Reviews

"The Tavares Pavilion on the Lake made every single one of our wedding dreams come true - getting married there was like a magical fairy tale!!! From the very first moment we toured the Pavilion, we knew it was something special. My husband and I were married on September 21st, and every single part of our day was perfect  thanks to the beautiful Pavilion and the amazing people who work there! Amy was our main point of contact, from our very first email inquiry to last minute emails on the morning of the wedding when I needed to request an extra chair at one our dinner tables. Throughout the entire planning process, Amy was simply incredible!!! She was very quick to respond to our emails, was super friendly and sweet, had great suggestions on how to plan out the flow of our day, and never made me feel silly for asking lots of questions. Carrie also helped me several times and was lovely. We also LOVED Michael! I didn't meet him until our rehearsal, and I wish I would've met him sooner! He was calm and reassuring and pleasant - definitely great for stressed out brides. He even greeted me on wedding day at  the end of the pier with an umbrella for shade since it was so hot and escorted me to the door. The Pavilion itself is so gorgeous - we love the ambiance and the antiques and the existing décor. We had a "Florida" vibe to our wedding and we used a lot of citrus and greenery and we didn't need to add a lot of extra floral or props due to the elegance of the venue itself. Our Guests were mostly from New England and the Midwest and were extremely impressed - they could not get ENOUGH of the Pavilion and are still raving to us about how beautiful it was! Friends of ours who got married at other venues in Central Florida mentioned that they wish they would have known about the Pavilion so they could have gotten married there instead! Planning our wedding here was stress free, straightforward, and easy. I wish we could rate more than 5 stars. Simply amazing."

      - The Knot, Jessica G. 

"My husband and I just got married on 9.15.18 and I am still walking on cloud 9. We are so incredibly happy with how everything turned out. The staff at Pavilion on the Lake will make you feel right at home. We didn’t meet Michael until later in the game, but we wished he was at the forefront. His whole demeanor was kind and light hearted. I was greeted outside of my car with an umbrella the day of so I didn’t get hot. I felt like royalty! The whole staff assisted my family and accommodated  all of our needs. You can’t go wrong getting married here. It’s like a fairytale :)"

      - The Knot,  Abby P.

"If you are looking for your dream venue, this is it! I can't even put into words how perfect our wedding was. It was actually the first and last venue I went too because when I stepped out of the car onto the pier, I knew this was it! The team at the pavilion are the most responsive, accommodating and just amazing people ever. From planning to the actual day, they made all my dreams come true. I can't thank you enough and every single one of our guests kept saying how in awe they were of our venue. From the beautiful lakeside views, to the friendly staff & breathtaking staircases.. I couldn't have picked a better venue. Thank you so much Amy, Michael, Carrie and team. I couldn't be more happier in my selection for a venue." 

       -The Knot, Starleigh M. 

"We just had my daughter's wedding there this weekend and... WOW! There is no better venue for a wedding. The building is gorgeous, the view is amazing, and there are not enough superlative adjectives to describe how awesome the staff is. From our million questions before we booked it, to seating and reception floor plans, and even helping with the details like a table for the sand ceremony and photo spot suggestions, they stayed involved and accessible right up to the wedding. They always acted more like helpful friends than like vendors trying to sell something. My husband even wants to have his company Christmas party there. We looked at so many other sites from resorts to country clubs and beyond, but nothing compared to this. It is beautiful and decorated on its own, but is also gorgeous as a background for your own decoration style. Tavares Pavilion on the lake was everything my daughter and son-in-law wanted, and we were all thrilled with the outcome!"

       -The Knot, Shene A. 

"Coordinating with the Pavilion staff was a breeze through the entire process. Quickly responded to any emails and phone calls to answer every question we had. On our wedding day, I was greeted on the pier and escorted inside with an umbrella. I truly felt like a princess! So friendly and a pleasure to work with. Not to mention the facility is beautiful!!"  

      - The Knot, Kelsey S. 

"The Tavares Pavilion on the Lake was the most perfect venue we could've hoped to find for our wedding! The property is nothing short of stunning, and the staff was incredible during every step of the process. They offer so much for their clients and allow usage of their entire facility for the entirety of the event. We were so impressed with the courteousness and attentiveness of the staff on our wedding day, they really made it special and helped so much with getting everything in place exactly as we needed. They put so much consideration into the planning and execution of our wedding, helping along the way by asking us questions we may not have even thought of! They truly care that your event goes off without a hitch, and did an incredible job working with all our vendors too. This place is also one of the most beautiful venues I've seen and needs so little in terms of decoration. Simply the existing décor with the addition of our flower arrangements was all we needed, the venue has so much natural beauty that it doesn't take much to make everything insanely gorgeous. If you're looking for an incredible venue with even better staff, the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake will not disappoint!" 

       - The Knot, Ronnie S. 

"We had our Wedding here on May 10, 2018 and couldn’t ask for a better venue! The view is amazing. The staff exceeded our expectations in every way. All out guests were happy and many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Amy was the nicest easiest person to work and plan with. Michael and Austin were part of our dream team wedding day. Thank you for makings and our special day unforgettable, perfect and beautiful! We fell in love with the Pavilion the first time we saw it. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure our wedding went smoothly. We would definitely recommend it to any engaged couple looking for a venue to host their wedding." 

       - The Knot, Amy M. 

"Was just married here at the end of March and I could not have been happier with my venue choice. I was looking for water front but without the beach vibe. I wanted a calm beautiful view but something classy on the inside. This fit all those things. They were accommodating and wonderful people. Costs were reasonable and was so happy I found this little gem. Many of my guests were wondering why I chose Tavares, FL as my wedding location, but once seeing my venue, they completely understood! The bridal room is small but gorgeous. The building is big enough for everything I needed. I was able to not see my husband until I was walking down the aisle but never felt trapped in my room! I would say, parking had me stressed a bit, since there was no parking lot right outside, however, the hotels are literally right down the road (just a short walk away) and not one my guests complained! Everything went great and I appreciate Amy and all of the staff doing everything to make sure I had a great event. I had about 100 guests and I felt like reception and dance floor upstairs was the perfect size. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone."  

      - The Knot, Caitlin H. 

"We had our rehearsal and wedding here and it was amazing!! We were extremely pleased with our entire experience! The staff were super helpful and friendly and the Pavilion was beautiful. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the venue was! I would highly recommend Tavares Pavilion on the Lake for whatever event you are planning!!" 

       - The Knot, Trudy A. 

"This venue was my dream come to life!! It is absolutely GORGEOUS inside and out. I fell in love with it right away and booked it as soon as possible. I worked with Amy almost entirely through my year of planning and she was so on the ball about everything! Response time was amazing, she always emailed me back right away and was so accommodating. I wanted a true "old Florida" themed wedding and it was completely brought to life here! Your guests will be AMAZED by this venue!" 

       - The Knot, Caitlyn C. 

"My now Husband, was actually the one to pick this place and am I glad he did! We instantly fell in love with the place! The whole staff was incredible and went above and beyond! I want to thank Amy for answering every single one of my questions & emails even the ones I thought were silly so promptly. I also want to thank Michael for every little detail mattered to him as much as it did to me and never was there a sentence where he didn't call the bride The Princess. The staff is as amazing and beautiful as the venue. I wouldn't have picked any other place or people to work with. Brides/Grooms look NO FURTHER this is YOUR venue!" 

       - The Knot, Keren S.  

"This venue was perfect for our January wedding. The weather couldn’t have been better for our ceremony on the pier. We had a downstairs cocktail hour and upstairs reception that everyone loved. We had about 100 guests and there was still plenty of space for a dance floor. So many guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was. Amy and Carrie were very helpful throughout the planning process. I highly recommend this venue!" 

       - The Knot, Alex M.  

"The Tavares Pavilion on the lake is an amazing venue. We fell in love with the place from the first time we visited when we were looking for a venue for our wedding. We recommend making sure you book early because the dates tend to book fast. None of our guests had ever been to this Venue which made it a surprise for all! This was such a wonderful find, guests were continually complementing on how beautiful everything was. We had a Christmas Wedding and utilized all the beautiful decorations the Pavilion uses during the holiday season. The venue has a great tropical yet elegant atmosphere throughout. Thus, no matter the season of your event the Pavilion is beautifully decorated and designed making it the perfect backdrop with little added décor needed. We could not say thank you enough to the staff. The staff we worked with; Amy, Randall and Michael were over and above wonderful! They were very helpful from day one from the planning stages of our wedding answering any and all questions. The staff was also very helpful the day of our wedding making sure that everything was taken care of. We would absolutely recommend this venue for anyone that is looking for a great atmosphere for any type of celebration." 

       - The Knot, Katie J. 

"Look no further, The Pavilion on the Lake is truly a gem and must when considering venues to get married. First off, the staff is top notch. Carrie and Amy welcome you with open arms and no question is a silly one. Michael and the Pavilion staff are super friendly and Michael made me feel like a princess on my special day. When first arriving on my wedding day I was walking up and had a bag in my hand and Michael spotted me. He quickly started running towards me and helping me with anything I needed. The evening went seamlessly and I can't thank them enough for making our day magical, wonderful and a day I will never forget!"  

      -The Knot, Amri B. 

"This venue is perfect and absolutely beautiful. We were married in the evening and the lights around the venue are stunning. Our guests are still telling us how beautiful everything was and how much they loved the Pavilion. I highly recommend this location and the staff was amazing!"  

      - The Knot, Elizabeth B. 

"Simply amazing. We held an indoor brunch wedding here for our daughter and son-in-law on January 28th. The morning was cool, skies clear and bright, water blue and shimmery, sea planes were taking off and landing – the pier was perfect for sipping morning Mimosas. Add to that the incredible staff! Michael, Amy, and Carrie have the perfect combination of knowledge, wisdom and experience to coordinate these events, yet they were very patient with us, very informative, and giving of their time during the year of planning and on the day of the event. This particular area has special meaning to our family so to know that there is an absolutely stunning venue sitting right here made this doubly special. If you are planning a wedding in Central Florida and you want true Florida, this is the place."  

      -The Knot, Belinda D. 

"The Pavilion is gorgeous. Perfect venue for a wedding. Staff is amazing. So attentive and thorough from beginning to end. Paid such close attention to details." 

      - The Knot, Nancy W.  

"Absolutely stunning! My friends and family were blown away by this hidden gem in the middle of Lake County. The staff were great and communicated with me the whole time leading up to the big day (especially with Irma). I hope that brides know you don't have to spend $20,000 to get a beautiful venue." 

       - The Knot, Brittany O. 

"The Pavilion was a joy to work with.. They will be as involved or uninvolved as you would like. During my wedding ceremony they were amazing and seamless in the way they set up and helped with any transition of the day... They are basically a blank canvas for your wedding day and love helping make it the most beautiful day of your life." 

      -The Knot, Hannah N. 

"We were so happy with Tavares Pavilion, it is such a unique and fun venue! We received a ton of compliments on the venue during and after the wedding. The building was designed to be perfect for weddings, and it is! It is such a stunning location, the photos turned out beautiful, and the staff was very helpful! We even designed our invitations around the Pavilion! Where else can you get married in the middle of a lake?" 

       - The Knot, Brittany B. 

"My husband and I were married in this BEAUTIFUL venue on April 1st, 2017. It was everything I could have asked for and more. The staff was courteous and unless we needed them they hid themselves well. My day of coordinator worked very well with them and spoke highly of the staff. My husband and I were very concerned with noise coming for the nearby seaplane event, however even with the event happening right outside, we didn't hear ANYTHING. The venue was wonderful about letting our guests come and sire inside during the cocktail hour when it got hot. They were also wonderful with assisting our elderly guests upstairs and helped my family clean up after the event. Overall, for the amount of money we paid, we were very happy. Would definitely recommend this venue to any bride that wants to get married on a beautiful staircase and with a picturesque water backdrop." 

      -The Knot, Heather P.