The Orlando Museum of Art is the perfect location for a unique, one-of-a-kind wedding. From dramatic, high ceilings to incredible art, you are sure to make an impression on your guests that will have them bragging about your big day as much as you are! We have grown to love this venue and it’s fantastic staff. We are so looking forward to many more beautiful weddings at the Museum in the new year, maybe even yours!
This month we spent some time getting to know the Museum’s fabulous Facility Rentals Coordinator, Arielle-Christine Study, and we have provided some of what we learned for you in this blog.
– How long has the museum been open?
“Founded in 1924, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) institution, the Orlando Museum of Art is a leading cultural institution in the region. The Museum’s purpose has been to enrich the cultural life of Florida by providing excellence in the visual arts. To meet this objective, the Museum has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art; to presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significance; to developing first-rate educational programs; and to presenting creative and inclusive programs to reach every segment of a diverse community.”
– What are the benefits of a museum wedding?
“How could a couple go wrong with getting married in front of a collection of unprecedented artwork? The Museum setting is unique, sleek, sophisticated and naturally gorgeous. Specifically, at the Orlando Museum of Art clients have the option of getting married in front of a glass sculpture by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, or in the Outdoor Sculpture Garden. The Orlando Museum of Art offers a number of interesting and beautiful spaces for weddings and receptions. The Museum is ideally located between Downtown Orlando and Winter Park in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.”
– What should the client expect when booking your team? What does your team do for the couple?
“The professional staff at OMA will exceed couples expectations with an exceptional level of communication, assistance, and willingness to go the extra mile to make your special day seamless. The Facility Rentals Coordinator will work directly with the client from day one, and will be present for any questions and/or assistance during the planning process and day-of affairs. The Museum highly values pre-existing relationships with Central Florida’s premier vendors. The coordinator will work closely with vendors, manage set-up and strike of installations and decor, visitor arrival and departure, and answer any visitor questions.”
– Are the exhibits open during events?
“The Museum’s collections include mostly 20th to 21st Century Contemporary American Art, with collections of African American artifacts and Ancient Americas Antiquities. Annually, the Museum presents 10-12 exhibitions. Couples have the option to allow guests to experience the galleries before the Reception- adding a neat touch and something different for guests to partake.”
– What items are included in the rental of the space?
“Clients have access to the Museum’s tables: 60” round tables, 6’ & 8’ banquet tables, high cocktail tables. Access to the Museum’s high-speed WiFi throughout the venue. Another great benefit is the Museum offers free parking just outside the Museum entrance, convenient for your guests. Rental events are conducted in four-hour time blocks from 6:00 PM-11:00 PM and includes an additional two hours for setup and one hour for breakdown.”
– What are some important facts about each the rental spaces?
“The Orlando Museum of Art offers a number of interesting and beautiful spaces for weddings and receptions that can be configured to meet any vision. The areas include: the Rotunda (a large semicircular room with white marble floors, soaring ceiling, and arc of glass windows and doors, for up to 150 guests); 101 Grand Gallery (a lovely gallery with Chihuly’s Cobalt & Citron glass tower under a domed skylight, often used for cocktail hours or ceremonies, accommodates up to 100 guests for dinner, 250 for cocktail parties or ceremonies), Meeting Rooms A, B & C (carpeted reception space for up to 100 guests, adjoining the Rotunda through three sets of large double doors, so the two are often used together); and Full Museum rental with gallery access for your guests.”
– What is your favorite wedding trend at the moment or a trend that worked well in the museum?
“Mixing modern, vintage and rustic country seems to be a big trend right now and we’ve seen a lot of it here at the Museum. The combination fits perfect with the settings available. The endless options create a unique and perfect harmony, and we love seeing the space transform!”
Photos courtesy of Hundreds of Moments, Emily Katharine Photography, & Mike Briggs Photography
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Check out their website and be sure to schedule a tour soon, this space is hot and booking up fast for the new year!