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Hear Jazz and R&B Legends at Orlando Music Festival 2022

Hear Jazz and R&B Legends at Orlando Music Festival 2022The inaugural Orlando Music Festival is coming to the Central Florida Fairgrounds from July 1-3, 2022. The fun-filled event will bring award-winning smooth jazz and R&B artists to Orlando.

Orlando Music Festival Schedule

Here are the exciting acts you can catch during the music-filled weekend.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    The music extravaganza kicks off with an all-white gala on Thursday. Pieces of a Dream, Marion Meadows, Jazmin Ghent, and Deborah Krantz will perform. Tickets to this standalone event cost $100, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
  • Friday, July 1, 2022

Friday’s schedule features five artists. This includes Florida native David Sanborn, a saxophonist with six Grammy awards, eight gold albums, and one platinum album to his name. Rick Braun, a trumpeter, composer, and producer from the award-winning jazz trio BWB, will also perform. Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, and Vincent Ingala complete Friday’s lineup.

  • Saturday, July 2, 2022

On Saturday, six acts will take the stage. Highlights include jazz and R&B singer Lindsey Webster. In 2016, her debut single “Fool Me Once” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz chart.

English musician Peter White, whose career has spanned more than four decades, will also take the stage. White co-wrote the top-ten hit “Time Passages” with singer Al Stewart. Also playing on Saturday are Boney James, Euge Groove, Nathan Mitchell, and Adam Hawley.

  • Sunday, July 3, 2022

On Sunday, headliners The Jacksons and Ray Parker, Jr. will close out the festival.

The Jacksons are of the best-known acts in R&B history. They began their career in the 1960s as the Jackson 5, with Michael Jackson as the lead vocalist. The group enjoyed early success with songs such as “I Want You Back,” “I’ll Be There,” and “ABC.”

After Michael’s departure, they released the hit songs “Blame It On the Boogie,” “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground),” and “Can You Feel It?” The band is currently composed of brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

While he’s largely known for his 1984 hit “Ghostbusters,” Ray Parker Jr. has had a long and notable R&B career. He has scored eight Top 40 hits in total. Other artists performing Sunday include Eric Darius, Spyro Gyra, and Deborah Krantz.

Gates for the rain-or-shine event open each day at 2 p.m. Performances start at 4 p.m. A three-day pass costs $150, and single-day tickets start at $65. Premium seating packages are available.

Stay Close to the Music at the Rosen Plaza

When planning your Orlando Music Festival trip, book a room at Rosen Plaza. Our International Drive hotel provides affordable comfort, luxurious amenities, and convenient access to Orlando’s top restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Orange County Convention Center Events in July

OCCC Events in July

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) regularly hosts big-name conventions, conferences, and expos. The Orlando venue’s July 2022 lineup is no exception.

Orange County Convention Center July Expo Lineup

UBU Expo Orlando! (Saturday, July 2, 2022)

Over 200 vendors are participating in the UBU Expo in Orlando. They will showcase the latest in sports and lifestyle snacks, drinks, apparel, and supplements.

This family-friendly expo is open to the public. It will feature live sporting events, an obstacle course, and video and lawn games.

Summer FUN Show 2022 (Thursday, July 7 – Saturday, July 9, 2022)

The 16th annual Summer FUN Convention is hosted by Florida United Numismatists, Inc.

Dealers will be on-site to sell, buy, and appraise coins and other forms of currency. The event runs 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, it goes from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Orlando International Film Festival 2022 (Saturday, July 9 – Friday, July 15, 2022)

The Orlando International Film Festival is a competition of 200 films from 40 different countries.

The goal of the festival is to help underserved youth and emerging filmmakers share their unique stories. Participating filmmakers gain access to established producers, agents, and executives. Workshops are also available for attendees to learn how to write, shoot, and edit a short film.

SNA Annual National Conference 2022 (Sunday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 12, 2022)

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) works to give every student access to nutritious meals at school.

The SNA Annual National Conference will welcome over 6,000 school nutrition professionals. The event will feature over 120 education sessions, 800 exhibit booths, and many networking events.

United Futsal National Championships 2022 (Tuesday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 13, 2022)

At this final event of the Champions Cup Series, futsal teams will compete for a spot in the World Futsal Cup. Futsal is a smaller version of soccer played indoors. The Champions Cup Series is the world’s most comprehensive youth program in the world for the sport.

American Sportfishing Association ICAST 2022 (Tuesday, July 19 – Friday, July 22, 2022)

ICAST is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. The event features the latest fishing gear, tackle, apparel, and accessories.

Registration opens on July 18. July 19’s main event is an early-morning fishing tournament. There is a social hour and an awards reception on July 20. Each day also features product showcases and previews, exhibitions, and lure tank displays.

Ohio Basketball 2022 National Championship (Saturday, July 23 – Monday, July 25, 2022)

At the Ohio Basketball 2022 National Championships, girls basketball teams will compete in front of NCAA coaches. All teams are composed of athletes graduating from high school between 2023 and 2027.

LeakyCon (Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31, 2022)

LeakyCon is a convention celebrating the magical world of Harry Potter.

The immersive event will include live entertainment, costume contests, crafts, and a marketplace. Harry Potter film stars and creators will also share their experiences and answer questions.

Stay Close to OCCC When in Orlando

When visiting Central Florida, book a room at Rosen Plaza. Our International Drive hotel provides affordable, yet luxurious, amenities. Rosen Plaza offers convenient access to the Orange County Convention Center. We’re also close to Orlando’s top restaurants, bars, and attractions.

5 Unique Star-Spangled Ways to Celebrate July 4th in Orlando

The Fourth of July is right around the corner — do you have plans?

Make plans to see the great fireworks in Downtown Orlando, Kissimmee, Legoland, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios Orlando. But that’s not all Orlando has to offer on July 4th. Independence Day is all about freedom, so celebrate your way at one of these amazing Orlando attractions.

Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom

Liberty Square is the smallest themed land at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, but it’s packed with patriotism.

The land was created to commemorate the American bicentennial. It features a replica of the Liberty Bell made from the same mold as the original and a 100-year-old oak tree reminiscent of the Liberty Tree that once stood in Boston.

This attention to authenticity carries over into the Hall of Presidents, which is the only place outside the White House authorized to use the presidential seal. The popular attraction is known for its animatronic figures of all the U.S. presidents, but it also features memorabilia from many of the country’s leaders.

Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont

Magic Kingdom not on your itinerary? There’s another way to pay homage to the U.S. presidents.

Get a unique look into past presidential life at the Presidents Hall of Fame in downtown Clermont, Florida. See presidential china, first ladies’ gowns, historical documents, and campaign posters. This place, a decade older than Walt Disney World, gives the Hall of Presidents a run for business.

Aside from its own animatronics collection, the Presidents Hall of Fame is best known for its miniature version of the White House. The model even has working light fixtures, tiny televisions, and hand-crafted furniture.

July 4th Miniature White House
Jack Miller from Irvine, CA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The mini–White House and other on-site replicas were created by the museum’s founders, John and Jan Zweifel. The attraction is still owned by the Zweifel family today.

Monument of States

Another unique – and free – July 4th idea is on the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga in downtown Kissimmee. Here you’ll find the Monument of States.

July 4th Monument of States

The structure is located right by Kissimmee Lakefront Park, whose picnic pavilions, playground, and stunning views of Lake Toho make it the perfect place for a Fourth of July cookout.

The Monument of States was dreamed up by Dr. Charles Bressler-Pettis, a WWI veteran and president of a local tourism organization. After the U.S. entered WWII, he wanted to create a symbol of American unity while also attracting visitors to his hometown.

The result was a colorful, 50-foot-tall pyramid, made of rocks and fossils from each of the then-48 states. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt personally contributed a stone from his estate in upstate New York.

Local volunteers banded together to construct the monument in 1943. Their names are etched into the sidewalk around the attraction.

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Help honor the U.S. by protecting one of its most iconic animals, the majestic bald eagle.

Meet rescued raptors while learning about ways to help them when you visit the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland. After getting to know the center’s birds, you can even sponsor your favorite one through the Adopt-a-Raptor program.

The bald eagle is seen as a symbol of American strength and freedom. Like most of the country’s birds of prey, however, they’ve faced many environmental threats. The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey tracks eagle populations and rescues injured birds.

Even if you don’t adopt a raptor, know your admission helps this organization fulfill its mission to help Florida’s majestic birds of prey.

Morse Museum of American Art

You can learn a lot about a place’s history through art. So, this Fourth of July, take some time to celebrate American artists and artisans.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will offer free admission on July 4th. The museum boasts the world’s largest collection of Tiffany lamps, as well as an impressive array of pottery and paintings.

On previous Independence Days, the Morse has displayed all-American artifacts such as silverwork made by Paul Revere and baseballs signed by MLB greats.

The museum is in the heart of Winter Park, a northern suburb with stunning views and great restaurants.

Orlando on July 4th: Know Before You Go

Orlando’s theme parks are open on July 4th as well as most of the unique ideas above. Other Orlando area attractions may be closed, or have limited hours, on the federal holiday. We suggest confirming these attractions’ hours in case you’ll need to visit on July 3 or 5 instead.

Let Freedom Ring at Rosen Plaza

After the sun has set and the fireworks have faded into the sky, head back to your luxurious guestroom at Rosen Plaza. Our hotel is located on International Drive close to major highways, giving you the freedom to explore Orlando this Independence Day.

 

Light Up the Night at SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

Get ready to party it up at the 5th annual Electric Ocean in SeaWorld Orlando!

During select nights from May 28 to September 6, 2022, experience the wonder of Electric Ocean. Dance to the setlist spun by live DJs. Learn about SeaWorld’s exotic animals. View spectacular firework performances and much more!

Electric Ocean does not cost extra to enjoy. All you need is your SeaWorld park ticket.

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Electric Current

The best way to start your day is with a dance party at Electric Current. The all-ages party takes place across from the Seaport Theater. With a live DJ to set the mood, you’ll be grooving in no time. This dance party runs most of the day into the night, so you have plenty of time to take a dance break whenever you need one.

Elmo Rocks

In the mood for some more music and dancing? Say hi to a familiar face during the Elmo Rocks show at the Nautilus Theater. When a band cancels their performance last second, Elmo and his friends jump onstage for a show of their own. Jam out as they come together for an amazing show. After all, the show must go on!

Rescue Tails

Take a break and learn about some of SeaWorld’s animals at the Rescue Tails show located in Seaport Theater. Some of the animals you might see include birds, primates, a skunk, and reptiles. Learn about what it takes to rescue and rehabilitate these wonderful creatures.

Want to get a closer look at the animals? Consider booking a Rescue Tails Meet and Greet after the show.

You can see this show Thursday through Sunday during Electric Ocean dates.

Club Sea Glow

As the day fades to night, the park comes alive with dazzling lights. It’s time to get ready for the second round of dance parties!

From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Club Sea Glow lights up Bayside Stadium. Dance along with colorful Sea Glow performers as the DJ plays electrifying music.

If you get tired from all the dancing and need to rest your feet, take a seat in the stadium. You won’t want to go anywhere anyhow. The best part of the night happens right after the dance party – the Ignite Firework show!

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Ignite

View the Ignite Firework show from anywhere around the central lake area. The best spot to enjoy the show is from Bayside Stadium. The show begins at 10 p.m.

You can expect to see enchanting fireworks, fantastical fountains, and luminating lasers. The sky will glow with this amazing display. Music accompanies the show in perfect rhythm. You do not want to miss out on this show at the end of the night!

When planning your SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean trip, book a comfortable stay at Rosen Plaza. The best part is we’re five minutes away, so get ready for an electrifying adventure!

Keep updated on our latest health and cleaning practices before you arrive.

Host the Wedding of Your Dreams at Rosen Plaza

Host the Wedding of Your Dreams at Rosen Plaza

The team at Rosen Plaza Hotel understands that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and are prepared to take your nuptials to the next level.

From the decorations to the desserts, our experienced wedding planners and skilled master chefs will take care of every detail and provide you with everything you need to make your big day a perfect one.

Accommodating Venue Spaces

Rosen Plaza offers multiple venue spaces to fit a wedding of any size. Our elegant indoor ballroom is spacious and can be configured to accommodate both small and large parties. Lavish décor is included, complete with linens, chair covers, and a lighted backdrop. We also offer magical outdoor spaces for smaller, more intimate weddings and celebrations.

Our wedding planners can help arrange on-site rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Expert Catering Services

No reception is complete without an exquisite meal.

To delight your guests, Rosen Plaza provides in-house catering by our award-winning banquet and service staff. For your reception, you can choose either a three-course plated menu or a buffet-style menu. Both meal plans include a range of hors d’oeuvres, cheese, fruit and vegetable displays, and dessert stations. There’s also a four-hour open bar option available with name-brand spirits, beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Our menu is customizable to satisfy your party’s size and dietary needs.

Both the plated and buffet options can be adjusted to include vegetarian and vegan options. Additional enhancements, including a guacamole station, mashed potato bar, or pasta station, are also available.

For the happy couple, we provide a wedding cake service and complimentary champagne toast.

Have It All in One Place

By hosting your wedding at Rosen Plaza, you, your wedding party, family, and guests can stay together under one big roof for the duration of your event.

We offer 800 guestrooms, including 36 suites, and luxurious amenities such as a heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and cascading waterfall.  Our hotel is conveniently located on International Drive, steps away from Orlando’s most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. We’re also a short drive to Orlando International Airport for guests visiting from out of town.

Get Married at Orlando’s Top Wedding Destination Hotel

If you’re ready to make your wedding day extra special, then call us today at 407-996-1715 to learn how we can help create a beautiful wedding ceremony.

We are dedicated to the highest standards of safety for the well-being of our guests and associates. Improved hotel features include clear protective borders at our front desk, and frequently cleaned common areas, touch points, and guestrooms with hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants.

Read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Orlando

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Everyone wants to have a romantic Valentine’s Day meal with their significant other, but where are the best places to eat? We found the top 5 romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day perfect for an intimate evening with your partner.

5. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

If you want to add wine to your dine during your Valentine’s Day dinner, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant has some of the best wine in Orlando. This upscale casual restaurant features a variety of handcrafted wines including sangrias, fruit wines, sparkling, and much more.

Since there are so many wines to choose from, it may be hard to just pick one. They offer signature wine flights, or you can create your own flight with whatever wine entices you.

For those who may prefer other alcoholic libations that aren’t made from grapes, Cooper’s Hawk has specialty cocktails, beers, martinis, and hard seltzers.

This restaurant isn’t all wine and alcohol. They have an extensive food menu as well featuring appetizers and salads, meats and seafoods, burgers and sandwiches, pastas, and desserts. This a great place for picky eaters because they have something for everyone whether you’re looking for food or drink!

4. The Monroe

For a fun experience in downtown Orlando, consider giving The Monroe a try. Coffee shop by day and a bar/dining room by night (well brunch and lunch too). This fun restaurant has it all!

The place has an earthy, midcentury vibe with notes of green and brown. It is beautifully designed with an open seating area but still provides an intimate experience.

Their menu consists of hearty and delicious comfort food such as fried chicken, loaded potato soup, grilled pork belly, and fried chicken waffles. You can’t go wrong with whatever dish you decide on.

3. Melting Pot

For a unique Valentine’s Day dining experience, check out the Melting Pot. This place does all things fondue.

Melting Pot makes it easy for couples to share a delicious meal with their four-course dinner for two. You’ll get to choose a cheese fondue, two salads, an entrée/cooking style, and chocolate fondue. They give you skewers for optimum dipping.

Your server heats up the fondues on the cooktop at the center of the table. You get a variety of breads and veggies to dip in the cheese fondue. Then choose which cooking style you want with the meats or vegetarian items that will be the main meal.

For dessert, the chocolate fondue of your choice is served with a variety of sweet treats and fruits.

This is truly a unique experience that will add some fun to your dinner date.

2. The Ravenous Pig

Located in Winter Park, The Ravenous Pig is a gastropub created by husband-and-wife chef-owners James and Julie Petrakis. They were semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard award for Best Chef of the South, so you know their food is going to be delicious!

This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a dinner and movie special. Enjoy a three-course meal in the beer garden while watching the classic romantic movie “Princess Bride.”

This special will cost you $75 per person. If this is something you are interested in, make sure to book your table now!

1. Jack’s Place

For the ultimate dining experience, Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza has an amazing Valentine’s Day Package.

This package includes a one-night stay at Rosen Plaza, a three-course dinner for two at Jack’s Place, a full breakfast buffet for two the next morning at Café Matisse, complimentary self-parking, no resort fees, and complimentary Wi-Fi. It is available either February 13 or February 14 and costs a total of $279, plus tax.

Jack’s Place is known as the best steak restaurant on International Drive, so prepare for an incredible meal.

The warm amber lights set the mood for your romantic evening making Jack’s Place one of the best romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day.

Dine with the stars as you sit beside a variety of signed caricatures. Feast on beef tataki, filet mignon, lamb, lobster, and other exquisite eats. Sip on flavorful wines. This is sure to be a romantic evening you won’t soon forget.

To book this Valentine’s getaway, visit the Rosen Plaza Specials page.

Discover Magic in the New Cirque du Soleil Show

Follow along on a girl’s journey to discover her future in the new show at Disney Springs – Drawn to Life by Cirque du Soleil. The show debuted on November 18, 2021, and will run until December 31, 2022.

The Story of Drawn to Life

Dive deep into the world of imagination while watching this 90-minute show. A young girl named Julie discovers a piece of unfinished animation work left by her late father. She gets thrown into a world of wonder as she tries to finish the animation piece. With the help of a magical pencil and the memories of her childhood, she sets out on a quest to discover what her future holds.

Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney have come together to create a remarkable show that is sure to take your breath away.

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Location and Times

Drawn to Life by Cirque du Soleil is performed in Disney Springs – West Side. It can be found all the way at the end in the large, white tent-shaped building. We recommend parking in either the surface parking or the Orange Garage for the closest spots.

They perform two times on select days. Their first show is at 5:30 p.m., and the second show is at 8 p.m. Ticket pricing is dependent on where you decide to sit in the theater.

Cirque du Soleil’s Roots

Cirque du Soleil began as a group of 20 street performers. It grew into the innovative and creative circus art that it is today.

There are multiple shows performed all over North America, each one being more spectacular than the last.

Their shows push the limits to bring a unique circus experience to all that watch. You can expect to see extraordinary acrobatics and choreography throughout this production. Prepare to be amazed.

discover magic in the new cirque du soleil show

Enjoy a Stay at Rosen Plaza

After all the excitement you will experience at Disney Springs, enjoy a relaxing stay at Rosen Plaza. You can expect a comfortable and safe stay as we follow our Rosen’s Total Commitment to keep guests healthy.

Enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet at Rosen Plaza

Rosen Plaza Hotel Orlando Christmas Buffet

On Christmas Day, you deserve to sit back and enjoy time with your loved ones instead of spending the day in the kitchen preparing a meal big enough to feed your whole family.

This year, Rosen Plaza has you covered with a special Christmas Day Buffet on Saturday, December 25, 2021, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hosted in our Grand Ballroom, this all-inclusive holiday meal serves a variety of options sure to satisfy every appetite in your family.

A Christmas Dinner to Remember

Some of the selections we’re offering at this year’s Christmas Day Buffet include:

  1. Soups and Appetizers – To start off, try the clam, fennel, and potato chowder or vegetable and bean soup. We also have a variety of salads to choose from, including ahi smoked tuna, garden green, and chicken cranberry salad. Or pick from a fresh fruit and antipasto display boasting a selection of domestic and international cheeses.
  2. Delicious Entrées – The Christmas Day Buffet offers several entrée options. On the buffet will be roasted coq au vin, herb-crusted strip loin, pan-seared ocean trout, and veal marsala, among others. Round out your entrée with a selection of sides. You’ll have your choice of classic mashed potatoes and pan gravy, asparagus, sweet potatoes, or English peas.
  3. Additional Food Stations – In addition to the entrées, there are three extra stations to choose from:
    1. The make-your-own pasta station allows you to create your perfect dish, with three types of noodles and sauces. You can add a variety of toppings, including sweet peppers, rock shrimp, and pulled chicken.
    2. The seafood station is sure to please any seafood lover, with peel-and-eat shrimp and oysters on the half shell. Our signature Rosen Plaza seafood salad is also available.
    3. The carving station gives you additional meat options, including pork porchetta or boneless pork roast.
  4. Delectable Desserts – No meal is complete without sweets. We are offering three pies, three cakes, two cheesecakes and cookies to finish your dining experience. All can be topped with soft-serve ice cream and assorted toppings. Finally, our coffee and tea station offers a variety of flavors for you to sip.

Rosen Plaza’s Christmas Day Buffet costs $49.95 per adult, and $20.95 for children ages 4–11. Ages 3 and under eat free. Reservations are highly recommended. Parking at Rosen Plaza is free.

Enjoy a Festive Stay at Rosen Plaza

Spend your Central Florida holiday vacation at Rosen Plaza.

Located on International Drive, our hotel provides luxury amenities, affordable rates, and convenient access to the Orange County Convention Center as well as some of Orlando’s top restaurants, bars, and attractions.

We are also dedicated to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety for the well-being of our guests and staff. Our Total Commitment includes new hotel features, such as clear protective borders, frequently cleaned common areas and touchpoints, hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel, and the use of hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants in all guestrooms.

Plan a Hybrid Meeting at Rosen Plaza

Plan a Hybrid Meeting at Rosen Plaza

Planning a conference in the 2020s requires you to incorporate the real world with the virtual world.

To host an effective and impactful meeting, you will need a space that can accommodate social distancing for in-person presentations while also integrating digital technology for your virtual guests. The Rosen Plaza offers both the space and technology to make your hybrid meeting a success.

Spacious Ballrooms

The Rosen Plaza has more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space for your group to access.

Our 22 meeting rooms spread throughout the mezzanine and lobby of our lavish hotel offer meeting spaces of all sizes. Our premiere space, the Grand Ballroom, boasts 26,000 square feet that can be split into separate ballrooms for a more intimate space. The ballroom foyer houses an additional 12,500 square feet.

In total, the Rosen Plaza can host up to 2,800 guests.

Enhanced Technology

At Rosen Plaza, your hybrid meeting will have updated technology to help keep you connected and on pace.

We offer on-site A/V services to handle all your technological needs, including smart boards access. With Weframe touchscreen compatibility, our smart boards allow you to harness the power of interactive group collaboration through a large, multi-touch display screen that brings your files, projects, and team members together in one space.

Furthermore, to keep up with changing technology, we partnered with Cisco and CDW to assess our network infrastructure. As a result of this assessment, the Rosen Plaza spent upwards of $1 million to improve our technological capabilities.

Our Wi-Fi has been upgraded to 802.11n, which is a self-healing network and offers greater wireless coverage, increased capacity, and higher broadband speeds to accommodate your hybrid business meeting.

There’s also a Ricoh Business Center on-site to take care of your printing, scanning, photocopying, and office needs while at our hotel.

Qualifying Meeting Features and Incentives

You and your attendees can expect an exceptional hybrid meeting experience at Rosen Plaza. In addition to massive ballrooms, flexible event spaces, delicious catering, increased broadband, and attentive service, Rosen Plaza offers a variety of other features and incentives for you to choose from including:

  • Two registration desks with storage
  • Custom-themed banquet services and personalized meal menus
  • Audiovisual discounts
  • Select restaurants discounts
  • Credit on net catering revenue
  • Golf discounts (off-site 5 min. away)
  • Complimentary coffee and snacks for staff
  • Board retreats discounts at Brad Brewer Golf Academy (off-site 5 min. away)
  • CSR program assistance
  • Design Your Own Incentive
  • Signing bonus starting at $3,000

Book Your Hybrid Meeting at the Rosen Plaza Today

If you’re ready to make your hybrid meeting a success, book a room at Rosen Plaza. We also are conveniently located close to the Orange County Convention Center and some of Orlando’s top restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Our Total Commitment shows our dedication to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety for the well-being of our guests and staff. New hotel features include clear protective borders at the front desk and more hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel. We use hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants to frequently clean common areas and touchpoints as well as every guestroom.

To book your room or request a proposal, call 407-996-9702 or reserve online by clicking “Check Hotel Availability” at the top of the page.

Pandemic Wedding Redo: The Vow Renewal Guide

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If the pandemic lockdowns and gathering limitations forced you to have more intimate weddings, but you and your partner plan to do a vow renewal ceremony/anniversary reception in the next year or two when it’s safe, we present the ultimate guide.

What is a Vow Renewal?

A vow renewal is one of many ways married couples re-commit to each other.

Vow renewals allow a couple to celebrate their marriage regardless of how long they’ve been together. No rules exist for when or how to celebrate making this a truly personal celebration. Vow renewal has become more popular and necessary for couples who still desire to throw a memorable nuptial event surrounded by loved ones.

The Details

Wedding planning or any other “rules” do not necessarily apply to planning vow renewals—except this one.

Book your venue first. Dates book fast, especially at popular places and as we’re seeing a rise in weddings. Speaking of the venue, you can renew your vows in a restaurant, at home, in a ballroom, or in a garden. Your options are unlimited. The best part is that a lot of the pressure of finding a perfect location isn’t as heavy as it is with a wedding. After you’ve secured the venue, start booking any other help you’ll need, whether it be caterers, a DJ, or decorators, but you can skip a licensed officiant since you’re legally married already.

You’ll still need someone (maybe a friend or pastor) to “officiate” the ceremonies.

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Save the Date and/or Invitations?

Like a wedding, asking guests to save the date (once one is set) is an important step for planning for multiple reasons.

If the point was to invite those who couldn’t make it to the original wedding, then sending out these two pieces of correspondence will help you properly estimate who can and won’t make it. If the ceremony date is near or falls on a holiday, save the date invitations give guests time to plan. If your renewal ceremony will be catered (and if you had one at your wedding), then you’ll know having an accurate guest count helps manage how much food you’ll need, which, of course, directly affects how much you’ll pay for food. Invitations also help communicate to guests if your ceremony will be formal or informal and if kids are allowed or should be left at home. So much key information is shared in invites, so plan to send out two invites. This also helps prevent having to log every important detail guests need onto one invite. There might be a detail you don’t know at this stage of planning that will have to wait for a formal invite.

Last, if you are wondering who to invite, the guestlist for the original wedding is a great place to start.

What to Wear: Recreate the Wedding or Dress Down?

For the vow renewal ceremony, a traditional wedding dress or tux is not needed if the couple wants to dress down.

Just remember the outfits you choose should reflect how formal or informal the event is. The venue may naturally lend itself to a specific attire. A beach ceremony is best suited for loose and flowy attire. A golf club may require at least resort casual attire. A restaurant wedding, depending on the restaurant itself, can vary widely. Outdoor weddings are open to personal needs.

What you chose to wear should be based on what you feel is appropriate—again, there are no rules to follow.

Saying I Do Again: Writing the Vows

Writing the vows is probably the most interesting part of planning.

Since the majority of weddings that took place during the pandemic were either done between the couple and a few loves ones, in a garden or in a court, you can repeat the traditional wedding vows in the vow renewal ceremony if you choose to do so. For those who want to write their own custom renewal vows, maybe consider how your views of marriage have changed since the first wedding.

Whatever you write, let it come from the heart of your marriage.

Here is a quick vow writing guide:

  1. Look to poetry, books, or even religious books for inspiration.
  2. Research how to write wedding vows.
  3. Include how you and your partner met, everyone loves to hear a good story about how a couple first met.
  4. Describe how the relationship has grown, gone through ups and downs, and maybe add some funny stories.
  5. Come up with new promises you want to make to your partner.
  6. Feeling bold? Get creative with a new ending. Say “I do” in your own way.

Book Your Vow Renewal Venue at the Rosen Plaza

At the Rosen Plaza, we work hard to put you at ease on your big day.

We take care of planning and organizing for you. Also, our chefs can whip up delicious dishes that will surely be the talk of the event—next to the loving couple and the amazing vows. The best thing about having your venue at a hotel is you and your guests can walk to your rooms after the celebration and get a good night’s sleep.

If you are still worried about the health and safety of you and your guests, we have implemented several new safety measures so you and your guests can party with ease. Our associates work hard to maintain a clean environment by disinfecting common areas and to reduce contact, the banquet staff will serve guests their food. Read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.

Reach out to our wedding specialist, Kari Bina at (407) 996-1715, for more information on planning a vow renewal ceremony at Rosen Plaza.

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