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THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT!  Getting ready for a wedding at The Estate!

                         Bride and Bridal Party at Agatha’s Guesthouse having fun and relaxing while preparing for a very special wedding day!

“Oh my gosh, this place is gorgeous!”  That’s what our last tour exclaimed as we strolled through the 6 separate venues on 10-acres that are The Estate on the Halifax.  Guests enjoying their tour tell us that sometimes pictures of venues don’t portray what the venue really looks like, but The Estate, well the pictures just don’t do it justice, it’s so much more!  When we share the history with guests they are amazed that The Estate was never intentioned to be a wedding venue. Crazy!! If you were planning to create a wedding venue this would be a perfect place to plan.

The Estate is set up to have lots of room for preparations for the Bride and Groom and to have fun, enjoy and relax.  It provides a great time from the beginning of the wedding day to the very NEXT day and yes we always include a honeymoon night in our exclusive use reservation. Along with that exclusive use reservation is the PRIVACY of having the entire Estate on the Halifax to yourselves, guests feel as if they are at their very own private estate enjoying this special day.

Our brides enjoy a two story, 3 bedroom 1914 home overlooking the Halifax from the front of the home to an awesome view of The Estate Gardens from the rear view of Agatha’s Guest House.  Oh and let’s not forget the indoor pool and Jacuzzi while the preparations of hair and make up are happening there is always the ability to have more fun and relax while putting freshly pedicured toes into the pool and sipping Mimosas! (the pool and Jacuzzi are located indoors)!

For the groom and the groomsmen, they have the time, space and ability to enjoy their very own private train car for their preparations, not only picturesque but so much fun!

Wedding ceremonies take place in a myriad of locations The Gardens, The Gazebo, The River Walk site (all outdoors), or perhaps you are looking for The Chapel (circa 1897) for a special indoor ceremony (or a great Plan B for inclement weather). The Tavern, where indoor receptions are held will accommodate up to 250 guests for a plated event and 200 with a buffet and provides an experience that your guests will feel so very special that you shared this wonderful day and venue with them.  With our private exclusive use reservation you and your guests will relax and enjoy all the amenities and the privacy of The Estate during your reservation, all day and don’t forget your honeymoon night too!

A day of fun and relaxation brings out the beauty and joy on a very special day!

SO MUCH FUN!!!

SO MUCH FUN!!!

Groom and Groomsmen having a great time too!

The Club Car circa 1945

The Club Car circa 1945

All Aboard!!

All Aboard!!

The Garden Gazebo

The Garden Gazebo

The River Walk Kiss

In the Pink!

In the Pink!

 

The Chapel circa 1897 early in the morning!

The Chapel circa 1897 early in the morning!

and at Sunset!

and at Sunset!

The Estate on the Halifax at Sunrise!  Good Morning!

The Estate on the Halifax at Sunrise! Good Morning!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words!

 

It’s so much fun to share information about our highly anticipated Evenings on The Estate.  Our first for 2015 is taking place on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.   They have grown tremendously over the years and we currently host some of the most celebrated and creative vendors in the Central Florida area during our event.  Sunday the 15th will be a  perfect time to celebrate your new engagement, to check out linens, décor, music, food selections from Aunt Catfish’s Catering  and a very special time for our Brides to Be, called #CAMERA READY!  Brides can come camera ready, get some shots taken and possibly be chosen for a free engagement session. Our entire 10-acre estate is opened for you to enjoy a unique walk through the historical venues of The Estate and to savor the quietness of The Gardens and the beauty of the surrounding areas.   The evening is filled with joy and excitement as you see our beautiful “blank canvas” venue come alive with the twinkling of lights, luxurious linens and flickering  candles.  Oh and we can’t forget SPECIAL #CHOCOLATELOVE, reserve your date prior to February 28th with one of our Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 packages and receive a complimentary #CHOCOLATELOVE  fountain for your special day.   It will be a beautiful time at The Estate!   R.S.V.P. on facebook!

Join us!

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The Chapel

The River Walk Ceremony Site

The River Walk Ceremony Site

The Covered Bridge

The Covered Bridge

The Gazebo at Night

The Tavern

The Tavern

Beautiful and rich in character and history The Estate on the Halifax is a venue that welcomes change. Perhaps you remember us as The Tavern and Chapel in the Garden.  Yes, even our name has changed over the years.  It’s wonderful to be able to share with our couples that we want them to consider The Estate as a “blank canvas” enabling them to create their day and their vision. A request that encompasses décor and most importantly the couples desire for how they want to share their day with each other and their guests. As the venue we have the unending pleasure to see visions, ideas and dreams brought to reality. We see our excited and happy brides (and grooms too) dreaming and sharing their desires and visions and with an abundant number of options and creative vendors; dreams are realized, visions are created and then it always happens Things Change!! When that happens here at The Estate…it’s a beautiful moment as THEIR  special day begins! Take a moment to check out some of our “Things Change” Venue Makeovers also known as “Your Day”! You’ll get the idea…..We are all about YOU!!

 

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The Chapel was built in 1897 and will accommodate 120 guests comfortably or more if needed.

Things Change (The Chapel)

The Chapel  What is your vision?

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The Tavern will accommodate up to 50 guests intimately or up to 250 guests for your event.

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The Tavern First Floor so many ways to create YOUR vision!

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The Garden Gazebo is ready for flowers, candles or to be draped! Make it Gazebo Gorgeous!

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The Garden Gazebo Picture Perfect set for 200 guests (can accommodate up to 250)

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The Tavern Second Floor area can be set for seating or buffet

A second look at draping and flowers and what they add to the buffet!

A second look at draping and flowers and what they add to the buffet on the second floor!

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The Tavern offers so many options with our NEW addition The Optional Room

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The Tavern Optional Room…is that really the same room?  What’s your Vision?