We were married on October 15, 2016 – we had a mid-morning ceremony outdoors in the sculpture garden behind the museum, overlooking the lake (facing the big live oak tree) and then a brunch reception that was indoor/outdoor at the Capen House. We booked a tent to go over the brick patio so that our guests could be in the shade and as a back-up plan in case of rain. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice of venue! The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the garden was in full bloom and it felt a world away from everything around it. The Capen House is a beautifully restored historic home – it was so elegant and comfortable. There is a parlor with attached bathroom in the house that was the perfect place for my bridesmaids and me to get ready beforehand. Kim, the event planner, was very kind and easy to work with and the Polasek’s day-of coordinator and staff were so incredibly helpful and cheery. All of our guests are still talking about how beautiful the setting was!

– Chris, married October 2016

“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!”

– Jaime, Corporate Meeting Planner

“We visited the Polasek in early March of 2015 to see if it would suit our needs for a wedding in November. It more than met our expectations, even though the work on the Capen House had just begun. It was such a beautiful venue, including a warm and welcoming staff, that we didn’t even bother to check other sites on our list.  We scheduled several meetings throughout the summer and fall in order to address questions always associated with a wedding. The staff was responsive and patient every time. Now that the wedding is over, I can say with absolute confidence that we chose the best site in Central Florida for our special day.  Every guest was enthusiastic in their praise of the venue and responsiveness of the staff.  Thank you so much, Polasek Museum and staff, for making it the perfect day!”

– Russ and Robert, married November 2015

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