Ceremony Sites | Rehearsals
Two picturesque ceremony sites are available: The Lakeside Ceremony Site, located on the Event Lawn behind the Lake Mary Events Center, and the Rotunda. Both provide beautiful ceremony locations with stunning views of West Crystal Lake and the Event Lawn.
Outdoor Site: Lakeside Ceremony Site
The Lakeside Ceremony Site includes the Event Lawn and trellis areas, as well as the fountain patio, and can seat up to 240 people. The Lake Mary Events Center has up to 160 outdoor white resin chairs available for complimentary use. Please contact an outside vendor if you plan to seat more than 160 people.
Rental of the Lakeside Ceremony Site individually is available Monday - Friday; however, the Lakeside Ceremony Site is not available as a sole rental after 3 pm on Thursdays or 2 pm on Fridays. Sole rental includes two (2) hours at the lakeside ceremony area. The Lakeside Ceremony Site is included with Thursday and Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, and Full Building rentals for the full duration of your rental period.
Only the blowing of bubbles or releasing of butterflies may take place at the Lakeside Ceremony Sites. Flower petals (natural or silk), birdseed, rice (biodegradable, puffed rice, etc.) are not permitted. Flower arrangements may be used for decorative purposes only, not to be dropped or thrown. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in loss of your security deposit.
Lakeside Ceremony Sites
- Lakeside: Up to 240 people
- Larger Trellis: Up to 240 people
- Smaller Trellis: Up to 130 people
Indoor Site: The Rotunda
The glass-enclosed Rotunda provides a beautiful ceremony site inside the Lake Mary Events Center and can seat up to 160 people. The Lake Mary Events Center has up to 160 white resin chairs available for complimentary use or mahogany chiavari chairs that are available as an upgrade.
Rental of the Rotunda individually is available Monday through Friday; however, the Rotunda is not available as a sole rental after 3 pm on Thursdays or 2 pm on Fridays. Site use is included with Thursday and Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, and Full Building rentals for the full duration of your rental period.
Real or silk flower petals may be dropped or thrown in the Rotunda though must be cleaned up by a member of the rental party immediately following the ceremony, regardless of the rental period duration. Rice of any kind, birdseed, bubbles, butterflies, etc. may not be dropped, thrown, blown, or released. No unity candles are permitted inside the Lake Mary Events Center, including the Rotunda.
Rental fees include a complimentary one (1) hour rehearsal to prepare for your ceremony. Center staff does not provide coordination services. Rehearsals are primarily scheduled Monday-Thursday (excluding Holidays) between 9 am and 3:30 pm, though at times Fridays may be available. Rehearsals are booked one month prior to the event date, pending the final balance has been paid, and are based upon the building's availability.
Upgrade price for mahogany chiavari chairs: $300 plus tax and includes use of up to 300 chairs.