10 Best Intimate and Small Wedding Venues on Florida’s Historic Coast

With over 450 years of experience hosting wedding ceremonies, we know a thing or two about making even the smallest ones memorable and historic.

August 3, 2021
Engagements & Weddings | St Augustine, FL

Whether it’s an intimate secret garden or an arbor on white sands, you’ll find there are many unique places to say “I do” and celebrate with your closest friends and family. Here are some suggestions for a small wedding with a big impact.

Anastasia State Park

You can’t get any bigger impact than a white sand floor and blue sky for a roof than the four miles of beach here. After an intimate ceremony under an arbor, small weddings can take advantage of the nearby pavilions and gazebo for reception.

Bayfront Marin House Bed & Breakfast
Exchange vows in Bayfront Marin House’s beautiful gazebo. It’s the perfect option for elopements, small groups of up to 10 people and friends of family up to 30.

Colonial Quarter
This historic location offers an intimate indoor space with the 18th century DeMesa Sanchez House. A balcony overlooking St. George Street makes for magical photography.

Oldest Wooden School House Historic Museum & Gardens
A 200 year-old schoolhouse right on St. George Street includes lush gardens and fountains perfect for small weddings up to 10 guests.

Pirates of St. Augustine, Black Raven
Are you a pirate at heart? Do you wear a puffy white shirt? The Black Raven pirate cruise might float your boat as you hold your wedding ceremony on board with the help of performing pirates.

Engagements & Weddings | St Augustine, FL
Weddings Aboard the Schooner Freedom

Schooner Freedom
This tall ship is St. Augustine’s premier sailing charter offers a truly memorable and unique experience on the water. Let them customize your wedding for up to 40 guests.

Spanish Military Hospital Museum
A secret garden filled with plants, flowers, herbs and spices that grew there when it was originally a hospital, this intimate space is perfect for up to 20 guests.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
Exotic animals and lush tropical gardens offer a memorable background for weddings up to 40 guests in the traditional Florida-style Anastasia Island Conservation Center.

St. Augustine Distillery Co.
This historic landmark, originally an ice plant, offers private event spaces as well as distillery tours to accommodate up to 25 guests.

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
Exchange vows in an historic museum. Ximenez-Fatio House Museum provides and intimate setting for an outdoor wedding with open-air gardens that turn your romantic day into an unforgettable celebration.

For more information and additional accommodations with small wedding venues, be sure to check out our “Celebrate” wedding guide here.

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