Special Event Venues in Central Florida

Thurston House yard overlooking Lake Eulalia

Thurston House Bed & Breakfast in Maitland is a beautiful place, but alas we cannot host special events. That’s OK, because it means that our fabulous setting amid 8 lakefront acres will be a quiet oasis for your getaway. 

Just minutes away from us there are five inspirational venues for your celebration or meeting . At the Maitland Art Center you find – The Chapel & Mayan Courtyard, The Main Garden, and The Germaine Marvel Building. At Lake Lily you find – The Cottage at Lake Lily and The Waterhouse Residence Museum Lawn. They all have unique characteristics, and I am sure one will be absolutely perfect for your needs! Contact Lauren Murphy to discuss your needs and plan your event – lauren@artandhistory.org or #407-539-2181 ext. 253.

Then, don’t forget to book your room or rooms at our Central Florida Bed & Breakfast, Thurston House!

Maitland’s Cultural Corridor

The City of Maitland in Central Florida is renowned for it’s wonderful neighborhoods, great neighborhood parks and even CULTURE! The Cultural Corridor starts at Lake Lily Park, home to the Waterhouse Residence & Carpentry Shop Museums. Also overlooking Lake Lily Park is the Maitland Civic Center, a location used for antique shows, receptions and all sorts of other events. Traveling along the corridor is the historic Maitland Library building, the Maitland Senior Center, the Maitland Historical Museum and the Antique Telephony Museum. At the far end of the Cultural Coridor is the unique Maitland Art Center. So much to do in Central Florida. Book your getaway now at Thurston House bed & breakfast!

Maitlands’ 125th Celebration Begins!

Join us for the Opening of our next exhibition  Friday, July 16th

2010 marks a special year for the City of Maitland, Central Florida, the 125th anniversary of its incorporation and the 40th anniversary for the Maitland Art Center and the Historical Museums to serve the community as public institutions. In the late 1800s Lake Maitland was a small town, which included a few families, citrus crops, and a handful of businesses. Maitland has come a long way since then but what makes it special is it “continues to carry with it the dreams and visions of hardworking vibrant citizenry while maintaining its picturesque setting amid cypress and lakes.”Leslie Kemp Poole, Images of America: Maitland

July 16th “Maitland’s Founding Families” and Opening Reception

Temporary exhibition opens in the ‘We Make History’ community gallery at Maitland Historical Museum. This museum is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakfast.

 Keep tuned for more about this exciting week of festivities!!!

North Orlando Founder’s Day Celebration in Maitland!

Lake Lily Park, Maitland, FL

The celebration of the City of Maitland’s founding is coming fast. There will be festivites the entire week of July 12th, ending with a huge Party in the Park  at Lake Lily Park July 17th.

Thurston House Deneen Pottery mugs and vase

Come celebrate 125 years for Maitland with a stay at Thurston House, the reknowned Orlando/Winter Park area bed & breakfast accommodation. Ironically, Thurston House, also known as the Thurston Cottage by the original family, turns 125 too! All week there is a special rate in place…$125 of course! Come stay and take home a special gift, one of our beautiful Deneen Pottery mugs or a vase. Since Deneen Pottery and the original Thurston family are from St. Paul Minnesota, anyone coming from that area will get an additional $20 off that week!

HURRY!!! Rooms are limited…

Maitland is Celebrating 125 Years!

Incorporated as the Town of Maitland in 1885, the City of Maitland in Central Florida, is celebrating 125 years this year! To help celebrate this momentous occasion, the City of Maitland and its cultural partners will be hosting a number of different events throughout the year, until the actual founding day celebration – Party in the Park on 7/17.   

The Thurston Cottage, circa 1897

Thurston House is also celebrating 125 years this year and offers a special, running from 4/1 through Founder’s Day Week, 7/18/10. See our website for more details. “My Mr. Thurston” would be most happy that we are celebrating his beautiful home!

Thurston House Times – Enzian!

Thinking “what to do?” this week? The Enzian Theater is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakfast. Continuing this week is Coco Before Chanel. This movie has gotten rave reviews. So, book your room at Thurston House, head over to the theater a little early and enjoy a drink at the Eden Bar, then head inside to watch the movie and have a great dinner. This is the only way to enjoy a movie!

Coco Before Chanel

Thurston House Times – Maitland oranges!

We recently have been enjoying fresh squeezed orange juice from Hollieanna Groves. This family run business has been serving this area since 1954! Their store is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakast. Shop their wide assortment of fruit, jams & jellies, honey and candy while sampling a taste of juice. Any of their items would be perfect gifts this holiday season. Come to Thurston House, a great base for holiday shopping!  

Hollieanna Groves storefront

Thurston House Times – Plan ahead!

Thurston House Season of Light

The Christmas Holiday kicks off in Maitland with the annual “Season of Light” celebration on 12/6. Held at 5pm around beautiful Lake Lily Park, it is a wonderful event! There will be food, music and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Lake Lily Park is just a short stroll from Thurston House bed & breakfast. Won’t this help get you in the spirit of the season?

Thurston House Times – Wine news!

Just announced by the Maitland Wine Market…. This wonderful store is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakfast. You can even stroll there instead of driving. Sounds like a great evening!

  Italian Wine Dinner

  Saturday, October 24th
  6:30 PM
  Cost: $35 per person, includes tax

Buffet Appetizers, two Salads, two Entrees, Dessert, five Italian wines,   entertainment by Nancy Hartline, great (cooler) weather, friends & a fun evening.

Catered by Virgin Olive Market (from Downtown Orlando)

Call us to secure your reservation, as seating is limited. Payment in advance, please. 407-869-9463.

One room is still open at Thurston House that weekend..book now!