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The Orange County Regional History Center

Orlando , FL

LOCATION

65 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801 US (map)

PHONE

407-836-7035

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located in the beautifully restored 1927 Courthouse, The History Center boasts classic architecture, flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces, and 4 floors of unique and interactive... Read more
Located in the beautifully restored 1927 Courthouse, The History Center boasts classic architecture, flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces, and 4 floors of unique and interactive exhibits, all right in the heart of downtown Orlando. With the help of our professional event staff, we can make your wedding more memorable than you could ever imagine. Whether you envision a grand event, or an intimate gathering, your wedding can be anything your heart desires at the History Center! Say "I Do" in our historic courtroom or outdoor courtyard, sip on cocktails in the lively 1st floor atrium, and dance the night away in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. Or even rent out the exhibits and let your guests experience the entire museum to themselves! We can accommodate anything from an intimate ceremony with 10 of your closest family members to a grand wedding celebration with 225 of your friends.
Here at the History Center you will also find the ideal setting for all your wedding festivities including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. ***Please note that availability can be limited due to the uniqueness of our location***
Contact our Social Sales Manager, Taylor Fortney Bianco at taylor.fortney@ocfl.net or 407-836-7035 Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
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?
225
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section

REVIEWS

4.9
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Erica
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Event: Graduation party on 12.12.14

I held my upscale, over the top graduation party at OCRHC. When I met with Taylor to discuss my vision for the night, she immediately understood what it was I was going after. Taylor is sweet, prompt, and very professional. Often times I would be able to get emails responded to within a few hours. The space used was the lobby for cocktail hour and the traveling exhibit room for the party. Ashley H. handled the day of logistics for my event.

I would use OCRHC again for another event in a heartbeat. The staff was so wonderful and they were fully engaged with me regarding making sure the details was just right.
Event: Graduation party on 12.12.14

I held my upscale, over the top graduation party at OCRHC. When I met with Read more...
Event: Graduation party on 12.12.14

I held my upscale, over the top graduation party at OCRHC. When I met with Taylor to discuss my vision for the night, she immediately understood what it was I was going after. Taylor is sweet, prompt, and very professional. Often times I would be able to get emails responded to within a few hours. The space used was the lobby for cocktail hour and the traveling exhibit room for the party. Ashley H. handled the day of logistics for my event.

I would use OCRHC again for another event in a heartbeat. The staff was so wonderful and they were fully engaged with me regarding making sure the details was just right. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words for me to express how happy I am with this venue and their staff. From the first day I met with Taylor, to my wedding two weeks ago, she and her staff were nothing short of amazing! Taylor is so responsive and helpful when it came to addressing my list of questions as I went through my planning process...to my quick random questions that popped up closer to the day of my wedding. I used the courtroom as my ceremony site, and it was absolutely beautiful and totally unique! I used the traveling exhibit hall for my reception, and with all the inclusions that came with it, this venue is truly a steal. The hall was transformed into the most beautiful room and between Taylor, her staff, and my coordinator my vision came to life. I HIGHLY recommend this amazing site and the team. My husband and I could not be more happy with everything!
There are not enough words for me to express how happy I am with this venue and their staff. From the first day I met with Read more...
There are not enough words for me to express how happy I am with this venue and their staff. From the first day I met with Taylor, to my wedding two weeks ago, she and her staff were nothing short of amazing! Taylor is so responsive and helpful when it came to addressing my list of questions as I went through my planning process...to my quick random questions that popped up closer to the day of my wedding. I used the courtroom as my ceremony site, and it was absolutely beautiful and totally unique! I used the traveling exhibit hall for my reception, and with all the inclusions that came with it, this venue is truly a steal. The hall was transformed into the most beautiful room and between Taylor, her staff, and my coordinator my vision came to life. I HIGHLY recommend this amazing site and the team. My husband and I could not be more happy with everything! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
This venue is beautiful and unique for a someone looking for something a little bit different. The staff is amazing. They were so helpful. They were quick with responses, they provided ideas and suggestions, and were very flexible. We loved working with them and out wedding was flawless. We had a beautiful and memorable day!
This venue is beautiful and unique for a someone looking for something a little bit different. The staff is amazing. They Read more...
This venue is beautiful and unique for a someone looking for something a little bit different. The staff is amazing. They were so helpful. They were quick with responses, they provided ideas and suggestions, and were very flexible. We loved working with them and out wedding was flawless. We had a beautiful and memorable day! Read less
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victoria
Wedding:
3/9/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot even begin to express how happy I was with my choice to have my wedding ceremony at the history center. From the moment I got a response back from taylor, I knew it was the right pick for our day. She was AMAZING in responding to and accommodating every request I had. I was making changes until the last minute and she was so wonderful and helpful, all while getting ready for her OWN wedding!! She even served as a friend when I needed to vent about other vendors lol. The day of the ceremony, she was amazing at getting everything situated and set up for us. The venue looked so beautiful just in its own organic form. We didn't over decorate but we did use the flame less candles they provide and it looked beautiful. We didnt feel rushed or pushed Into anything .. It was truly a beautiful experience.
I cannot even begin to express how happy I was with my choice to have my wedding ceremony at the history center. From the Read more...
I cannot even begin to express how happy I was with my choice to have my wedding ceremony at the history center. From the moment I got a response back from taylor, I knew it was the right pick for our day. She was AMAZING in responding to and accommodating every request I had. I was making changes until the last minute and she was so wonderful and helpful, all while getting ready for her OWN wedding!! She even served as a friend when I needed to vent about other vendors lol. The day of the ceremony, she was amazing at getting everything situated and set up for us. The venue looked so beautiful just in its own organic form. We didn't over decorate but we did use the flame less candles they provide and it looked beautiful. We didnt feel rushed or pushed Into anything .. It was truly a beautiful experience. Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We wanted to say how wonderful Taylor & Ashley were from the very beginning. They are very professional and they made sure that we had to worry about anything on our big day.
I still remember when my partner and I were looking at venues and trying to decide were to get married. I was so frustrated because nothing felt right. We met Taylor and we hit it of. Everything was perfect from pricing to decorating and the superb assistance from start to finish. I thank you Taylor and Ashley for your patience and outstanding understanding. Our friends and family loved the ceremony and the way it was handled. Once again we thank you for everything. ?

Best Regards,
Eileen & Sha L.
We wanted to say how wonderful Taylor & Ashley were from the very beginning. They are very professional and they made sure Read more...
We wanted to say how wonderful Taylor & Ashley were from the very beginning. They are very professional and they made sure that we had to worry about anything on our big day.
I still remember when my partner and I were looking at venues and trying to decide were to get married. I was so frustrated because nothing felt right. We met Taylor and we hit it of. Everything was perfect from pricing to decorating and the superb assistance from start to finish. I thank you Taylor and Ashley for your patience and outstanding understanding. Our friends and family loved the ceremony and the way it was handled. Once again we thank you for everything. ?

Best Regards,
Eileen & Sha L. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough nice things about the Orange County Regional History Center! Our coordinator Taylor was absolutely fantastic. From our first email exchange, she was so easy to work with, happily answering all of my questions (even the silly ones). Even though ours was very small, she made me feel like she really cared about our event. The venue spaces are wonderful – the courtroom photographs beautifully and the Chapin room was perfect for our reception: larger enough for the dancing and socializing we wanted but small enough to feel intimate (and they do some beautiful things in the larger spaces as well). They offer a really unique opportunity with the exhibit halls – we had a lot of fun taking post-ceremony photos in the exhibits. You can opt to allow your guests to visit those as well. (I considered taking a 1/2 star away for flexibility here because there are certain things that are not allowed, like lit candles, but only in the ceremony space & they provide reasonable workarounds. This didn't impact us at all.) Throughout our entire experience with the History Center, we felt so taken care of. We had plenty of help with our event coordinators and we could not have been happier with everything they did to create our wedding, from helping us set out the décor to finding the perfect shade of up-lighting to making last minute updates to the floor plan, the entire staff was so helpful and accommodating. We got tons of compliments from our guests about what a surprise the venue was and how much they enjoyed the space. The other great thing about the venue is that you can create a really cool dynamic flow to the event because the courtroom is on one floor, and you have options to do the cocktail hour downstairs or with the exhibits, then they’re likely moving to a different floor for the reception….it keeps everyone moving and having fun. I would urge anyone planning any kind of event to strongly consider the History Center. They are wonderful.
I cannot say enough nice things about the Orange County Regional History Center! Our coordinator Taylor was absolutely Read more...
I cannot say enough nice things about the Orange County Regional History Center! Our coordinator Taylor was absolutely fantastic. From our first email exchange, she was so easy to work with, happily answering all of my questions (even the silly ones). Even though ours was very small, she made me feel like she really cared about our event. The venue spaces are wonderful – the courtroom photographs beautifully and the Chapin room was perfect for our reception: larger enough for the dancing and socializing we wanted but small enough to feel intimate (and they do some beautiful things in the larger spaces as well). They offer a really unique opportunity with the exhibit halls – we had a lot of fun taking post-ceremony photos in the exhibits. You can opt to allow your guests to visit those as well. (I considered taking a 1/2 star away for flexibility here because there are certain things that are not allowed, like lit candles, but only in the ceremony space & they provide reasonable workarounds. This didn't impact us at all.) Throughout our entire experience with the History Center, we felt so taken care of. We had plenty of help with our event coordinators and we could not have been happier with everything they did to create our wedding, from helping us set out the décor to finding the perfect shade of up-lighting to making last minute updates to the floor plan, the entire staff was so helpful and accommodating. We got tons of compliments from our guests about what a surprise the venue was and how much they enjoyed the space. The other great thing about the venue is that you can create a really cool dynamic flow to the event because the courtroom is on one floor, and you have options to do the cocktail hour downstairs or with the exhibits, then they’re likely moving to a different floor for the reception….it keeps everyone moving and having fun. I would urge anyone planning any kind of event to strongly consider the History Center. They are wonderful. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Nicole,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day! I'm glad that you had a great experience at the History Center. Your wedding was beautiful and I hope you enjoyed every moment of it. Best wishes to you!

-Taylor
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are interested in History, we STRONGLY recommend this venue. From our first walk-through of the venue, my husband and I chose to not look anywhere else. We never had second thoughts or anything. We even chose to have our engagement pictures taken at this venue as well. Taylor and Rachel were amazing. Rachel was there from the time I arrived on wedding day to the time we left on wedding day. The courtroom can hold up to 150 guests. We had about 115 show up, and it was the perfect amount. Words can't express how much we love this venue. I strongly recommend this to any couple planning their wedding. The reception place is also great for anniversary parties and sweet 16 parties.
If you are interested in History, we STRONGLY recommend this venue. From our first walk-through of the venue, my husband Read more...
If you are interested in History, we STRONGLY recommend this venue. From our first walk-through of the venue, my husband and I chose to not look anywhere else. We never had second thoughts or anything. We even chose to have our engagement pictures taken at this venue as well. Taylor and Rachel were amazing. Rachel was there from the time I arrived on wedding day to the time we left on wedding day. The courtroom can hold up to 150 guests. We had about 115 show up, and it was the perfect amount. Words can't express how much we love this venue. I strongly recommend this to any couple planning their wedding. The reception place is also great for anniversary parties and sweet 16 parties. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Michelle,
Thank you so much for your kind words. It means everything to us that you were happy with the venue, staff, and service on your wedding day. We wish you a lifetime full of love and happiness!
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amy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot possibly say enough about how great the history center is. first, it is extremely affordable for what you get, which is amazing. we had both the ceremony and the reception there. the staff at the history center is unbelievable. they were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and our wedding was a success. our wedding went perfectly and it is all because of them. the court room is a beautiful place for the ceremony, and they make it look even nicer. we had a wedding canopy brought in and when the groom and groomsmen set it up hours before the wedding it honestly looked terrible, but by the time the ceremony started the history center staff had made it look beautiful. not only that but while the wedding reception was going on the staff at the history center was able to disassemble everything and put it in the groom's fathers truck so that the groom had nothing to worry about at the end of the night. they did that without us even having to ask, they just wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were enjoying our wedding. they were extremely accommodating anytime any of our family wanted to tour the venue before hand. they were extremely helpful at all times. the ceremony was also wonderful. the staff at the history center made sure that everything with the caterer and the dj went perfectly, and the room looked beautiful with all the lights set up. they really know how to make that space look great. all of our guests had a great time. we are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at the history center, no place would have possibly been as good, it was the absolute perfect choice for us. i cannot possibly thank everyone at the history center enough for what they did for us. there is no other place i would have wanted my wedding.
I cannot possibly say enough about how great the history center is. first, it is extremely affordable for what you get, Read more...
I cannot possibly say enough about how great the history center is. first, it is extremely affordable for what you get, which is amazing. we had both the ceremony and the reception there. the staff at the history center is unbelievable. they were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly and our wedding was a success. our wedding went perfectly and it is all because of them. the court room is a beautiful place for the ceremony, and they make it look even nicer. we had a wedding canopy brought in and when the groom and groomsmen set it up hours before the wedding it honestly looked terrible, but by the time the ceremony started the history center staff had made it look beautiful. not only that but while the wedding reception was going on the staff at the history center was able to disassemble everything and put it in the groom's fathers truck so that the groom had nothing to worry about at the end of the night. they did that without us even having to ask, they just wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were enjoying our wedding. they were extremely accommodating anytime any of our family wanted to tour the venue before hand. they were extremely helpful at all times. the ceremony was also wonderful. the staff at the history center made sure that everything with the caterer and the dj went perfectly, and the room looked beautiful with all the lights set up. they really know how to make that space look great. all of our guests had a great time. we are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at the history center, no place would have possibly been as good, it was the absolute perfect choice for us. i cannot possibly thank everyone at the history center enough for what they did for us. there is no other place i would have wanted my wedding. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Amy,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You were such a joy to work with and we are thrilled that you had such a great experience with us. Best wishes to both of you as you begin your new journey together!
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Sara
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
This is such a unique and awesome venue, I am so thrilled with the service they provided! I could have not asked for a better place to have our wedding.
This is such a unique and awesome venue, I am so thrilled with the service they provided! I could have not asked for a Read more...
This is such a unique and awesome venue, I am so thrilled with the service they provided! I could have not asked for a better place to have our wedding. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Hi Sara,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad we were able to be a part of your big day!
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D
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Love, love, love!! Coudln't have picked a better or more unique venue for our wedding! I have to admit we were SOLD on the History Center from day one. As we started planning we did have some reservations about the venue, but it is absolutely PERFECT for a wedding! And the decor our florist arranged really made our dreams come true. If we had to di it again--we would absolutely pick the Orange County Regional History Center!! And I can't say ENOUGH about Georgianna and her team! They were helpful in making sure the day was everything we imagined. During the planning they were always helpful in suggesting items that would make the day complete. Thank you thank you!!!
Love, love, love!! Coudln't have picked a better or more unique venue for our wedding! I have to admit we were SOLD on the Read more...
Love, love, love!! Coudln't have picked a better or more unique venue for our wedding! I have to admit we were SOLD on the History Center from day one. As we started planning we did have some reservations about the venue, but it is absolutely PERFECT for a wedding! And the decor our florist arranged really made our dreams come true. If we had to di it again--we would absolutely pick the Orange County Regional History Center!! And I can't say ENOUGH about Georgianna and her team! They were helpful in making sure the day was everything we imagined. During the planning they were always helpful in suggesting items that would make the day complete. Thank you thank you!!! Read less
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DEALS

2015 Cocktail & Reception Only Package Special
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Promo Code: OCRHC500   $3,000 Value
$500.00 off our Cocktail & Reception Only Package (excludes ceremony). Valid for a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Rental. Event must take place before December 31, 2015. Discount will be applied prior to tax.

Offer Expires: 12/31/2015
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2015 Full Wedding Package Special
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Promo Code: OCRHC750   $3,250 Value
$750.00 off our full wedding package (ceremony, cocktail, and reception).Valid for a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Rental.Event must take place before December 31, 2015. Discount will be applied prior to tax.

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