The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The St. Augustine Historical Society, located in St. Augustine, Florida, is home to beautiful gardens and grounds. The St. Augustine Historical Society features the Oldest House, also known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez house, the oldest Spanish colonial home in Florida. A beautiful, historical venue, the St. Augustine Historical Society offers a beautiful setting with a serene ambience for a wedding ceremony. With brick walkways through beautiful gardens that feature arched stone loggias and grape arbors, the beautiful surroundings can induce the feeling of stepping back in time.
The Oldest House has a beautiful and romantic garden and is a lovely, intimate setting for a wedding ceremony under the shade of stately old live oak trees. This setting can accommodate a group of 250 guests.
The Llambias House is a rustic and charming setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. The beautiful gardens with old world ambience can accommodate up to 150 ceremony guests or 100 guests for a reception.
What You Should Know
The St. Augustine Historical Society has friendly and professional planners and coordinators to assist with planning the wedding day. Planners are not included in standard rental prices. Staff at The St. Historical Society will provide an extensive list of local vendors that have worked with the St. Augustine Historical Society in the past. These vendors have all required certifications and insurance that are required to work with the couple and use the venue. Couples may choose to use vendors that are not on the list, however, these vendors must have required insurance and certifications and must be approved by staff at the St. Augustine Historical Society.
The venues at St. Augustine Historical Society are handicap accessible and wheel chair friendly. The St. Augustine Historical Society does not have on-site parking.
In an attempt to protect the historical quality of the venues, strict policies are in place concerning decorations. Any outside decorations must be approved by the staff at St. Augustine Historical Society.
When planning a wedding and reception at the St. Augustine Historical Society, couples will be given access to the Oldest House Museum Complex. This includes:
- Museum access
- A changing gallery
- An ornamental garden
- Museum store
Couples can also visit other attractions within the complex. These attractions include:
- Oldest house
- Colonial kitchen
- The Manucy Museum
- The Page L. Edwards Gallery
From the Vendor
As old as the tradition of matrimony
Timeless garden settings with brick walkways, arched stone loggias, stately oaks, shell stone wells, grape arbors and traces of history capture the beauty of a wedding. Multiple ceremony sites, bridal dressing room. Friendly professionals will ensure the success of your special day.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Review for St. Augustine Historic BayfrontReviewed on 10/22/2008 Margaret G
The event coordinator was incredible. She handled everything and even though it rained and we had to move inside I never felt for a minute it still wouldn't be perfect. The staff was increible as well. The location was beautiful.