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

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
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
  • 3-tiered cake from Sweet Weddings Cake Design
  • 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.

Friday $23,000 | Sunday $21,500

Available for events through December 2023. Pricing is for 40 guests. Additional guests are $50–100/person, depending on the guest's age, with a maximum of 100 guests. Discounts are available for short-term bookings. Click the link in the Pricing section for more information.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $2,500/event
  • The ceremony fee includes gold high-back Chiavari chairs, setup and teardown, staff, and more.

Package Prices
  • $7,000–15,500/event
  • Custom wedding packages include:

    • 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!

    Bar packages range $30-60 per guest, with minimums starting at $3,500. Bar tastings are included in all packages!

    For more information, click the link below!


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250
Reception Seated 250 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.

The Outdoor Terrace may occasionally be used for seated ceremonies (150 guests) and standing cocktail hours (200 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 structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • 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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