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The Lightner Museum, formerly known as the Alcazar Hotel, was built in 1888 as an entertainment center for the luxurious Ponce de Leon Hotel. Now, the Historic Pool and Mezzanine can accommodate sit down dinners, receptions, dancing, and a variety of entertainment for up to 250 guests. For an incomparable experience in a world-class setting that has hosted A-list celebrations for over 125 years, choose the Lightner Museum for your St. Augustine wedding venue.

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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.


Pricing at the Lightner Museum is based upon your needs and event date. Standard pricing for a wedding reception ranges from $9,000 to $12,000. This includes a variety of amenities and 10 hours of venue access. You can add on a wedding ceremony for an additional $2,500, which includes the use of the Grande Lobby and Courtyards and an additional hour of venue access.

Ambiance lighting, a dance floor, reception tables, Chiavari chairs, high top tables, and additional setup items are included in your event package.


Couples who choose Lightner Museum as their venue, rave in reviews about how amazing their experience was. Based on reviews from numerous trusted review websites here is what past clients have said:

  • "Each person we worked with was communicative, up-front, professional, kind, knowledgeable, engaged, fun to work with, the list goes on and on."

  • "The best experience a bride could ever ask for, I was treated like a total princess"

  • "The Lightner Museum is the most amazing, unique venue and all of our guests were blown away by the architecture and history" and "it was the most beautiful, unique space we could’ve ever dreamed of!!!"


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