From the moment we set foot on Mission Inn property, I had a feeling this would be our wedding venue. I wanted something close to “home” (now, technically where I grew up), that had the old Florida lakeside feel. Marina Del Rey was the answer I was looking for! Bri painted a lovely picture of what the wedding day would look like so we had an idea of how things would be set up and showed us pictures of other weddings at this location. She was even kind enough to accommodate my family and ourselves to tour again during our short trip home before securing the venue. My catering manager made the entire process smooth and never hesitated to answer any of my questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. Kelsey took over for us when our previous catering manager was no longer with Mission Inn only several weeks before the wedding. She made the scary thought of having planned my whole day with someone else disappear immediately. She clearly had gone over everything and eased my mind and worries right away! For the rehearsal and then the wedding day she was right there checking on us and made sure that things were executed in a timely fashion and worked so well alongside my day of coordinator. I can’t rave about Bri, Kelsey, and the entire Mission Inn staff and location enough!
Marina Del Rey at Mission Inn Resort is worth every minute of the drive out from downtown Orlando. My husband wanted a ceremony by the water and I wanted an indoor reception because Florida’s weather can be unpredictable. Marina Del Rey was the perfect blend because the picturesque lakefront property has an indoor hall with full glass walls facing the lake and market lights dangling from the ceiling. The food was delicious, the venue was beautiful, and we look back on our special day with only happiness. We are especially thankful for the leftover cake, champagne, and gift that Jessica had waiting for us in our hotel room when we returned from the reception. Thank you to the happy Jessica Lynn Castrejon for showing me around the beautiful property when searching for a venue! Also, thank you patient Jessica Maertchik for always being there for us, especially with all our questions and requests.
We spent our wedding weekend at Mission Inn Resort for our two-day event! From our first visit, Jessica Lynn Castrejon helped create the vision for our dream wedding. Marina del Rey for our Hindu ceremony was her suggestion and it made for a picturesque backdrop for the festive bright colors. The path made for a grand entrance for my groom on his horse for the baraat. Everyone raved about the amazing Indian food at lunch! I love that the venue offers multiple sites so our guests were able to experience different settings for each part of our wedding. Our traditional ceremony on the second day was at Plaza de la Fontana as the sun started setting. It's so beautiful we didn't need much ceremony decor. Cocktail hour in the Plaza de las Palmas courtyard was a selling point for my husband. He loved the market lights and wrought iron tables. Our reception was at La Hacienda and it was a unique and perfect room to offer an intimate feel to a wedding of over 130 guests. With most guests coming from out of town, it was definitely a a huge plus that everyone could stay in the same place. We were able to enjoy the resort and our spend time with our guests all weekend. Most importantly, Jessica Maertchik was such a pleasure to work with through the entire process. She brought the vision of our dream wedding to life. With multiple events, she was attentive to detail and so responsive! We are so thankful to her and the entire team at Mission Inn for making the weekend so spectacular!
Our Wedding was at marina Del Rey at Mission Inn, the experience overall was amazing. The venue was breathtaking, the staff at the reception area were attentive, polite, professional and just wonderful. The coordinator Nadine was just a gem to work with, we are sad we won't be able to see her again. Nadine's Assistant was great as well. The food was great, our guest were happy with it all and can't stop talking about the food, cocktails and location they loved it all. I will recommend Mission Inn to friends and family. We actually already spoke about doing our 10 yr anniversary here. The Mission inn website does not do Marina Del Rey justice it is just an amazing spot for any occasion.
This resort is perfect for families of all ages. There's a variety of things you can do without even leaving the campus. They offer plenty of things to use like bikes or fishing poles, a game room, shuffle board, table tennis, or even golf clubs down at the clubhouse. The views are amazing and the service is excellent. In my two years of coming here, I have yet to have an issue!
We visit Mission Inn every couple of years. It has always been great, but the place was even better this year. The golf courses remain excellent. The rooms, restaurants, pool, etc. are also excellent. While we didn't take advantage of them they now have a marina and a skeet range. Mount Dora is only 1/2 hour away if you want some diversity.
So much to do at this resort including excellent restaurants, biking, walking trail, spa, golf, tennis, work out facility, trap and skeet shooting and fishing. Something here for everyone to enjoy! It's located in a very small town in the rolling hills of Florida. Great place to hold an event for just to visit with family and friends.