A1A Ale Works is a historic wedding venue located in St. Augustine, Florida. The event spaces are part of a premier seafood restaurant that specializes in fresh, delectable menu options and offers an elegant atmosphere for its guests. Due to its restaurant attachment, the venue provides full-service catering to both of its event spaces for the convenience of those celebrating.
Facilities and Capacity
A1A Ale Works features two private banquet rooms where you are welcome to host your big day. The luxurious Bayview Room boasts crystal chandeliers and large windows that show off Matanzas Bay and Bridge of Lions. The space’s picturesque views and romantic setting will keep up to 110 of your closest friends and family talking for years to come. Another option for your celebration is the Sala Menendez Room. Set in the courtyard of the Historic Lightner Museum, the event space offers a charming atmosphere for any occasion. The 12-foot ceilings, tropical gardens, and tranquil koi pond offer a graceful backdrop for special days. When celebrating in this intimate courtyard, you can dine, dance, and converse with up to 60 loved ones.
Whether you’re hosting your engagement party, shower, rehearsal dinner, or ceremony and reception, A1A Ale Works offers a relaxing, memorable setting. To alleviate stress leading up to and on the big day, the venue’s attentive team offers a variety of services. They will be there to set up and clean up your celebration, allowing you to spend more time with your nearest and dearest. Event items such as tables, Chiavari chairs, linens, sophisticated decor, and more will be supplied. For the convenience of you and your guests, Wi-Fi is also available.
This charming venue is also home to a restaurant and taproom which you can avail of for a delicious, seamless reception meal. While sipping your favorite beverage during your cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres such as Caprese skewers, bacon-wrapped scallops, and coconut-crusted chicken tenders can be served. For the main meal, you can choose from a variety of station options, including seafood, prime rib, and pasta dishes. If you’d prefer plated meals, entrées like filet mignon, seared Mahi Mahi, and mojito-grilled chicken can be prepared. Buffet options featuring tasty, regional cuisines like shrimp and grits and Jamaican jerk chicken are also available. The culinary team also has gluten-free and vegan packages for those with dietary restrictions to enjoy.
97 Reviews for A1A Ale Works
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Tania L. · Married on 01/25/2020
Attentive, Caring, Delicious and Wonderful!
A1A Ale Works was an incredible host for our wedding reception. We worked closely with Barbara Herman who was kind, attentive and responsive to all our needs, wants and goals. Barbara answered emails, texts and phone calls within minutes and always went the extra mile to make sure we were happy and didn't have to worry about a thing.Sent on 01/29/2020
We had a buffet including salmon, pork loin, chicken and sides, which everyone found delicious. And even with 6 vegetarian/vegan guests, Barabara and the staff were able to provide them with vegan pot pies, which they LOVED. The butler passed hors d’oeuvres were delicious and went fast during the cocktail hour! The staff was also kind enough to plate a dinner for us as the bride and groom to make sure we ate, and got to try everything.
The bar was a big hit too! The drinks were flowing regularly with attentive and quick bartenders. And for the champagne toast, they were quick to hand out hefty pours to each and every guest before the speaking even begun!
All in all, we LOVED A1A Ale Works. The venue, the staff, the food, and the drinks were all phenomenal! We couldn't have picked a better place. Thank you!!!
Fran S. · Getting married on 03/03/2023
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Hartmann/Strickland Rehearsal LunchSent on 04/03/2021
Just want to thank you again for all your help on March 26th. The room was lovely and the food was great! You and your staff were very kind and helpful.
Wendy L. · Married on 06/01/2021
Helped me with the plans for my event.
Working with Barbara Herman made things go smooth for me. The night of the event the staff was very pleasant and went out of their way to make sure everything was there that we needed.Sent on 01/22/2020
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Thanks guys!! Can not say one bad thing about A1A Ale Works!!!
Terrific to work with! I have enjoyed working with the staff from A1A at both of their banquet rooms. The experience is always great for me an the client! Delicious food, friendly professional service and always a great place to hold a wedding reception or special event for a group of 100 or less. I can't say enough about A1A Ale Works Catering!