It’s Spotlight Tuesday, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding venue is so important on your wedding day. The venue is the backdrop of every moment, every picture, and every memory.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s venue spotlight, Bri Marbais of Mission Inn Resort & Club.
When people ask “what do you do?” how do you answer?
We make wedding memories that last a lifetime!
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
Because Mission Inn is a full resort, it allows couples to celebrate much more than just one day. We love seeing them hanging out with their wedding parties at the pool, golfing with their family, a spa day with the girls, and so much more. It really is a 3-day party, not just a one-day wedding.
What’s the best part of your job?
Getting the review after the wedding. The venue is often the first thing that a couple chooses. So we work with them for such a long time. To see it all come together on the day is great, but hearing them share their experience with others is priceless and keeps us motivated.
What fun fact would people be surprised to learn about your venue?
That Mission Inn Resort is a family-owned company. Nicholas Beucher built the resort and his sons and daughters still run it today. Most of the family, including General Manager Bud Beucher, have been married at the resort!
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
Our focus is on finding out as much as we can about your dream wedding and figuring out how to help get you there. The Mission Inn Resort team wants to help you create wedding memories that are about more than just a four-hour wedding reception. Enjoy a wedding weekend with your family and friends at a wedding venue that offers guestrooms, activities, rehearsal dinners, and so much more.
What is the most unique service/product you offer?
Our activities here at Mission Inn really are a notch above the rest. Where else can your groomsmen shoot trap and skeet and play golf at the same time the girls hang out poolside or have a nail party at the spa, all without leaving the resort?
What types of events do you specialize in?
Whether you are looking for an elegant event or a modern twist on time-honored traditions, Mission Inn Resort offers multiple indoor and outdoor wedding venues designed to accommodate any wedding theme or style. Mission Inn Resort is the perfect venue to host your wedding weekend.
What makes your business stand out from others in your category?
We pride ourselves in the fact that we don’t set limitations on your creativity on the wedding day. We’ve had couples arrive and depart their events on seaplanes, horseback, helicopter, elephant…we even had a couple skydive into their cocktail hour! When you’re here, you’re part of the family. And as family, we will help you create the wedding of your dreams.
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
Our perfect engaged couples are fun, excited and totally “inn” love, want to become part of the Mission Inn family, and want a fully immersive experience for the wedding and wedding weekend alongside their friends and family.
Why do couples book your venue?
Couples hire us because, to us, they are not just another couple. We take time to talk and, more importantly, listen. We want to learn not just about the wedding day but about the couple as people and come up with fun ways to incorporate the couple’s everyday life into the wedding day. Couples become part of the family and it definitely doesn’t end when they say “I do.”
What does your most popular package include? Tell us briefly about some of your package options. What is the price range for these packages?
Our most popular package is most definitely our Ruby, which offers a 4-hour hosted call brand bar; cheese display; four butler-passed hors-d’oeuvres for cocktail hour; and a buffet dinner, which includes two salads, three entrees, a starch, and a vegetable. Yum! No two weddings are the same. We can customize our packages to work within most budgets. Our brunch weddings range from $50 – 80 per person and evenings from $80 – $175 per person. We work hard to find out what’s important to you and put together a package that works for you.
Mission Inn Resort & Club shares some helpful information for engaged couples…..
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
How much does a wedding cost? The average Central Florida wedding is around $25,000. But that doesn’t work for everyone. We work hard to help try to give our couples direction on vendors to get their best wedding within their budget.
What is your best piece of advice for brides or grooms?
Get all of those little things done a few weeks in advance so that you can take time to enjoy the weekend. Some of your friends and family have come from far away and would love to see you more than just at the reception.
What some of their previous couples had to say….
“We had an incredibly positive experience with the Mission Inn at our brunch wedding in the Legends Ballroom and Courtyard! From our first tour of the resort to making decisions throughout our year of preparation to the wedding day itself, Mission Inn’s team made wedding planning entirely stress-free. As an out-of-town bride, I appreciated working with the Mission Inn’s extremely professional and competent team because they completely put my mind at ease throughout the planning process. The wedding day itself ending up being more wonderful than we could have imagined and the guests complimented us on the beautiful location and delicious food. We would highly recommend the Mission Inn to any engaged couples searching for a wedding venue to make their own!” – Cathrine & Kyle – Legends
“I am so happy and proud to have chosen Mission Inn to host my wedding!! Mission Inn is a very unique and beautiful wedding venue. What I liked most about this venue is that we got to spend the entire wedding weekend on site and no one had to drive anywhere, everything was in one location! We did our rehearsal dinner on Friday night at the Marina del Rey, the ceremony was in the Plaza de la Fontana, the reception was in La Hacienda, and a farewell brunch on Sunday. It was fabulous. I have received so many compliments on how gorgeous the venue was and how much my guests enjoyed staying at the resort.” – Ali & Travis – La Hacienda
“Andy and I spent a few months searching for venues, each one with their own individual style. When we came across Mission Inn, we knew we had to book! Why? Because we base our decisions, on all things, by that initial contact. Mission Inn did not disappoint. From the first communication to the last, the beautiful and sweet ladies at Mission Inn surprised us with their responsiveness, professionalism, personality, and commitment to our wedding. My wedding coordinators were absolutely THE BEST! They were professional, responsive, and flexible with our wedding plans. And it was not only the coordinators that were the best…but also the rest of the staff at Mission. Great hospitality and customer service!” – Amy & Andy – Marina del Rey