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Wakulla Springs Lodge

Crawfordville , FL
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LOCATION

550 Wakulla Park Drive
Crawfordville, FL US 32327 (map)

PHONE

850-421-2000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

A most unique retreat, standing today as it did over seven decades ago, changed only for comfort and safety, Wakulla Spring Lodge offers visitors a timeless glimpse into Florida’s... Read more
A most unique retreat, standing today as it did over seven decades ago, changed only for comfort and safety, Wakulla Spring Lodge offers visitors a timeless glimpse into Florida’s pristine and elegant past. Description The Wakulla Springs Lodge is located in the Wakulla Springs State Park, near historic Tallahassee, Florida. Considered a Florida architectural landmark, the Lodge has been on the grounds since 1937, and is featured, along with the nearly 6,000 acre park and river, on the National Register of Historic Places.

Surrounded by nature, including canopies of oak, hickory and beech trees, the natural spr ... ing, and Florida wildlife, the Lodge offers an old southern feel and a peaceful getaway for family vacations and reunions, weddings, anniversaries, conferences, and other special events. The Lodge also is a perfect retreat for artists, writers, or those that just want to “get away from it all."

Guests will be inspired by nature’s beauty and serenity, not to be interrupted inside of any one of the 27 guest rooms, which overlook the spring, park and courtyard. In keeping with the Lodge atmosphere there are no televisions in the rooms.

The Lodge itself showcases an American style popularized during the 1920s and 30s, which combines Mediterranean Revival and “art deco” motifs, including massive masonry and wrought iron grill work. There is also a lavish use of marble throughout the Lodge, as well as heart cypress wood and breathtaking decorative art work depicting wildlife scenes.

Guests can also take advantage of all the activities the Wakulla Springs State Park has to offer, including swimming and snorkeling in the natural freshwater spring. Riverboat and glass bottom boat tours give nature lovers a unique glimpse at Florida wildlife, including alligators, turtles, manatees and more. There is a fee to enter the park. Guests staying at the Lodge, and resaurant guests that enter the park after 5 p.m., will not be charged this fee.

A most unique retreat, standing today as it did over seven decades ago, changed only for comfort and safety, Wakulla Spring Lodge offers visitors a timeless glimpse into Florida’s pristine and elegant past. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1937
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
27
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
105
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved loved loved this venue we chose for our wedding! It is such a beautiful area and had the "Old Florida" look we were going for. We held the ceremony outside on the lawn behind the lodge and had the reception in the terrace and lobby inside the lodge. Jodi did an awesome job as the site event coordinator as well as the chef. She was very responsive to e-mails and texts and she helped me not only with typical venue details, but also helped with suggestions on my day-of timeline and other little things I was unsure of. Her food was absolutely amazing!! We had steak medallions with caramelized onions & au jus, citrus herb chicken, bacon & brussels sprouts, green beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and a salad. It was all really good, but the steak was out of this world. I had people commenting on how amazing it was all that night and for a few days after!! The balsamic dressing was one of the best I've ever had too. The wait-staff and bar staff were all very attentive and so kind and professional.
We also blocked off the rooms at the lodge for family and friends to reserve. Most of the people staying there were there for both Friday and Saturday nights, which made it a fun getaway weekend for everyone. We moved up to the conference room upstairs off rooms 101 and 102 and got to catch up with everyone on Friday after the rehearsal dinner (which we held off-site) and after the reception. Because we had all the rooms reserved for guests at our party, they were okay with us staying up and hanging out much later than the reception went. The rooms are very nice and I just love the antique feel and there are no TV's, which I love since it encourages everyone to hang out. During the day, a lot of the guests that were staying on-site went on the boat ride or went swimming.
I would recommend this venue in a heartbeat. We and our guests had an awesome time and it all went just perfectly!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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K
Wedding:
12/28/2013
4.9/5.0
I must first apologize on how long it took me to provide my positive feedback on the services iof Asari Fletcher. She was flexible, offered good guidance, and was constantly professional and absolutely pleasant to deal with. This treatment began from day one and continued all the way through the event. The wedding party had the entire hotel the day of the wedding and just about every room the day before.

I have recommended Wakulla Springs Lodge to numerous people base on her treatment and performance.
I would like to add the the food was absolutely great. The service and interaction by every single employee we encountered was fantastic and every employee made us feel welcome. This was a one in a lifetime event for my daughter and we were treated as such by Asari and every other employee no matter how brief the interaction. This ranged from a simple request, to breakfast or an item at the snack bar, to the planning and actual wedding and reception.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Wakulla Springs Lodge is a beautiful setting for a wedding. The staff was very helpful and courteous throughout the event. I highly recommend this facility.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
Amazing venue for a wedding! The staff were helpful and provided quality service!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Halie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
3.9/5.0
The Lodge was a beautiful place for our wedding, and we were definitely glad we chose this location. The staff we decent, but not over and above or anything. I think the "wedding coordinator" there was pretty new, because when we would ask her questions, she never seemed to really know the answer, but instead would always just say she'd have to get back to us on it... Overall, we were still very happy with the venue, and how everything turned out.

Only big downside is that you *must* use their catering services. I was definitely a budget bride, and this wasn't the most budget friendly catering I could have found. Wish we would have been able to bring in outside catering services, but other than that, it was gorgeous!
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/30/2013
4.8/5.0
The staff was very friendly and kind.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Cheryl
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.9/5.0
I had my wedding reception at Wakulla Springs Lodge after having my wedding on nearby Shell Point Beach. The reception was on the glass terrace and it was beautiful watching the sunset over the springs. The food was amazing! Everyone complemented me on how wonderful the food was. We had a buffet and they kept the dishes fill until everyone had what they want, which included firsts, seconds, and thirds. The wait staff was excellent and so helpful before, during and after the reception. They helped set-up and take down my decorations so I didn't have to worry about a thing. Ms. Fletcher, the event coordinator for the Lodge, was extremely helpful with any questions and requests. Although it seemed expensive at the time I was writing the check, the overall cost was a good value. My package included food, drinks, tables, chairs, plates, glasses, silverware, wait staff, additional staff and a room in the lodge to change for the event and stay for the night. I would love to have any future events here. I had an excellent time with great memories.
Services Used: Catering, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Good venue. Our only problem was that event coordinators kept changing and we had to start over each time. But once Asari came on board, we felt she met our needs.
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Mary Jean
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased and happy with all my wedding planning and services! The lodge was so welcoming, flexible with my requests to arrange seating in the main lobby, and we basically were allowed to just relax and take over the hotel lobby and reception area after our reception was winding down. The setting is so unique, and perfectly matched our romantic, "old school" wedding style.It was our second marriage, but my first wedding. Asari and the staff made me feel as though being an older bride was perfectly natural, and made our entire weekend special. They treated us, our wedding party, family and guests like VIPS. They arranged and served a wonderful rehearsal dinner in their private party room Friday night for about 25 guests, and the food was excellent with a great menu options.The reception catering and service was also excellent- we had hot and cold Hors D'oeuvres passed among the guests ( the spring rolls were home made and divine) while the reception buffet was set out. The bar service was great-wine and beer, and the acoustics, beauty of the lodge, and open spaces made it feel very elegant and grand.I especially loved spending time in the lobby with our out of town family and guests- dancing with nieces and nephews, chatting with friends. It was perfect for all ages. The best part was the very good pricing for rooms, and wedding location services. I couldn't have been more pleased or happy with our entire stay. Oh-pictures were gorgeous , and the manatee's kept everyone entertained-from toddlers to seniors. It was perfect.I highly recommend the lodge for a beautiful and unique wedding venue.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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pelagicpug
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Very nice place for a small ceremony on the patio overlooking the springs.
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TallahasseeWife
Wedding:
2/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Wakulla Springs Lodge is a beautiful, well maintained Spanish style lodge built in the 1930s. They have gorgeous areas indoors and out for a ceremony, and are very flexible about setting up last minute if there are weather concerns. There is room for about 100 guests in the reception area. It was really nice to have the ceremony, reception, lodging, and weekend activities all in one place. The staff is amazing, and their prices can't be beat. There is a curfew for the end of the party(so the dj had to stop), but the staff let us sit around the tables, talking and drinking wine, until the wee hours off the morning. I could not say better things about Wakulla; they made our wedding day so enjoyable!
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