Luxmore Grande Estate is one of the finest black-owned wedding venues in Orlando. It has quickly earned a reputation for unmatched class and elegance. I spoke with brand manager, Akili Phillips, and learned what makes this luxury venue so coveted by engaged couples.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
“After years in the corporate world I wanted to try something new. I tried wedding planning, venues, and event rentals. I fell in love with celebrating and creating with my clients. Luxmore has a team of brand managers who share my love of service, style and creating moments of joy.”
WHAT MAKES LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE A HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER VENUE?
“Our clients love our Charleston vibe, grande indoor ballroom, floor to ceiling windows and Austrian crystal chandeliers. The fact that we have the largest bridal suite in Central Florida doesn’t hurt either!”
WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
“Our ideal clients love an estate venue, and the fact that we offer multiple ceremony locations and a show stopping reception space. They appreciate a great photo op and fall in love with our library!”
DESCRIBE ONE OF YOUR MOST MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
“Our very first wedding. This family trusted us to be open when they booked. Due to contractor delays and fire sprinklers, we didn’t get our occupancy license. BUT, we were granted a temporary one to proceed with the family’s event. Watching the reaction of the family and friends throughout the evening, let us know we were on the right track to have one of the most sought after venues in Central Florida!”
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE?
“Luxmore Grande Estate is family-owned and sits on 5 acres of land on Lake Jessup. From the dramatic staircase and spacious garden to the grande ballroom: the venue is the epitome of luxury. Grand touches, such as chandeliers and wooden framed doors, can be seen throughout the property. With space for up to 200 guests, it’s an ideal venue for both weddings and corporate events.”
NAME AN INTERESTING FACT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE
“Our custom built speakeasy bar was purchased from a bar in Chicago!”
WHAT SHOULD COUPLES KNOW BEFORE BOOKING?
“Because we want to make sure each of our couples gets to enjoy their wedding day without any worries, we require a wedding planner for each wedding. Luckily, we know the best ones in town!”
WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR LUXMORE GRANDE ESTATE?
“We are most looking forward to seeing new rentals from our sister company, RW Style at our upcoming fall weddings!”
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I’m thrilled to have gotten to share with you this exclusive interview with Luxmore Grande Estate, one of the best black owned wedding venues in the country. I hope it helps you narrow your search for the perfect venue! Check them out at rw-brands.com/luxmore/
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