The good news has just been rolling in over at Lightner Museum Weddings and Events!


Thanks to reviews on from our couples, we have once again been awarded The Knot Best of Weddings Award! This is the second consecutive year the Lightner Museum has been singled out as one of the best wedding venues in the country by The Knot Best of Weddings.


Best of Weddings 2020 Winners The Lightner Museum



Just last week, the Lightner Museum was named by Southern Bride as one of the Top 10 Historic Wedding Venues in the Southeast!


Top 10 Historic Wedding Venues in the Southeast | Lightner Museum | Southern Bride Article


“It’s no secret that the Southeast boasts hospitality, Southern charm, and some serious culinary creations we like to call “down-home country cookin’,” but did you also know that the Southeast is second to none when it comes to historic wedding venues? From a Southern railway station, to a restored bank with a craft cocktail bar in the old vault, to a mansion built for royalty, the Southeast is home to some of the most picturesque locales to say, “I Do.” Looking for a place to wed filled with plenty of charm and an interesting story? Try one of these Top 10 Historic Wedding Venues in the Southeast.

Lightner Musem – St. Augustine, FL

“Originally opened in 1888 by Henry Morrison Flagler as the grand Hotel Alcazar, the Lightner Museum has played host to historic St. Augustine’s most regal celebrations for over 130 years. The property’s most lavish playground was the indoor swimming pool—the world’s largest of its kind at the time. Then in 1948, the building was purchased by Otto Lightner, who converted the hotel into a museum to contain his vast collection of decorative and fine arts. Fast-forward to today; the museum transforms into the perfect location to suit any wedding vision and style. The Historic Pool, with its unique multi-level layout and twin grand staircases, provides the perfect backdrop to host a romantic wedding ceremony and unforgettable reception. Take advantage of the beautifully manicured courtyards when taking photos and let guests explore the first level exhibits in the museum during cocktail hour. The old-world elegance combined with award-winning service will leave couples and guests alike in awe. Continue the legacy of memorable events at this venue that stands the test of time.”

Southern Bride. (2019, December 5). Top 10 Historic Wedding Venues in the Southeast.

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Thank you to Southern Bride for including the Lightner Museum in this prestigious group of wedding venues! We are so proud to be stewards of this historic museum, and love that we have the opportunity to host some of the Southeast’s best weddings in this beautiful space.


Are you ready to learn more about hosting your wedding at the Lightner Museum? Contact us today!

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