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Historic Wedding Venue
in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida

Welcome to the Lightner Museum, an iconic treasure nestled in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. With a rich history dating back to its opening in 1888 as the grand Hotel Alcazar, this historic venue has been the premier choice for luxury weddings and celebrations for over 130 years.

Immerse yourself in a world of art, culture, and romance inside the stunning indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether you envision an intimate wedding or a grand event, our unique venue can accommodate your needs. From cozy gatherings of 40 to lavish affairs with up to 225 guests, the Lightner Museum’s elegance and versatility make it an ideal choice for an unforgettable St. Augustine wedding.

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  • The perfect wedding packages
  • Gorgeous historic spaces
  • The most sought-after photo opportunities
  • An incredible location in one of Florida’s top travel destinations
  • A team to help you create the perfect stress-free wedding

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Venue Spaces

The Lightner Museum offers versatile event spaces that can be customized to suit your wedding vision. Whether you’re looking for an intimate wedding or a lavish over-the-top party, our spaces can accommodate your distinctive style. Couples have the unique opportunity to host a wedding ceremony and reception inside the former casino of the Alcazar Hotel, which once held the world's largest indoor swimming pool. We also offer private suites, cocktail hour areas, and stunning portrait locations.

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Nicole & Ryan Wedding Photo

"Truly the best day of our lives so far.

My husband and I were just married at the Lightner Museum and it was truly the best day of our lives so far. Not only is the outside architecture stunning, but the exhibits and overall vibe of the Museum gives it that "wow" factor for your wedding! I could write so much more about how we loved doing our ceremony inside on a hot Florida evening, or how much we loved doing Cocktail Hour in the ornate and beautiful Grand Lobby, or how the wedding parties loved hanging out in the Suites–but just know that Lightner Museum is a PERFECT wedding venue, and the staff will take such good care of you!!!!

Nicole & Ryan

Ali & Matt Wedding Photo

"The Lightner Museum is a magical venue.

This museum has been around since 1888 and is filled with both history and charm. The team at the Lightner Museum went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect! Katie especially did everything she could to ensure everything ran smoothly! The museum has stunning views of St. Augustine from its terrace, making it a perfect setting for any wedding ceremony and/or reception. Additionally, the museum is conveniently located next to some popular attractions like the Castillo de San Marcos fort, giving guests plenty of things to do before and after the big event!

Ali & Matt

Giovana & Nicholas Wedding Photo

“We had a perfect day, free of worries.

I can't even express how easy and enjoyable the Lightner team made this experience for us! We chose the Intimate Wedding Package as our guest list wasn't extensive, and it was so extremely convenient to have trusted vendors included already. It completely took away the headache of finding them one by one (we only had to book our flowers and photographer). I wouldn't have changed a thing! Saint Augustine was always our choice, and the Treasury Collection Venues were the only ones we visited while looking for a venue because after leaving our Lightner tour, we were 100% sure there was no better place for our wedding.

Giovana & Nicholas

Colette & Kevin Wedding Photo

"I loved this venue from the minute I laid eyes on it.

Our wedding was everything we could have imagined and more. Each person we worked with was communicative, up-front, professional, kind, knowledgeable, engaged, and fun to work with. The Lightner is beautiful in itself, but you have the freedom to completely transform the space to your liking (or leaving it simply as is). Our cocktail hour was held in the Grand Lobby, while our ceremony and reception were in the Historic Pool. I was so impressed with how the team quickly and efficiently transformed the space while our guests were at cocktail hour. Your guests will never forget this venue!!!

Colette & Kevin

Zachary & Brianna Wedding Photo

“This venue was perfect!

Hands down the best decision that my wife and I made was choosing the Lightner Museum as our wedding venue. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and our guests were blown away at how beautiful the venue was. I still can't believe how professional the team at the Lightner Museum was. There was never a point during the wedding day where my wife and I were stressed about anything. Thanks to our event manager Katie, we knew they had everything completely under control. We can't thank you enough!

Zachary & Brianna

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  • Lightner Museum Weddings & Events does not manage events in the courtyard, offer ceremony only, or elopements. Please contact The Wedding Authority.
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