At The Peña-Peck House … Amazing Feasts Happen Here


Dinner in the Garden: Sustainable St. Augustine

The Woman’s Exchange fundraising efforts extend into the night in the ornamental garden at the historic Peña-Peck House. Memorable dinner events showcase the culinary talents of local chefs as well as the genius of regional musicians. Together, these professionals provide the foundation that allows participants to come together in a beautiful garden setting to share a special evening knowing their contributions directly help in The Woman’s Exchange mission of ‘Women Helping Women’.

Past Event: Gala Event - Dinner & Dancing Under the Nights of Lights

Stay tuned for 2023 date

We invite you to join us Monday, December 12, 2022 from 6 pm until 9 pm for a magical evening under the lights in our historic garden for our annual Nights of Lights Gala. We are especially excited to celebrate this year as it is the 130th year anniversary of The Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine.

This year promises to be better than ever! Your ticket includes cocktail hour, a multi-course dinner and wine pairing by the very talented Chef Michael Lugo and his amazing team, music from the always spectacular Ramona and The Riot plus a silent auction.

Tickets are selling fast and are available by clicking here, or by link at Dec 12th Dinner in the Garden Under the Nights of Lights — Michael's (

Upcoming Event: Breakfast with Santa (Stay tuned for 2023 date!)

We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 17th, 2022 at 8:30 am for our first annual Breakfast with Santa event. Though we know he is busy this time of year, Santa is taking a quick break to visit us for a fun-filled family breakfast. We are providing a full breakfast buffet, a photo op with Santa, shopping and arts and crafts in our beautiful garden.

Be sure to bring your wish lists and cameras as well as a small amount of money for gifts for Mom and Dad directly from the workshop in the North Pole.

Tickets can be purchased at

• Past Events: Nights of Vice 

• Past Events:  Gala Event - Dinner in the Garden Under the Nights of Lights


Proceeds from the events held at The Peña-Peck house are used to maintain and preserve the historic museum and fund educational scholarships awarded to women (in need) and over the age of 30 with a desire to return to the workforce.

Over the last 20 years we have donated over $150k in scholarship money. In 2021, the Woman’s Exchange proudly awarded 20 educational scholarships and continued to maintain the Peña-Peck House. Our members conducted over 100 tours of the house/museum educating the public about the history and beauty of the house built for the Royal Spanish Treasurer, Juan Estevan de Peña. Our members hosted two delightful dinner events in the Peña-Peck garden (within CDC guidelines) showcasing the culinary talents of local chefs as well as the genius of regional musicians. We have partnered with over 30 local artisans to share their talents and wares in our treasure-filled Woman’s Exchange (WEx) gift shop. In all, our very active members (163 strong) clocked in a total of well over 6000 volunteer hours to manage and maintain our obligations to the Peña-Peck House and to fund scholarships.