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Venue Spaces

One of the most unique wedding venues in Florida, the Lightner Museum offers versatile event spaces that can be tailored to match your unique vision, whether you’re looking for an intimate reception for 40 guests or a lavish celebration for up to 225 attendees.

An iconic landmark in downtown St. Augustine, the Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel, a grand Gilded Age resort. Once renowned as the world’s largest indoor swimming pool, the venue has transformed into a magnificent space for ceremonies and receptions.

Capture stunning portraits around the lush outdoor spaces–some of the most coveted locations for wedding photos in all of St. Augustine. After exchanging your vows, treat your guests to cocktail hour in the exquisite Grand Lobby or on the sunny Outdoor Terrace. We also offer two private suites where you can relax and prepare before the big day.

Visit this historic venue in person to meet with a member of our team and discuss your wedding vision. We also offer virtual tours for couples planning destination weddings.

Customize how you use the venue spaces for

Your Wedding Day

Below are a few options for how you may want to use the venue spaces for your wedding day. The Lightner Museum team can help you determine the best flow of your event based on your vision and guest count.

Choose Your

Wedding Ceremony Location

Historic Pool

Our most popular option for weddings of 40-225 guests

Outdoor Terrace

A great option for outdoor weddings with 40-100 guests

Grand Lobby

A lovely indoor alternative for intimate ceremonies with 100 guests or less

Off-Site Ceremony

Host an off-site ceremony and utilize the Lightner Museum for your reception.

Choose Your

Cocktail Hour Location

Grand Lobby

Our most popular option for weddings of 40-225 guests when hosting your ceremony in the Pool or off-site.

Outdoor Terrace & Mezzanine

A lovely option for outdoor cocktail hours for 40-150 guests when hosting your ceremony in the Pool, Lobby, or off-site.

Choose Your

Reception Locations



Our most popular option for weddings of 40-225 guests

Historic Pool

With under 100 guests, you can host dinner on the first floor of the Historic Pool.


Historic Pool

Get ready for the best party of your life! The Historic Pool can accommodate 40-225 guests for dancing.

Floor Plans

View our venue floor plans below. During the planning process, your dedicated event manager from the Lightner Museum events team will work closely with you and your wedding coordinator to design an event floor plan to accommodate your guest count and bring your vision to life.

What's Next?

Tour the venue in person or book a guided virtual tour!

Schedule A Tour

Find your perfect wedding package

Wedding Packages

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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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