Fern Park, FL Meeting Planning Overview
An unincorporated community in Seminole County, Fern Park is located 10 miles north of downtown Orlando. It's a quiet residential community favored by commuters and retirees who relish the easy access to Orlando and proximity to other Central Florida towns. Fern Park event venues primarily serve residents, but some groups like being removed from the Orlando bustle.
Fern Park is 19 miles from Orlando International Airport, 13 miles from Orlando Sanford International Airport, 21 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 23 miles from Walt Disney World.
While there are no hotel venues in Fern Park with large meeting space in Fern Park (the in-town, 70-room Days Inn N Orlando/Casselberry has less than 1,000 square feet), it's only a five- to 10-minute drive to communities like Winter Park, Maitland and Altamonte Springs, which have a good selection of medium-size national chain hotels with conference facilities. Some nearby choices include the 390-room Sheraton Orlando North with 15,000 square feet of meeting space and 15 meeting rooms and the 311-room Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs with 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
Special event venues in Fern Park are somewhat limited in but the more popular are Bucca di Beppo restaurant in nearby Maitland, which has private dining spaces; and the Enzian, an alternative cinema theater that has seating for 230 on four tiered levels allowing excellent viewing of films.
When it's time to relax, the options include shopping and dining excursions to Winter Park Village, a sprawling outdoor complex with stores like Loft, Ulta and Pier 1 Imports and restaurants such as Ruth's Chris Steak House and Cheesecake Factory and spouse programs at the Maitland Art Center and Enzian Theater, which features a variety of independent and foreign films. For golfers, easily accessible courses are Casselberry Golf Club, Deer Run Country Club and Winter Park Golf Club.
Many diners head to nearby communities like Maitland and Altamonte Springs, which have numerous local, ethnic and chain restaurants. Fern Park favorites include Just For It Cafe, China Feast and The Best of the World Cuban Cafe.