Along the banks of the St. Johns River in St. Johns, Florida, sits the Marywood Retreat and Conference Center. Owned by the St. Augustine Catholic Diocese, the once-private residence was completely renovated into a fully functioning event and meeting destination. The property boasts a full kitchen, meeting rooms, offices, villas, and plenty of outdoor space for use during your stay. Whether hosting a wedding or a corporate retreat, the property provides a beautiful backdrop for your escape.
We were contacted by the management to add function, safety, and security to the outdoor areas and various buildings at night. With such a gorgeous property, the center and its guests will benefit immensely with landscape lighting making all the patios, decks, docks, and other outdoor areas desirable (and safe) for nighttime use.
Award-Winning St. Johns Outdoor Lighting Design
Our expert lighting team designed a custom landscape lighting system with a multi-phase installation plan for the entire property. From the pergola on the patio to the pavilion at the end of the dock on the St. Johns River, outdoor lighting has transformed the property into a nighttime sanctuary that is sure to become a favorite destination for special events.
Festive Outdoor Lounge Area
This outdoor lounging area features a pergola to provide a charming atmosphere and partial shade during the day. However, it also provided our team with the perfect opportunity to hang beloved festive lighting overhead. Our globe-shaped string lights add a touch of whimsy, a dash of nostalgia, and a whole lot of fun to any outdoor space.
Ornamental Bollard Lighting Adds Day and Nighttime Interest
The patio space features a stunning wide staircase for easy navigation to and from the other areas of the property. The wide-open space gave us an excellent opportunity to add bollard light fixtures that are not just lights, but statement pieces.
During the day, the waterlily carvings act as art, similar to a statue or sculpture. While at night, they enhance the magic with light and shadows dancing down the stairs and onto the lawn.
St. Johns River Dock Lighting
The dock on St. Johns River was completely rebuilt with a pavilion at the end for added function and sun protection. Water provides a place for tranquility and serenity, as well as plenty of nature to enjoy. With the addition of deck lights under the dock rails, the dock gains nighttime function too. There is nothing quite like taking a stroll by the water, and now this peaceful spot can be enjoyed after sunset!
The Sanctuary Shines at Night
Across the expanse of this property, we added uplights to the conference center and the sanctuary buildings, path lighting to the walkways and landscape beds, spot-lighted the myriad of gorgeous trees around the property, and installed dock lights in landscape walls. The resulting transformation has enhanced the desirability of Marywood’s outdoor event spaces. The property is a beautiful backdrop to the memories that are sure to be made, and the dazzling lights make those moments even more magical.
If you own a brick and mortar business and you have an outdoor space, you NEED outdoor lighting. When the weather is right, no one wants to be indoors if they don’t have to be. Call our team today to begin discussing a new outdoor lighting design for your business.
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