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Stetson Mansion Estate

Deland , FL
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1031 Camphor Lane
Deland, FL 32720 US (map)

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386-873-0167
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ABOUT US

For one incredible day you will feel like you own the most luxurious mansion ever built in Florida before 1900. There is no better setting for a bride's wedding pictures than to be... Read more
For one incredible day you will feel like you own the most luxurious mansion ever built in Florida before 1900. There is no better setting for a bride's wedding pictures than to be surrounded by stunning architectural elements of the "Gilded Age." After millions of dollars were spent restoring 10,000 panes of antique window glass, intricate wood carvings, and 16 different intricate parquet wood floor patterns, the mansion also underwent a full scale modernization hidden by every beautiful original architectural detail.The stylish decor (this is not grandmas house) blends the ages.Can you imagine a better setting for outstanding bridal party photos anywhere else in Florida? Photos are never permitted on our regular historic tours. Only a few bridal parties a year are offered this opportunity.

This entire private 3 acre estate is your's exclusively on your wedding day. On the way to your ceremony you will walk down the spectacular grand staircase traversed by the King and Queen of England, President Cleveland, Henry Flagler and Thomas Edison on their visits to the mansion. Edison was a friend of Stetson who installed the electric, another historic first for central Florida.

A party at the famed hat makers towering 3 story 1886 mansion was the most sought after invitation in Central Florida for 20 winters until Mr.Stetson's death in 1906 when the mansion was shuttered.. Today, once again the mansion is an exclusive cutting edge destination. You and your guests will have glamorous memories where few have even entered in over 100 years.

This National Historic Place is Florida's most historic home and has been completely restored and updated to today's standards and taste, especially to enable the most joyous wedding memories and photographs in such a rich setting.

.An experience at the mansion is so special that Tripadvisor named a visit to this elaborate and rare architectural gem "Top 10 Things To Do In Florida. We specialize in "last minute weddings"



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Prices are right on our website!

Stetson Mansion

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
6
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Allison
Wedding:
5/15/2016
5.0/5.0
I didn’t just get married on May 15, 2016; I experienced true rapture for the first time in my life.

That “vision” a girl has of her wedding day was not only realized, but it took on a new set of wings. The reason I am still floating – writing this weeks later – is because of - the Stetson Mansion.

The Mansion was our castle that evening. My bridesmaids and I settled into our very own bridal suite upstairs, allowing us prime real estate to peek at the guests arriving below. Our amenities included full-length mirrors and make-up lighting, lighting that – ah hem – was originally wired by Thomas Edison himself!

We never had to worry about the guys seeing us, as their prep room was in the School House, located right there on property. The ol’ School House is now reminiscent of a honest-to-goodness villa.

If you know the Stetson Mansion, you know what JT and Michael pull off every year with the Christmas transformation, one that remains unmatched. So on our wedding day, they were able to conduct a “symphony” – as it felt – pulling off a flow that I was unable to envision prior.

The Mansion also thought of putting a dance floor on the putt-putt green out front! Lined with cushy chairs and a gazebo for the band, guests had comfy viewing for all of the big dances. For those who wanted more “quiet time,” tables were dressed throughout the grounds and on the pool deck. We were at one venue, but it felt like 3 “themed” areas. It was… awesome.

Ladies, I wanted a non-pretentious, but uniquely elegant outdoor wedding. The Stetson Mansion allowed me to star in a fairy tale – a feeling I’d never realized before. In these past few weeks, the comment I’ve gotten the most from our guests is that it was the one wedding that – thankfully – had them them in mind. We chose to avoid the stiffness of some wedding traditions, and I feel this allowed our loved ones to kick their feet up, eat, drink, and dance in what I hope was - a glorified happy hour;)
I didn’t just get married on May 15, 2016; I experienced true rapture for the first time in my life.

That “vision Read more...
I didn’t just get married on May 15, 2016; I experienced true rapture for the first time in my life.

That “vision” a girl has of her wedding day was not only realized, but it took on a new set of wings. The reason I am still floating – writing this weeks later – is because of - the Stetson Mansion.

The Mansion was our castle that evening. My bridesmaids and I settled into our very own bridal suite upstairs, allowing us prime real estate to peek at the guests arriving below. Our amenities included full-length mirrors and make-up lighting, lighting that – ah hem – was originally wired by Thomas Edison himself!

We never had to worry about the guys seeing us, as their prep room was in the School House, located right there on property. The ol’ School House is now reminiscent of a honest-to-goodness villa.

If you know the Stetson Mansion, you know what JT and Michael pull off every year with the Christmas transformation, one that remains unmatched. So on our wedding day, they were able to conduct a “symphony” – as it felt – pulling off a flow that I was unable to envision prior.

The Mansion also thought of putting a dance floor on the putt-putt green out front! Lined with cushy chairs and a gazebo for the band, guests had comfy viewing for all of the big dances. For those who wanted more “quiet time,” tables were dressed throughout the grounds and on the pool deck. We were at one venue, but it felt like 3 “themed” areas. It was… awesome.

Ladies, I wanted a non-pretentious, but uniquely elegant outdoor wedding. The Stetson Mansion allowed me to star in a fairy tale – a feeling I’d never realized before. In these past few weeks, the comment I’ve gotten the most from our guests is that it was the one wedding that – thankfully – had them them in mind. We chose to avoid the stiffness of some wedding traditions, and I feel this allowed our loved ones to kick their feet up, eat, drink, and dance in what I hope was - a glorified happy hour;) Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Michael and J.T. are amazing to work with. They made my husband and I feel as though we were the only people in the world. Everything about our day was perfect and it all started with this gorgeous venue. Very classically beautiful with the fountain, carriage house, and stetson mansion in the background. We are very lucky to have had our wedding there.
Michael and J.T. are amazing to work with. They made my husband and I feel as though we were the only people in the world. Read more...
Michael and J.T. are amazing to work with. They made my husband and I feel as though we were the only people in the world. Everything about our day was perfect and it all started with this gorgeous venue. Very classically beautiful with the fountain, carriage house, and stetson mansion in the background. We are very lucky to have had our wedding there. Read less
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Alaina
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
There are no words to truly describe how my husband and I feel about this magical place as we truly had a dream wedding! The stunning architecture and unique history are a perfect combination for a romantic and intimate affair. But above and beyond the home itself are the fabulous owners and planners. These folks made us feel like family and accommodated our every need (even when this crazy bride needed some guidance due to weather changes!). We wish we could get married here again!!!
There are no words to truly describe how my husband and I feel about this magical place as we truly had a dream wedding! Read more...
There are no words to truly describe how my husband and I feel about this magical place as we truly had a dream wedding! The stunning architecture and unique history are a perfect combination for a romantic and intimate affair. But above and beyond the home itself are the fabulous owners and planners. These folks made us feel like family and accommodated our every need (even when this crazy bride needed some guidance due to weather changes!). We wish we could get married here again!!! Read less
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Tommy
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Our dream wedding on September 12th, of last year was a most joyous occasion. Given the setting of the historic mansion and the involvement and participation of the owners (J.T. and Michael), the experience of my wife and I was 100% satisfaction. The staff of the mansion and all the vendors involved were professional to the extreme. We were made to feel very special, and the attention we were given let us know our concerns and needs were top priority.
Our dream wedding on September 12th, of last year was a most joyous occasion. Given the setting of the historic mansion Read more...
Our dream wedding on September 12th, of last year was a most joyous occasion. Given the setting of the historic mansion and the involvement and participation of the owners (J.T. and Michael), the experience of my wife and I was 100% satisfaction. The staff of the mansion and all the vendors involved were professional to the extreme. We were made to feel very special, and the attention we were given let us know our concerns and needs were top priority. Read less
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John and Amber
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Upon visiting the Stetson Mansion you will immediately realize this is not just an historic house and not an average wedding venue. The love and effort JT and Michael have put into the restoration and presentation of their home transferred fully to our wedding. They took the time to understand our vision and strove to help us make the best use of their beautiful grounds. They have respected and held on to the great features and craftsmanship original to the home, and have updated it with modern amenities and comforts that match the quality of John B. Stetson's vision. The grounds are versatile enough to allow different sized weddings in different areas. We had about 50 people and they allowed us to skip a tent and set up on the brick area between the mansion, the carriage house, and the school house, creating an intimate courtyard setting, open to the stars on a perfect October evening. They will take care of you from the minute you arrive until the end of the wedding. Amber had a bustle malfunction and JT was able to perform a last minute improvised repair. We can not recommend the Stetson Mansion highly enough. Our guests raved about the venue and there is not a thing we would change.
Upon visiting the Stetson Mansion you will immediately realize this is not just an historic house and not an average Read more...
Upon visiting the Stetson Mansion you will immediately realize this is not just an historic house and not an average wedding venue. The love and effort JT and Michael have put into the restoration and presentation of their home transferred fully to our wedding. They took the time to understand our vision and strove to help us make the best use of their beautiful grounds. They have respected and held on to the great features and craftsmanship original to the home, and have updated it with modern amenities and comforts that match the quality of John B. Stetson's vision. The grounds are versatile enough to allow different sized weddings in different areas. We had about 50 people and they allowed us to skip a tent and set up on the brick area between the mansion, the carriage house, and the school house, creating an intimate courtyard setting, open to the stars on a perfect October evening. They will take care of you from the minute you arrive until the end of the wedding. Amber had a bustle malfunction and JT was able to perform a last minute improvised repair. We can not recommend the Stetson Mansion highly enough. Our guests raved about the venue and there is not a thing we would change. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We were married at Stetson Mansion, and the whole experience was amazing! The mansion itself is SO beautiful - lovingly restored and meticulously maintained. The feeling is that you've stepped back in time, and everything is as it was back when the mansion was new. Luxurious, yes, but so warm and inviting. JT helped us to coordinate all of the little details and made sure the day was just perfect. I couldnt have been happier! JT and Michael are wonderful hosts, and I'm so glad they have opened their home for weddings. I will have to think of a reason to have another event there. Maybe we should renew our vows? :-)
We were married at Stetson Mansion, and the whole experience was amazing! The mansion itself is SO beautiful - lovingly Read more...
We were married at Stetson Mansion, and the whole experience was amazing! The mansion itself is SO beautiful - lovingly restored and meticulously maintained. The feeling is that you've stepped back in time, and everything is as it was back when the mansion was new. Luxurious, yes, but so warm and inviting. JT helped us to coordinate all of the little details and made sure the day was just perfect. I couldnt have been happier! JT and Michael are wonderful hosts, and I'm so glad they have opened their home for weddings. I will have to think of a reason to have another event there. Maybe we should renew our vows? :-) Read less
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jaclynrichards
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
One word: AMAZING!!! I'm sure I won't do the Stetson Mansion (or its owners) justice, but I'll try. Every girl's wedding day should be a fairy tale and mine was, for so many reasons. Not only did I marry my best friend in front of all of my family and friends, but I did it in what has to be one of the most beautiful settings anyone could ever get married in. The Mansion is absolutely breathtaking, from the restoration of the main house to the carefully tended grounds, but what made our experience so GREAT were the owners, JT Thompson and Michael Solari. These guys deserve so much credit for helping me have the wedding of my dreams. They were there for me anytime I had a question and they really put me at ease anytime I got nervous (which was often:) They were absolutely phenomenal - completely professional but also so much fun...in fact, they joined in the celebration once everything was under control!! My husband and I are so grateful to them and we're already planning on having our first anniversary party there!!!
One word: AMAZING!!! I'm sure I won't do the Stetson Mansion (or its owners) justice, but I'll try. Every girl's wedding Read more...
One word: AMAZING!!! I'm sure I won't do the Stetson Mansion (or its owners) justice, but I'll try. Every girl's wedding day should be a fairy tale and mine was, for so many reasons. Not only did I marry my best friend in front of all of my family and friends, but I did it in what has to be one of the most beautiful settings anyone could ever get married in. The Mansion is absolutely breathtaking, from the restoration of the main house to the carefully tended grounds, but what made our experience so GREAT were the owners, JT Thompson and Michael Solari. These guys deserve so much credit for helping me have the wedding of my dreams. They were there for me anytime I had a question and they really put me at ease anytime I got nervous (which was often:) They were absolutely phenomenal - completely professional but also so much fun...in fact, they joined in the celebration once everything was under control!! My husband and I are so grateful to them and we're already planning on having our first anniversary party there!!! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a beautiful and romantic small town feel and that's what we got! drove all the way from Miami to have our wedding at this amazing place! The owners were flexible, helpful and easy to work with. We were very happy at how amazing everything turned out.... PERFECT VENUE!
We were looking for a beautiful and romantic small town feel and that's what we got! drove all the way from Miami to have Read more...
We were looking for a beautiful and romantic small town feel and that's what we got! drove all the way from Miami to have our wedding at this amazing place! The owners were flexible, helpful and easy to work with. We were very happy at how amazing everything turned out.... PERFECT VENUE! Read less
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