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Top 10 Reasons to Have Your Wedding in MetroWest

Everyone knows MetroWest is a great place to live, work, play and connect. It’s also an ideal location for a wedding as well as all the other pre- and post-wedding activities. Whether it’s the rehearsal dinner, the actual ceremony or wedding reception, MetroWest offers picturesque venues, various dining options and upscale amenities that appeal to brides and grooms throughout Central Florida. 

MetroWest Golf Club

Whether you’re looking for the perfect venue for an intimate wedding or a gorgeous ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests, MetroWest Golf Club creates memorable events for you and your guests. The golf club executes beautiful turnkey weddings and offers a variety of locations, most with dramatic golf course backdrops, meeting all your wedding needs. The club’s experienced onsite event coordinator will walk you through every option to ensure a tailor-made event to remember. 

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Rd., 407.299.1099, www.metrowestgolf.com

Crystal Ballroom

This all-inclusive wedding venue transforms according to each couple’s individual design and theme, allowing each bride and groom to “write their own story.” The Crystal Ballroom’s professional design team helps couples select from a treasure trove of décor options including linens, chair sashes, runners, overlays, chargers, votives and centerpieces. Stunning centerpieces include beautiful candelabras, vintage manzanita trees, tall floating candles, gorgeous lanterns, huge flower arrangements, tall studded candle holders and more. Full design and professional decoration of all your guest tables, main tables and ceremony space is included as well as complete setup and breakdown. 

Crystal Ballroom, 7065 Westpointe Blvd. #140, 407.757.2975, www.crystalballroomatveranda.com

The Palace

With more than 14,000 square feet of decorated space and an attentive service staff, The Palace Banquet Hall has become one of the most sought-after (and best kept secrets) for wedding parties. The Palace’s event venue allows clients to entertain over 1,000 guests, making it the perfect place to host weddings and receptions, and offers comprehensive hands-on event planning services that will bring your vision to life. The Palace is designed to take your guests’ breath away and provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs, creating a picture-perfect day. 

The Palace, 6449 Raleigh St., 407.474.3800, www.thepalaceorlando.com

Alora Health Spa

Planning a wedding can be stressful, and Alora Health Spa helps your pent-up stress and muscle tension disappear at the hands of seasoned massage therapists. Aches and pains will evaporate as therapists engage you in industry-leading and innovative treatments. The state-of-the-art medical spa offers a range of services and treatments, including body wraps, hydrotherapy, facials, aromatherapy, deep tissue and lymphatic massages, and more. Alora’s goal is to help the bride and/or groom emerge from their session feeling re-energized and ready for that special day. 

Alora Health Spa, 2295 S. Hiawassee Rd. #105b, 407.613.5507, www.alorahealthspa.com

Hair in Motion of New York

Hair in Motion is an elegant hair and nail salon located in the heart of MetroWest. The salon’s goal is to pamper the bride, and the wedding party, with professional services that enhance everyone’s beauty. Hair in Motion is a full-service salon and spa offering makeup, skin care, eye lash extensions, manicures and pedicures, hand and foot massage, special occasion hair styling, facials, body waxing and more. It’s a pampering sanctuary with every type of beauty service available. 

Hair in Motion of New York, 2121 S. Hiawassee Rd., Suite #106, 407.704.8300, www.fresha.com

Your Bridal Couture

Your special moment starts at Your Bridal Couture, a full-service bridal boutique offering wedding gown shopping in an intimate boutique setting. Whether it’s your first time looking for that special dress or you have explored multiple shops, the dedicated bridal consultants will help guide you to the perfect dress during your 90-minute appointment. Your Bridal Couture believes your gown shopping experience should be as special and memorable as your big day. Their orderable wedding gowns start at $800 and sample sizes range from 6 to 32W, offering wedding gowns for every “body.” They also offer bridesmaid dresses, custom and designer veils, and in-house alterations services. 

Your Bridal Couture, 6965 Piazza Grande Ave. Ste. 108, 407.704.5478, www.yourbridalcouture.com

Publix Bakery

When it’s time to order your wedding cake, no one does it better than the Publix Bakery. Working with Publix Aprons Catering, brides can design their own one-of-a-kind cake for their special day and order other decadent desserts for every pre- and post-celebration such as the groom’s cake, cupcakes and bridal shower cakes. Publix’s experienced catering department will make sure you get the right variety in the right amounts for any event. Their  convenient options include in-store pickup or delivery, making placing and paying for your order a piece of cake. 

Publix Supermarket at MetroWest Village, 2435 S. Hiawassee Rd., 407.294.7104, www.publix.com

MetroWest Food Truck Connection

If you’re seeking a more casual, urban feel for your wedding, having great local food trucks cater your event is becoming a popular alternative. Because food trucks bring the kitchen to the wedding, the food offered is often fresher and tastier than food that has been prepared elsewhere and brought to the reception by caterers. Fortunately, MetroWest hosts a monthly Food Truck Connection event that offers the opportunity for the lucky couple to sample options they may want to consider for their big day. You can also interact with the chef and provide feedback about a favorite item or make suggestions for things you’d love to see added to your menu. The Food Truck Connection takes place every fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MetroWest Golf Club.

Restaurants

MetroWest boasts an array of restaurants that are ideal for the rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party and/or wedding reception. Local highlights include: Itar Bistro/Market, offering a wide array of fresh Argentinian food; Izziban, an innovative all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue in a modern lakefront setting; A Brasileira Bar & Grill, bringing the best of Brazilian hospitality and authentic flavors to Orlando; and Teak Neighborhood Grill, featuring an evolving menu that boasts unique flavors and pairings accented by feature fresh, local and organic ingredients. 

Itar Bistro/Market, 7065 Westpointe Blvd. #100, 407.757.0553, www.itarbistro.com; Izziban, 6996 Piazza Grande Ave. #100, 407.868.9999, www.izzibansushibbq.com

A Brasileira Bar & Grill, 2417 S. Hiawassee Rd., 407.601.5992, www.abrasileira.us

Teak Neighborhood Grill, 6400 Time Square Ave., 407.313.5111, www.teakorlando.com

Proximity – Location, location, location. Located near I-4, Universal Studios and Mall at Millennia, and just 10 miles from downtown Orlando, MetroWest offers a convenient locale for the bride and groom and their guests where everyone can find what they need — from hotels and restaurants to attractions — all within close proximity to MetroWest. 

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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