Lightner Museum 75 King Street • St. Augustine • FL 32084


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This stunning gem began life as the Hotel Alcazar in 1888, and has hosted some of St. Augustine's most memorable events for over 130 years.
  • The Historic Pool is a sight to behold. Once the the world's largest indoor swimming pool, it now serves as an incredible "sunken" ballroom surrounded by a three-story balcony—an off-the-charts "wow factor".
  • Host cocktails in the majestic Grand Lobby, with its crystal chandeliers, mosaic tile flooring, and dramatic arched windows. From here, guests can explore the courtyards, which are home to manicured gardens and a stone footbridge spanning a tranquil koi pond.


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Intimate Wedding Package | $24,000–36,000
Includes everything in the Custom Event Package, PLUS:

  • Beer, wine, and liquor service for the cocktail hour & reception
  • Butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, salad, buffet dinner, and bread baskets, plus dishes, flatware, and water goblets
  • Wedding cake and/or desserts
  • Day-of coordination
  • 5-hour DJ service
  • Table décor, linens, and centerpieces from St. Johns Illuminations
  • One-hour ceremony rehearsal

This package offers access to the Historic Pool, Mezzanine, Outdoor Terrace, Otto Lightner Lounge, and Maria Jefferson Lounge. Use of the Grand Lobby may be added for $2,500.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $11,500–36,000/event

  • The Custom Wedding Package for ceremony & reception ranges $11,500–17,500. This option is perfect for small to large guest counts, and couples who prefer more flexibility in their wedding date. Vendors are not included to allow the ability to customize your wedding dream team. This package includes:

    • 10–11 hours of exclusive access to the venue, including access to the museum and courtyard for photos
    • Specialty uplighting and ambiance Edison bulb lighting around and in the pool, built-in speaker system, mics, and custom monogram projections
    • Built-in dance floor, pipe & drape ceremony backdrop, white rolling bars, and more décor
    • Assorted tables and Chiavari chairs
    • Dedicated event manager, support staff, and setup & teardown
    • And more!

    The Intimate Wedding Package ranges $24,000–36,000. This inclusive package is ideal for guest counts under 100, and couples who are open to Friday or Sunday dates. It includes many vendors for an easy planning process, PLUS:

    • Rental of all venue spaces & use of the venue amenities
    • Venue staffing, catering & bar staff, and day-of coordination
    • Catering, wedding cake, and open bar
    • DJ, additional rentals, and more!

    Bar tastings are included in both packages!

    For more information, click the link below!


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 225 125
Cocktails, etc. Standing 225 150
Reception Seated 225 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 225.

The Outdoor Terrace may be used for seated ceremonies for up to 125 guests or standing cocktail hours for up to 150 guests. Inquire for details.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area


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