The Capen House at the Polasek




The Capen House is Winter Park’s premier boutique event venue located on the lakefront property of the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens.

Situated on the pristine grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in beautiful Winter Park, Florida, the Capen House offers the perfect Central Florida backdrop for any type of special event; from engagement parties, corporate events, bridal showers, baby showers, meetings, and anniversary parties to graduation parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, and celebrations of life.

Capen House Event Amenities:

-Over 2,500 square feet of event space
-Three-and-a-half acres of manicured grounds and lakefront gardens for outdoor meetings and celebrations, including tenting capabilities
-Exquisite Hospitality Suite
-Charming architectural details, vintage light fixtures, and original 1885 heart pine floors
-Indoor veranda overlooking Lake Osceola
-Expansive lakefront patio
-Boat dock for relaxation, extended entertaining space, or creative arrivals and departures
-Convenience to downtown Winter Park hotels, restaurants, and shops
-Audio/visual equipment and wireless internet
-Catering prep kitchen
-ADA/ Wheelchair Access to grounds and 1st level interior

Contact our Event Coordinator for more information and to schedule a private tour: [email protected] or 407-603-8949 ext. 2003

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Private Estate, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 9:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $350/hr. A refundable security deposit of $750 is required.

Capen House Summer Special: 30% OFF all Evening and Weekend Rentals during the months of July, August, and September. Book now for an extraordinary event!

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Capen House at the Polasek is estimated at between $6,416 and $10,639 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Complimentary bridal suite
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 9:00PM
Valet is required for more than 35 cars