A suburban municipality 7 miles north of downtown Orlando, Maitland is known for its picturesque parks along lakes, cultural attractions and easy access to the many shopping, dining and entertainment options in Winter Park. Maitland event venues excel in culture.
Maitland is located 18 miles for Orlando International Airport, 14 miles from Orlando-Sanford International Airport, 19 miles from the Orange County Convention Center and 21 miles from Walt Disney World.
Chief among stand-alone venues in Maitland, the Maitland Civic Center, a meetings mainstay for more than 43 years, can accommodate larger group functions with 8,000 square feet of meeting space that includes three meeting rooms, a 3,300-square-foot auditorium suitable for 500 attendees theater-style and the 2,700-square-foot East Wing, which can accommodate 200 people for banquets.
The two largest hotel venues in Maitland are the 390-room Sheraton Orlando North, which has 15,000 square feet of meeting space with 15 meeting rooms (including the 7,505 square foot Grande Galaxy Ballroom, which can host 1,000 for a cocktail reception); and the 143-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando-Maitland, which has two meeting rooms and 1,000 square feet of meeting space. Both of the hotels are situated near Interstate 4 affording quick and easy access to Winter Park and downtown Orlando.
Known for its commitment to the arts, venues in Maitland offer groups a variety of cultural activities. These include the Maitland Art Center, which was founded as an art colony in 1937 and features gallery exhibitions; the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, home to a museum with exhibits and a research library; and Enzian Theater, an artsy movie theater featuring independent films.
Italian food lovers relish Maitland's excellent line-up of group-friendly restaurants serving specialties like Pasta Carbonara, Fried Calamari and Chicken Saltimbocca. Among the top choices are Antonio's La Fiamma, Bucca di Beppo and Francesco's Ristorante. Maitland is situated a mile north of Winter Park Village, a sprawling shopping and dining complex with restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory, Mitchell's Fish Market and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse.