Kanapaha Church is a church wedding venue located in Gainesville, Florida. This 150-year-old historic chapel provides a gorgeous setting for couples to celebrate their wedding nuptials. The venue is located conveniently on SW Archer Road, near the town of Archer and based in the heart of Alachua County in Florida.
Facilities and Capacity
Kanapaha Church is a stunning church wedding venue with a variety of event spaces and accommodates for up to 125 guests. Rental of the event venue includes the use of two distinct event spaces that are ideal for ceremony and reception hosting. The Sanctuary is located in the main chapel, featuring beautiful traditional stained-glass windows, and high ceilings to create a spacious and reverent atmosphere for your traditional wedding ceremony. The Sanctuary also includes pew seating, and guests can enjoy a beautiful outdoor walk from the ceremony to the reception space. The Hall offers a banquet hall setting that can accommodate your guests for a wedding reception, featuring flexible decor abilities for clients to construct the wedding atmosphere that you desire. The event space allows for outside catering, as well as other outside vendors such as florists, event decor, and other services.
Kanapaha Church provides a number of event services and items that are dedicated to helping each client achieve the wedding ceremony and reception that you’ve always dreamed of. Along with ceremonies and receptions, the venue also hosts other wedding-related events such as bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. The venue offers services such as lighting, sound, and event rentals. The church is completely wheelchair accessible, and offers ample parking for wedding guests. The venue also provide select bar services for your reception, including house and specialty wine, as well as a champagne toast. Other event items and rentals include:
In 1854, a group of Sea Island Cotton growers from South Carolina settled in Alachua County, then known as Arrendondo. This group, along with Reverend W. J. McCormick, began an established Presbyterian Church known as Kanapaha Church. Since then, the church has endured over 150 years of American history, including the civil war, railroad booms, depressions, and major population shifts throughout America’s development.
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