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.
The Historic Thomas Center is an art gallery and wedding venue with many unique features. The services that it offers includes:
126 Reviews for The Historic Thomas Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
18 User photos
Jennifer Sanders · Getting married on 02/02/2020
Friendly and helpful with a lot of info to get us started planning
The events coordinator at the Thomas Center is fantastic! So helpful...so much information and offered ideas that we had not thought of. We ended up not even having to ask many questions. She answered everything with all of the information that she provided. I am so pleased that my daughter chose this venue! We cannot wait for the big day to get here!Sent on 06/13/2019
The Historic Thomas Center's reply:Thank you so much! I am looking forward to working with your families to create a day that will launch decades of joy for H. and J.
Darian · Married on 10/19/2019
We loved everything about the Thomas center. Although we got rained out and couldn't have the outside wedding that we wanted. Our wedding was still beautiful. Our guests are still talking about it!Sent on 10/30/2019
The Historic Thomas Center's reply:We are so glad that the rain didn't dampen your joy. We are pleased to know that your whole group will have happy memories of the entire day. Congrats to you both!
Tara Tatum · Married on 10/19/2019
Erica and Kathy were great in helping me with venue decisions for my wedding.
I was a little complicated and wanted an all outdoor wedding in the gardens. They happily helped me write up an outline and everything.
We had a tropical storm come through the day of my wedding, but the staff was really great about helping us move everything inside.
My wedding day went sooooo smoothly--thank you to the staff who helped set up the room as well as worked with my coordinators. You did amazing!
Photos are from June Rose PhotographySent on 11/02/2019
The Historic Thomas Center's reply:Thanks so much for the kind review. A little tropical storm is no match for us! We loved working with you and your coordinators to make the day memorable in every possible way. Thanks for the beautiful photos!!
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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.
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!
A fabulous venue with many options. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Always a pleasure when we get to showcase our work there.