Whether for a gala sunset reception, or an intimate gathering surrounded by Gilded Age magnificence, the Flagler Museum offers a variety of wedding reception options. In our quest to maintain Henry Flagler’s legacy of extraordinary service, your location desires will be met to perfection at the effortlessly elegant and timeless Whitehall mansion.

OccasionsWebBadgeOn August 24, 1901, Henry Flagler married Mary Lily Kenan and the couple soon moved into their Palm Beach estate Whitehall. Whitehall was Flagler’s wedding present to his new bride, 75-room Beaux Arts palace was hailed in contemporary accounts as "More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world..."(New York Herald, 1902). Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark creating experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Whitehall offers a variety of grand spaces each filled with breathtaking 19th century splendor and enduring architectural details. Marble floors, painted ceilings, and crystal chandeliers impart a classic atmosphere. There are unique event spaces, including the Grand Hall with its grand double staircase, the West Room with its 27ft. ceilings, and the new Flagler Kenan Pavilion with its panoramic water views. Begin envisioning your perfect day by contacting the Member Services Manager.

Grand Hall

Entertain your guests in Gilded Age style with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres in the 4,800 square foot Grand Hall. Designed in the Beaux Arts style by famed architects Carrere & Hastings, Whitehall is an awe-inspiring work of art. The Grand Hall features a magnificent double staircase, dome ceiling paintings, opulent gold leif finishes, and marble throughout. The room is filled with objects and symbols that reflect the great traditions of art and literature in Western Civilization. The Grand hall's size and beauty make it perfect for large, elegant receptions.

During an event guests can explore the Museum’s first floor rooms, including the Library, Music Room, Dining Room, Ballroom, and Drawing Room, while Docents are available to answer any questions about the Museum, the collection, and its rich history. This experience alone will make your event stand above all the others.

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West Room

With its subdued tones and refined Mediterranean ambiance, the West Room is a perfect choice for your festivities. Originally used as the hotel’s dining room, the West Room is impressive in both  scale and appearance, combining dramatic lighting and superior acoustics with striking architectural features such as fully restored tile floors, stone sculpture, and decorative paintings. The West Room features a grand chandelier, a 27 ft vaulting ceiling, and adjoining Lake Room that opens into the terrace overlooking Lake Worth and the West Palm Beach skyline.


Flagler Kenan Pavilion

Opened in 2005, the Pavilion was designed to evoke the opulence and grandeur of a turn-of-the-century railway palace. The Flagler Kenan Pavilion is an ideal space for large functions. With its stunning panpramic views of Lake Worth, the Pavilion is the perfect setting for both formal dinners and large receptions and events.. A venue truly unlike any other you will find in South Florida ... or anywhere.

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Open to the sublime South Florida weather, the Courtyard’s tranquility is broken only by the gentle bubbling of the marble fountain, a 1902 copy of the famous Venus Fountain that graces the Boboli Gardens in Italy. The courtyard is the perfect space for both large and small receptions.


Wedding receptions at the Flagler Museum are a privilege of Membership at the Flagler Associate level. Event fees are separate and distinct from the Membership dues. The Museum provides an approved list of vendors including entertainment, photographers, florists, and the most sought-after caterers in Palm Beach.

Call the Member Event Coordinator for more information or to arrange a visit.