Blessed Brides

A guide to local churches for your First Coast wedding


St. Francis In-The-Field Episcopal Church

St. Francis is an Episcopal parish on Palm Valley Road near the Nocatee community. The church is situated amongst greenery, picnic benches and trees. Led by the Rev. Michael Ellis and Deacon Linda Rosengren, St. Francis’ Hope Pavilion is a barn-style venue for weddings within an "Old Florida" nature spot. The Pavilion offers couples a peaceful, natural and elegant setting for a wedding ceremony with garden trails, a lazy porch and fire pit. St. Francis is located at 895 Palm Valley Road in Ponte Vedra; for more information - visit or call (904) 615-2130.

Ocean Park Baptist Church

Established in 1955, Ocean Park Baptist Church is located just a few miles away from the beach on a small plot of land near Huguenot Park, which means couples can get married at the church and hold a reception on the beach. Those interested in a wedding ceremony can contact the church at (904) 249-5457 or visit Ocean Park Baptist Church is located at 402 16th Ave. S. in Jacksonville Beach.

St John Paul II Catholic Church

Located in Ponte Vedra near The Palms at Nocatee, St. John Paul II Catholic Church could be the place to go to say, "I do." The church, which is located on a spacious campus with nature surrounding it, only services Catholic weddings. Call (904) 330-0153, email or visit for more information.

Amore Wedding Chapel

The Amore Wedding Chapel located within the Lightner Museum building features an elegant light pink interior, white pews and orange stained glass. Access to the chapel is part of a package offered by The Wedding Authority that includes a ceremony director, greenery, candelabras and traditional wedding music. Additionally, couples can choose from a list of ministers or notaries to choose from to preside over the wedding. For more information on pricing, contact (904) 826-0166, email or visit The Wedding Authority is located at 75 King St. in St. Augustine.

Christwalk Church

Christwalk Church, located at 2920 Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach, is pastored by Dr. Jim Chamberlain. The nondenominational church is located behind large oak trees on a field of grass; the interior is spacious and modern. For more information on wedding opportunities, visit, call (904) 261-7120 or email

First United Methodist Church of St. Augustine

First United Methodist Church, located at 118 King St. in St. Augustine, is pastored by Dr. Pat Turner-Sharpton. The church is situated amongst palm trees on the corner of King and Riberia streets. The interior of the building features wood floors and painted glass windows - an alluring setting for couples seeking to tie the knot. Contact the church at (904) 829-3459 or email for more information.

First Baptist Church Ponte Vedra Beach

First Baptist Church Ponte Vedra Beach meets in the historic Palm Valley Community Center, located at 148 Canal Blvd. The church, pastored by Bob Loy, is situated amongst a natural setting with palm trees included. For more information on wedding opportunities and more, visit or call (904) 285-7344.

Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach started 60 years ago as a neighborhood church and has since grown from a small mission station to one the largest worship centers in the area. The church is located at 400 San Juan Drive. Couples seeking a marriage ceremony should call (904) 285-6127 for more information.

Trinity Parish

Established in 1821, Trinity Parish is the oldest Protestant church in Florida. Its first service was held June 30, 1831. The church features 28 stained glass windows that each form a mosaic of color designed to accentuate a serene atmosphere. Trinity Parish is located at 215 St. George St. in St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 824-2876 or visit

Crosswater Community Church

Pastored by Jack Millwood, Crosswater is a nondenominational church positioned in front of Ponte Vedra High School and Davis Park on a large plot of land. For information on wedding ceremonies, contact (904) 824-9800 or visit Crosswater Community Church is located at 211 David Park Road in Ponte Vedra.