35 total reviews
They helped make our wedding amazing. They did a great job.
This was a great place to hold a wedding. It was beautiful and staff was very helpful.
All of our family came in from out of town so having everyone stay in one place was perfect. Angie was great working with us and helping us make all of our family happy. Although the venue is in downtown Orlando, it feels like your secluded.
I wanted to have my bridal shower at the courtyard and Angie was completely rude to me and when giving me a tour she acted like she didn't care. She told me my shower had to be from 10am-1pm, didn't give my any other options. Then I order my invitations and pay my caterer for a "brunch" menu. I then get an email being told I have to do noon-2pm because the hotel has breakfast until 10 am. Then why did you offer me the 10am if you know the hotel as breakfast then? She then went behind my back and asked my caterer if I really didn't change my menu, like it was any of her business? Then at the last minute she tells me I can't use my caterers alcohol so if I want alcohol it'll be another like $350 to use their alcohol and required bar tender which was only mimosas and bloody mary's. not even a full bar. Angie was terrible, tried calling her boss to tell her how disappointed I was with this whole situation and she would never return my calls. Maybe they don't care about bridal showers because they're not getting more than $10k from me. Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy.
This venue was absolutely gorgeous. It was perfect for my garden/vintage themed wedding. Communication from the staff was great. Periodic mailings and reminders on payments and events really helped keep the lines of communication open.
From the time you arrive to get ready you have this amazing feeling that the day is going to be perfect. The Ceremony looks absolutely wonderful better than I imagined. Everyone could not get enough of the beauty the Venue had as the night was setting. People didn't want to leave. I am so glad we didn't have to. We had a wonderful room on the balcony over looking the Ceremony and Reception area! It was a remarkable day. I give this plus my highest rating :)
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne! Angie Vargas was a dream to work with, and was so accommodating! We chose Meiners Catering, and we still have people coming up to us and asking about the food! Meredith was our coordinator for the day, and she was amazing! I've attended a lot of weddings in my day, and I am very happy to say that none of them have been in a location as unique as the Dr. Phillips house. If you are thinking twice about booking your wedding here, stop hesitating! They will do everything to make it the wedding of your dreams!
We had our ceremony and reception here and it was absolutely perfect! The staff is very helpful and went out of their way to make sure our day was special. Our guests raved about how quaint and elegant everything was. The courtyard was a beautiful location and the lighted trees at night added the perfect ambient lighting. We are so happy we chose this location to celebrate our day!
I had the ceremony and reception here. It was the most romantic setting for a semi-formal wedding. The only thing I did not like was that there are multiple wedding going on at once and doing pictures after the ceremony felt like a competition of who would get the best spot for their shots.
This place was the best a hidden gem in downtown orlando . The outside is like a secret garden. Like no other place very unique space and charming.
We had our wedding at the Dr Phillips house and I am still getting calls and comments as to how beautiful the place was. We had just about 100 guests and it was not crammed. The staff from Angie and our day of contact for the rehearsal and the Wedding (Madison) were wonderful and answered all my questions. Just wish the night could of went on longer!!
We are getting married at the Dr. Phillip's House in less than a month. Angie has been so helpful with the planning and answering any questions. The open house was great to be able to see how the venue looks when set-up for a wedding, and it also allowed us to sample and experience other possible vendors. The Dr. Phillip's House is absolutely stunning, especially if you want a unique wedding that isn't in a reception hall.
I have nothing but great things to say about the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne! Everyone there is so professional and courteous. Our wedding was beautiful, the venue was exactly what I was looking for. I always feel like it's hard to get things done the right way but that's exactly what they did for us!
We had most of the rooms booked by friends and family and they couldn't say enough about how great the staff was and how much they enjoyed their stay. Their coordinator was very helpful, especially since our wedding planner (a friend of my husband's, which was a terrible choice) was a complete mess. I definitely recommend using their preferred vendors, all of them. They keep things running smoothly because they do weddings there so frequently and work with each other all the time. I regret using the two vendors I had that weren't recommended by them (photographer and wedding planner).
I'd recommend the Dr. Phillips House to anyone, I'm recommending it to all my friends who are getting married because I can't wait to go back and enjoy another evening there. I also recommend buying the extra hour, they only include 4 hours, we had 5 and the evening still went by way too fast.
I am speechless. I have nothing but good things to say. Everyone here was wonderful. Angie was so helpful, and so was my day of coordinator. The bridal room was beautiful and big enough for a bunch of people to get ready in. We rented a room for the groom and his men and it was nice and big and a wonderful price ($50). Beautiful site for the ceremony and reception. I have the most beautiful pictures I could ask for. Everyone was very helpful; my wedding flowed and there was never a hiccup in the whole thing. I would recommend them for anything. They have a wonderful package plan that you can pick from.
We were married at the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne on 6/17/12 and truly couldn't have asked for anything to have been ANY better. We are still receiving compliments on how "perfect" our wedding was! The event team and catering team were all simply wonderful to work with.
The venue itself is simply gorgeous (we were married in the courtyard at the Dr. Phillips House) and truly requires little decoration or setup. They also have extremely affordable packages and a list of vendors who offer preferred pricing, but you are also welcome to use your own vendors for everything except catering. We chose to use Meiner's Catering, their primary on-site caterer, and were beyond pleased. I truly can't recommend this venue highly enough!
We got married at the Dr. Phillips House on 3/25/2012, the wedding was so wonderful and intimate. And there elegant yet affordable package was just too perfect we couldn't resist. Everyone was very helpful and quick to respond! Would deff recommend to everyone!
Angie and the rest of the staff were so nice and helpful, the cost was very good, and the ambiance of the venue was unlike any other I have ever experienced. We stayed on property and the accommodations were exquisite. We could not be happier with this place for our reception.
I would recommend The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne to those brides looking for a beautiful venue with a vintage feel. They are also quite budget friendly! They have 3 caterers to choose from and give you a list of recommended vendors. Angie, the event contact, is very helpful but sometimes was difficult to get a hold of. Overall, I give this venue an A, the staff at the hotel (it's actually a loveley collection of 4 different historic homes made into bed and breakfasts!) is very polite and accomodating and the venue itself is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I will go back to stay overnight for our anniversary!
The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne was the perfect venue for us. The venue itself contains two gorgeous houses. We chose the Dr. Phillips house because of the gazebo and garden feel. There was no need to even decorate the area because the courtyard was so pretty! The wedding coordinator Angie was amazing to work with. She answered any questions we had very quickly and really made everything so easy for us. The courtyard also provides a day of wedding coordinator and ours was Sherri who was a dream! I do not think our wedding could have gone any smoother with her around. She handled everything and really took care of not only us, but our guests as well with such care. The Courtyard really made our wedding a dream come true and we are so happy to have chosen this amazing venue. We hope to have another event in the future to hold or attend to at the Courtyard!!
Angie at the Courtyard was AMAZING to work with. She never hesitated to answer any questions we asked her. She was extremely professional and was very helpful while we were planning the wedding.
We were married at the IW Phillips House and the space was breathtaking. If you are looking for a cozy yet elegant venue, then this is the perfect place for your wedding. All of our guests loved the venue and told us we couldn't have chosen a more beautiful place to get married.
I would recommend this venue to EVERYONE!!!
We can't wait to go back in a year to stay and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and reminisce about our perfect day :)
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Downtown Orlando's best kept secret. The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne is a romantic 30 room inn, creating a unique ambience for your unforgettable day. From the casual elegance of the I.W. Phillips House to the opulent grandeur of the Dr. Phillips Mansion, two distinct venues host weddings and recepti
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013