Lightner Museum




Formerly the Alcazar Hotel, the Lightner Museum continues the tradition of providing unique spaces for weddings and 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 can accommodate sit down dinners, receptions, dancing, and a variety of entertainment for up to 350 guests. Connected to the Mezzanine is a spacious outdoor terrace, which can be used for cocktail hour or an outdoor wedding ceremony. The Grand Lobby, with its exquisite crystal chandeliers and natural light streaming in from lush courtyards, is another fantastic alternative for wedding ceremonies and pre-reception cocktails. 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 less than a year 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 start by 6:00 pm and end by midnight.

Rental Fees

Pricing at the Lightner Museum is based upon your needs and event date. Standard pricing for a wedding reception ranges from $9,000 to $12,000. This includes a variety of amenities and 10 hours of venue access. You can add on a wedding ceremony for an additional $2,500, which includes the use of the Grande Lobby and Courtyards and an additional hour of venue access. Ambiance lighting, a dance floor, reception tables, Chiavari chairs, high top tables, and 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 less than a year away!*

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lightner Museum is estimated at between $14,934 and $25,776 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Valet or public parking for a fee
8 white or color changing uplights in the Historic Pool
4 white or color changing uplights in the alcoves of the historic pool
Ambiance Edison lighting around the historic pool

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

Short-Term Booking Special

Host your wedding within the next 12 months and enjoy special discounted rates! Contact our sales team today for our current availability and an exact quote.

Enter promotional code SHORTTERM when you book an appointment through Wedding Spot to redeem this exclusive deal.

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