Address9000 Windy Ridge Rd
Windermere, Florida 34786-8347
Telephone: (+1) 407-876-0022
Announcement:17 February 1990
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:20 June 1992 by James E. Faust
Public Open House:10–30 September 1994
Dedication:9–11 October 1994 by Howard W. Hunter
Site:13 acres | 5.3 hectares
Exterior Finish:White precast concrete with marble chips
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Four instruction rooms, five sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:70,000 square feet | 6,503 square meters
Elevation:193 feet | 59 meters
A major renovation has been announced for the 30-year-old Orlando Florida Temple. The temple will close in July 2024 and reopen at a future date that will be announced near the conclusion of the renovation. One other dedicated temple operates in the state—the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple. Construction of the Tallahassee Florida Temple is nearing completion, and plans have been announced for temples in Tampa and Jacksonville.1
The Orlando Florida Temple sits on a knoll overlooking a chain of lakes on the edge of the Orlando suburb of Windermere in an area described as one of Florida's most beautiful locations. The temple is characterized by its white exterior, graceful columns, arched windows, and delightful water features. Palms trees and shrubs are planted generously across the temple grounds that are open to the public. Across the street from the temple is the Orlando Florida South Stake Center.
The Orlando Florida Temple was the first temple built in Florida.
The Orlando Florida Temple is one of only two temples dedicated by President Howard W. Hunter during his brief time as president of the Church. (The other is the Bountiful Utah Temple.)
In its official announcement of the Orlando Florida Temple as Florida's first temple, the First Presidency stated, "We have selected Orlando because it is a central location with good highways from all parts of the state."
- "News for Temples in Wyoming, Florida, Utah and Brazil," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 12 Feb. 2024.