The Lightner Museum was built by millionaire developer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler as an entertainment center for the luxurious Ponce de Leon Hotel. It once featured the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. In the 1940s, Chicago publisher Otto Lightner purchased the building and converted it into a museum to house his extensive collection of Gilded Age artwork, antiques, and curios.
The historic charm and grandeur of the Lightner Museum sets the perfect stage for your wedding or celebration. The Historic Pool, Mezzanine, and Grand Lobby provide three unique venues for wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, or cocktail functions. The Lightner Museum also features a spacious outdoor terrace and beautifully manicured courtyards for you and your guests to enjoy the Florida sunshine. Be a part of the history, art, and culture of the nation’s oldest city by choosing the Lightner Museum as your St. Augustine wedding venue, or location for your next special event!