Local Venues

I get asked all the time, where is a rockin' place to have my reception or event. I am not a wedding planner, however, no one DJ within a few hundred miles works as many weddings or events as I do and this gives me some great insight that you as a client would never have access to when you meet with a venue coordinator to make your decisions. My three-year average number of events tops 75 per year. These are simply MY reviews, and opinions--not paid advertisements. I will work at other venues that are not listed (as long as there is an elevator or has an accessible entrance).

Island View Lakefront Restaurant & Pub

Address: 5223 Sun N Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL 33872

Phone: (863) 382-1191

Website: www.islandviewrestaurant.com

Estimated Capacity: Up to 300ish

Facts:

  • Full service kitchen on site with full-time chef
  • Full service bar & multiple satellite bars
  • Outdoor lawn overlooking a lake, perfect for outdoor wedding
  • Covered lanai is great area or cocktail & appetizer reception with flexible seating

Review: This event space is by far the most popular event venue that I work at based on the number of events that I work here. Island View also hosts many events for their members which they hire me for. I have also hosted many successful events here and have been very pleased with the staff! Most events here book at least 1-year in advance (especially for October-April).

Inn On The Lakes

Address: 3101 Golfview Rd, Sebring, FL 33870

Phone: (863) 471-9400

Website: www.innonthelakes.com

Estimated Capacity: Banquet room is 50-70

Facts:

  • Full service kitchen on site with full-time chef
  • Full service bar or satellite bar
  • Outdoor pool deck overlooking Little Lake Jackson, perfect for outdoor wedding, cocktails or dinner service
  • Property is renovated hotel

Review: The food here is always very good, and presented well. They are staffed with a full-time event coordinator, which is convenient. The banquet room is small with short ceilings (2nd floor) but is sufficient for quaint events. I have DJ'd larger events here where they rented a tent for the parking lot, and that was successful. For anything outdoor here, plan for plenty of bug spray, fans and amazing views!

SEVEN Sebring Raceway Hotel

(formally Chåteau Élan Hotel & Conference Center)

Address: 150 Midway Dr, Sebring, FL 33870

Phone: (863) 655-6252

Website: www.sevensebringhotel.com

Estimated Capacity: 75-350

Facts:

  • Full service kitchen on site
  • Full service bar in the lobbies, satellite bars
  • Outdoor lawn overlooking a the historic Sebring Raceway, perfect for outdoor wedding
  • Outdoor pool deck perfect for cocktails or appetizers
  • Property is race-themed hotel

Review: This race-themed hotel overlooks the historic Sebring International Raceway. Often earlier cocktail hours are complimented by endurance racing! This large 4000+ square foot ballroom is often overlooked due to its proximity to town, but the reasonably priced hotel rooms (except race week in March) make this a viable option for the largest hotel/conference center events in Sebring!

Other local facilities

  • Avon Park Community Center
  • Sebring Jack Stroup Civic Center
  • Sebring Agri-Civic Center
  • Victoria's Restaurant at Spring Lake Country Club
  • Henscratch Farm & Winery
  • The Barn at Paso Fino (new; between Sebring & Lake Placid)
  • The Gallery of Legends at Sebring International Raceway (large empty space)
  • Genesis Center (Lake Placid) - Huge!
  • Highlands News Sun Center- Huge!