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Virtual Tours

Explore the Lightner Museum from the comfort of your home!

Click HERE (or on the image below) to view a romantic wedding ceremony set in the stunning Historic Pool. Don’t forget to check out our luxurious private suites, the Otto Lightner Lounge and Maria Jefferson Lounge!

Many couples choose to host their cocktail hour in the Lightner Museum’s Grand Lobby. Click below to see this unique space, accented by sparkling crystal chandeliers and intricate mosaic tile floors. Depending on your guest count, the Grand Lobby is also a possible location for wedding ceremonies at the Lightner Museum. In the tour below, you can also venture out into the Central Courtyard of St. Augustine City Hall, which couples love for its stunning photo opportunities!

The Lightner Museum completely transforms for your wedding reception. Click HERE (or on the image below) to see a “pool party” set in the Historic Pool. Many of the amenities shown are included in your Event Package. You can also enhance your event experience with our incredible Lightner Luxe Package.

Make sure to head up to the second floor Mezzanine, where many couples choose to host their dinner overlooking the Pool. Once there, you can also venture out onto the Outdoor Terrace, which is a popular option for cocktail hours, intimate outdoor wedding ceremonies, and grand exits.

We hope you enjoyed your virtual tours!

Our team is available to provide additional details, answer any questions, and go through our current pricing and availability! Contact us today to start planning your event!

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Venue Spaces

Historic Pool

Wedding Ceremonies | Receptions

With its majestic three-story ceiling and twin grand staircases, the Historic Pool creates an immersive experience for you and your guests. Host a romantic wedding ceremony on the lower level, inside what was once the world's largest indoor swimming pool. While your guests enjoy cocktail hour in one of our other stunning locations, the Pool transforms into the perfect reception to suit your vision and style--be it vintage, modern, casual, or extravagant. With incredible versatility, the only limit to this stunning venue is your imagination.

MAX CAPACITIES:
SEATED CEREMONY - 225 GUESTS
COCKTAIL STYLE - 225 GUESTS
SEATED BANQUET - 100 GUESTS
Wedding Ceremony at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
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Wedding Ceremony in the Historic Pool
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Wedding Ceremony at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
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Wedding Ceremony at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
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Wedding Ceremony at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
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Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding Ceremony at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Lightner Museum set up for wedding with large video screen next to the dance floor

Mezzanine

Dinner

After your wedding ceremony, take the party upstairs to the Mezzanine. The second level above the Historic Pool provides the perfect space for cocktails or dinner service. Guests are able to view the venue from a completely different perspective throughout the evening--without ever being too far from the action on the dance floor! There are several areas where you can set up your sweetheart table, food stations, guest book table, or memory table. When you are ready for your cake cutting and speeches, the Mezzanine also provides a unique viewing perspective for these special moments.

MAX CAPACITIES:
SEATED BANQUET - 225 GUESTS
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
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Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding Caterer at the Lightner Museum
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
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Wedding reception at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
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Outdoor Terrace

Cocktail Hour | Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies | Grand Exits

Located just off of the Historic Pool's second-floor Mezzanine is the spacious Outdoor Terrace. Most often used during cocktail hour, the Terrace is the perfect location for guests to enjoy a little bit of Florida sunshine before dancing the night away inside the Historic Pool. Are you looking for an outdoor location to host your wedding ceremony? The secluded Outdoor Terrace allows you to take advantage of the incredible exterior architecture of the Lightner Museum. When it comes time to ride off into the sunset, the staircase of the Outdoor Terrace is the ideal place to stage your Grand Exit.

MAX CAPACITY:
COCKTAIL STYLE - 150 GUESTS
SEATED CEREMONY - 125 GUESTS
GRAND EXIT - 225 GUESTS
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Wedding Ceremony on the Outdoor Terrace of the Lightner Museum
Wedding Ceremony on the Outdoor Terrace of the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
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Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Bride and groom in St. Augustine on the terrace of the Lightner Museum
Cocktail Hour on the Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum
Outdoor Terrace at the Lightner Museum

Grand Lobby

Cocktails | Photos

With sparkling crystal chandeliers, intricate mosaic tile flooring, and eight majestic arched windows, the Grand Lobby of the Lightner Museum is a showstopping event space. Perfect for cocktail hour, the Grand Lobby looks out onto three manicured private courtyards. The central courtyard, with its charming stone bridge over a rippling Koi pond, makes a beautiful entryway for guest arrival.

*If you are hosting your wedding ceremony off-site, the Grand Lobby can be added on as your cocktail hour for an additional fee.

MAX CAPACITY:
COCKTAIL STYLE - 225 GUESTS
SEATED CEREMONY - 100 GUESTS
Carleigh and Haris' Wedding Cocktail Hour in the Grand Lobby of the Lightner Museum
Lightner Museum Grand Lobby
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Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Lightner Museum Grand Lobby
Lightner Museum Grand Lobby
Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Lightner Museum Grand Lobby
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Central Courtyard at the Lightner Museum
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Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
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Wedding Ceremony in the Grand Lobby of the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Wedding Ceremony in the Grand Lobby of the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
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A Vibrant and Simple Wedding
A Vibrant and Simple Wedding

Private Suites

Maria Jefferson Lounge & Otto Lightner Lounge

Included in your rental of the Lightner Museum is access to our two elegantly appointed private suites, the Maria Jefferson Lounge and Otto Lightner Lounge. With easy access to the Historic Pool and Mezzanine, the suites are the perfect locations to do final preparations before you say "I do." The gents can challenge each other to a game of darts or foosball, or relax on the ultra-plush sectional while they catch a game on the big screen TV. The ladies can make sure to do all of those last-minute hair and makeup touch-ups, slip on their gorgeous gowns, and sip on champagne while taking photos.

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Maria Jefferson Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Maria Jefferson Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Maria Jefferson Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Maria Jefferson Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Bridal Suite Photo at the Lightner Museum
Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Otto Lightner Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Otto Lightner Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Groom's Suite at the Lightner Museum
Grooms Suite at the Lightner Museum
Otto Lightner Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Otto Lightner Lounge | Bridal Suite at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine
Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine
Wedding Photos at the Lightner Museum St. Augustine

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