The Lodge at Wakulla Springs

Greater Tallahassee Wedding Venue

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The Gist

DJ's Hometown

Location


Wakulla Springs, FL
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Max Capacity


200

Featured Wedding Venue - Historic

Style


Historic Lodge

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Starting Cost


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Featured Wedding Venue - Phone Number

Phone


(850) 421-2000

About


Located within the breathtaking Wakulla Springs State Park just outside of Tallahassee, The Lodge at Wakulla Springs is an enchanting wedding venue that seamlessly blends natural beauty, historic charm, and modern amenities. Built in 1937 by industrialist Edward Ball, this venue is a hidden gem in North Florida, offering a unique and unforgettable backdrop for your special day.

Imagine exchanging your vows against the stunning scenery of one of the country's largest and deepest freshwater springs. The Lodge's elegant, glass-enclosed terrace (we sometimes call it the sun room!) provides a picturesque setting for your cocktail hour, dinner, or full reception, allowing you and your guests to immerse in the serene beauty of the surrounding forest. The historic architecture and timeless decor of the Lodge create a romantic and sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations.

From the moment you begin planning your wedding at The Lodge, you'll be met with exceptional service and attention to detail. The experienced staff works closely with each couple to customize every aspect of their wedding, from the ceremony location to the reception menu, ensuring that your vision comes to life seamlessly. With 27 charming guest rooms, your friends and family can enjoy a convenient and comfortable stay, making it a destination wedding experience without the travel hassle.

At The Lodge at Wakulla Springs, your wedding day will be more than just an event; it will be a cherished memory surrounded by the natural splendor and historic elegance that this venue uniquely offers, including on-site activities like the Jungle Cruise glass bottom boat tours, swimming in the springs, and visiting the soda fountain.

We've DJed more than 50 weddings here and can give recommendations and advice in terms of where to best set up the DJ, which enhancements couples tend to book, and more.

Amenities


๐Ÿ˜Š Ceremony Area
๐Ÿ˜ Reception Area
๐Ÿ‘ฐโ€โ™€๏ธ Bridal Suite
๐Ÿคตโ€โ™‚๏ธ Groomsmen Cottage/Parlor
๐Ÿ‘ Wheelchair Accessible
๐Ÿ‘ Indoor Event Space
๐ŸŒณ Outdoor Event Space
๐Ÿš˜ On-Site Parking
๐Ÿ  Overnight Accommodations
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Full-Service Catering
๐Ÿงป Restrooms
๐ŸŒŠ Scenic Boat Tours
๐Ÿšฒ Bike Rentals
๐Ÿฆ Historic Soda Fountain

Insider Tips


  • Incorporate Custom Menus: Take advantage of the Lodge's customizable catering options to create a menu that reflects your taste and style, including farm-to-table options.

  • Explore the Park: Encourage your wedding party and/or all guests to arrive early and explore the beautiful Wakulla Springs State Park. They can rent bikes, take the Jungle Cruise glass bottom boat tour among manatees, swim in the springs (with year-round constant temperatures!), hike the trails, and more!

  • Accommodate Guests: Utilize the on-site accommodations to make it a convenient and memorable experience for your out-of-town guests.

  • Capture the History: Incorporate the venue's rich history into your wedding theme for a unique and memorable touch. Some of our favorite Tallahassee florists have created beautiful backdrops and centerpieces that complement the natural vibe of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs and its surrounding "old, natural Florida" aesthetic perfectly.

  • Visit the Soda Fountain: Treat your guests to nostalgic ice cream treats at the historic soda fountain during your cocktail hour. We'll provide the perfect backing soundtrack!