Willows Rest on MainTake a step back in time at Willows Rest, to experience an iconic time in a historical Queen Ann Victorian mansion. A special place for your special day! Make a memory you won't soon forget! Please give us a call to discuss your needs and wants!
Willows Rest on Main
1902 Queen Anne Victorian mansion that has been lovingly restored, maintained and made ready for your special event.
Willows Rest is in the heart of downtown Alachua, she is a stately 1902 Queen Victorian Mansion, sitting comfortably tucked away in Alachua’s historical district nestled among the Grand oaks in this quaint small town outside of Gainesville.She will rise up to greet you as you come near, we try to embody the legend of the 19th century while offering all the conveniences and comforts of 21st century amenities. The old and new are seamlessly blended together for an aesthetic delight . When you step inside you will feel as though you have been transported back in time, to a quieter, gentler time.
Teatime Tranquility & Treasures Tea Shoppe occupies the ground floor where one can come sit and have a freshly brewed cup of specialty tea just for you. The gentle tranquil setting will give you a moment to take a breath..., while you take in all the sights and wonderful fragrances of freshly baked pastries, soups, and quiche.
Once inside you can ascend the grand staircase among the Master Craftsman's special carved work and enter the Library where you can take a seat on the loveseat to read or just enjoy your tea The books beckon you to pick them up, from poetry, mystery, or romances they have them all to enjoy. if you are looking for a special unique gift you will find them in the Aspen Boutique. You will get lost in the antiques, and one of a kind items. Most all the teacups and teapots throughout the mansion are for sale for your special someone.
Willows Rest also offers this beautiful home to become the site of your dream wedding or special event.
Willows Rest can become the place your dreams come true as your Wedding venue! We offer complete packages encompassing our lush beautiful gardens with a trickling waterfall and a beautiful Gazebo. There is a stately old Magnolia tree, wrap around porches and a large veranda that can be used to make your dreams come to life. We also provide an Event Director included in any of our packages, She will listen to your wants and needs and to make them just as you want. Included in our packages you will find y we have a beautiful Brides suite for the special lady of the day along with her bridesmaids to prepare for the day. Teatime will also pamper the bridal party by serving them High tea to enjoy together. We didn't forget the Groom and his Grooms men They can also celebrate together as they prepare for the ceremony. The rooms are separate and have different entrances so the groom will only see his bride as she descends the grand staircases. Everyone here at Willows Rest is determined to make sure everything will make this a magical experience for you and your loved ones.
Please call for more information and to discuss your special day! 561-452-1278