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Protea Weddings and Events

Ocala, FL View map Visit website

About

Protea 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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
Rated
5.0
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

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    Jamie L. Married on 02/20/2022
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    Beautiful WEDDING Venue

    LOVED this venue! My husband and I had our wedding at Protea and it was so amazing. Courtney and Bev Roberts worked so hard throughout the wedding to make sure that everything was running smoothly. We got to take pictures by beautiful horses, a beautiful pond, and the gorgeous barn! Thank you for making our day so special!
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    Kendal C. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Outstanding

    Best venue ever!!! Courtney and Bev were amazing and ensured all of our wishes came true. Protea is a perfect venue & it made for the perfect day. Our guests loved everything about Protea, and couldn’t stop talking about how amazing the Protea team was! We had the wedding of our dreams!!
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    Lauren O. Married on 05/10/2021
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    Book them!!

    Where to start? Protea Weddings & Events is an incredibly beautiful venue. From the oak-lined winding driveway and horses in pasture, to the gorgeous historic barn, this venue will honestly make your wedding dreams come true. There are multiple ceremony sites to choose from - under grand daddy oaks, near a pond, in front of the barn, or even around the front fountain. The team is amazing to work with as well. They are the nicest people and are very responsive. They really want to help you plan and execute your perfect day. I also highly recommend asking for their suggested vendors list. I couldn't have planned a more perfect day with out it, and most of their vendors have been working together in the industry for years, making the day go seamlessly by! I can't say enough wonderful things about the team and venue at Protea Weddings & Events - so give them a call to find out for yourself!

Awards

  • 8
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Deals

Protea Weddings and Events 1
Discount

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

Map

12088 S hwy 475 Ocala, FL, 34480
3527899380
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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.

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