Celebration Gardens was honored to recently host the Watermark – 2018 WAVE Awards for Central Florida.

The WAVE Awards are the Watermark Awards for Variety and Excellence, recognizing the best in Central Florida’s LGBTQ community in the areas of activism, service, entertainment and more.

Readers nominate organizations, services and businesses in more than 50 categories ranging from Favorite Politician / Activist and Favorite Charitable Event to Favorite New LGBTQ Business and Most Effective Local LGBTQ Organization.

Watermark Wave is the go to list in the Central Florida LGBTQ community for everything from the best place for a date night to where to pamper your pet or find a late night dinner

Submissions are narrowed down to the top three vote getters in each category for the final online vote by readers.

Winners were invited to join us at Celebration Gardens for an evening of fun, networking and entertainment and to receive their awards.


The grounds looked beautiful with brightly colored up lighting on the trees surrounding the property. A beautiful and impactful touch to highlight any wedding or event.

We were thrilled to see two of Celebration Gardens Preferred Vendors receive awards:

• Lee Forrest Design received an award in the Best Local Florist category.

• Michael Thomas and the amazing team at John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering received an award in the Favorite Local LGBTQ (Friendly) Chef or Caterer

Congratulations to both of them and their amazing teams; we are proud to have you on our Celebration Gardens team of Preferred Vendors!

After the awards presentations and some photos of the recipients, the crowd was treated to some fun local entertainment.


It was a beautiful evening honoring organizations and businesses who are truly making a difference in our Orlando community.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

To book Celebration Gardens for your next networking events, awards celebration of business mixer contact our team at 407-896-0314 for more information.

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Contact our Celebration Gardens team to discuss your spectacular Orlando garden wedding, to secure your wedding date and to find out more about our fantastic Celebration Gardens Preferred Vendors.
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