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1908 Grand

$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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Pricing Information

Reception
$8,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Reception
$8,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2022

1908 Grand is a luxurious and upscale wedding venue in the heart of downtown Gainsville, Florida. Named after the year it was originally built, this historic setting has been carefully restored and renovated to maintain its rich roots. Our central downtown location, elegant interior, and dedicated staff will turn any couple's wedding day into an unforgettable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples will have three different event spaces to use at 1908 Grand. Our beautiful courtyard can serve as a ceremony location, cocktail hour space, or host your dinner reception under the stars and market lights. The downstairs room features a classic elegance to host your cocktail hour, dance party, or rain backup for your ceremony. Large windows will surround you and your guests for a bright, airy atmosphere. Eight delicate chandeliers hang above original hardwood floors for a picturesque aesthetic. Two wall-mounted TV screens are also present for slideshows or wedding monograms.

Located on the second floor is a breathtaking ballroom with plenty of space for guests to dine and dance. A built-in backlit onyx bar, DJ booth, and elevated stage are also present and offer unique features you won't find in other venues. This space can also serve as an alternate ceremony location.

You and your wedding parties will love getting ready in our elegant bridal suite and groom's room, where you can prepare for the big day in comfort and style.

Services Offered

Couples will have exclusive access to the entire venue during their celebration. Chairs and tables will be provided for both indoor and outdoor events to meet your needs. The onsite event team will connect you with their trusted vendors to help organize your dream day. They also handle setup and teardown, giving couples plenty of time to spend with their loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$8,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$8,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Old Florida Romance

    Being locals to Gainesville, FL, my husband and I knew we wanted to get married in town, and lucky enough, the old Masonic Lodge was being restored and would be finished in time for our wedding day and would become the 1908 Grand. Getting married in April, we wanted an indoor venue- ceremony and reception, and The 1908 was the perfect size to accommodate our 125 count guest list. The venue is gorgeous and sets the tone for an old Florida romance theme - it screams elegance. Everywhere you look in this building, you will find a beautiful detail, from the exquisite chandeliers to the doorknobs. We felt that you didn't need much decoration, for the building stood independently. While the building is impressive, the team behind The 1908 is fantastic. This team worked very hard to help produce the wedding of our dreams, and it was delivered. Always there to answer a question and to help with ideas. We are incredibly thankful to them! Especially when our cocktail hour had to be moved inside because of a thunderstorm - it felt like it was planned all along. Gainesville is very fortunate for this building to be restored and brought back to life. It is truly a wonderful setting with beautiful people - we had the wedding of our dreams
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Kaitlyn Aurilio
Kaitlyn Aurilio
Director of Events

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn! One of my greatest passions is event planning and getting to be a part of my client's special day. Over the past few years my career has taken me all over the event industry including wedding and special event planning, collegiate club planning, and corporate event management and I have an absolute blast! I am now working on the venue side of events here at 1908 Grand. I love talking through ideas and bringing each client's unique vision to life!

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215 N Main st Gainesville, FL, 32601
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