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!

Chåteau Élan Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 150 Midway Dr, Sebring, FL 33870

Phone: (863) 655-6252

Website: www.cesebring.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 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
  • Genesis Center (Lake Placid)