So, you’re engaged! YAY! I cannot recommend Jacksonville, Florida enough for your wedding and wanted to compile a list of my absolutely favorite Jacksonville Wedding Venues that are beautiful, classic and coastal.
Jacksonville, Florida is a city rich in history, boasting a collection of iconic wedding venues that exude charm and timeless beauty. For couples seeking a wedding location with a touch of grandeur and character, Jacksonville offers a huge range of stunning venues that are classic, timeless, a little fancy, and beautiful at any time of year. In this blog post, we will showcase some of the most iconic wedding venues in Jacksonville, highlighting their unique features and why they are the perfect choice for couples seeking a memorable and elegant backdrop for their special day.
Nestled along the picturesque St. Johns River, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is one of my favorite Jacksonville wedding venues. Its historic garden, adorned with ancient oaks and vibrant flowers, create an ethereal setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The museum itself boasts elegant indoor spaces, perfect for intimate or larger gatherings. As a photographer, capturing the romance and beauty of couples amid the museum’s exquisite art collection and lush gardens is always SO much fun, and every one of my couples who gets married here absolutely adores their photos.
Situated in the charming Fort George Island, The Ribault Club offers a timeless and elegant setting for couples looking for a waterfront venue that’s got everything you need in-house. There is plenty of space upstairs for all the girls to get ready, the venue and rooms are white and easy to photograph in, and the ceremony options are endless. You can’t beat the sweeping views of the river and huge oak trees! Sunset is always stunning here.
The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island is a luxurious oceanfront resort that offers elegance and sophistication. The venue features stunning ocean views, lush greenery, and a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests. This venue is perfect for couples who want to host a grand, upscale wedding with a beachside charm. Not to mention there are tons of photo opportunities around the Ritz for portraits, bridal party, family photos, and everything in between. The staff here is top notch, so you and your family will be well taken care of.
Situated along the scenic St. Johns River, the Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club is an exclusive venue that offers a refined setting for a truly upscale wedding. Epping Forest is one of my favorites! This historic mansion has stunning riverfront views, manicured gardens, and luxurious interiors. The ballroom provides an elegant backdrop for your ceremony or reception. The club’s impeccable service and attention to detail ensure that every aspect of your wedding day is flawlessly executed. Couldn’t recommend this venue more!
For those of you dreaming of a luxurious seaside wedding, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is the epitome of refinement. Located in prestigious Ponte Vedra Beach, this resort offers breathtaking ocean views, a southern feel, and world-class amenities. Whether you choose to exchange vows on the beach or within one of their elegant ballrooms, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club provides a perfect setting for a high-end coastal wedding.
Jacksonville, Florida is home to many charming and historic wedding venues that are sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. As a photographer specializing in bright, airy, and film-inspired photography, I am passionate about capturing the beauty of these iconic Jacksonville wedding venues and the love shared by my couples on their wedding!
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