6 Hot Venues in St. Augustine, Florida

6 Hot Venues in St. Augustine, Florida

By Anna Dunn, May 18, 2017

Comprised of traditional St. Augustine and classic Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida’s Historic Coast is a refreshingly contemporary gathering place. These six hot spots prove it.

1. Casa Monica Resort & Spa

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Built in the late 1880s, the AAA Four Diamond resort exudes Spanish and Moroccan charm, and no two of its 138 rooms are alike. The newly added Poseidon Spa can customize mini spa sessions during breakouts, and the Grand Bohemian Gallery accommodates up to 30 for receptions among works by local artists. The property has 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 3,500-sq.-ft. Casa Monica Ballroom.

2. St. Augustine Distillery

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This locally owned and operated distillery, opened in 2014, produces small-batch artisanal whiskey, rum, gin and vodka. Organize a complimentary group tour (with samples!) post-meeting, or make use of three on-site function spaces for up to 150 guests. Either choice is sure to lift participants’ spirits. Head upstairs to Ice Plant, a cozy, dimly lit restaurant with back-to-back bars that’s also ideal for intimate dinners.

3. The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

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This 30-room, retreat-ready inn of nine restored historic buildings is slated for an April opening. A heated pool, fire pits and a spot called The Well, with baristas serving custom-blend coffees in the morning and slinging regional cocktails at night, make for a cozy experience. For total privacy, groups can buy out the 1-acre property and make use of its on-site event lawn and amphitheater.

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