Protea Weddings and Events is a Historic Hand-Hewn Beam barn originating from Canada built back in 1850. The barn now sits on a beautiful working horse farm in Ocala, FL. amongst hundred year old granddaddy oak trees and rolling hills. What makes this barn wedding and event venue so unique is it's historical beams and background. This particular barn is called a "Swing-Beam" barn. The "Swing-Beam" allowed the farmer to have clear span in the center of the barn to walk his ox or horse in circles to thresh out his grain, replicating the work of todays tractor. You can still see in the beams where the loft once sat. It is the only hand-hewn swing beam barn in Florida, and one of the very few in the entire Country.
We have been dedicated to keep Proteas originality the same as it once sat back in time but have also added additions with our brides and grooms being our priority. Protea's additions compose of a Bridal Suite, Groomsmen loft, restrooms, food-prep area, bar, patio, and much more! And ofcourse, we are fully insulated for AC and heat. The white washed ceilings stand 32 feet tall and one wall is stacked with Olde Chicago Brick making for many amazing unique photo opps!
Proteas main reception hall includes beautiful Farmhouse tables and cross back chairs to comfortably seat up to 200 guests, as well as up to 200 white ceremony chairs around the many different ceremony location sites. Our day-of wedding coordinator will be sure to make your dream wedding comes true!
We are scheduled to open this Spring, 2020 and currently showing the venue and booking dates for your wedding or special event. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the latest updates and feel free to schedule you venue showing today.
Offering a 20% construction discount until our doors are officially open in Spring 2020