Putnam Fairgrounds Expo Hall




Tucked away in the town of Palataka right only a short drive away from Jacksonville, the Putnam Fairgrounds Expo Hall provides soon-to-be-wed couples with a versatile venue that can be adapted to suit their needs and personal tastes. Known for being host to the county fair, this singular space can also be adapted to offer a one-of-a-kind wedding venue – particularly for those with massive wedding parties or lengthy guest lists! Full enclosed by neutral white walls, this space is characterized by its achromatic interior, giving couples the perfect blank canvas on which to paint their vision of the ideal big day! Sky high vaulted ceilings constructed in a distinctly barn style hint at the venue’s rural roots, while still offering modern features like expansive windows and inset lighting. Whether you are hosting the biggest bash of the year or an intimate dinner-style reception, this unique space has much to offer. From its generous square footage to its distinct architectural features, the Putnam Fairgrounds Expo Hall has a lot to offer!

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $600 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Same rental fees apply for a ceremony only wedding. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required. Please note, event end time is flexible and venue is not available from March to mid April.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Putnam Fairgrounds Expo Hall is estimated at between $3,354 and $6,564 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Outdoor lighting
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 2:00AM