For many married couples, the opportunity to renew their wedding vows represents an incredible milestone. Perhaps you have been married ten, fifteen, or fifty years and if given a chance, you would do it all over again. Or, you have had challenges as a couple and have come out on the other side stronger and more committed than ever. A wedding vow renewal is a heartfelt way to celebrate your marriage and reaffirm your love and devotion to your spouse. Regardless of the motivation or reason, a renewal of vows is a memorable way to celebrate your life’s journey with family and friends.
Traditionally, weddings can be stressful for newlyweds who are concerned about throwing the best reception and fulfilling the expectations of others. In contrast, a wedding vow renewal can be a humble celebration dedicated to the couple’s legacy. A vow renewal ceremony is not a legal ceremony and can be officiated by anybody you choose. You may have a religious ceremony, but it can also be a friend or family member that leads the ceremony. Vows often include memories of the couple’s journey together and a promise to cherish each other for the rest of their lives.
Finding the Right Venue
Imagine an enchanting venue surrounded by the peace of nature. Your event is held on an open-air terrace, surrounded by an epic backdrop of trees and a sparkling lake. A breathtaking sunrise or sunset peeks through the trees and illuminates all that nature can offer. If you prefer an indoor event: a chapel and multiple banquet spaces being tastefully decorated, with your unique theme to set the event’s tone. Wedding renewals can be traditional formal events or have an understated elegance. They can have a holiday theme or something fun that has meaning for you and your spouse.
Canterbury Conference Center offers all the charm necessary for an elegant wedding or vow renewal ceremony. We are exclusively yours for a day, a weekend, or more, offering you and your guests the serenity of nature with warm hospitality to create memories to last a lifetime. We can host a small private event or a large party of up to 200 guests. If you and your guests choose to stay overnight or longer, our 48 cozy guest rooms can accommodate your needs.
At the Canterbury Conference Center, we serve cuisine that is authentic to you. You may choose a formal sit-down dinner, a buffet, a barbecue, or a style of your choice. Our chefs will craft a menu that reflects who you are as a couple. Tell us your favorite foods, perhaps the meals you enjoy on date nights, or what was served at your engagement or wedding celebrations. We want the menu to be meaningful to you. In addition, our chefs can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.
Recreational Activities for Everyone
Whether you are a Florida local or planning a faraway retreat for your wedding vow renewal, there are many reasons to choose Canterbury Conference Center. In addition to the actual wedding event, we have many outdoor activities that your guests can enjoy. Lake Gem is a perfect destination for canoeing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Our trails for walking or hiking offer solitude and tranquility for meditation and introspection. More adventurous guests can try out our ropes course, which focus
es on team-building skills such as leadership, trust, communication, decision making, and more. Photography enthusiasts can explore the beauty of the wildlife and birds on our property.
Location is Everything.
The Sunshine State is a popular destination for visitors throughout the world. We are located in Oviedo, Florida, which is a thirty-minute ride from the Orlando International Airport. We are located close to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and other theme parks, and the nightlife of downtown Orlando. While your guests can enjoy the tranquility of your personalized event, they can also visit the amenities and attractions in the area. To learn more about activities and programs offered at Canterbury Conference Center, contact us at 407-542-5929.