The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Plantation on Crystal River, located in central Florida's Nature Coast, is a destination resort that offers over 12,000 square feet of recently renovated spaces for your indoor wedding ceremony and reception with outdoor options available. Each room has been renewed to reflect southern hospitality and decor with the original winding wooden staircase offering a favorable spot for grand entrances and wedding photography.
The on-site reception spaces include:
The Sabal Ballroom accommodates 200 seated or 500 cocktail reception guests. For smaller reception space requirements, the Sabal Ballroom is divisible into two or three separate spaces, depending on your needs.
The Dogwood is nearly 600 square feet and accommodates 40 to 60 guests.
The Magnolia Ballroom is divisible into two spaces of 155 square feet each or is usable as a larger area that can seat up to 225 people.
The Pine Room A and B together offer seating for 50 or are utilized separately.
The Palm Room accommodates 250 for a cocktail reception.
The Oak, Cypress, Willow and Den Rooms are smaller reception spaces that comfortably accommodate small groups of 50 or less.
The Gazebo offers a picturesque ceremony location overlooking Kings Bay and Crystal River. White ceremony chairs on either side of the center grassy aisle lead the bride to the romantic gazebo, a one-of-a-kind place to exchange vows in a relaxing outdoor setting.
What You Should Know
In addition to hosting a wedding event to remember, The Plantation features a full-service ocean marina, a golf course, a spa, restaurant and inviting overnight accommodations for wedding guests, newlyweds or extended honeymoons.
The Plantation on Crystal River provides unlimited use of the experienced on-staff wedding planner to ensure every detail of the wedding event runs smoothly.
The venue also offers to-be weds bachelor and bachelorette weekend packages, bridal shower and luncheon spaces, groomsmen golf outings and rehearsal dinners. After the ceremony, the resort is a great place to spend future wedding anniversaries.
All food and beverage needs for the reception are provided by the on-site highly rated restaurant, West 82 Degrees Bar & Grill.
Additional amenities offered for guests of The Plantation on Crystal River include:
- Swimming with the manatees
- Pontoon or Jon boat rentals
- Swimming pool and croquet
- Access to over 80 boat spaces for overnight guests
- A golf school and SCUBA certification classes are also available to resort guests
From the Vendor
The natural beauty and original Florida landscape is the perfect backdrop for your Florida destination wedding. From your intimate gazebo ceremony on picturesque Kings Bay to your elegant ballroom reception, the Plantation on Crystal River can accommodate your needs as few others in Florida can. Say your I do's surrounded by the natural beauty of Crystal River and Kings Bay. Plantation is a full service resort with so much to do for everyone, you won't have to worry about how to entertain friends and family. Our property has something for everyone. Let us take care of them while you take care of yourself and enjoy your special day. Lastly, we take care of you and your vision. Let our talented staff help you take that vision to reality.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Cruise, Garden, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service
We can not say enough things about the plantation on Crystal River. From the amazing food to the fantastic service, our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Carrie did an amazing job making a vision a reality. From a professional in the industry, I highly recommend the plantation for your wedding!
My husband and I just had our wedding here last week and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! Lori was our coordinator and she was always so helpful and ready to answer our questions. Thank you, Lori!! The staff was excellent and very friendly, and our guests all had a great time. Food was wonderful as well, we did NY steak and grouper (plated). All was delicious. We used the Magnolia room for our reception (100ish guests) and many of them stayed at the hotel that evening. It was so nice to have such a beautiful event space and then be right at the hotel at the end of the night. Some of our guests took advantage of the manatee tours and said they enjoyed it very much. Breakfast at the restaurant was also delicious. I can't think of anything that I didn't like or that went wrong, it really was perfect! Thank you Plantation for such a smooth and beautiful day!
Everything was perfect at our wedding at the Plantation on Crystal River! Carrie was awesome to work with. Everything went smoothly. We had an outdoor ceremony at the Point and an indoor reception in the Palm Room, with 75 guests. We couldn't be happier with our choice and the service we received from the entire staff.
We had the BEST wedding at the Platation on Crystal River! Carrie and the other staff were very helpful. Any questions that we had were answered. They were all very helpful. That day ran smoothly because Carrie knew exactly what to do and expect. Even after the wedding, the staff helped to clean up the reception room which took so much off of us. Overall our wedding was perfect, flawless, and fun! We owe that to Carrie and the Plantation on Crystal River!
Personal and FlexibleReviewed on 4/08/2014 Lindsay P
The Plantation was a perfect venue for our wedding! From the start, the planning was all about what we wanted. They are super flexible and will work to make your perfect day exactly what you want! They not only helped day of coordination, but they had people there to set-up and clean-up so we knew we could enjoy our day without losing any memorable items we decorated with. Also, being a same sex couple, I give the Plantation amazing props for not even missing a step. All of the paperwork, etc. was gender friendly. We heard nothing but the best reviews from our guests about the accommodations, food, and friendly staff throughout the week and after the wedding. Last, but not least, they treated us like we were special. They could have had many events that weekend, but we wouldn't have known. They treated us individually and like we were the only people that mattered that day.
Scenic Location For WeddingReviewed on 4/17/2013 Jane S
I chose to have my wedding here because it is a beautiful location. There is not a terrible alot to do in the town, so it forces the bridal party and guests to spend more quality time together. The staff was very good to us.
Beautiful but priceyReviewed on 10/26/2012 Amber E
The Plantation is definitely a site to check out. The main building is breath taking southern beauty. Their gazebo by water is even more beautiful, and the site of my ceremony location. Janet, their events coordinator comes off a little tough, but she really helped pull the rehearsal together. She is one top of her game. Their banquet halls are not as impressive and incredibly over priced. I ended up using the Plantation for my ceremony site and Citrus Hills for my reception. It gave me the best of both worlds without breaking my budget.
Meet The Director of Catering
First, congratulations! There is much to do to make your vision reality and this is my passion. I have been in Event planning and catering for over 20 years and my job is to make you comfortable, feel confident, and most of all happy regarding your special day. I take great pride in exceeding my clients expectations. I will not promise you the moon if I cannot make it happen, but I am darn sure going to try. I hope that we earn your business and I encourage you to come see our property for yourself and allow us to get to know one another.