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 off I-10. Rich in history and Southern charm the Mathis House provides the perfect 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 ten acres of Glen St Mary Nursery and is 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 Cirtrus Grove Gazebo, or The Century Tree. Guests will enjoy dining under the stars or a rented tent. The Mathis House provides a bridal suite, groom's changing room, large island kitchen, and screened back porch. Other indoor space can accommodate small gatherings such as engagement party, wedding shower or rehearsal dinner. The large deck is perfect for dancing and celebrating special occasions.
The Glen Venue also offers the nearby Honeymoon Cabin nestled on the edge of the woods. The newlywed couple is invited to relax and enjoy this cozy cabin after a full wedding day.
The Mathis House base fee includes tables, ample parking, wheel chair 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.
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.
21 Reviews for The Glen Venue
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kayla Stevenson · Married on 11/16/2019
Perfect venue, perfect family
I don’t even know where to begin in expressing my gratitude towards this family. From day one, LaNell was the most gracious host. She was helpful in giving advice and ideas and really made us feel at home at her venue. Her and her husband made our wedding day so much easier and the venue itself couldn’t have been more gorgeous. It came with tables so we didn’t have to rent any which is honestly a major bonus. LaNell helped us and our photographers find the best spots for pictures and really took care of us. My husband and I were able to stay in a cabin on the property the night of the wedding which was a very special touch. If I had to do it all over again I would choose the Glen no questions asked.Sent on 12/06/2019
Jade · Married on 11/09/2019
Amazing! Perfect venue for your perfect day!
The Glen Venue is truly a hidden gem! We got married 11/9/19 and it could not have been a more perfect setting. The Mathis House is beautiful and unique, if you are looking for an outside setting. And affordable! LaNell and the crew were awesome to work with day of, and helped in anyway they could to keep things running smooth. Would highly highly recommend this venue! Wish we could relive that day over and over!! :)Sent on 12/05/2019
Silvia Montalvo · Married on 10/11/2019
The venue is a paradise
I love every single picture surrounded by nature. First looks in an abandoned greenhouse and old style house from the 1800’s definitely perfect for the vintage look I was looking for! I loved how everything came out! This place is a paradise and my family and friends loved it!Sent on 11/03/2019