Kelly Farm

Favorite feature of the venue?
Barns are an enchanting place to hold a wedding and my favorite part of our barn venue is our unique garden with market lights. The garden softens the barn and adds to the enchanting feeling that a wedding day should have, while also allowing for events of anything between rustic and elegant styles.

What are your couples’ favorite features of the venue?

The outdoors, pond view and the hospitality. Experience a romantic sunset ceremony among romantic twinkling lights and then celebrate inside a rustic chic barn. A picture perfect beginning for your new life together.

Tell us a little about the venue? Is there a history or a cool story couples love to hear?
Since its completion in 2000, the 95 acre working farm and pastures of St. Augustine’s Kelly Farm has been home to horses, miniature donkeys and miniature horses among other wildlife. In 2006, the property also became where Vern and Nancy Kelly built their dream house. Just outside their window is the lush landscape of their beloved horses’ pastures and view of the barn specifically designed to match the architecture of their home. In 2020, Vern used his extensive experience as the original President of PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, builders of the TPC at Sawgrass, to renovate the original barn into an idealistic event venue. Thoughtful attention to details in function and style allows for the accommodation of a variety of events from large groups to small intimate gatherings.

What are the venue spaces? 
The Kelly Farm Events venue is flexible and can be configured in many different ways for various group sizes. Whether an intimate wedding ceremony, larger formal dinner reception, or corporate event – our space can cater to your unique style. Work with our team to design the perfect setup for your wedding, reunion party and/or other event.
95 acre private working farm with a lake, pastures, gazebo, and horses, 
Spacious rustic barn, newly renovated with all the modern amenities
Outdoor bar under roomy covered patio
Stylish Bridal Suite and handsome Grooms Lounge
Catering/prep style kitchen with stainless prep table/counter top, stainless steel deep sink, and ice machine.
Outdoor lit patio area with west facing trellis (beautiful sunsets) for wedding ceremonies. This beautiful space is also great for other smaller more intimate events and parties.
Folding chairs for wedding ceremonies or additional event seating
Cocktail tables
65″ Round tables and wooden folding chairs
Cake Table
6 ft. Buffet tables

What’s included in your packages?
We have package options ranging from small elopements to all-inclusive full weddings for up to 130 guests. All of our wedding packages include a professional in-house coordinator. Our most popular wedding packages always include the entire venue space including the barn, garden, courtyard and Gate House, as well as our custom farmhouse tables, chairs, bars and other venue wedding-day necessities. 

Are there any photo restrictions at the venue?
Please be respectful of the animals.

Do you have a Getting Ready room?
Stylish Bridal Suite and handsome Grooms Lounge

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

Please contact the venue for pricing

Who is the best person to contact for a viewing?
Joanne Dobbs, Venue/Operations Manager

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