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 (now Flagler College.) 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 unique layout of the Historic Pool and Mezzanine creates an unparalleled experience for wedding ceremonies and receptions. For your cocktail hour, you can take advantage of the magnificent architecture of the Grand Lobby. The historic corridors and beautifully manicured grounds of the museum also provide innumerable opportunities for wedding portraits on your big day.
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!