The 840-mile beauty of Jacksonville, Florida features splendid nature parks and beautiful beaches, nature-filled waterways and charming public gardens, and interesting galleries and museums. The ‘River City by the Sea’ also has plenty of gorgeous venues for special events such as ceremonies, receptions, weddings and other events ranging from the historic Riverside House, once a church, and now the headquarters and home of the Junior League of Jacksonville to the 16,000 square foot industrial space of the Glass Factory, Jacksonville’s premier industrial, historic wedding and event venue.
1.6th Ave North
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Located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach only a block away from the Atlantic Ocean, 6th Avenue North is an elegant seaside event venue that offers soon-to-be-wed couples with a picture-perfect spot for an oceanside. Set against a beautiful coastal landscape which presents a spectacular backdrop for wedding photos, the site features huge expensive windows, exposed steel beams, polished concrete floors, and industrial style pendant lighting. Couples can choose from a variety of flexible event packages that enable the creation of an unforgettable event and include services such as catering and beverages, décor and design of the venue, event planning and management teams, sound and lighting equipment and more.
102 6th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: 407-529-4084
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Conveniently located in a historic two-story building at 927 Forsyth Street in downtown Jacksonville, 927 Events is a unique meeting and event venue that offer event solutions and full-service catering for both large and small corporate and private events. Catering for weddings from the comfortably casual to the truly elegant, 927 Events features exposed brick walls, hardware flooring, and loft-style windows that flood the space with natural light. Both floors of this historic building offer 10,000 square feet of split-level space and have custom-designed tiles, unique décor including one-of-a-kind sculptures, antiques, and other unusual memorabilia. Catering by 927 Events is available with the rental of the venue, as well as a dance floor, a state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and projection system, and plenty of secure, off-street parking.
927 W Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: 904-655-6603
3.Aetna Riverfront Weddings & Events
Aetna Riverfront Weddings and Events is a picturesque wedding venue situated on the banks of the St. Johns River with spectacular views of downtown Jacksonville. The beautiful venue offers several spaces with a luxurious Floridian style, including exquisitely manicured riverfront gardens and landscapes backed by the St. Johns River for outdoor ceremonies. The main event room is ideal for traditional outdoor ceremonies or cocktail receptions and features tall ceilings and large windows that look out over the river. Services offered include professional catering and event planning services, catering and beverage services, a bridal suite for the bride to get ready, lighting and sound equipment, and the setup and cleanup of the venue.
841 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: 904-591-9591
4.Bowing Oaks Plantation
Bowing Oaks Plantation is a rustic and charming Jacksonville-based venue that caters for special celebrations. The year-round venue is based in a beautifully restored 6,000 square-foot country barn with modern upgrades, including a large catering kitchen, two large dressing areas for the wedding party to use between events, and handicap-accessible restrooms. A climate-controlled ballroom accommodates up to 200 people and has electrical power for DJs and other entertainment vendors, and two outdoor ceremony sites include a magnificent oak tree and a covered pavilion for romantic and intimate ceremonies. Guest services range from recommendations on preferred vendors, approved wedding coordinators, liability insurance, and a one-hour rehearsal.
7743 Alphons Street, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Phone: 904-600-5172
5.Cedar Bay Retreat Riverfront Event & Outdoor Wedding Venue
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Cedar Bay Retreat is scenic shallow fish and wildlife estuary in North Jacksonville that offers a beautiful and natural location for a romantic wedding. The sanctuary features tall trees, lush green lawns, and tranquil ponds and lakes, creating a stunning backdrop for any special day along with several spaces such as a large covered porch and patio for outdoor functions. The Field can cater for up to 400 guests and can accommodate a tent or chairs if required; the concrete patio can host up to 100 people, and the covered porch is perfect for a cocktail reception for up to 60 people.
1030 Baisden Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218, Phone: 904-928-9000
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Coastal Occasions is a wedding planning company that has a vintage-inspired venue known as The Greenhouse Courtyard at Casa Bella Village that caters for special occasions, romantic ceremonies, and grand receptions. Located in Jacksonville Beach just a few blocks from the ocean, the exclusive, hidden gem features a banquet hall with a picturesque Tuscan garden feel, exposed wooden beams lined with fig vines and soft Italian lights. The romantic venue can accommodate up to 100 guests and services include a professional wedding planning and management team, linens, tables and chairs, a rehearsal dinner, a day-of coordinator and bridal beach yoga sessions.
510 Shetter Avenue, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: 904-887-8240
7.Deercreek Country Club
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Deercreek Country Club is a clubhouse-style venue located on an 18-hole golf course in Jacksonville that offers indoor and outdoor venues for ceremonies and receptions. Boasting picturesque views of the tranquil lake and surrounding nature preserve, the clubhouse is built in a colonial style and has been hosting guests with genuine southern hospitality for over 25 years. Beautifully manicured gardens with an arbor and brick-paved pathway are perfect for outdoor ceremonies, while an elegant, indoor ballroom can host up to 250 guests for grand dinner and dancing receptions of the couple's closest friends and family at their outdoor and indoor locations.
The full-service wedding venue that catering services and planning staff, as well as an in-house bar, linens, tables and chairs, the set-up and clean up of the venue and a bridal suite for the bride to get ready for the big day.
5903-1 Solomon Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32234, Phone: 904-289-9331
8.Diamond D Ranch Inc.
Diamond D Ranch, Inc., is a charming outdoor wedding venue that has been hosting weddings and other special events for over 60 years. Boasting gorgeous outdoor event spaces, which can be covered, including a rustic pavilion with beautiful lighting fixtures, chandeliers and barrel tables, the Diamond D Ranch can accommodate up to 200 seated guests for ceremonies and up to 1,000 wedding guests for receptions. The Diamond D Ranch also has an additional outdoor serving barn, along with bridal and groomsmen suites, and provides a variety of event services prior to and on their wedding day such as an onsite event coordinator, the setup and cleanup before, during and after the event, furniture, decor, drapery and arches and an onsite firepit.
645 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: 904-355-7584
9.Friday Musicale, Inc.
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Located in historic Riverside, Friday Musicale offers a unique setting for special events with two distinct venues, each boasting their exquisite character. Established in 1890, the building has two indoor venues adjacent to each other – The Auditorium and L'Engle Hall - that can be used independently or together. The Auditorium is an elegant 1930‘s Colonial Revival style auditorium that can accommodate up to 150 seated guests for dinner and dancing and 250 guests in theater-style seating. The Auditorium has a grand foyer, a full-service kitchen, backstage sitting areas, and performance stage with retractable 24-foot projection screen, sound system, and two concert grand pianos. L’Engle Hall can host up to 90 seated guests seated at tables with a dance floor and 150 guests in theater-style seating. Amenities in L’Engle Hall include a full kitchen, a podium with microphone and sound, tables and chairs, and a baby grand piano.
645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: 904-355-7584
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10.Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club
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Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country Club is an elegant wedding venue located on 1,000 acres of Florida woodland and marsh in Jacksonville with classic banquet spaces and outdoor facilities for special events. Built around a freshwater yacht basin with spectacular one-of-a-kind views, the club offers three areas for ceremonies and receptions, including the Harbour View Dining Room, a lovely patio and a covered veranda. The three spaces can be used together to accommodate up to 180 guests, or the dining room may be used alone for a party of 130 people. Services include a bridal suite for the bride to get ready, an in-house bar, the setup and cleanup of the venue, a dance floor, an altar and arches for the ceremonies.
1131 Queens Harbor Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225, Phone: 904-220-2118
11.Ramona Pavilion Ballroom
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Ramona Pavilion is a beautiful multi-Purpose rental facility with an elegant ballroom for receptions and other special occasions in downtown Jacksonville. Boasting a breathtaking cathedral roof that rises over 40 feet, the 8,000 square foot facility features a maple floor, a large stage and ample table seating for up to 1,200 guests. An outdoor area with a tranquil pond, a fountain and an arbor is available for ceremonies or cocktail receptions in the warmer summer months the venue offers a variety of packages to suit a range of budgets and tastes. Services include linens, tables, and chairs, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, a dance floor and recommendations on preferred vendors for catering and beverage services and more.
7166 Ramona Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205, Phone: 904-695-0978
Set on Fort George Island, the Ribault Club is a historic wedding set on a 100-acre waterfront parkland that offers the perfect locale for an unforgettable wedding. Built in 1928 as a retreat for the wealthy, the Ribault Club has been beautifully restored to provide a one-of-a-kind venue for romantic ceremonies and receptions. The Ribault Club’s waterfront location offers two outdoor sites from plush lawns with ocean views to the stunning waterfront, all of which can cater for up to 175 guests. The elegant mansion features a beautifully appointed ballroom and is ideal for indoor functions and receptions of up to 350 people and includes services such as a bridal suite for the bride to get ready, the setup and cleanup of the venue, and an event management and planning team to take care of all the details on the day.
11241 Fort George Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226, Phone: 904-251-1050
Riverside House is a historic facility that offers its facilities for special occasions and functions. Originally a church, and now the headquarters and home of the Junior League of Jacksonville, the venue features a reception hall and kitchen, an auditorium, and a boardroom, which can be transformed into any number of spaces for ceremonies or receptions of all sizes. Previously a church sanctuary, the hall features 91 balcony seats and 192 auditorium seats, a center aisle and a removable podium with a PA system and can accommodate up to 283 people. The reception hall can accommodate up to 140 seated guests for ceremonies and 125 for receptions and features a full-service catering kitchen for on-site food preparation. The venue also has a lovely bridal suite where the bride can get ready.
2165 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: 904-387-9927
14.Six Hundred King
Six Hundred King is a beautifully restored warehouse designed by Christina Karst in the heart of Jacksonville’s Arts District that is the perfect wedding venue and event space.
3008, 600 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: 904-521-6199
15.The Golf Club of Amelia Island
The Golf Club of Amelia Island is a private golf and country club located on one of the most picturesque barrier islands along the East Coast. Established in 1987, the Golf Club of Amelia Island features a wide range of facilities and amenities, including 18 holes of championship golf, an intimate beach club, an elegant clubhouse, tennis courts and a variety of dining options and banquet facilities. A preferred coastal wedding destination, club offers a range of first-class services to ensure an unforgettable day, including a team of wedding experts that seamlessly take care of every detail, onsite catering and beverage services with professional wait staff, designer décor and furnishings, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and a list of preferred vendors for extras like photography.
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034, Phone: 904-277-8015
16.The Keeler Property
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Set on a private estate, this picturesque property, the Keeler Property is a charming farm-style wedding venue that features a tranquil lake, a rustic red barn, and a covered bridge. Boasting a romantic, rural setting, the Keeler Property is centered around a 9,500 square-foot barn with large exposed wood doors that open onto a rolling field of blooming wildflowers. Ceremonies and receptions can be held in the barn, which can be decorated to suit any taste, next to the serene lake or in the field under a bright blue sky. Guest services with the rental of the venue include an on-site coordinator who works to maximize the use of the space and takes care of every detail, a bridal suite for the bride to get ready, lighting and sound equipment, and a list of preferred vendors for extras like photography.
17255 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32234, Phone: 904-574-4040
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17.The River Club
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Boasting beautiful views of the St. Johns River and downtown Jacksonville from the top two floors of the Wells Fargo Center, the River Club is a private dining club that is one of the city’s premier dining destinations. Founded in 1954, the club has a respected place in Jacksonville’s rich history and can be hired for one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies and receptions. The club features elegant interiors of warm woods, rich fabrics, and crystal chandeliers, and a grand staircase ascends to the Club’s second floor, making the perfect spot for special entrances and photographs. Award-winning catering and beverage services are provided by the club and can be enjoyed in one of two dining rooms accented with fine china, gleaming silverware, and sparkling crystal or private dining rooms with more than 13,000 square feet of dining space and spectacular panoramic views.
1 Independent Dr # 3500, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Phone: 904-354-1111
18.Winterbourne Inn on the St. Johns
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Winterbourne Inn on the St. Johns is a historic wedding venue in Orange Park that boasts romance and southern hospitality and offers a picturesque place to host a special occasion. The almost 150-year-old mansion is perfect for indoor receptions of dinner and dancing beneath crystal chandeliers and intricate detailing, while the waterfront lawn dotted with 300-year-old live oaks is ideal for romantic ceremonies or small cocktail parties for up to 100 guests against a backdrop of stunning river views. Winterbourne Inn is an all-inclusive venue and provides tables, chairs, linens, glassware, and flatware, as well as onsite catering and beverage services and professional wait staff.
2104 Winterbourne W, Orange Park, FL 32073, Phone: 904-264-2114
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The Club Continental is a vintage-style wedding venue set in Orange Park with stunning waterfront views of the St. Johns River. Hailed as one of the most romantic wedding venues in the area and boasting the feel of an exclusive resort, the Club Continental has several spaces for intimate ceremonies or grand receptions. Outdoor ceremonies and cocktail parties can take place in the dappled shade of 300-year-old oak trees covered in Spanish moss against a backdrop of river views, as well as next to the swimming pool or on the outdoor which is surrounded by manicured gardens. The historic mansion provides the perfect space for indoor dinner and dancing receptions with marble floors, soaring ceilings, and ornate arches. Additional guest services with the rental of the venue include a variety of packages, floral arrangements, a wedding cake and officiant, onsite catering and beverage services, the setup and clean-up of the site, and overnight accommodations for guests.
2143 Astor St, Orange Park, FL 32073, Phone: 800-877-6070
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20.Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club
The Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club is a private golf and country club designed for golf and tennis that offers several beautiful spaces for ceremonies and receptions. Located in Green Cove Springs south of Jacksonville, Magnolia Point makes every event a special one with first class catering and beverage services, a preferred list of vendors, and exceptional hospitality. Boasting scenic views of the pristine greens and fairways, the club has both an indoor and outdoor venue for ceremonies and receptions, along with experienced, friendly specialists assuring the exceed all expectations. The Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club also has a modern clubhouse with several dining options and a full-service bar where guests can relax before and after the event.
3670 Clubhouse Dr, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, Phone: 904-269-9276
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21.Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club
Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is a full-service private country club with beautifully appointed dining rooms and other spaces that cater for romantic ceremonies and grand receptions. In addition to elegant areas overlooking the scenic St. Johns River and charming formal English gardens, the Country Club offers a range of services, including award-winning catering and beverage services from an expert culinary team, professional event and wedding coordinators to provide effortless planning of all wedding day details, floral arrangements, and entertainment services. Other services include equipment rental, limousine and transportation services, event staff, photographers, wedding and groom’s cakes, and bridesmaids luncheons.
1830 Epping Forest Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32217, Phone: 904-739-7200
22.The Glass Factory
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Offering over 16,000 square feet of unique and flexible space, the Glass Factory is Jacksonville’s premier industrial, historic wedding and event venue. Commissioned by the Pittsburg Plate Glass company in 1936 and built by American architect Henry Klutho in the Prairie School style, the Glass Factory is an industrial space that can be transformed into a variety of magical spaces for all types of events. Amenities included with the rental of the venue include a bridal room with an en-suite bathroom and a lounge area, a dressing room for the groom and his wedding party with access to the main Factory Floor, a catering kitchen for food preparation, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.
601 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32204, Phone: 904-414-5277
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23.Old St. Andrews Church
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The former St. Andrew's Episcopal Church building, also known as Old St. Andrew's, is a historic building that was initially an Episcopal church and is now the headquarters of the Jacksonville Historical Society (JHS). The beautiful old building features historic Gothic architecture with intricate detailing, striking stained glass windows, a center aisle, and superb natural acoustics for any musical ensemble. The church building and surrounding lawns can be rented for weddings and other special celebrations with a capacity of up to 150 wedding guests and 80 for seated dinner-style receptions on the manicured lawn, which can accommodate tented receptions. Additional facilities and amenities include an electronic sound system, a Steinway Piano on site, modern restrooms, and décor including elegant Gothic mahogany chairs, pews, and tables.
314 Palmetto Street, Jacksonville 32202, Phone: 904-878-8122
24.Timuquana Country Club
Established in 1923, Timuquana Country Club is a private golf and country club in Jacksonville's Ortega neighborhood that has earned distinction as one of Florida’s premier private country clubs. Centered around an iconic Donald Ross-designed 18-hole golf course, the antebellum Clubhouse features fitness, tennis and family pool facilities, as well as first-class event spaces for special celebrations such as wedding ceremonies and receptions. Boasting beautiful views of the St. Johns River, the country club offers a range of services, including award-winning catering and beverage services, professional event and wedding coordinators, floral arrangements, and entertainment services.
4028 Timuquana Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210, Phone: 904-388-2664
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24 Best Jacksonville Wedding Venues
- 6th Ave North, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- 927 Events, Photo: Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
- Aetna Riverfront Weddings & Events, Photo: oksana_bondar/stock.adobe.com
- Bowing Oaks Plantation, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- Cedar Bay Retreat Riverfront Event & Outdoor Wedding Venue, Photo: Cedar Bay Retreat Riverfront Event & Outdoor Wedding Venue
- Coastal Occasions, Photo: Dasha Petrenko/stock.adobe.com
- Deercreek Country Club, Photo: Deercreek Country Club
- Diamond D Ranch Inc., Photo: malkovkosta/stock.adobe.com
- Friday Musicale, Inc., Photo: Friday Musicale, Inc.
- Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club, Photo: Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club
- Ramona Pavilion Ballroom, Photo: Ramona Pavilion Ballroom
- Ribault Club, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- Riverside House, Photo: shevtsovy/stock.adobe.com
- Six Hundred King, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Photo: MNStudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Keeler Property, Photo: The Keeler Property
- The River Club, Photo: The River Club
- Winterbourne Inn on the St. Johns, Photo: Winterbourne Inn on the St. Johns
- Club Continental, Photo: Club Continental
- Magnolia Point Golf & Country Club, Photo: iiievgeniy/stock.adobe.com
- Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Glass Factory, Photo: The Glass Factory
- Old St. Andrews Church, Photo: Juliya Kovshova/stock.adobe.com
- Timuquana Country Club, Photo: Nataliia/stock.adobe.com
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