Are the beautiful wedding venues in St. Augustine the reason so many couples get married here? Or, are there so many venues because St. Augustine is a popular place to get married? We aren’t sure which came first. But, what we do know is that wedding venues in St. Augustine abound. After all, the Nation’s Oldest City is also one of the most romantic. From our waterfront location to 16th-century architecture to an abundance of great photo opportunities, its no wonder the venues here are in high favor. Below is a list of the most popular wedding venues in the St. Augustine area including churches, banquets, restaurants, and other unique spaces.
Among wedding venues in St. Augustine are the city’s beautiful churches that are rich in architecture, beauty, and faith.
Grace United Methodist Church: The Grace United Methodist Church is a very popoular wedding venue choice in the Historic District. The church is able to accommodate large wedding parties. Additionally, it is one of the few venues downtown that can guarantee parking spots for a wedding party.
St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church: Located in Lincolnville, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church provides all ceremonies with intimacy, history, and beauty. The inside of the church is lined in rich heart pinewood with exposed beams and high ceilings; they also have an outdoor space where you are welcome to host your reception. People from any denomination, faith, and tradition are welcome to be married in the chapel.
Trinity Episcopal Parish: Located across the street from the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Trinity Episcopal Parish beams with unique architecture and beautiful stained glass both inside and out. Trinity’s hall is 6,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 400 guests; it’s parking lot can fit approximately 52 vehicles.
Visit our Worship Listings Page for a full list of restaurants in St. Johns County. Note: The choice to host a wedding is at the discretion of each church.
Colonial Quarter: Located on St. George Street, the Colonial Quarter has catered menu options as well as an amphitheater-style outdoor venue and full bar nestled under a canopy of giant Oak trees. It can accommodate family-style table seating for up to 175 people. Hot tip: For a small additional fee, you can also hire pirates or re-enactors to entertain your guests.
Lightner Museum: The Lightner Museum has both indoor and outdoor areas for ceremonies and an ambiance that radiates art, culture, and elegance. Most packages include the rental of the Historic Pool, Mezzanine, and the Outdoor Terrace. They can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Oldest House Museum Complex: At this location, you can choose from either the Llambias House Garden or the Oldest House Garden to host your ceremony. Both are majestic and surrounded by lush Florida foliage. While the Oldest House Garden can accommodate up to 250 guests, the Llambias House Garden can only accommodate up to 150 guests.
Peña-Peck House: Located on St. George Street, this outdoor venue is elaborately decorated in floral and green foliage. It can seat up to 50 guests and includes the tables, chairs, linens, a two-tier wedding cake, and a champagne toast to complete your celebration.
Schooner Freedom: That’s right, there is even a sailing wedding venue in St. Augustine. The Schooner Freedom sails in the Matanzas River and can accommodate up to 40 guests, offering trips up to 4 hours long.
The Treasury on the Plaza: Located steps away from the Plaza de la Constitucion, this venue is a popular choice for weddings. Their event packages boast a long list of amenities varying from starry night lighting to faux marble columns. This space can accommodate up to 250 guests.
The White Room: The White Room is one of the most sought after venues in Downtown St. Augustine. In fact, to date it has hosted over 2,700 weddings and has the only downtown location that offers rooftop panoramic waterviews. You can learn more at the White Room’s website.
The following wedding venues are just a few steps away from the Historic District.
The Corazon Cinema and Cafe: This movie theatre wedding venue is one of the most unique in St. Augustine. The cinema can accommodate up to 50 guests and their wedding packages include handmade farm tables, vintage dining chairs, rustic decor, as well as wine, beer, champagne, and sangria.
Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park: This beautiful park features 15 acres of land that overlook Matanzas River. It also has a pavilion with 2,500 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space and 600 sq. ft. of uncovered space that can accommodate up to 300 standing guests or 150 seated guests. Other amenities include waterfront locations, wooded sites, and garden settings.
River House: The River House is a traditional wedding venue space. Located on the Matanzas River, it can host up to 240 guests seated or up to 400 guests for a reception. Valet parking is offered and tables and chairs are provided.
Beacher’s Lodge: If you’re looking for a beach wedding, the Beacher’s Lodge will rise to the occassion. In addition to a beachfront location, they also have an intimate room for receptions that can accommodate and seat up to 50 people.
Chandler Oaks: This elegant, white barn is decorated in a southern charm style and sits on nearly 20 acres of land. The large barn is surrounded among mature Oak trees with a large pasture that holds friendly farm animals. The grounds are also home to a pond, gazebo, and bridge.
Genung’s Fish Camp: This outdoor venue, located on Matanzas River, offers unique photo opportunities and wildlife sitings. The outdoor space is large enough so that various arrangements can be made with tables, chairs, and decorations.
St. Augustine Boating Club: Located on Tolomato River, this banquet hall offers beautiful water and sunset views. It can accommodate up to 100 people and includes 16 tables that are eight feet long and six tables that are six feet long, handicap accessibility, 100 white chairs, oyster tables, and a charcoal grill.
Here are two of the most popular restaurant wedding venues in St. Augustine.
The Reef: This spectacular oceanfront wedding venue is located in Vilano Beach. The seafood restaurant is an intimate choice for a wedding venue and can accommodate beach ceremonies and a reception for up to 75 guests. Additionally, they have ample free parking, a banquet room with a bar, dance floor, and two covered balconies.
Kingfish Grill: The Kingfish Grill is a seafood restaurant located on the bay of Tolomato River. It has a second-floor venue called the HarborView Banquet Room which can seat up to 85 guests. The HarborView is newly furnished, has an open-air deck, and a stone fireplace. Additionally, there is a sparkling pool and lounge deck on the first floor which can be reserved for guests as well.
Visit our Restaurants Listings Page for a full list of restaurants in St. Johns County. Note: The choice to host a wedding is at the discretion of each restaurant.
While wedding venues are an important piece to your special day, they aren’t the only thing you have to worry about before tying the knot. Check out our Weddings Page and find an assortment of great information to perfectly execute your ceremony!