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Florida Wedding Venues You Can’t Miss

For the past four years I’ve been all around the state photographing Florida wedding venues. I adore getting to know what Florida has to offer and extend my knowledge to you. This blog is dedicated to help you decide the perfect Florida wedding venue. As you’ll notice, I have a soft spot for the history and character of the venues in St. Augustine. The city has 6 of my top 10 venues!!

Though the wedding barn trend is dominating the market here in north Florida, I want to spice up your planning ideas with some great alternatives. Make sure to scroll all the way through for a super special bonus venue that I am DYINGGGG to work at. Seriously they’re all amaze so what are you waiting for?! Start scrolling! ??✨

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The White Room – St.Augustine, FL 

1 King Street St.Augustine, FL 32084

www.whiteroomweddings.com/

First we’ll start off with the dreamiest venue in Downtown St. Augustine. The White Room has a large all white chapel, rooftop cocktail hour space and multiple getting ready rooms. The exposed brick and amazing food is the perfect reception space to party all night! 

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The Lightner Museum – St. Augustine, FL

75 King Street St. Augustine, FL 32084

www.lightnermuseum.org

Next up we’re staying in St. Augustine but heading just around the corner to the beautiful Lightner Museum. This historic venue is the perfect space to say “I do”. The courtyard is adorned with a coy pond and a gorgeous bridge for photo perfection! There are so many spaces to take gorgeous photos right in the heart of downtown St. Augustine. 

Chandler Oaks Barn – St. Augustine, FL 

9600 County Road 13 N St.Augustine, FL 32092

www.chandleroaksbarn.com/

Following right along we have Chandler Oaks Barn in St. Augustine! This all white barn is the most gorgeous spot to mix rustic and classic. Their lawn is full of gorgeous mossy oaks to have your ceremony set next to a beautiful lake. This venue has so many rental options and can truly be personalized for your perfect wedding day! 

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Treasury on the Plaza – St. Augustine, FL

24 Cathedral Place Suite 111 St.Augustine, FL 32084

http://treasuryontheplaza.com/

I told y’all I am in love with being a St. Augustine wedding photographer! The Treasury on the Plaza is one of my all time favorite venues. The original bank vault is now featured as a bar and the columns extending to the cathedral ceilings give such a unique spin on an indoor wedding. This venue can be used for your ceremony, reception or both! Don’t forget to sneak up to the balcony for some one-of-a-kind portraits! 

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River House – St. Augustine, FL

179 Marine Street St. Augustine, FL 32084

www.riverhouseevents.com/

Again my dreams have come true along the St. John’s river. A rare occasion to find, the River House has dedicated parking and its own oasis for your whole wedding celebration. Able to host 200+ guests the River House is the perfect place to have your wedding celebration. The dance floor is surrounded by wall-to-wall windows that drench your first dance in the perfect light! 

Crystal Ballroom – St. Augustine, FL

179 Marine Street St. Augustine, FL 32084

www.crystalballroomsaintaugustine.com/

To finish St. Augustine we have the gorgeous Crystal Ballroom. This venue sits inside the World Golf Village and a gorgeous place to say I Do! The venue is walking distance from the Renaissance hotel. And you can enjoy the walkway lined with oak trees for the perfect photo backdrop.  


The Ribault Club – Amelia Island, FL 

11241 Fort George Road Jacksonville, FL 32226

www.theribaultclub.com/

The Ribault Club is just outside of Jacksonville at Fort George Island. This gorgeous historic venue is home to a massive oak tree and right on the edge of the Fort George River. With tons of indoor and outdoor options you can have your whole event here. There is so much shade and incredible photo spots throughout the property.  

Alfred B Maclay Gardens – Tallahassee, FL 

13540 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32309

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I have never fallen more quickly in love than I have when I drove up to the Maclay Gardens. This Florida state park is the perfect place to get married! Hosting the perfect getting ready cottage, acres of gorgeous Florida nature and the perfect ceremony locations this venue has it all! 

Grand Hyatt – Tampa, FL 

2900 Bayport Drive Tampa, FL 33607

tampabay.grand.hyatt.com

Next we head to the west coast to feature the beautiful Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa Bay. This gorgeous hotel is full of natural light and features multiple restauraunts, rooftop balconies and ballrooms for you to host the perfect wedding celebration. The hotel suites are the perfect hideaway to get ready! And there is no end to the incredible portrait locations for your just married photos. Have your guests come stay with you at this all-in-one venue!

Sweetwater Branch Inn – Gainesville, FL 

625 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

http://sweetwaterinn.com/

Hidden in downtown St. Augustine is Sweetwater Branch Inn. This historic bed and breakfast is home to a gorgeous garden and quaint reception space. Perfect for small wedding affairs this hidden gem is a perfect choice. Sweetwater Branch has several historic rooms each with their own personality to get ready for your wedding day. This venue is the perfect all-in-one space or you can have just your reception here to enjoy and dance the night away. 

 

BONUS VENUE – The Clay Theater – Jacksonville

326 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043

https://www.claytheatre.com/

The Clay Theater was recently updated and it is the perfect modern venue! (images by Boss Images) Hidden in Green Cove Springs this movie-theater turned wedding venue has chic, modern and high end design. You can dress this venue up or make it boho perfection with just a few key touches. It is truly a blank slate to personalize and decorate. I MEAN I CRY EVERY TIME I VISIT. SOS Someone hire me for this venue and I’ll scream!

I hope you enjoyed this tour of the best Florida wedding venues! 

If you are getting married in Florida at these, or any other, venue I would LOVE to be your wedding photographer! Head over to my contact form and let’s see if we can put your wedding on the map! 

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Hey, I’m Arielle

A Florida wedding photographer living in Gainesville that specializes in joyful, timeless wedding & family photography. And when I’m not photographing amazing couples and families, you can most likely find me on a roller-coaster, sipping Starbucks refreshers or binge-watching thriller shows on Netflix. My favorite days are spent with people like you!

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