Gainesville, Florida’s Most Luxurious Wedding Venue: 1908 Grand

If you’re planning a wedding in Gainesville, Florida, you deserve a venue just as elegant and sophisticated as your love story. For weddings, receptions, and special events, there is one incredible location that stands out among the rest.

1908 Grand is an iconic event space marked with grace, beauty, and endlessly stunning backdrops. Whether you’re planning an intimate event or a massive celebration, this venue is guaranteed to take your wedding day to the next level!

Say “I do” to your happily ever after at this historic building in the Sunshine State! From its traditional architecture to the inspired design, 1908 Grand is a breathtaking wedding venue that you just have to see to believe.

1908 Grand staircase and Floral by Garden and Grace Located in Gainesville, Florida


1908 Grand is a luxury wedding destination located in the heart of downtown Gainesville. With modern elegance and historic character, this venue is an absolute dream for classy couples.

Whether you’re searching for an outdoor event space or a gorgeous ballroom, you can rest knowing that they’ve got you covered. Flexible spaces and modern amenities make this building easy to decorate based on your unique vision.


Originally erected in the year 1908, this stunning venue is embedded in the rich history of Gainesville, Fl. After several decades of use as an active Masonic Lodge, the building was restored in 2020 under the leadership of Senator Keith Perry.

In addition to being utilized by local Freemasons, this expansive building was also used to house servicemen during World War II. While the space has changed quite a bit over the years, 1908 Grand has continued to serve those in the Gainesville community.

Bride standing in the lobby of the 1908 Grand located in Gainesville, Florida


One of our favorite things about 1908 Grand is the intentionality and elegance of its overall design. From its dazzling bridal suite to the grand ballroom, this entire venue will help to bring your luxurious vision to life.

Stunning chandeliers hung throughout the building just add to the sense of sophistication and grandeur. From the rich, hardwood floors to its massive windows, it’s impossible not to be inspired when you walk through their doors.

Amenities + Services

Exchanging vows at 1908 Grand means that you’ll have access to a whole host of perks! This event venue provides couples with two onsite dressing rooms, a built-in backlit onyx bar, and multiple options for wedding ceremonies.

While 1908 Grand does not have an exclusive catering team, your vendor of choice will have full access to their commercial kitchen. If you’re new to the area, feel free to check in with their team for the best vendor recommendations around!

Groom getting ready in the Groom's suite at 1908 Grand Wedding venue in Gainesville, Florida

Booking + Details

When booking 1908 Grand, couples have several versatile options based on their personal needs. From the outdoor patio to the upstairs ballroom, their highly professional team will work with you to find the perfect space!

On your big day, you will have full access to the venue and available street parking during the entire celebration. If you want a historic wedding venue that’s been restored to its original grandeur, we CANNOT recommend 1908 Grand enough! 

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1908 Grand – Florida’s Historic Wedding Venue



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Brooklyn Focus Photography

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