July 19, 2018



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What You Need To Know About Hosting a Downtown Orlando Wedding

Downtown Orlando is home to so many unique wedding venues. This is everything you need to know about hosting a Downtown Orlando Wedding!

Click here to see a list of Downtown Orlando Wedding Venues!

Things heat up in the heart of the “City Beautiful!” We’re talking about Downtown Orlando, of course. We love that you can get the concrete-jungle vibes, while only being a short drive away from Florida’s natural splendor. Here are a few things to note when you decide to be a [downtown girl] and say “I do” in the city!


Top Tips to Keep in Mind When Planning a Downtown Wedding

Orlando Parking

We have a theory that the buildings came first and the roads came second. One-way streets and parking garages can be headache-inducing, so consider hiring a driving service to escort you and your guests, to-and-fro. One major benefit of this, is a higher chance of on-time arrivals! Plus, it’s an easy way for guests to find your venue- rather than navigating through downtown and possibly getting lost.

City Wedding Venues

There are so many cool spots to get hitched at! Some are in high-rises, and some are in old, but renovated, buildings. A thing to note about each location is: logistics. Whether it be an elevator, or street entrance, these factors could affect your: decor, guests’ arrivals, and more. Some event furniture rentals may not fit in the elevator that takes you up to your venue, and some street entrances can be on a busy road- causing a bit of a traffic jam. Talk with your wedding planner (wink, wink) and your venue representative to hash out a plan!

Click here to discover a Downtown wedding at The Balcony Orlando!

Downtown Road Closures

Road closures happen more often than you think! From experience, we’ve seen how road closures and soccer games (Vamos Orlando!) can make for an interesting, but fun, wedding day.

Keep a watchful eye on downtown Orlando’s event calendar, as well as, Orlando City Soccer’s game schedule to have a better idea of what is also happening in the City Beautiful on the day of your wedding. 

Add a Map To Your Wedding Invitations!

When it comes to weddings, little details go a long way! Consider working with a local calligrapher, and having them draw out a map of downtown Orlando that clearly shows where your venue is located with a list of parking garages nearby. Be sure to include with your invitations. This will help your guests plan ahead if they should drive or Uber.




Vendors: Gian Carlo Photography, Orange County Regional History Center, Flowers by Lesley, St. James Cathedral




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