The Capen-Showalter House provides a one-of-a-kind experience with the following amenities:

  • Over 2,500 square feet of event space
  • Three and a half acres of manicured grounds and lakefront gardens for outdoor ceremonies and events, including tenting capabilities
  • Exquisite Hospitality Suite for bridal party preparations
  • Charming architectural details, vintage light fixtures, and original 1885 heart pine floors
  • Indoor veranda overlooking Lake Osceola
  • Expansive lakefront patio
  • Boat dock for relaxation, extended entertaining space, or creative arrivals and departures
  • Convenience to downtown Winter Park hotels, restaurants, and shops
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Wireless internet
  • Catering prep kitchen
  • ADA/ Wheelchair Access to grounds and 1st level interior

Special Events at the Polasek

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens provides:

  • Use of property for 8 hours
  • Prep area for catering
  • Use of property for photography prior to event (not for commercial use)
  • Private use of Hospitality Suite inside historic Capen-Showalter House
  • List of approved vendors
  • Standard electrical needs

Venue Rental Rates (8 hours)*

July – September

  • Friday & Sunday $1,575
  • Saturday $2,100
  • Mon – Thurs Evening $1,050
  • Mon – Thurs (4 hr) $500

October – June

  • Friday & Sunday $2,250
  • Saturday $3,000
  • Mon – Thurs Evening $1,500
  • Mon – Thurs Day (4 hr) $500

Additional Hourly Rental Rate

  • $350 per hour (must be scheduled in advance).

Security Deposit

  • A $750 refundable security deposit is required for all rentals. The deposit will be fully refunded if all Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens rules and regulations are adhered to satisfactorily and no damage has occurred.
  • *All fees plus applicable sales tax are subject to change. Final pricing is determined by Rental Venue Coordinator.
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