In the beginning, Winter Park Wedding Company was simply the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, a lovely little chapel built in 1943 that was carefully restored in 2009 to become one of the most desirable private wedding venues in Winter Park. After 5 successful years, the Chapel itself was picked up by the City and moved in order to save the building.
During the time the Chapel was being moved, however, owners Suzanne Graffham and Steven Graffham sought out alternate wedding venues nearby that invoked the same values and Winter Park style for inquiring couples. After some careful consideration, Suzanne soon began exploring a handful of venues and found the hidden gems of Winter Park. Now that the number of locations has grown, so has the company, turning the Winter Park Wedding Chapel into the Winter Park Wedding Company, which now offers six beautiful venues, full wedding coordination and photography packages through Winter Park Photography.
Suzanne found the First Congregational Church, nestled less than a block from the Rose Garden and Park Avenue. The Church can accommodate up to 400 people! The newest member of the company is Winter Park’s latest jewel, The Alfond Inn. Built by Rollins College on the former site of the Winter Park’s Langford Hotel, The Alfond Inn drips with elegance, bright courtyards, white marble, dark wood, and wrought iron and is sure to become the new favorite spot for more intimate, luxury weddings. The Capen-Showalter House. Built in 1885, this historic house offers scenic lakeside ceremonies. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and winding paths, making it a romantic ceremony location.
Cheryl Loft – Winter Park Wedding Company
Cheryl graduated from University of Cincinnati with a B.S.N degree in Nursing. She worked at UC Health in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Cheryl was also in Pharmaceutical sales at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Working in nursing and pharmaceutical sales has given Cheryl the confidence and organizational skills needed to work under pressure. Her passion for event planning began when she was working with the Winter Park Racquet Club. Through this role Cheryl became very experienced in planning wedding ceremonies and receptions of all size and budgets. Her career experience along with her lead fundraising role in various Winter Park non-profit organizations has allowed Cheryl to become very involved in the Winter Park community. Cheryl embraces the opportunity to plan events and bring people together. As a Wedding assistant, Cheryl helps couples visualize their wedding day dreams to reality.