rental facilities – About Orlando https://aboutorlando.com Insider Tips for Orlando Florida Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:37:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Rental Venues for Hosting Your Party https://aboutorlando.com/rental-venues-host-your-party/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:06:36 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4933 For any special event, from weddings to anniversaries to birthday parties, local venues in Orlando that offer Event Rental Veunue or Banquet Halls.

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Banquet halls, banquet facilities in Orlando. Where to host your next event, wedding, or business function. More at AboutOrlando.com
Looking for unique rental venues for hosting your next business meeting, special event or upcoming wedding reception? In Orlando you will find a mix of traditional banquet halls along with attraction areas and museums that offer a wide variety of unique options for you.
Totally Unique:
ICEBAR Orlando, need I say more? Located on International Drive within walking distance to the Orange County Convention Center, this attraction-lounge provides a little adventure, entertainment, light bites, premium cocktails and can accommodate 475 guests.
Making a Statement:
What could be more interesting than holding a business meeting or even a wedding at an animal park? Both the Central Florida Zoo and Gatorland offer outdoor areas for private events.
Museum Facilities:
Area museums such as the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando Science Center and the Orange County Regional History Center are set up to provide everything from private intimate gatherings to full-blown large scale formal weddings.
Romantic Outdoor Settings:
Gardens in bloom, beautiful sculptures, tranquil lake views. This is what many couples want for their wedding day. Artistic venues such as the Maitland Art CenterAlbin Polasek Sculpture Gardens offer romantic settings as do Winter Park’s beautiful Leu Gardens and Kraft Azalea Gardens. The historic Waterhouse Residence at the Maitland Historical Museum also a perfect backdrop for social functions. Another popular option, Cypress Grove Park is located on the shores of Lake Jessamine.
Theaters & Auditoriums:
For business functions or meetings requiring a stage or film presentations, try one of our local small theaters or performing arts venues such as the Enzian Theater or the Plaza Live Theater.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater https://aboutorlando.com/orlando-shakespeare-theater/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:23:56 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=2324 Classic to contemporary productions at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater for both the Signature and Children's Series. Located in Loch Haven Park in Orlando.

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Some of the best theatrical performances in Orlando can be seen at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
812 E Rollins St.
Orlando, FL 32803
407-447-1700
HISTORY:

Shakespeare has been part of Orlando’s cultural scene since the mid 1970’s when Professor Stuart Omans of the University of Central Florida began bringing students to local schools to perform scenes from classic novels. Over the years this concept has morphed from an annual outdoor festival into one of the Orlando area’s most impressive theaters. In 2013 the Shakespeare Theater staged the 2 part 6 hour production of The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, an epic undertaking that has only been produced six times before in the United States.

ANNUAL EVENTS:

In November, be sure to visit PlayFest! for a fast paced three-day weekend of new plays, distinctive panels and lively parties.

GOOD TO KNOW:
  • Free parking is available in the shared lot with the Orlando Museum of Art. Additional parking is available at the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
  • There is a small gift shop in the lobby of the building that has a nice selection of theater related gifts.
  • Individual and season tickets are available for the Signature Series and Children’s Series.
  • Visit Harriet’s Bar for wine, beer and soft drinks. Beverages can be taken into the theater.
  • Educational programs are available for children and adults.
  • There are several ways to offer your time as a volunteer.
  • The theater and grounds are available to be rented for special events.

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CityArts Factory https://aboutorlando.com/cityarts-factory/ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:54:51 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=2021 The CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando. Providing a cultural destination of visual and performing arts. Operated by the Downtown Arts District. Visit the Third Thursday Gallery Hop.

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Downtown Orlando's cultural scene brings excitement to life through an infusion of visual and performing arts.
CityArts Factory
29 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
407-648-7060

Operated by the Downtown Arts District, CityArts Factory was established in 2000 as a venue to showcase an infusion of local and international works of art. The 20,000 square-foot multi-use arts and cultural space is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando on the corners of W. Pine and Orange Avenue.

The Downtown Arts District, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, is comprised of a series of cultural communities comprised of visual arts, literature, the performing arts and culture-related retail businesses.

GOOD TO KNOW:
  • The building is comprised of 6 Art Galleries, a Photography Studio, Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
  • SAK Comedy Theatre is on the second floor of the building
  • CityArts Factory is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am until 6:00pm.
  • Free admission!
  • Park at the Plaza Parking Garage and bring your parking voucher to the welcome desk when you arrive for a flat rate of $4 per day. (Please note, prices are subject to change)
  • CityArts Factory can be rented out for private events.

Third Thursday Gallery Hop:

If you’ve never been, be sure to put the Third Thursday Gallery Hop on your list of things to try out in Orlando. This monthly, free event begins at 6:00pm at the CityArts Factory where you can pick up a listing of participating area galleries and shops. Spend some time previewing the featured artwork in the six showrooms before venturing out to some of the other listed venues that feature artistically-inclined exhibits and collections.

As the evening wears on, the galleries at CityArts can become rather crowded – you are almost certain to run into someone that you know.  You may encounter a local artist, happy to share information about his works on display. There were parents exploring the world of local art with their kids, retirees out for the evening and after work business folks.  Attire ranges from suits to shorts.
The evening that I attended the Third Thursday Gallery Hop there was a photography exhibit titled ‘The Best of DTO’, that was a collection of submitted photos taken in Orlando. This exhibit was displayed in the largest gallery and garnished the most attention that evening. Hundreds of creative images of downtown lined the walls and included everything from a swan’s silhouette at Lake Eola Park to some of the outdoor See Art Orlando sculptures. I spent an hour previewing the creative photos guessing where and when they might have been taken.
It was an enjoyable Thursday evening outing. Easy going with a laid back crowd that was made even more enjoyable with the option of beer and wine. In addition to donations that are collected by the door, CityArts also sells wine, beer and water ($4, $3, $1) making this a very inexpensive date night out in Downtown Orlando. There is not any food sold at the event, so you may want to grab a snack beforehand.
I parked at the library parking garage on Central Blvd for $2 an hour. Parking is also available at the Plaza (entrance from either E Pine or E Church). Bring your parking pass to be validated for a discounted rate.
Suggestions:  Wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking to all the galleries on the list.  You may also want to bring a bag  (or in my case, just a larger purse) to carry the brochures and freebies that you may pick up throughout the night.
DIRECTIONS:

Heading South on Orange Avenue, CityArts Factory is on the NE corner of W. Pine Street and Orange Avenue.

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