Quirky and Gorgeous Orlando Wedding Destinations

Orlando is known as the mecca of theme parks and thrill rides, but many seek out their dream wedding here, too.

With nearly perfect weather year-round and some of the nation’s best attractions, Orlando is a top pick for brides seeking a destination wedding. Here are some of the top spots in the city to say, “I do.”

Whisper Creek Farm

Romance and fresh dining come alive at Whisper Creek Farm at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando property. The 7,000-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden is not only used to provide items to prepare dishes at the JW Marriott’s dining establishments and to nurture the Ritz-Carlton spa treatments and food spots, but it also boasts a 6,000-square-foot event space perfect for weddings and special events. Set in the 500-acre Grande Lakes estate, the venue comes to life at night with twinkling lights setting the mood upon lush surroundings. Brides can tailor their special occasion to feature a unique, farm-to-fork experience for up to 250 seated guests. Thinking big? The spot also features enough space for a reception of up to 600 people, where guests are encouraged to pick and taste the products before enjoying their dinner. 4040 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando

East End Market

A 1,460-square-foot event space, which accommodates groups of up to 180 guests, sits atop East End Market, the food and cultural hub that opened on the edge of downtown Orlando in late 2013. Couples can work with Cuisiniers, the onsite caterer, or opt to design their menu from the market’s 20 local purveyors, who can provide everything from artisanal bread and farmstead cheeses to locally sourced seafood and freshly baked Italian pastries. Other location perks include a garden or courtyard for the ceremony as well as a demonstration kitchen, which offers the opportunity for hands-on epicurean experiences. 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando 

A gorgeous setup at East End Market

Historic Dubsdread

A favorite since 1924, one look around the venue and it’s easy to see why Historic Dubsdread wins so many awards and attracts brides near and far. Outdoor ceremonies are staged on the brick courtyard, surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees and the manicured greens of the legendary Dubsdread Golf Course. Those seeking an indoor ceremony have the option of holding it in the intimate Florida Room, which boasts stone fireplaces and twinkling votive candles. 549 W. Par St., Orlando

Leu Gardens

Whether you want to exchange vows in a rose garden or on the lawn of the Leu House, Leu Gardens can accommodate the need. For years the venue has served as a backdrop for weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. Seeking an intimate ceremony? Grab 25 of your closest friends and family and exchange vows on the Landing. Couples with a bigger guest list can create their happily-ever-after in front of the Floral Clock or in the garden. 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando

Rose Garden at Leu Gardens

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Featuring a private island with 25,000 square feet of space and beautifully landscaped gardens, the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek makes for an unforgettable and truly “Floridian” wedding. Outdoor weddings are set on the island, while those seeking a ballroom wedding fit for royalty can choose from the stunning options inside the resort. And with a state-of-the-art golf course on property as well as a spa, every wedding guest and member of the wedding party can be pampered, and play, right on site. 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando

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Winter Park Farmers Market

Rustic, DYI brides will love this spot. Malleable to every type of wedding, the Farmers Market boasts a unique architecture and historic vibe—it was once a train depot. 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park

Paradise Cove 

Located at Buena Vista Watersports, Paradise Cove offers couples a waterfront venue complete with white sandy beaches, swaying palms and cypress trees. 13245 Lake Bryan Drive, Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

So many destinations in one at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Couples can choose to exchange vows on the wedding lawn, the Pacific Beach or inside a gorgeous ballroom at this island-inspired resort. 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando

Beach Ceremony at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Castle Hotel  

Art lovers will delight in exchanging vows at the Castle Hotel. Poolside ceremonies can accommodate 80 guests and offer the bride and groom the chance to say "I do" in front of a rare fountain found in Florence, Italy. 8629 International Drive, Orlando

The Alfond Inn

A boutique hotel, The Alfond Inn is tucked into the heart of Winter Park. The venue offers brides a courtyard lawn for an outdoor ceremony, a dazzling ballroom for receptions and a fabulous, 1,600-square-foot conservatory where sunlight pours in through a 40-foot glass ceiling onto guests enjoying live tunes from the baby grand piano. 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park

The Alfond Inn