(Closed) Gainesville Brides?

posted 8 years ago in Florida – Central Florida
Post # 3
226 posts
Helper bee

I’m in Gainesville! But not engaged yet. Where is your current venue?

Post # 4
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not in Gainesville anymore, but I went to UF back in the day.  I can’t think of any venues in Gainesville, but I do remember that there are some nice historic plantation homes in Ocala. Depends on what kind of reception you envision, but those could be an option.  I would do a search online to start.  

Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

There are some really nice b&b’s in the area. Haven’t been to any weddings there- most of my friends had theirs in their hometowns.


Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

Check out the baughman center and thomas center.

Post # 8
226 posts
Helper bee

@shaydenise Hows your venue situation going?

Post # 9
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m in Gainesville and thought about doing my wedding here. I seriously considered the Thomas Center, the hippodrome, and sweetwater branch inn. Each of them has a different feel but all were great venues and super helpful in the selection process. However, I ended up deciding to get married in my hometown. Good luck!

Post # 10
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are getting married in the Thomas Center Garden under the big oak tree.  It is surprisingly cheap to rent just the garden and not the building and they let you use the bathrooms inside free of charge.  Our reception will be at the Sweetwater.  It is nice b/c we will get the romance and regal feel of the Thomas Center for the ceremony and then the sweet and fun feel of the Sweetwater for the reception.  But if it rains we will have to get married inside the sweetwater reception hall, but I’m hoping that does not happen.


A few other places I loved were…….

the Florida Museum of Natural History (you can get married in the butterfly garden)

The Herlong Mansion in Micanopy

BayLaurel in Micanopy


Good luck on your search!!


Post # 11
226 posts
Helper bee

Are any of you going to either of the bridal shows coming up?

I think there is one on August 29th and the other on Sept 12th.

I think I will prob try and make it to the Sept 12 one just for the experience 🙂

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