Florida Wedding Venue: Maitland Art Center

Florida Wedding Venue: Maitland Art Center | Weddings Illustrated

Mayan Courtyard image by Chris Gillyard via Maitland Art Center

Maitland Art Center

Location: Maitland (view map)

Phone: 407.539.2181


Venue Details

Ceremony Site: Yes (Chapel and Mayan Courtyard; Main Garden; Germaine Marvel Building; Cottage at Lake Lily)

Capacity: Chapel – 46 Seated; Courtyard – 100 Seated;  Main Garden – 250 Cocktail or 150 Seated; Germaine Marvel Building – 150 Seated; Cottage at Lake Lily – 49 Cocktail or 30 Seated

Outdoor Space: Yes

On-Site Catering: Yes

Outside Catering Permitted: Yes (fee)

Alcohol Permitted: Yes


The Maitland Art Center was founded in 1937 as an art colony by American artist and architect J. André Smith. Today, the site hosts gallery exhibitions and offers art programming and instruction, all in a bucolic, intimate setting in Central Florida, less than a 30-minute drive north of Orlando. When it comes to weddings, the Maitland Art Center offers five venues, ranging from an intimate chapel to a breathtaking outdoor Mayan-style courtyard. Beautiful photo backdrops abound, and your guests will enjoy spending time in the center’s unique environs.

Ceremony and reception venues at Maitland Art Center suit a variety of personalities and aesthetic preferences. Its intimate chapel features ornate sculptures and carved floors, plus a small pond—the perfect spot for exchanging vows. The Mayan Courtyard—which guests will reach via a covered walkway—is ideal for a larger ceremony, or for an alfresco reception with warm breezes or twinkling stars.  The garden-like outdoor room is surrounded by embellished tiles and beautiful landscaping.

The center’s serene Main Garden is complete with a reflecting pond (a perfect focal point for wedding photos) and is set against an architecturally stunning backdrop.

The recently renovated Germaine Marvel Building—its updates were revealed in the summer of 2014—combines historic charm and modern amenities. The spacious, open-floor-plan offers two separate areas with their own entrances, and a wide front porch gives guests space to meet, mingle, and enjoy the fresh air.

The charming Cottage at Lake Lily is ideal for intimate celebrations—it accommodates 49 guests for a cocktail-style celebration, or 30 for a seated event—and overlooks peaceful Lake Lily.

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