Have you been scouring the internet for the very best wedding venue? Finding the perfect wedding venue is like finding the glue that sticks all of the different elements of your wedding together. The wedding dress, the bridal party, the wedding cake, and decorations, will all look the part when presented at the ideal wedding location.
Are you planning your dream day around Gainesville, Florida and are looking for a beautiful location for your wedding that won’t eat into most of your wedding budget? Then stop right here as you have found it!
In this article, I will be discussing the Austin Cary Forest Campus based in Gainesville, Florida, a popular wedding venue in the area. I will go into details about its location, and the different rooms available to hire for your wedding day. Not only that, but in case you are a little unsure about which venue you should choose, I will also include a list of reasons as to why the Austin Cary Forest Campus would be the ideal wedding location and much more. Stay tuned!
How The Austin Cary Forest Campus Got Its Name
The Austin Cary Forest Campus is a University of Florida school of forest resources and conservation made up of four buildings including the education building, the stern learning center conference room, the stern learning center classroom, and the teaching pavilion. The campus is based on NE Waldo Road in Gainesville, Florida – a centrical location that makes it easy to get to.
Austin Cary (born 31st of July 1865) was a forestry pioneer that worked hard alongside forestry schools and organizations and helped to develop some of the knowledge we have today about the great outdoors. He took his forestry studies to different countries around Europe and various states in the US, often lecturing about forestry to students as he traveled. The Austin Cary Forest Campus has been dedicated in his name in remembrance of his hard work and contributions to society.
Reserve The Austin Cary Forest Campus For Your Wedding
Are you toying between a few venues for your big day? Then don’t forget to include the Austin Cary Forest Campus onto your list. You may be wondering, however, what makes this venue so special? Take a look at the reasons below why it would be the perfect choice for your wedding day.
The Austin Cary Forest Campus has multiple rooms up for hire for your wedding day. You can choose between the Stern learning center conference room, the stern learning center classroom, and the educational building for the background to your wedding.
The rooms in the Austin Cary Forest Campus come equipped with tables and chairs, helping you to save money on expensive rental equipment. Isn’t that a load off?
Don’t like the idea of being cooped up indoors on your wedding day? Not to worry, there is nothing that will help you relax and calm your nerves better than listening to the blissful sounds of wildlife at the Austin Cary Forest. The forest also contains a lake that is an awesome location for the most picturesque and romantic wedding photos.
The on-site pavilion is a fantastic open space that is ideal for an outdoor ceremony or even for a late night boogie should you wish to enjoy the whole event outdoors.
Choose Your Space
Now that you have had a closer look at the Austin Cary Forest Campus, I am sure you are dying to pick up the phone to start discussing your options. Take a look at the following information that will give you an inside peek at some of the spaces on-site so that you can choose a room (or two) that will best match your day and the theme you have in mind.
Stern Learning Center Conference Room
The conference room is a large, wide open space with beautiful clerestory glass windows that help natural light pour in and make for the most gorgeous photos on your wedding day. The conference room gives you access to the kitchen, porch, library, and gallery.
The space comes with the following equipment to make organizing your day that little bit easier:
- Tables and chairs
All of this equipment make the conference room an ideal location for a ceremony or a reception.
Stern Learning Center Classroom
The classroom is a good sized room ideal for 30 guests, with large windows that let in plenty of natural light. The room contains the following equipment:
- Tables and chairs
- Wall-mounted monitor
The education building is made up of two joining buildings that are ideal for 20 guests. The room contains impressive artifacts that tell the tale of Florida’s forestry and give the room that perfect rustic touch. The room includes the use of a small deck and teaching pavilion.