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Ponce de Leon Hotel

The glamour of a grand historic ballroom. The charm of an elegant Southern estate. The grace of a stately and contemporary art gallery. Flagler College presents four unique, show-stopping venues for your unforgettable day.

Once an exclusive and opulent playground for the world’s most privileged elite, the grounds of Flagler College today offer one of the most unique, most charming wedding and banquet facilities in the Southeast. The venues' versatility and elegance make them an ideal site for wedding receptions, galas, parties, and dinners. 

A steward of history and tradition, Flagler College has invested nearly $60 million to preserve our historic buildings. By holding your event at one of these venues, you will be supporting these efforts, as all wedding and special event rental fees go to Flagler College’s historic preservation fund.

Ponce de León Solarium

Ponce de Leon Solarium

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The newly restored Solarium offers one of the best views of historic downtown St. Augustine. The domed, sunlit main room overlooks the Courtyard as the Terraces offer views of Memorial Presbyterian Church, the town plaza, the Cathedral Basilica, the beaches, and the lighthouse.


  • Area: 4,367 sq. ft.
    • Main Room – 2,597 sq. ft.
    • Terraces -  1,770 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Capacity: 180
  • Dates Available: Late May through early August

Markland House

Originally built amidst an orange grove, Markland House is a spacious and refined estate home with all the charm of the Old South. Upon walking through the picket fence and up the front garden you meet a wrap-around porch surrounded by Greek revival style columns. This beautiful house is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers four beautifully furnished rooms perfect for any occasion. 

Blueprint of Markland HouseMarkland House
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  • Area: 2,452 sq. ft.
    • Pink Room - 420 sq. ft.
    • Yellow Room - 420 sq. ft.
    • Library - 775 sq. ft.
    • Dining Room - 837 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Capacity : 150 (when incorporating the Markland Lawn)
  • Dates Available: Late May through early August

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, as it stands today, is Joann Crisp-Ellert’s expanded former studio. The space is used to exhibit important cultural and historical exhibitions, as well as the work of national and international contemporary artists in order to expand student’s educational resources through interaction with working artists in today’s art world.  This two room venue has beautiful tiled floors, wood beam cathedral ceilings and an outdoor garden perfect for a small cocktail reception.

Blueprint of Crisp-Ellert Art MuseumCrisp-Ellert Art Museum
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  • Area: 1,774 sq ft.
    • North Gallery - 850 sq. ft.
    • West Gallery - 924 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Capacity: 125
  • Dates Available: Late May through early August
    • May – June, only the front lawn and garden of the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum may be rented for private events from 11a.m. to 10p.m. The Museum is available for guests to tour but food and beverages are not allowed inside during this time period due to an art exhibition.
    • Beginning July 1, private parties may be held inside the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Ponce de León Ballroom

Highlighting the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de León, the Ponce de León Ballroom is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture. The ballroom is surrounded by Tiffany stained glass windows, murals by George W. Maynard and lavishly carved wooden columns. 

This spectacular room is the largest of the three venues and has a high arching ceiling and hardwood floors. There is a kitchen area with a private entrance for caterers.

The 8,990 square-foot facility serves as a cocktail reception area for 400 guests and a dining salon for 300.

Ponce de Leon Ballroom BlueprintPonce Ballroom
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  • Area: 8,990 sq. ft.
    • Main Room - 3,390 sq. ft.
    • East Venido - 2,800 sq. ft.
    • West Venido - 2,800 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Capacity: 400
  • Dates Available: Late May through early August


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