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The Glen Venue

Glen Saint Mary, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
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32 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests

The Glen Venue is a spacious, Old Florida-style wedding and event venue located in Glen St. Mary, Florida, just 30 minutes west of Jacksonville. Rich in history and Southern charm, the Mathis House provides the ideal setting for the couple looking for a relaxed outdoor wedding venue and stunning wedding photos.

Facilities and Capacity

The Glen Venue's Mathis House is situated on 10 acres of land and surrounded by lush flora and fauna indicative of northeast Florida. The spacious grounds offer several wedding ceremony locations which include the Arbor in the Glade, the Citrus Grove Gazebo, or The Century Tree. Guests can enjoy dinner and cocktails under the stars or in a rented tent. The Mathis House also provides two get-ready suites, a large island kitchen, and screened back porch. Other indoor spaces can accommodate small gatherings such as engagement parties, wedding showers, or rehearsal dinners. The large deck is perfect for dancing and celebrating special occasions. This venue also offers the nearby Honeymoon Cabin nestled on the edge of the woods. Newlywed couples are invited to relax and enjoy this cozy cabin after a full wedding day.

Services Offered

The Mathis House base fee includes tables, ample parking, wheelchair-accessible facilities, and reception clean-up. Outside vendors are welcome to assist you with your ceremony and reception needs. The Taber family, proprietors of the property, are available to assist you in creating the day of your dreams from the very beginning of your planning to the day of your wedding.

History

In 1882 at the young age of 27, George L. Taber Sr. settled in Glen St. Mary, Florida, and began cultivating fruit trees. By the early 1900's Glen St. Mary Nursery was a major contributor in Florida's citrus and nursery stock industry, including the development of the George L. Taber azalea. Today Glen St. Mary Nursery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as it continues the family-owned wholesale nursery business. Five generations of the Taber family call The Glen home and invite you to experience this rich heritage of family and Southern hospitality.

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
Clean Up
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

July
August
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    Stunning venue with an incredible host!

    The Glen Venue was the perfect location for my sister's wedding. The grounds are STUNNING. Our host, LaNell, was a pleasure to work with. From the moment planning began, She was organized and helpful with every last detail. LaNell and her husband made the entire wedding day go so smoothly - we really couldn't have done it without them! If I'm ever hosting or planning an event near Jacksonville again, I would go back to The Glen Venue in a heartbeat. Thank you so much LaNell!
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    Christine L. Married on 11/20/2021
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    Best Venue Ever!

    I cannot say enough great things about this venue. From the moment my husband and I came to tour, we knew this place was special. LaNell was so authentically invested in our lives, our love story, our vision, our wedding... the list goes on. We felt truly seen and cared about here. The care we received was truly remarkable. We felt like we were part of the family from the get go! I feel like that’s what sets them apart from other venues. That - and the jaw dropping views of the grounds. I mean… every corner there are beautiful views that are sure to leave you in awe. We are so thankful we chose The Glen Venue for our special day. Now, we have amazing memories to last a lifetime… as well as lifelong friends who own the venue ❤️ We are so grateful for everything they have done for us!!
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    Erin S. Married on 10/23/2021
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    The Perfect Venue

    The Glen Venue is a jaw-dropping wedding location that has charming views and amazing staff. From the moment we toured the grounds to our wedding day LaNell has made us feel at home and part of the family. Our guests have never seen a venue like this and just adored it as much as we did. Look no further for the perfect wedding venue, staff, and place to grow your love from the very start.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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7504 Glen Nursery Road Glen Saint Mary, FL, 32040
904 728 1886
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