The Historic Thomas Center Reviews

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120 Reviews for The Historic Thomas Center

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Jerri

    Jerri · Married on 02/23/2019

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    Beautiful Ceremony!!

    First, I must say that the Historic Thomas Center was a beautiful location for our ceremony. We used the Turtle Court and we didn’t have to decorate much as it was an already gorgeous space. We worked with Erica Chatman to reserve the space and she was pleasant, communicative, and thorough. She made sure that we had everything we needed. This place is a gem in Gainesville and I am so happy that we decided to make it a part of our special day!

    Sent on 04/16/2019
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    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thank you for your feedback. We loved working with you and are so pleased that everything turned out as you imagined it would. Congrats on a lovely event. May you enjoy many, many happy years together.
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    Svitlana Manning · Married on 01/01/2019

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    Wedding celebration

    We were happy our wedding ceremony was in this historical place. We invited up to 25 people, but the created atmosphere was incredible. Although our ceremony was in the evening, we were still able to take some wonderful pictures. It is really beautiful and magic place.

    Sent on 01/16/2019

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    We were so happy to be a part of an event as lovely and genuine as yours. We hope you and Dave will make the Thomas Center a part of your future for a long time to come.
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    Dan Eizenga · Married on 12/22/2018

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    beautiful wedding

    Beautiful wedding and setting, responsive and professional staff, amazing experience

    Sent on 12/26/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    It was fabulous working with you! Your families are a joy and we wish you both many, many happy years together.
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    Annette Butler-Johnson · Married on 12/08/2018

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    Incredible wedding experience. A very special day that we will cherish for a lifetime

    Our wedding day was beautiful and will forever be a precious memory etched in our hearts and minds. An all around awesome experience.

    Sent on 12/10/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations on planning such a lovely event. We are proud to have been a part of it! We wish you both the very best.
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    Shannon · Married on 10/06/2018

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    This venue was absolutely stunning. I couldn’t be happier that we chose The Thomas Center. The event coordinator, Erica Chatman, was so helpful and the day of the wedding was very organized. Thank you!

    Sent on 10/08/2018
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    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thanks for sharing the lovely photos! We enjoyed working with you these last few months. It was our pleasure to help in creating a wonderful beginning for you both. Congratulations!
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    Andrew · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Excellent communication and wonderful space

    We can't thank Erica and the whole team enough for how easy and carefree they made our celebration. Everything was setup perfectly and on time, staff was very courteous and accommodating. The space is, of course, beautiful.

    Sent on 10/21/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Your families were a joy to work with (and sneaking a peek at your first-dance Tango rehearsal was just a bonus for us). We are happy to hear that the experience was carefree! Congratulations to you both.
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    Barbara · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Beautiful, historic venue and really good price for the area that gives you option of inside/outside ceremony. Would definitely recommend.

    Sent on 09/23/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congrats to you both! Our staff enjoyed working with you and we're so glad you had a terrific day!
  • Christine

    Christine · Married on 09/02/2018

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    Erica was the fastest to respond out of all my vendors to every email. The venue was the least expensive of our options and also looked the most expensive. Great staff, great venue!

    Sent on 09/17/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thanks! We do pride ourselves on offering a service to the community for a reasonable price. We're so glad everything turned out well for you. Best wishes!
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    Weier · Married on 09/01/2018

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    I really enjoyed having the Thomas center As our wedding venue. The staff were really nice, and the coordinator was always responsive and answered all of our questions. The Spanish court is especially beautiful in the evening. The added benefits are that many wedding vendors in Gainesville are familiar with the Thomas Center, It is city and so it is cheaper than private venues, end it is big enough to have both the ceremony and reception at the same venue. We had our ceremony at the fountain which was nice, but the water was pretty loud and made it hard to hear our voices on video tape. They Recently cleaned the fountain which was great because it looks a lot better. The other great thing is that if the ceremony is outdoors and it looks like it will rain, the staff will be happy to remove the outdoor chairs up to an hour before the ceremony and not charge for that outdoor chairs.

    Sent on 09/12/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations on a lovely event. We enjoyed working with you and appreciate your kind words. We wish you many happy years to come.
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    Benjamin · Married on 07/07/2018

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    This place is amazing! We did our ceremony at the Baughmen Center and then did our reception at the Thomas Center. It is beautiful and Erica is amazing to work with! We had around 100 people at our wedding and it was the perfect size. Would high recommend having an event here :)

    Sent on 07/16/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations! We are thrilled to hear that it all turned out just as you had hoped it would. Thanks for being terrific clients! We look forward to crossing paths with you both again someday.
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    S. · Married on 06/23/2018

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    From start to finish, all staff that I came in contact with was helpful, friendly, and professional. They definitely helped me have the best wedding day I could have ever hoped for.

    Sent on 06/25/2018
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    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations! We are so thrilled that everything turned out just as you wanted it to. We enjoyed working with you and wish you the best!
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    Emily · Married on 05/26/2018

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    Our wedding on 7/15/18 was so incredibly amazing. All of our out of town guests were amazed by the beauty of our venue! We received so many compliments. It provided great value to us because it had so much beauty and character on its own that we could be very minimal with our decorations. Everyone we spoke with at the Thomas Center in the planning process was helpful, responsive, and detailed. They are experienced and made the process easy for us. It's difficult to beat the natural and historic beauty and amazing location. This is truly one of Gainesville's gems. We couldn't be happier with the entire experience working with the Thomas Center. I will always look back with so much happiness on the memories made there. I feel so lucky that we found such an amazing spot to celebrate the start of marriage with all our family and friends. I sincerely recommend the Thomas Center!!

    Sent on 07/17/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Wow! Thank you so much! I love the idea that we might have actually exceeded your expectations and not just met them. We've been making memories for over a century and we are proud to add you to the Thomas Center family and to our staff's Thomas Center memories. Best wishes to you both!
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    Rebecca · Married on 05/26/2018

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    Had our wedding at the Thomas Center in the spring and it was wonderful! Erica and the rest of the staff were great in accommodating everything. Price was very reasonable. A couple tips I would give for anyone looking- we had about 85 guests and anything more than that would have been a little too crowded. Also, it is a public park, so be prepared for a couple people from the public to be on the grounds. Also: no kegs, no candles, and no rice/confetti/anything that is thrown. But overall, such a great venue! Especially for our daytime wedding with the light coming through the skylight.

    Sent on 05/29/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations on a lovely event! We enjoyed working with you too. Best wishes to you both!
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    Tyanna · Married on 05/12/2018

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    We are so very happy that The Thomas Center was the place we got married! They were so flexible with us and they helped us make it day so special. For to my husband having a very bad sunburn, we had to move the ceremony inside and the staff was quick to make it happen and we are so thankful for that. It was a wonderful experience that we will appreciate and cherish for the rest of our lives.

    Sent on 05/14/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    We were so happy to be able to accommodate your needed changes and help make it the day you both dreamed of. Congratulations and best wishes on a wonderful life!
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    So · Married on 04/28/2018

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    Erica did an excellent job of guiding us as we prepared for our wedding. The venue was absolutely beautiful and the cost was very reasonable. We did not have to do much decorating as the venue both indoors and outdoors already had such beautiful scenery. It was the perfect place for a morning wedding. Our staff member was very helpful and accommodating during our event and helped make the event go smoothly.

    Sent on 05/15/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thank you for such great feedback! We want our guests to feel as though we are helping them through the process and not that we are "just one more thing to deal with" while putting together their dream day. I am happy to hear that both myself and the event staff seem to have met those expectations. We enjoyed working with you. Congratulations!!
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    Tara · Married on 04/21/2018

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    Erica was incredible to work with. She was able to answer so many questions quickly. The venue itself is perfect if you want that old fashioned vintage feel. The staff who was there..we didn’t see much of them..which made us feel like we were at our own home for the day. When we needed help from the staff they were there but the unobtrusiveness was a plus. Now that the weddfing is over, I’m hoping we have another event in the future just so we can hang at this beautiful location.

    Sent on 05/05/2018
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    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations on a lovely event! Our staff enjoyed working with you and we hope to see you back here for many, many anniversary parties to come. Welcome to the Thomas Center family.
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    Paola · Married on 03/24/2018

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    It was a wonderful experience. Mrs Erica and the team always respond to all of my questions fast, and they were extremely helpful and patience. They guided me through couple of steps and offer vendors which really help me to make wedding planning easily. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.

    Sent on 03/26/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    It was a pleasure working with you! We are pleased that we met all of your expectations. Congratulations and we wish your new family all the very, very best!
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    mandy · Married on 03/10/2018

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    I HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT THE THOMAS CENTER. THE STAFF WERE GREAT! WE HAD NO ISSUES AT ALL.

    Sent on 04/02/2018

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    We had a great time working with you. Congratulations to you both!
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    Anna · Married on 11/04/2017

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    Erica and everyone at the Thomas Center were absolutely wonderful, they were helpful, friendly and made planning our wedding simple and stress free. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Sent on 11/08/2017

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thank you! You were an easy and fun group to work with. We were pleased to be a part of it! Best wishes for many years of happiness.
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    Rachel · Married on 07/08/2017

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    As an out of town bride, I can say this is a trustworthy spot to get married when you really need to trust the people on the ground. Erica, the events director, was extremely responsive, worked on my vision with me, and even met with me a couple of days out to go over last minute details. The facility is gorgeous and a good value. For our 50-person reception, the interior of the Spanish Court was the perfect size. Thank you guys so much!

    Sent on 07/17/2017

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thank you! Congratulations to you for pulling off a wedding from several states away! Our team was happy to be a part of it and we're thrilled that you were pleased. Best wishes to you both.
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    Kait · Married on 05/20/2017

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    We had our reception at the Thomas Center (in the Spanish Court & Long Gallery) and it was perfect! We had nearly 120 guests and the space was perfect - everyone was even able to fit in the Long Gallery at the end of the night for our cake cutting. Erica was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy. I was planning our wedding from Texas, so it was nice to have her quick responses and knowledgeable suggestions.

    Sent on 06/04/2017

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Congratulations! We are happy to hear that the day was just as you envisioned. We are excited to add Texas to the long list of far off places where we have satisfied clients. Our goal was to make your planning process feel like it was no more complicated than if you had been right down the street the whole time. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with your experience. Best to you both!
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    Callie · Married on 05/13/2017

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    The Thomas Center was a beautiful reception venue, we were so happy that we picked it for our wedding. Erica was so pleasant to work with throughout the process. We live outside of Gainesville, and she worked flexibly with us for meetings so we could get married in my hometown. Additionally, there was rain last minute and Erica made switching cocktail hour locations extremely simple. The staff was wonderful! Highly recommend!

    Sent on 05/25/2017

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Our motto is "making memories for over a century" and we are THRILLED that your wedding day memories turned out to be everything that you envisioned. Our staff enjoyed working with you too. Thank you for letting us be a part of it all.
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    Aleksandra · Married on 05/06/2017

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    Erica was super responsive and helpful in making sure everything was organized and scheduled perfectly. The venue itself is beautiful and the staff are great to work with!

    Sent on 02/18/2017

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thanks so much! We were happy to be a part of such a special day. Congratulations!!
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    Katie · Married on 01/14/2017

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    We had an absolutely beautiful ceremony and reception at the Thomas Center! Erica was incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Our day went off without a hitch. The day of staff was very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend the Thomas Center for any event, but especially for a wedding!

    Sent on 01/29/2017

    The Historic Thomas Center's reply:

    Thank you! The weather for your particular weekend was quite challenging and I am SO happy that it all worked out! Congratulations!

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