The Sommer Building is an elegant and spacious wedding venue located in Lakeland, Florida, ideal for a couple’s ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lakeland, this unique and romantic location boasts a vintage exterior with a modern and newly renovated interior. The Sommer Building is located on the second floor of a 100-year-old red brick building and was the first three-story building in the area. On the outside, this location gives off an historic vibe. But once you take a step inside, couples and their wedding guests are instantly transported to your dream event. This generous location is an interior designer’s dream. Their neutral color walls can be transformed into any wedding theme or aesthetic, from a rustic-themed celebration to a modern, nautical gathering. With a private elevator to the venue space and a blank canvas to bring your wedding vision to life, this beautiful and tasteful facility lends itself to all of a couple’s wedding needs.
Facilities and Capacity
Their sizable and airy space comfortably occupies a capacity of 170 standing wedding guests. Their conference seating can accommodate up to 220 guests. Their staff can assist with arranging the seating, as the options can vary. This venue can efficiently cater to parties of all sizes, big or small. They also have a small bridal suite for preparation and relaxation. This indoor venue is a spacious loft that can be transformed into a banquet hall or ballroom.
This historic building, which was built in 1920, has hosted a number of weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, elopements, bridal showers, and more. The venue includes a state-of-the-art kitchen, a 300 lb ice machine, tables, 170 chairs, WiFi, a dance floor, wheelchair access, and more. The staff assists with any requests and strives to provide couples and their guests with ultimate satisfaction. The venue encourages couples to bring in their own caterers and vendors, to ensure couples receive the service and the event they have envisioned.
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3 Reviews for The Sommer Building
Recommended by 72% of couples
Jill P. · Married on 07/05/2019
Sommer Building Review
This venue was an amazing place for an event. The owners were wonderful to work with. This venue has been well thought out and well laid out. I would highly recommend this for a wedding or a rehearsal dinner.Sent on 07/09/2019
Joseph A. · Married on 12/28/2019
Beautiful Venue, a bit slow to respond, be careful about alcohol orders, Overall Great Value
This is a beautiful venue and the owners are constantly working to improve and provide items (beyond the basic table and chairs) that will reduce cost of rentals for those who rent their venue for events. On some occasions we had to email him at least twice or more to get a response. Be cautious that while hard liquors are allowed to be served by a licensed bartender, all wines and beers must be ordered through the venue. Overall though the venue was beautiful, constantly working to improve itself, and our family and friends found the entire venue charming and very pretty. The lighting and clean lines of the main area looks lovely in pictures. Definitely a great value for what you get.Sent on 01/15/2020
Petra D. · Married on 05/09/2020
Disappointed with Owner
I had a horrible experience that at this time I’m still In the process of trying to get my money back. We booked this venue for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. My parents were going to renew there vows through the church and we decided we were going to have a reception also so we booked this venue to our bad luck COVID happened and we couldn’t go through with the wedding since they temporarily closed down the church and a lot of our vendors we had booked with. We tried to rescheduled the date at this venue due to my parents being high risk since there both in their 60 and 70’s and we were told by (Mike Campbell) Owner that we would loose our deposit, after several attempts to convince him about letting us change the date we were unable so I consulted a lawyer and she sent him a letter, that’s when I finally received a text back stating that we needed to give him 3 dates which I still couldn’t since everything was still closed. I finally got back with him the beginning of September asking him what dates he had available and asked if he had a date available the beginning of next year and he stated that if I got something next year it would be with an additional fee so I asked if he had something in December and he said that since it had been longer then 6 months that he would much rather give me my Money back and asked for my address. I gave him my address now it’s been 2 months since then and I’ve sent him several texts and I see that he reads them but doesn’t text back. This owner is horrible at doing business!Sent on 11/08/2020