The Casa Monica Hotel
We cannot put into words the gratitude we have for everyone at Casa Monica. They were so amazing to work with. They bent over backwards making sure everything was perfect, even when weather 18 hours prior to the wedding forced us into hours of changes. Our day was unforgettable because of Linda, Courtney and Karen who put so much thought and energy into our wedding. The food was phenominal, we received so many compliments that it was the best food they've had at a wedding. Top notch! Thanks so much!!!
My Husband and I got Married at the Casa Monica Hotel April 26th 2013 - It was the perfect venue for our Wedding! We reached out to them to set up a meeting and met with Linda who showed us the ballrooms and the pool deck and we fell in love! Once the planning started we worked with Courtney on all the details! The Casa Monica Team and Courtney were HUGE life savers with our decor issue that popped up 3 days to the wedding! The Food was Fabulous and our guest commented on how AMAZING the food was! I would recommend anyone who is looking to get married in the St. Augustine area to get married here!
The BEST place to have a wedding!! The Sultan's pool deck is the best. Courtney was a pleasure to work with and the food is absolutely delicious!! Thanks!! Shaun and Steve
Linda and Courtney and the entire staff did a fabulous job. They paid great attention to detail and ensured that the day was a success.
It was extremely important to my husband and I to have our wedding in St. Augustine FL. The historic city was my late mothers favorite and it was important for us to have the wedding there in her honor :)
The Casa Monica was wonderful to work with for the most part.. Our wedding was more beautiful than we could have ever dreamed of!!!
Absolutely the best place for a reception!!!! The food was amazing, room was perfect, everything was perfect!!!! I cannot say enough good things. Our wedding day was the most perfect day and Casa Monica helped make the day amazing!!!!!
Several years ago my now husband and I were in St Augustine for New Years and took a picture outside the Casa Monica and at the time I told him "coming to a theater near you in a few years"..I never dreamed we would actually get married there! The hotel itself is amazing. The ballrooms have character that allows for the convenience of a hotel without having the traditional boring ballroom with sliding wall feel. The decor is incredibly ornate and provides for a more boutique feel than the traditional corporate hotel. Everyone we worked with was responsive and professional and truly worked to meet our needs! Courtney was our wedding coordinator and took time to respond to my many long emails- making sure to answer any and all questions up until the last minute! The food was out of this world as was all of the staff that faciliated a smooth reception. Furthermore, after looking at numerous venues both in Orlando and St. Augustine, the Casa Monica was the only site that offered a full cocktail hour and 4 hour reception which I think made the difference in allowing my husband and I to have time to actually experience the reception (and eat!). We couldn't be happier with the way the reception went and definitely will be back to visit the hotel in the future!
I used the Casa Monica for our Rehearsal Dinner and for the catering at our reception on our Wedding Day. Their professionalism was outstanding and the food is amazing!
The Flagler Ballroom was gorgeous. All of our guests raved about the delicious food. This venue is a wonderful place to have a reception
We had our reception here & they were amazing! Everyone loved our food & the filet mignon was the best we ever had! Caroline was very helpful & flexible. They even made special plates for some guests who came two hours late! The Flagler ballroom was so beautiful we didn't even need decorations!
We stayed at the Casa Monica for the night before, the night of, and the night after our wedding. The hotel is so romantic, absolutely gorgeous and a fantastic setting for your photographer to get those once-in-a-lifetime shots. The staff was very professional and courteous, including the maintenance man who was trying to unclog our shower & sinks the day of our wedding! We had a corner room, which is smaller than a suite, but larger than a normal room and it was the perfect size for all of our gear, getting ready and for taking photos in the room. It is fairly pricey, but a wedding-night hotel, it was definitely worth it. My only complaint is the soundproofing - the hotel has jazz music playing on the room's CD player after they clean your room - apparently the room next to us never turned off their music, as we could hear it through the wall at any given hour! Our ceremony & dinner reception were both on St George Street just north of the square, so we were able to walk from the Casa Monica to our ceremony site (taking photos the whole way), then from our dinner reception back to the hotel without having to rent additional transportation. All in all, it was a great experience and a perfect hotel if you are getting married on/near the square.
Our reception was held in the Flagler ballroom. Erin and the rest of the staff were a joy to work with. Erin went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. The entire team was patient and accommodating. The hotel is beautiful and our guests raved about the food. I would highly recommend this venue.
My husband and I just got married on 4/10/2011 and it was the best party every! Erin and Caroline were AMAZING! I would not have changed a thing. And the food was AMAZING!! Can't wait to go back for our anniversary. I planned our wedding from SLC, UT and they made everything so easy. Thank you!
My husband and I had our honey moon at Casa Monica and we totally loved it!
We are in love with that hotel! The staff was wonderful from beginning to end and the restaurant 95 Cordova was out of this world! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable!
We definitely are considering Casa Monica for our anniversary next year!
My Husband and I were married in St. Augustine Florida on October 30, 2010. I went to school in St. Augustine but both my husband and I were currently living in Northern Virginia, When my husband proposed I told him I wanted to be married in St. Augustine because the town is so beautiful and Romantic and it still felt like home for me. We had our Wedding Reception at the Casa Monica for over 100 guest, The staff was very professional and helpful to my out of town guest. The ballroom was beautifully arranged and the food was unbelievable. My out of town guest are still raving about the reception. My Wedding coordinator Carolyn from the Casa Monica was such a sweetheart she was very attentive and help out a lot with in questions I had since I was planning my wedding from Northern Virginia. I would highly recommend the Casa Moncia Hotel
My reception in the Flagler Ballroom was beautiful. I loved every minute!
We rented this facility long distance. The events office kept us updated via e-mail and phone. They were so easy to work with and helped us walk through this totally new experience. When at the last minute it looked like rain they helped us scramble to get our reception inside and they did all the work. Everything was so perfect that it almost still feels like the best dream. The food was amazing, the room stunning and the employees and staff were so friendly and helpful. I could give you at least 20 examples of how amazing they were. I know we spent a lot of money but it was well worth every penny.Our friends and family say it's the best wedidng and reception they've ever been to, and much of that has to do with the Casa Monica.
The hotel is gorgeous; however I was not happy with the reception set-up. It was opposite of how we had drawn it out. The wedding party sat on the other side of the room from the dance floor. So, when we did our dance and toast, etc. we had to get up and separate the bridal party. It was akward. Most of the hotel staff were not very helpful. For instance, we asked if we could have a cart to bring in our luggage and we were told they we could not because there were a lot of people checking in. Other reception staff were not accomodating when I was asking for a special request to pay for a night of hotel for a guest.
I can't say enough about the Casa Monica Hotel. We had our reception outside at the Sultan's Pavilion by the pool. Our reception was like a dream. Walter, our banquet manager, made everything run smoothly and seamlessly. Megan, our coordinator, was so extremely helpful and great to work with throughout the entire planning process... responded to emails and calls quickly, and was cheerful and honest. The bellboys, valet staff, maid service staff, front desk staff... all the guests were impressed with every level of service at the hotel. It's 100% class all the way. Everyone was blown away by the quality of this venue.
Perfect location for a wedding and reception!!! They were incredible, so easy to work with and made everything so beautiful!!!! The food was probably the BEST wedding food I have EVER had. It was exactly like the tasting and what they serve at their restaurant. They had 2 other weddings there and made me feel like mine was the only important one that day! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!!!!!
We also had our rehearsal dinner there and it was JUST as perfect. The location was beautiful and again, delicious food!!!! Kind of on the pricey end, but totally worth it!!!!
Beautiful colonial style decore but terrible sound proof accomodations... not very much of a "quiet and relaxed atmosphere" experience.
The Casa Monica Hotel is such an enchanting place to get married! We are from Northern Virginia and our guests felt in love with the old charm of the venue! The hotel staff made us feel so special and were all very nice not only to us but also to our guests. We even had guest comment on how accommodating the staff was with regards to their special requests. The Casa Monica was also the perfect backdrop to the most amazing outdoor photographs!
GORGEOUS backdrop! Love this place!
Absolutely one of my favorite venues. I have done a handful of weddings here. We did one on the upper deck with a south beach theme focusing around the pool. Just beautiful! Breath taking.
Casa Monica is one of my favorite wedding locations for our clientele! The professional service and staff is superb!
The Casa Monica is simply the most unique and beautiful venue in St. Augustine, if not the entire state of Florida! We love working with Erin and the amazing staff of professionals in their event planning department. Ron B. Wilson Photography highly recommends The Casa Monica to anyone looking to hold their wedding or event at a breathtaking and romantic venue.
The Casa Monica Hotel is truly a breathtaking venue for your wedding and/or special event!
Over the years I have shot many weddings at the Casa and love this venue for the historical importance and elegance of the architecture. The staff are incredibly professional, keep things moving, and assure that your guests enjoy every hour of your wedding.
Casa Monica is the jewel of St. Augustine. The weddings I
have photographed there were beautiful, elegant, and truly unique. I love visiting every chance I am in town, the history and architecture...
Where do I begin? The Casa Monica Hotel and their staff is top notch! They are very accomodating to the vendors and that makes the experience so much better for the client. I have done Hundreds of wedding with them and always look forward to them when they are on my schedule! They are a great compliment for downtown St. Augustine!
Working with the Casa Monica is wonderful! The weddings are gorgeous and the service is amazing. Even as a vendor I get treated like a guest. The staff is always willing to help when I need it and the location is perfect!
Beautiful venue with top notch flair. We love working at this magnificent resort!
I am a wedding florist and photographer who has worked at the gorgeous Casa Monica venue on many occasions. Not only is it a beautiful facility with amazing accomodations,(after all, it is a Kessleer property!) the staff is exceptional! They continuously go out of there way to make sure your day is what you want it to be. Both of the ballroom facilities make my florals and decor look absolutely amazing! And there are so many areas in and around the hotel for awesome photography shoots. I would recommend the Casa Monica for any bride looking for a beautiful facility in the historic St Augustine area.
Breathtaking architecture, lush tropical gardens and flowing fountains with a Spanish and Moroccan flair all set in this historical setting. Built in 1888 and restored in 1999, the Casa Monica Hotel is a charming mixture of Spanish architecture and first class service. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and a recipient of the much-coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award, the Casa Monica Hotel is once again the very heart of St. Augustine, and a fitting location to celebrate your wedding day.
Rising out of the quaint downtown area, the 138-room Moorish Revival Castle boasts intricate balconies, an arched carriage entrance, hand painted Italian tile, five majestic tower suites and a red tile roof. Guests find themselves welcomed into the lobby of the Casa Monica Hotel by friendly staff and the warm, inviting ambiance of the furnishings and décor. Graceful Moorish columns frame the original artwork creating an intimate space for reading, resting, socializing and listening to the piano. History and romance come alive at the Casa Monica Hotel, providing a unique experience for those choosing the road less traveled. Guests who expect a memorable experience, more than a warm welcome and a fond farewell but all the special touches that create memories return to the Casa Monica Hotel time and time again.
We invite you and your guests to celebrate this memorable occasion by experiencing the first-class accommodations, fine cuisine, impeccable service and enchanting atmosphere that defines our stunning property. A sultan inspired wedding reception will find your guests lounging on oversized pillows and entertained by Moroccan dancers. The Casa Monica Hotel provides a wide variety of services and offerings to ensure that your wedding day is marked by style, elegance, and class.
The hotel offers three different locations to hold a wedding ceremony/reception. The largest of the two indoor ballrooms is the Casa Monica Ballroom, accommodating up to 220 guests. The smaller, more intimate of the two indoor ballrooms is the Flagler Ballroom, accommodating up to 120 guests. Our outdoor location is the Pool Deck and Sultan's Pavilion, accommodating up to 300 guests. All three locations are very unique in design and decor.
Enjoy an elegant reception in our stunning poolside Sultan’s Pavillon before an enviable exit down cobblestoned streets to your horse drawn carriage.
We have a variety of packages to choose from that all include a wedding specialist to guide you with their expert knowledge. Please take a moment to view the Casa Monica Website for more detailed information and to contact the wedding
We appreicate your consideration!
How many guests can be accommodated for a wedding reception at the Casa Monica Hotel?
Our rich setting affords you a wedding experience like no other. The Casa Monica Ballroom can accommodate up to 220 guests for a wedding event. Our Sultan's Pavilion and Pool Deck accommodates up to 175 for a sit-down dinner in a tented and outdoor setting. We have also added the Flagler Ballroom which can accommodate 120 people. Ask our Catering Sales Manager for more details specific to your individual wedding needs.
Do you do ceremonies on-site?
We would be honored to host your wedding ceremony and to provide you with the expertise of a team of accredited wedding ceremony coordination professionals. Our services and offerings range from on-site ceremony assistance to a full-service coordination effort including budget planning, vendor contract negotiation, and itinerary development. Please contact your Catering Sales Manager for details!
Are there churches nearby?
Yes! St. Augustine is home to some of the oldest, most historic and beautiful churches in the country - all within walking distance (or vintage car ride!) to the Casa Monica Hotel. You must contact them directly to determine eligibility and availability for your wedding ceremony. There are also several lovely outdoor gardens and ceremony sites very near the hotel. Ask for our St. Augustine Wedding Ceremony Guide for more details.
Do you offer a reduced rate for overnight rooms if we book our event there?
Based on availability we try to offer the lowest rate possible to you and your special guests. We encourage you to contact us about this as soon as your dates are determined as the hotel is most popular during weekends and tends to sell out on a regular basis. Our Catering Sales Manager will work with you to offer attractive room rates and options so that your guests can get the most out of attending your wedding in our historic city!
Is there a maximum amount of time that we can have the ballroom or pavilion space?
Generally most functions are booked in a four-hour time frame. However, you are certainly welcome to stay as long as the space is available. Keeping in mind that there is a maximum end time of 10:00 pm at all outdoor locations due to the county
noise ordinance, and all other areas are subject to a 1:00 am end time due to liquor laws.
Can you recommend wedding service providers such as florists, photographers, ministers, wedding cakes, etc?
Absolutely! We have assembled a selection of highly regarded and trusted wedding professionals to support and enhance your wedding day. Our catering department will share these contacts with you and make recommendations based on your individual wedding style. We do ask that you inform us of your choices in advance so that we are aware of all elements of your event on the wedding day.
s parking available for my guests?
Valet parking is available to both guests and non-guests of the hotel. Pre-purchase valet parking plans are also offered. Of course, there is plenty of parking on the side streets as well as two metered lots within one block of the hotel.
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