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:
131 Reviews for The Historic Thomas Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
28 User photos
matshia laleau · Married on 08/01/2020
Gainesville’s Hidden Gem!!!
This venue is BEAUTIFUL and the staff is incredible. I had my wedding here and I could not have asked for a better location. The venue provides rentals à la carte which makes it perfect for any budget. I’m so happy I went with the Thomas Center. Venues can be so crazy expensive but The Thomas Center gave me the beauty and elegance that i wanted for my wedding without the crazy price tag. Highly HIGHLY recommend.Sent on 08/03/2020
The Historic Thomas Center's reply:Thank you for your kind words Matshia! Our team had the pleasure working with you and your family to create the perfect day that we hope you will cherish for a life time. Congrats on your new journey together!
Michele Rohan · Married on 02/07/2020
Our beautiful wedding!
Very helpful staff! Couldn’t have been easier. We had a beautiful wedding reception!Sent on 02/11/2020
The Historic Thomas Center's reply:Thanks for the nice review and for sharing the lovely photos. We enjoyed working with you and were so glad we were able to help you put together a beautiful reception on relatively short notice. Congratulations to you both!
Jennifer Sanders · 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.
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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.