Protea Weddings and Events

12088 S hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Protea Weddings and Events

Proteas Wedding and events is a barnyard wedding venue situated in Ocala, FL. Owners Joe and Courtney were inspired to establish their own venue after attending a South African barn wedding. Built upon their working horse farm, this stunning location centers around a historic ‘Swing-Beam’ barn that originally dates back to 1850. This unique structure, along with the beautiful natural surroundings, provides couples with an unforgettable place to celebrate their once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Spread across 40 acres of rolling hills, this beautiful premises can comfortably accommodate celebrations of up to 200 guests. It offers an array of ceremony and reception spaces for couples to choose from, each of which has been beautifully designed for comfort and convenience. The main reception hall is lined with wooden farm tables and features 32-foot floor-to-ceiling windows for celebrations full of natural light. Get-ready rooms are also provided for couples and their parties to prepare for their big day in peace and privacy.

Services Offered

As a married couple, Joe and Courtney know how much time and effort goes into making a wedding run smoothly. This is why they work with every client to make their celebration as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Their services include setup and cleanup, furniture, lighting, decoration and more, each of which can be customized to fit the needs of each couple. A list of preferred vendors is available including a selection of the finest local caterers, bars, florists, photographers, DJs, rental specialists, and more. External vendors are also permitted, providing they receive Joe and Courtney’s approval.

History

Swing-beam barns are exceedingly rare, and Protea is delighted to one the only one in the state of Florida. These distinct structures were originally designed to provide farmers with a clear span in the center for ox and horses to thresh out the grain. This particular structure was originally constructed in Canada in the mid 19th century and features its original hand-hewn structure. It was transferred by truck to Joe and Courtney’s ranch and painstakingly rebuilt with the purpose of hosting beautiful Floridian weddings.

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6 Reviews for Protea Weddings and Events

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Brooke C. · Married on 03/13/2021

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    To die for!

    I cannot say enough great things about Courtney or this venue! She has been overly accommodating and sweet as can be from the very first message. She is always quick to respond and makes you feel like she is your best friend. She has poured her heart into this venue and thought of every single detail! It is a DREAM!!! The old beams make it so unique and beautiful, especially against all the crisp white in the barn! I insisted I did not want a barn wedding until I found the Protea Barn on Wedding Wire by accident. She told us all the history of each piece in the barn, which made it even easier to say yes! I

    Sent on 04/20/2020

    Protea Weddings and Events's reply:

    Awe, thank you beautiful Brooke for such the kind words. We at Protea are so excited for your wedding! xoxo
  • Tiffani

    Tiffani T. · Married on 10/24/2020

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    Beautiful Venue!

    The venue is absolutely beautiful! The barn is amazing inside and out, we loved the indoor/outdoor bar and seating. There are so many spots on the property that you can choose from to have your ceremony and I love that the bridal suite walls straight out to one of those spots!

    Sent on 11/28/2020

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Protea Weddings and Events FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Loft
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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 Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Protea Weddings and Events 1
    20% off Construction Discount

    Offering a 20% construction discount until our doors are officially open in Spring 2020

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Protea Weddings and Events frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Protea Weddings and Events?

Protea Weddings and Events includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Protea Weddings and Events in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Protea Weddings and Events for wedding events is known for:

  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Protea Weddings and Events for wedding events?

Protea Weddings and Events offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Protea Weddings and Events offer?

Protea Weddings and Events offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Protea Weddings and Events offer for wedding events?

Protea Weddings and Events offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Protea Weddings and Events have available for wedding events?

Protea Weddings and Events offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Protea Weddings and Events and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Protea Weddings and Events is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Protea Weddings and Events offer?

Protea Weddings and Events currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.