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St. Simons Lighthouse | St. Simons Wedding Venue

St. Simons Lighthouse Heritage Center WeddingAnna and Spencer  

There are so many gorgeous places to have weddings on St. Simons Island.  One of the favorites among brides and locals alike is the Lighthouse and the A.W. Jones Heritage Center.  Having your wedding at one of the area’s most notable landmarks can inspire your theme and images.  With it being right at the water, you are able to get some really wonderful pictures that will last a lifetime.

If you are looking for a place that can host both your ceremony and wedding reception, this is a perfect venue.  You have the option of using the nearby gazebo, the porch of the Keeper’s House or even the beautiful brick DeLong Courtyard.  There are also lovely oak trees with the iconic Spanish moss that make for a memorable backdrop.

Wedding at St Simons Lighthouse Gazebo  Anna and Spencer
Wedding at the St Simons Lighthouse Keeper's House
Once Like A Spark

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 Brooke Roberts

Most couples opt to have their cocktail hours outside in the brick courtyard and on the surrounding porches facing the water.  Gauging the time of year, position of the sun and tide, you can get a gentle breeze that makes the  area very comfortable.  Buffets are set up in the foyer of the Heritage Center in front of the gift shop (tip:  serpentine tables make for a great, unique design and work well for double-sided buffets which get your guests fed quickly!).

Weddings at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St Simons Lighthouse

Weddings at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St Simons Lighthouse

Weddings at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St Simons Lighthouse

Realistically, the ballroom can fit up to 100 people comfortably with space for a dance floor.  Any overflow can be set up for guests to dine outside.   There is a stage that is the perfect focal point for your sweetheart or head table, cake table or DJ.

All in all, it’s a great venue in a wonderful area that has nearby hotels, making it convenient for your guests to actually walk to the wedding ceremony and reception.  You can bring in your own caterer and baker, which adds more flexibility for your planning.

Happy Planning!

Real St. Simons Lighthouse Wedding: Katie and Jordan

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Katie and Jordan’s wedding was an absolute blast.  I’ve never seen the entire male population of the guest list ditch their ties, surround the bride on the dance floor and serenade her to the Doobey Brothers.  It was a great party– filled with beautiful sentiment, great food and of course great music.

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One of my most favorite things of the day was Katie’s wedding dress. It was amazing!  The cut was perfect for her silhouette, and had these beautiful organza and silk flowers along the skirt.  On top of that, it was embellished with a beaded belt on the sweetheart neckline. It was absolutely delicious.

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st simons wedding reception venue lighthouse heritage center

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 Event Team

Wedding Planner/Producer: Cocktails + Details //Wedding Photographer:  Brooke Roberts Photography // Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  St. Simons Lighthouse/A.W. Jones Heritage Center // Catering, Wedding Cake:  Tasteful Temptations // Florist: Edward on St. Simons // DJ: Island Sound 

Annie + Mike :: Faith Chapel | St. Simons Lighthouse Wedding

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Annie + Mike’s wedding just a ridiculous amount of fun.  It all started on Jekyll Island at the beautiful, historic Faith Chapel where one of their friends serenaded them during the ceremony.  The look on Mike’s face as Annie walked to meet him at the altar was unforgettable.  Annie was every bit of the classic beauty and was absolutely glowing the entire day, thanks to Mike and the incomparable James Grella of Image Artisans, who did her hair and makeup.

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After the ceremony, the party began at A.W. Jones Heritage Center Museum on St. Simons Island.  Straton Hall knocked it out of the park with their champagne chicken and Heidi of Rosalee’s Flowery did a fantastic job of creating ambiance with fresh, citrus inspired flowers and hanging arrangements from the fixtures.  Island Sound had everyone on the dance floor all night—at the end of the night, they even went on to do an after party!

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(Love this shot of Annie’s mom enjoying her dance with her dad)

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Tony and Lisa Harrell were AMAZING to work with.  This was my first time with them, but I know it will not be the last.  They were so much fun and easy going—capturing all of the tender moments.  A wedding planner’s dream 🙂  They took Annie + Mike out the next morning for a Trash the Dress session that was done so elegantly:

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Emily + Scott | St. Simons Island Wedding Planner

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We had the pleasure of assisting Emily + Scott with their wedding at the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse and the Museum (the A.W. Jones Heritage Center).  It was a sweet and intimate gathering of family and friends—with great food provided by Straton Hall and music by Island Sound.  Emily + Scott originally met as “models” taking pictures for the neighborhood they lived in, The Woodlands of Athens.  I love that Emily says, “5 years have passed and we  are still drunk on each others love.”  That being said, I am so very impressed with how the photographers of Once Like A Spark captured the playfulness and romance between the two of them.

Congratulations, Emily + Scott!

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(I love that they chose to be married on the porch of the Keeper’s House at the St. Simons Lighthouse.  Another personal detail:  the same pastor that baptized Emily, was also the officiant to marry her to Scott)

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The family decided to do a “Biscuits at the Beach” brunch the next day—but not before Emily + Scott did a killer morning after shoot:

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