The Lightner Museum

75 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 Map · Phone number · Visit website
Hired? Save
  • Photos & Videos 79
  • About
  • Reviews 40
  • Pricing
  • FAQs
  • Real Weddings 1
  • Network

About The Lightner Museum

*Now offering an All-Inclusive Intimate Wedding Package option for weddings of 100 guests or less. Available for Sunday wedding dates a year or less away. Ask our team for more details!*

Lightner Museum is a historic wedding venue set in St. Augustine, Florida. This venue was built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler as a hotel that would host grand events. For the past 130 years, this venue has been the center for extravagant celebrations in the St. Augustine area. If you are looking for a setting with historical significance and romantic ambiance, Lightner Museum is a perfect fit.

Facilities and Capacity
Art, culture, and romance emanate through this historic wedding venue. The Historic Pool and Mezzanine features magnificent high ceilings, grand staircases, and multiple levels for entertaining on your wedding day. The Grand Lobby is perfect for your cocktail hour, and features sparkling chandeliers, historic art pieces, and mosaic tile floors. These unique spaces provide the ability to accommodate grand events for up to 250 guests. This makes the Lightner Museum not only one of the most elegant St Augustine wedding venues, but one of the most versatile as well!

Amenities and Services Offered
Service excellence is our standard at the Lightner Museum. Some of the amenities provided by the Museum include:

  • 24 white or color-changing uplights in historic pool
  • 4 white or color-changing uplights in the alcoves of the Historic Pool
  • Ambiance Edison lighting surrounding the Historic Pool
  • Dance Floor
  • Pipe and Drape - Soft ivory backdrop for wedding ceremonies in the Historic Pool
  • 60" Round Tables (up to 25) - seats 8-10 guests per table
  • 24" High Top Tables (up to 12)
  • 36" High Top Tables (up to 12)
  • 48" Round Tables (up to 4)
  • 8' x 2.5' Rectangular Banquet Tables (up to 20)
  • 6' x 2.5' Rectangular Banquet Tables (up to 6)
  • 60" Half Moon Tables (up to 3)
  • Gold Chiavari Chairs (up to 250)
  • In-house bar with customizable beverage package options
  • Dedicated Event Manager: Works with you and your wedding coordinator to seamlessly assist with venue-related planning. Venue team leader on event day.
  • Support Staff: On-hand the day of your event to greet guests, open doors, complete setup, maintain cleanliness, and break down at the end of the evening.
Follow The Lightner Museum on
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
meganslaughterstephencheatham bowtiephoto 2 23 18 8 51 435946 1561053758
The Lightner Museum
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
The Lightner Museum
The Lightner Museum
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Dinner on the Mezzanine
Dinner on the Mezzanine
Cocktails in the Grand Lobby
Cocktails in the Grand Lobby
The Grand Lobby
The Grand Lobby
Photos on museum grounds
Photos on museum grounds
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Ceremony in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Dinner on the Mezzanine
Dinner on the Mezzanine
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
davidneda monarchstudios 2editedsmall
The Lightner Museum
bb9a1b602c441b2f 180223 452
The Lightner Museum
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Ceremony
Ceremony
Historic vibes
Historic vibes
Ceremony
Ceremony
Lightner Courtyard photos
Lightner Courtyard photos
Indoor gathering
Indoor gathering
Lounge in the Pool
Lounge in the Pool
Dreamy vibes
Dreamy vibes
Blue theme
Blue theme
Aerial shot
Aerial shot
Reception area
Reception area
Dance floor
Dance floor
Dreamy vibes
Dreamy vibes
img1994
The Lightner Museum
img0271
The Lightner Museum
elegantstaugustinewedding sashadavid websize 483
The Lightner Museum
elegantstaugustinewedding sashadavid websize 301
The Lightner Museum
Unique reception
Unique reception
pwpsaintaugustineweddingphotographer000358copy
The Lightner Museum
fleurymbp 4142
The Lightner Museum
fleurymbp 5306
The Lightner Museum
Reception on Mezzanine
Reception on Mezzanine
Cocktails in Grand Lobby
Cocktails in Grand Lobby
Cocktails in Grand Lobby
Cocktails in Grand Lobby
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Private Suites
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
Lightner Museum Grounds
meganslaughterstephencheatham bowtiephoto 2 23 18 8 51 435946 1561053758
The Lightner Museum
Reception in Historic Pool
Reception in Historic Pool

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing
Photos 75 Photos
Real Weddings 4 Photos
Videos 2 Videos
360º Tours 2 tours

40 Reviews for The Lightner Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


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

132 User photos

Sort by:
  • Maya

    Maya Asselta Thatcher · Getting married on 06/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best. Night. Ever.

    From planning and preparation, to the main event, my Lightner wedding experience was exceptional! I can not say enough good things about the staff. Katie and her crew worked tirelessly to ensure that the entire night ran smoothly and went off without a hitch! Every detail was well thought out and executed flawlessly. The staff was incredibly attentive and knew what we wanted, before we even knew (food from our buffet, a drink or glass of water, etc.)! They were truly a godsend! We had our ceremony in the "Grand Lobby" (which I would highly recommend, it was GORGEOUS!), and then moved through the museum to the "pool area" for cocktail hour, dinner and the reception. The space held our 165 guests well, and everyone was comfortable throughout the night. The acoustics of the building itself, made for a great sound from the band, and we enjoyed dancing the night away under the fun string lighting! If you're looking for a venue that's iconic, unique and functional, then this is definitely where you want to be! :)

    Sent on 01/08/2020

    The Lightner Museum's reply:

    Hi Maya -

    You are the absolute sweetest!!! The pictures are just so pretty and we love reliving your big day! Your wedding was just gorgeous and the vision was so pretty. We loved being a part of it and the palm trees fit so well!!! That first dance.. still gives me chills. :) We wish you and Luke a lifetime of happiness!

    Best Wishes,
    Katie & The Treasury Venue Collection
  • S

    Shane Silpe · Getting married on 02/03/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Look No Further for a Perfect & Unique Wedding Experience

    My wife and I couldn't be happier, truly, with our perfect wedding day. From the first point of contact, we were in awe of the venue and the service we received. The venue speaks for itself. We wanted something different than the stereotypical wedding factory of a hotel or event venue. If you want a unique and picture-perfect location, there is truly no other option in Florida. Throughout the planning process, Brandy was AMAZING and found creative solutions, making each step as seamless and stress-free as possible. If you cross-reference our wedding date, you will find that our wedding occurred two days before The Lightner closed due to Coronavirus, when CDC limited gatherings to 10 people, and thus our wedding day faced more challenges and cancellations than most. Regardless, Brandy and her team modified plans and delivered a great event. We couldn't be more thankful and couldn't more highly recommend this perfect wedding experience.

    Sent on 03/31/2020

    The Lightner Museum's reply:

    Shane you and Steph are too sweet for words! I am so happy you were able to host your wedding and reception at the Lightner! I was honor to help such a loving couple and so happy we had the perfect guest count for the lobby ceremony! I cannot wait to see the pictures - so please send along! You and Steph better come and visit!

Awards

40
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

The Lightner Museum Pricing

The Lightner Museum Price Rates

The Lightner Museum 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?
    $ 8000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7000
  • 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?
    $ 2500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 24
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access

1 Real Wedding

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

Map

  • 75 King Street Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084 See on map
    904-474-5399 (Phone number)
    Location of (The Lightner Museum)

The Lightner Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Lightner Museum?

The Lightner Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Lightner Museum, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Lightner Museum includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Lightner Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Lightner Museum for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Lightner Museum for wedding events?

The Lightner Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Lightner Museum offer?

The Lightner Museum offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Lightner Museum offer for wedding events?

The Lightner Museum offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Lightner Museum have available for wedding events?

The Lightner Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Lightner Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Lightner Museum is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.