Wedding at the Wakulla Springs Lodge

Wedding at the Wakulla Springs Lodge

The Wakulla Springs Lodge is located in the Wakulla Springs State Park. The Wakulla Springs Lodge befan in 1937, and is featured, along with the nearly 6,000 acre park and river, on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wakulla Springs is where the movie Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed. This vintage poster is found hanging in the Lodge lobby.

Wakulla Springs is where the movie Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed. This vintage poster is found hanging in the Lodge lobby.

Surrounded by nature, including canopies of oak, hickory and beech trees, the natural spring, 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.

Entrance into Wakulla Springs State Park will get you to the Wakulla Springs Lodge

Entrance into Wakulla Springs State Park will get you to the Wakulla Springs Lodge

On July 12, 2014, I had the privilege of officiating Greg and Bethany’s wedding at the Wakulla Springs Lodge. Greg and Bethany live in Gainesville, FL and loved the uniqueness of the Wakulla Springs Lodge for their wedding.

Old joe

Old Joe is an 11-foot alligator that lived in Wakulla Springs. He never harmed anyone. He was shot and killed in 1966 by a poacher. He “lives” on in the lobby of the Wakulla Springs Lodge.

Bethany and Greg, had an afternoon wedding ceremony outside under the gazebo which overlooks Wakulla Springs.

Gazebo where Greg and Bethany had their wedding ceremony

Gazebo where Greg and Bethany had their wedding ceremony

Their ceremony included personal vows, as well as, a sand ceremony.

Sand ceremony setup

Sand ceremony all setup

Greg and Beth pouring their individual sands together.  Photo by Vizuliz

Greg and Beth pouring their individual sands together. Photo by Vizuliz

Family and friends enjoyed the ceremony then immediately went to take a boat tour of the Wakulla Springs. After the boat tour they went back to the Lodge for a reception. Their wedding at the Wakulla Springs Lodge was great because all the guests could easily stay at the Lodge and make a little vacation out of it. A trip to the Wakulla Springs Lodge will give you a glimpse of old Florida and true southern beauty…..which it truly did for Greg and Bethany’s wedding.

Gregory and Bethany July 12 2014 Wakulla Springs Lodge

Photo by Vizuliz

Photo by Vizuliz

Photo by Vizuliz

Congratulations, Greg and Bethany!

Congratulations, Greg and Bethany!

 

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2 comments

  1. Michele Queen says:

    I would love to have a very small ceremony at your lodge. Do you have a justice of the peace for the nuptials? We live in St. Petersburg so we are both Florida residents.
    I was hoping for the 14th and 15th of November. What would be the deposit for the event and a Honeymoon suite and another room for my son?
    I can give a credit card as soon as you respond.
    Warm Regards,
    Michele Queen ? Keller Williams Realty cell 727-742-7822 michelequeenrealtor@gmail.com

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