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Venues in Mount Dora, Florida,
(800) 556-5016

About Us

Lakeside Inn is a historic hotel and wedding venue located in Mount Dora, Florida that provides a timeless wedding experience. For more than 135 years, this special and historic venue has helped couples and their families celebrate one of life’s most cherished days. Pass through the stone gateposts of Lakeside Inn and you’ll be instantly transported back in time. Large, moss-draped oak trees and acres of beautifully landscaped grounds sweep down to the white sand shoreline of Lake Dora.

Facilities and Capacity
Lakeside Inn has approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor function space to complement a number of picturesque outdoor spaces. Couples can host their indoor reception in their newly-renovated dining room featuring historic Florida architecture, sparkling chandeliers and a beautiful garden view through floor-to-ceiling picture windows.

Services Offered
Lakeside Inn offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Whether you envision an intimate gathering of friends and family or a large celebration, they will help bring your dream wedding to life in a richly romantic setting. Event services offered include the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Chairs, tables, linens and tableware
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Parking

Along with top-notch service, the culinary staff at Lakeside Inn offers both plated and buffet menus for your guests to enjoy. Wedding menus can be customized based on your personal tastes and event needs.

Five brightly painted yellow and white buildings feature 87 guest rooms and suites, the Beauclaire Dining Room, Tremain’s Tavern, a 200-foot verandah lined with traditional white rocking chairs, a grand lobby and The Gatehouse Gift Gallery. The Inn also offers a large lakefront swimming pool and two docks.

Other Services
Lakeside Inn is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

Built in 1883, Lakeside Inn is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the state of Florida. This inn is the last of the grand Victorian-era hotels still remaining in Central Florida.

Lakeside Inn is located on Lake Dora in Mount Dora, Florida near Gilbert Park, Palm Island Park, Sunset Park, the Mt. Dora Museum of Speed and the Mr. Dora History Museum. This venue is also located approximately 40 minutes northwest of Orlando and Orlando-area attractions.

Kaley J.

4.2 out of 5
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  • My daughter was married June 12, 2021. We had a wonderful wedding experience. Jennifer, the wedding director was very kind and helpful. The only complaint is the extra details were costly and were not disclosed when we toured the venue a year prior to the wedding. Linens cost $600 and we weren’t expecting that cost. The appetizers and chicken entree was delicious, but the mahi was a little dry. The hotel is very old (1883) and the air conditioning is lacking in certain rooms. Our ceremony was in the Alexander room, which was very warm! The lobby was also very warm during the cocktail hour. Luckily, the reception was cooler! The venue has spectacular views, but there were some antiquated features to staying at this Inn.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 1,850.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 800.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 35.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Hotel, Inn/B&B

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, June, July, August

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