You may not traditionally picture a winter wedding to be held at an outdoor wedding venue, but here in sunny Orlando, FL, this is the norm! Winter is a great time to host a wedding in Orlando because of the milder temperatures, lower chances of rain, and fewer tourists on vacation.
We love winter weddings at Celebration Gardens! Our botanical gardens blossom all year round, even in the winter, and they make the perfect backdrop for your wintry nuptials.
One of our Celebration Gardens couples, Heather and Eric, recently tied the knot on our Gazebo Lawn, enjoyed cocktail hour in our outdoor gardens, and held their reception in our newly renovated large outdoor pavilion! They had a neutral color palette with copper accents, which perfectly complemented our outdoor wedding venue and botanical gardens.
Want to know how they pulled it all off? Keep reading to find out how this couple used one of our all-inclusive wedding packages to have their dream wedding… and how you can too!
Celebration Gardens Wedding Package:
At our beautiful outdoor wedding venue, not only do we provide a picturesque setting for your big day, but we also source the perfect vendor team for you! Our all-inclusive wedding packages are designed to help our couples avoid the stress of wedding planning by taking it off their plates!
When you book one of our packages, you get exclusive access to our outdoor wedding venue and your entire wedding vendor team in one fell swoop! Our team at Celebration Gardens has carefully vetted the top Orlando wedding vendors and compiled their services together in one handy package for you.
While we have 5 different all-inclusive wedding packages, Heather and Eric selected our Rose Package.
Celebration Gardens’ Rose Package:
Our Rose package is the most popular for a classic wedding ceremony and reception at our outdoor wedding venue. This package includes the following components:
- Exclusive access to our entire outdoor wedding venue for 8 hours
- Tables, chairs and linens
- Ceremony & reception floral
- Live music for the ceremony
- Wedding coordinator
- 3-tier wedding cake
- Buffet dinner provided by John Michael Events
The Rose package had everything Heather and Eric needed for their winter wedding at our outdoor wedding venue. They even added on hors d’oeuvres to round out their cocktail hour! The best part is that they got to book one package, have one contract, and have one main contact for all their vendors.
With our all-inclusive packages, wedding planning has never been so easy!
A Winter Wedding Ceremony:
On Heather and Eric’s wedding day, their florist beautifully decorated the Wedding Gazebo at our outdoor wedding venue with copper and white floral sprays. Both fluffy and wispy, they made for gorgeous accent pieces to our charming white ceremony gazebo.
We also set out a wooden unplugged sign with a matching floral spray to welcome this couple’s 90 guests to the celebration.
When our beautiful bride, Heather, was all dolled up in her crisp white wedding gown, it was time to get married! She looked absolutely radiant with her hair in waves and one side swept back by a sparkly floral hairpiece. Eric looked the part as well in his classic black tux and bow tie.
As Heather came down the aisle with her copper and white bridal bouquet and her parents on either side of her, Eric’s smile was so sweet and sentimental. This was the moment they had been waiting for!
The ceremony itself was romantic and heartfelt. The couple exchanged custom vows and rings before sharing their first married kiss. When they pulled away from each other, they thew their arms in the air to celebrate.
They did it!
Cocktail Hour at our Outdoor Wedding Venue:
When the ceremony concluded, the guests adjourned to cocktail hour in our outdoor wedding venue’s botanical gardens. Adjacent to the ceremony space, everyone was able to enjoy our lush landscaping with a drink in hand from our built-in bar.
They munched on butler passed hors d’oeuvres of meatballs with marinara, pomerey mustard, and bourbon glaze, spinach dip atop a baguette with red pepper, and chili lime salmon satay. Can you say YUM?
In between bites, they got to partake in our built-in mini golf and corn hole. Lawn games like these are always a hit!
A Winter Wedding Reception:
Our Large Outdoor Pavilion is perfect for a wedding reception! The newest addition to our outdoor wedding venue, this is a permanent black covered pavilion with open air sides. If there happens to be inclement weather on the day of, don’t worry, the pavilion has tent siding that we can pull down to keep everyone warm and dry!
Thankfully, Heather and Eric’s January wedding was bright and sunny! They joyfully entered their reception with their arms in the air, ready to party! They kicked off the reception with their first dance followed by a dance with each of their parents.
Their loved ones surrounded them for these dances at beautiful reception tables covered with ivory linens, copper napkins, and copper and white floral arrangements in mason jars.
Following the formal dances, the newlyweds. took a seat at their sweetheart table. This reception focal point had a wooden “Mr & Mrs” sign with the copper and white floral sprays from the ceremony. We always encourage our couples to repurpose their ceremony décor whenever possible!
After two beautiful toasts that brought Heather to tears, it was time for dinner!
A John Michael Events’ Wedding Dinner:
- One (1) entrée from chicken, meats or fish selections
- One (1) entrée from pasta selections
- One (1) salad selection
- Two (2) side dish selections
- Rosemary garlic, honey wheat and sea salt yeast rolls with butter cups
Heather and Eric made the following selections for their wedding dinner to accompany the specialty bread rolls:
- Rosemary lemon chicken
- Roasted red pepper and parmesan risotto
- Garden salad with ranch dressing and balsamic vinaigrette
- Chili lime roasted potatoes
- Seasonal vegetable saute?
For dessert, Heather and Eric provided a small, one-tier bride’s cake, a groom’s cake, and an entire assortment of mini desserts for their guests to enjoy!
There were cupcakes of all kinds, including vanilla & strawberry, lavender lemon, red velvet, and chocolate & peanut butter. Not to mention macarons and specialty cookies!
Heather and Eric definitely had amazing taste and treated their loved ones to an exquisite meal at our outdoor wedding venue!
Sunset Views at our Outdoor Wedding Venue:
The rest of the night was spent dancing the night away under our reception pavilion!
At one point, the couple did sneak away for some sunset photos out in the gardens. Among the many perks of getting married at our outdoor wedding venue is the fact that we have a clear view of the sunset, creating an incredible backdrop for your couples’ portraits!
From our entire team here at Celebration Gardens, congratulations Heather and Eric! We absolutely loved working with you both and had a blast bringing your dream winter wedding to life. We wish you nothing but love and happiness forever!
Wedding Photo Gallery:
Venue: Celebration Gardens
Photo: Sterling Photography
Catering: John Michael Events
Florist: Atmospheres Floral
Minister: Peg Prikosovich
Live Music: Éclectique Productions
Looking for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue?
Celebration Gardens is Orlando’s premier botanical garden wedding venue, located in Winter Park, FL. Our Wedding Gazebo, lush gardens, and Large Event Pavilion provide a seamless flow from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. We also offer all-inclusive wedding packages to make wedding planning as simple and stress-free as possible!
Are you interested in having your wedding at our beautiful outdoor wedding venue? Contact us today! Our friendly team members would love to chat with you and provide you with a customized quote.