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The Baughman Meditation Center

Want to “Tie the Knot” in a pristine natural environment with the sun setting over a gorgeous lake in Gainesville, FL? Consider the Baughman Center, a unique architectural cathedral on Lake Alice in Gainesville, FL.


Baughman Center

Inside the Baughman Center, Gainesville FL

Baughman Meditation Center
982 Museum Road 112548 Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 294-0049

This 96-seat, 2,000-square-foot structure incorporates gothic-influenced design, strategic placement, and environmentally appropriate materials overlooking the magnificent Lake Alice. Lake Alice is located on the University of Florida campus. It is a pristine home to alligators as well as many birds. At dusk, a colony of bats that roost in a nearby bat house emerges to feed on the insect life over the lake.

The Baughman Center is available to all members and friends of the university community for private meditation on weekdays and weddings and memorial services on the weekends.

The Baughman Center Outside

Outside of the Baughman Center, Gainesville FL

The Baughman Center is constructed out of Florida’s natural resources. The exterior walls are made of natural Florida cypress stained to reflect its natural surroundings, the roof system is fabricated of tongue-and-groove yellow pine and copper.

The front door is reminiscent of ancient gothic doorways and is comprised of maple with inlaid gothic patterns in cherry and an ornamental architrave of crenelated mahogany.

The only thing prettier than a bride on her wedding day might be the cathederal she gets married in. The Baughman center will make your special day even more special. 

Comments about: The Baughman Meditation Center

My friend got married at the baughman center last year and it was spectacular. It is a really quaint setting and the view of lake alice was beautiful.  Thanks for the article on it, very few people in Gainesville know about this unique place to get married in or even just visit.

By Michelle on 08-09-2008

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