The Wooly

20 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Map · Phone number
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About The Wooly

ABOUT

The Wooly is a distinctive venue suited to host your wedding reception, holiday party or cocktail party. We provide delicious in-house catering and a full service bar on-site. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Gainesville, just minutes away from The University of Florida. The Wooly is here to serve up a good time!

ACCOMMODATIONS

150 people for a buffeted dinner or up to 400 for a cocktail-style reception

CATERING

Catered by the Top Restaurant. We also allow outside catering with insured licensed caterers.

FULL SERVICE BAR

We serve cocktails, a variety of craft beers, and a selection of great wines.

CONTACT

Email Us: woolydowntown@gmail.com
Call Us: 352-278-1178

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11 Reviews for The Wooly

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth K. · Getting married on 05/02/2022

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

    Loved our Wedding and The Wooly

    Great staff and great deal. Professional and prompt communications and lots to offer. The space is beautiful without much decor (if on a budget, like us) but can be a fairytale if you'd like! Go with The Top for catering - process is simple, food options are delicious. Would get married here again if that was a thing.

    Sent on 03/29/2020

    The Wooly's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Elizabeth! We loved celebrating your big day with your favorite people! We are so glad you had the best day ever.
  • Jasmyne

    Jasmyne F. · Getting married on 04/02/2022

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

    Beautiful art deco venue in downtown Gainesville with a wonderful event coordinator

    This venue was truly perfect for our wedding reception. It's in the heart of downtown Gainesville and the venue itself has an art deco flare to it. The best thing about it all was Bailey, the event coordinator, who was so responsive and detail oriented. She executed our vision beyond what we had even imagined and was so accommodating. And the Wooly team was so friendly and professional during the wedding. The food was catered by, Gainesville favorite, The Top. We have received an enormous amount of compliments on the venue and the reception itself.

    All of Bailey's recommendations were great as well. We went with Cameron Burress for the DJ, Mercer & Smith for day of coordination, and Ladybug Blooms for our florists.

    After the reception all the friends went right across the street to The Atlantic and University Club to keep the party going. We are grateful that we went with the Wooly because it was perfect.

    Will upload pictures when we get them back from our photographer!

    Sent on 03/04/2020

    The Wooly's reply:

    Jasmyne! Thank you so much for your glittering review. We LOVED celebrating with you earlier this year. We are thrilled that you had a gorgeous wedding, and perfect day with you and your favorite people.
  • Tori

    Tori W. · Getting married on 08/06/2021

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

    Unique, Personal, and Affordable!

    Working with Bailey and The Top Secret Events team was amazing and so easy! If we were to do it all over again we would without a doubt choose this team for our wedding! Bailey was responsive and flexible throughout the process which is such a luxury when wedding planning. She also went the extra mile to make sure our day was unique to us and helped set up a first-look at The Dime Bar where our first date was. It was such a sweet and special moment and we were so grateful to her for making that happen. From the venue, to the catering, and even the lighting, this team ensures that your priorities are their priorities. I HIGHLY recommend working with The Top Secret Events for all things wedding related!

    Sent on 08/13/2020

    The Wooly's reply:

    Tori! Thank you so much for your review! It was so much fun being able to celebrate with you and your loved ones on your big day!

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The Wooly FAQ

  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    August

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Adrienne Fletcher Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Wooly is a super fun venue for a wedding. They are wonderful to work with and have plenty of areas for cocktail, reception, and dance party!

  • The Plant Shoppe Florist Wedding Florists

    Great hidden gem of a venue in downtown Gainesville. The décor is to die for.

Map

  • 20 N Main St Gainesville, FL, 32601 See on map
    3522781178 (Phone number)
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The Wooly frequently asked questions

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

The space offered by The Wooly for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall

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

The Wooly offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Wooly offer?

The Wooly offers the following types of wedding events:

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

What services does The Wooly offer for wedding events?

The Wooly offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

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

The Wooly offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chair Covers
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

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

The Wooly is recommended by 82% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in professionalism.