11291 Knights Griffin Rd, Thonotosassa, FL
The Lemon Orchard Venue at the Lake is a wedding venue located in Thonotosassa, FL. Nestled on the edge of the 942-acre Lake Thonotosassa, this rustic-chic barn and lakeside property provide a spectacular backdrop for your wedding day. Just 15 minutes from Tampa, this venue is an escape into Florida’s natural wilderness while remaining conveniently located for out-of-town guests. The Orchard is family-owned, and the team has more than 17 years of experience hosting weddings at the barn and surrounding grounds. They offer all-inclusive or DIY wedding package options for you to customize your experience to your needs and desires. The Lemon Orchard Venue at the Lake offers numerous outdoor ceremony sites for you to choose between with breathtaking views of the grounds. These consist of idyllic lakeside spots and anywhere in the 20-acre lemon and macadamia nut orchard. The venue can help you configure these areas to suit your guest list size and ceremony requirements. For your reception, avail yourself of the 2100 square-foot classic air-conditioned barn, which offers a spacious interior for dinner and dancing. This handcrafted barn boasts galvanized metal accents, intricate woodworking, and draping chandeliers to lend it an ambiance of artistry, romanticism, and luxury. Guests can enjoy a cocktail from the beautiful live cypress bar, or cuddle up around the cozy fire pit outside. A wrap-around porch allows you to sit outside and watch the sunset over the lake as you celebrate your special day. The venue also provides a get-ready suite, a caterer’s workstation, and modern and comfortable restrooms. To build your own wedding experience, the Lemon Orchard Venue at the Lake offers a DIY package that gives you exclusive access to the venue. This package includes 60 inch round tables, white folding chairs, a parking and barn door attendant, and a golf cart for ferrying guests to the ceremony. For this option, the venue provides a list of preferred vendors who can supply catering, entertainment, flowers, and more. The all-inclusive package comes with on-site catering, a wedding planner and DJ, four hours of photography, silk flowers, and Chiavari chairs. You can also choose from a large collection of vintage-inspired décor, including antique tables and settees, milk glass lamps, wooden barrels, retro lanterns, and more. These thoughtful accents will add an atmospheric elegance to your special day, and ensure that your wedding is everything you ever dreamed of.