Picture-perfect settings and Southern hospitality make Columbia County, Florida, the destination for the wedding of your dreams. It is a place where history is made, so come create your own history and memories that will last forever.
Here is a guide to planning your wedding in Columbia County.
Where to Celebrate
Picture-perfect settings and Southern hospitality make Lake City, Florida’s Springlands the destination for the wedding of your dreams. It is a place where history was made, so come to create your own history and memories that will last forever.
Our wedding venues offer up an incredible range of picturesque locations, stunning backdrops, and elegant historic houses. The natural beauty of Columbia County lends itself perfectly to outdoor weddings, while perfect beach wedding venues can be found just a short drive away in Jacksonville or St Augustine.
With its location along the main thoroughfares in North Florida, Florida’s Springlands has a variety of hotels for you and your guests. In fact, there are well over 1,200 hotel rooms in the area. We’re also a haven for camping and offers everything from full-service facilities for RVs to primitive campsites, where you can enjoy sleeping under the stars.
This is your go-to guide for wedding venues in North Florida.
Columbia County has a variety of wedding venues to match your theme, guest size, and budget. Its location in North Florida means you can hold your wedding ceremony outdoors nearly all year long. Your “ something blue” is already there— the sparkling, blue freshwater springs. Columbia County is home to these dazzling natural wonders and some parks offer wedding sites with a view. These are some of the best places to have your wedding ceremony around Columbia County.
Venue Options in Columbia County, Florida
A renowned destination for fishing and hunting enthusiasts, Bienville Plantation is now a premier location for weddings. The upscale rustic retreat in White Springs, Fl offers five venues, including the dreamy lakeside where the sun glimmers through the pines. Complementing the setting is a gourmet feast. The chefs at Bienville Plantation are classically trained and will tailor the menu to your tastes. If your guests want to stay the night at the plantation, they can book one of the luxury guest cabins.
On-Site Accommodation Wildlife Viewing Fishing Gourmet Chefs
16673 Southeast 81st Drive, County Road 137,
White Springs, FL 32096
Ease of planning and convenience are a couple of the benefits that come with a wedding at Casa Isabel. It is only five minutes from downtown Lake City. With a double grand staircase and high ceilings in the reception hall, Casa Isabel is waiting for your special touches to make it dreamy for your fairytale wedding. There is a bridal suite on-site, and the team at Casa Isabel can help with selecting local vendors.
Bridal Suite Spa Sauna On-Site Accommodation Outdoor Event Space
2338 NW Bascom Norris Dr,
Lake City, FL 32055
If you’re looking for a unique venue, Halpatter Brewing Co. in downtown Lake City has everything on tap for a memorable wedding. Halpatter is Columbia County’s first craft brewery. The industrial-chic event ballroom can accommodate guest lists of varying size, and the iconic brick building is a scenic background for photos. And best of all, you and your guests will enjoy sipping the brewery’s high-quality beers all night.
On-Site Accommodation Outdoor Event Space
264 Northeast Hernando Avenue,
Lake City, FL 32055
Ichetucknee Springs State Park has pavilions for rent that can accommodate up to 50 people. At Ginnie Springs, you can have the rehearsal dinner or day-after brunch in one of the open-air pavilions and then enjoy swimming, snorkeling or tubing on the crystal clear Santa Fe River.
Ceremony Area Outdoor Event Space
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27,
Fort White, FL 32038
If your wedding style is low-key and mellow, consider O’Leno State Park. The lush vegetation and historic buildings create an intimate, secluded feel. Walk down the aisle at an outdoor pavilion surrounded by oak, magnolia, and cypress trees or at a small rock amphitheater beside the Santa Fe River. The suspension bridge over the river provides a picturesque spot for wedding photos.
Scenic Views Camping Outdoor Event Space Rock Fireplaces
410 SE O’Leno Park Road,
High Springs, FL 32643
The gently flowing river and Old Florida charm set the scene at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. Have your ceremony on the sandy beach along the Suwannee River, then dance the night away in the Grand Hall or Spirit Lodge. The team at Spirit of the Suwannee is experienced in producing professional events and festivals, and they will ensure your wedding is a success. The park has a full-service restaurant on-site as well as a campground and modern cabins available to rent, making this one of the most exciting wedding venues in North Florida.
Outdoor Event Space Camping Restaurant Multiple Venue Spaces
3076 95th Drive,
Live Oak, FL 32060
With an antebellum mansion and the Suwannee River as a backdrop, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park brings Southern charm to any wedding. Say your vows among stately oak trees, azaleas, and camellias or at the River Gazebo that overlooks the water. Honoring the man who wrote Florida’s official state song, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park has indoor and outdoor sites that may be rented for weddings including reception facilities, a caterer’s kitchen, and an amphitheater.
On-Site Accommodation Ballroom Historic Venue Caterer's Kitchen Amphitheater
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive,
White Springs, FL 32096
Built in 1902 by architect Frank Pierce Milburn, The Blanche has been a downtown landmark and central hub of hospitality for over 100 years. Commonly referred to as “the pride of Lake City,” The Blanche has hosted plenty of famous guests, from Johnny Cash to Al Capone as they passed through the “gateway to Florida” on their travels. Today, this historic hotel is completely renovated, but still features some of the original fixtures that make it so unique including original floor tiles. From stunning wedding photos on the majestic grand staircase to a charming outdoor space where you can hold your reception under the stars, the possibilities are endless at The Blanche.
On-Site Accommodation Ballroom Historic Venue Caterer's Kitchen Outdoor Event Space
212 N. Marion Street,
Lake City, FL 32055
Who to Hire
Cakes and More
Couples rave about the delicious and creative desserts crafted by Brittany’s Cupcakes, Naked Cakes, and The Sugar Cakery.
Lake City Florist
This family-owned and operated business has been in business for over four decades. Let them help you create arrangements that will leave you saying “wow”!
Sandy’s Flower Shop
With a large inventory of fresh flowers, this Lake City florist is committed to providing the finest arrangements with outstanding customer service.
Full-Service Wedding Coordinators
Epic Events and Design LLC
Let Epic Events make your wedding dreams come true. From balloon displays and drapery anything is possible.
With the motto “successful events each and every time,” Imperial Productions offers full-service wedding design and coordination.
Captured Moments by Esta
Esta Eberhardt has been capturing life’s most exciting moments on film since 2011 and was voted Lake City Reporter’s “Best Photographer” four years in a row.
Katrina Drew turned a love of photography into a full-time career and has been featured in bridal magazines and newspapers.
Holly Frazier Photography
Holly Frazier loves a good wedding and her photography reflects that!
Wedding Dress Services
OML Bridal & Formal
The trained stylists at OML (Oh My Love) provide one-on-one service to help you find the dress that matches your individual beauty and style.
Where to Stay
There are plenty of excellent hotels in Lake City on hand to look after you and your guests. Hilton has three hotels in Lake City, and another just outside, while Quail Heights Lodge and Country Club offers condos set amidst the pleasant surrounds of their 18-hole golf course.