The Lodge at Wakulla Springs, based out of Crawfordville, Florida, is a retreat location and wedding event venue. Considered a Florida architectural landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, this venue has been on the grounds since 1937 and is surrounded by a 6,000-acre park and a deep freshwater spring. The Lodge’s outdoor venues offer the ability to be surrounded by nature with canopies of oak, hickory and beach trees, the natural spring, and Florida wildlife. Offering a southern vibe, The Lodge is a peaceful location for weddings, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and other special events.
Facilities and Capacity
Showcasing an American style popularized during the 1930s, The Lodge combines Spanish Mediterranean Revival and “art deco” motifs, including massive masonry, marble floors, and wrought iron grill work throughout both the indoor and outdoor spaces. Many activities are available to guests as well, including swimming and snorkeling in the natural freshwater spring, riverboat tours that give guests a glimpse of Florida wildlife, and more. A truly charming space, The Lodge at Wakulla Springs can accommodate up to 250 people for wedding events.
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs offers a beautiful natural setting for your wedding event with all the comforts and conveniences of a full-service hotel and catering team. The venue’s professional team will work closely with you to develop a custom plan for your wedding event, including a reception menu, assisting in choosing the perfect ceremony location, and offering stunning embellishments and recommendations. The staff is available to help you get all the details in one place so you can relax and enjoy your day. Other services offered by the venue include:
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs offers delicious in-house catering services with various presentation styles, including buffet style, cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, plated options, food stations, and more. Couples will also receive servers at their event who provide cake service.
26 Reviews for The Lodge at Wakulla Springs
Recommended by 82% of couples
User6656720 · 2+ years ago
Wakulla Springs is a GREAT place for a unique wedding. We had a very small ceremony and dinner. Everyone I spoke to to coordinate the event was helpful and responsive. This venue is very easy to work with. Our ceremony ended up being very cheap, but that's mostly because of how small our wedding was (less than 20 people total). A larger wedding was happening the same weekend and I could tell it was really nice, too. You have a lot of flexibility I think. Anyway, the people here are great, and any time of year it's just beautiful. I recommend 100%!Sent on 05/01/2016
Jillian · Married on 03/05/2016
We got ready for our wedding as well as hosted our reception at the Wakulla Springs Lodge. It is a wonderful place to celebrate at! The venue is very charming and romantic, and is a great place for a vintage feel to your wedding. They were extremely accommodating with every part of the process. It also made the planning simpler on our end because linens, tables, place settings, silverware, and chairs are all things that Lodge provides when you have your event there. The food was delicious and it received many compliments. The event coordinator Sarah, is terrific at her job and went above and beyond to make our day exceed our expectations. We are forever grateful for her and the team at Wakulla for the excellent service and for helping make our most special day possible. Thank you!Sent on 03/18/2016
Nate & Jillian
Stephanie · Married on 03/22/2014
Loved loved loved this venue we chose for our wedding! It is such a beautiful area and had the "Old Florida" look we were going for. We held the ceremony outside on the lawn behind the lodge and had the reception in the terrace and lobby inside the lodge. Jodi did an awesome job as the site event coordinator as well as the chef. She was very responsive to e-mails and texts and she helped me not only with typical venue details, but also helped with suggestions on my day-of timeline and other little things I was unsure of. Her food was absolutely amazing!! We had steak medallions with caramelized onions & au jus, citrus herb chicken, bacon & brussels sprouts, green beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and a salad. It was all really good, but the steak was out of this world. I had people commenting on how amazing it was all that night and for a few days after!! The balsamic dressing was one of the best I've ever had too. The wait-staff and bar staff were all very attentive and so kind and professional.Sent on 04/02/2014
We also blocked off the rooms at the lodge for family and friends to reserve. Most of the people staying there were there for both Friday and Saturday nights, which made it a fun getaway weekend for everyone. We moved up to the conference room upstairs off rooms 101 and 102 and got to catch up with everyone on Friday after the rehearsal dinner (which we held off-site) and after the reception. Because we had all the rooms reserved for guests at our party, they were okay with us staying up and hanging out much later than the reception went. The rooms are very nice and I just love the antique feel and there are no TV's, which I love since it encourages everyone to hang out. During the day, a lot of the guests that were staying on-site went on the boat ride or went swimming.
I would recommend this venue in a heartbeat. We and our guests had an awesome time and it all went just perfectly!
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