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Southern Grace is a country estate wedding venue nestled on a historic Century Pioneer Family Farm in Lithia, central Florida. Surrounded by picturesque landscape, this 1916 property beautifully sets the stage for couples wishing to fulfill their dreams of an elegantly-styled Southern wedding. Feel at one with the heart of the land as you celebrate one of the biggest days of your life in this beautiful picturesque setting.

Facilities and Capacity

With over 250 beautiful acres of peach orchards, countryside, and cattle, the Southern Grace farm and ranch offers plenty of space and privacy for your big day. You could host your ceremony in the vintage historic white clapboard chapel adorned with original hardwood pine floors and wooden church pews. Accommodating up to 175 guests, this picturesque property overlooks a natural spring and pond connected by the Madison-covered bridge, providing a most relaxing view. The authentic Southern Barn makes for an unforgettable wedding reception experience and incredible photo opportunities. This spacious wedding reception venue features a 400-square-foot dance floor, beautiful craftsman farm tables, x-back chairs, and specialty farmhouse furniture pieces. Surrounded by several charming outbuildings are the Pecan House, the Orchard House, the Grove, the Silo, the old Florida General Store, and more.

Services Offered

The Southern Grace team is dedicated to providing premium services in every detail, including exclusive wedding vendors available only to their couples. They have placed the utmost attention and care on selecting award-winning professional caterers and one of Florida's leading floral designers. With all-inclusive wedding packages, you can let Southern Grace's natural beauty and romantic atmosphere be part of creating beautiful memories with the people you love. Services include:

  • Event planning and design
  • An in-house bar service
  • Parking and shuttle service
  • A personal chauffeur
  • Private vintage transportation
  • An engagement photography session
  • Professional lighting and sound
  • Setup and cleanup


You can select from various serving styles, which include a buffet, exclusive desserts, plated service, professional servers, carving stations, family style, and hors d'oeuvre. The in-house catering team can also provide a cocktail pre-reception, while the preferred bar services will create a fun signature drink for a unique touch.

  • Woman-owned

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Clean Up
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Cake Cutting

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Historic Building

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Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Photo booth

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Devynne Brewer
Devynne B. Married on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Southern Grace

Southern Grace was an absolute dream come true for our wedding day! Wishing we could do it all over again because it was truly a real life fairytale! From the stunning venue, the vendors and down to the amazing family and team that runs it, we can honestly say we enjoyed every moment of it! They are not only very professional, but also super kind, friendly, loving and willing to help at any process of the planning which made things less stressful and more enjoyable for us! We HIGHLY recommend Southern Grace to any future couple looking for the most perfect place to tie the knot! We thank you Southern Grace for everything and we are so extremely blessed that we were able to share this special day at your venue and with you all!
XO, The Brewers
Kirsten O. Married on 04/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful day!

Our wedding at Southern Grace was everything we could have hoped for and more! I was looking for a venue that was private, visually stunning and had everything we needed for a wedding day (getting ready spaces, reception and ceremony). Southern Grace provided us just that! The grounds are immaculate and the entire venue is like that of a storybook. The all inclusive nature of the venue was very convenient and helped limit decisions that would have otherwise been difficult while planning from out of state. While some of the vendors were at times more difficult to get a hold of, their execution was fantastic. The DJ (DJ by CJ) helped save the day when our live musician had to cancel last minute and the food (Olympia Catering) was raved about by our guests. All our questions were answered promptly and the team at SG helped make the process easy - as an out of state planning couple, I do wish we had had the opportunity to make payments online as sending a check in the mail each month made me nervous. Beyond this very small thing, Southern Grace is as spectacular as it looks and the venue of my dreams. I would highly recommend. Thank you for making our day so special!!
7Cca40D386Fc0Ce0Cb01C0F2Ef52053A6B7134Bf Married on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Dream wedding

This venue is absolutely amazing! If you are into the rustic elegance romanticizing feel, this is your place! I knew the moment we walked the grounds that this would be my wedding venue. The decor is gorgeous! The girls are so sweet and helpful, they made the process so much easier. I planned my wedding by myself so having a set group of vendors to contact made it a lot easier than trying to find some on my own. Peace of mind knowing that southern grace will only have vendors they feel are reflective of them. Our DJ John is the best!! I loved speaking with him, he is so funny and super professional. He walked us through what to expect the day of and even created a special mix for me and my dad. He kept in contact with us from early on and really eased my anxiety about the night of the wedding. I knew he would keep things moving and fun, which is all you want for your night. But wait, he is also there during the ceremony and made sure everything ran smoothly, and played my list of songs during cocktail hour. Which was nice hearing them while we took pictures. I am Mexican and my husband is white, John did a great job combining both music tastes. We also did the víbora de la mar dance and it went so well! The guests had fun! We also did the chair game during dinner and it was so fun as well. Our florals by Carol are just absolutely breathtaking! She is not an ordinary florist, she really creates the most enchanting pieces of art through her floral arrangements! I was in love with how everything came out. I gave her an idea of what I wanted, along with colors and she took it from there. Which made it so easy for me since I know what I like but not the details on how to get there. She immediately knew what I had in mind! Because of her my cake looked gorgeous! I was so stressed out about who could put my florals on my cake since Publix does not do it, Carol was so sweet and said she didn’t mind as long as the cake was delivered at a certain time. Amazing! Our caterer was also so great! We loved our dinner the night of the wedding and so did our guests. I appreciated them having staff bring us some appetizers during our photos. We were starving! For the cake, that is not included in the package so you will have to shop around. We tried Chantilly and Alessi Bakery, we were not fans of the price and the texture of the cakes were not what we like. If you are into moist dense cakes, just go to Publix! We bought a two tier and a couple sheet cakes for guests, a dessert tray too! All for less than $300! Guests loved it and so did we!
The only thing that bothered me during reception was that my drink or food would disappear. So I didn’t get the chance to finish my champagne, beer or appetizers we had on the table. I was dancing all night and mingling with guests so I would occasionally go back to look for my drink and it would be gone. If you are someone that is up and about keep it in hand or make sure to tell staff to leave it.
For our drink vendor we chose to go with was Spunky Spirits, they are not part of the package. They were okay. I didn’t like how they would ask me additional questions after I got my quote and I would answer back thinking the questions they asked were for my package and then they would send me a new quote requiring more money. Then I had to email back and say that I didn’t want to make any changes. This happened several times and was very annoying. I don’t like the feeling of being manipulated into spending more. I also never got a follow up email if any alcohol was leftover after the wedding. The contract deal states any alcohol left you take. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle so I just let it be. I wouldn’t recommend them, based solely on the interaction with the vendor. They stressed me out a lot.
The girls at southern grace, Kaitlyn and Kayleigh, are amazing! They checked in on me several times throughout the day, brought lunch, coordinated the car transport and were there to help my flower girls, helped during the ceremony with getting out the car, opening chapel doors, assisting with guests, every part of the wedding they were there. Even cleanup and gathering of my things were a breeze! A few items were accidentally left but I’d say it was because my mom was not really sure what I brought and needed back. I think we left a foldable easel stand thing and the mens basket. Nothing major. All of the main items were gathered and helped so much. My husband and I left after I changed in the bridal suite. My mom helped me get out of the dress.
All this to say, this venue is not only gorgeous and beautiful. The people here are also so amazing and sweet. I felt so much warmth being here and I can say my wedding was a dream and the best day of my life. Thank you Southern Grace for being so wonderful and for existing!! This place is so special!
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Southern Grace 1916 frequently asked questions

Southern Grace 1916 includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation
Southern Grace 1916 includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Southern Grace 1916 for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
Southern Grace 1916 offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Southern Grace 1916 offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
Southern Grace 1916 offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
Southern Grace 1916 offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
Southern Grace 1916 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.
Southern Grace 1916 currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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