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Casa Monica Hotel Review
Hand-stenciled Moorish columns and arches, handcrafted chandeliers, and gilded iron tables decorate the lobby of this late-1800s Flagler-era masterpiece. A retreat for the nation's wealthiest until the Great Depression put it out of business, it returned to its perch as St. Augustine's grande dame in 1999. The turrets, towers, and wrought-iron balconies offer a hint of what's inside. A complete renovation of the rooms was completed in 2012. The downtown location is within walking distance of many attractions. For an additional $30 per day (per guest room), you have access to the Serenata Beach Club in Ponte Vedra (7 miles away), which has three pools, private beach access, and beach-equipment rentals.
The wedding team at this grande dame hotel—a veritable Spanish-Moorish castle built in 1888—is adept at planning artful ceremonies and receptions. Think turrets, towers, and wrought-iron balconies outside, and columns and arches, hand-crafted chandeliers, and gilded iron tables within. Just imagine the photo possibilities. With St. Augustine's attractions a walk away and access to a beach club, there's plenty for you and your guests to do before and after the big day.
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