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The Orange County Regional History Center

Orlando , FL

LOCATION

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

PHONE

407-836-7035

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Contact us at rentals@ocfl.net 407-836-7035 Make History on your Wedding Day!

Our beautiful museum boasts classic architecture, sereval indoor and outdoor event spaces, and 4... Read more
Contact us at rentals@ocfl.net 407-836-7035 Make History on your Wedding Day!

Our beautiful museum boasts classic architecture, sereval 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 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 beautifully restored 1927 courtroom, sip on cocktails in the lively 1st floor atrium, and dance the night away in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. Or even experience the entire museum and let your guests wander our each of our unique exhibits! Our Courtroom makes an elegant setting for up to 150 guests and our Traveling Exhibit Hall can accommodate up to 225 guests. Heritage Square Park directly in front of the History Center is a beautiful setting for outdoor ceremonies up to 200 guests and receptions up to 300 guests. For more intimate weddings, our 4th floor Linda W. Chapin Gallery can accommodate a seated reception up to 60 guests.
Here at the History Center you will also find the ideal setting for all your wedding events including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Please note that availability can be limited due to the uniqueness of our location. We only offer one wedding per day, making your wedding day truly historic. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1927
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
250
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1927
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
250
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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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Joel
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
You don't need to look at any other venue! Georgianna was the best to work with. She made sure that we had everything we needed. She not only set up all our decorations, but she also contacted our vendors and coordinated their set up and tear down. It was so nice that we didn't have to worry about anything! Our wedding was perfect thanks to Georgianna!
You don't need to look at any other venue! Georgianna was the best to work with. She made sure that we had everything we Read more...
You don't need to look at any other venue! Georgianna was the best to work with. She made sure that we had everything we needed. She not only set up all our decorations, but she also contacted our vendors and coordinated their set up and tear down. It was so nice that we didn't have to worry about anything! Our wedding was perfect thanks to Georgianna! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the History Center. It is such a unique venue filled with history. You can go throughout the whole museum to take pictures with your wedding party! We loved working with Brittany. She answered all of our questions, helped with the rehearsal and ceremony, and was just such a great part of our big day. I highly recommend them!
We absolutely loved the History Center. It is such a unique venue filled with history. You can go throughout the whole Read more...
We absolutely loved the History Center. It is such a unique venue filled with history. You can go throughout the whole museum to take pictures with your wedding party! We loved working with Brittany. She answered all of our questions, helped with the rehearsal and ceremony, and was just such a great part of our big day. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
The venue was unique and accommodating! Georgianna and her team did a wonderful job and were super helpful! They helped make my special day even more special!
The venue was unique and accommodating! Georgianna and her team did a wonderful job and were super helpful! They helped Read more...
The venue was unique and accommodating! Georgianna and her team did a wonderful job and were super helpful! They helped make my special day even more special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
First of all, the History Center offers indoor and outdoor options for both the ceremony and reception. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony, but being in Florida we understood that the weather might not allow for that. Sure enough, it was miserably hot and muggy the day of the wedding. Brittany from the History Center called about 4 hours before the ceremony and offered to move it inside for us. It was a fantastic option, and really saved our reception. The indoor reception space is a blank slate and easily transformed.

Secondly, Brittany from the History was absolutely amazing! Even on the wedding day, she was walking around with a purpose making sure everything went perfectly. We were taking wedding photos around the property and she was walking around asking people to temporarily move from the area so the pictures turned out great. She also made sure I always had water and that we were always happy. We couldn't have been happier with the History Center!
First of all, the History Center offers indoor and outdoor options for both the ceremony and reception. We really wanted Read more...
First of all, the History Center offers indoor and outdoor options for both the ceremony and reception. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony, but being in Florida we understood that the weather might not allow for that. Sure enough, it was miserably hot and muggy the day of the wedding. Brittany from the History Center called about 4 hours before the ceremony and offered to move it inside for us. It was a fantastic option, and really saved our reception. The indoor reception space is a blank slate and easily transformed.

Secondly, Brittany from the History was absolutely amazing! Even on the wedding day, she was walking around with a purpose making sure everything went perfectly. We were taking wedding photos around the property and she was walking around asking people to temporarily move from the area so the pictures turned out great. She also made sure I always had water and that we were always happy. We couldn't have been happier with the History Center! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Brittany and her interns were amazing! Our day ran perfectly and our pictures turned out beautifully! We couldn't be happier with our venue and our guests are still talking about how much fun they had!
Brittany and her interns were amazing! Our day ran perfectly and our pictures turned out beautifully! We couldn't be Read more...
Brittany and her interns were amazing! Our day ran perfectly and our pictures turned out beautifully! We couldn't be happier with our venue and our guests are still talking about how much fun they had! Read less
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Hope
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience with the Orange County Regional History Center. We initially saw the venue at the 2011 I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl and we fell in love! The vintage feel and the downtown location was perfect. We had our ceremony in the Courtroom and our reception in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. Everything was absolutely wonderful. Georgianna Jackson went above and beyond and was my life saver! We used her as a day-of coordinator. Throughout the entire planning process, she was so patient and informative. Georgianna is truly great at her job. I enjoyed working with her so much and she eased my mind so much as our date approached. Our wedding day went flawlessly because of her and her team! I cannot say enough good things. Our day would not have been half of what it was without such a dedicated staff. If you want a fun and unique downtown venue, this is the place!!!!
I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience with the Orange County Regional History Center. We initially saw the Read more...
I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience with the Orange County Regional History Center. We initially saw the venue at the 2011 I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl and we fell in love! The vintage feel and the downtown location was perfect. We had our ceremony in the Courtroom and our reception in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. Everything was absolutely wonderful. Georgianna Jackson went above and beyond and was my life saver! We used her as a day-of coordinator. Throughout the entire planning process, she was so patient and informative. Georgianna is truly great at her job. I enjoyed working with her so much and she eased my mind so much as our date approached. Our wedding day went flawlessly because of her and her team! I cannot say enough good things. Our day would not have been half of what it was without such a dedicated staff. If you want a fun and unique downtown venue, this is the place!!!! Read less
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Mlanfersiek
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I attended a wedding at the History Center about 6 years ago, and when I got engaged and ws looking at venues, it was on my short-list of preferred locations. When I went there and saw the outdoor Heritage Square space again, I knew it was perfect. I began working with Brittany Andrews, who was wonderful to work with. She was my initial contact, worked with me throughout the 15 months of my engagement/planning period, and was my "day of" wedding coordinator as well. Brittany was always prompt in responding to my calls and emails, went above and beyond what I expected and was willing to put together all the "extra" DIY projects for the wedding that I made. I literally handed off an SUV trunk full of items that had to be arranged, placed, and assembled at the reception venue - and it was put together by Brittany and her team exactly as I wanted. I had a wonderful experience there, my wedding venue was beautiful and I owe so much of that to the staff I worked with!!
I attended a wedding at the History Center about 6 years ago, and when I got engaged and ws looking at venues, it was on Read more...
I attended a wedding at the History Center about 6 years ago, and when I got engaged and ws looking at venues, it was on my short-list of preferred locations. When I went there and saw the outdoor Heritage Square space again, I knew it was perfect. I began working with Brittany Andrews, who was wonderful to work with. She was my initial contact, worked with me throughout the 15 months of my engagement/planning period, and was my "day of" wedding coordinator as well. Brittany was always prompt in responding to my calls and emails, went above and beyond what I expected and was willing to put together all the "extra" DIY projects for the wedding that I made. I literally handed off an SUV trunk full of items that had to be arranged, placed, and assembled at the reception venue - and it was put together by Brittany and her team exactly as I wanted. I had a wonderful experience there, my wedding venue was beautiful and I owe so much of that to the staff I worked with!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about the OCRHC. We chose this as our reception site because it was large enough for all of our guests, and offered a unique alternative to hotel ballrooms. From the planning to the cocktail hour to the dancing, it was all picture perfect. I highly recommend the OCRHC to anyone looking for a ballroom alternative!
I loved everything about the OCRHC. We chose this as our reception site because it was large enough for all of our guests, Read more...
I loved everything about the OCRHC. We chose this as our reception site because it was large enough for all of our guests, and offered a unique alternative to hotel ballrooms. From the planning to the cocktail hour to the dancing, it was all picture perfect. I highly recommend the OCRHC to anyone looking for a ballroom alternative! Read less
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cchen
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED the History Center!! Our guests were equally impressed by the venue. Everyone thought it was unique, especially the ones from out of town. They got to take a look around the museum to see some of the histories of Orlando and the kids were super excited about the stuffed animals~lol. Brittany from the History Center was so wonderful to work with. She really made things happen on the day of the wedding. Our wedding ceremony was suppose to be outdoors but due to bad weather conditions, we had to move indoors and Brittany worked her magic and got us a beautiful room to get married in~ Very accommodating and pleasant to work with!
We LOVED the History Center!! Our guests were equally impressed by the venue. Everyone thought it was unique, especially Read more...
We LOVED the History Center!! Our guests were equally impressed by the venue. Everyone thought it was unique, especially the ones from out of town. They got to take a look around the museum to see some of the histories of Orlando and the kids were super excited about the stuffed animals~lol. Brittany from the History Center was so wonderful to work with. She really made things happen on the day of the wedding. Our wedding ceremony was suppose to be outdoors but due to bad weather conditions, we had to move indoors and Brittany worked her magic and got us a beautiful room to get married in~ Very accommodating and pleasant to work with! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Brittany was amazing. She was so easy to work with. I only used the Center for my ceremony because they had an exhibit that could not be moved on my wedding date. I did not need a wedding planner because Brittany organized everything and made sure that the ceremony went off without a hitch. The courtroom looked beautiful, and was exactly the intimate setting I wanted. Even though the room was packed, I did not feel claustrophobic in the least. I am glad the Center also accommodated my light preferences, and allowed me to light a unity candle in the room. It was very special to get married by the Judge in Courtroom B.
Brittany was amazing. She was so easy to work with. I only used the Center for my ceremony because they had an exhibit Read more...
Brittany was amazing. She was so easy to work with. I only used the Center for my ceremony because they had an exhibit that could not be moved on my wedding date. I did not need a wedding planner because Brittany organized everything and made sure that the ceremony went off without a hitch. The courtroom looked beautiful, and was exactly the intimate setting I wanted. Even though the room was packed, I did not feel claustrophobic in the least. I am glad the Center also accommodated my light preferences, and allowed me to light a unity candle in the room. It was very special to get married by the Judge in Courtroom B. Read less
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KShelton
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow! I am so lucky to have found out about The Orange County Regional History Center. I had my wedding there 3/19/2011. It was all that I dreamed it would be. I was originally interested in having the reception there but changed my mind once I saw Courtroom B. I decided to have the Ceremony there and the reception nearby at 310 Lakeside. It was everything I wanted, historic and beautiful. Georgianna was such a pleasure to work with and helped us so much when it came to planning. The interns were so helpful and sweet on the wedding day as well. Thank you all so much!!!
Wow! I am so lucky to have found out about The Orange County Regional History Center. I had my wedding there 3/19/2011. It Read more...
Wow! I am so lucky to have found out about The Orange County Regional History Center. I had my wedding there 3/19/2011. It was all that I dreamed it would be. I was originally interested in having the reception there but changed my mind once I saw Courtroom B. I decided to have the Ceremony there and the reception nearby at 310 Lakeside. It was everything I wanted, historic and beautiful. Georgianna was such a pleasure to work with and helped us so much when it came to planning. The interns were so helpful and sweet on the wedding day as well. Thank you all so much!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
This History Center was THE.MOST.PERFECT venue for our wedding. I CANNOT express how much we enjoyed the venue, as well as the staff. We had our ceremony in the courtroom, our cocktail hour in the atrium, and our reception in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. I love that everything was housed in the same building. There were several rooms to accommodate both the groom and his men as well as the Bride and her maids before the ceremony. There were 2 large elevators as well as a very large double staircase that allowed our guests to move easily between the various floors. There were also men and woman's bathrooms on every floor. We had FREE REIGN of the entire museum when it came to taking our bridal portraits. We have some of the most interesting and unique wedding photos I have ever seen. (please see my photographer review) One minute we're paying tribute to the USMC, another we're driving a delivery truck, at Disney World, picking oranges, in the jungle, in a log cabin,... the list goes on! Not to mention the breathtaking backdrop of the courtroom in our group photos. All of the chairs and tables were included with the site fee... and the chairs are not your standard banquet chairs - they do have those as well, but they also have black, padded folding chairs which really looked great at our reception. UPLIGHTING is included - which, let's face it, is completely necessary by modern standards and typically very expensive. The hall has pin lighting as well, so the walls can be flooded with colored light, and all the tables are spotted with white light. It is unbelievable how much BANG comes with The History Center. Also, Georgianna - the representative who handled our event, was absolutely heaven-sent. She doubled as our coordinator. She manged the entire rehearsal as well as the actual ceremony. She flawlessly rallied all of our vendors, serving as our day-of contact. And she directed the entire event - from seating everyone at the ceremony, to moving everyone to cocktail hour - she cued the musicians, she stored our gifts in safe keeping - she asked me if I needed a drink during our reception - she passed out favors at the end of the night - she coordinated not one, but TWO tunnels after the reception - She made sure everyone was happy and safe. She made sure all of our things - from every last vase and candle holder - to all of our leftover alcohol and gifts - were packed, loaded and sent home with a friend THE NIGHT of our wedding. She was absolutely perfect - As were Courtney and Brittany who also worked with us. Courtney spent hours applying the most intricate vinyl decals to the walls so my bridesmaids and I could spend the day relaxing instead of setting up. So thoughtful! I have not one complaint. Not. One. I'm searching my memories for ANYTHING remotely negative to say and I simply can't think of a single thing. The History Center is full of character, sophistication, and surprise. It is the ideal venue for a couple who wants to have a truly memorable and *historic* wedding. Your guests will love it, and you will too.
This History Center was THE.MOST.PERFECT venue for our wedding. I CANNOT express how much we enjoyed the venue, as well as Read more...
This History Center was THE.MOST.PERFECT venue for our wedding. I CANNOT express how much we enjoyed the venue, as well as the staff. We had our ceremony in the courtroom, our cocktail hour in the atrium, and our reception in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. I love that everything was housed in the same building. There were several rooms to accommodate both the groom and his men as well as the Bride and her maids before the ceremony. There were 2 large elevators as well as a very large double staircase that allowed our guests to move easily between the various floors. There were also men and woman's bathrooms on every floor. We had FREE REIGN of the entire museum when it came to taking our bridal portraits. We have some of the most interesting and unique wedding photos I have ever seen. (please see my photographer review) One minute we're paying tribute to the USMC, another we're driving a delivery truck, at Disney World, picking oranges, in the jungle, in a log cabin,... the list goes on! Not to mention the breathtaking backdrop of the courtroom in our group photos. All of the chairs and tables were included with the site fee... and the chairs are not your standard banquet chairs - they do have those as well, but they also have black, padded folding chairs which really looked great at our reception. UPLIGHTING is included - which, let's face it, is completely necessary by modern standards and typically very expensive. The hall has pin lighting as well, so the walls can be flooded with colored light, and all the tables are spotted with white light. It is unbelievable how much BANG comes with The History Center. Also, Georgianna - the representative who handled our event, was absolutely heaven-sent. She doubled as our coordinator. She manged the entire rehearsal as well as the actual ceremony. She flawlessly rallied all of our vendors, serving as our day-of contact. And she directed the entire event - from seating everyone at the ceremony, to moving everyone to cocktail hour - she cued the musicians, she stored our gifts in safe keeping - she asked me if I needed a drink during our reception - she passed out favors at the end of the night - she coordinated not one, but TWO tunnels after the reception - She made sure everyone was happy and safe. She made sure all of our things - from every last vase and candle holder - to all of our leftover alcohol and gifts - were packed, loaded and sent home with a friend THE NIGHT of our wedding. She was absolutely perfect - As were Courtney and Brittany who also worked with us. Courtney spent hours applying the most intricate vinyl decals to the walls so my bridesmaids and I could spend the day relaxing instead of setting up. So thoughtful! I have not one complaint. Not. One. I'm searching my memories for ANYTHING remotely negative to say and I simply can't think of a single thing. The History Center is full of character, sophistication, and surprise. It is the ideal venue for a couple who wants to have a truly memorable and *historic* wedding. Your guests will love it, and you will too. Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
This place was amazing. My husband and I loved it. We love history and this was perfect for us. A must look at.
This place was amazing. My husband and I loved it. We love history and this was perfect for us. A must look at.
This place was amazing. My husband and I loved it. We love history and this was perfect for us. A must look at. Read less
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thecashlady123
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
They were outstanding!!! We were looking for something different from the standard ballroom and church and they fit the bill, the courtroom was beautiful and the reception area was perfect. The reception area needed very little decoration due the historical ambiance :) We could not have asked for anything better and the planner was truly a GOD send!!! Not only was the everything perfect but the COST WAS UNDER BUDGET!!!! We got everything for less then what we thought it would cost. WOULD ABSOLUTELY USE AGAIN!!!!!!
They were outstanding!!! We were looking for something different from the standard ballroom and church and they fit the Read more...
They were outstanding!!! We were looking for something different from the standard ballroom and church and they fit the bill, the courtroom was beautiful and the reception area was perfect. The reception area needed very little decoration due the historical ambiance :) We could not have asked for anything better and the planner was truly a GOD send!!! Not only was the everything perfect but the COST WAS UNDER BUDGET!!!! We got everything for less then what we thought it would cost. WOULD ABSOLUTELY USE AGAIN!!!!!! Read less
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bristolleigh
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
The History Center was absolutely the best place for our wedding. We got married in the park out front. Sure we had a few onlookers, but being outside in the middle of downtown Orlando was soo exciting. They empty the fountain and create the perfect little amphitheater for your event. Brittany was our coordinator and she was incredible! I was a little unorganized and she really helped us pull it all together. I'll be forever grateful.

Thanks Brittany!
-BPH
The History Center was absolutely the best place for our wedding. We got married in the park out front. Sure we had a few Read more...
The History Center was absolutely the best place for our wedding. We got married in the park out front. Sure we had a few onlookers, but being outside in the middle of downtown Orlando was soo exciting. They empty the fountain and create the perfect little amphitheater for your event. Brittany was our coordinator and she was incredible! I was a little unorganized and she really helped us pull it all together. I'll be forever grateful.

Thanks Brittany!
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UCF_Hintons
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The History Center was a prime location for our fun-loving wedding guests. The post-ceremony events began with a cocktail hour in the eccentric atrium and moved upstairs for the reception. The staff, Brittany in particular, were very professional and made our wedding day seamless. I couldn't ask for a better reception venue in the downtown area.

Brittany - thank you for making our wedding day perfect!

- Matt & Lauren Hinton
The History Center was a prime location for our fun-loving wedding guests. The post-ceremony events began with a cocktail Read more...
The History Center was a prime location for our fun-loving wedding guests. The post-ceremony events began with a cocktail hour in the eccentric atrium and moved upstairs for the reception. The staff, Brittany in particular, were very professional and made our wedding day seamless. I couldn't ask for a better reception venue in the downtown area.

Brittany - thank you for making our wedding day perfect!

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pamela711
Wedding:
11/24/2007
5.0/5.0
I LOVED The History Center. Everyone was so wonderful and easy to work with. Everyone I dealt with was attentive and helpful. I did not worry once through out the day! My mother & mother-in-law checked on preparations for the reception - and they followed all of our directions to a "T"! I didn't even have to have a coordinator! Absolutely beautiful if you don't want to get married in a church or hotel. It's really something different and unique. People are still talking about our wedding!
I LOVED The History Center. Everyone was so wonderful and easy to work with. Everyone I dealt with was attentive and Read more...
I LOVED The History Center. Everyone was so wonderful and easy to work with. Everyone I dealt with was attentive and helpful. I did not worry once through out the day! My mother & mother-in-law checked on preparations for the reception - and they followed all of our directions to a "T"! I didn't even have to have a coordinator! Absolutely beautiful if you don't want to get married in a church or hotel. It's really something different and unique. People are still talking about our wedding! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
The History Center was the perfect place for our wedding. We liked that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all took place in the same building. The location was closed just for our event and made us feel very special. Georgianna and her staff were amazing and provided some wedding planner services as well. We loved the unique location (ceremony in the courtroom with family in the jury box) and that it just felt different than many other weddings one might attend. Our guests still talk about what a great place it was that we got married. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for something different than a ballroom or a country club.
The History Center was the perfect place for our wedding. We liked that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all Read more...
The History Center was the perfect place for our wedding. We liked that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all took place in the same building. The location was closed just for our event and made us feel very special. Georgianna and her staff were amazing and provided some wedding planner services as well. We loved the unique location (ceremony in the courtroom with family in the jury box) and that it just felt different than many other weddings one might attend. Our guests still talk about what a great place it was that we got married. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for something different than a ballroom or a country club. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.9/5.0
There were a few transitions in staff during our planning phase, and during the transition it was sometimes difficult to know who we were to speak to next. Once Taylor got involved I felt comfortable that everything would turn out just fine and it did! Taylor was willing to lend a helping hand in whatever needed to be done. The venue was beautiful and unique. All the guest were talking about it and loved the polar bears for a "selfie". Definitely a good choice for a wedding venue.
There were a few transitions in staff during our planning phase, and during the transition it was sometimes difficult to Read more...
There were a few transitions in staff during our planning phase, and during the transition it was sometimes difficult to know who we were to speak to next. Once Taylor got involved I felt comfortable that everything would turn out just fine and it did! Taylor was willing to lend a helping hand in whatever needed to be done. The venue was beautiful and unique. All the guest were talking about it and loved the polar bears for a "selfie". Definitely a good choice for a wedding venue. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Melissa,

Thank you for your wonderful review and for your patience with us during our staff transition. You were such a joy to work with and your wedding turned out beautifully. I'm so glad the History Center was able to be a part of your special day!

Sincerely,
Taylor
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Nancy
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.9/5.0
Brittany and the History Center were fabulous to work with for our December wedding! We had the added benefit of the lovely holiday decorations and couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out! Brittany was extremely helpful from start to finish in helping us prepare for our big day. She always responded quickly to any questions we had and went above and beyond to get us deals with other vendors for things we wanted. We did not have our own wedding planner, which I was initially concerned about. However, it was really unnecessary, because Brittany took care of everything we needed involving our venue including coordinating with our flower vendor, caterer, and DJ! I would highly recommend the History Center for your wedding!
Brittany and the History Center were fabulous to work with for our December wedding! We had the added benefit of the Read more...
Brittany and the History Center were fabulous to work with for our December wedding! We had the added benefit of the lovely holiday decorations and couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out! Brittany was extremely helpful from start to finish in helping us prepare for our big day. She always responded quickly to any questions we had and went above and beyond to get us deals with other vendors for things we wanted. We did not have our own wedding planner, which I was initially concerned about. However, it was really unnecessary, because Brittany took care of everything we needed involving our venue including coordinating with our flower vendor, caterer, and DJ! I would highly recommend the History Center for your wedding! Read less
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Breezi
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.8/5.0
By far, the History Center provided exceptional service without sacrificing professionalism. When my husband and I signed the contract with the History Center we knew we were getting the best value for the dollars we wanted to spend for a venue. Our wedding was indoors, so we received the dance floor and up lighting for the reception. The ceremony room was the old courtroom and we did not want to do anything else to the room because we believed it already had "character". We loved the fact that our guests did not have leave the venue at all; we had the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one place. Taylor Fortney, the coordinator for the venue, was WONDERFUL. She was our "semi" day of coordinator, and she did a marvelous job. Although I had a wedding planner, Taylor stepped in when needed and she did a FANTASTIC job, especially since she was by herself. If you truly want an exceptional venue with character and courteous professional staff, then don't look anywhere else.
By far, the History Center provided exceptional service without sacrificing professionalism. When my husband and I signed Read more...
By far, the History Center provided exceptional service without sacrificing professionalism. When my husband and I signed the contract with the History Center we knew we were getting the best value for the dollars we wanted to spend for a venue. Our wedding was indoors, so we received the dance floor and up lighting for the reception. The ceremony room was the old courtroom and we did not want to do anything else to the room because we believed it already had "character". We loved the fact that our guests did not have leave the venue at all; we had the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one place. Taylor Fortney, the coordinator for the venue, was WONDERFUL. She was our "semi" day of coordinator, and she did a marvelous job. Although I had a wedding planner, Taylor stepped in when needed and she did a FANTASTIC job, especially since she was by herself. If you truly want an exceptional venue with character and courteous professional staff, then don't look anywhere else. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Breezi,

Thank you for writing us such a great review. We loved working with you for your wedding, and are so happy that we were able to meet your expectations. Everything looked absolutely beautiful! Wishing you a lifetime full of love, health, and happiness!

Sincerely,
Taylor
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Nikki
Wedding:
1/4/2014
4.4/5.0
My husband and I are so happy we went with the History Center for our cermeony and reception space. The space is very unique and the middle of all the awesomness that is Downtown Orlando. We loved having the option to use our own catering and bartending company, it really helped us save on wedding costs, and the venue provided us with free uplighting that really changed the mood of the reception space. We loved how close all the hotels and bars were to venue space and we loved that we could do our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception space all in one location.
Our wedding coordinator for the venue switched a few months before our wedding, when she left the company. Responsivness to emails became slow once we started working with the new staff and at times it seemed like there were too many hands in the pot and no one knew who was responsible for what (the fact that our wedding was right after the Christmas and New Years holidays could have played a factor in this).
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we were beyond happy with how our wedding turned out.
My husband and I are so happy we went with the History Center for our cermeony and reception space. The space is very Read more...
My husband and I are so happy we went with the History Center for our cermeony and reception space. The space is very unique and the middle of all the awesomness that is Downtown Orlando. We loved having the option to use our own catering and bartending company, it really helped us save on wedding costs, and the venue provided us with free uplighting that really changed the mood of the reception space. We loved how close all the hotels and bars were to venue space and we loved that we could do our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception space all in one location.
Our wedding coordinator for the venue switched a few months before our wedding, when she left the company. Responsivness to emails became slow once we started working with the new staff and at times it seemed like there were too many hands in the pot and no one knew who was responsible for what (the fact that our wedding was right after the Christmas and New Years holidays could have played a factor in this).
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we were beyond happy with how our wedding turned out. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

We are so glad you loved having your wedding at the History Center. Thank you so much for your patience with us during our time of transition. We were honored to be a part of your special day and wish you a life full of love and happiness.
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Malinda
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.3/5.0
We had a themed wedding and this venue was perfect! Price is a little high, but well worth it. Georgianna (coordinator) is super sweet and a great contact to have.
We had a themed wedding and this venue was perfect! Price is a little high, but well worth it. Georgianna (coordinator) is Read more...
We had a themed wedding and this venue was perfect! Price is a little high, but well worth it. Georgianna (coordinator) is super sweet and a great contact to have. Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
1/4/2014
2.7/5.0
My daughter was married just this past weekend at your venue. What a beautiful location to have a wedding!
The only think that upset me the most, was when I thought that the wedding coordinator and a gentleman from the Historical Center (in the middle of the reception) was congratulating me on the wedding. Just to find out that they were just looking to get paid. They informed me that there was a balance due on the venue and needed to have it taken care of before the night was over.

I'm sorry, but this should have been taken care of the day before the wedding. To me that was SO unprofessional it was not funny. And why come to me I did not sign the contract with them.

So instead of enjoying myself for the rest of the night, all I could think about was them coming up to me and asking for money.
My daughter was married just this past weekend at your venue. What a beautiful location to have a wedding!
The only Read more...
My daughter was married just this past weekend at your venue. What a beautiful location to have a wedding!
The only think that upset me the most, was when I thought that the wedding coordinator and a gentleman from the Historical Center (in the middle of the reception) was congratulating me on the wedding. Just to find out that they were just looking to get paid. They informed me that there was a balance due on the venue and needed to have it taken care of before the night was over.

I'm sorry, but this should have been taken care of the day before the wedding. To me that was SO unprofessional it was not funny. And why come to me I did not sign the contract with them.

So instead of enjoying myself for the rest of the night, all I could think about was them coming up to me and asking for money. Read less
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The Orange County Regional History Center responded with the following comments:

Hi Elaine,
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We recognize that this was not the correct way to handle the situation, and sincerely apologize. Please know that we have learned from this mistake and you have allowed us to better our customer service. Your daughter's wedding was absolutely beautiful and we were so happy to be a part of her big day.

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