Our wedding day was a dream at the Capen House! We loved the home, gardens, bridal suite, and lake views! Because this is a historic home, there are strict rules that come with this venue, but I will tell you that navigating around these is doable and is SO worth it! Our photographers kept commenting that every inch of this property made for a beautiful shot – it’s gorgeous here! The location also can’t be beat – our guests loved spending the weekend in Winter Park, and we were able to book a trolley for a short ride to our after party on Park Avenue. The required vendors for catering and rentals are lovely options and we had no issues working within the parameters. All in all, would highly recommend this venue!
“We held our annual board dinner at the Capen-Showalter House this year. The event staff was extremely helpful in getting all the details in order to make the evening run smoothly. Since we are a Winter Park based organization, it made the evening even more special to be in a home that holds years of local history. The Albin Polasek Museum and Capen-Showalter House are both local gems that should be enjoyed by all!”
The Capen House is stunning! We loved the variety of areas that gave a lovely flow from ceremony to reception without feeling too expansive for our intimate wedding (under 50 people). A big sell for us (aside from the gorgeous gardens and great indoor and outdoor options) was having the Scenic Boat Tour that could pick guests up from the dock and show off historic Winter Park! The staff was so sweet and helpful and worked with us on everything we needed. We also love that the funds go towards maintaining this beautiful, historic Florida house. Such a unique and fun venue!