Lightner Museum

Northwest Florida



Formerly the Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum continues the tradition of providing unique spaces for wedding events. The Lightner Museum was built in 1888 as an entertainment center for the luxurious Ponce de Leon Hotel. Now, the Historic Pool and Mezzanine Levels can accommodate sit down dinners, receptions, dancing, and a variety of entertainment for up to 350 guests. The spacious outdoor terrace is connected to the Mezzanine, which can also be used for cocktail hour. The beautiful Grand Lobby is another perfect location for a ceremony and light reception. For an incomparable experience in a world-class setting that has hosted A-list celebrations for over 125 years, choose the Lightner Museum for your St. Augustine wedding venue. *Ask About our short-term booking specials for weddings a year or less away!*

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms, Vintage/Rustic


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 350 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

Pricing at Lightner Museum is based on your event needs, as well as the day of the week and how far in advance you book. Standard pricing for a wedding reception ranges from $7,000 to $11,000. This includes a variety of amenities and 10 hours of venue access. You can add your wedding ceremony for an additional $2,500, which includes an additional hour of venue access. Reception tables, Chiavari chairs, high top tables, alcove lighting, along with additional setup items are included in your event package. Please inquire directly with the venue regarding information for approved vendors. *Ask about our short-term booking specials for weddings a year or less away!*

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lightner Museum is estimated at between $12,650 and $19,453 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Valet or public parking for a fee
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight