The Historic Thomas Center

P.O. Box 490, Station 30, Gainesville, FL 32627 Map · Phone number · Visit website
133 Reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $2k - $3k
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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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133 Reviews for The Historic Thomas Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

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  • Marlin

    Marlin N. · Married on 02/20/2021

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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Gorgeous Wedding Venue at an affordable price

    Leslie Ladendorf and Jessica Loveless with the City of Gainesville and Thomas Center were so helpful and enthusiastic. They worked closely with us so we could have the dream wedding we wanted despite all the COVID restrictions imposed by the county. Leslie and Jessica went above and beyond to ensure that the event was perfect, safe, and every detailed was covered. Our wedding theme was lights and stars. Leslie and Jessica were even able to convince the city of Gainesville to allow us to keep the gorgeous Christmas lights that were in the magnolia trees around the fountain. Those lights which were blue and gold (our wedding colors), added an unforgettable feeling and made the ambiance feel like a true fairy tale. Leslie was on premises the day of the wedding making sure everything was going well. We are very appreciative of all the time and effort put forth by both Leslie and Jessica. The event would not have been the success it was without their help and support.

    Sent on 03/02/2021
  • Matshia

    Matshia L. · Married on 08/01/2020

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    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!

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The Historic Thomas Center Pricing

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

$1,792 - $2,755
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

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

The Historic Thomas Center Price Rates

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?
    $ 1534
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1531
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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
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    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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.

Map

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