When I decided to start my venue spotlight series, I just knew that Cypress Grove was the perfect place to start. The first time I attended a wedding at this venue, I fell in love. Cypress Grove Estate House is the perfect blend between vintage Southern charm and classic Central Florida landscape. From Orlando's only lake-side gazebo ceremony area to the twinkle-light covered courtyard reception area, Cypress Grove Estate House is the perfect wedding venue for those seeking a romantic outdoor affair.
Q&A With Cypress Grove
1. What is included in the rental fee?
The rental fee for Cypress Grove Estate House includes more than you might think. Included is the ceremony and reception locations, the bridal suite, ceremony coordination services, on-site parking for guests, the dance floor, all the tables and chairs for both ceremony and reception, floor-length table linens and napkins (choose from a ton of colors, not just the standard black and white!), cake cutting service, and a beverage station.
2. Are outside caterers allowed?
No, but the on-site caterer is happy to work with each couple on a customized menu to fit their needs. The chefs with Big City Catering have been formally trained in several different culinary styles from around the world.
3. Is there a preferred vendor list? If so, is there a charge to go outside of the list?
Yes, there is a preferred vendor list, but there is no charge to use someone not on the list. Cypress Grove Estate house simply requires that all outside vendors send over their licensing and insurance information as soon as possible in the planning process.
4. What is plan B in case of inclement weather?
The staff at Cypress Grove Estate House will be keeping a vigilant eye on the weather forecast leading up to your big day. If rain might be coming, they will give you a call and ask if you would like to put a deposit on a tent. If you have fewer than 75 guests, the wedding may be moved inside the house itself.
5. How many weddings does Cypress Grove Estate House host in a day?
Cypress Grove Estate House caters to all types of weddings, from a lavish 200 guest affair to a simple elopement. While only one full-service wedding will take place a day, there may be one or more elopements earlier in the morning.
The above photos show off the lake-side gazebo ceremony location. Can't you just imagine walking down that aisle toward your sweetie? It's so gorgeous!
After the ceremony, you and your new husband will sneak away for some photos with just the two of you. Check out these awesome spots I found for pictures.
While you are off taking pictures, your guests will be enjoying cocktail hour.
Then it's off to the reception!
It's absolutely magical at night when all the twinkle-lights above the dance floor are lit.
To book your Cypress Grove Estate House wedding, click here!