Event Venues



The Lazy Turtle Lodge is a private 10 acre wooded estate located on the Santa Fe River in North Central Florida between High Springs and Fort White, providing a beautiful “Old Florida” backdrop for weddings on the banks of the river.  The estate is nestled in a beautiful wooded hammock containing oaks, hickories, cypresses and lots of spanish moss. Wildlife includes deer, wild turkeys, turtles, otters, and an occasional fox and coyote. 

Set on the banks of the Santa Fe, a lush spring fed river that flows into the Ichetucknee and then the Suwanee River, the location provides great access for kayakking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming or merely watching the river go by.  The Lazy Turtle Lodge sits between Poe Springs and Ginny Springs – – …the perfect place to contemplate and enjoy nature and de-stress!

The vast back yard on the river bank can accommodate a large tent area and separate sitting area for the wedding ceremony. Space under the house can be used for cocktails, food prep and  food disbursement as well as dancing. 

Purchased in 2007 by Gator Alums Pam Smith and Lance Scott, the property included three trailers and a 28′ Cardinal RV Camper which have been converted to cozy, shabby chic river vacation rentals.  These can be booked direct or through Air BnB, FlipKey and VRBO. The main house, which is the fulltime residence of the owners, was built in 2011 and sits on stilts 12 feet off the ground, and is available to the wedding party.

Please call us at Celebrations Catering at 352-377-0787 for venue pricing at the Lazy Turtle Lodge!