The Glenn Venue

Favorite feature of the venue?
The views and the Southern hospitality.

What are your couples’ favorite features of the venue?

the same! 

Tell us a little about the venue? Is there a history or a cool story couples love to hear?
Glen Saint Mary Nurseries Company is one of the oldest family owned nurseries in northeast Florida and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. George Lindley Taber Sr founded the nursery in 1882 and began experimenting with a variety of fruit trees, including citrus. Little did he know that his legacy would persist 130 plus years as George L. Taber III and IV continue to grow landscape ornamental plants for the wholesale business, including the George L. Taber Azalea. Five generations of the Taber family call The Glen “home” and invite you to experience this heritage of family and the hospitality of this southern venue as you plan your special occasion.

The Mathis House was built in 1915 for a nursery manager, Mr Mathis and his family. This historic property is The Glen Venue’s main offering.

What are the venue spaces? 
The Mathis House, circa 1915, welcomes you. A perfect destination for your guests to celebrate a special occasion, outdoor wedding, family reunion, or a business day-retreat. For generations this historic home has offered the perfect setting for weddings, family celebrations, community events and business gatherings. Let us offer you an opportunity to entertain family and friends in the spirit of Old Florida, where inviting porches and beautiful natural surroundings beckon you to slow down and enjoy one another's company.

The Cabin at The Glen welcomes our couples! This cozy one bedroom, one bath cabin with efficiency kitchen brings the outdoors in and creates a tranquil retreat. Nestled on the edge of the woods, enjoy the secluded screened back porch with a cup of coffee in the morning. Also a great additional location for wedding day prep, this on-site cabin is convenient to the Mathis House and provides a relaxing, secluded space before and after the festivities.  

What’s included in your packages?
The Mathis House offers...beautiful locations for wedding ceremony expansive grounds to enjoy screened porch and adjoining large back deck large island kitchen for food preparation two open front rooms to accommodate a small group dining or meeting bride's dressing room groom's changing room use of the venue from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

The Cabin at The Glen welcomes you! This cozy one bedroom, one bath cabin with efficiency kitchen brings the outdoors in and creates a tranquil retreat. Nestled on the edge of the woods, enjoy the secluded screened back porch with a cup of coffee in the morning. Perfect for a weekend get-a-way, honeymoon, or anniversary celebration. Explore the area's rich history at this National Register of Historic Places or hike the rustic wooded trails near by that include part of the Old National Highway

Are there any photo restrictions at the venue?
No

Do you have a Getting Ready room?
Yes! 

How much can couples expect to pay on average at your venue?

Please contact for pricing

Who is the best person to contact for a viewing?
email: theglenvenue@gmail.com
Call: 904. 728. 1886




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