The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne: The Dr. Phillips House




Dr. Phillips House at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne offers historic architecture and charm as well as stunning spaces to create your perfect wedding ceremony and reception. The house, named for the central Florida legend who was a major force in the development of the citrus industry in the late 19th century, has grand Victorian rooms and elegant period furnishings sure to bring a classic, distinguished feel to your wedding. The garden ceremony site is a beautifully romantic space sure to wow you and your guests. Imagine walking down a brick aisle littered with flower petals to a classic white gazebo surrounded by lush greenery and decorated with your favorite flowers where you will tie the knot in front of all your family and friends. For your reception, the dining room, with its walls of huge windows letting in the beautiful Florida sunlight, will be the perfect space for you and your guests to eat delicious food, make unforgettable toasts, and celebrate your special day.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Park/Garden, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 1/2 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. If over 90 guests, a additional fee of $200 is required. The rental fee includes complementary parking for all your guests. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne: The Dr. Phillips House is estimated at between $5,214 and $11,749 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM