For cocktail parties or standing events, we can accommodate up to 250 guests. We can comfortably seat up to 160 guests for dinner & dancing. As the courtyard and gardens are adaptable to many different seating situations & layouts, why not make an appointment to view the space and realize its potential? Contact us using the form below with your event details to receive a quote! Give us 24 hours to get back to you.
History of the Building
The Florida House Inn was built in 1857 and was used primarily as a railroad boarding house until the Civil War began when the Inn was taken over by Union soldiers. Following the war, Major Leddy and his wife purchased the Inn and began running the property as a hotel for travelers to the area. The Inn is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the state of Florida. The building was acquired and renovated in 2009 by the island's own Saltmarsh family. The Inn is run as a family owned and operated establishment.
Vintage, classic, timeless, chic…whatever you call it, the Florida House Inn’s property is gorgeous. Admire the interior of the house with its old pine floors, original parlor room, and The Mermaid Bar (originally a speak easy style pub). Sample our menu in the main dining room where the likes of the Vanderbilts and Carnegies hosted friends. Stroll along our antebellum style covered porches and courtyard gardens. No matter where you turn you'll realize, the Florida House Inn is an unforgettable venue for your special day. Dine, dance, and say “I do” beneath the stars. The Florida House Inn is the only hotel in Fernandina Beach to offer a beautiful private courtyard for weddings. The courtyard offers a beautiful iron mermaid fountain, string lighting, a 350 year old live oak tree and of course, the beautiful Inn as the backdrop. Have your wedding ceremony on our new side courtyard followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner service in our main courtyard gardens & then let the party begin! From an intimate affair with your immediate family to a larger, more lavish ceremony, let the staff at the Inn create your fairytale wedding! The Florida House Inn wedding specialists guide and support the bride and groom through every step of the planning process from flowers & décor, menu design to the overall feel that you wish to have the day of your wedding. Surround yourself with timeless glamour with an unforgettable wedding at the Florida House Inn. To inquire about hosting a wedding at Florida House Inn, please contact us using the following options.
WEDDINGS & EVENTS PHONE NUMBER (904) 491 3322 or contact us below.