This backdrop mural originally painted by A E Backus, adds a touch of beauty and elegance to our Castle Wedding and Party Venue. The perfect place to celebrate your special occasion. Let us help you create memories to last a lifetime!
The perfect backdrop for amazing photographs. Our promise to you is to provide you with a sensational party, while staying within your budget. You can have an amazing wedding or party celebration and have your dreams come true, at our rental hall!
Our Historic Castle Party Venue is situated in a mansion atop one of the highest points along Florida's Treasure Coast, between Vero Beach and Fort Pierce. It was constructed in 1926 for a Bulgarian philharmonic director from New York at a cost of $86,000. The family lived in the home during the 20's and 30's. Throughout the following years, stories of intrigue , and legends of the rich and famous were associated with the graceful mansion party venue.
In the early 40's, the mansion was used by the Germans to communicate with submarines offshore, for the purpose of espionage. Silent film star Gloria Swanson owned the mansion in the middle 40's , where she rendezvoused with Joe Kennedy. Al Capone stopped at the mansion en route to his Miami home. In the late 40's the home was reinvented as an inn, known as The Pleasant View Inn, because of its hilltop view of the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. In the 50's the mansion was the site of a gambling casino and bar.
In the early 1990's the home was converted to the Treasure Coast Antique Mall in Fort Pierce, just south of Vero Beach, and drew antique lovers from across the United States.
In August of 2004, the mall was purchased by Vincent Lloyd, whose plans were to continue to operate the antique mall business. Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne made landfall in the area just a few short weeks later, causing extensive damage to the building. As a result a spectacular renovation of the entire building has taken place, setting the scene to one day become a stunning wedding/party/meeting venue. Although the building has been brought up to modern structural standards, the architectural lines of the home have been maintained.
During the process of removing old wall paneling, a beach scene mural spanning 30' was uncovered. The tropical scene depicted, is rumored to have been painted by A. E. Backus, a famous Fort Pierce artist, in exchange for his bar bill. Restoration of the heavily damaged mural , under the watchful eye of local artist R.L Davenport was completed.
This mural is truly one of the focal points of this magnificent mansion, and serves as a majestic backdrop for photographs of your party celebration. Situated on two magnificent acres, the sunset views are incredible from this hall available for rent!
The Castle is the perfect place for small, intimate weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, reunions, baby showers, business luncheons and meetings, classes, gatherings, etc. Reasonably priced to fit all budgets, let us surprise you and show you how affordable a party at our Castle can be!
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