Orlando, known as “Theme Park Capital of the World,” is a venue haven for large events. And yes, in case you’re wondering, you’ll find your fair share of amusements parks in our collection of 20 Orlando event spaces — as well as a 1925 colonial estate, a Harley-Davidson Factory, and a sugar brimmed venue, among others.
But you’ll also find an array of outdoor venues, so you can take advantage of the warm weather of “The City Beautiful,” Orlando’s other nickname. And since any good event strategy starts with the perfect venue for you and your event, we’ve also included a fair share of non-traditional venues for those who want to make a big impression. Here are 20 Orlando event venues your attendees will love:
Source: Icon Orlando
Capacity: 12 – 2,500
Take your pick of event spaces within this 18-acre complex that includes Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology, as well as the tallest observation wheel in the United States East Coast. While you’re there, throw a quarter into the Fountain of Hope to contribute to Give Kids The World Village, which provides cost-free vacations to Central Florida families who have children with life-threatening illnesses.
Source: The Hangar Orlando
Location: Colonialtown South
Think of this all-white airport hangar as your personal canvas, ready to take on any theme. One wall of the open industrial space is entirely retractable, so you can even turn your event into an al fresco affair. Both model and display planes are available as decor.
3. The Rooftop
Source: The Rooftop
Pick a view from this 10,000-square-foot event space with its 360-degree vantage point of Orlando. While any spot from the four-sided, open-air balcony will be an impressive sight, head to the small west balcony for an impressive Orlando sunset view.
Source: Universal Orlando Resort
Location: Universal Studios
Capacity: 600 – 6,000
You have a wide range of venues choices at CityWalk—from The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, with chocolates galore in a 19th-century steampunk space, to the Hot Dog Hall of Fame, which features iconic hot dog creations and real stadium seats from major league ballparks. For a more diverse event, opt for the Universal CityWalk Block Party, which combines three or more venues for your event. Plus, attendees will love the added convenience of the many accessible hotels nearby.
The Cheyenne Saloon may have been built in the 1980s, but you’ll think you’re in the 1880s when you walk through the door of this gold-oak-lumber structure in the style of a century-old Ohio barn. The saloon was even built without bolts or plates in the old world tradition. For your event, you’ll have your pick of three floor levels, five bars, a horseshoe-shaped dance floor, a stage, and opera box seating.
Source: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
Location: Lake Cherokee Historic District
This little oasis of historic buildings flanked by a scenic courtyard and lake is situated, miraculously, within minutes of downtown. The historic touches run the gamut here too, from the Victorian elegance of the Dr. Phillips House to the 1920s wicker furniture decorated verandas.
7. The Pointe
Source: The Pointe
Location: Convention District
The Pointe is an eclectic event space that brings attendees together in manicured outdoor setting, surrounded by shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Events can be small, with many of the restaurants offering semi-private and private spaces. Or, go big with a block party style event by combining multiple Pointe venues.
You don’t have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to enjoy the Orlando Harley-Davidson History Factory’s industrial setting with motorcycles aplenty. The front of the structure is a reproduction of the original 1906 Harley Factory in Milwaukee. The 35,000-square-foot building sits on seven acres and can accommodate up to 2,000 guests with the outdoor terrace add-on.
Source: SNAP! Orlando
Location: Mills 50 District
Once known as the Cameo Theater, SNAP! has been transformed into a sleek indoor-outdoor warehouse-style gallery venue. Featuring photography and new media, this 5,000-square-foot space includes an outdoor patio and high-profile art exhibitions. Big bonus: the 60-spot parking lot.
10. The Acre
Source: The Acre Orlando
Location: College Park
This off-the-road locale is a great venue for those wanting to offer an alternative Orlando experience, with the added convenience of being in close proximity to Universal Studios and Daytona Beaches. The property is characterized by its Barn, Chapel House, Mirror Patio, Camphor tree, and relaxing fire pit. The Acre is perfect for space for intimate and spacious events alike—they even offer catering, musicians, and officiants.
Source: Disney Meetings
Location: Lake Buena Vista
Capacity: 10 – 10,000
Who wouldn’t want to attend an event at “The Most Magical Place On Earth”? Event planners get their own dose of magic with Disney creative consultants who bring a sensory-based learning approach to events. Not to mention, their skills as award-winning show producers, writers, and set designers are sure to bring your event to the next level.
Source: Orange County Convention Center
Location: Convention District
This three-building structure, spanning 7 million square feet, is the second-largest convention center in the United States. To give you a sense of scale, just one of the exhibition halls would fit 200 NBA-size basketball courts. Parking is an unlikely problem here with 6,227 parking spaces available.
Source: Sugar Factory Orlando
Delight attendees at this brasserie, offering upscale dining classics and inventive sugary treats. Here, event-goers can order 60-ounce cocktails complete with lollipops and gummies that are served in smoking goblets. If you think that won’t entice attendees, there’s always the 16-scoop King Kong Sundae. Those with less of a sweet tooth can opt for celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops.
Source: One80 Skytop Lounge
Location: Parramore in Downtown
At the top of the Amway Center, home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, sits this sleek rooftop lounge. With impressive views of the city, guests can relax in the snazzily lit lounge area or take a break on the terrace as the city lights up the night.
Source: Chapman Leonard Studios
Location: South Orlando
Choose between three state-of-the-art sound stages — large, medium, and small — for your event. Any of these provide a great clean slate for your event and come equipped with climate control, green rooms, and even dressing areas, should you need them.
16. Fun Spot
Source: Fun Spot
No chance an event at Fun Spot could be mistaken for a staid corporate affair. Attendees can enjoy unlimited rides on all go-karts, roller coasters, and rides. For a real thrill, consider the Orlando Gatorland add-on to see thousands of alligators and crocodiles—among them four rare white alligators.
Photo source: Waldorf-Astoria Orlando
Location: Walt Disney World Resort
This swanky spot has built-in practicality with 42,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 7,945-square-foot ballroom and 14,000 square feet of gardens. The property has won a host of awards, including the Orlando Business Journal’s Best Meeting Spot for Small Gatherings and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in the United States.
Location: Church Street District
If you want small plates with a side of traditional Spanish Flamenco dancing, then Ceviche is the place for you. The ambiance is eclectic, with cathedral ceilings, antique stained glass windows, and a New Orleans-style balcony facing the city. This venue prides itself in being a particularly lively setting for events.
Source: The Orlando Museum of Art
Location: Loch Haven Park
Beyond the gallery spaces that you would expect at a museum, this 1924 structure also offers an auditorium and meeting rooms. To set an especially impressive scene, opt for the light-filled Council of 101 Grand Gallery Hall. With its marble floors, art-adorned walls, and Dale Chihuly glass sculpture under a domed skylight, this venue is sure to make a lasting impression.
Location: Edgewood / Lake Jessamine
The last venue on our Orlando list is a magical 1925 vintage estate. The Estate House at Cypress Grove is a colonial home amongst 80 acres of land on the shore of Lake Jessamine, featuring cypress trees and the best of Florida’s Southern charm. From weddings and private parties to corporate events and social events, this venue is a great choice for organizers looking for a space with classic allure.
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