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.
27 Reviews for The Glen Venue
Recommended by 99% of couples
62 User photos
Wendy · Married on 04/17/2021
Perfect in every way
I can’t even begin to explain how magical this place is. It’s vintage with a whimsical feel. Its definitely a hidden gem! Don’t get me started on the photo ops. So many pretty places to take pictures. If your looking for an outdoor whimsical theme this is the place for you. I had many family members travel from California and have heard non stop how amazing and beautiful our wedding day was and how unique it was as they had never experienced a setting like this. (Including dancing in the rain) 🥰
Mrs. Lanell is absolutely fabulous ! She went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. I would not have if any other way. It truly was the best day of my life and I can’t wait to see my pictures.Sent on 04/22/2021
The Glen Venue's reply:It was our delight to be a part of your wedding day team of family and friends who came together from near and far to prepare and celebrate the wonderful love you two share. It was a magical day of joy and love! Blessings on your marriage!
Carla H. · Married on 03/27/2021
Memorable and Magical
This place was nothing short of spectacular. I was looking for something with an earthy/woodsy vibe, all outdoors, and in North Florida. This venue was IT!
Our host LaNell, was a pleasure to work with. From our first contact with her, we were treated like family. She made the planning process a breeze by anticipating and having answers to our questions and giving us things to consider that we hadn’t considered before. She was also very helpful to our vendors, especially our photographers. There are so many photographic locations. LaNell is a pro at knowing what time of day is optimal for photographing each location. The photo we added with our review, LaNell took herself on her phone!
The venue itself emanates raw, “old Florida” beauty, and with your décor in place, it’s simply breathtaking. They even have mosquito control!!! Our wedding guests raved about the venue. Our experience was beyond memorable and magical.Sent on 04/18/2021
The Glen Venue's reply:Thank you Carla and Cecil for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and your families on your wedding day. We loved the relaxed and fun vibe you both brought to the day! Your decorations were so festive and unique...adding to the beauty of your celebration with family and friends. We delighted in being a part of your special wedding memories! Blessing in your new lives together as husband and wife! ~LaNell
Leah L. · Married on 03/20/2021
The Glen Venue
We immediately loved the venue just from how beautiful it was. We loved it even more after speaking with LaNell. Overall, the venue was a beautiful place for us to get married, rain or shine. We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything turned out and we thank LaNell and her family for their amazing hospitality and help throughout our wedding.Sent on 04/21/2021
The Glen Venue's reply:Leah - you and Tyler are precious and we enjoyed being a part of your wedding day at The Glen. It was so special to us that you incorporated bits of our family's generational history into your day. We are blessed to have you two a part of our Glen Family!