MAITLAND ART CENTER - $1,999
The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, André Smith (1880-1959). The Art Center is one of the few surviving examples of “Mayan Revival” or fantasy architecture in the Southeast. In 2014 the Maitland Art Center became a National Historic Landmark. You will experience a truly unique atmosphere as you enter the enchanting chapel. Its intimate size only enhances the ornate sculptures and carved floors of this inspired space, featuring a small pond you can stand on to recite your vows.
YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
The Venue - Your choice of ceremony spot within the venue: Chapel & Mayan Courtyard or the Main Garden. Click here to view photos of the different spots.
An experienced Ceremony Officiant
Marriage License by Mail service
We help you obtain your Florida marriage license ahead of time so you don't have to visit the Clerk's Office in person.
Complimentary prerecorded processional music
A fresh rose OR tropical bouquet and a matching boutonniere
A professional photographer for up to 1 hour and all the digital photos (At least 75+ photos)
SPECIAL OFFER: For a limited time, book your elopement and receive a complimentary ceremony video!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Ceremonies are held Monday-Saturday at 9:30AM only, per venue rules.
This venue allows a maximum of 15 guests plus couple; no exceptions per venue rules.
Add 7% sales tax to package price.
An $850 nonrefundable retainer is required to book this package. The balance is due 2 months prior the ceremony.
ALL THE DETAILS
WHO ARE YOU?
We are a husband and wife Photography team. We are also licensed Notaries and certified wedding planners. We arrange simple, no fuss elopements for couples who want to keep it simple and fun. You can read more about us here.
HOW DOES EVERYTHING WORK?
Our clients tells us they cannot believe how simple and hassle-free the process was! This is how it works:
When you are ready to book your date with a signed agreement and your payment, choose a venue, a wedding date and contact us to check availability.
Once we confirm availability for a date that works for you, we’ll prepare an electronic agreement and invoice to book your day.
As soon as you sign the electronic agreement and pay your retainer, we secure the venue, send you a step-by-step email with due dates and all the information you need to get ready for your day.
You are welcome to reach out via phone, text, or email, with any questions you may have throughout the entire process.
Two months prior your wedding, you will complete a short questionnaire we’ll send you to choose your flowers and tells us a bit about your ceremony preferences. Also, your final payment is due at that time.
The day of the ceremony, we’ll meet at the venue with flowers in hand ready for your ceremony! Yes, it’s that simple!
WHAT HAPPENS THE DAY OF THE CEREMONY?
Unlike a traditional wedding, elopements short and sweet informal ceremonies without all the complicated schedules of a traditional wedding. There are no rehearsals, pre-meetings, decorations to setup, or headaches. The couple arrives to the venue and discusses the ceremony briefly with the Officiant, the Officiant and Photographer direct any attendees and the ceremony starts. After the ceremony ends, you'll have fun with the photographer. Finally, about an hour later, you are off to celebrate any way they want to!
I WANT TO INVITE A FEW PEOPLE. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE?
Up to 17 people max including the couple and children. Everyone counts.
If you are eloping without guests and wish to bring your children, please note that young children must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times. During the ceremony, the Officiant needs your undivided attention. Additionally, it is easy for young ones to just walk away from your side, especially during the ceremony. It's NOT our team's job to look after your children and venues are not safe for children to wander without adult supervision.
IS THERE A PRICE DIFFERENCE IF IS JUST THE TWO OF US?
Our elopement packages are already discounted for couple-only ceremonies, however, some venues allow a few additional attendees at no extra cost.
CAN I GET MARRIED ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND/OR IN THE EVENING?
Ceremonies are held Monday-Saturday at 9:30am only.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR COORDINATION SERVICES?
We check availability with the venue and ceremony vendors
We sign agreements and make payments to the venue and vendors on your behalf to secure your day
We provide our couples with a step by step guide including deadlines and an in-house questionnaire, with everything the couple needs to know and do leading up to the ceremony
We give our couples virtual assistance and guidance finding additional services or vendors the couple may need
We order bridal flowers and bring them to the venue
We guide the couple and attendees upon their arrival with the entire ceremony flow. You won't feel "lost" the day of the ceremony.
DO WE MEET UP IN PERSON TO DISCUSS OUR CEREMONY / IS THERE A REHEARSAL?
You will not meet your team until a few minutes prior the ceremony at the venue. The coordination included with our ceremony packages is all done via email, text, and phone. You’ll receive details, step-by-step, so that everything is taken care of before your ceremony.
DO YOU ARRANGE RECEPTIONS?
No, we don't. Elopement couples choose to celebrate at a nearby restaurant instead. There are so many restaurants in Orlando! Your best option is to do a search on Tripadvisor based on the type of cuisine you want, location, etc.
CAN I SWITCH VENUES AFTER I BOOK MY DAY?
No. When you book a package we pay a specific venue to hold a date for you and we don't get that money back. If you want to switch venues, you would have to pay a new retainer so that we can book the other venue.
HOW DOES THE MARRIAGE LICENSE BY MAIL WORKS?
Elope to Orlando is authorized with our local Clerk of the Courts to help our couples obtain a Florida marriage license in absentia ahead of time. This service is provided free of charge as an added value to our clients, however, it requires a few weeks advanced notice. This is how the process works:
The couple completes a special marriage license application that we give them
We take that application to our local Clerk of the Courts
The Clerk of the Courts will send us the couple's Florida marriage license for processing
The couple receive their license via email, and they need to sign the license in front of a Notary, then send it to us via postal mail.
We take the signed and notarized license back to the Clerk's Office and get it finalized and stamped, ready for their wedding!
The day of your wedding, we'll give the license to the Officiant. You don't have to do anything else!
WHERE DO I GET A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE IN PERSON?
You can get a Florida marriage license at any Florida Clerk of the Courts office. It's a simple and quick process and all you need is a valid ID. Click here to visit the Orlando Orange County Clerk of the Courts for marriage license application details. Click on the "Marriage License Requirements" option for details of what you'll need.
I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE/COUNTRY. DO I NEED A MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM FLORIDA?
Yes, you do. To get married in Florida, you need a Florida marriage license regardless of where you live. Your marriage is valid anywhere in the United States and most countries, included the UK. You don't have to do anything else. After the wedding, you will receive a Certified Copy, which is your marriage certificate.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHY?
For elopements, packages include up to one-hour of the photographer's time. The photographer starts taking photos when the ceremony starts and during the ceremony. After the ceremony, he/she will take a few photos with immediate family members if applicable, followed by a couple-only photoshoot throughout the venue. The micro wedding package includes a little more time to include the bride putting on her dress inside the venue's bridal suite and to accommodate more attendees.
CAN I EXTEND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TIME?
You cannot arrive earlier or stay at the venue longer than the contracted venue time. However, if you want to add pre and/or post wedding coverage at a different location, additional photographer's time can be added at the cost of $400 per continuous hour.
CAN I MAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER?
Remember these are short and sweet elopements. There is no time for photo lists and other special requests that are common with traditional weddings where you hire a photographer for a day. If you are concerned about including your attendees, we always do our best to accommodate as many people as we can during our contracted time and leave time for just the two of you. Our photographers are experienced and already have a flow that is efficient to make sure we can accommodate family and still have time with the couple alone.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE COMPLIMENTARY VIDEO?
This promotional service is provided by the photographer. He/she will setup a video camera , a lapel microphone on the Officiant, and record the ceremony service. You will receive a digital file to download your footage, which will be slightly edited with introductions and standard processional music if applicable. Please note they will be no recording after the ceremony service is done. If you are looking for a more elaborated service, you may hire our videographer instead. Service fee for elopements start at $550 and up.
CAN I BRING MY OWN OFFICIANT OR PHOTOGRAPHER?
No, sorry. Our company is owned and managed by a ceremony team with the purpose of providing our ceremony services. If you have your ceremony team, then you don't need us! ;-)
IS THE CEREMONY RELIGIOUS?
Our Officiants offer two options: Civil/Secular/NON Religious and a non-denominational Christian ceremony. The difference between the two is that the Secular ceremony has NO prayers and no mention of God and the non denominational Christian ceremony has prayers, mentions god, but is not related to any specific Christian denomination.
CAN I WRITE AND READ MY OWN VOWS?
Absolutely! Just make sure you include this information on your final questionnaire. ;-)
CAN I CHANGE THE OFFICIANT'S CEREMONY?
No, you cannot. Every Officiant has his/her own ceremony they've practiced for a long time and feel comfortable with. Ceremonies are usually written by the Officiant, to suit their unique personality and form of speak. Those are his/her "working tools" sort of speak. You can compare those to the camera and lens your photographer uses to do their job or a Chef's recipe. You can personalize the ceremony by writing and reading your own vows. You can also request an attendee to do a special reading for you or even a prayer during the ceremony. Just let us know and we'll be more than happy to accommodate those special requests for you.
DO YOU ARRANGE VOWS RENEWALS?
Yes, we do! All of our packages are suitable for vows renewal. They only difference is that you don't need a marriage license because you are already married.
CAN WE HAVE/BRING CAKE AND/OR CHAMPAGNE?
No. Your best option to make those arrangements with the restaurant you are having your after-ceremony celebration at.
CAN YOU ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION TO THE VENUE?
We don't arrange transportation. Most of our couples take an Uber to the venue or arrange a limo or car service with a local limo company. Just Google "Orlando Limo Service" for some suggestions.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND A STYLIST FOR HAIR AND MAKEUP?
Yes, we can. You will receive our preferred list after you book our services.
WHAT TYPE OF FLOWERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
You have the option between roses in natural colors OR a Tropical bouquet with florist's choice of flowers. You can find more details in our Blog here.
You can request a costume bouquet, however, be advised that this option will cost you at least $50-$100 more depending on your request. To give you an example, those big beautiful "boho" bouquets you see online are priced around $300 and up. If you want to request a costume bouquet, keep in mind that many inspiration photos found online are faux flowers or the flowers might be out of season.
CAN I ADD FLOWERS TO MY PACKAGE?
Yes, you can. Additional bouquets start at $100 and boutonnieres at $15 and up depending on the flower
CAN I HIRE OTHER CEREMONY VENDORS ON MY OWN?
That depends on the service they are hired for. Ceremony vendors outside of our team must be pre-approved by Elope to Orlando. They will be required to show liability insurance and meet specific guidelines established by Elope to Orlando and the venue.
CAN I DECORATE THE CEREMONY SITE?
No. You are not allowed to setup, arrange, or hire outside vendors to decorate the venue while we are under contract. Additionally, the venue's contracted time doesn't allow time to setup decor as is meant to be a sweet and short ceremony service.
CAN I CUSTOMIZE/CHANGE/ADD TO THE PACKAGE?
We don’t offer additional services beyond what’s listed on the website. However, we'll be more than happy to help you find any other additional vendors or services you are hoping for.
CAN I HAVE A BRIDAL PARTY?
Yes, you can as long as you don't have more than 2 people on each side. Your bridal party counts towards the total number of attendees allowed. Please keep is simple. If you are expecting a traditional wedding we are not the team for you (and you are NOT eloping).
WHAT ABOUT MUSIC?
The photographer will bring a small blue tooth speaker that you can hook up to and play your choice of music or he/she can play Cannon D for a short processional and The Wedding March at the end. We cannot take requests for specific songs since it would require another person to handle just the music. You will also receive a referral for a musician if you prefer live music.
HOW LONG IS THE CEREMONY?
The entire event, including arrival, the ceremony and photos, usually takes about 90 minutes. If you have guests/attendees it will take a little longer.
IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE INTO MY GOWN AT THE VENUE?
No. You need to arrive dressed and ready to start. If you don't want your future spouse to see you dressed before you arrive to the venue, just arrange your arrivals about 5-10 minutes apart and the Photographer can help you arrange an entrance.
HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE DURING MY CHOSEN DATE?
Click here and find your date to check out Orlando’s average temperatures and precipitation.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR AN OUTDOOR WEDDING IN ORLANDO?
We believe that the best time of the year is between mid-October through mid-May. Late May through mid October is when we get the most rain and it's extremely hot and humid. Usually, we finally move away from the 90's around mid October. November and December is our best weather of the year with not much rain, low humidity and average temperatures in the 70's and sometimes even low 80's.
Our coolest month is usually February but our colds weather doesn't linger for too long.
Hurricane season is June through November, with August and September the wettest months and historically when most Tropical Storms impact Florida.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
The venue has a covered area we can use in case of rain.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF A HURRICANE?
On average, Florida gets hit with a hurricane only about once every three years. Additionally, depending on the strength and the path of the storm, Orlando (which is NOT a coastal City) might not feel the strong effects except for some wind and rain. Based on past experiences, it is pretty safe to say that the chances of a hurricane coming through Orlando the day of your wedding are very slim. That being said, in the event of a hurricane, we'll try our best to work with the venue and the ceremony vendors to make your ceremony happen, even if we need to move up or change the ceremony for a later date.
If you don't live in Florida and you are getting married during hurricane season (June-November), we suggest that you arrive at least two days prior your wedding and you don't schedule your departure until after a few days after the ceremony, in case we need to change the ceremony date. We also recommend that you purchase either refundable or flexible airplane tickets. Finally, you might want to look into wedding cancellation insurance in case a postponement is not possible.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
Our package is already discounted for elopements. Additional discounts are not possible.
HOW FAR OUT CAN I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT?
You can book our services up to a year out.
CAN I BOOK MY ELOPEMENT LAS MINUTE?
Absolutely! As long as our team and venue are available, we can make it happen with only a few weeks notice!
WE WANT TO ELOPE! HOW TO WE START?
The first step is to choose a wedding date and a venue. Once you are ready to secure the venue with a paid retainer, contact us to check the venue's availability and get started!