The Historic Thomas Center

P.O. Box 490, Station 30, Gainesville, FL 32627 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Historic Thomas Center

The Historic Thomas Center is a wedding venue in Gainesville, Florida. The Historic Thomas Center is a cultural center that houses special event spaces and art galleries that showcase many local and regional artists. This beloved local gem, when not hosting events, cultivates community by holding different gallery events, concerts and festivals. This historic center offers beautiful backdrops with different locations on site to host your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
The Historic Thomas Center has hosted milestone events in the lives of local residents for decades and knows how best to maximize its spaces for your big day. A picturesque veranda is the perfect place to welcome guests and offer cocktails, as it overlooks the beautiful gardens with a fountain and flowers. From there, guests can be escorted to the ceremony in the West Gardens or Turtle Court that features a Romeo and Juliet-style balcony. The Turtle Court is a picture-perfect spot for an intimate cocktail hour, too. The Spanish Court with full skylight allows guests to dine and dance under the light of the moon and stars. The Historic Thomas Center can accommodate 175 of your closest friends and family.

Services Offered
The Historic Thomas Center is an art gallery and wedding venue with many unique features. The services that it offers includes:

  • Event rentals
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Engagement party
  • Elopements
  • Bridal shower
  • Chairs
  • Tables
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The period room
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Fountain in the west gardens
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120 Reviews for The Historic Thomas Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jerri · Married on 02/23/2019

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    Beautiful Ceremony!!

    First, I must say that the Historic Thomas Center was a beautiful location for our ceremony. We used the Turtle Court and we didn’t have to decorate much as it was an already gorgeous space. We worked with Erica Chatman to reserve the space and she was pleasant, communicative, and thorough. She made sure that we had everything we needed. This place is a gem in Gainesville and I am so happy that we decided to make it a part of our special day!

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    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thank you for your feedback. We loved working with you and are so pleased that everything turned out as you imagined it would. Congrats on a lovely event. May you enjoy many, many happy years together.
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    Svitlana Manning · Married on 01/01/2019

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    Wedding celebration

    We were happy our wedding ceremony was in this historical place. We invited up to 25 people, but the created atmosphere was incredible. Although our ceremony was in the evening, we were still able to take some wonderful pictures. It is really beautiful and magic place.

    Sent on 01/16/2019

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    We were so happy to be a part of an event as lovely and genuine as yours. We hope you and Dave will make the Thomas Center a part of your future for a long time to come.

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The Historic Thomas Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$2,390 - $3,067
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Event Rentals

The Historic Thomas Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 1,534.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,531.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Parking
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open Bar
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • 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? Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, June, July, August, September

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Kara Winslow Makeup Artist
    Kara Winslow Makeup Artist Wedding Hair & Makeup

    The Historic Thomas Center is one of my favorite locations in Gainesville to do a wedding. It is gorgeous and the history hits close to home with me. My grandfather actually used to stay there when it was a hotel back in the day. So every time I walk through the halls I think of him. Even if you don't have personal history with the building you can't help but love the architecture and amazing grounds. Not only that but the staff is always very friendly and helpful. I just adore getting to work on weddings at this location.

  • MasterPiece Weddings
    MasterPiece Weddings Wedding Planners

    The Historic Thomas Center is one of the most beautiful places here in Gainesville! We love working there and can't say enough about working with Erica as well! She makes it totally easy on our couples and completely wonderful from a planner's perspective! Her staff are always professional and on time and we can count on them to go above and beyond for each and every couple!

  • The Plant Shoppe Florist
    The Plant Shoppe Florist Wedding Florists

    A fabulous venue with many options. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Always a pleasure when we get to showcase our work there.

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  • P.O. Box 490, Station 30 Gainesville, Florida, 32627 See on map
    352-578-2467 (Phone number)

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