Donald L Tucker Civic Center

Northwest Florida



Known as Florida State University’s premier venue, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center offers a luxurious setting for hosting your big day. Known for its reasonable rates, efficient staff, and contemporary atmosphere, this venue offers a variety of different meeting rooms and other spaces that can be tailor-made to suit your event. Each space is built to accommodate parties of varying sizes, from grand affairs to intimate occasions. Host a breathtaking ceremony with a theatre style layout or a joyous reception in one of the Civic Center’s elaborate banquet rooms, saying your “I do’s” or dancing the night away in a luminous space featuring sky high ceilings adorned with eye-catching grid patterning and contemporary-style chandeliers. Each space also features plush printed carpeting and a neutral color palette that can suit a wedding of any theme! No matter what kind of big day you have always envisioned, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center can fulfill all of your dreams and more!

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 158 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 288 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. There is also a guest count minimum of 50 applied to all events. The venue allows 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a wedding ceremony is $825. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Donald L Tucker Civic Center is estimated at between $6,388 and $11,185 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Bride's dressing area available for an additional fee
Groom's dressing area available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
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