The Historic Thomas Center Wins Couples’ Choice Award


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce that the Historic Thomas Center has been once again selected as a 2016 winner of’s Couples’ Choice Award. is one of the country’s most well-known wedding planning websites and 2016 marks the third year that the Historic Thomas Center has won this recognition.’s Couples’ Choice Awards recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals nationwide from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, winners of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards are determined by reviews that are posted by newlyweds.

Of the Historic Thomas Center, local brides said:

  • “The Thomas Center definitely has that wow factor!  We received many compliments from our guests on our choice of venue.”
  • “The staff at the Thomas Center was so helpful and easy to work with.  The wedding was easier to enjoy because of their attentiveness and wonderful customer service.”
  • “Staff went out of their way to provide me with so much more assistance than I ever would have guessed a venue representative would provide. . . ”
  • Guests felt as though they were “attending a fancy garden party at an estate.”
For more information or to make reservations, please contact Erica J. Chatman, CMP, facilities coordinator at the Historic Thomas Center at