John B.Stetson built Florida's most modern and elegant mansion in 1886 with the finest materials and craftsmen available. This National Historic Place of 4 buildings on 3 acres is an architectural masterpiece filled with rich detail like the 16 different intricate parquet floor patterns and the 10,000 panes of antique window glass. Central Florida now has a venue to celebrate intimate weddings and events at a glamorous and romantic setting in a private gated estate. Closed to the public for 130 years, Florida's most historic home is now more beautiful and relevant than ever. We welcome weddings for all and last minute weddings are a breeze. Interested couples should book one of our historic or Christmas tours to see the estate.We do not conduct wedding site tours.
The Perfect Day
"My coordinator and I planned the most perfect day which reflected my own personal style. The estate is a versatile 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
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
No other comparable venue offers our amazing all inclusive packages Our complete package defines value and you never have to spend another minute worrying about finding professional vendors or a coordinator to help you fulfill your vision.
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.
The Stetson Mansion Estate is primarily available for outdoor weddings with tenting and usually is capped at @125. Besides the eight romantic outside areas there are two inside areas that can accommodate small ceremonies, dinners or destination weddings. All events over 26 people are held outside.
You might also be interested in wedding insurance in case you do not order a tent.
SAMPLE FOR 100 GUESTS $18,195 (BY WIO)
Venue Rental, Dinner-Buffet Catering Package, Officiant, All Weather Reception Tent, Tables, Chiavari Style Chairs, All Linens, Floral Package (includes Guest Table Centerpieces, Personal Floral and Ceremony Decor), DJ Services, Photographer, Tuxedo for Groom, Limousine Service and Co-ordinator for both Rehearsal and the Day Of.
SAMPLE FOR 50 GUESTS $9,995 (BY WIO)
Venue Rental, Reception Tent, Tables, White Folding Chairs, all Linens, Buffet Catering Package and Coordinator for both Rehearsal and the Day Of.
The above packages are offered by WIO and catered by John Michael's Events. Bar setups, bartender(s), equipment, mixers and alcohol are not included but may be added for a reasonable fee. You may wish to supply your own alcohol for a large savings (all alcohol must be served by a licensed and insured bartender).
Wedding Venue Rates
Outdoor Ceremony and Reception 1-100
The Stetson Mansion Estate grounds and gardens
Dressing cottage for the bride
Bridal Party access to mansion for photography
Night time lighting of the Mansion and the Meditation Garden
Three beautiful indoor rest rooms
10 hour rental ~ 4.5 hours event time
3.5 hour set-up time
2 hour break-down
All equipment is rented from SES. Chair rentals: Resin $4 or Chiavari $6 per chair with pad, 3 colors are available. Tables with poly linen and napkins $25 per table. Bar $75. Led Property Floods $40 each. Tenting for up to 100 people $2400. Additional rental fee if a larger tent is required.
Complete seated lunch buffet from $21. Dinner $31 - $66+ per person depending on caterer. Plated prices have additional fees.
Liquor ~ You can provide your own to give you a huge savings on your celebration or you can inquire rates from our caterers. Fee for bartender and set ups if serving any liquor.
Add 6.5% tax for rental, equipment and catering. Caterers usually add $18-20% gratuity. Non preferred caterers are permitted if approved by the Stetson Mansion. There is a $500 fee added when a non preferred caterer uses our facility.
Prices as of March 9, 2018. Subject to change without notice. If you would like to go just to our pricing please click Wedding Pricing.