Before you can even think about wedding bells ringing, you need to find that perfect place to say "I do" to your love in front of all your family and friends. You also need to make that decision rather quickly because most wedding venues are booked up far in advance, and time is ticking! There are so many options in North Central Florida, but you don't have to waste valuable time researching because we have already narrowed down the most beautiful wedding venues in Gainesville.
Located in Downtown Gainesville, Sweetwater Branch Inn is ideal for those who would describe their wedding style as "vintage elegance." Ceremonies are held outside in the courtyard in the luscious garden or the gazebo, then the Reception Hall, which adjoins the Mckenzie House, an authentic Victorian home, has plenty of indoor and outdoor space for receptions. With its Victorian charm, this location will sweep you and your guests away as well as make for beautiful wedding photos. You'll wish your special day at this venue would last forever, but you can actually stretch your stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn a little longer by booking one of their rooms or cottages for your honeymoon. They even have a Honeymoon Cottage for newlyweds!
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The University of Florida's Baughman Center is all-around stunning with its high, paneled ceiling and huge glass windows flanking the sides of the building and behind the altar, bringing the outdoors indoors with views of lush greenery and the open, blue sky.
Planning on a large wedding in a gorgeous setting? The Gainesville Country Club definitely fits the bill with the beautiful greenery of adjoining Paynes Prairie State Park and their elegant ballroom which can hold 200-plus guests at the reception! The country club staff will provide top-notch service on your wedding day, so you don’t need to worry about anything other than saying “I do!”
An unexpected wedding venue in Gainesville, The Florida Museum of Natural History provides a unique, romantic wedding ceremony among the butterflies in the Butterfly Rainforest and holds receptions in the museum's galleries. Sometimes the gap between the wedding and ceremony can be lackluster for guests, but not at this wedding venue! Your wedding guests are free to roam the exhibits before the reception starts. They might learn something new!
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The Historic Thomas Center is an enchanting place to get married with its Mediterranean Revival-style architecture, stone fountain, sunken courtyard, and atrium. You'll feel like you're in a fairy tale at this unforgettable wedding venue!
If you want a more rustic wedding venue, the Barn at Rembert Farms skillfully combines country charm and timeless elegance that's wedding-worthy. Located just outside of Gainesville in Alachua, Rembert Farms helps you blend your personal styles as a couple (which can sometimes be a struggle!). Whether you want a simple gathering or a full-glam wedding, this family-owned barn is the best place to bring your two families together!
With a mix of historic and modern design, Gainesville's Hippodrome Theatre is the perfect place for your love story to play out (pun intended). Its sophisticated ambiance and versatile space will definitely set the scene for "a day to remember!"
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Regardless of your personal style or guest count, you'll be guaranteed to have the wedding of your dreams at one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Gainesville.
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