Experience Royalty at Its Finest: The Howey Mansion Wedding

Wedding Venue

Newlyweds walk hand in hand through a green field under trees with their bridal party at their the howey mansion wedding

Some people dream about their weddings their entire lives, envisioning the day they get to unapologetically feel like royalty. If you’re someone who has always imagined your castle-inspired day of luxury, then I have the perfect venue for you. The Howey Mansion in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, is a beacon of old-world opulence fit for a couple who isn’t afraid to embrace their romantic royal vibes. Does a The Howey Mansion wedding sound appealing? Keep reading to learn more about this exquisite venue. 

About The Howey Mansion Wedding Venue

1001 Citrus Avenue, Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida 34737

The Howey Mansion was the passion project of citrus industry innovator and politician William J. Howey. He originally owned 60,000 acres of Florida land, many of which he planted with citrus trees, saving one of the best spots for his private estate. Built in 1927, their Mediterranean Revival-style home was designed to be hospitably opulent with magnificent feats of craftsmanship and architecture. Over the years, the home – and its 16 acres of surrounding parkland – welcomed presidents, celebrities, and other esteemed guests. 

But as time went on, the Howey Mansion was eventually abandoned and fell into disrepair. That is, until 2017, when it was purchased by Orlando real estate investors and entrepreneurs Brad and Clay Cowherd. They meticulously restored the mansion and converted it into an amazing event venue, restoring it to its former glory so it could once again welcome guests of honor with pride. 

A bride laughs with her bridesmaids and flower girls while sitting on a bed in pajamas at her the howey mansion wedding

Details of the Grounds

The Howey Mansion Estate is an exquisite property with several beautiful settings for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. You can utilize each space however you like, curating an event that upholds your lifelong vision of a dream wedding. 

The indoor Ballroom is a spectacular space for an intimate wedding ceremony or a lively reception. A breathtaking fireplace with an enormous wooden frame and mantle is a romantic backdrop for a vow exchange. Rich hardwood floors and a ceiling lined with mahogany beams add an extra historical touch to the space. 

Outdoors, the backyard offers an elegant stone patio that is perfect for a stunning ceremony. Beautiful arched windows, tall palm trees, and colorful stonework all add charm and character to the space. It can also be used for al fresco cocktail hours or a dinner party beneath the stars. 

Additionally, you can opt to utilize a tent on the lawn for your celebration, which is highly recommended. Florida is known for its unpredictable weather, and if your wedding date happens to be in the summer, you’ll be glad you have a tent when those afternoon storms move through! 

Details of a bride's large colorful bouquet with her bridesmaids

Photography Opportunities

The Howey Mansion is an amazing place when it comes to capturing dynamic wedding photos. The property itself is absolutely gorgeous, with mature trees dripping in moss, meticulous landscaping, and wide open fields of green lawn. The exterior of the home is castle-like and perfect for grand portraits. Inside, the foyer’s incredible stone, curved staircase is perfect for solo and couple shots. The dining room, ballroom, and other spaces are perfect for more formal portraits, too, that will make you and your partner look like a couple out of a “Once upon a time” fairy tale. 

Wedding Details

The Howey Mansion is not only a beautiful venue, but it’s also home to an incredible staff of event specialists who know exactly how to exceed all of your expectations. They’ll help you select your custom menu from their exclusive caterer, Arthur’s Catering, and make sure you’ve accounted for every necessary detail for the perfect event. 

The Howey Mansion offers two wedding packages with their own unique benefits and perks, as well as the option to stay onsite in overnight accommodations!

Fall In Love With The Unique Luxury Of The Howey Mansion Wedding Venue

The Howey Mansion wedding venue is the kind of castle, old estate event that brides (and grooms!) dream about for their wedding day. As your wedding photographer, I ensure you have an album full of incredible photos celebrating you as the royalty you are. All while still incorporating your unique personalities and my modern artistic style. Let’s make it happen!