Weddings can be expensive, and one element that usually
takes a chunk of the budget is the venue. It’s also one of the first decisions that needs to be made, which can affect the décor, menu, and entertainment options available to you. To save you some time, we’ve hunted out ten of our favourite venues in Jacksonville:
1. The Hilltop Club
One of the most refined venues, with a variety of rooms
available that are suitable for both smaller weddings, and larger parties. The Hilltop’s unique old-world atmosphere makes it the perfect setting for your big day, and the mansion garden makes for great photo opportunities.
2. River City Brewing Company
Thought of as Jacksonville’s best kept secret, River
City Brewing Company offers one of the most unique sites for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Decorated with fine European antiquities, the beautiful banquet rooms overlook the serene St. John’s River and Downtown Skyline.
3. The Museum
If you’d prefer something a little less conventional,
then you should check out The Museum. With an air of sophistication, this venue will make your wedding stand out from the crowd! Surprise your guests by hosting your wedding in style at one of the most interesting venues in Florida.
4. The Keeler Property
A private country estate, The Keeler Property was discovered
by the owner when she was searching for her own one-of-a-kind wedding venue, and it was love at first sight. In awe of its natural beauty, she decided to turn this beautiful venue into something truly spectacular; a wedding venue in a beautifully unique setting
where you can make happy memories that will last a lifetime.
5. Jacksonville Marriott
If you have a lot of guests travelling to be with you
on your big day, you might want to have your wedding reception at a hotel that can accommodate them. Planning your wedding will also be a breeze with a Marriott Certified Wedding Planner helping you every step of the way.
6. The Hilliard Mansion
Tie the knot at one of the most breath-taking locations
Florida has to offer. From your walk down the aisle, to dancing the night away after you’ve said “I do”, this historical location will make guests feel at home and relaxed.
7. Cross Creek Ranch
This venue could easily be pictured in a glossy magazine.
There are two equally beautiful settings to choose from – The Carriage House Stable offers rustic country charm for up to 150 guests, while the French Country Inn offers classy surroundings for a more intimate celebration for up to 60 guests.
8. Ramona Pavilion Ballroom
A truly stunning and intimate venue that is situated
on acres of lush tree-covered property, here you get the best of both worlds – a lake-view wedding in a wooded setting. Ramona only host one wedding at a time, so your wedding party will have privacy and the undivided attention of their staff.
9. Aetna Riverfront Weddings & Events
Located in the Aetna Building on the Southbank of St.
John’s River, this wedding venue offers superb views of downtown Jacksonville. The second-floor dining room has emerald marble columns, natural marble walls and floors, high ceilings with skylights, and large windows with unobstructed views of the well-manicured
grounds and city skyline.
10. Bowing Oaks Plantation
This is an ideal indoor/outdoor wedding ceremony and
reception venue for a stylish country wedding. Couples can exchange vows in the covered ceremony pavilion, or say “I do” beneath a sprawling, ancient oak tree. The bridal party can prepare in the Dogwood Room, a dressing room featuring nine makeup stations,
a private bathroom, and a wet bar. The groom’s crew can make preparations and relax in the Billiard Room with leather sofas, an 80” flat-screen television, and a pool table.
11. Deercreek Country Club
If you are a perfectionist, with a keen eye for detail,
then Deercreek Country Club will be exactly what you’re looking for. For over 25 years, this venue has built a strong reputation for elegant ballroom settings, fine cuisine, impeccable service, and fantastic views. With a picturesque 18 hole golf course, the
colonial style clubhouse is warm and inviting.
12. 927 Events
From comfortably casual, to truly elegant, 927 Events
is located in downtown Jacksonville, and is the perfect venue for both large and small wedding celebrations. The historic two-storey building has many custom details that need to be seen to be appreciated, including exposed brick walls, loft-style windows,
hardware flooring and custom tile designs.
13. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
If you’re a nature and wildlife lover, and are looking
for somewhere that little bit different for your wedding, why not host your wedding at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens? The themed lights, shade trees, the scent of the vines and colourful flowers, not to mention the view of the Trout River itself, make this
a romantic setting for an outdoor wedding.
14. Mandarin Garden Club
The Mandarin Garden Club offers you amazing flexibility
for your wedding, allowing you to decide the catering, colours, flower arrangements and more for your reception. The historic exterior and modern interior, with a large wedding hall which accommodates up to 150 people and lets in plenty of natural light, make
this a charming venue to celebrate your special day.
15. Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
elegant museum on the banks of the St. John River offers an indoor and outdoor venue to celebrate your big day. The lower tier of the garden accommodates 200 people for the ceremony and rewards guests with an impressive view of the Jacksonville skyline, while
the Uible Loggia accommodates up to 80 seated guests and overlooks the beautiful gardens.
The museum also has its own, exclusive on-site
The Conference Centre at the Main Library
library might sound like an odd venue, but the conference centre at Jacksonville’s main library is a stellar place to celebrate your wedding. The centre has 20,000 square feet dedicated for special events and infuses the wedding proceedings with an air of
sophistication, as well as lending itself superbly to those all-important wedding photos.
17. Diamond D Ranch Inc
Diamond D Ranch is packed with rustic charm and, at the same time, is a romantic outdoor setting for a beautiful country wedding. The ceremony takes place nestled among the trees, with bench-style seating for the guests, and the reception is held under a barn-style
pavilion. The façade enables the bride to make a grand entrance, and the newly married couple to make the memorable befitting of the occasion.