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Flagler College's celebrated campus was built in 1888 as Hotel Ponce de Leon and has since thrived to become a staple in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. With a mix of historic and state-of-the-art classrooms, an 800 seat auditorium, growing athletic fields, and more, Flagler College would make an excellent host for summer camps, conferences, and celebrations.

  • Ponce de Leon Hall: National Historic Landmark
  • 47-acre campus with a 19-acre athletic field
  • 5 residence halls that may accommodate up to 1225 guests in double/triple occupancy
  • 4 miles from the Atlantic Ocean
  • On-Site Catering customized to your guest’s tastes

Between our multitude of exclusive venues and historic downtown St. Augustine, there are many exciting things to do within walking distance including museums, shopping, and plenty of entertainment for all ages. Then just a short drive to Anastasia Island for picturesque beaches and waterfront meal options. Hiking, Biking, State Parks & Forts, Tours, Distilleries, and Wineries - keep the fun coming!

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Ponce de León Hall

Ponce de Leon Hall
Ponce de Leon Hall

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, showstopping venues for your unforgettable day.

Once an exclusive and opulent playground for the world’s most privileged elite, the grounds of Flagler College today offers 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 León Solarium
Ponce de León Solarium

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 120, recommends 80-100
  • Dates Available: Throughout the Year on Pre-Selected Weekends and Mid-Week during Summer & Winter Months

Markland House

Markland House
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.

    • 150 outdoor ceremony
    • 60-72 seated indoor dinner
    • 30 indoor ceremony & seated dinner
    • 150 strolling indoor & outdoor reception- consider adding a tent!
  • Dates Available: Throughout the Year on Pre-Selected Weekends and Mid-Week during Summer & Winter Months

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
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.

  • Maximum Capacity:
    • 125 strolling reception
    • 80-90 seated dinner
    • 70 indoor ceremony
    • 140 outdoor ceremony
  • Dates Available: Mid-June through Early August and Late December through Early January

Ponce de León Ballroom

Ponce de León Ballroom
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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 
    • 400 strolling reception
    • 350 seated dinner with rental tables
    • 300 seated dinner with small dance floor
    • 250 seated dinner with large dance floor
  • Dates Available: May through Early August; Late December through Early January