The Sommer Building

230 N. Kentucky Avenue 2nd floor, Lakeland, FL 33801 Map · Phone number
3 Reviews
3.6 out of 5.0
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About The Sommer Building

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.

Services Offered

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


3.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.7
  • Professionalism 3.3
  • Flexibility 3.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 3.0
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  • Jill

    Jill P. · Married on 07/05/2019

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

    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

    Joseph A. · Married on 12/28/2019

    4.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    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
  • P

    Petra D. · Married on 05/09/2020

    1.8
    • Quality of service:
      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      1.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    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

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The Sommer Building 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Loft
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • 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
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    February
    March
    April
    May
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    June
    July
    August
    September

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  • 230 N. Kentucky Avenue 2nd floor Lakeland, FL, 33801 See on map
    8632274315 (Phone number)
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The Sommer Building frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Sommer Building?

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

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables

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

The space offered by The Sommer Building for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Sommer Building for wedding events?

The Sommer Building offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Sommer Building offer?

The Sommer Building offers the following types of wedding events:

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

What services does The Sommer Building offer for wedding events?

The Sommer Building offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Sommer Building have available for wedding events?

The Sommer Building offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

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

The Sommer Building is recommended by 67% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 3.7 in quality of service, 3.3 in flexibility, 3.3 in professionalism and 3.0 in average response time.