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The Historic Thomas Center

Gainesville , FL

LOCATION

P.O. Box 490, Station 30
Gainesville, FL 32627 US (map)

PHONE

352-393-8539

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The historic Thomas Center has consistently been voted one of the best wedding venues in Gainesville for many years. Come see why dozens of couples select us every year to host the most... Read more
The historic Thomas Center has consistently been voted one of the best wedding venues in Gainesville for many years. Come see why dozens of couples select us every year to host the most important day of their lives.

The west veranda is the perfect introduction to the Thomas Center before your guests are ushered graciously inside. There too, you can impress your out-of-town visitors with cocktails overlooking lush southern gardens, original fountain and rose, camellia and azalea plantings.

The Spanish Court, situated at the heart of the Thomas Center, rises two-stories to a full skylight. It is surrounded by a colonnade and second story Mezzanine area. Your guests will talk for years to come about the time they danced the night away under the stars in this enchanting space.

Your wedding ceremony can take place in the West Gardens under our towering Live Oaks. Ceremonies can also take place in the unique and secluded Turtle Court with its Romeo and Juliet-style balcony. This sunken and romantic courtyard is perfect for weddings, cocktail receptions, intimate family gatherings and much more! Contact our Facilities Coordinator, Erica Chatman, for further information. 352-393-8539. chatmanej@cityofgainesville.org Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
175
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Private Events

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
7/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Erica Chatman, and the entire Thomas Center staff, were outstanding! Our wedding was quite simple. And, Erica provided the perfect level of involvement. My husband and I felt completely confident in her hands, trusted that our vision for our perfect wedding day would be executed, and it was! The venue is absolutely beautiful (we're looking over our photos now...amazing!) Thank you so much!
Erica Chatman, and the entire Thomas Center staff, were outstanding! Our wedding was quite simple. And, Erica provided the Read more...
Erica Chatman, and the entire Thomas Center staff, were outstanding! Our wedding was quite simple. And, Erica provided the perfect level of involvement. My husband and I felt completely confident in her hands, trusted that our vision for our perfect wedding day would be executed, and it was! The venue is absolutely beautiful (we're looking over our photos now...amazing!) Thank you so much! Read less
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The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind compliments. We believe that weddings are personal and unique and should be handled as such. We are thrilled to hear that you felt you received the "right" kind of support from us. Congratulations on a wonderfully promising future!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception in the Spanish court of the Historic Thomas Center. It is a beautiful venue. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. Originally we were going to have our ceremony outside by the fountain but due to rain we had to move indoors. The venue accommodated us last minute to alter the location. We and our guests had a fabulous time. I highly recommend having your event at the Thomas Center.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception in the Spanish court of the Historic Thomas Center. It is a beautiful venue. The Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception in the Spanish court of the Historic Thomas Center. It is a beautiful venue. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. Originally we were going to have our ceremony outside by the fountain but due to rain we had to move indoors. The venue accommodated us last minute to alter the location. We and our guests had a fabulous time. I highly recommend having your event at the Thomas Center. Read less
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The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

We are happy to hear that exchanging vows under the glass ceiling instead of outside by the fountain met all of your expectations. You were great to work with. Our staff enjoyed being a part of your day. Thank you for being a pleasure to work with!
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Laura
Wedding:
7/5/2015
5.0/5.0
There are simply not enough words to express how amazing and helpful Erica is. With her help our wedding was better than anything we could have ever whipped up without her. It was an absolute blessing that we chose the Thomas Center early on. There isn't a nicer setting in the Gainesville area and it's such great price. Once we were settled on the location Erica helped us find all the best vendors and the people at the Thomas Center made sure our day was perfect in every way!
There are simply not enough words to express how amazing and helpful Erica is. With her help our wedding was better than Read more...
There are simply not enough words to express how amazing and helpful Erica is. With her help our wedding was better than anything we could have ever whipped up without her. It was an absolute blessing that we chose the Thomas Center early on. There isn't a nicer setting in the Gainesville area and it's such great price. Once we were settled on the location Erica helped us find all the best vendors and the people at the Thomas Center made sure our day was perfect in every way! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
There are simply not enough words to express how amazing and helpful Erica is. With her help our wedding was better than anything we could have ever whipped up without her. It was an absolute blessing that we chose the Thomas Center early on. There isn't a nicer setting in the Gainesville area and it's such great price. Once we were settled on the location Erica helped us find all the best vendors and the people at the Thomas Center made sure our day was perfect in every way!
There are simply not enough words to express how amazing and helpful Erica is. With her help our wedding was better than Read more...
There are simply not enough words to express how amazing and helpful Erica is. With her help our wedding was better than anything we could have ever whipped up without her. It was an absolute blessing that we chose the Thomas Center early on. There isn't a nicer setting in the Gainesville area and it's such great price. Once we were settled on the location Erica helped us find all the best vendors and the people at the Thomas Center made sure our day was perfect in every way! Read less
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The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

This is all high praise coming from a couple that was as much fun to work with as you two were! We are so happy to hear that your day was even better than you imagined. What more could our staff ask for? Sincere congratulations to you both.
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Sandra
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with The Thomas Center as soon as we toured the facility. It is so beautiful and doesn't take a lot to bring style and charm to your wedding/reception. Erica the event coordinator for the Thomas Center was very helpful and friendly. She was prompt in responding to emails/questions. I would recommend this as a great location for a wedding or reception.
My husband and I fell in love with The Thomas Center as soon as we toured the facility. It is so beautiful and doesn't Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with The Thomas Center as soon as we toured the facility. It is so beautiful and doesn't take a lot to bring style and charm to your wedding/reception. Erica the event coordinator for the Thomas Center was very helpful and friendly. She was prompt in responding to emails/questions. I would recommend this as a great location for a wedding or reception. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words. It was great working with you both. Congratulations on your new life together!
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Amber
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's wedding at the Thomas Center. It was a stunning wedding. The grounds and facility are absolutely beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you did for our sweetheart and our new son-in-law!
We had our daughter's wedding at the Thomas Center. It was a stunning wedding. The grounds and facility are absolutely Read more...
We had our daughter's wedding at the Thomas Center. It was a stunning wedding. The grounds and facility are absolutely beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you did for our sweetheart and our new son-in-law! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you for being such a great family to work with! We enjoyed ourselves too!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
we chose the Thomas Center for our wedding reception because of the beauty in this location.

The staff went above and beyond. Everything was set up perfectly and on time, they were there if anything came up - Erica was great and easy to work with!

We highly recommend using this venue!
we chose the Thomas Center for our wedding reception because of the beauty in this location.

The staff went above Read more...
we chose the Thomas Center for our wedding reception because of the beauty in this location.

The staff went above and beyond. Everything was set up perfectly and on time, they were there if anything came up - Erica was great and easy to work with!

We highly recommend using this venue! Read less
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The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. "Above and beyond" is our minimum standard and we are happy that you approve. Best wishes to you both!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/8/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend the Thomas Center enough for any event that you may be planning! My husband and I got married there and Erica and her Thomas Center staff worked with us and went above and beyond to make our day perfect! Erica is so wonderful, accommodating and easy to work with! We had quite a few last minute changes to guest count and such, and Erica worked with us on each and every one! No problem at all! I learned that there is pretty much no question that she does not know the answer to, no matter how obscure you may think it is (and let me tell you...I asked quite a few extremely obscure ones!). The Thomas Center is absolutely stunning and makes the perfect backdrop for any event! I cannot rave enough about it, its staff and amenities!
I cannot recommend the Thomas Center enough for any event that you may be planning! My husband and I got married there and Read more...
I cannot recommend the Thomas Center enough for any event that you may be planning! My husband and I got married there and Erica and her Thomas Center staff worked with us and went above and beyond to make our day perfect! Erica is so wonderful, accommodating and easy to work with! We had quite a few last minute changes to guest count and such, and Erica worked with us on each and every one! No problem at all! I learned that there is pretty much no question that she does not know the answer to, no matter how obscure you may think it is (and let me tell you...I asked quite a few extremely obscure ones!). The Thomas Center is absolutely stunning and makes the perfect backdrop for any event! I cannot rave enough about it, its staff and amenities! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you. Thank you SO much! What better job could our team ask for then taking care of a piece of our community's history and helping couples as nice as you two to have the perfect event? You were a pleasure to work with and we wish you the very, very best in the years to come!
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Kathryn
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
I loved the Thomas Center, they were so helpful!
I loved the Thomas Center, they were so helpful!
I loved the Thomas Center, they were so helpful! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Congratulations to you both. We hope you enjoy every minute of your life together. Thank you for letting us be a part of your memories.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Really beautiful venue! The staff was very easy to work with and were able to make some last minute changes with no difficulty. On the day of, everything was ready and the reception went off without a hitch.
Really beautiful venue! The staff was very easy to work with and were able to make some last minute changes with no Read more...
Really beautiful venue! The staff was very easy to work with and were able to make some last minute changes with no difficulty. On the day of, everything was ready and the reception went off without a hitch. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Historic Thomas Center responded with the following comments:

Congratulations! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. It was an honor for us to be a part of your happy memories.

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