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Monticello: A Wedding Destination of Charm and Beauty

By Jefferson County Economic Developement
Posted: May 7, 2019
Local Venues


Monticello is home to one of the most breathtaking places for a wedding. The beautiful city of Monticello offers architectural history-rich heritage, with many buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. As the third oldest city in the state of Florida, Monticello takes pride in preserving its heritage and providing its many visitors with an experience of old world charm in a bucolic setting.


There are several historic venues that make for a memorable wedding experience for both the happy couple and all of their guests. We talked with Katrina Richardson, Executive Director of the Jefferson County Tourist Development, to have her share with us some of the highlights for planning a Monticello wedding.

The John Denham Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian mansion built in 1872. The B&B is host to an idyllic setting in their terrace and garden as well as authentically decorated guest rooms, common rooms, and porches making this an exceptional destination for any wedding couple and their guests.

The Avera-Clarke House Bed & Breakfast is a quaint Victorian home built in 1890. They offer a private setting with access to their charming tea room, living room, and patio, as well as accommodating guests in their delightful guest rooms for an intimate destination wedding.

The Monticello Opera House is a unique setting for weddings amongst an active performing arts theater and staple of the city since 1890. There are a variety of versatile reception rooms that can be decorated any way one can imagine to tailor that special event. Begin the special day in the beautiful garden graced with a gazebo for an outdoor ceremony.

For a traditional ceremony, Monticello has many churches that can provide just the right ceremony to fulfill any couple’s preference. For a scrumptious and elegant wedding cake, there are two superb bakeries, Tupelo’s Bakery and Cafe and Carrie Ann & Co., waiting to whip up a creation to exceed your expectations.

And no wedding is complete without the natural beauty of flowers. Gellings Floral Designs has been creating exquisite bouquets and flower arrangements since 1934. Let them create a lasting impression for your dream wedding. Monticello’s lush, green rural scenery and trees draped with Spanish moss make for an unforgettable backdrop in wedding photographs that any couple will cherish for years to come.

Visit our Wedding section with an extensive list of Monticello’s talented resources with creative ideas to plan a special destination wedding. Monticello is a remarkable place for any special event with a wonderful collection of all the wedding essentials to create a most memorable day for any bride and groom to be.