Simply Married

We offer simple 5-minute weddings on the waterfront, as a special service of the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake. If you don't have time for an elaborate ceremony, but still want a memorable wedding day choose Simply Married by calling 352-253-4300 for an appointment today.

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About the Ceremony

Tavares Pavilion on the Lake offers a simple alternative to courthouse weddings in a beautiful setting on Lake Dora. Weddings can take place outside on the pier, in the gardens, on the balcony, or inside the Pavilion on the main staircase. Simple ceremonies are available on Tuesday or Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required; please call in advance at 352-253-4300. A valid marriage license must be obtained in advance, issued by a Florida Clerk of the Circuit Court. All marriages are performed by a Notary Public. You can dress up, or come as you are.

The civil ceremony performed is very simple, dignified and nondenominational. Like a traditional courthouse wedding, the ceremony is only a few minutes long. Couples may write their own vows, within the parameters of the time allotted.


  • Gardens: $50
  • Pier: $75
  • Inside the Pavilion: $100
The fee for Simply Married includes:
  • A licensed Florida Notary Public as officiate
  • A simple 5 minute recitation of vows
  • Ceremony is performed with wedding party and guests standing
  • Signing of the marriage license by Florida Notary Public
The fee for Simply Married does not include:
  • Music
  • Flowers
  • Chairs or other seating
  • Candle or unity ceremony