Housed just 45 minutes away from Gainesville in Cross City, Florida, Historic Putnam Lodge is a wedding venue from the early 20th century. This luxurious landmark was originally built by the flourishing Putnam Lumber Company in the 1920s. As a result, the hotel boasts unique wooden features that can no longer be reproduced, such as preserved pecky cypress. Today, the property has been renovated to reflect its original splendor with the addition of modern comforts.
Facilities and Capacity
Defined by contemporary amenities and antique charm, Historic Putnam Lodge offers couples a sophisticated backdrop for their big day. The venue is situated on 18 acres of manicured grounds, creating an air of intimacy and privacy at the lodge. The newlyweds-to-be can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as they embark on their new beginnings at the hotel. This significant Cross City venue invites guests into another world from the moment they step into the lobby. Beautifully refined wooden features are complemented by vintage furnishings, artwork, and natural light. The dining room is characterized by a similar design, showcasing the property's magnificent original cypress walls. There is also a bar for couples and their loved ones to order a drink from in between dining and dancing. The enclosed porch is ideal for hosting cocktail receptions. Large windows and white paneling allow the newlyweds and their loved ones to look out over the scenic grounds in a bright, airy setting. Smaller gatherings such as rehearsal dinners can be held in the stately O'Brien Conference Room.
The professional events team at this 20th-century hotel can take care of a number of your wedding details. Their skilled culinary staff will be on hand to craft a custom menu with the cuisine of your choice. These experienced professionals will go the extra mile to bring your vision to life at the Historic Putnam Lodge.
Plan a whole wedding weekend at this Cross City gem with a range of cozy on-site lodgings available. You and your partner can end the celebrations on a high note by booking a stay in the Bridal Suite. This luxe penthouse suite is fitted with plush furnishings, a king-sized bed, and spacious bathroom. Ethereal white tones and views of the picturesque gardens below create a truly enchanting atmosphere. For a truly pampering experience at this romantic hotel, organize a visit to the on-site spa with your wedding party before or after the celebrations.