where do you see yourself getting married?
Narrowing down all your venue choices down to one can be stressful, but sometimes all you need are some tips & a little bit of inspiration! Having a general sense of location (city vs country). colors & theme, and guest size is a great place to start your search. Keep in mind when touring venues whether there is a bridal/groomsmen suite, if the location has a team to assist you, rooms for overnight stay, and how much you'll have to decorate yourself! Draw inspiration from some of my favorite venues below, let's find you the perfect spot to tie the knot!
Clay Theatre, Green Cove Springs, FL
You've heard of a church wedding, but how about one inside a theater? The perfect mix of a modern venue with classic details- the Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs is conveniently located downtown near a lake, the best of both worlds! Don't worry about managing everything on the big day, Clay Theatre has a venue team to ensure your wedding runs smoothly. Art deco inspired fixtures and decorations makes the theatre a timeless location to say "I do!"
Protea, Ocala, FL
Finding a barn that is not only preserved from the time it was built in the 1800s, while still wanting those modern touches seems like an impossible ask- but this venue in Protea checks all those boxes (and more!) Renovated & rebuilt from it's original structure in Canada, the barn is flooded with natural light and high beamed ceilings that give it such a romantic feel. Additionally, on site the venue provides dedicates a space for the girls to get ready and an upstairs poker lounge for the guys. This wedding barn truly is one of a kind!
Read more about Protea Wedding and Events here!
Sweetwater Branch Inn, Gainesville FL
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a dream historical location for the couple who opts for more of a natural vibe & garden venue. The Inn has both inside and outside areas, which is great to keep options open with the unpredictable weather of your big day! An endless amount of plants and flowers makes the outdoor garden the perfect spot to capture the love you and your partner share.
*second shot for Shan Hasan, Photohead Photography
your very own backyard
Look no further than that lush garden you've been maintaining for years as the perfect spot to marry your partner. With the venue steps from your house- this gives you some freedom for you to DIY projects or rent decor. Lending itself to a more intimate gathering, a backyard wedding can be more budget friendly with a smaller amount of guests. For the hands on bride & groom - this one's for you!