Wedding reception chairs set up in field overlooking lake

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony – Marina del Rey

Tucked away and hidden down a winding drive surrounding on either side by lush tropical greenery, hundred year old oaks and dangling Spanish moss is Mission Inn Resort’s Marina del Rey.  The Marina del Rey is the premier Orlando waterfront ceremony location.

Couple at Marina del Rey Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By: Bumby Photography


Situated on the shores of peaceful Lake Harris, the Marina transports visitors back in time. Surrounded by natural beauty reminiscent of Old Florida, you’ll find giant, towering cypress trees dramatically draped in Spanish moss, romantic low hanging oaks  and a wooden boardwalk that journeys through the marshlands into a stunning green oasis.

Kathy Thomas Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By: Kathy Thomas Photography

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Family Wedding

Photo By: Victoria Kirwin Photography

Couple on boardwalk at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By:  Jessica Leigh Photography

Same Sex Wedding at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

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Marina del Rey offers an intimate, secluded option for couples with an array of different waterfront ceremony setup options to appeal to anyone regardless of their wedding style, vision and size.  Every wedding ceremony at Mission Inn Resort includes white garden wedding chairs, water service for your guests, gift and guest book tables with white linen and set-up accommodations for your musicians or DJs.

Bridal Party at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

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Couple Kissing Forever at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

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One of the three Orlando waterfront ceremony options at Marina del Rey is on the Cypress lawn in front of the grand Cypress trees.  The water on Lake Harris glistens in the background as couples join lives in front of these silent giants.  The grandeur of the trees is dramatically captured through photography on wedding day as “I Dos” are exchanged.  This waterfront ceremony option works great, whether you have 40 guests or 140.

Marina del Rey Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Rustic

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Orlando Waterfront Ceremony at Sunset

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Stunning Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

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Orlando Waterfront Ceremony with Rose Petals

Photo By:  Victoria Angela Photography


For the couple who is looking for a more intimate waterfront ceremony option at the Marina del Rey, the low hanging oak is as romantic as it guests.  Vows are spoken and kisses are given between the newlyweds, as they stand, tucked underneath the oak.  The tree creates an intimacy and warmth as it “hugs” the guests, who are looking on at the ceremony, with natural Florida greenery and the sparkling lake in the background.

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Under an Oak

Photo By: Bumby Photography

Couple Kissing Under Oak at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By: Heather Rice Photography

Intimate Oak Tree Ceremony at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By: Sydney Marie Photography

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony at Oak

Photo By: Heather Rice Photography


The front lawn of the Marina offers a combination of all of the beauty of the other waterfront ceremony spaces, with oaks and cypress, moss and palms and a stunning view of Lake Harris.  It is perfect for the couple that is utilizing the cypress lawn for their outdoor wedding reception.

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony on Front Lawn

Photo By:  Ashley McCormick Weddings and Portraits

Orlando Waterfront Front Lawn Ceremony

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Portrait of Couple at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By:  Jennifer Werneth Photography


The natural setting of the Marina makes it a perfect spot for a rustic wedding. The cypress lawn looks stunning with church pews and a wooden cross or whiskey barrels and gorgeous fresh floral.  The Marina has even been the home of a fun mid-western themed wedding.

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Rustic Wedding

Photo By:  Jennifer Werneth Photography

Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Western Style

Photo By:  The Hon’s Wedding Studio

Couple Kissing at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Location

Photo By:  Tiffany Mcclure



If you want to arrive in style on your big day, the marina is the place to make a big entrance.  Couples can enter by horse & carriage, antique car or even by seaplane.

Antique Car at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Location

Photo By:  Kristen Weaver Photography


Horse and Carriage at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Location

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Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Seaplane Entrance

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When couples say “I Do” to Marina del Rey as their waterfront ceremony location, it opens the doors of creativity for those looking to include fun unity ceremonies.  Marina couples have incorporated extra greenery by having a plant potting ceremony, built crosses to bring into their new homes and even shared shots of their favorite liquor at the altar.


Unity Ceremony at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By:  Victoria Angela Photography

Bride and Groom Taking Tequila Shots

Photo By: Miranda Grey Weddings


Orlando Waterfront Unity Ceremony

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So why is Mission Inn Resort’s Marina del Ray couples’ favorite Orlando waterfront ceremony location?  Here’s what some past Mission Inn couples have had to say about Marina del Rey:


“Marina del Rey was the perfect setting for the outdoor Florida wedding we wanted. We and our guests were impressed by every detail, and we could not be happier about our decision to have our wedding at Mission Inn’s Marina del Rey! When we first drove up to the marina a year ago, we knew instantly that it was the ONLY spot we wanted to get married, and we will be returning there regularly to visit and to relive our day on which we and our guests had such a wonderful time.” – Stephanie & Rickey


Stephanie & Rickey at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Venue

Photo By:  Jessica Leigh Photography


“Our guests were taken aback by the beauty of the marina and we were told by many that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had ever seen. The food was top notch and many guests told us they had never had such good food at a wedding.”


Bridal Party at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

Photo By:  McKenzie Stewart Weddings


“We just had our wedding at Marina del Rey and it was the best experience with the most beautiful set up and the very best service.” – Morgan & Preston

Morgan and Preston Exiting Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

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“Marina del Rey is so calm peaceful just puts you in another world. As the old saying goes the best thing since sliced bread !!!”  – Dan & Debbie

First Look at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony

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“The Marina del Rey and Mission Inn was the perfect venue for our wedding, gorgeous and well-kept grounds right by the lake.”

Couple Celebrating at Orlando Waterfront Ceremony Exit

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Think that the Marina del Rey may be the Orlando waterfront ceremony location you’ve been searching for?  We would love to meet you!  To schedule a time to chat with a member of the Mission Inn Wedding Team or to come out for a visit and meet us in person, please visit:  Mission Inn Tour & Chat Scheduler

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