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5 Must-See Event Venues in Lake County, FL

From the rolling hills of Minneola and the breath-taking chain of Lakes in Clermont, to the quaint city of Mount Dora, you are sure to find the perfect venue for your special event in Lake County.

Places like Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and Orlando may get all the attention, but if you look close enough you'll find the hidden gems in beautiful Lake County. Whether you're planning a wedding, surprise birthday celebration, Sweet 16, baby shower, anniversary party, or bridal shower, there's something here for everyone. Check out our round-up of our five must-see event venues in Lake County, Florida. Let us know if there are any we should check out!


1| Bridlewood Ranch

If you're looking for rustic elegance, you have to check out Bridlewood Ranch in Clermont, Florida just outside of downtown Orlando. The property features a main barn fully equipped with a bar area, market lights and mason jar chandeliers, and an enchanting, winding path with overhead lanterns leading to a lake view ceremony site and cocktail area. Bridlewood Ranch also features a dock with a fireplace and a fire pit surrounded by stump seating for your guests. Committed to their community and to local small businesses, the owners encourage The Bridlewood Ranch brides to consider using locally grown flowers in their bouquets and often ask if extra food from events may be donated to the local heroes at fire and police stations or families in need. KEY FEATURES

  • Blueberry Vineyard onsite with over 2,500 blueberry bushes (Blueberry margaritas, anyone?)

  • Scenic lakefront farmhouse

  • Outdoor Fire Pit

  • Bridal Suite

  • Groom Saloon

  • Hosts up to 200 guests

  • A/C options available

2| Sydonie Mansion

Built in the Mediterranean Revival and Asian styles, the Sydonie Mansion in Mount Dora was designed after Alhambra Castle in Spain. The mansion features 11 bathrooms, 13 bedrooms, and 13 fireplaces with beautiful handcrafted wooden moldings. The front lawn has plenty of open space for a reception, offering spectacular views of Lake Minore. The inner courtyard features lush, natural foliage--perfect for a cocktail hour. The property features a front lawn facing the lake, a magical boathouse near the lake, a large wrap-around covered front porch, covered arcade walkways, and a courtyard, totaling a magical 5-acre backdrop for your special event.


  • Hosts up to 150 guests

  • Indoor & Outdoor facilities

  • Dining room seats up to 60 guests

  • Get-ready rooms available

  • Catering kitchen onsite

  • Book up to 10 hours of rental time, as well as a rehearsal + two-hour photography session


Tavares Pavilion on the Lake is definitely a one-of-a-kind venue located in Wooton Park in downtown Tavares, Florida. This tropical-inspired waterfront oasis features floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of Lake Dora. A winding, hand-crafted staircase provides a picture-perfect backdrop to any event. An 8,000 square foot two-story event center, Tavares Pavilion on the Lake is perfect for corporate meetings, special events, and weddings. It provides plenty of indoor and outdoor space, including two ballrooms, two meeting rooms, and a 150-foot brick-paved pier lined with gas lamps. Rentals can be arranged by room or as a full building rental.


  • Automatic tinting windows

  • Bridal suite

  • Event rentals

  • Wireless internet

  • Packages available to incorporate seaplane transportation

  • Small hotel located adjacent to the property


A local Clermont fav and perfect for intimate gatherings, The Citrus Tower was built in 1956 on one of the highest hills in Florida, standing at 226 feet tall--a monumental tribute to Central Florida's famed citrus industry and lush subtropical groves. Take a smooth elevator ride up 22 stories to the glass-enclosed observation deck where you can enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills of Florida's ridge section and hundreds of spring-fed lakes in the surrounding 8-county area. It's truly a sight to see!


  • 25 guests maximum

  • Breathtaking views

  • Attached bar tops

  • Color-changing lights

  • Packages offered through Seas Your Day Events


Take a trip to the Italian countryside right here in Florida. Yes! You read that right. The Club at Bella Collina is a beautiful venue located in Montverde, Florida that boasts the romantic ambiance found in the Tuscan region of Italy. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Orlando, The Club at Bella Collina is nestled on 1,900 acres of undulating landscape and glistening lakes, making it the perfect location for a romantic wedding, vow renewal, or anniversary celebration. Intimate and spacious indoor and outdoor locations offer breathtaking panoramic views ideal for lavish ceremonies and receptions. The property boasts a reflection pool, formal ballroom, ballroom veranda, and wine cellar.


  • Accommodates up to 250 wedding guests

  • Reflection pool

  • Wine Cellar

  • Spa on-site

  • Stay & Play packages are available

  • Home to one of Orlando's best golf courses

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