The Winter Park Wedding Chapel is located in the beautiful historic First Congregational Church of Winter Park, The chapel is located right in the heart of Winter Park, a quiet, luxurious oasis centrally located to some of Central Florida’s most popular attractions and home to a plethora of high restaurants, hotels, and boutiques. It is owned and run by Suzanne and Steve Graffham, a husband and wife team born and raised in England. The Graffhams now call Florida home, but still spell “colour” with a “u” and have created this wonderful wedding venue to share with people from all around the world. They view the chapel as a blank canvas, a fully customizable and judgement free sanctuary for love from any culture.
Suzanne has been coordinating weddings in Florida for the past 14 years and offers full coordination services, combining her own expertise with a wide range of reliable and professional local vendors to guarantee a well executed wedding without the stress. She strives to create a relationship with every couple that comes through those doors to make sure that they leave satisfied and ecstatic newlyweds.
The Chapel is located close to a vibrant rose garden, a brand new train station, fountains, and lots of little hidden spots for capturing romantic photos after each ceremony. Steve owns and manages Winter Park Photography and has photographed the majority of weddings at the Winter Park Wedding Chapel over the past six years, bringing his 20+ years of photography experience and innate knowledge of the Chapel and Winter Park to every couple’s special day.
Meet the Team
Suzanne Graffham – Coordinator, Planner, owner of Winter Park Wedding Chapel. Born in Manchester, England, Suzanne moved to Central Florida in 1998 for a year placement through her University in Durham. She fell in love with the weather, friendly American people and the lifestyle here and soon after fell in love with her English born boss and now husband, Steve. Suzanne has been planning and coordinating weddings for over 12 years now (6 of those years have been at the Chapel). When Suzanne is not working and planning people’s dream weddings, she is seen running at 5.30am in the morning on the streets of Winter Park, hanging out in coffee shops along Park Ave with friends and family, and driving her daughter around town on playdates and activities. Suzanne loves being out and about!!
Jessica Cure – Coordinator. Jessica moved to the Orlando area from Vero Beach, FL to attend the University of Central Florida. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration as well as an Associates Degree in Interior Design. Jessica was introduced to the Winter Park Wedding Chapel when she got married here in January 2011. She fell in love with the ambiance of the Chapel and came back to work with us in May 2011. Her artistic eye and organizational skills help us make your wedding day truly special.
Magdalena Civil – Coordinator. Magda was born in Oviedo, Spain and moved to the US eleven years ago. She joined the Winter Park Wedding Chapel team in June 2013 helping to coordinate our Spanish-speaker weddings. With her perfect Castilian Spanish she is a great addition to our international tea.
Steven Graffham – Business partner with Suzanne and owner of Winter Park Photography. Steve photographs weddings at Winter Park’s top wedding venues and when not in Winter Park, he is usually photographing hotels and resorts throughout the USA and Caribbean. Father of two beautiful daughters who both have a talent for cheerleading. His love lies with his wife, daughters, cappuccinos and traveling.