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A bride and groom outside of Ocoee Lakeshore Center holding summer drinks with a yellow and green tablescape in the background.

Summer Wedding Tips from Ocoee Lakeshore Center

Planning a summer wedding in Florida can be an absolute dream – it’s a vacation destination filled with sunshine and beauty. But let’s face it, the Florida heat can also be a bit of a beast. Here at Ocoee Lakeshore Center, we’ve hosted countless summer weddings, and we’ve picked up a few tricks to keep your guests cool and comfortable while you tie the knot.

Late Afternoon/Evening Ceremony

First things first, consider having your ceremony outdoors in our beautiful wedding garden. An evening ceremony, closer to 6pm, can also be a great way to dodge the peak heat of the day. And of course, hydration is key! Set up a lemonade or water station. Another “cool” idea would be custom water bottles featuring your photo – it’s a detail your guests will appreciate, and those bottles will be a cute reminder of your special day.

Ocoee Lakeshore Centers Wedding Garden outside of the Withers Maguire House lined with white chairs and set up for a wedding ceremony.  A drink stand featuring refreshments outside of Ocoee Lakeshore Center by Bumby Photography.

Wedding Fans

We love the idea our bride had from a recent wedding – personalized fans featuring their photo and the date/city! These not only add a cute touch but also serve a practical purpose. Speaking of practicality, program fans are another great way to go. These two-sided fans combine the ceremony information and wedding party introductions with a built-in way for guests to cool down. Plus, it’s a keepsake they’ll use long after the ceremony is over!

A bride and groom featured on a wedding fan for their wedding ceremony at Ocoee Lakeshore Center to keep guests cool.

Sweet Treats to Keep Cool

But what about sweet treats? Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot day? Catering a gelato, ice cream, or snow cone truck adds a touch of fun and keeps your guests cool and happy. Local businesses offer truck rentals, and these add a touch of nostalgia to your wedding.

Three 2 Oh – Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Tents & Umbrella Rentals

Now, Florida is known for its afternoon showers, so it’s always wise to have a plan B. Luckily, there are tons of rental companies offering beautiful tents that allow you to maintain that outdoor feel while staying covered from the elements. Don’t worry, we can give you a list of our preferred vendors. Oh, and umbrellas! They’re not just functional for shade, but they can also add a touch of elegance to your décor (talk about some fun photo ops)!


Dress Code: Cool Summer Attire

When it comes to attire, let your guests know it’s a cool summer affair. Flowy dresses and sundresses are perfect for the occasion. For a fun twist, suggest a color scheme that’s bright, colorful, and tropical. We love a themed summer wedding that creates a cheerful and happy vibe.

A woman in a green floral wedidng guest dress, orange floral wedding guest dress and a colorful wedding guest dress for inspiration for a summer wedding at Ocoee Lakeshore Center.

Escape the Heat

But hey, if the heat does win and you need to move indoors, we’ve got you covered there too! Our Ballroom is perfect for larger receptions and ceremonies, while our Lakeview Room is ideal for more intimate gatherings.

An indian wedding reception and ceremony set up inside Ocoee Lakeshore Center.  A wedding reception with white linen round tables and colorful decor inside Ocoee Lakeshore Centers Lakeview Room.

Let’s Make Your Dream Summer Wedding A Reality

No matter what your plans are, here at Ocoee Lakeshore Center, we want to help you create a magical wedding day. With a little planning and some creative touches, your summer wedding can be both stylish and comfortable for you and your guests. So contact us today about your dream summer wedding – we can’t wait to help make it a reality!