About

Wanderlust Okto is a rustic wedding venue located in Orlando, Florida. Ideal for couples seeking a tranquil celebration in an idyllic setting, this delightful property bestows a dash of country charm to the Lake Nona region. Brimming with Sunshine State charm, this getaway is conveniently located near to Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World. Here, you and your beloved can exchange your vows in one of their vintage barns before taking a moonlit stroll beneath the stars. Boasting an experienced staff dedicated to bringing your marital vision to fruition, this O-Town gem can provide the backdrop for an unforgettable special day.

Facilities and Capacity

Home to two barns, a picturesque pond, and an abundance of wildlife, Wanderlust Okto evokes a romantic vibe that will surely please your nearest and dearest. You and up to 200 of your loved ones can enjoy the scenic beauty that this charming venue has to offer. The Okto Barn can set the scene for every stage of your celebration, from ceremony to reception. You can host a cocktail hour on the porch while the interior is rearranged for your after-party. Fitted with climate controls, this barn is designed to inspire both comfort and awe. Intimate string lighting illuminates the outdoor areas, and the surrounding tall trees complement the venue’s bucolic elegance. You and your partner can prepare for your big day in the get-ready rooms within Wanderlust Okto’s estate.

Services Offered

At Wanderlust Okto, their in-house event coordinators take delight in realizing their clients’ dream weddings. Whether you desire a toned-down occasion or a lavish affair, they will work diligently to translate your ideas into realities. Event items such as indoor chairs, tables, and outdoor chairs can be provided, all of which can be set up and cleared away by the team. Owing to their local business knowledge, the team can issue you with a list of their preferred vendors. As an added touch, the rental fee includes a 60-minute rehearsal time.

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Wanderlust Okto

Where Did This Idea Come From?

For whatever reason since I was a kid, I was in love with the idea of … LOVE. I don’t know why. Still to this day it is one of life’s greatest mysteries to me. Love. Why do people love and how can we as humans can achieve to live life just by experiencing nothing but love? The pursuit of love as wrong as that idea seems drove me. As a kid, I spent my summers in Paterson New Jersey where my mom was from. My aunt and uncle owned a wedding dress shop. That along with seeing my dad putting events together for his graduating classes sparked something in me that would be a part of all the dots that connect Okto. As time went by I picked up yet another skill. Remodeling, decorating and creating spaces that are just unique. I don’t sleep much so my mind just goes. I channeled that energy best by building things. I traveled a lot and thru my travels I collected not only things, but ideas, memories and love. Love for nature and the energy that comes not just from living things but those things that at one point belonged to others. Artifacts carry an energy thru them and they too want to end in a place of love. Doing multiple things at once was an octopus like skill that defined everything I did. There is the Okto part. The wanderlust came in a remote part of the world in a coffee shop where I first heard the meaning of this word. I was told “An octopus can’t survive in land” to what I replied, “a wanderlust one can”. My desire to travel and #SHARETHEECHOESOFLOVE had to be turned into something tangible.

The property is just simply, magical.

When I first walked around the property I felt something very spiritual… a connection like no other telling me let’s do this, you got this. While the house was being remodeled I went thru some personal hard times and transformations. This house was there every step of the way. In sad mornings, massive monarch butterflies would SWARM the windows telling me, “get up, you were meant to fly”. In the back of the house a rose tree that seem dead would bloom with red roses that would last 30 days after being cut and put in a vase. I knew this was the connection I had been looking for. A place that could serve as the connection between 2 Hearts. Did you know an octopus has 3 hearts? 2 of the hearts feed a main one. This is also very symbolic as a final piece in the evolution of a wedding venue where 2 hearts become 1. One of the things I feel any relationship needs in life is to travel. Travel to leave behind the echoes of love.

So, I took everything I had collected in life and without coping anything, I adjusted it to what was inside of my heart by expressing it in a barn in the property, A tree house and within every room of the house. Okto was born and will keep evolving with the goal to create a place where everyone can celebrate love as ONE. Everyone can be a Wanderlust Okto.

 

Wanderlust Okto

Micro Event Estate

Estate and Venue Amenities

  • Modern Contemporary 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Estate Home.

  • Semi Enclosed Contemporary Barn

  • Onsite Parking

  • Natural Spring Pond

  • Indoor /Outdoor Bars

  • 3000sf Under Roof
  • 5000sf Concrete Slab For 40 by 100 Tent
  • Indoor and Outdoor Restrooms
  • Tables, Chairs and Linnes

  • Up Lighting String Lights Throught The Property

  • (20) 72″ Round Tables

  • (200) Chairs

  • (20) 8 ft Rectangular tables

  • Bridal Party Suite with Private Restroom

  • 3 Wedding Ceremony Options

  • A deck pergola in front of the Habitat Pond

  • 60-year-old Tree With Ceremony Deck

     

  • Main Open Pond Area
  • Micro House Treehouse

Let the Brides Tell You All About It!

Where do I start. This year has been full of ups and downs, including the loss of our money with our previous venue who refused to work with us on postponing our wedding. In came Erik and literally saved the day! He worked with us with everything we needed. We had a couple things lined up, but even at our lowest points, he provided solutions for problems he didn’t even need to solve. My wedding turned out so beautiful! And he helped me make it happen. I will forever be grateful and will highly recommend this venue to everyone.

Essie A. Married on 12/20/2020

BOOK your wedding at Wanderlust Okto, you won’t regret it! Our wedding reception was magical thanks to Erik and his entire team. They were very professional, kind, attentive and patient. Not only did they went above and beyond to make sure our day was special, but they made all of our family and friends feel very welcome. The place is breathtaking, and the sunsets even more! From the moment we met Erik, he made sure to put us first. We discussed our vision and expectations and immediately felt heard and understood. He communicated with us constantly which gave us peace of mind; at this moment we knew our day was going to be perfect. Erik even went out of his way, late at night and assisted us with all the decoration, and made sure my husband and I didn’t have to worry about the small details. The place is so versatile and spacious, it is an open canvas where you can let your creativity run wild. Our guest are still talking about the beautiful reception at Wanderlust Okto! Thank you so much Erik and his entire team , we are forever grateful for your hospitality and for the wedding of our dreams! Mr and Mrs. Santiago. ♥️

Maria S. Married on 10/24/2020

Absolute Dream Venue

Where to even begin with this venue! The owners are absolutely incredible. They are kind, passionate about serving you, and will bend over backwards to ensure you are happy. We moved our wedding up 2.5 months and Erik was on it! He created the most beautiful wedding venue for us. He was in the middle of renovations and worked night and day to ensure everything was set and ready to go! I’ve never met someone as kind, as driven, and dedicated to make sure that my husband and I had our perfect day. And was it PERFECT! Wow. Wow. I have no words for how amazing our day was. Everything was beautiful, perfect, magical, more than we could have ever dreamed! Thank you Erik! Thank you Wanderlust Okto for EVERYTHING!!

Angela R. Married on 08/01/2020