It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
What did you do before this?
Before being in this position, I was the visitor services manager for Osceola History.
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
It all began when I was the visitor services manager. I was responsible for assisting the venue director with venue department needs such as scheduling the staff for weddings and other events and the setting up and breaking down of events. After the venue director resigned to accept another position, our executive director offered me this position. I accepted and knew it was something magical.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
One of the best moments is to see the bride and groom go on a site visit and see their faces glow with excitement. Their commitment to each other is powerful and touching. Then to see the creation of their magical day come to fruition. The entire process from start to finish is really satisfying.
What motivates you to do this every day?
Helping clients make their dreams become a reality and exactly how they imagine it.
What is the best compliment you have received from your clients?
People have always told me that I am understanding and attentive. If there is something I can do to make their big day a little less stressful, I will do everything in my power to try and help.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
Osceola History is a 501.c.3 non-profit with the mission of collecting, preserving, and educating Osceola County’s history. Venue rentals help us share our wonderful history with others and financially support our mission.
What types of events do you specialize in?
Outdoors, we have serval outdoor spaces that are unique with their own characteristics.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
Osceola History has no restrictions on vendors or outside items, making this the ideal venue for crafty, resourceful, and DIY couples. Our outdoor space may be enough for most couples, but we offer a blank canvas for people to create the most elaborate wedding to a simple wedding. It is your big day and we want to make sure our couples can express that in their own way.
Why do couples hire you?
Our vintage, country, and shabby-chic setting lends itself well to traditional Southern weddings. We can also accommodate weddings of nearly any size.
Tell us about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
We are a venue-only site. We provide some basic amenities and have some décor for couples to use. We have a limited amount of tables and chairs included too. Most of our couples have their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception here over a 10-hour period with roughly 50-150 guests. The price will range from $1500 – $3000 depending on the time and date selected.
Tell us 3 vendors you enjoy working with and why.
1. Cocktails Catering – A local full-service catering company based out of Orlando. They are able to serve any size event and offer an abundance of services.
2. Blue Chip Entertainment – Blue Chip Entertainment is Osceola History’s favorite DJ vendor. They are so much more than a DJ. The owner Johnny and his wife Yolanda Newton are absolutely wonderful people. I always enjoy working with Johnny (DJ JNEW) because every client who used him had nothing but great things to say. He knows crowds and can accommodate everyone. Another thing that makes Blue Chip Entertainment my favorite is they are able to accommodate most clients’ budgets. There are hundreds of DJs but there is only one that is my favorite, Blue Chip Entertainment.
3. Robert Anthony Florist – Over the years, I’ve worked with Robert Anthony Florist for all business, events, and personal needs. They truly know how to express emotions through their floral designs. They pride themselves on being relationship builders and creators. This family-owned and operated business know exactly how important your event is and will do everything to assist customers and make sure they are happy.
Here is what a previous couple had to say…
“Jozef and his team were absolutely amazing! They were very flexible and did everything they could to make our special day special. They even set up a cocktail hour outside in the museum for our guests using their own décor with no extra charge. We had a wonderful time because they made sure everything was perfect for us and that we, as well as our family, were accommodated. Jozef made himself available to answer all questions and concerns that we had. My husband and our family are following up with them to attend other events that they will be hosting. I would definitely plan another event with them here as well!” – Mr. Xavier & Mrs. Kathryn K.