elegance is grand


From the moment you walk up the stairs and open the majestic double doors of the, you are met with a grand welcome. I had the pleasure of touring this beautiful historic two story venue with Kaitlyn, the Director of Events. Come with me as we look into the unique features of this one-of-a-kind venue in Historical Downtown Gainesville, Florida.

Front entrance photo of wedding venue 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida

History meets modern

One of the unique features of this venue is all the historical charm with renovated modern enhancements. As you walk into the Foyer, you are met with a beautiful staircase, and overhead a grand chandelier. The Foyer leads you to the downstairs cocktail hour hall that can also be used as a backup ceremony space in case of inclement weather. This even room features original hardwood floors, vintage chandeliers, and gorgeous natural light flooding.

The Ceremony Terrace is a beautiful paved space with a privacy fence, twinkle lights and large enough for multiple option set ups. This outdoor space can also be used as a spacious cocktail hour or intimate event space.

The venue allows outside catering and can even recommend their favorites. When you book your wedding, you will have the venue all to yourself with no concern of another wedding taking place on the same day. The average hourly rental is 6 hours.

Photo of wedding venue 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida
Grand entrance staircase photo of 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida
1908 Grand front entrance door photo in Historic Gainesville Florida
Side building photo of 1908 Grand wedding venue in Gainesville Florida
Entrance foyer chandelier in 1908 Grand wedding venue in Gainesville Florida
Outside gate in courtyard space of 1908 Grand wedding venue in Gainesville Florida
Outside light fixture at 1908 Grand wedding venue in Gainesville Florida
Outside courtyard of 1908 Grand wedding venue in Gainesville Florida

Upstairs Ballroom


As you walk up the double staircase, you can't help to notice the historic charm of the vintage windows and doorways. Step into the main ballroom to a grand room surrounded by windows, a sparkling chandeliers, and a main stage area. This ballroom has modern features as well including a built in backlit bar and a private DJ booth.

Upstairs grand staircase photo of 1908 Grand wedding and event venue in Gainesville Florida
Grand ballroom space of 1908 Grand wedding and event venue in Gainesville FL
Historic windows of wedding venue 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida
Historic staircase of wedding venue 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida
Wedding venue bar space in 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida

Getting ready spaces

The attention to detail in these spaces is a tribute to the care and experience this venue bestows. Get ready in style and luxury with velvet chairs and individual mirrors as well as a glamorous sitting area. The bridal suite is complete with a washroom perfect for keeping everyone is one space. The groom's room located upstairs away from the bridal suite, is a great space to sit back and relax, watch tv or have a drink at the bar.

Bridal suite mirrors and seating area at 1908 Grand wedding venue in Gainesville Florida
Figurine in bridal suite in wedding venue 1908 Grand in Gainesville Florida

Ready to book?


Here are the details


If you would love to learn more about hosting your wedding or event at this beautiful venue, reach out to the Director of Events Kaitlyn Aurilio.

Be sure to also check out their website to view their wedding ready 3D virtual tour.

Instagram: @1908grand

https://www.1908grand.com/

352-373-1908



Coming Next!


I hope you enjoyed our tour of this unique and historic venue option in Downtown Gainesville. This is only part two of our three-part venue feature, so stay tuned for next week's wedding venue!